The template couldn’t be clearer.
Take a look at the managers leading teams that remain in the postseason, each hired in the last four years.
◾Craig Counsell, 48, Milwaukee Brewers (2015-18)
◾A.J. Hinch, 44, Houston Astros (2015-18)
◾Dave Roberts, 46, LA Dodgers (2016-18)
◾Alex Cora, 42, Boston Red Sox (2018)
They had a combined three years of big-league managing experience prior to their current gigs.
If you want, add Aaron Boone, 45, in his first year with the Yankees winning 100 games, and Kevin Cash, 40, in his fourth season with Tampa Bay, going 90-72 in the AL East. Neither had previous experience as a major league manager. They fit the pattern.
What else do these managers have in common beside a lack of experience and success?
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