Originally posted on Burning River Baseball  |  Last updated 9/27/12
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The Indians have finally fired manager Manny Acta after three seasons of under performing with a lineup filled with young talent. While the manager doesn't have a whole lot to do with the final result of each game, they do control small situations within each game and the day-to-day make-up of the lineup. Over his time with the team, the vast majority of Manny Acta's decisions have been the right ones for the time, but his mistakes have been obvious. As a manager of pitchers, Acta was as good as he could have been given what he has. For most of this season he has used the pitchers he trusted in the bullpen in situations that needed a pitcher of trust and used those he had little confidence in in blow outs. The only complaint you can have against his handling of pitchers was that he refused to allow pitchers to throw a complete game, although the situation rarely occurred this season when a pitcher deserved the chance. The biggest mistakes from Acta have been with his dealing with ...
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