Managing in the MLB is a tremendously laborious job, and yet, skippers are often quick to be met with venom from analysts and fans after the most trivial of missteps.
Some players, however, are so unbelievably great at what they do that they mitigate the aforementioned burden. That is exactly what makes Joe Maddon's recent claims on Mike Trout so impossible to comprehend.
Joe Maddon also said he hasn’t nailed down any spot in his lineup yet, including where Mike Trout will hit.— Fabian Ardaya (@FabianArdaya) February 13, 2020
Could Trout even bat leadoff? “It’s in the playbook,” Maddon said.
The fact that that isn't a misprint is really concerning.