Re: Either some things never change, or they just stay the same!
posted at 10/27/2011 12:01 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Either some things never change, or they just stay the same!
[QUOTE]In Response to Either some things never change, or they just stay the same! : It's amazing, though hardly surprising, that the apologists simply still refuse to see anything wrong with this franchise. And there is a lot wrong here. The biggest thing being that they're system, or 'Carmine,' or whatever they're going to call it now that Theo's gone, is broken. And ownership is either too stupid or too arrogant to realize it. It's their system that keeps spitting out computer models telling them that Lackey is a good choice, that Crawford is a good choice, that Jenks, and Cameron and Drew, and so on and so on...are good decisions. And it's this same system that's going to continue to tell them what they have currently is a WSC caliber team when they run computer models. This is a huge problem They continue to refer to the past three seasons as 'aberrations,' because their system tells them they are. And since they've got a large number of players returning, their system is going to tell them the same thing again in 2012. They still believe their system is cutting edge, when it clearly isn't. Both time and technology have seemingly passed them by while they've been continuing to take bows over the past four years for their two WCSs. And while Epstein's absence is a huge addition by subtraction, nothing much is bound to change with them hiring Cherington from within the same system. My guess is this will ultimately cost Cherington his job 2-3 years down the road when someone or somebody over there finally wakes up and realizes that a whole new system is in order .
Posted by greenapplesplatters[/QUOTE]
Hey splatters, what is into you man...this was a good post for a change and not the similar rhetoric that Ourman Law spews here. Nice.
In any event, I agree that a major flaw in the front office way of doing things under Theo relied way too much on Carmine and Bill James...it is sad that we now have a name for the stinkin computer that provides the sabermetrics.
I, for one, hope that Cherington, because of his scouting background and being on the road talking to players, will bring a little old school back to the GM role and look at player's character and temperment along with the numbers, before bringing them to Boston.
Actually it was good to hear Cherington allude to this during his press conference, now lets see him follow through with it.