I'm only saying that in response to the widespread fear that we're not signing anyone this offseason because it hasn't happened by January 22. I'm not saying its ideal or even good, I'm just trying to talk some fans off the ledge here because this isn't a unique position for us to be in.
Exactly - it's NOT unique. It's all too common. And its not good and its unacceptable, especially after the promise not to repeat past mistakes
This fact has done nothing to calm anyone down yet but here it goes:
Red Bulls have not made an international signing at or before this point in the off-season for the last decade. If you've just lost faith in Hamlett/Red Bull that's one story, but don't let the timing alone scare you.
Why should that fact placate anyone or excuse anything ??? A) It has hurt us in the past B) WE NEED TO DO BETTER, ESPECIALLY AFTER THE SHIT SEASON WE JUST HAD