There are so many dumb comments in this post and it just keeps snowballing.You guys keep talking about leadership, or a lack thereof. That’s not the issue. I think you know it, but nobody wants to come out and say it.
A lot of you are too young too remember Reggie Jackson and his “straw that stirs the drink” comment/ controversy. He was a superstar FA who rubbed everyone in the Yankee clubhouse the wrong way from the minute he got there. His teammates put up with him though, because when the lights came on he produced in the big moments.
Now you’ve got another team in NY years later… they sign a big star to a huge new deal. He comes in teeth flashing, bff with the new owner who pushed to sign him to the big extension.
He starts off ice cold. He jumps one of his teammates in the dugout’s tunnel during a game. He underperforms at the plate all year. He pushes for the team to trade for his buddy at the deadline Then he calls out the fans for booing him. He ends the season telling a very popular teammate he needs to “apologize” for his suspension.
That’s the guy who is going to “fit in”? He’s the guy you think a team wants to rally around?
Unlike with Reggie and the Yankees, the team isn’t winning, and the chemistry isn’t there. In fact, the team regressed. What does this team do? How do they fix this?
The ultimate was about Cano. Of course Cano should apologize. He fucking cheated. HE FUCKING CHEATED.