… If Schneider has the magic touch, he must be among the most valuable non-players in the game; the head trainer has served the Sox in that capacity since 1979, but since our records go no further than 2002, we can’t check to see whether the long-tenured Schneider’s success predates Cooper’s arrival. For what it’s worth, pitcher DL days and position player DL days were weakly correlated at the team level during the 2002-10 period, with an r of .32, though that could reflect common approaches to injury treatment more so than similar incidences of injury occurrence. …
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… Mark Kotsay recalled Guillen found ways to inject his style into the Sox’s 2005 World Series champions.
In one instance, Guillen called for Juan Uribe to lay down a squeeze bunt that enabled Pierzynski to score an insurance run in the clinching game of the American League Division Series at Boston.
“People look for his antics, but he always knows what’s going on,” Juan Pierre said. “He’s not scared to put on a signal, like a squeeze play. In the past, there wasn’t much he can do because of all the home run hitters.
“He’s excited, and so am I because that’s what my game is tailored to.”