You Don't Know What You've Got Till It's Gone
I'm probably the wrong guy to ask since I endorsed [Fired Manager] because I read an article about how he liked the big inning and didn't like to bunt or give away outs. That's the problem. We don't really know what these guys are like. There are precious few articles asking managers about strategy, and even fewer for guys that have never managed in the big leagues. I just did a huge write up at [a blog] on potential candidates, but the truth is, it's hard to know how any of them will be as managers. All the fired managers have the exact same criticism from their fans - they mishandle the pen, they play vets too much, they bunt too much, they bunt too little. And all the guys that haven't gotten chances yet are pretty much blank slates.
But all might not be sackcloth and ashes for the deposed:
It’s funny, I think he would probably make for a pretty good managerial candidate NOW that he has been through all this. He still has all of the positives he always had as a baseball man — smart, loyal, committed and so on — and now he has a much better understanding of what the job is all about.
There are no new stories, only new actors.
PS: At least Manny didn't sport a mullet.