Re: Where was the Captain's leadership when it was needed most?
posted at 10/1/2011 7:19 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Where was the Captain's leadership when it was needed most?
[QUOTE]Mike, I have no idea what Beckett did or didn't do....but you're basing your view of Beckett on a writer's interpretation of what a "uniformed" member of the team allegedly told him off the record. "Uniformed" = 25 man roster, the coaches, September call ups....some of whom may be wrong, hold a grudge, etc. I don't think that's a reliable source to base a judgement on.
Posted by SonicsMonksLyresVicars[/QUOTE]
If you go back and read my post, that's why I used the words "if" and "whether or not" a few times.
That being said, regardless of whether or not Beckett was the ringleader, I still stand by my question: "Where was the Captain's leadership when it was needed most?"
Tito, Theo, and the management group all stated in their press conferences that there were serious clubhouse issues (and Tito had NEVER previously commented publicly on anything that went on inside the clubhouse -- even during the "Manny years" -- so it must have been a major issue).
Quote directly from Francona:
"Don't forget, a month ago this team was on pace to win 100 games," Francona said. "When things started to go, I wanted desperately for our guys to care about each other on the field. I wasn't seeing that as much as I wanted to. I tried to help make that better, the coaches also, it just wasn't ever comfortable. You've heard me talk all the time about going in one direction and getting through challenges and meeting them together, but I just didn't think we were doing that. That's my responsibility to get them to do that and it wasn't happening to my satisfaction."
I'm just asking what did our beloved Captain do to bridge the gap between Tito & coaching staff and the offending players. IF he did nothing, or accomplished nothing, he is captain in name only.