BDD: Phillies, Mets, and Leadership

At Baseball Daily Digest, I examine the leadership of the recent Phillies and Mets teams and conclude there’s at least some relationship present.

[…] There’s no way to quantify the effect of leadership, but there’s something to be said for the culture in the Phillies organization that has developed under the reign of manager Charlie Manuel and GM’s Pat Gillick and Ruben Amaro.

Phillies players have not submitted to the iron fist of a dictator but to the invisible hand of democracy. Unlike former manager Larry Bowa, Manuel has rarely had to resort to clubhouse tirades and the ruining of post-game spreads. Instead, he has let the players do the talking and mostly, the silence has been deafening.

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