Sinking Lower

I think I understand the front office’s problem: the lack of communication. I listened to a 25-minute interview with CEO Sandy Alderson yesterday. Utterly pathetic. I was glad that he came on. He even came in studio. But he was obviously hesitant, uncomfortable, and he dodged a lot of the questions. Gotta give credit to the XX 1090 guys, they were really going at him with all the questions the fans have been asking. One of the things that really stuck out to me was the lack of communication. On a lot of the questions, Sandy made excuses by saying, oh, I haven’t talked to (owner) John Moores about that, I don’t know if (GM) Kevin Towers was planning this, and worst of all, he hasn’t even talked to Trevor during this whole thing!! Outrageous. But he did admit that he was the one who took the deal off the table. The other thing that I noticed was that he said they really do think about the fans. Contrary to what we all think, the Padres front office really does put a lot if consideration to the fans. Though he said it almost exactly like that, I find it extremely hard to believe. They don’t care about us. They can’t. Here’s another strange thing that bugs me: Trevor asked for a meeting with Alderson, Moores, and KT. Trev’s agent said they didn’t get a response. As a result, Trevor is disappointed in the Padres. But KT said that he had left a message on Trev’s phone saying they would be available. Sandy also said that they have been available. Someone is having major problems here, and it’s not Trevor. The front office is losing the confidence of their fans. I wonder how many of us will be left when this is all over.

The news is out today. The Jake deal probably will be done by Thanksgiving. Trev will probably be on another team next year. The front office is ready to give away their two best players. It’s tough. I think I will be OK, but only until it really hits me about what they’re about to do. Oh man. WE’RE ABOUT TO GIVE AWAY JAKE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Ok, maybe I’m more upset than I thought.     

5 Comments

I don’t blame you for being upset at all. These lame type of excuses – “I tried to call him” and “It’s all about communication” – just don’t cut it. If you want to make a deal for a player, you make the deal. So cowardly. Some days it’s hard to be a fan, but we always come back. I have friends who swore they’d never watch another Dodgers game after the front office purged the team a few years ago. But my friends were back there rooting the next year. When we’re hooked, we’re hooked.

- http://janeheller.mlblogs.com

It’s tough somedays to be a fan Kaybee! We just have to keep the faith and hope that the front office can get their act together and do what’s best for the team. I’m a Red Sox fan and I have lived through the bad and the good. And you know what – basebal gets in our blood! We couldn’t walk away even if we wanted to! Good luck!
http://werbiefitz.mlblogs.com/

Boy do I feel you Kaybee, it sucks to be helpless. Isn’t it great to have a place to vent…I enjoy your blogging, keep it up…D
http://baseballsnatcher.mlblogs.com

Some consolation advice: eat an entire pack of reece’s peanut butter cups in gold foil. but i understand if you want to sit in solitude in your dark bedroom right now, rejecting all sources of the outside world, I’ve done that before.
As for Justin Masterson, the great thing is his flexibility. If we do in fact, end up picking up Derek Lowe, Masterson could go to the ‘pen or even compete for a starting spot with Wake!
Feel better
-Elizabeth

Well, it hasn’t got into the sitting-in-a-dark-room-alone phase yet, but I am eating my Reese’s. When and if he gets traded, then I’ll retreat to the room for a while :)

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