Wagner On Willie
With all the Willie bashing and contrasting love for Jerry Manuel, I feel it appropriate to post the following, a quote from Billy Wagner given to the Daily News:
As for Manuel’s managerial style since replacing Willie Randolph in June, Wagner said, “I keep hearing about Willie getting bashed. But Willie, in all respect, had no real influence on how we were playing. We’re all individuals, were all playing hard, but we just weren’t getting it done, earlier this year and the end of last year.
“I’d probably say his best managing was when we were not playing well. He was trying to make the most of it, trying to make things happen, and those things weren’t happening. But for whatever reason, when Jerry was named interim manager … we just finally hit our stride.”
No comment from me … just trying to help balance the heavy pile on Willie in the media / on the blogs this year.