Re: B.J Upton gets 5 years 75 millions from the braves.
posted at 11/29/2012 1:41 AM EST
In response to moonslav59's comment:
In response to dgalehouse's comment:
The Braves are known as a smart organization. They are trying to improve their club. We can sit here and knock it all we want. What is our plan ? Are we content to stink again in 2013 ? And hope that our minor league prospects will develop into MLB stars in 2014 ? Wait for a " better " free agent class ? Save money ? What exactly is our plan ? I think that many of you are satisfied to have a losing team , as long as you can continue to speculate about what we can do to improve in the future. Also , many of you will say anything that supports Ben Cherington. What has he done to deserve this loyalty ? Letting Papelbon leave without a fight ? Trading Reddick for Bailey ? Giving Youkilis away , while paying almost all of his salary ? Signing a bunch of ham and eggers ? Is there any reason to defend this record ? Do you really want to extol the virtues of Ross and Gomes , while denigrating BJ Upton ? If Ben fails to significantly improve this team by Spring Training , will you still support him ? My guess is that you will , while trying to demean those of us who are not satisfied with this situation. After all , we are just spoiled crybabies and whiners , who do not have the patience to wait for Cecchini and Swihart to come along and save the day. Anyway , I am sure that John Henry appreciates your concern for his finances.
If we paid BJ $76M/5, I'd be bashing Ben more than you ever have.
You are the most impatient poster I have ever seen.
Did you really want BJ, Hunter, or any other FA that has changed teams thus far?
Ben has several plans in the works. He's working on the right combination. He will not be left empty handed. That's a fact-Jack!
Wait it out.
Impatience is not a vice when your team collapses in 2011 and completely tanks in 2012. Patience is not a virtue in those circumstances. I do hope that Ben has a good plan in the works. He has been a failure so far. Personally , I would not have signed Upton or Hunter. I would take a shot at Hamilton , who , despite the risks involved , is the only real star out there. You are the most egotistical and overbearing poster that I have ever seen. And , how can you know something is a " fact " , when it has yet to occur ?