The Evansville Otters had their worst season since the 1940's and the blame lies on the shoulders of general manager Jeff Pohl. Pohl had been with the Evansville Otters since 2002, hired on as a pitching coach. This is where he needed to stay, where he successfully built a number of hot pitching teams. It's kind of like Kevin Costner directing, he's a great actor, he just needs to stay on the right side of the camera....or dugout.
"Jeff served the organization well in his five years as pitching coach and later as director of baseball operations," said Otters president Bill Bussing. "As pitching coach, he assembled some of the finest staffs in independent baseball. Unfortunately, he did not enjoy the same success as a manager."
Evansville Otters are already on the lookout for a new manager as the fall ticks away. Now if I could just get my Cardinals to make something happen I'd be a happy person. Hmmm, perhaps 16 straight wins and no losses will put them back in the running, if the Cubs allow it. pfft.