Should Trembley crack the whip this season?
Interesting column on Dave Trembley by my buddy Peter Schmuck in today's Baltimore Sun, which you can read here.
The gist of it is that the Orioles manager had dropped hints in the off-season that he would be a tougher manager this year, a guy willing to "drop the hammer" on anyone not playing sound, fundamental baseball or otherwise failing to live up to expectations.
But according to various players Schmuck talked to in spring training camp, Trembley seems to be the same manager he always was, more passionate, enthusiastic nice guy than no-nonsense butt-kicker.
"Dave is Dave," Nick Markakis told Schmuck. "What you see is what you get."
Which brings us to today's question, bar-flies: do you think Trembley has to change his managerial style this year?
With Andy MacPhail's mandate that the club show definite improvement and that the manager and players be judged on wins and losses this season, does Trembley need to start kicking butt and taking names?
Me, I think a manager trying to be someone he's not is a recipe for disaster in a major league clubhouse -- witness how mild-mannered Sam Perlozzo lost the players a few years ago when he went from "good old Sammy" to a butt-chewer.
But let's hear what you think. Or maybe you think there's a middle ground Trembley could walk this season to show he's tough and no-nonsense, but still a guy who won't throw his players under the bus.
Get off that bar stool, hit the keyboard and let us know.
Daily Think Special: Should Trembley crack the whip this season?