UMFan83 wrote:I get people not liking his act or whatever as a fan but he seems like a manager that any player would love to play for. Forward thinking, acts as a players manager, does a great job balancing PT so everyone is fresh, puts young players in positions to prove themselves, would never throw a player under the bus, etc.
The Bud Norris types would probably want no part of playing for him. I'm pretty sure there was talk of Jon Lester convincing Lackey he could deal with Maddon. Also, there's a pretty big group of opposing fans, and Cubs fans, that view him as a blowhard A-hole so I am sure there are a lot of players that have that view.