Originally Posted by edabbs44
Sometimes, but i just thought that it is ironic that we have posters talking about expectations and he's still young an all that, and then in the same thread we are saying things like he is far and away the best defensive RFer in baseball. Just ironic.
I know the party line is that Jay is a great defender and I don't think anyone will dispute that. But why do we always have to go to the extreme? This guy has the potential to be a top 5 starter in the league, this one is a #1 starter, that one will be an MVP candidate. And then when they don't hit their targets, some end up being disappointed. Can you blame them?
I went to the extreme because it's true IMO. I state it as fact because I believe to be fact. I'm not gonna hide my feelings about it to save someone else from being disappointed. Expectations are just that, something we expect to happen not necessarily will. One opinion is in the present, other statements are a hope for the future and are usually accompanied by a disclaimer of sorts, a big difference.