Originally Posted by big boy
He owned the division largely because of Albert Pujols et al.
Does anyone think TLR can somehow win more games than Dusty with the players on the Reds? If so, how would he do this? By batting the pitcher 8th? Look up the teams that TLR took to the World Series and you will find studs like Pujols, Rolen, Edmonds, and Holliday. The Reds have Votto.
I don't look at it as a matter of more games won, I'm a firm believer that the manager affects the W-L record much less than it is speculated. I think the appeal is his proven success in the post season no matter what team he manages