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Sunday, March 25, 2018

Alex Cora Has Had an Eye Opening Few Days

“It was good, man,” Cora said. “That experience last year, I needed that. For however prepared I was without coaching a full season in the big leagues, in that position, those conversations were going to be awkward. It was natural. I don’t know if you guys notice, we have a couch there now in the office to make it more casual. It was a good conversation. He was honest. I was honest. And we move on. And he’s in a good place.”

Short but somewhat interesting story about Alex Cora dealing with some of the personal interactions as a first time manager.

Jose is an Absurd Doubles Machine Posted: March 25, 2018 at 12:20 PM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: managers, red sox

Monday, December 04, 2017

Cahal Kelly: Metrics Supplant Managers

The onus moved from learning the game’s codes and secret handshakes to understanding spreadsheets and numbers.

(An extreme example of this is an Azerbaijani soccer team, FC Baku. Five years ago, it hired a 21-year-old to run its player-acquisition set-up. His chief competency? Being very good at the video game Football Manager.)

The effect of metrics on hiring has been slowly (and now rapidly) trickling down. A manager is no longer a teacher. He doesn’t need an intimate knowledge of the cutting-edge thinking in the field (that’s what the GM and his army of wonks are for). When he wants to know what to do late in a game, he has a binder that tells him what to do.

So you’re telling me there’s a chance?

cricketing baseballer Posted: December 04, 2017 at 04:40 PM | 23 comment(s)
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