Friday, August 5, 2011

Ed Wade understands why you hate Carlos Lee

Here's a remarkably open piece by Steve Campbell about Carlos Lee and his public perception.

“A lot of the stuff right now is a little bit of the same-old, same-old stuff about Carlos with the defense and the size and that nature. Some of that is probably magnified by the two trades we made of players who were very popular and known for their athleticism. People want to turn around and somehow shine a negative light on Carlos. I don’t think it’s justified or warranted, but it’s the nature of the public game that we play.”

Campbell points out a lot of statistics in Lee's favor, but it's basically a reminder that, if you boo Carlos Lee, you're really booing Tim Purpura.


JLC said...

You're also booing Drayton McLane.

Anonymous said...

drayton allowed this team to become what it is, and still doesnt realize what has to be done to bring the team to a competitive level.

Anonymous said...

It would have been nice to get a comment on whether he would waive his no-trade clause if the Astros miraculously found someone willing to trade for him. I know he has stated that he wouldn’t in the past, but with the rapid turnover of players the Astros have had recently, he could have a different view on the subject. Plus, the length of time left on his contract is much shorter now. I doubt any of that matters to him, but it would be interesting to get his thoughts on it.

Carl said...

I really do appreciate Wade's frankness sometimes. It's nice that someone in the organization will acknowledge that everything ain't perfect.