Uncle Si wrote:sutz wrote:Uncle Si wrote:Shanegotyou11 wrote:
So if they are in it in july, you still want us to sell for hopes and wishes for 2021. (By in it i mean leading playoff race) That makes zero sense if you could make it now. You instead are relying for hopes and wishes instead.
yes, you still sell.. because this team as it is will not beat the Astros, Yankees, Red Sox, etal, even if they can hang with them for a bit. Sure, maybe they are a 1st wild card over a barely above average Twins team or a struggling A's team.
That's the mentality they tried the last two years and are now where they are. Repeating it doesnt make sense.
If they are still in it in June,/july.. and riding the good performances of vet players, those player's assets are now worth more. Cash them in, promote the young players who should be the ones that can take the team places for the long term.
That's actually an incentive for guys like Encarnacion and Bruce et al. If they do well for us, there's a chance they'll get traded to a legit contender at the deadline. I don't care what our record is at the half way point of the season. I want to stick with the program, which is to get our younger guys together so they can learn to play and succeed as a team. Usually, I'm not one to want to sell if there is any mathematical hope. This year, not so much. They have a plan and I'm buying in to it.
yeah, i mean unless they are on a 116 win pace and leading the division by 10, you have to.
Even then, i think you still move players like Bruce and Encarnacion on.
Astros sucked forever. So its a little different. If we are winning and winning to the playoffs im for the now. Im not for the "oh i hope this young team wins in 2021".
Every year is different.