Sabernomics: Are Managers Important

If you want some slightly geeky reading, here is a paper by Kennesaw State University’s J.C. Bradbury evaluating the importance of baseball managers. His conclusions? No major league manager has a significant measurable effect on team performance. However, in the last decade, there is a relationship between a new manager and increased attendance.

Basically managers are paid handsomely to be scapegoats. So maybe it doesn’t matter who the Mets pick for their next manager.


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2 responses to “Sabernomics: Are Managers Important

  1. Joe Torre’s career is the perfect illustration of how little a manager means.

  2. If you buy into this report, the Mets must hire Wally Backman – none of the other candidates are striking a chord with the fans.

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