Re: Fangraphs Q&A with Hanigan
You can feel the baseball knowledge oozing out of him. It's no secret why Hanny's been able to maximize his talents. The guy knows the sport inside and out. Future manager for sure if he wants to be. Something about those catchers!
Also, I almost forgot about Dan O'Brien's boneheaded idea to make all the low-minor-leaguers take a strike before they swung. I'm a guy that thinks the take sign needs to be given a heck of a lot more than it is and I think guys should definitely take until they get a strike at times. However, you can't tell an entire team to always take until they get a strike or the other team will catch on to that and just start throwing meatballs down the middle on the first pitch. Which, if you listen to Hanigan, is exactly what happened. Dumb, dumb, dumb. Thinking back to having Bowden, O'Brien and Krivsky makes me appreciate Walter Jocketty that much more, and I already appreciate him greatly.