Welcome to The Shapkins Defender, where I inhale your toxic screeds and spit out the fresh oxygen of optimism, like a tree that kind of understands WAR. (Just don’t ask me to explain it.) Let’s get to it!
Q: You lose absolutely all credibility by using any derivative of “Shapkins” or “Shatkins” instead of their actual names. – dolsh
Joke’s on you, buddy, because I don’t have any credibility to lose.
Though I do agree that “Shapkins” and “Shatkins” are silly, especially the latter. But since I wanted this column to be about having dialogue with the haters, it made sense to me that I use hater terminology.
Q: They’ve failed the most fundamental task of leadership: leading. They live in the mushy middle, they’re comfortable there, and that’s where they’ll stay.
Players who are born contenders like Donaldson and Stroman chafed here because they wanted to *win*. Shapiro and Atkins want to make “smart” (i.e. safe), conservative moves and keep things right in the middle. It’s not a ballclub for good players.
Moves like passing on Encarnacion and signing washed-up never-been Morales instead sent the message loud and clear to …
Author: Darragh / Blue Jays Nation