Chuck get on the freakin phone and talk to these players. B.J. in particular played his heart out trying to become a SS in Durham this year. Despite having a bad start defensively he marched out their everyday. He got better as the year went on. Give him the benefit of the doubt and talk to him man to man about his future. Don't mouth off in the papers. If I had you as manager, I would be looking around as well.
LaMar is no communicator
By David Bloom
``I'm tired of reading about the club's opinion of B.J. Upton in the paper,'' said agent Larry Reynolds. ``A simple call would be nice. If they don't think he can play shortstop, they should seriously think about trading him.''