Re: Should Dusty Baker Receive an Extension?
Originally Posted by Caveat Emperor
Cute. But, if not now, when? It isn't 1975 -- small market teams can't keep windows open forever in this day and age. By your logic, we could join the Cubs in the 100+ year wait club and it would be OK so long as the team consistently has winning seasons.
Regardless, any manager that doesn't win a championship is open to questions. There's no manager who will be insulated from criticism, and that's especially true of a manager who doesn't have a ring.
I'm a little confused, CE. Last summer, you were taking the stance the Reds should not trade Devin Mesoraco because small market clubs have to keep their farm systems stocked to compete. Now you seem to be suggesting that windows don't stay open for very long, hinting that the Reds should be doing everything they can to win now.
"No matter how good you are, you're going to lose one-third of your games. No matter how bad you are you're going to win one-third of your games. It's the other third that makes the difference." ~Tommy Lasorda