Steve of phpBB wrote:
Joe K wrote:Not sure what the consensus is but I think Dave Roberts is the best manager in baseball. He makes strong tactical decisions with his bullpens and also shows flexibility in fielding different lineups.
Is this the same Dave Roberts who intentionally walked Chris Coghlan in the eighth inning of last year's NLCS Game One, with the game tied and runners on first and second? He had also intentionally walked Jason Freaking Heyward earlier that inning.
Eh, I could point to several significant errors that Maddon made in Game 7 of the World Series (pulling Hendricks too early, bringing in Lester mid-inning, etc.), so using one inning or game isn't exactly fair.
Roberts won 90+ games last year, despite an insane number of injuries, and had the team on pace to challenge the all-time wins record this year until they had that nightmare 4 week stretch. And if we're strictly looking at postseason performance, he was great in the NLDS vs. Washington last year.