Snarly's Gaming Rival!!
- Dec 8, 2016
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You are around this forum every day, and a highly respected poster.
You can not have possibly missed the literally scores of post denigrating Tito and the FO for, among other things, retaining Bauers over Bradley, playing Naylor every day, instead of bringing up Johnson, not trading Lindor a year ago, not trading Jose yet, not going into full rebuild, retaining Hedges, yada yada yada.
Its not ghosts of message boards past, its ghosts of this message board now.
Fans simply do not understand...or refuse to acknowledge...that every roster decision is and has been made with a lot of thought and with a lot of input by professional baseball people with long track records of success.
And they do it with their hands tied behind their backs, playing high stakes poker with nickles and dimes.
On the surface there is absolutely no way this organization should put anything above an annual second division club on the field....circa 1960s, 1970s, 1980s. Given the vastly deeper pockets of the other owners in this division, we shouldn't even be competitive in the AL Central.
But somehow, some way, this FO does...every year. And they do it by making the right decisions nearly every time...decisions that are constantly criticized daily on here.
That is not respect. Its not even recognition.
Then, later, those same posters insist that they were always on board with the sames decisions they trashed a year, a month, even a week ago.
I think there is a misunderstanding between the two of you. Derek in my opinion is saying the main posters hold the FO in high regard. He isn't wrong there at all since most do. The FO has good reasons for the actions they take so there isn't any just a coin flip
Now that being stated, Cats most people complain just to complain I feel like at times even if they do hold the FO in high regard they are still going to question moves they don't agree with. So I am not going to disagree with the fact some of the fans (and posters on here) go a little too far with their complaining.