In the games I've seen over the years, however, Aoki seems to have an extreme affinity for bunting, which is perhaps a fireable offense per se.
His record, of course, stands for itself. The problem is that Swarbrick would presumably run any search for a replacement.
To pound the strike zone but in any case this team lacks any mojo and that has to be a coaches' job to motivate these guys. As far as bunting I can recall multiple times even a safety squeeze would have been the difference in a game. His timing on when to use small ball is totally off.
He doesn't seem to like firing people. Messy, messy stuff.
Oh, and I'm not suggesting he'll publicly comment on Aoki. God no. Why would he be expected to do that? Screw the alumni and fan base, right? He'll probably just use that excuse in the private question/answer sessions with big donors. Seems to be his MO.