Originally Posted by kittle42
None of you seem to be able to explain how, by this reasoning, managers do not matter one lick, and if that is so, why teams ever care who the manager is.
You haven't shown a manager makes a huge difference. Take Mattingly. He almost was canned when the Dodgers were in last. He wasn't and they went crazy. If he was fired, and the Dodgers got hot, it would be used as proof the manager makes all the difference in the world. But they kept him and they started winning and winning. Was he dumb and just got smart? It's the players that matter.as long as you have the team's respect, or if he just refuses to conform to team policy, firing a manager is the proverbial putting lipstick on a pig.