With the two treads going about Joe Torre, got he to thinking (always dangerous) who is the best overall manager in baseball?
My local team, the D-Backs, have Bob Melvin, who has a fan appears to lack passion and energy, but was able to herd the Diamondbacks into the playoff despite being out scored, playing 7 rookies or 2 years daily, but when one looks at his overall record its nothing to write home about.
Jim Leyland would be my choice, his ability to turn teams around and win. What he did with the Pirates (3 division crowns), the Marlins (a world series winner) and the Tigers speaks for itself. Your thoughts?