Sure, but my point is every single spring training for every single team is going to feature a LOT of guys fans aren't excited about. Eshelman is a 26 yr old pitcher who put up decent numbers when he was used last season. He doesn't throw hard, but he managed to do his job without melting down. We all know he's not going to put those numbers up over a whole season, but he's still a good player to have around.
Whining about the guy throwing 2 innings in the first of many meaningless games that will definitely feature a boatload of exciting prospects is what I don't understand. It's the same as when people complain about depth signings. You don't actually have to have an opinion on these types of things. They're just procedural things and it's ok to not say anything about them at all.
Mather lost his job as CEO because he was not politically smart enough to know what he should not say going into CBA negotiations with the union. He talked about keeping prospects in the minors who were ready for the majors for service time reasons. Talked about about contract discussions that should not have been talked about.
Now he has made things issues in the CBA negotiation that the owners were hoping to not have to address.