Originally Posted by traderumor
"Started out well" is the key point. The team had a great April, the rest of the season was more of the same because it was the same. The results were predictable, although we all hoped upon hope the team would be the one to overcome the odds. In the end, they have not and the minor moves that were made had mixed results.
Now, this offseason will tell us much, as I hope a major overhaul will take place.
We totally agree on the final point. The off-season is the key. I just hope and pray that we don't see the reincarnation of the Minnesota Twins here. Ever notice how many former Twins Krivsky brings in? I mean, it's like he doesn't have an original idea. I'm sorry, but I'm really disappointed in Krivsky and Robert C. When they started out, they went gangbusters. DFA'd a lot of worthless players, brought in a couple of good players and I got into a comfort zone with them. Then, all of a sudden, we get two starters for three pretty much worthless pitchers and an over-the-hill shortstop followed by the numerous retread pitchers. What?
Today, I was listening to another MLB "expert" tellling how we got the biggest fleecing of the year. I believe in accountability. I always have in business or in sports business. You bring in guys who are supposed to make a difference and if they don't, you are the blame. Yes, it's too soon to hang Krivsky from the highest tree. Same with Cast, but I'm not afraid to say that the total result of the changes has been less than satisfactory starting with extentions for Krivsky from Cast and the manager from Krivsky. If things are not working out, you shake things up, but in the usual conservative ways this franchise has practiced from time to time, e get more of the same. I want radical change. Ditch the whole team if you must, but make it better. What we got was less value for what we had and regardless of the improvement of the bullpen, we've continued to lose, lose, lose. Is that acceptable? Not to me especially from a bunch who came in saying heads would roll.
It may all work out, but I'm not seeing that right now. What I'm seeing is what we've had for six long years. Losing baseball and moves that mystify everyone. We had that with Boone and Miley, Marge and Carl, and now Bob and Wayne. Be "glass-half-full" all you want, but the bottom line is losing baseball and made worse by moves. I will not sugar-coat it and go along with the ones who want to "have faith" in the new ownership and management. What I see is losing baseball and moves making things worse. And that's not acceptable.