A reminder as to why I don't read the mlb.com comments.
by, 06-27-2012 at 06:36 PM (1395 Views)
Today I went to the mlb website and read some of the comments concerning Robertson's MLB debut, Revere, and Gardy's thoughts on who are All-Stars for he Twins. I also made the mistake of reading the comments and I have problems with them. 1) A large majority of the comments were simply dissing Gardy. I understand being frustrated but in my opinion Gardenhire has been a solid, if unspectacular manager. The Twins have hit a rough patch in their history and Gardy is getting ripped apart. 2) Many of the comments were bashing Joe Mauer. Yes last year was ridiculous and nobody had any clue what was going on with Mauer and it was extremely frustrating but if you compare his numbers from this year so far to those of 2008 (pre-28 homer season) his average, OBP, and slugging are nearly identical AND his doubles are more than half what he had that year less than halfway through this year. His homers are down (I attribute part of that to Target Field) and his air outs to ground outs are more drastically swung towards ground outs but my point remains this. Too many people are expecting the Joe Mauer that hit 28 home runs in 2009 and I don't think that Mauer is ever going to be back. 3) Not a single person commented on Tyler Robertson's special start to his career! Not a single person said something positive like "good for him" or "congratulations!" My message to fans is this. We all know last season sucked and this one isn't much better so there's no point in constantly harping on the bad stuff that EVERYONE KNOWS. Let's talk about the good things and only the developments in the bad things ok? Thanks