Ok all of us arm-chair GM's. In light of the furor over the Narron contract extension my question is; how much impact do managers really have over the success of their team?
Can they help a little, but hurt a lot? Are they the key to success? Can they take the bad news bears and make them the 2007 World Series Reds Camps? Can they take the 1976 BRM and turn them into 2006 Royals?
Another aspect to this...what sort of managers style do you prefer? Screaming lunatic? The cool headed baseball guru? Stats-Deluxe? Micro Manager? The guy that justs lets them play but keeps a lid on the personal issues?
I'd ask that if you want to argue about Narron specifically, please do so in the two existing Narron contract threads.