Back when Ken Macha was hired, I commented that I had a negative initial reaction because of an apparent history of bad blood between him and his players. One of the players from whom he took a verbal right hook was Jason Kendall.
"I don't want Billy to take heat for this [Macha's firing] because this is what needed to happen''Well, now Macha has not so elegantly informed Jason Kendall, via the media, that his playing time is going to be cut this year.
“That would keep Jason fresh so that when we get to crunch time, he’s got some gas left,” said Macha. “I could see him getting at least one day off a week. He’s not going to be happy about it. That’s just too bad.”"That's just too bad."?!?!? No word from Kendall yet. We'll see if he swings back.
I'm telling you, I don't like it. There are a lot of pouters on this team. A manager who's this cold to the players has got to be enough of an a-hole to back it up and Macha doesn't seem to be. I'm worried this isn't going to work.