DiPietro Discussion Thread Part II (Post 746 **Placed on Waivers**)
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02-03-2013, 08:13 AM
Join Date: Oct 2002
i don't hate ricky, i just wish he'd stop experimenting with returning to play because of what allowing for that experiment does (and already did) to the isles.
i want a back up to be reliable and steady, first and foremost. the role of the backup is to spell the starter so that he can refresh. if your backup needs replacing midway thru a game, due to an injury or general rust, he's not doing his job. as a close second (secondly and secondmost
), i'd like my backup to be able to, on any given night, steal a game. that provides a huge lift for the team. it lets them start that game knowing that they don't have to be flawless to win in front of the guy.
based on those things, if Ricky succeeds as a backup this season, i'd be amazed - and happy for him... but his salary is not fitting for a backup so i understand wanting him to retire. if he gets injured this season, i'll hope he retires.
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