Saturday, December 16, 2017

Kinsler Trade: Naughty, Not Nice

Another fine mess Al Avila has gotten the Tigers into. 

Santa needs to put coal in Al Avilas' stocking.

On Thursday night the Tigers traded Ian Kinsler to the Angels for two minor league player.

Is Avila that stupid, yep.

 The team needs to be improved, but letting go of good players is not a good move. It's like trading a smart phone for 2 tins cans with string on it.

 When you keep trading solid players what do you get, a bad team. 

 The Tigers were built to win and we can't do that with bonehead trades like these. 

 Fans watch, attend games, root for their favorite players. 

Fans are fickle. Disappoint us once and good luck ever getting fans back.

And what about the other bad  decisions that were done. Yes, the Tigers were screwed over when they traded David Price to Toronto, Yonies Cepedes to the Mets 2 years ago. But did they learn their lesson, nope.

They traded Jd. Martinez to the Diamondbacks, Justin Verlander and Justin Upton to the Astros for prospects this year.

Avila had 2 years to turn the team around. What he's doing is not working. Even firing the manager Brad Asumus near the end of the season doesn't help the team. 

It's not Ausumus' fault the Tigers are playing bad, you keep getting rid of good players.

With decisions like these no wonder the Tigers stunk. Who's gonna be left from the team Al, Paws?

Maybe I'm wrong and maybe the Tigers will come out alright. After all we still got Miggy, V Mart. I hope that these decisions works out or the Tigers are going to lose fans including me.

No excuses. Do whatever it takes to get back to winning. 

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Russia Banned From 2018 Winter Olympic

Once again athletes who has doped are in trouble. Once again, yawn. 

This time the Russian Olympic Team is banned from competition in the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea after it was found that many of their athletes were doping during the 2014 games that were held in Sochi.

Not only did they scheme to cover up that their athletes doped, they can't even march in the 2018 opening ceremonies or have their anthem played.

 The Russian athletes that are clean have to get special permission to march in uniforms of unspecified countries.

My question is this, what happened to the integrity of athletes? It's not just baseball that has the steroid cheaters, now it's the Olympics too. What happened to fair play? 

Why was Russia allowed to cheat?
Shouldn't there be safeguards to make sure doping doesn't happen.  

What happened to working hard for a goal? What happened to excelling at a sport by sacrificing years to achieve a dream? Now all athletes have to do to achieve greatness is swallow pills in a bottle. 

Is the lust of fame, fortune and national pride are more important than ethics? What message does this send to the young? That in order to win, you have to cheat? 

If the Olympics and pro sports wants to clean their act, they must first: impose stiffer penalties on the athletes and countries who cheat. In other words make them an example. 

Second: don't let trainers and coaches have accessibility to performance enhancing drugs. 

Third: have a strong policy that has some teeth to it, and better drugs tests. And fourth: stronger education about the issue.

By taking action, instead of reacting, maybe the Olympics can get back to what it should be about, athletes excelling and fair play.