May 28, 2009
Rarely does a player come along that is the complete package. Usually they arrive with positives and negatives and the manager does the best to accentuate the player’s strengths while mitigating or hiding the weaknesses. That is the sign of a good manager to make the best of the talent that he is given. This is not a new or foreign concept, every manager at every level of baseball has to go through this. Whether that player is a child that can’t figure out which hand his mitt goes on or if he is Manny Ramirez. Wait, that example is redundant. New Diamondbacks manager AJ Hinch faces a similar problem with this team. Not specifically the confusion as to which hand to wear your mitt on but rather how to manage a player’s strengths and weaknesses.