I was reading a baseball book recently which I plan to review, in fact I have three reviews planned, that was discussing the type of manager needed for a young team versus one loaded with veterans.
The book made the case that to be successful with a young team the organization will need an authoritarian manager at the helm. Someone to tell the young players when and what to do. In other words, install a work ethic and let them know what was expected of them in no uncertain terms and let them know why.
Joe is that style of a manager.
'He's not going to yell at you like a 10-year-old, and that's how you earn players' respect,'' Helms said.
Girardi studied well under Torre and may be others. He is showing himself to be an excellent manager for a young team. Something we will conceivably have in the coming years.