I think everyone who has read my posts over the last few seasons would call me a 1/2 full cup kind of guy. I don’t think I am a rose colored glasses type of person – I am not saying that Alex Presley, Jerome Williams, Robbie Grossman, or Paul Clemens have shown they “belong” on the big club. But I also think there are plenty of signs of a long term Renaissance within the Astros organization. I like what I see coming up from the minors, but I can be a bit impatient about waiting for the oranges to ripen on the trees.
People who come from other areas of the country – especially New Yaawkers and Baaahstonians think we Astro fans are way too accepting of our team’s recent descent into baseball hell. They think that the fans and the media give the team and its management too much of a pass on producing results.
So a few questions for you readers who I consider loyal beyond belief fans of the team.
- Do you feel the fans and / or the media are too easy on or too apathetic towards the team?
- Would a more demanding fan base have caused a faster re-build of the minor league system and the major league team?
- Would that additional “speed” in rebuilding the organization have been a long term good thing or not?
- If the fans would have forced the team to accept a less than robust TV deal – would that have been better than no deal?
Anyways – I am very interested in what your thoughts are on this subject. Let it rip.