As fans we expect instant gratification, and for Yankee fans that goes double. Whenever a young player comes up a struggles, we’re quick to write them off as busts and include them in trade packages for established players. Major League clubs can’t afford to be so shortsighted and impatient, and as Chad Jennings shows, we as fans need to learn how to deal with the ups and downs of a young player’s development as well. Sometimes you don’t get the desired result right away, and that’s just the way it is.
Preaching patience is one thing. Practicing it is something entirely different all together.