I have seen that excitement a lot of times, minds don't process the in between and latent little things that have to be covered, and those bridges that have to be crossed successfully before getting the hope to fruition. Until after the excitement settles down.
Even this message board had it’s origins in the signing of one Ken Griffey Jr, and all the excitement that it generated, while the Mariner fans invaded Cincy.com to remind Reds fans, not so fast, and stayed a bit past their welcome pointing out this and that to an excited Reds fan crowd, who weren’t too pleased to read it.
Then I had to make that note up above to remind myself to not have unrealistic immediate expectations, and after reading the minor league section of Redszone regarding prospects for so long from the fine input and feedback in that section. I thought this is, it’s ok to be excited, and nothing really to be negative about, it is just like signing any other promising prospects for the future, so maintain a balance on the wait and see line. While not deluding myself into imagining that a prospect cures today’s issues on the major league team. This is another prospect like other prospects that hold so much future hope, that general managers have so often tried to bring to the organization.
Every time they sign any player on any level their is a degree risk. So that is nothing new.