Author Topic: Nationals vs Mets, Game 1  (Read 35310 times)

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Offline Coladar

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Re: Nationals vs Mets, Game 1
« Reply #350: September 06, 2010, 10:31:55 PM »
Riggleman brought together his "in crowd" of veterans and asked if they should throw at Sanchez. That is not leadership, that is letting the inmates run the asylum. 

I don't disagree with the decision, I disagree with him being dumb enough to think he needed to ask.

People are regularly complaining that they don't know what is going on in the clubhouse. Keeping to a standard requires you to know the clubhouse rules which don't seem to be apparent to anymore. Hell it doesn't seem like there really are any rules. The team seems to hustle a little more but I keep reading about what sounds like a lack of communication.

In that environment, I doubt a player newer to the game like Nyjer is going to do well. Riggleman is effectively leaving the coaching to his veterans if his public comments are any indication.

I still strongly dislike Morgan's actions, but I have to agree with this. The fact that Morgan has played every game since the incidents, and the comments from Riggleman and Rizzo, including the discussion of whether to hit the Marlins... There is no discipline or respect for authority on this team. That is obvious now. And that's slightly what I was hinting at as to a reason Olsen is so unhappy or performing the way he is. Riggleman is godawful controlling the players, and giving any semblance of balance or continuity, or basic rules and punishment. I can easily see how given such a situation Morgan spiraled out of control, going from bad to worse, without any outside authority saying "hey, this is wrong, stop." it's 50/50 in my mind now, instead of 100% Morgan.