I think there was little else Ryan could say in the offseason and if you literally believed him you are not especially savvy.
This is another situation where Ryan would get crushed no matter what he said. He is getting crushed for saying what he actually said and he would have been crushed if he tried to sell a rebuild in a publically funded stadium that has eleventy billion dollars a year in revenue.
Of course I knew that the pre season statements were BS. Perhaps you should try actually reading the OP once.
My whole point is that there definately was something else he could say.
Please tell me what exactly is wrong with saying something like, "The organization is not where we want it to be, and I want to put a WS contender on the field. In order to do that we may have to take a step backwards to take two steps forward. We have a lot of exciting young players that will be coming up over the next couple years, and I really think the fans are going to want to come out and see the emerging talent that will define this team for years to come."
Frankly, I dont understand what is wrong with that type of honesty. They could do the whole, "get to know em" campaign all over again, and I really think it would go over a whole lot better than just flat out lying to the customer, which I think is very distasteful.
I'm simply not buying this 'there is nothing else he can say' theory.