Originally Posted by kaldaniels
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?
No, you're not. They're big boys, they make more money than most of us will ever see in 5 life times, they can handle it.
The notion that we have to root and support or coddle them like high school players is a bit silly I think. Most of these guys have no loyalty to the city, the fans or the team anymore, they're after the most $ they can get, they're out for themselves - fans should be too - after all we're the ones paying their salaries ultimately, and don't get 6 months off every year and make millions.
I think they can handle internet posters treating them like commodoties, if they don't think they are in the future plans for the Reds. I'm not sure why it's an issue with the thread starter.