Re: The Value of Good Coaching
I've seen it first hand with TLR and Dave Duncan that coaching does matter. I know TLR will never get any love here but I feel he added to the A's and Cardinals about 5-10 extra wins a year. The way he used his bullpen, for example, was kind of different from what a lot of managers did. Instead of saving his closer for the 9th, often times he would bring closers in the 8th inning or a high leverage situation. For years, sabermatricians argued that managers should do that. TLR did do those things.
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