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August 29, 2012

BP Daily Podcast

Effectively Wild Episode 31: Davey Johnson, How Much Managers Matter, and the Ideal GM-Manager Relationship

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam discuss sabermetric managerial favorite Davey Johnson's impact on the Nationals, whether certain managers can make their players play better, and what the ideal relationship between a GM and manager might be.

Episode 31: "Davey Johnson, How Much Managers Matter, and the Ideal GM-Manager Relationship"

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01:00: Sam Miller has the door to the Fit closed tonight, on account of the crickets. Feel free to send him an email about it.

01:30: In Episode 30, Sam and Ben Lindbergh talked about Brian McCann. You can listen to it here. Vanessa Demske tweets that "McCann hits into that shift way too often."

01:45: Apparently this is a thing. Here's Freddi Gonzalez mentioning it on July 2.

05:10: Sam mentions Chris Jaffe's great book Evaluating Baseball's Managers. Jaffe ranked Johnson 25th all-time among managers.

06:00: When Ben and Sam talk about voting for Manager of the Year, it is a given they're talking about the Greg Spira Internet Baseball Awards.

10:00: Sam is being insubordinate, while Ben confirms that he works harder at Baseball Prospectus than he has anywhere else.

12:00: Ben actually wanted to talk about the Davey Johnson-Mike Rizzo working relationship. Here's Dayn Perry on their recent shouting match.

13:45: Earlier this year Ben wrote about the evolving front office/field manager relationship in baseball.

Compiled by Dave Pease

Ben Lindbergh is an author of Baseball Prospectus. 
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