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Questions surround future of Mattingly after Dodgers’ exit
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Commentary

Is this the future of baseball? The game is now going to be run by three guys in a luxury suite running algorithms based upon nighttime ballpark effects during a half-moon with 27% precipitation in the air? I’m not against advanced statistics at all. They are helpful and interesting and need to be embraced. They should help inform a managers decision in certain situations but beyond that they’re still just suggestions and educated guesses. The Dodgers didn’t lose because Donny Baseball wasn’t taking orders properly. That’s like saying the Angels placed 3rd behind Texas and Houston because they didn’t shift enough. No, the answer is the 2015 roster was just not as good as 2014’s. That was obvious from the start. LA ran into a hot Mets team and shit hapens. GM’s need to worry about improving their ballclubs and less time trying to play real-life Strat-O-Matic with their coaching staffs.

About Eric Denton

Eric Denton Founder: LA Angels Insider.com Twitter & Instagram @laangelsinsider Facebook.com/LAAngelsInsider/ Eric has covered the Angels for over a decade starting with Angelswin.com, and his work appeared regularly on AM830KLAA.Net. Since the Spring of 2009 he has been a regular guest on "Angel Talk" and "The Drive with Jeff Biggs & Jason Brennan" , "Angels Talk Extra Innings with Jason Brennan & Rex Hudler" and was the former co-host of "Last Call on AM830" with Jason Brennan and Jon Conti. Eric was born and raised in Orange County and resides in Costa Mesa with his wife and sons.

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