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04-24-2012, 06:23 PM
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Then you're wrong.
The management made a promise to Bard. He's within his rights to hold them to that promise. The moment they said publically that Bard was a starter, they lost their ability to not look like liars when they didn't come through on their word.
Personally? The management has done nothing to convince me that they deserve any benefit of the doubt here. Bard is holding them to their word for once, and I'm right behind them. Keeping one's word is very, very important. It's why teams are wise never to make the kind of ironclad promise that Cherington made to Bard.
I'm not wrong. You're idealistic.
Unless it's in his contract that he would be starting this year, it really doesn't matter what he was told, or what he was promised. A business need changed, and so did his position. It's no different from any other business, except this is being played out in the public view and potentially at higher stakes.
It's a ****** way to run an organization, but they're not doing anything "wrong". I think it will come back to bite them in the ass in many different ways down the road, but no...they are not wronging Bard in some unimaginable way.
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