Originally Posted by Spring~Fields
Are you saying that the fans should not expect a good product?
Or that Walt should be given more time than you have allotted the other gm's?
On some if-come-maybe like we heard from Bowden back in his day of the cry, “we are building for 2003”
While the fans spend their time, energy and money on that?
Why shouldn't we all just come back with our time, energy, interest and money after Walt and the Reds actually have a good product in place?
The fans should be realistic. Pretty clear. I think they can expect improvement this year, both through full seasons of guys like Rolen and Cabrera along with maturation of young guys.
Personally, I have allotted more time to Walt b/c his plan is to take more time. What you bring up is previously where we saw money being dumped into the major league product while hearing cries of "Win now". I expect to win now when I hear and see that. When I see a GM spend little to no money on the ML product early on and then see a good amt of money being spent on the future of the franchise, I tend to have more patience.
And to answer your last question, I tend to root for the team no matter what. I guess we'll see you in a few years.