Posted: 07/13/2014 4:27 PM
Yankee fan here, don't kill me lol
Just wanted to know everyone's opinions on your manager, Don Mattingly.
Posted: 07/13/2014 6:04 PM
Just the facts.
Posted: 07/14/2014 1:52 PM
Well he has made a whole lot less of the bizarre bunts he had when the previous bench coach was around. It was not just a standard fans mad at a too often bunting manager, but he would bunt straight up weird. I think that was in a large way Hillman's firing impetus.I think he may be underrrated strategically because of the bunting reputation. He still should stop the practice of restricting lefties to a leftie opponent when capable of handling anybody [Howell] or managing around a save, but every manager has to learn that I think. Occasionally he can make exploitable switches a superior strategist capitalizes on, but those are not a common occurrence and I only get mad at his decisions a few times.I would not make the same accusation regarding his thinking outside the box because he has certainly maximized roster flexibility.
Last edited 07/14/2014 2:07 PM by GameMusic
Posted: 07/14/2014 7:12 PM
GameMusic wrote: I would not make the same accusation regarding his thinking outside the box because he has certainly maximized roster flexibility.
I would not make the same accusation regarding his thinking outside the box because he has certainly maximized roster flexibility.
Posted: 07/15/2014 11:11 AM
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Posted: 07/15/2014 12:59 PM
I'd say right now he is average at best. He doesn't seem to be getting in his own why to much anymore, but he still makes some strange moves. I also think he can be a very good manager, I just think about the fact he has not managed at any other level.
Posted: 07/15/2014 11:57 PM
Posted: 07/16/2014 6:43 AM
Posted: 07/16/2014 11:07 AM
CactusDave wrote: MLB Managers are the LEAST impactful in game decision makers in all of sports. Most of the decisions that are made on that basis, could be made by many of us from our living rooms. Not very complicated to decide when to pinch hit, when to go to the bullpen etc. The back room stuff that nobody sees first-hand except a few in the media is where baseball managers earn their keep. I think Mattingly does a very good job there. He doesn't panic. He doesn't lose his cool like so many other reactionary types and the ball club as a whole seems to make good progress from spring to fall. Baseball is a marathon. It takes a special individual to make sure that the team doesn't get too high or too low based on temporary circumstances.
Posted: 07/16/2014 2:20 PM
There are many kinds of managers with various strengths and philosophies. And the Dodgers are a unique roster. I sure don't know how best to manage them. I doubt anyone here has ever hired a major league manager or won a game as one, but anyone can have an opinion. Ultimately, the managers who win are rated highly.
Posted: 07/16/2014 7:20 PM
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Posted: 07/18/2014 2:23 PM
Posted: 07/18/2014 7:21 PM
I've been reading message boards for years now. Every manager of a losing team, or a team with high expectations that is struggling at all, gets the same criticisms. I can set my watch to it. :)
Posted: 07/18/2014 7:39 PM
Posted: 07/19/2014 2:28 PM
Last edited 07/19/2014 2:29 PM by glenhaven
Posted: 07/19/2014 7:34 PM
DiggityDodger wrote: I've been reading message boards for years now. Every manager of a losing team, or a team with high expectations that is struggling at all, gets the same criticisms. I can set my watch to it. :)
Posted: 07/24/2014 9:30 AM
Posted: 07/30/2014 5:28 PM
Posted: 07/30/2014 8:59 PM
LongTimeBlue wrote: For a manager who is only in his third year at the helm I'd give him a B+. As for Bochy and LaRussa out managing him. You're talking about two guys with more than a decade and multiple teams of experience. Neither of them won much with there first teams. LaRussa with the White Sox made some noise but he underachieved with an Oakland team that should have won 3 straight rings but he got out managed by Tommy Lasorda and Lou Pinella. Donnie is doing a good job. The team is looking good, the energy is positive and he's only going to get better.
Posted: 08/07/2014 12:35 PM
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