Cleveland Steamers wrote:Yeah, I know Jody Davis is actually a minor league manager. I think the Cubs should go that route...a young up and coming type guy rather than someone who's been through the ropes and fired by multiple teams. I mean, Joe Girardi would have been perfect...too bad he's signed for like 4 years by the Marlins.
Here's what I know about Girardi. He's loved by most all Cub fans, and he was a bench coach for the Yankees. Right now, he's got a bunch of kids that would likely play the same regardless of who was coaching. That's just not enough of a resume for me to want him as the manager.
Does he over-emphasize small ball tactics? Does he know how to manage a bullpen? There's plenty of question marks still about his managing skills.
Again, I'm not saying he wouldn't be an upgrade over Dusty, and I like Joe as much as the next guy, but being an upgrade from Dusty and being good aren't necessarily the same thing.