Originally Posted by Brutus
If the decision is done with the hope of winning more games, then whether it works should be considered. Saying the end result doesn't matter is basically a way of saying "my opinion is right regardless of the outcome."
Dusty's job is to win as many games as he can. That's the point of making decisions he does. Some of them might not always be the popular choice, but the outcome does matter.
There is a difference between outcomes in a large whole seaso mattering vs isolating 1 tiny example from a season.
Completely different example, but same process is we don't really think hitting with 20 in blackjack is the right decision if we happen to hit an ace?