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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3 comments

  1. E

    February 18, 2010 01:54 PM

    Bill,

    a bit off topic, but i know how big you are into splits.

    Do you know of a website that lists stats of players vs. RHP/LHP? like a leaderboard type deal?
    Thanks

  2. Bill Baer

    February 18, 2010 03:05 PM

    E, I don’t know of any leaderboards for handedness splits. I’m sure you’re aware that FanGraphs has added splits to their arsenal, though not in the format for which you’re inquiring.

    I’ll let you know if I find anything though.

  3. e

    February 18, 2010 07:26 PM

    Thanks Bill.

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