Originally Posted by ChicagoG19
I really don't understand the Robin hate. He almost won the division his first year and had a bad second year. There have been plenty of marquee managers that do well in one city and are dismal in other cities. Most of the time, it's the players rather than the managers.
I agree, he is a respectable, classy guy that handles the media well. In the two years here, I have not heard any personnel issues with him and the players. With the number of coaches employed these days, a manager doesnt need to be a great teacher or strategist. The key is to have the right staff. I dont think Ventura is hiring the staff so if there is deficiency in those aspects, the blame should fall on the ones who hire the staff.