Originally Posted by AtomicDumpling
Dusty does a great job as a clubhouse manager or an off-the-field manager in terms of handling personalities, motivating players and the like. Dusty is smart enough to allow Bryan Price to handle the pitching staff. But when it comes down to lineup construction and in-game management he is one of the worst in the business.
Great post. The fact that he didn't have LeCure up in the bullpen when Leake went out for his final inning was just unbelievably poor in-game management and a perfect microcosm of where Dusty fails again and again (and will continue to fail until eternity). LeCure should have been warmed up and ready to be inserted upon the first Giant hit of that inning. Just turrible.