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Old 09-28-2014, 02:44 PM
Location: Parts Unknown, Northern California
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Originally Posted by green_mariner View Post
Firing Dusty Baker = Worst mistake ever. Proof? Reds went from being contenders over the past few years to losing 86(possibly 87) games.
Nah, Dusty is no genius or great strategist. His managerial m.o. was to set an example of professional conduct and focus on the job, and get his players to respect him to the point where none of them want to let him down. If you already have champion caliber players, Dusty is a fine manager who will get out of their way and let them play, but also keep them concentrating on winning.

If the club is short of winning talent, Baker is not the sort who can win by getting everyone to play over their heads, or by outsmarting the opposition.

The Reds problem is their playing talent, not their management.
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