Prominent baseball man says Ross could be "one of the best managers of all-time"
And why are fans so mad at Willson Contreras?
A high level person in Major League Baseball recently had a very flattering thing to say about Cubs’ manager David Ross.
I think he’s got the ability to be one of the best managers of all time.
Wow, one of the best managers of all-time? That’s really saying something.
Ross is entering his fourth season as Cubs manager and his career record is 179-205, which is a .466 winning percentage.
That .466 winning percentage though puts him in pretty elite company with the Cubs. He’s right behind Jim Riggleman (.472) and it’s a full 20 points higher than Lee Elia (.446.)
OK, I get it, Ross has had to manage through some pretty trying times. His first season was interrupted during spring training by Covid and then there was a weird, shortened 60 game regular season. Ross’ Cubs got off to a hot 13-3 start and ended up winning the NL Central at 34-26 before losing two games to the Marlins (and scoring once) in a shortened playoff opening round.
The next year spring training started late and the Cubs got off to another good start and were in first place as late as June 24 at 42-33.
Since that date the Cubs are 103-147 (.412) and have three losing streaks of ten games or longer, five streaks of at least seven losses in a row, a stretch where they lost 17 of 18 games and one where they lost 14 of 16. In 2021, Ross narrowly avoided being the first manager in big league history to guide his team to three losing streaks of 10 or more games in one season.
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