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Saturday, September 29, 2012

Omar Vizquel feels letting mistakes slide has to end

“It’s part of the inexperience,” said Vizquel, in his 24th and final season as a player. “If you make mistakes and nobody says anything about it — they just let it go — we’re going to keep making the same mistakes over and over again. We have to stand up and say something right after that mistake happened. We have to talk about it at meetings. We have to address it in a big way in the clubhouse.

“Sometimes you have to punish players because they’re making the same mistakes over and over again.”

 

“I’m feeling sad in a personal way,” he said. “I was expecting much more from myself.” He didn’t quite know where he fit in on the team. He didn’t know when he was going to play, in what situation, against what kind of pitching, or what position he was going to play. He found some of that difficult and confusing, again bringing into question the internal communications on the team.

Omar, don’t make me worry about ‘cha
They say that goodbye arrives by design

Gch exhales the vast drunken folly of Epicurus Posted: September 29, 2012 at 02:58 PM | 3 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: blue jays, john farrell, veteran leadership

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   1. Howie Menckel Posted: September 29, 2012 at 03:55 PM (#4248954)

I'm confused how a 45-yr-old with a 49 OPS+ got 159 PA to knock in all of 7 runs.
   2. The Yankee Clapper Posted: September 29, 2012 at 07:25 PM (#4249024)
Hard to interpret Vizquel's comments as anything but a knock on Farrell, no?
   3. BDC Posted: September 29, 2012 at 08:44 PM (#4249044)
Well, it could be true that Vizquel is now a bad player who should have started the year in a coaching box instead of the active roster, and simultaneously be true that his team was sloppily managed. In fact, that would be consistent.

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