Originally Posted by SteelCityKing
the problem is, the whole team sucked when they were here...and now they still suck since they left. regardless of how productive they were on the field, i still liked them as players. they carried themselves well and acted like a professional athlete should. no egos, and no bullshit. i liked that about them. BUT...nothing's changed in Pittsburgh and that in turn has really opened my eyes to the simple fact that you can't get invested in liking a player because they could be outsted on any day of the week. it sucks, but you can really get used to anything.
I stopped doing that years ago, dude...although I might start getting attached to McCutchen, because the kid can flat-out play. But for me, it isn't about getting attached to players so much as it is about finally putting a winner on the field. Guys can stay for 2-3 years and leave for all I care, so long as the team wins and continues to win.