Originally Posted by kittle42
I would bet my life savings that managers who have experience as Sandberg does have fared better over time than those with none, just like in the rest of the working world. I'd love to get an interview with your company, please.
It's baseball, not real life. There are hundreds of thousands of people who could manage a baseball team based on moves that are considered "the book". The other stuff where your precious "experience" is required is knowing how to handle people and the ins and outs of a major league baseball clubhouse, for which Ventura's 15 year playing career, and history of a team leader make him quite qualified.
I do agree though, Mike Matheny needs to be replaced by Dave Martinez. They shouldn't even interview him. Just give him the job. He stands next to Joe Maddon every game, that should be good enough to figure he will be a great manager.
The Sox aren't in last place because of the manager.