I read the Britton article this morning. here's the line that stood out the most for me. it also defines Britton, Matusz and Arietta for me as well.
[Brady] Anderson said there was more urgency to Britton's workouts
seriously? this is how long it took him to develop a sense of urgency?
this is the problem with these lousy, self-entitled, AA throwers. they all feel like the O's owed it to them. they all leave me with the impression that they believe they're doing this team a great honor, by throwing for them. Matusz has been shown his place, and Jake has been shown the door. Britton must have finally realized that he's not a precious miracle, or a unique snowflake.
so what...he'll bust his hump and barely eek out a roster spot (mostly out of the O's fear that hell put it together when he's gone, rather than out of any real success). then he'll congratulate himself on his amazing success, and in no time at all, he'll go back to his usual habits that made him a barely adequate AA thrower. he'll have no value in a trade, he'll be released, and start the next phase of his career...bouncing around various minor league systems for the next 5 years.
I have no faith in his success, because he doesn't have the attitude necessary to be a ML pitcher. the comment above tells me all I need to know about Zach. he does the minimal work necessary to get by.
he came up, had early success, the league adjusted to him, and he never felt like it was necessary to put in the effort to adjust back.
go ahead Britton, prove me wrong. I extended that offer to Matusz and Jake. how did that turn out?
Edited by weird-O, 03 March 2014 - 10:26 AM.
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