In the July issue of Men's Journal magazine that hit newsstands last Friday, 100 MLB players were surveyed and asked a variety of questions.
The question that seemed to garner the most attention was concerning which manager in baseball is the least respected. An overwhelming number of respondents chose Miami Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen with well over double (36 percent to 14 percent) the votes for the next manager in line, Boston Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine.
Guillen shrugged off the results of the vote. “I don’t get paid for people to like me, I get paid to win games,” he said.
The results show two guys at the top (Guillen, Valentine) who aren't afraid to let their teams know they are in control, which begs the question—have today's MLB players become too soft?
Here are some signs that may point to that very fact.