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    Emjay reacted to LanceJS in As Buxton Hope Fades, Front Office Goes   
    I do wish there would be some let-up on the constant criticism of Buxton's injury history.  For example, the reason he is currently on the IL - a broken hand when hit by a pitch.  Now, would any other player be criticized for being too fragile for an injury like that?  Maybe Donaldson, but for anyone else that would just be bad luck or timing.  But no, because its Buxton, he's fragile.  Or his crashes into the wall - if he doesn't try to catch those, then he's criticized for not trying.  I am not trying to minimize the frequency of these injuries, but if he wasn't so "fragile", he would be criticized for being "soft"   
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    Emjay got a reaction from LanceJS in As Buxton Hope Fades, Front Office Goes   
    He is surely the fastest player we have ever had and he is certainly in the top 3 of all time centerfielders along with Kirby and Hunter...BUT, it was not that long ago that Buck couldn't consistently get hits, where he struck out and popped up. While it's true he has turned a corner, we can't possibly know his true value. or any players true value, unless they can play well at this level for a full season. This is not the year for Buck to be demanding a lot of money. The reason we paid JD what we did was because we were supposed to win our division and get to the playoffs in 2021. Don't get me wrong, it killed me to see Cruz go and it would kill me to see Buck go and be Superman for the competition...but at this point, I think we have all gotten accustomed to not having him our team because he hasn't been around. I agree that the ownership should not start tearing down what they only just built, but things did not work out like they planned this season.
    Buck aside, I think this team was woefully mismanaged by Rocco and his gang.  From poor conditioning and injuries to horrible pitching decisions...leave them in too long, taken them out too soon, bring in the wrong reliever and then keep him in until the game is lost, etc, etc.  Sano? really? Zero baseball IQ.
    There is plenty of blame to go around, but it started at the top. There is way too much  talent on this team for them to be where they are...that is a team that is mismanaged. 
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    Emjay reacted to Whitey333 in As Buxton Hope Fades, Front Office Goes   
    I agree that Buxton is good.  However he is not great.  He is a career, yes did you see that, career ..247 hitter.  Don't even think of putting in with Carew and Puckett. Buxton was flailing away at the plate not too unlike Sano just very recently.  I like him and hope he stays but he hasn't proven much of anything yet except how to miss 63% of his teams games the past 4 years.  Don't compare to Donaldson big contract.  Yes he's older and has had some injuries but he has a very good and productive background.  Buxton does not.  Find a way to sign him but let's be reasonable and realistic.
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    Emjay got a reaction from papabobnd in As Buxton Hope Fades, Front Office Goes   
    He is surely the fastest player we have ever had and he is certainly in the top 3 of all time centerfielders along with Kirby and Hunter...BUT, it was not that long ago that Buck couldn't consistently get hits, where he struck out and popped up. While it's true he has turned a corner, we can't possibly know his true value. or any players true value, unless they can play well at this level for a full season. This is not the year for Buck to be demanding a lot of money. The reason we paid JD what we did was because we were supposed to win our division and get to the playoffs in 2021. Don't get me wrong, it killed me to see Cruz go and it would kill me to see Buck go and be Superman for the competition...but at this point, I think we have all gotten accustomed to not having him our team because he hasn't been around. I agree that the ownership should not start tearing down what they only just built, but things did not work out like they planned this season.
    Buck aside, I think this team was woefully mismanaged by Rocco and his gang.  From poor conditioning and injuries to horrible pitching decisions...leave them in too long, taken them out too soon, bring in the wrong reliever and then keep him in until the game is lost, etc, etc.  Sano? really? Zero baseball IQ.
    There is plenty of blame to go around, but it started at the top. There is way too much  talent on this team for them to be where they are...that is a team that is mismanaged. 
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    Emjay got a reaction from Mark G in As Buxton Hope Fades, Front Office Goes   
    He is surely the fastest player we have ever had and he is certainly in the top 3 of all time centerfielders along with Kirby and Hunter...BUT, it was not that long ago that Buck couldn't consistently get hits, where he struck out and popped up. While it's true he has turned a corner, we can't possibly know his true value. or any players true value, unless they can play well at this level for a full season. This is not the year for Buck to be demanding a lot of money. The reason we paid JD what we did was because we were supposed to win our division and get to the playoffs in 2021. Don't get me wrong, it killed me to see Cruz go and it would kill me to see Buck go and be Superman for the competition...but at this point, I think we have all gotten accustomed to not having him our team because he hasn't been around. I agree that the ownership should not start tearing down what they only just built, but things did not work out like they planned this season.
    Buck aside, I think this team was woefully mismanaged by Rocco and his gang.  From poor conditioning and injuries to horrible pitching decisions...leave them in too long, taken them out too soon, bring in the wrong reliever and then keep him in until the game is lost, etc, etc.  Sano? really? Zero baseball IQ.
    There is plenty of blame to go around, but it started at the top. There is way too much  talent on this team for them to be where they are...that is a team that is mismanaged. 
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