Yanks_Baby wrote:Is it me or is Lou Pinella the most underrated Manager in baseball. He did a fairly damn good job with Tampa considering what he was given, in Seattle he won 116 games and put up Seattle's best seasons in franchise history, and now in Chicago he's leading the cubs to a world series title. People seem to focus more on his on field blow ups than his plentiful succes. It's like every franchise he touches ends up succesful, even Tampa's rocking it now.
And on the other hand, is it me or is La Russa the most overrated manager ever. He has never really done anything outstanding, and was handed outstanding talent in St. Louis, and still just barely was succesful.
Anyone else agree?
a) Let's not get ahead of ourselves with the Cubs -- they've won nothing yet.
b) The 2006 Cardinals were hardly what I'd call 'outstanding talent' -- Yadier Molina, David Eckstein, So Taguchi, Scott Spiezio, Aaron Miles, and Juan Encarnacion all saw quite a bit of at bats in that lineup, and they had 2 starters with an ERA under 5.
I think Tony is a super over-manager; although sometimes it works out for him, and other times it blows up in his face. I don't think he's as great as some others think, but I also don't think he's the most overrated manager ever, or close, really. Sweet Lou is a good manager as far as I'm concerned, though I don't think underrated, as he generally gets his due.