It's not easy being an Oakland A's manager. You don't get credit when things go well, the GM does. You don't get the players other managers get. You don't get the stadium other managers get. The commissioner of your sport doesn't even want to acknowledge you exist. Your predecessor had the personality of a lemon, and you have the personality of a pickle. You were picked over a fan favorite who just so happened to lead his team to the World Series last year. The team across the bay, God forbid, actually won it. So you're not feeling great.
What is the true cause for the A's malaise?
The underperforming offense. (299 votes)
Inconsistent relief pitching. (6 votes)
Bob Geren's peculiar managing style. (215 votes)
Ownership / Bud Selig / Economics (63 votes)
The new Stomper (123 votes)
706 total votes