It’s no secret that Jack Z is fairly cautious with what he says publicly. He almost always plays things close to the (sweater) vest, and that’s why it was so surprising to hear his aggressive tone in an interview with Mike Salk on Wednesday. If you missed the audio, Salk has a write-up with some quotes and his thoughts, including a link to the full interview.
The obvious takeaway is that Jack was unimpressed with the effort that some of the younger guys on the team put in last year. Given that they just acquired Miguel Olivo to start at catcher, he was even sufficiently annoyed by their performances to take away their jobs. This is probably the most open and honest Jack has been with the media since he was hired, and it wasn’t really positive honesty. He was frustrated, and it showed.
If you missed it, I highly encourage you to check out the link and listen to the audio.