Re: Should Dusty Baker Receive an Extension?
Originally Posted by 757690
There has not been a single manager in the history of baseball who could win without talent. However, there have been plenty that have lost with talent.
No one, absolutely no one is saying that Baker is the reason why the Reds improved this season. What his supporters are saying is that this team, with the talent it had going into the season, and all of it's hardships, doesn't win 97 games without a manager as good as Dusty.
The Reds won 99 games with Dusty. He at least isn't an anchor when given a good team.
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