At Baseball Daily Digest, I investigate into the matter of Charlie Manuel possibly subscribing to Sabermetrics.
As Brian Joseph pointed out yesterday, he’s a lot smarter than he is given credit for. Early in his tenure with the team, Phillies fans mocked his Southern drawl and an assumed lack of intelligence. No longer, of course. Throughout his stint with the Phillies, Manuel has generally done a good job with decision-making, especially with platoon splits. He doesn’t La Russa his bullpen, but he’s certainly not passive.