Originally Posted by spawn
What manager could've directed this team into contention? I hear a lot of blame of the manager, but no one has presented an option that they feel would've produced a different result.
I don't know about contention, but I think someone like Terry Francona could have gotten another 8-10 wins out of this team. However, the only thing such an outcome would have been good for is a lower draft pick, so I'm fine with letting Robin drive this party bus into a wall.