Monday, June 18, 2007

Fire Nestor Aparicio

From Nestor's blog today:

"I'll say this: God bless ANYONE who is coming into this situation...and really expecting to be able to make a difference!"

Wow. How hopeful you are Nestor.

"All McPhail or Trembley or Girardi need to do is pick up the phone and call any one of a HUNDRED people who have tried to make this franchise and situation better -- good men like Doug Melvin, Pat Gillick, Frank Wren, Jim Beattie, Ray Miller, Mike Hargrove, or Sam Perlozzo who ALL had a press conference like the one that is currently under way in The Warehouse only to be shown during the "tough times" just who is running the show, but also who has ZERO accountability for the many, many embarrassments and failures.

ALL of them had success in other places, but couldn't figure out a way to make it work here because of the man who owns the company and rules with an iron fist."

All of them had success in other places? Let's see:

Doug Melvin: Traded away Eddie Murray for nothing. Glenn Davis deal? Yeah, his hands were on that one too. Don't remember the O's soaring during that time. In Texas, he signed A-Rod to big bucks but also Chan Ho Park. He traded away Ryan Dempster, Dean Palmer (for Tom Goodwin) and Kevin Brown (for Tim Crabtree). He did nothing but make the O's and Texas worse while at the helm.

Pat Gillick: Had some of the worst drafts in the last 20 years for the O's. I have detailed this before.

Frank Wren: No argument.

Jim Beattie: General manager of the Expos...during their suckdom and decline of the late 90's. Awesome success story.

Ray Miller: Failed in Baltimore, failed in Minnesota. A fine pitching coach (maybe), lousy manager everywhere.

Mike Hargrove: Was successful with several future Hall of Famers on his team in the mid-90's. (Players in the mid-90's: Manny Ramirez, Jim Thome, Orel Hershhiser, Eddie Murray, Albert Belle, Carlos Baerga, Omar Vizquel, Kenny Lofton, Charle Nagy, Dennis Martinez, Jeromy Burnitz, Brian Giles, Jeff Kent, Sandy Alomar, Tony Fernandez, Matt Williams, David Justice, Bartolo Colon, Richie Sexson, Dwight Gooden. I could have managed that team to the World Series) He was mediocre in Baltimore and mediocre in Seattle...with mediocre talent.

Yeah, Angelos really held these guys back.

Angelos may be a coward (Nestor's words) but Nestor is an assclown.

4 comments:

Maryland Orioles' Fan said...

The problem with the Orioles is complicated, it's hard to know where to begin.

The organization needs an overhaul.

However, I blame a lot of the immediate problems on the players, especially a select few who are in the offense, and the 'pen.

A lot players needs to look in the mirror and figure what role they have played in this mess...

hrb said...

I'm no fan of Angelos but spewing bile indiscriminately is, in a word, retarded.

Angelos has plenty to answer for but let's not muddy the water here by making him out to be a coward for not showing up to a press conference and insinuating that even Earl Weaver would've failed under Angelos due to his "aura" or something.

Anonymous said...

I think we know who the assclown is! There is no hope with Angelos as the owner. If you want to make it about Nestor fine. But he's not the one who's ruined this franchise and ruined half the businesses surrounding Camden Yards. Peter The Assclown Angelos has and you're going to rip Nestor for pointing it out! Get the fuck out with your nonsense!

hrb said...

Hey Nestor, what's up?

I am no fan of Angelos but everybody takes WNST for their word instead of examining their claims critically.

You can spout untruths or you can detail facts like I have on this blog. I have done detailed looks at past drafts, for example, to examin the organizations failings.

Nestor is a self-promoting assclown, no amount of anonymous flaming can change that and I will continue to point it out...