The Impact of Baseball Analytics on Managers in the GameNovember 11, 2023
Steve Cohen and David Stearns discuss the hiring of Carlos Mendoza as the new manager in New York. Mendoza, without previous managerial experience, is seen as willing to follow the direction of Stearns’ analytics team. The article also discusses the low salaries of managers and the challenges associated with the Angels’ manager position, emphasizing that managing has become more analytics-driven. Additionally, the article criticizes the selection of Orioles GM Mike Elias as major league executive of the year and expresses disappointment over the lack of acknowledgement for Kim Ng’s accomplishments. It also mentions MLB settling a federal lawsuit related to the elimination of several minor league teams.