It's fair to question everything. Except, maybe, the right to question everything.
Don't go there. You're not in the dugout either.
Wasn't stifling free speech. But I think its acceptable to say "Why go down this path?"
And I'm not claiming to know better than the guys in the dugout. That's kind of my point. I'm saying trust the guys in the dugout. Management has access to such a vast amount of high quality information (statistical and experiential) that its rather shocking we don't trust them on something where our disagreement is based solely on conjecture. "Trust the guy in the dugout with access" is a perfectly rational response.
I feel the same way when people disagree with beat writers about the things they see and report on in the clubhouse (thinking the comments section of The Athletic on this one). The beat writer is there, you're watching the game on TV. I'm not saying we should swallow what they say as gospel (and if its Souhan we should ignore it!) but lets not pretend that we somehow know better because we played Legion Ball.
I think the anonymity of the internet brings this on. If one of us talked to Rocco face-to-face or had a chance to write him a letter he'd read, I don't think we'd be questioning this so harshly. We'd be more polite and likely ask it as a question: "Hey, what's your reasoning for resting players?" instead of "Hey, stop resting players! Its stupid!" But since its just posting online, we feel we can pose as experts. And I'm guilty of this as much as the next person BTW :-)