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Half Massed wrote:Pogotheostrich wrote:There has to be someone on the team most players like? The bench coach, pitching coach, hitting coach, whoever. Give them the job and the Billy Beane manual to managing.
Page 1: Don't bunt. Don't ever bunt.
Yeah most likely the manager will be somebody internal who already knows the Beane philosophy and how things are run. Ron Washington is a good candidate, or maybe the AAA manager. I don't see the A's needing to bring somebody in from the outside.
Macha was a fine manager, he just tended towards inaction in the wrong ways (bad ump calls, pulling a pitcher in time, dealing with players)
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