I'm wondering if that will have any effect on him. Brand new prospect, has some weight on his shoulders in that we traded our CY Young for him.
Young players getting booed in NY can't always be great for development. Of course patience makes sense, but I'm wondering about the Citi crowds. Will they be patient?
Well thats the thing, obviously Piazza a seasoned veteran with plenty of major league success, could handle it differently because he had something to hang his hat on.
Now of course he could shine here too right out of the box, like Ike did. You never know of course, but I would think that might be a disaster if he goes through a bit of a slump from the start.
"Thole will probably muscle up in Canada, and hit .300 with 25 hrs up there."
LOL, was thinking the same thing. It's our luck.
Why did Thole, Torres, and Bay have no business on the team? Could it possibly be because they didn't play well? If so, and TDA plays poorly, what's the difference? Why does a TDA batting .185 belong on the team? Because he's young? So was Thole.
If TDA stinks, the "fans" who wanted him so badly, will boo him out of town. Not that there's anything wrong with booing a player who stinks. What's wrong is running a player like Dickey out of town because you wanted a new toy. Funny thing about toys is that quite often they're cheap and break. The fancy box covered up the flaws. TDA has lots. I hope I'm wrong, but I think this trade will be a disaster for us. I've seen it all before. "But this time it's different", or so I'm told. I see no reason why it should be.
I'm still waiting for Wheeler to show me trading Beltran, and suffering through two horrible seasons...only to be told I should wait till 2015 or 16...wasn't a disaster. So far our return has been 0.
Good teams trade prospects for stars. Bad teams trade stars for prospects. Funny thing...the good teams stay good...the bad get worse.
Oh well. Don't let the facts ruin your blind joy over this trade. The concrete will hit you in the face soon enough
TDA has upside, and will for a few years before he can be considered a bust. Not every top prospect tears it up right away.
Torres and Bay didn't belong on the team because they were old and washed up.Thole didn't belong on the team because he has no talent and no brains.
The point has nothing to do with whether you personally saw this as a good trade or not, I'm simply asking do you think that the fan base will be impatient with a guy that they perceive should be performing at a high level due in large part to the quality player we traded to get him?
Do you agree with that premise?