The Over The Monster Podcast - Episode 70 - On Managers With The Score's Dustin Parkes

Jared Wickerham

The Score's Dustin Parkes joins Matthew Kory to discuss the role of the manager, John Farrell's tenure in Toronto, and how that might relate to his new job in Boston.

Managers are one of the most inscrutable things in baseball. How do you define success or failure for a major league manager? Wins and loses? Maybe, but if we're being honest, that's a terrible measurement as it's, if anything, a far better reflection on the quality of the manager's roster than on the job the manager did. This is interesting because the Red Sox in essence hired Blue Jays manager John Farrell to become the new manager in Boston. Farrell's record in Toronto was a mediocre one but the Red Sox front office thought he was the man to return the team to their former glory. Why? Dustin Parkes of The Score's Getting Blanked Blog joins Matthew Kory to discuss Farrell's strengths and weaknesses as a manager, the role of a manager in baseball, and our understanding and inability to correctly analyze that role. It's all here on the 70th Over The Monster Podcast.

You can subscribe to and/or download the podcast at iTunes and/or listen and/or download at our hosting site, Podomatic. Email us with questions, media inquires and marriage proposals at OTMPodcast@gmail.com. Special thanks to Dustin Parkes for his time and insight. Thanks to Kahoots, the official band of the OTM Podcast, and, of course, many thanks to you for listening.

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