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A Manager Analogy

Kansas City fired their manager. I'll let Dave Pinto tell the story:

Trey Hillman, despite a Kansas City win today, gets fired and replaced by Ned Yost:

The 47-year-old Hillman was in his third season with the Royals and went 152-207. Kansas City was 75-87 in 2008 but then dropped into a last-place tie in 2009 at 65-97.

Hillman was a huge disappointment to me. He understood the statistics and probabilities of the game, but couldn’t translate that into getting a poor team to play well. He was a poor motivator who at times couldn’t seem to get this team to play hard. He wasn’t given much to work with by the front office, but he couldn’t even seem to get 100% out of the players he was given.

Baseball Musings

The analogy is that the manager had a really good amount of talent, but a losing team. I'm not giving up on Hinch yet, but I'm unhappy with the teams energy and complacency. I've never been convinced that a good manager can makes players better, but they can make teams better. I want a new attitude.

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