I strongly agree with Mark Bradley’s critique of Bobby, along with his premise — “Even great players have off-years. We’ve just seen a great manager have his.” (Unfortunately, our best player has also had an off-year.)
For nearly two decades we’ve assumed Cox will maximize the resources on hand. He hasn’t done it this season. He has overworked his bullpen and done strange things with his two nominal closers and relied on Greg Norton to get the key pinch-hit two dozen times too many. He has also failed to be even slightly creative with his lineup.
There’s more, and it’s a recommended read.