Originally Posted by SI1020
I should tread lightly here because I don't want to reopen some old wounds, but I thought Ozzie was OK as a manager in 04. The next 4 years after that too.
I agree, that '04 team gets forgotten, OBVIOUSLY, by their successors but I think they would have been very competitive late into the season if they didn't lose Frank and Magglio almost at the exact same time, IIRC.
I don't care how good your team is, you lose your #3 and #4 hitters for the season and that will do a lot of teams in.
IIRC, things really started to go downhill with Ozzie around the time his one son got fired from the video department (or whatever he was doing) for being an idiot on Twitter. That's I think the point I think at which Ozzie just lost his damn mind and never returned.