Page says that his goal is "to improve everybody's batting average by 25 points. That will make a big difference when it comes to one-run ballgames." That would make Cristian Guzman a .244 hitter. If the team improved by 25 points, they would be batting .275, the highest in the NL (Florida batted .272 last year.) Of course Washington's record in one-run games was 30-31 and they finished 81-81 overall so I would think Washington would just be better off winning games by 5 runs or more(which they did just 13 times last year.)
Davey Lopes was hired to join Frank Robinson as his assistant curdmudgeon and will be in charge of grumbling about how kids don't play the right way today when Robinson is unable to do so.