I was reading a hilarious Sam Miller post where he tears the Boston Globe's Nick Carfado a new one and I came across a posting by JACK that blames a lot of our postseason woes on Soth over-managing and making bad/weird moves especially during crucial points.
My first thought is "Well we can't place blame on one individual, especially the manager", but he offers some solid examples
Willits playing a terrible RF in the postseason, but he had only 12 putouts there all year.
Aybar not being good at squeezing to begin with, so why attempt it then?
Josh Paul catching Myspacescobar in 05 when he had only caught 7 batters for him that entire season
Amezega starting game 1 of the 04 ALDS(is there a reason for this one?)
I'll add one more: Playing "rally killer" Kendrick instead of S. Rodriguez when Howie was coming off an injury.
I don't want to start an anti-Soth thread and I certainly don't think it's all Soth's fault, but I have to admit he does put people in strange situations that have led to failure. What do you guys think? If you have more examples to add please do.
*I am fairly new to HH so i apologize if i have rehashed an old thread and for rekindling some bad memories*