Re: Crawford- Henry
posted at 10/15/2011 12:48 AM EDT
In Response to Re: Crawford- Henry
[QUOTE]He lost a lot of respect in my eyes. There's nothing to gain by stating his CC position except selfaggrandizement. It backfired.
Posted by moonslav59[/QUOTE]I agree. John Henry for the most part stays in background for a reason. He usually only jumps in when angry and it seldom works out great. He did do a masterful job of herding the deuling mentor and mentoree (LL and Theo) after the 2005 season but here are just two other examples of when Henry gets in the spotlight when angered:
"Nomar and his agent are disingenuous" and then reveals just what Nomar had turned down before the start of the 2003 season. Foolish move.
Tweets "we wish Mr Texieria and his wife good luck" slamming the door on the negotiations before he had to.
But from the background on this story, Henry was pizzed. Bad time to have gone on with rabid dog talk radio shock jocks.
But my take from this is first that there probably was some truth to what he said. My guess is that the baseball ops guys might have been divided but the prevailing feeling was to go with it. His business ops guys probably were divided too.
So why did he go along with it? A wise mentor of mine told me a long time ago a smart man does not buy a dog and then let it bark.
So he probably was tired of hearing aside from everything else that has flown around that he shoved Crawford down the baseball ops people's throats.
Dumb move that come from acting when angry. I try and teach managers that when dealing with an issue when you are angry it is like jello. Try and handle it when its hot, it will burn you and never get your hands around it. Put it in the refrigerator overnight it is amazing how it is it is to handle it and get your hands around it.
Henry should have put the issue in the refrigerator overnight and dealt with it later rather drive over to the studio and go toe-to-toe on the air. Bad move no way around it but probably not a lie.
Just my take.