Originally Posted by RedsBaron
It worked pretty well with Sparky Anderson in 1970. The Orioles did okay with Earl Weaver and the Dodgers did okay with Walter Alston as well.
Yep. And what kind of players did these managers have? Many on here roll their eyes when Jack McKeon's name is mentioned (in any way, shape or form!), but he won a WS. I wonder if a manager might be an overrated job?
Put any man living or dead at the helm of Tampa Bay for instance and tell me that he can make the difference and win the division over Boston, NYY or even Toronto. And for that matter would it make that big of difference with the 2006 REDS? I might be going out on a limb by saying that a manager might have made a difference years ago. But today... not that much. Unless we are comparing the manager of the NYY vs. the manager of the Red Sox. Or we could even compare the managers of the REDS vs. the Pirates. So if Jerry Narron takes over the NYY's, would he have a winning record?