Bridgestone Messier Leadership Award (best leader): - Brian Sutter Award - Backes
If they are in fact considering Jackman as the next captain, I am the only one that see this as an indictment on the leadership actually provided by Backes?
I know we fans 'suppose' he provides leadership based on his hard play and constant competitiveness, but what do we know?
I know I heard a lot about Pertro's leadership last year, heard very little from those close to the team in that regards to David, and now 'supposed' word that they are leaning towards giving the 'C' to Jacks.....
I'm not trying to make any statements here, I'm just trying to put the pieces together. I just figure that if you think David is a good candidate for Captain, why not make the move now and bring some stability to the 'C'?
IMO....and this is only my opinion.....if they give the 'C' to Jackman it's because they are not convinced Backes is the answer and/or they are contemplating Petriangelo but are not ready to make that move.
For what it's worth, JR reported a big part of Brewer keeping the 'C' as well as a big part of trading him was the organization refused to take the 'C' from a player. Giving it to Jackman gives them another season to evaluate the options and not have to worry about taking it back since his contract expires at the end of the season.
oh and you all forgot .......
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