If they play loose today, they might actually win and we really don't want that.
Please lose today.
Agreed, but I wonder whether Joe has complete autonomy when it comes to the daily lineup, or does the upper management meddle there too?
Please loose today
...and unwilling to give youth a chance.
I agree to the extent that Joe has been able to extract better records from his teams than they might otherwise have been capable of given the players
I don't really feel that this is a .500 team, but let's say that it is. A manager probably can have only a 5 game W-L impact on a team over the course