Re: Wakefield's Selfish Statements Pointed Out Dismissed by Moonslav
posted at 10/12/2011 2:10 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Wakefield's Selfish Statements Pointed Out Dismissed by Moonslav
[QUOTE]H e won 17 games in 2007, finished 5th in WHIP in 2008, and was pitching like an ace in 2009 when he made the allstar game then got hurt. You have an argument if you said since mid-2009, but 2003?
Posted by moonslav59[/QUOTE]
While I have respected & agreed with your defense of Wake in the past, even early on this year, I think it's well past time to drop it!
IT IS CRYSTAL CLEAR that right on the heels of the clubhouse culture / dysfunction / boys gone wild problems facing the RS, PITCHING (especially starting pitching) is our #1 + CRISIS!!! In fact, I think the "out of control" clubhouse stems directly from the out of control, self centered, prima donna, what about my needs, attitudes of the starting pitchers!!!! It seems clear that Lackey was the ring leader??? IMO anyway! Since his arrival, I have seen a marked change in the attitudes of both Bechett & Lester, not to mention Buch & Wake.
Wake, who I have loved & respected over the past decade, is simply OVER THE HILL. It's time to face the facts..... Softy, who is a moron of epic proportions, actually has this one right (Finally!). WAKE MUST GO!!!!!!!
If starting PITCHING IS (and it damned sure is!) our BIG PROBLEM / question, WAKE IS SIMPLY NO LONGER A PART OF THE ANSWER!!!!
STOP!!!!! Can't you see that you are becoming what we all hate about Softy! You never stop harping ad nosium about the same thing! OVER & OVER & OVER! For you & Harness, it's become a crusade! I take no back seat to loving what Wake once meant to this team, but that ship has sunk! Salvage of it would simply cost the RS too much!!!
Taking a different tack...... I'm 49 years old, with Multiple Sclerosis! I'm in better shape than Wake!!!! NO MORE EXCUSES! If he were to show up for ST in the shape I'm in, I might be willing to give him ONE LAST SHOT (with a very short leash)! BUT!!!! I don't think he will. He's on the glide path to retirement, & enjoying the extra 30 lbs. that adds to his drive from the tee!
Time to MAN UP! Admit when your argument has enjoyed a more hospitable landscape, & MOVE ON!!!!
You have already begun to marginalize your otherwise sound BASEBALL arguments! Just like Softy!!! When people start seeing your opinions as advocacy & agenda based, LIKE SOFTY CLEARLY IS....... People tune you out!