Transaction Analysis, August 19-21, 2002.
Even as they take the lead in the wild card race, the Los Angeles Dodgers are dying. Only Jim Tracy’s magic keeps the Dodgers from seeing how chronic their situation is.
In Tracy’s short time as a major league manager, he has demonstrated a gift for turning others’ garbage into gold. Just as Chavez Ravine (park factor 91) makes Dodger pitchers look better than they are, it conceals just how well Tracy has done with the hitters he has been given.