I'm trying to figure out why I'm seeing so many people make comments about Jeff Suppan being a “good guy”. Is it because he smiled a lot? Or because he claimed to have Christian values? I don’t know too many people who truly follow the words of Christ that think they should be paid 40 million dollars to do ANYTHING, let alone completely suck ass at it the way Suppan did (god it feels good to use the past tense).
Based on all I know about him, he is a greedy bastard who didn’t care one bit about his team or its fans. If he did, he would have quit baseball a long time ago and given the Brewers and their fans their money back.
Obviously, I don’t really think that Suppan should have done this, as no professional athlete is that generous or honest. But I also don’t think we should spend one second feeling bad for him, especially since the Brewers through away a handful of games and valuable experience that players with a future could have used, just to gently keep him on the roster for a couple of months.
And we wonder why the Brewers aren’t winning games. Winning is obviously not the most important thing on the organization’s agenda. And the worst part is the good players can sense it. Why is Trevor Hoffman still on this team? He has proven for two months straight that he cannot pitch to major league hitters without giving up home runs. But we won't cut him because "oh, he has the most saves ever" and "he was good before". Why is Rickie Weeks still leading off? He's within striking distance of being the first leadoff hitter ever to lead the league in strikeouts. But no, "Rickie likes to bat leadoff" or "he'll have to adjust." When the Brewers organization decides to make decisions based on winning, and not on the pride or feelings of the players, we'll start to win games again.
And don't even get me started on why Ken Macha should have been fired a month ago.