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Friday, May 29, 2009
Subjective vs. ObjectiveHistory will one day almost certainly show that Bobby Cox was a superior manager to Joe Girardi, but from where Mark Teixeira is sitting, that simply isn't the case:
The good thing about Joe is that he is consistent. He expects a lot out of us but you look at him and you can't tell if we won or lost," Teixeira said. "Your leader needs to show confidence. The manager can't be upset after every loss. He can't be angry all the time."
I wonder how he would have answered that question when he played in Anaheim and Atlanta.
Posted by Craig Calcaterra at 1:58pm
Now, now Craig, don’t go saying that Tex is such a sycophant one post later than your melancholy rendition on Greenfield.
Posted 05/29 at 02:14 PM
Like a good little soldier, whatever way his employers wanted him to answer that question.
Posted 05/29 at 02:50 PM
Jason @ IIATMS said...
kissing up to your (current) boss is NEVER a bad idea.
Posted 05/29 at 02:59 PM
He wasn’t asked to talk about Girardi right? The Braves weren’t all that great with Teix, he probably didn’t like stealing bases and moving runners over for the Angels, and the Yanks are playing extremely well right now. For Teix, Girardi probably is the best manager he’s played for.
Posted 05/29 at 03:12 PM
In other news, Mickey Mantle thought Johnny Keane was a better manager than Casey Stengal, because all of those championships and playoffs happened in the past.
Yeah, I just compared Texiera to Mantle. Which is about the same as comparing Girardi to Cox.
Posted 05/29 at 04:16 PM
Jason Rosenberg said...
Let’s be fair to Tex - when I ask who my favorite boss of all time was, do I ask myself:
Clear (C). Don’t expect employees to be economists; don’t expect baseball players to be sabermaticians.
Posted 05/29 at 04:30 PM
Kevin S. said...
Except Brian Bannister and Milton Bradley, that is.
Posted 05/29 at 11:48 PM
Richard Dansky said...
Hopefully if they’d asked him while he was playing for the Braves, he wouldn’t have said Girardi, for obvious reasons.
Though with some of these guys, youneverknow.
Posted 05/30 at 01:09 AM
Jorge Costales said...
Clearly Texiera feels indebted to Girardi for sticking with him during those dark, dark weeks in April. Those were times that would have tried a lesser man’s resolve. Ditto Joe’s determination to keep Rivera in the closer role.
Could someone please have Texiera’s financial advisor call me immediately.
Posted 06/04 at 01:43 AM
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