its not just who's better but who the team plays better for and in front of.
That was my point. I dont think you can tell a team to "suck it up, Marty is great" if they don't have the confidence in him. It's just nto as easy as that even if you've decreed it should be. and it'll make life tougher for Marty not help.
Players aren't great at self-policing and it seems like Lou has granted Marty carte blanche... although clearly Lou's signing Schneider send a message to the guy.
And with all this put out there I am glad Marty is getting the start. It's not inappropriate at all.
I dont know. I wish we all didn't have this mindset of blind fear merely because Marty was named ... so soon.... point blank.... sort of in a seemingly unbending way...as starter. I understand it's a vote of confidence for Marty -- but it really is kind of rattling as a fan. and I have to think the team could sort of feels the same way. They have to. I dont think it was necessary and I have to wonder how many more unnecessary rushed proclamations there are going to be.
I'd prefer that the organization keep the tight-lipped strategy rather than act like there is some blind commitment to Marty. It's an unnerving choice. Silence is preferable. DeBoer needs to chill. He needs to think about what this says about his diplomacy. It's a TINY, so-what thing -- but it's saying something. It's saying that DeBoer may well be tyrannical and unbending and un-open to facing facts of the game put in front of him. He will go down with a sinking ship rather than right it, when given the opportunity.
I'm just saying --- I hope he's aware of this. and doesn't justify it out with There are a lot of guys WAAAAY worse than me -- who gives a fvck friend. YOU are who the team has to listen to, or more importantly choose NOT to listen to.