From todays js article that stats Mark A is supporting Ron, and this slow start isn't his fault,
Ron is a manager that needs strong leaders in the clubhouse. This team has zero leaders. Prince was the last clubhouse leader. I ask who is the leader on the team? Weeks, Braun, Hart, Lohse...nope. Every good team has a captain and we have nothing.
Leaders we have lost for a number of reasons...Prince, Cameron, Hoffman, and Cirillo just to name a few.
This is is not on Ron. It is on Melvin for not having a leader on and off the field.
Here is the article, so you can decide for yourself. If you ask me I think that it's genuine.
Last year we were 10th in payroll, the world champion Giants were 2 spots ahead of usTwo years ago we were 17th in payroll, the world champion cardinals were 11ththree years ago we were 18th in payroll, the world champion giants were 9thfour years ago we were 17th in payroll, the world champion Yankees were 1stfive years ago we were 15th in payroll, the world champion Phillies were 12th
over the last five years the champion was top 10 in payroll only 3 times. The Brewers' best seasons came when they were 15th and 17th in payroll and from 2011 to 2012 they were 12 games worse with a payroll increase of roughly 12 million dollars.
In this market, I just don't know how much bigger of a spender you could ask for and spending more doesn't guarantee any more success.
Just such a common misperception that you have to spend the most to win in baseball.
In the last ten years world champions have come from 25th in payroll Marlins (2003) to the 1st in payroll Yankees (2009) and the majority of winners have been outside of the top 5 in payroll.
It is just funny though that he said we needed an owner that will spend more $. Mark A has increased the payroll drastically. It would be nice if we were able to develop pitching. That is where our problems start in my opinion.
I liked the comment where they were complaining about our closer. Lol the closer is the least of our pitching problems. Then another complaining that we can't afford to keep our good pitchers. There really haven't been many other than C.C. and Greinke. Spending all that $ is going well for the Dodgers so far.
"Has Weeks learned to bunt to help him out of his slumps? The answer is probably no, and the "teacher" (RR) puts no pressure on him to do so!"
LOL best one in a while! Because wasting outs always helps struggling players get out of slumps.
"the "teacher" (RR)"
lolol, yeah a lot of big league managers spend time teaching their players how to bunt.
Facebook was full of comments saying this about the 1948 uniforms...
The Brewers weren't a team in 1948.What a fail. Using Brewers on a Braves uniform.I have an old Uecker jersey and it is a BRAVES jersey.It was the Braves back then, not the Brewers.
The post even stated these were AA uniforms for both teams. I wanted to shart a Mazda.