Buck just wanted to stay with his guys as long as he could. All managers want to win today, none want to risk their job status on a rebuild if they have a choice. Buck is no different in that regard.
He had Angelos ear, which ended in some bad roster decisions.
Sure, it's an uphill battle for almost everyone. But the gradient is a more steep now.
I don't think it's as easy as "either good or not". He can be better and still have to deal with the age issue. "Sure he's having a good season but he's three years older than player X".
It wasn't going to be an uphill battle without the injury? If he fully recovers then he's still the same player with the same skills and ability as before just a year behind. In the end he's either good or not.
I think he earned the ending to his career he currently has. I'm fine with him going out on a low note.
He won some games with the Orioles but ultimately lost more than he won.
I'm sure Trembley tried his damnest to bring Baltimore a winner.
I wouldn't want Buck managing a team I was rooting for in 2022. Would you?
He did have a heck of a year in 2012 tho.
That’s kind of a non sequitur, isn’t it? Even if you think he had a significant role in the Orioles’ collapse, does that mean he wasn’t trying his damnest to bring Baltimore a winner? Did he not care about his players, or the fans? Did he not also have a big role in their success before the collapse?