The Giants have come to terms with the Florida Marlins on a deal that would send embattled closer Armando Benitez back to the Marlins. Early reports seem to indicate that the Giants would be getting a major league player in return, although Miguel Cabrera is obviously too much to hope for.
Who might be the player?
The first guy that comes to mind would be Joe Borchard. He fits the Sabean mold perfectly, veteran, cheap, little upside; and he’s having a terrible season right now. That would also fit my prediction, that Sabean waited too long, and he’s gonna get essentially nothing.
Of course, maybe we threw in somebody from the minors that the Marlins want, and we’re getting Cabrera. AAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. Ouch, that hurts. ;-)
Messenger looks like a body. His ERA is 2.66, but he allows more than one and a half baserunners per inning, he doesn’t allow a lot of home runs –none this year– but the league is getting a lot of singles against him. He’s had a great May, ERA-wise, but he allows a lot of baserunners, and throws a lot of pitches.
As I said, the chance of Sabean getting anyone with value evaporated Tuesday night. But he had to go.