Slide, you probably already know this doesn't work on me, but whatever.
I didn't start this thread. Steve actually started it to try and throw something in my face. We've actually done this several times before (I linked the one in August where everyone bails because the information doesn't support their viewpoint)
....much the same way you tried to throw this one in my (maybe others, I'm the biggest opponent of the viewpoint) in my face a couple of months ago.
You don't like me or my opinions <<shrug>> just post the information that merits another view or whatever (you know, on an Orioles message board).
If your opinion lacks merit, don't blame me for pointing it out, develop a more merited opinion.
First of all, I don't know you as a person. You could be a great guy. We met once years and years ago at a Bowie get together and you seemed fine. Believe me when I say this isn't personal with regard to who you are as a human being.
However, you are correct that I don't like the way you express your opinions. Here's why:
1. Nobody cares who started what thread. You hijack literally every thread to push the same narrative. I.E. the Orioles rebuild is unnecessary and stupid, Elias isn't doing a good job, your plan is better, etc.
It's remarkably consistent. Even if the topic doesn't get entirely shifted to that discussion, that is what you inject into (nearly) every. Single. Thread. You post in.
2. You don't discuss. You say your opinions, and then either utterly disregard the opinions of others (frequently by just saying they're wrong), and then continue the same rehashed thoughts.
3. I truly, (again, not personal) believe you think you're smarter than everyone else. You act like it in the way you write, the subtle barbs you send (such as how people "bailed," for example), and the way you act like what your points are should be obvious to the simplest layman who can rub two brain cells together. This leads to...
4. Unflinching arrogance in your viewpoints. YOUR plan will work. Why don't they just trade for who YOU think they should, sign the guys YOU want, and be done with it? It's easy, lazy front office!
Sure it is, when you sit in all the seats at the negotiating table. But you don't want to hear that. On top of that, you feign this "just the facts, ma'am" mindset regarding discussion, but you have crowned yourself the decider regarding whether someone has a meritorious opinion. Invariably you decide that most opinions here suck (paraphrasing) when they don't align with yours, and it gives you carte blanche to continue on doing as you do.
The reason people "bail" on the threads you reference is because it is a pointless, exhausting experience to interact with you. That's why I call what you do "textual masturbation." You love to read your own words, and nobody else's are particularly important.