Originally Posted by Ltlabner
Actually we owe nothing of the sort.
It's an internet rumor so we have no idea if it's even true. And it it is, as you suggest, I offer no apology for expecting Walt to do his job.
Now, if Walt pulls off a spectacular series of moves in the next 7 days that sets us up for 2010 and beyond? Then I'll eat a big helping of Crow-Helper.
First, it may be on the internet, but fanhouse is a legitimate news site with legitimate reporters. This was not from some guys personal blog. It still may not be true, but it has the same credibility as if it was from C. Trent's or Lance's blog. (Not saying that everything on these guys blog is true, just that they are real reporters.)
Second, I have no idea if you ever criticized Jockety for not making an effort to improve this team, or for not doing his job. If you did not, then you are not who Brutus was referring to, so no need to be offended. But if you did, and this rumor is true, then you and anyone else who did, should eat some crow.
Brutus was not asking people to apologize for expecting Jocketty to do his job, he was asking people to apologize of accusing Jocketty of not doing his job, when it turns out that he might have been doing his job.
I don't know if you read Brutus's previous posts in other threads, but his point was that we don't know what Jocketty is doing, so we should wait until the smoke clears after the trading deadline before casting judgment. The fact that we now have a report that, if true, shows that Jocketty was willing to make a very large, bold move, proves his point, and was why he was wondering if anyone would eat crow now.