Re: The Tebow Conundrum
Originally Posted by sonny
It's strange to me why so many people love to see this guy fail. He has shortcomings as a player that are exhaustively documented, but he also has real value.
What's really mind boggling is that he is the antithesis of the brash, cocky, self-centered athlete. He is someone that many have wanted for a long time, yet he has more critics than almost anybody. What gives?
Blame ESPN, they knowingly caused the backlash and stoked the flames.
"Since I've been with the Reds in 1989, we've never had a farm system this loaded," Bowden said. "If we were the New York Yankees and had unlimited dollars, we could have traded for Colon, (Jeff) Weaver, Rolen, (Cliff) Floyd, (Kenny) Rogers and Finley and gotten them all -- and still held onto our top five prospects. That's an amazing statement."