bayside wrote:i do.
and you arent even attempting to answer the question
How many decisions are there to make that it requires more coaches? And how does this player's manager retain any authority when he's not making decisions?
Advance scout teams tell the manager about defensive shifts against certain hitters. And they work with pitchers/catchers to work out a pitching strategy.
There are only 4 bench hitters and 7 bullpen pitchers and they have mostly defined roles. Are you really going to give someone independent authority for the 2-4 pitching changes done each night. Is this person really going to make fewer mistakes than the manager. 2nd guessing is easy.
If anything there should be less in game meddling by managers even if they have perfect SABR situational printouts. Baseball is largely a 1 on 1 sport with some teamwork on defense. It's not even remotely close to either form of football.