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Joe Maddon - What's Your Opinion?

by Paul Semendinger, Ed.D.

September 8, 2022

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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...




5 Comments


yankeesblog
Sep 08, 2022

I think he's reached his sell by date. Hard pass.

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Len
Len
Sep 08, 2022

I wanted Buck to replace Boone, but since it didn't happen I'd grab Maddon NOW!

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Andy Singer
Andy Singer
Sep 08, 2022

This sounds like a really odd rant from a bitter guy who always outwardly seemed to be a very good manager.


It's obvious that Maddon was Billy Eppler's guy in LAA (by the way, Eppler is a Cashman disciple), and when the regime changed, it appeared as though Maddon was oil and water with the new crew. It is also obvious that he's furious about the way his tenure in LAA went down, and would rather burn the system down than admit it was the wrong situation for him.


Remember, Maddon was one of the most avant garde guys out there originally, utilizing the reams of data that the Rays' front office produced for him to use. Also remember tha…


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jjw49
Sep 08, 2022

Unfortunately as long as Cashman is GM Maddon will never be in pinstripes. He would clash with the analytics side of the Yankees. In addition its not his personality to be the "company man" like Boone. Would he bring a different perspective to Yankees ... Absolutely will it happen? Absolutely not!

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fuster
Sep 08, 2022

Maddon is a little long in the tooth to be hired


and much like Showalter is at his best shaping young guys into a cohesive whole.


also, much like Showalter, Maddon does not turn sows' ears into silk purses.


he not the guy for a team of mature players.


should the Yankees fall apart and the team disbanded and replaced with prospects in whole rather than in part, you might be able to convince people that Maddon might be a fit.


as for the current Yankee team.... Boone is doing quite fine and has done fine

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