Monday, October 26, 2009

Olney: Mills is front-runner

Within Buster Olney's blog this morning, he has some insight re: the Acta Situation (starring Matt Damon):

The knock on Acta, in his last year in Washington, was that he was too soft with players, that he didn't challenge them and call them on their mistakes enough. It may be that Acta didn't do that because, well, he saw they weren't very good. One way or another, he's going to have a better team in Cleveland, and we'll see how it goes...

...Look, if they really wanted Garner to come back, they would've already offered him the job, rather than Acta; Mills is the clear favorite now.


I think it was Sides the other day who commented that the Astros really wanted Acta or Mills, and were going through the motions out of respect/appearances for Clark and Garner. And it certainly looks like that's spot-on.

3 comments:

Ryan Sides said...

I don't think it was me... but I could be wrong:)

I'm like you really -- I couldn't care less about the manager situation. There's just too much unknown to really predict how he'll handle the players and situation. I know what I'd like to see (as I'm sure we all do), but I have no idea what we'll actually get.

The Constable. said...

That's what I get for having H4N4: chills, fever, confusion...

Spot on with the unknown. Hiring a manager is like the June Draft - only you see the results much, much faster...

Ryan Sides said...

Nice comparison, right down to the "this guy can't miss!" factor, when in fact half of those guys DO miss.