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For Dodgers, new-age stats and old-school coaches can co-exist

For Dodgers, new-age stats and old-school coaches can co-exist

In his playing days, Dodgers Manager Don Mattingly served under managers not exactly known for their even temperament. Most famous among them, of course, was Yankees Manager Billy Martin. Since then, the emergence of the advanced-statistical approach to assembling a team has changed the role of manager in some fundamental ways. The latest skirmish over the use of advanced metrics, between Angels Manager Mike Scioscia and General Manager Jerry Dipoto, ended in Dipoto’s resignation. So it was an interesting time to ask, how would Martin and his contemporaries have handled the information age? “Probably not so good,” Mattingly said with a laugh. The Dodgers' new...

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