Re: Dusty Baker Signs 2-Year Extension
Ron Washington has a very similar resume to Dusty Baker, "managing style" aside:
2 WS appearances to Dusty's 1
.535 Winning % to Dutsy's .525 (And Dusty managed the Cubs for 4 years)
Both have been given 2 year contract extensions through 2014
Neither have won a World Series
Dusty has managed in over 3x as many games, however.
Each manager and his respective team had a heartbreaking season, feeling like they were knocked out way too early. One could argue that Ron Washington "fails" as a manager because his teams can't win the big one, be he receives virtually no angst compared to what Dusty gets. In fact, he's gotten nothing but praise. Fingers are pointed at Hamilton cooling off, the Team "choking" to Oakland and Baltimore, etc.
There are only two seasons - Winter and Baseball.