Here is what Craig Calcaterra has to say about Dusty's in-game performance.
Respectfully, I think some Reds fans are so scarred by the crappy way that the Reds organization was run for so many years that they are afraid that getting rid of Dusty will be a return to that era. Guys, Dusty can't manage a team without talent either. He won 66 games his last year in Chicago and that is what he would have done if he managed our bad rosters earlier this century. This team has talent and, while Dusty deserves some credit, I think talent is the primary reason they won the division. Their starting pitching and bullpen was much better than anyone else in the division.
Dusty's in game management is just not strong enough to be the guy who I want to lead us over these next two or three crucial seasons.