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Mike Matheny is falling into the same habits that got him fired in St. Louis - Royals Review

My sim league started using OOTP a few seasons ago. Although it’s excellent and provides us great enjoyment, it’s not perfect. Case in point, Mike Matheny is classified as a Sabermetric manager.

Anyway, Max does a great job pointing out some of Matheny’s issues.

jimfurtado Posted: July 02, 2022 at 10:15 AM | 5 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. The Duke Posted: July 02, 2022 at 01:25 PM (#6085355)
Losing has its own dynamic. Matheny is right to ask does losing cause bad attitude or bad attitude cause losing. It's likely the former. But it's also true a leopard doesn't changed his spots much. He's definitely the best manager to go. Mike Shildt is available - he was great after Marheny left. They should try that.
   2. Rough Carrigan Posted: July 02, 2022 at 06:12 PM (#6085394)
Well, he did play under Tony LaRussa so the manager being a bit uptight might not same unusual to him.
   3. cardsfanboy Posted: July 03, 2022 at 02:02 PM (#6085445)
My only real issue with Matheny, was bringing religion/god/jesus into the clubhouse, god has no place in a clubhouse, and it makes people uncomfortable to pretend it does. Yes, Pujols and Wainwright are also big god in the clubhouse people, but they are just veterans, not management, and they still have fun.

Matheny and Shildt both had no real grasp of analytics, but Matheny always tried, and was definitely the better bullpen manager. At the same time, he absolutely developed favorites or trust in someone even if they weren't doing the job well, they just weren't burning him.
   4. JJ1986 Posted: July 03, 2022 at 02:14 PM (#6085449)
Didn't Matheny allow some redneck to repeatedly haze Jordan Hicks?
   5. cardsfanboy Posted: July 03, 2022 at 02:27 PM (#6085450)
Didn't Matheny allow some redneck to repeatedly haze Jordan Hicks?

He allowed hazing, not sure the full story and who, but the article above has a link to it.

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