Originally Posted by dougdirt
I just don't understand what some old guy is supposed to do that is beyond what he can actually do on the field. It isn't some prospect love, it is just the confusion as to how a non-coach is going to make someone else better in a sport where you are isolated from everyone else on every play. You don't need someone to pass you the ball or set a pick or block a linebacker. In baseball, you go to the plate by yourself and the results are solely because of you and the pitcher. In the field you field the ball all by yourself.
You obviously don't value experience. I do.
You view experienced players as "old guys." I don't.
I'm not saying Reds should get bad players or washed up players. I just think veterans who can play can steady a team which is inconsistent.
If you don't think players like Mesoraco are being pulled down by inexperience, I disagree.
But, again, I expected that response so I'm not surprised.