Originally Posted by aerontg
No need to mention any names, you know who you are, but .....
What is with the disguised "I'm pulling for [insert player name here] to do well (in a call-up or comeback bid)" comments? On first glance it appears that you're actually rooting for the guy. Usually, said poster will reveal his true intentions with "[insert player name here] will be able to increase his trade value (to get him off the Reds roster)".
Why not just come right out and say "It would be nice to not waste the money on you, leave or make yourself valuable in a trade"?
Should we be pulling for a player to succeed because of 1) our personal affection for that player, or 2) because it will help the Reds franchise.
My answer is 2 every time, but it certainly can include number 1 sometimes.
Let's say I want the Reds to trade Arroyo or I think he will be traded...of course I will be rooting for him to suceed to maximize return. Am I being mean?