One of the things Sandy Alderson said today during his interview with WFAN’s Mike Francesa, struck me as being kind of odd and out of place.
Alderson said that he does not consider Ruben Tejada or Lucas Duda as part of the team’s core.
You know what? Neither do I, but I doubt that Duda or Tejada care what I think.
Alderson also said he “does consider” Ike Davis to be part of the core. He of course being the player that was just demoted to Triple-A Las Vegas on Sunday.
Obviously, Davis is a former first round pick and naturally has a higher ceiling, so again, no disagreement there, but the way he went public with his feelings about Duda and Tejada rubbed me the wrong way.
It reminded me of M. Donald Grant’s style when he was running things. Grant openly criticized his players publicly and believed it was a good motivation vehicle. Is that what Sandy was doing? Motivating?
Just before that he took a shot at a great deal of players without mentioning names.
“We have too many players wh...