They’ve hurt Jurrjens’ feelings. They could at least keep dialogue open with the guy. That’s THREE pitchers who have complained of Wren not simply keeping them in the loop via discussion. Glavine, KK, and now JJ. I like Wren, and I seldom favor players in player-GM/Manager disputes, but the evidence is piling up. TALK to these people, Frank. What’s it hurt to pick up the phone and make these people feel like they count for something in the process??
“You hear stuff. When the Medlen stuff happened, people around here, my teammates, were like, ‘Wow, they didn’t even think to call you back up?’ People were asking me, ‘Did they say anything to you?’ It just shows me what I mean to them. It doesn’t feel good, but that’s OK. It’s business.”
#148, he’s done nothing. And I wouldn’t think twice about any of it except him being the third pitcher to mention not being talked to about what’s going on. It just seems to me that if he’s got the balls to cut ties with Glavine and Smoltz, and to make these moves with icewater in his veins (which I like), he ought to give these guys a call. It seems like Schurholz’s (sp?) intervention in the Glavine fiasco, along with comments from the players, backs up the idea that Wren is tactless.
But you know me, Stevie, I’m not crying much over these millionaires feeling left out. Just seems like enough to raise an eyebrow and wonder if we might not get the best out of our players – and the best considerations from free agents – if Wren would tighten up this part of his game.