Hello All. Let's try to move onto next season as this is a lost cause. Let's pretend we know for sure Jerry Manuel will not be coming back, at least for now. This is not the issue I'm addressing as others have done it a lot better and more in depth.
I know people like Bobby V, but I like Manny Acta (pictured). He is a more modern manager and embraces saber-metrics, meaning he doesn't bunt. I really like him.
FYI his opinion on bunting:
"Bunting is pretty outdated. Everybody scores so many runs nowadays, it doesn’t make sense to play for one run unless it’s late in the game and it’s close. I hardly ever bunt early in a game, unless it’s with a pitcher. A big inning can win you a game. One run in the third inning can’t..."
"It's been proven to me that a guy at first base with no outs has a better chance to score than a guy at second base with one out. That has been proven to me with millions of at-bats. I don't like moving guys over from first to second unless the pitcher is up or it is real late in the game. "
and someone asked him what his favorite blog was and he said:
"Squawking Baseball, of course. I read Baseball Prospectus a lot too. Will Carroll writes some of my favorite stuff. I also loved Mind Game."
P.S. - I miss FJM. just saying.