I was recently alerted to a site called "United States of Baseball." In the author's words:
He pointed out a recent article called Lou's Loser. Although I don't share his completely positive view on Piniella it is a very good read and he is of course correct that Naimoli is the real problem here and Lamar has screwed up a lot too.
I get on Piniella all the time (too much, I know) but it's only because there isn't much more to be said about Lamar and Naimoli and it's a daily thing with Piniella, always doing things that I don't like. I don't believe that Piniella is helping this team really but he's not the problem, the upper management is. This team will succeed or fail based on what Lamar and Naimoli (or their successors) do, whether Piniella is here or not.