Re: Should Valentine be fired??
posted at 8/5/2012 12:04 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Should Valentine be fired??
If you fire BV. The inmates have won again. The inmates won when BV picked a fight with Youkilis. I don't subscribe to an inmate mentality based on one bad month in 2011, but if one were to subscribe to an inmate mentality, were the inmates really Youk and Pedroia?
Posted by Joebreidey
I understand & relate to the sentiment that firing Bobby V. could send players the wrong, "we won, we're still in charge," message.
BUT! Keeping bobby v., for the sake of "not letting the players get their way again," would absolutely be the equivalent of cutting your nose off to spite your face.
THE ONLY RELEVANT QUESTIONS with respect to Bobby V. are................
Does he have the backing from ownership & the FO to truly manage this team?
Will the FO and ownership back him if he tries to "rock this boat?"
Have the players responded positively to Bobby V?
Has bobby v. said & done some pretty wacky things?
Does he instill a sense of professional calm & winners attitude?
Can he lead and motivate this crew to make a run at the post season?
Is Bobby V. adding to the dysfunction?
Does HE keep bringing up examples of dysfunction and his being undercut?
Is this adding to the soap opera atmosphere?
Are the players and coaches behind him?
Are they even remotely likely to get behind him for a run?
The answers to these questions appear to be self-evident!
Yes! The primary blame goes to ownership & the FO for not backing BV!
Yes! The players are absolutely to blame for not getting the job done!
Yes! The players are to blame for not getting behind bobby v., shutting the F up & PLAYING to their capabilities, and undermining yet another manage!
Still, is keeping bobby v. likely to result in a run at the post season? Absolutely not, based on the 2012 record to date, & the 1 step forward, 2 steps back pattern!!!!
***For those who can't seem to manage 2 thoughts at one time, is it possible that there is plenty of blame to go around with PLAYERS, coaches, the FO, ownership, and even little bobby v.???? BUT, the only realistic move that CAN BE MADE at this point still be........ sacking bobby v????
So please stop the "why is bobby v. getting ALL the blame???" BS!!!
Firing bobby v. is not mutually exclusive of others getting the majority of the blame!