Re: Character - see my earlier post regarding Ardolis Chapman. I don't really think there's much of a correlation, Dozier may be a great guy but it hasn't exactly translated to his team winning a bunch of games
While the front office (at least during the draft) repeated they like high character guys no one seems to be able to identify who all the low character guys are. How many low character guys do we need to get rid of on the Twins team? Since about 99% of the players get labeled high character guys I guess the term loses all meaning for me.High character does not appear to something that is in short supply in baseball.Due to that fact the term is for all intents and purposes meaningless as far as I can tell.
Yeah I get the one bad apple and all but rarely do you see it have much influence at least not that I can tell.Yep everyone has different personalities some easier to deal with than others but when it comes to playing the game they all want to win and if a player doesn't work at his craft there is always someone better waiting to take their place.
Typically the bad character angle comes up when teams are losing.Yeah guys are not going to be happy losing and there is a lot of pressure to perform.That can boil over some but I don't think it has to do with bad character just wanting to win and be a productive player.
Maybe their are red flag guys out there it just seems we don't hear about very many.I'd bet every player the Twins have has high character can you name any that don't?