I am having a hard time understanding how the analytics of 162 game season correlates to 5 or 7 game playoff series. I believe the playoffs are where the "real" managers have to prove themselves. When you have one game or even one at bat you sometimes need to go with your gut. Sometimes the playoffs are too big a stage for certain players. Example, going to Ottavino in recent weeks scares the hell out of me. He just doesn't seem to the have the confidence needed at this time of the year. I'm not really singling him out but he is one that comes to mind.