Re: Friday night Game Thread:Twins at Red Sox
posted at 8/3/2012 8:47 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Friday night Game Thread:Twins at Red Sox
In Response to Re: Friday night Game Thread:Twins at Red Sox : Here is a post from another thread by ma6dragon9. It is a good way of looking at the situation Beckett has created for himself: Well, for me, people still don;t get it about Beckett. I can accept losing. I can accept less-than-stellar performances. Here's a list of things i can't accept: -Consistently being out of shape when his profession demands otherwise -Whining about finding the snitch when he acted poorly. Snitch or not, he was wrong and his focus was totally unnacceptable -"18 days off" -"It's that important to all of YOU, but it isn't to me" when talking about his dedication to baseball, the Red Sox, Boston and the fans. -The star treatment that started with the limo after his ST game after Valentine stated everyone would be riding buses and treated the same. Now, maybe ownership made that call on their own...maybe. But, even if they did, Beckett had to be aware of what Valentine said. He should NOT have seperated himself from his teammates with preferential treatment. -And the capper to it all, he makes 'Ace' money, and doesn't even put in the effort. Not even a little. If he WAS, there wouldn't be so many OBVIOUS conditioning issues. So, fine, look at his stats, reminisce about the past, twist and justify it however you want. He is obviously divisive and a lightning rod. Fan, media or Beckett HIMSELF created matters little at this point. His mere presence is dragging the whole team down and I don't understand how so many miss that. Ignore those SIX points I laid out if you want, they are mostly facts. His performance has not been there overall, and ESPECIALLY when it's mattered most. On top of that, his attitude is ATROCIOUS. On top of THAT, he gets paid a fortune to underperform and have a bad attitude about it.
Posted by pumpsie-green
saw it, pumpsie. I'll buy some of it, not all. think he cares more than some believe, think he plays hurt, more than some believe, think he's less of a problem than some believe. Think his teamamtes like him, media, not so much, for obvious reasons. I could be wrong. but its my gut feeling