How would you assess Bob Geren's performance as manager this year? Now that the season is over (or will be over in a few hours).
First losing record in many years aside, I must say that I am pleasantly surprised that the team did as well as they did, and I give alot of the credit to Geren and his juggling of the line-ups, and in-game moves, and ability to work with what he had. Was he perfect? Hell no, of course not, and there is some room for growing. But, he was working with a AAAA team most of the time, and also had a few players who couldn't get a clutch hit against a T-ball team.
It's a qualified endorsement, to be sure, but given what he had to work with, I think he did pretty damn good. I still reserve judgement for next season, though.
Side question: In your opinion, how would Ken Macha have done had he been retained? Better? Same? Worse?