CubinNY wrote:Soul wrote:Andy wrote:Sammy's Boombox wrote:On MLB Network Radio this afternoon Hoyer said "That's where we want to be in a few years" when answering a question about Blackhawks/Bulls playing in the playoffs and competing for the attention of Chicago fans. The question was actually really stupid, but the way Hoyer answered it really angered me.
There's been a fair bit of that kind of garbage from them since last season ended. Theo said something about people 'not seeing the big picture' a few months ago IIRC.
Yeah, I heard that. The continual lowering of expectations from this group is old & crusty. Sick of it.
The worse part about it is that people who complain are told that they just don't get it. As if winning [expletive] baseball games is not the entire point of what they are supposed to be doing. [expletive] [expletive], I wish they would just be straight. It would be much easier to take.
Theo- When we took over the organization we looked around to see what sort of shape we were in. To our great shock, there wasn't much in the way of help in the minors and the major league team was old, bloated, and bad. We thought we could manage this and get to respectability while building the system, but the new CBA came and our plans had to change. We thought we could get new revenue streams to bolster payroll but that hasn't materialized and ownership is hamstrung by a bad business arrangement with the former owners. So, while it is difficult at the moment we feel it is our best interest to focus on building the franchise from the ground up as if it were an expansion team. To do so we have to make some sacrifices at the major league level. It's not real pretty right now, but we firmly believe we are building a winner.
Outside of outwardly talking about the loan covenant, he has pretty much said just about all of that.