I haven't heard anyone placing ALL the blame on him. What people are suggesting is THE PLAYERS THEMSELVES are at fault for where we are today, and Dozier is but one. And since he is the one who was calling out the FO for 'quitting' on them (my words, not his, but the gist was the same), people are going to come back with he didn't produce. I get how it sounds as if people are placing the blame on his shoulders, they aren't. But the are bumping back against his 'disappointment' in the FO when he (and the rest of the team) are to blame for the bad performance. And I say this as one who's always really liked Dozier. And it hurts to see him gone. But, as a fan, I'm mad at him, too.
Well said.And the counterpoint to this would be to suggest that Dozier is too much of the focus.
Well, this is the player demanding to hit in the lineup where he wants.The one who is seen as the offensive leader and clubhouse leader.If that's your position on the team, then expect more responsibility being thrown at your feet too.
Especially when you couple how vocal he's been complaining about the FO.He was more subtle about it this year, but nonetheless silly about his complaints.If Dozier doesn't like his buddies being traded, maybe he should try to be less of a blackhole for half a season.