warrick95 wrote:Don't let the door hit you on the way out, Lou.
I've always thought that Tracy was a fairly decent manager. Oh well. Look at what he had to work with at the end of the year. That team may have been worse offensively than the Royals, who at least had Mike Sweeney.
What did Pinella do wrong? What can he do with that garbage the upper management put out there?
Refusal to play young talent that was on the roster, instead actually trying to win games. Examples...Joey Gathright, Jonny Gomes was almost put in the same situation before he started to perform.
He was a horrific fit for our team. What we needed was a developmental manager who didn't give an f about winning, but about giving young talent a chance to play. Well, Lou certainly didn't do that. He was insistent on playing the best current talent, although many of those players basically have no future on our team. I mean, he was playing guys like Damon Hollins instead of giving the youngsters chances. It was inexcusable.
Naimoli was probably the biggest problem, but Lou was certainly next before Chuck LaMar, who's actually pretty decent. Last year, too, Lou refused to let BJ get reps at the end of the year because his D was bad. HELLO?! Is the team going anywhere? No. So let the kid get playing time.