Bill Madden: It’s disgraceful the way baseball’s analytics obsession has turned on its managers

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NEW YORK — Imagine this conversation between Steve Cohen and David Stearns shortly after Stearns was officially installed as the Mets new president of baseball operations: Stearns: “The first thing we have to do is get rid of Buck Showalter.” Cohen: “Why?” Stearns: “Because, Steve, any time you have a chance to hire Carlos Mendoza as your manager you absolutely have to do that!” OK, so maybe that isn’t exactly how the conversation went down when Cohen explained to the media back on Oct. 2 that Showalter was shown the door because he felt obligated to let his new president of baseball operation…

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