* moneyball priciples of getting guys with high OBP and winning divisions with low payrolls
* refusing to draft high-schoolers
* keeping the payroll down
* staying away from high priced players
Thus, JP himself is admitting his flawed manegerial tactics. Add to this the mess of the Adam Dunn, Shea Hillenbrand, and Frank Thomas situations, and his lack of care for the franchise's history or the people of this city, and he can go back to Boston and fly a kite.
Darrel Sultana, 2008-09-26 16:43:13
I've yet to see a stable outline for this team from JP. It changes from season to season and there is no clarity in what he is trying to do. Originally he said the team would have to play money ball, then after he asks Rogers for more money. His wish is granted and he still can't turn this team into a real threat for the playoffs. I guess we'll go through another season of acceptable mediocrity under the helm of JP. Why keep delaying the inevitable. I think the only reason why JP is still around is because he's a puppet being pulled on strings. I think Godfrey is calling more shots then most people think.
Jon Quigley, 2008-09-26 01:20:34
bob, 2008-09-25 22:27:39