Trying to find a reason to believe some managers get their players ready better.
The Angels skipper reflects on what he’s learned in close to 15 full seasons at the helm.
An attempt to settle an age-old debate: What’s more important for a manager to possess, people skills or tactical savvy?
Should starting pitchers be asked to finish what they started more often?
No prior major-league managerial jobs, no coaching experience, no problem.
Ben and Sam review the World Series and talk about the 2013 seasons and futures of the Red Sox and Cardinals with Zachary Levine.
Want to stick as a 21st-century skipper? Don’t be like Baker.
Which is the better situation in which to use your closer: with a three-run lead, or a one-run deficit?
Is there a downside to trying to protect a pitcher by cutting an excellent outing short?
Does it make sense for managers to plan for extremely long games?
If it doesn’t make sense to call for pitchouts, why do major-league managers keep doing it?
You might recognize the way winning managers think: it’s the way we think sometimes, too.
A testament to the importance of professional coaching from a player who’s experienced it first hand.
Ben and Sam discuss whether Manny Acta’s lousy career win-loss record has any bearing on his likelihood of success if he becomes the Blue Jays’ manager.
Ben and Sam discuss Joe Girardi’s decision(s) not to pinch-hit for any of his left-handed hitters late in Game Three of the ALCS.