Really??? We must be watching a different team. I haven't been watching every single game the past month like I usually do but I don't think we could have changed that much.
First, he's quite possibly the worst base runner in the league. I'm not saying slowest, just dumbest. I question whether anyone in the league has ran into more outs then Albert over the last two seasons.
He is one of the most aggressive base runners in the league. For every out he runs into he is reaching an extra few bases and scoring way more often. I don't think I have heard a single broadcaster say that he was a dumb base runner, and I don't just watch FSMW. Everyone always calls him aggressive.
I have to admit I 'borrowed' that stat about running into outs, and it was mentioned on ESPN a week ago.
If you think he's not a 'dumbass' on the basses and actually believe he's 'created' more then he's given away this year
.....well there's not really any reason to continue this conversation.
But you are right, these local boys wouldn't ever question these guys. Hungo tried last year and it almost cost him his job.
Second, he's terrible for the club house. He gets to do what ever he want's and when he's not held accountable for not running out balls and or running through stop signs, the rest of the team develops animosity. Now everyone is more concerned with the uneven standards within the organization and less worried about what's going on on the field. Now that it's gone south between the lines, it's all finger pointing instead of accountability
I don't see this either. Where have you heard all this?[/quote]
It all started back when Albert and Scottie got into it over Albert watching his home runs, of course then it became a two sided locker room and both sides were trying to show them up and it actually helped. Now almost all those who opposed the Albert/Molina side are gone no it's Albert's world and he does what he wants.
Listen to guys like Bernie, Gould, etc and you'll here plenty of little nips. Not if you listed to the pre/post game shows on 550 or FSM (as you already stated was NOT all you are basing your experience on)
I don't really care, all I know is this team blows as it's constructed right now and they have no heart. This team is in desperate need of a slap in the face and a kick in the ass. They need a leader......too bad we don't have guys like Rolen or Walker in the locker room any more.
I din't say Albert was a bad player - he's great, I just think all things considered, we could be better off trading him (of course that is also based on my belief that you could get an absolute boatload for him).
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