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 Post subject: Re: Dom Smith late, 1 day suspension
PostPosted: Wed Feb 28, 2018 8:46 pm 
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Who knows the details of last season, but its clear he had issues showing up on time last year, has had issues staying in shape, etc.

There's a reason why Sandy went so harsh on him at the end of last season. There's a reason why Mickey Callaway made such a public example out of him on Day 1 this year.

These aren't NYFS created controversies. You have a GM who is notoriously tight lipped make multiple comments - either direct or in general about the "callups" - to the press. You have a new manager whose public mantra to date was about how much he was going to love his players making an obvious public example of him. You had literally an entire coaching staff in Vegas get reassigned/lose jobs because of how the call-ups reflected on them.

There's an issue here. Its not career killing of course, but its not nothing.


Don't worry - if he hits 30 HRs, you'll happily deny those issues ever existed.


I mean, yeah. My concern is that the lack of discipline - and perhaps maturity - which is at the root of his issues with both weight and punctuality will prevent him from reaching his potential. Wanting him to get with the program is not an intellectually inconsistent position.

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 Post subject: Re: Dom Smith late, 1 day suspension
PostPosted: Wed Feb 28, 2018 11:00 pm 
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Let's just say there's a BIG difference in being a prima donna when you're an established star and it doesn't affect your play compared to being a prima donna when you're a kid that hasn't proven a darn thing yet. Baseball's an individualistic sport, it is possible to be selfish and still be a great player. But an utter lack of commitment before doing anything is a huge red flag.

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There is a lot of vitriol for a kid who has never really had an issue except his weight and a late to morning meeting. At least he isn't juicing, partying, getting arrested, etc...

Everything is speculative but some guys are just targets and some guys are just Teflon.


I'm a Jets fan, you could pretty much say the same for Mo Wilkerson. He 'only' gained weight and was late to meetings. Except it derailed his career with the Jets and showed he was fat and happy after getting his big contract.


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 Post subject: Re: Dom Smith late, 1 day suspension
PostPosted: Wed Feb 28, 2018 11:36 pm 
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AllWrightNow wrote:
Let's just say there's a BIG difference in being a prima donna when you're an established star and it doesn't affect your play compared to being a prima donna when you're a kid that hasn't proven a darn thing yet. Baseball's an individualistic sport, it is possible to be selfish and still be a great player. But an utter lack of commitment before doing anything is a huge red flag.



I hope you're not talking about Dom, because "an utter lack of commitment" and "prima donna" sound all wrong to me. Having some maturity issues and weight gain problems doesn't mean those two things. He's lost weight, he's obviously trained hard and nothing about him suggests prima donna, he seems pretty humble to me, maybe even a little shy. He's got to be more consistent and mature, but I would never describe him as "utter lack of commitment".

If you weren't talking about Dom . . . then, nevermind.

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