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Tuesday, August 14th, 2018

Minor League Manager Freaks Out


At the “teaching” level, do these type of tirades do any good?

  • dhaab

    Why does it matter if it’s at the “teaching” level?
    The vast majority of the players are still adults.

  • http://zonersports.com The Zoner

    No, a lot of the A-AA guys are 17-21. My point is, wins and losses aren’t as important at those levels as is developing the players.

  • Schmidty

    D’s comment is a bit off topic I think, but baseball players are mostly “adults” with no college education and little life skills away from home for the first time and NOT in a collegiate (and somewhat insulated) environment. College kids usually aren’t treated like adults until they prove they should be. Minor league baseball players are assumed to be adults and are treated as such, though they likely are as mature as your run-of-the-mill middle schooler. I agree with Zoner in that players need to be developed at this level, but I imagine managers are still evaluated by wins and losses, eh? BTW, community relations folks rank MLB players at the very bottom of the barrel in terms of doing things in the community and being good to work with. Obviously there are exceptions, but the fact that most football and basketball players have SOME semblance of education/maturity gives these players a leg up in “professionalism”.

  • http://zonersports.com The Zoner

    Certianly wins and losses have to count for something, but I would assume (and really hope at least for Chicago teams) that player development is much more important.

  • PB

    What a weak sauce display. I mean, come on. Pinella would have launched that base into the seats. 0/10 for effort mang! FIRE FORD MANG!!!!!!!!!!!!!111

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