Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Huntington is pressing forward

Say what you will about the guy, he certainly has a knack for saying the right things (defined by me as, "things I want to hear him say"). From today's PG:

"The only time we hope to get to .500 is on our way past it," Huntington said. "It is not an end result. It is not a goal. If we have this club in place and we reach 82 wins en route to our higher destination, then so be it. But I will never be the general manager of a club that has a focus on winning 82 games."


"The only way we would hold this club together is if we felt bigger and better things were coming from it in the future," Huntington said. "But holding it together just to get to 82 wins ... that is not something our field staff has interest in doing. It is not something I have interest in doing."

He did pay some lip service to keeping the team together if they're in the Wild Card hunt, but being 7.5 games out with six teams in front of us is not "in the Wild Card hunt" right now, especially with the Yankees and Rays on the horizon (as well as two more games against the White Sox and the Blue Jays, who aren't very good but are in the American League).

But anyways, yeah, that's pretty much exactly what I wanted to hear from Huntington. I understand why the fans want to see the team finish .500, but give me a fully functional franchise over a freak-show any day of the week.