Originally Posted by fearofpopvol1
How much credit does he get for the players play on the field?
Considering how much respect he has in the clubhouse and considering no manager got there in 15 years, I don't think it's worth chancing it to find out.
The players love him. Shouldn't that be enough? Why bother risking it? I hate to beat a dead horse, but the Red Sox thought they were smart and fired Terry Francona for the same reason(s). They ended up with an inept manager that the entire clubhouse hated.
When you have a good thing, you shouldn't be messing with it.