Re: Will BenC. wait, wait, wait-too long and not pull the trigger?
posted at 7/21/2014 6:23 AM EDT
Bogie, I don't think it's quite that bad but before they had "the talk" I think most of us thought LL definitely called the shots for Ben.
Yes Ben has a definite--"Oh My God Am I Going to Make a Mistake, What Wiill Larry Think" complex OR worse yet, Cafardo, McAdam or Abraham. Will I be labeled a failure? What if Nap snaps out of it, OR Drew all of a sudden finds his swing-what will that be like after I trade him to the Tigers, etc, etc, etc.
It's not "Rocket Science" Ben--if Beane can trade players and pick them up off the waiver wire and make some work, anybody can do it. The key, Billy has a healthy attitude-"It's a Game--It's only a game" and he doesn't have LL looking over his shoulder 24/7.
Ben you're a good evaluator and you know that some players will work--one of the differences Beane doesn't force that square peg into the round hole he trades the square block.
10 Days---could be a long 2nd half of same old, same old OR it could be an exciting period with Gomes, Nap, Drew, WMB, Doubie, Mujica, Bad Hop, maybe Breslow, Peavy---that's 8 of the 25 from the current roster. That's why I'm saying Ben don't be a procrastinator--start too soon rather than too late. You are ready to pull the trigger---you've made ALL the phone calls and now comes the fun part---have some fun. WMB is the only one in the group above that hasn't been traded--Jenny will understand and she'll explain it to Will.
Who would be the toughest to replace out of this group--I'd say Nap: I'd still trade him. Just think of the flexibility it would open up. I'd include Ortiz but then what would the really, really "Big Guys" say???
It's going to be fun Ben-really.