Doug Melvin responds to Ryan Braun, invites him to be deputy GM

7/7/09 in MLB   |   Pat   |   5235 respect

Melvin: "It was inappropriate for him to say what he said, and I'm not happy about it. To make the statements he made and also get on his teammates like that, it was irresponsible on his part. It just ticked me off. We all work every day from 9 a.m. to midnight, and basically 12 months a year. I'll be glad to have Ryan help if he wants to. I'll give him a badge and he can be my deputy. I don't like criticizing players; it's out of character for me. But I'm tired of it and I need to protect the people under us. Everybody's working as hard as they can to make this a winning organization. He's too talented a player to be doing this so early in his career. He just has to be careful about what he says."
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