I don't know why I am assuming that Bordick would make a bad manager. I guess it's from his uninspiring broadcasting, but he's actually very interesting to listen to when talking about the very narrow bandwidth of things he really understands (specifically the mechanics of playing defensive infield). Its unfair of me to presume that the milquetoast Jim Hunter-esque guy who broadcasts the games is the same guy who would be in the manager's office (I do think it's fair to assume we'd see that guy in the press room, which would be obnoxious). Maybe he'd be fine, if boring. I have absolutely zero idea about his philosophies.
They have raved about him in ST, his instruction and teaching, etc...
I think its going to be important to drive fundamentals down these young players throats. I think he can do that.
He was as fundamentally sound and intelligent player as you will find.
That doesn't mean he can manage but if they want to try it, I don't really have an issue with it.
I didn't think Flanny would make a good GM based off of his announcing, what he would talk about he valued, etc...I don't feel that way about Bordick, even though he was as dry an announcer as Flanny. I think what Flanny brought to the table would have been great if you handed him the reigns of pitching in the minors..let him implement his ideas. Let him run it.
I kind of view Bordick the same way. Wouldn't want him being the GM but a high profile coach or even manager? Worth a try.