I thought I gave enough disclaimers to signal I wasn’t talking about you, Mackus, Weber, Mike, etc but to be clear I’m not.
It’s the “better trade Adley now” and “hope Bautista is even still here in August lol” stuff that I’m talking about. An 8-10 year extension for Adley before the season starts would go a long way to proving their commitment to long term success. Hope it happens.
I mean you did but I'd be lying if I said I wasn't afraid of Adley and Gunnar being here short'ish term similar to Manny. That is definitely a fear I have. One I hope I'm very wrong about. Agreed BTW, an Adley extension would actually go a long way towards calming me down, because what is driving my anger the past 7 months, is a fear that we are going to be perpetually spinning our tires and recycling through prospects, but never actually going for it.
Extending Adley + not signing any notable FA's this off-season >>>>>>> Not extending Adley + not signing any notable FA's this off-season.
At the least, it would signal some kind of commitment to the long term. But it appears they aren't even willing to go beyond year-to-year for our blue chippers. Plenty of time for that to change, but it would 've gone a long way in settling peoples nerves this winter.
“We have a shot at a wild card right now. But it is not a probability that we're going to win a wild card.” -2022 Trade Deadline
"It's liftoff from here" - after selling on 2022
"We're on a slight upward arc" - Winter Meetings 2022
"I think it's really hard to sit there and chart a course and say, 'We're likely to win the division.'" - Winter Meetings 2022