Originally Posted by Redsland
This regime has a tough time getting past its perceptions and seeing reality.
Imagine AK suddenly blossoms into a .950 OPS monster like Dunn. You might think the FO would be thrilled and bring AK up and the rivers would flow with honey.
But then you might recall that this organization thinks .950 OPS monster Adam Dunn is a #7 hitter. That being the case, what kind of numbers would AK have to put up to win some converts in the FO? 1.200? 1.500?
Perception: Dunn is a #6/7 hitter who should sit against lefties.
Perception: Griffey is a center fielder.
Perception: Casey is our most productive hitter.
Perception: Coffey canít be trusted.
Perception: Ortiz can.
Perception: Aurilia is a top-of-the-order hitter.
Perception: Austin Kearns canít get it done.
All of these perceptions clearly exist and all of them could be easily disposed of with a glance at a scouting report or stat sheet. But this FO canít seem to take that simple step.
So, yes, I do think AK is finished here, simply because heís in the FOís doghouse, and this FO isnít good at changing its mind, even when thereís plenty of evidence that it should.
Of course, AK could thrive here again. But that will only happen if this FO gets kicked to the curb.
Can we send a copy of this to the powers that be?
Whay, oh why, do the humble (yet brilliant) posters at Redszone seem to understand the issues so much better than the current front office.