The Game is Changing
Across MLB, I think it’s a better brand of baseball right now. Not as much power as far as sit back and wait for it. Teams are trying to make things happen, they’re running a lot more, going base to base. Defense is going to become a premium and I like what I’m seeing. I still think a lot of managers have to adjust, some are being exposed by not moving runners over in certain situations because I don’t think they’re grasping the fact that the game has changed. Clearly the veteran managers who has always managed that way – Piniella, LaRussa – are not affected by the lack of power that might be in their lineups. They’ve always made great adjustments on the fly and as the season progresses that’s going to be the tell-tale sign of which managers are going to be able to get their teams an extra 10-15 wins based on the style of play.