Originally Posted by dougdirt
Sure I have. Several pages ago.
But let's jump into it. Would it shock anyone if Travis Wood wound up better than Mike Leake? If Didi Gregorius turns into an All-Star caliber shortstop, doesn't Kevin Towers look like a genius, especially if he does it sooner rather than later? Stubbs.... I just don't know about that one. But the other two?
I am simply happy that Didi is doing well. I like him, both as a person and as a player. I root for him to do well. He is doing well. This thread is appropriate for talking about how he is doing, is it not?
No, this thread is about tracking the progress of players the Reds traded. When you ignore the bad and only post the good with your own personal "hooray," you are manipulating the purpose of the thread. Please start your own "hurrah for Didi" thread and stop manipulating this thread for your own personal party. Didi is doing well. Good for him. Yet when you ignore the fact he is 4 for his last 19, and in fact mocking it, and then stating he is doing work thanks to a 2 for 5 day, you are making a mockery of it. So please get off your high horse and simply admit you are willing to ignore the bad and exalt the good in order to justify your own personal beliefs. There is even a whole Didi thread for that to be done.
You in fact tried to mock me for stating a simple truth. You provided a one day sample for people, and I in fact provided the rest of the information you conveniently left out since the last report on him. You are biased, and it's pretty clear. If you would have just stated his overall progress I would have left well enough alone. Yet you did not, and you in fact are responding to other people from other threads, something you seem rail against me for. You felt the need to continue to state how well he is doing while leaving out the fact he was hitless in his previous two days. The only person who has had any decent sensibility in this thread has been the OP, and I applaud him for that. Yet your views on someone you clearly have a personal like for has skewed your views.
As for your other statements, as far as Kevin Towers goes, you know the full reason people make those statements is giving validity to his recent stats making him an all star. As for Travis Wood, I have stated my thoughts on that and went into full depth into why he was dealt instead of Leake. It was not even all about skill as a pitcher. Wood had 1 option left at best (that one is still a little hazy), the Reds just traded for Latos, and Chapman was slated to be the 5th starter. Leake had 3 options left. So talent was not the only thing, and on top of that I have stated why Wood is not even a superior option on multiple occasions. It was and still is a tossup at best.