Credit Cake: Who gets credit for Sox turnaround?

Credit Cake: Who gets credit for Sox turnaround?
September 27, 2013, 12:15 am
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We've all heard of the Blame Pie, right. When something goes wrong, or right, you divvy up who gets their rightful share.

On "Uno Sports Tonight," Steve Buckley of the Herald and Kirk Minihane are cooking up "Credit Cakes" and doling out pieces for who should be credited with taking the Red Sox from 93-loss disaster to 95-plus-win colossus.

Here's how Buckley slices it:

He says 40 percent of the credit goes to general manager Ben Cherington; 30 percent to the talent on the roster, "these guys did what they were brought in to do," says Buckley; manager John Farrell gets a 25-percent slice and chemistry a small 5-percent piece.

And here's what Minihane cooks up:

He gives his biggest share, 40 percent, to talent; Farrell gets a 30-percent slice, Cherington gets nearly equal credit to the manager, 29.999 percent; and that final microscopic piece? 0.001 percent is chemistry says Minihane. He says that shows you chemistry doesn't really add up to anything at all.