I really enjoy how the front office always sticks with these lines when times get tough or during certain periods of the season, or when they keep getting asked the same question. Should be a fun thread
"i still don't believe we have played our best baseball yet"
*Gasp* How did you catch on to the Indians diabolical plan?! For years we thought that the secret was safe, but apparently the cat is out of the bag and the loyal fans of this board have the all-mighty xforemanjoe to thank...
Anyone who has ever posted anything remotely positive in regards to the Indians on this board is actually a robot. A robot constructed personally by Mark Shapiro and Chris Antonetti (with the help of Bill James and sabermetrics) with the intentions of convincing fans everywhere that the front office is trying to improve the team!
"but apparently the cat is out of the bag and the loyal fans of this board have the all-mighty xforemanjoe to thank"
Apparently YOU ARE the mouth piece of Dopelan and this front office. Many of us including Joe see things for what they are. This owner, and front office, hasn't made a significant deal in years. Oh yea, we have picked up a few injured or leftovers from other teams who saw what they were and released them. That pile of washed up has beens is where the front office goes shopping. Don't you feel strange being the only a$s kisser left on this board? Open your eyes and look at the product on the field. Do you REALLY think this team can with the Central Divn and maybe the World Series? Open your eyes man. Look at what Dopelan has presented to Cleveland fans. There may be 6 or 7 players now on this team that other teams might want. The other 18 are just happy to be in major league baseball. Do the players give it all they have? Yes I do believe they give their all. What they have to give just isn't good enough. How can you stand by this owner and FO when they haven't given the fans anything close to a championship team?
"you should know optimism is not allowed in Cleveland."
What is there to be optimistic about? How may .300 hitters do we have on this team? Who is going to have 100 RBI? Do we have anybody that may hit 25 - 30 HR's? Do we have a pitcher that may win 15 games? Please tell us who these players are.
Never said anything about a robot but speaking of robots I guess that is what some people in here wants everyone to be, a robot following and believing every word that comes out of the Indians organization. If this team had already won a World Series say even in the past 20 years, was in 1st place playing every game like they were going to repeat as World Champions again this year, and didn't have so many players hitting under .250, then I guess every post in here would start with, "This is a great team they do nothing wrong and there isn't anything that needs to be corrected so there isn't anything to talk about, see everyone next year. "
Oh man I totally forgot about sabermatrics, I guess those stats were used to put together this 2012 version of the Cleveland Indians and those stats showed that guys like Wheeler, Duncan, Cunningham and a couple more were going to play like All Stars this year and lead the Indians to the World Series. lol
So what that means to me is, "our manager and coaching staff haven't gotten the best baseball out of our players yet" in to which I reply, "Why do they still have a job after half of the season?"
100% right buddy. Remember the FO is responsible for the all lefty hitting lineup. Now someone did say that was a failed experiment. What gets me crazy is they are alway trying to change how baseball is played. Wedge had his versatility and match ups. now the all lefty hitters becayse they face more righty pitchers.
Lots of failed experiments here.