Joe Maddon - What's Your Opinion?
by Paul Semendinger, Ed.D.
September 8, 2022
I came across this interview with Joe Maddon who is the type of manager I would like to see running the Yankees. In short, I'd for Joe Maddon himself to be the Yankees manager.
In this interview Maddon talks about how managers today have so little say in what goes on with their teams. I believe that's a bad thing. I believe that managers need to manage. I believe managers can make a real difference between winning and losing. Great managers can help teams win...
Right now the trend in baseball is for "analytics" to be the thing that makes the big decisions at the expense of the manager's feel for the game, the situation, the players, etc... But real baseball isn't Strat-o-Matic.
One day, one team, is going to break out of the box and give the manager more responsibility - and when it works well, as often happens, the other teams will follow. I'd love for the Yankees to be that team that sets this "new" trend in baseball. I'd love for the Yankees to invest in a manager that manages a team the way the great managers of the past managed teams.
Please watch the interview and share your thoughts...