Manager - How much difference can one make?
by, 08-15-2013 at 09:10 AM (388 Views)
It is commonly accepted that one manager is not worth more than another manager - that the results would be the same no matter who is at the helm.
However, if one looks at the standings over the last few years, it appears to me that a manager might make quite a bit of difference.
Bob Melvin in Oakland, Buck Showalter in Baltimore, Terry Francona in Cleveland, John Farrell in Boston, Clint Hurdle in Pittsburgh to name a few have turned teams around over the last couple of years while Mike Scioscia in Los Angeles, Bobby V. in Boston, and Charlie Manuel in Philadelphia to name a few have had major regressions over the last few years.
So my question is: Can one manager make more of a difference than another?