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June 05, 2019 03:32PM
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toga
he's acting like like a petulant, rebellious child. His attitude is a disruptive force in the dugout. He screwed up Sunday - in right field again but worse by not standing & answering questions or just saying that he messed up but will continue to work. Instead his teammates were left to field questions from the press - Monday was a day off so he decides to make a statement on Tuesday. He doesn't anyone an apology for his actions - what about his teammates (left them answering to the press for his mistakes); the Yankees who wanted him to be responsible to the press, something the players are taught right from the minor leagues; or the fans who want to know what is going on with him. Mistreated by the media in NY - so his example comes from way back about his hair. Now I wonder whether he is Yankee material even MLB - now because of his difficulties in learning right field but because he seems to be a "me" person rather than a teammate. To say he doesn't have to answer questions from the media it's not a rule - where was Mariano following game 7 in 2001? Hero or goat, good game or bad - it might not be a written rule but players are expected to be accountable following a game. Then to say his teammates only made things worse by answering after the game.
Mariano only refused to appear for interviews after the '96 WS because he wanted to be able to answer question in English - by the '97 ST he was ready. Gleyber Torres, Miguel Andujuar,, Gio have not shied from interviews -= if needed the interpreter is close by to explain some questions. Accountability is part of being an adult not just a professional athlete - Frazier needs to mature. Did he just talk himself into a demotion to S/WB this weekend??? (FWIW haven't watched post game from last night - will do that in a little bit) and now I did see Frazier's post game - reporters & Clint blew this - it's can only get worse. Will NY media 'destroy" this kid? seen happen before.

Wow. Safe to say you don't like him? lol

I (repeat, I) would cut him some slack. Still quite young and I/We don't know what goes on behind the scenes. I think he felt slighted not starting the season up with 'the show' even though his numbers were quite good. They're actually quite good thus far. Yet he is struggling with RF. He usually is LF and is much better there. Bottom line is he has produced much more than he has given up defensively. Is he Hicks, defensively? Nope. But don't penalize him because his arm is stronger than Gardner's so the burden is on him (by being better defensively) than the option (Gardner) and making him learn the new position. I believe the guy will be an all-star. I just hope it's with the Yanks.

Also, I agree with him about his teammates answering for him (if they did - I didn't see any of the interviews). If he rather not talk until he has something to say (and many athletes have done that across all sports), they don't (as teammates) need to talk for him, THAT'S what creates drama. Stay out of his business and let all and any pushback be on him. Now if Boone or Cashman tell him he needs to talk to the media, then he has to at this stage. If it was Judge that wanted to ignore the media, somehow Boone/Cashman - just a guess - would be alright with that.
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