OK: First off, this thead has nothing to do whatsoever with the current EE situation. If you'd like to continue discussing EE please do so in one of the many other current threads.
What motivates players who are struggling?
What different tactics have managers tried over the years to help a player who's slumping?
I have to believe some players need motivated by being kicked in the butt, while others need to be assured, while others just need more playing time, while others are completely self motivated.
Examples of players who were motivated in different ways? (ie. A Paul O'Neal vs. a Griffey Jr for example).
Players who are pressing? How do you get them to calm down?
When do you pull the plug and bench/send a player down? (Again, NOT ABOUT EE).
Just currious what people thoughts are regarding the general idea of "how do you motivate a ball player who is struggling"?