It should be known that most will not give a damn unless they have had some meeting/autograph/exchange a few words with a player. Until then, the majority will see them as (heaven forbid) a player on the team and base their opinions and gripes around their play.
Cool you met him. He does seem like a swell guy. That said however..he isn't on the team to meet and greet with fans, and regardless of what he has done in the past...its not getting done now (which is all that nearly everyone cares about)
I'm one of the folks who thinks that Gettleman handled the Smith situation like an asshole, but I truly hope he has the worst game of his career next week. His passive-aggressive horseshit is getting old as well.
I dindt read all the pages, so this may have already been said but..
I'm one of the folks that thinks Gettleman handled the Smith situation like a businessman looking to the future, rather than holding on to (or vastly overpaying) certain players