Originally Posted by Maldez
Dusty did not lose the playoffs in any way, shape or form. To think that a different manager (Chris Speier, Sparky Anderson, Walter Alston, whoever) could have "done something" to change the outcome is just a simple way of trying to explain away an ugly loss.
The thing I like most about Dusty is the way the players seem to enjoy playing for him. It's so rare to see a manager with an arm around one of his player's backs smiling but with Dusty you see it all the time. I hope he gets a nice contract extension and leads us to the World Series.
I'm going to disagree. Yeah, it's great the players love him and all but the man is completely hopeless in in-game adjustments. That's said, I don't necessarily think Dusty needs to be shown the door quite yet.
If there's anyone I want to see go, it's Jacoby. The offense needs a better approach at the plate and that's something I think a new hitting coach address.