Re: As Stated Originally the Day he Was Brought Up, Prospects Like Bogearts will Succeed
posted at 9/8/2013 12:04 AM EDT
In response to pumpsie-green's comment:
In response to Joebreidey's comment:
I think it was smart of Farrell and Cherington not to delay in sending him down to Pawtucket and then keeping him there for an extended period while he worked out his issues. I am not sure Francona and Epstein would have done the same thing.
1-You don't really know when they were supposed to demote him, nor do you know when they were supposed to promote him.
2-You also have no basis for knowing whether or not Tito and Theo would've done better, worse, or the same.
3-The roster is not the manager's jurisdiction in any case.
You missed the point again. There was no date when he was "supposed to" be sent down; it was a decision that was made in a timely manner given the circumstances, as was the decision to promote him again. I agree with the time frame chosen by Farrell and Cherington. Thats right: Cherington AND Farrell. You cannot seriously believe that Cherington operates in a vacumn in these matters. You think Ben one day called Farrell into his office and made the announcement that WMB is going down? Really? Its a team decision with Cherington having the final say.
No, I do not know what Francona and Theo would have done, as I stated. If you are going to criticize what I post here you should first give what I write a little thought before responding. You have a habit of not doing that.
Ben makes the decisions. I'm sure he consults with Farrell, but this is Ben's roster.
If you did not know what Theo would've done, then why bring it up? Why not just bring up the entire universe of people whose thought process you are unaware of? I think it goes without saying that of the 7,000,000,000 people in this world, you don't know what 7,000,000,000 would have done.
That being the case, why state the obvious? Why state that you don't know what Theo would've done? We know you don't know him, so we know that you don't know what he would've done.
Are there any any transactions that we made this year that you would like to announce that you don't know what Theo would've done?