Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Baseball Primer Newsblog > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

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

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

   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.

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.



<< Back to main

BBTF Partner

Support BBTF


Thanks to
Adam M
for his generous support.


You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogCubs hit six home runs, win Game 3 of NLDS |
(19 - 3:19am, Oct 13)
Last: Baldrick

NewsblogWhy MLB needs to suspend Dodgers' Chase Utley for over-the-top takeout -
(382 - 3:00am, Oct 13)
Last: Rob_Wood

NewsblogOT: NBA Pre-Season Thread
(237 - 2:48am, Oct 13)
Last: baudib

NewsblogAA: Harold Reynolds doesn’t think Canadians can catch foul balls
(13 - 2:47am, Oct 13)
Last: baudib

NewsblogToronto Blue Jays’ R.A. Dickey would be ‘disappointed and sad’ if he doesn’t get a chance to pitch in post-season | National Post
(16 - 2:46am, Oct 13)
Last: Drexl Spivey

NewsblogOTP: October 2015 3. Congress honors Red Land Little League
(156 - 2:10am, Oct 13)
Last: OCF

NewsblogReplay Is Turning Baseball Into Football And I Hate It
(18 - 1:43am, Oct 13)
Last: Zach

NewsblogOMNICHATTER for LDS DAY 5, 2015
(1129 - 1:40am, Oct 13)
Last: Meatwad stole 3rd base on Lester

NewsblogDodgers Pick Kershaw to Start on 3 Days' Rest in Game 4 - The New York Times
(7 - 1:39am, Oct 13)
Last: SoSHially Unacceptable

NewsblogLee Smith: In Defense of the Chase Utley Slide
(23 - 1:36am, Oct 13)
Last: billyshears

NewsblogRoyals' five-run inning beats Astros in Game 4 |
(7 - 1:26am, Oct 13)
Last: Walt Davis

NewsblogOT - October 2015 College Football thread
(140 - 11:53pm, Oct 12)
Last: smileyy

NewsblogOT: Soccer October 2015
(190 - 10:53pm, Oct 12)
Last: madvillain

NewsblogHorn: A letter to Rangers fans who feel national broadcasts are against them | Dallas Morning News
(42 - 7:35pm, Oct 12)
Last: Rob_Wood

NewsblogBaseball Is Not a Contact Sport | FanGraphs Baseball
(20 - 7:33pm, Oct 12)
Last: Orange Julius

Page rendered in 0.1591 seconds
47 querie(s) executed