Re: Pros and Cons of Keeping Miley
We can all get off on Bob Boone since he was not successful with the Reds.
But if we can give him credit for one thing it is "preaching patience" to our hitters, and going for those "quality at-bats" (perhaps too much so). It sank in to some of the young hitters.
That patience was evident during the first few months of 2004, when the Reds led the NL in walks. Now our guys are out there swinging a borderline 2-0 pitches and what not. Is that Miley or Chambliss? Is it better now?
I don't want Boone back, but not all Boone was bad...
Managers do make a difference, but they cannot "work miracles" and must "fit" the team.