“In his 30 years, James Woods played more than half a million games in the Major Leagues.
And he played better than any GM in the game’s history, ever.
Woods did not need to win to be a great GM.
But he didn’t do it.
He did it by being terrible.
He was a player who, as I said, did not have to win.”– Bill Simmons, ESPN SportsCenter”James Woods is the only GM in sports history who played every game.
He played more games than anyone.
He has never played a worse game than the 1987 NLDS against the Yankees.
He threw for fewer runs, but he was a worse pitcher.
Woods is also the only team-wide manager who lost every single game.”– Michael Kay, ESPN.com”Woods was a terrible GM.
And now he’s the only one in the history of the game who hasn’t won an NLDS.”– Paul Lukas, ESPN The Magazine”He’s not the only manager who never won an American League pennant.
He’s the first.”– Mike Piazza, ESPNBoston Herald”I think James Woods will be remembered as one of the worst GMs in baseball history.”– Dave McMenamin, ESPNChicago Tribune”I don’t think James Wood is the greatest GM of all time.
But I do think he is the best, because he’s not even close.”– Bob Nightengale, ESPNNew York Daily News”Wood was a good GM, but when he made bad trades, he made them on purpose.
If the fans didn’t care, he didn.
He wasn’t interested in winning.
He wanted to win in the playoffs.
He made bad moves to win, but that’s what he was.”– Ken Rosenthal, Fox Sports”James Wood’s trade for Joe Torre made the New York Yankees a better team.”– Jon Heyman, CBSSports.comA closer look at the Boston Red Sox’s trade deadline moves from January 4 to 6, 1987, and the impact they had on the teams success.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed down 1.6% Friday on a broad rebound in corporate earnings that may have helped push investors to invest more in the stock markets.
Analysts say the recovery from the worst recession since the Great Depression is now starting to turn around.
Wall Street’s rally, however, was short-lived.
Analyzing the recent moves in the market, The Wall St. Journal’s Mark Halperin and Robert Zirkelbach say the Dow could be undervalued.
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Read more from The Wall STJ: The Dow is now undervalued for the second time in three years.
In May, the Dow lost 5% to 4,923.50, but the gain was made possible by a surge in new orders, which were also buoyed by new technology.
Analyzes of the Dow’s latest quarterly earnings report have said it should have lost even more.
The recent earnings reports of Amazon and Apple, as well as earnings from Microsoft, Netflix, and Alphabet, are likely to boost stocks even more, said Mark Zandi, chief investment officer of Wells Fargo & Hayes &.
Bacon &.; Weinberg.
The S&P 500 also rose for a second straight day.
The Dow Jones industrial average, which measures the performance of the broadest range of companies, closed at 21,945.15.
The Nasdaq composite index, which tracks the broader market, closed up 1.3%.