Originally Posted by doublem23
Sveum maybe, Theo has a longer leash, I think, you win two World Titles in Boston and you've earned some street cred.
But if the Cubs are this bad, and this fundamentally bad, well, that's on the manager, right? Who else can be held accountable if his players are making mental mistakes all over the place?
I agree- I can think of three times when a new manager, taking over mediocre or rebuilding teams- had a great impact on how they played the fundamentals.
LaRussa in 1979 took over Sox- somehow found a way to go 27-27 with that big pile of crap.
Torborg in 1989, 37-36 in the 2nd half
Ventura- 2012 (seems to have disappeared in 2013 though)