Rieber: Again, Manuel comes out of leftfield

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Luis Castillo batting leadoff? Jose Reyes in the three-hole? Daniel Murphy as the everyday leftfielder? Is Jerry Manuel trying to steal the back page from A-Rod and the Yankees? Nah. Full Story

North Fort Myers, FL

#1 Feb 23, 2009
Good column by Rieber which serves to reinforce concerns about Manuel's managerial style. If messing with players' confidence levels and role identities is his thing -especially in spring training!- it poses unnecessary risks. It's a fine line between being merely unconventional and being thoughtless.

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