1 - First and formost I am a fan. I follow the team, and root for them to win, as most of us do, because I have done so since I was 4 or 5. This by no means means that they owe me anything. It is my choice to put my emotions onto their success. I still do it anyway, along with every other team I follow.
2 - I live in Md. so I dont buy any tickets... well I do go to watch them in DC a few times a year.
Your Spindy quote illuminates the very essence of Spinspeak:
"We're getting to the point..." (meaningless vague statement - how long will it take?)
"it wouldn't take more than a couple moves to change the whole perception..." (still TALKING about potential moves that do not get made - and notice he is not even saying what the goal of the un-made moves is - just another vague meaningless statement)
"We're at the point where we can make significant improvement..." (again speaking about beind at a point to do something, not doing it, or even specifying a timeframe)
"we've been looking at ways that we can actually do that." (it is almost impossible to read or hear this spinster say that without laughing, at this point, we have heard it so many time)
He certainly has earned the name Spindy Spinderson. Abe Lincoln rolls over in his grave every time he speaks. Perhaps that is his only charge though, a gift from Bud to his pal Fred (sigh) to spin things and hope enough fans are fooled as payroll drops more and more.
I find the fact that anyone thinks they deserve something they don't to be a problem. Maybe it is semantics, but to say you (not necessarily you in particular) "deserve" it or are "entitled" to it, really falls short of what that truly means.
What have any of us done to "deserve" more? Buy tickets? Buy merchandise? What? What makes us then deserve more than the other teams' fans that do the same? What I see is, generally the posters that think they "deserve" more, are the ones that are not happy with anything the team does. Also, what do any of them plan to do to get more out of what they "deserve"? It seems they want someone else to do something for them, which is not uncommon with those that feel entitled for the wrong reasons.
Lastly, what I do not understand is, if these fans are never happy with the team and how it is run, why be a fan? The ownership is not changing. As much as we want them to sell, the wilpons are not selling. People complain about Sandy, he doesnt do enough, or anything. While many of the same complainers hated Omar because he spent way too much money and on not the right guys. Or he got too many latinos and did not care about the American Draft. Before him, Duquette made terrible trades, and before him Phillips couldnt get a FA. Now all of that may be true, but if all you get out of this is negative <feedback, whats in it for you?
So be the fan you want to be (although many of these fans take umbrage to those that do enjoy the team, and look forward to possible better years), and maybe it is just word choice im arguing, I'm just saying sports are entertainment. Entertainment is for enjoyment. Lets enjoy the team and the sport.
well with inflation of the market, and of the dollar... 20M a year could one day be a bench player. We have those guys already.
Just Kidding.... i hope.
I beg to differ and think you're nuts!!! If the Nationals and Braves can stay healthy over the next few seasons and keep their core together, I don't see how this team is going to compete considering that the Wilpons are not willing to spend money.
I have no faith in the Wilpons or Alderson, and it's justified.
2013: 75 Wins but total improvement among the youngsters (Harvey, Ike, Tda, Wheeler)
2014: Around .500 record
2015: We contend, around 85-90 Wins
2016: Division Favorites