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…. Backtalk

Jay T. wants us all to play nice:

Can we all agree to stop re-hashing past deals, most of which have been bad?

Seriously, I think it’s pretty clear that whatever happened, it sure didn’t work out… isn’t it more interesting to discuss what future moves should be made, and what’s realistic?

Well, sure, I guess. But with Sabean still running the asylum, the conversation about what’s next seems pointless. That’s really what I’m trying to say. I can’t see what the point of running off a bunch of, “Maybe he’ll get so and so,” columns, when he seems to find players that are so out there, on the fringe of being completely out of the game, that we’ll never even come close.

Meanwhile, I have to read about how great Sabean is, what a dick Bonds is, on and on….

I can’t stand it.

The major media outlets have propagated three myths:

1. Sabean has been hamstrung by having Bonds

2. Sabean’s track record vis-a-vis trades and acquisitions is excellent

3. The Giants failure to develop even one single major-league hitter is not his fault

All of these items are not true. Yes, it’s not all his fault. There’s been some difficult decisions, and some bad luck –a lot of it against the Giants– no doubt. All true.

There’s also been an astounding number of simply indefensible choices that have been made, contracts signed and trades made and draft choices thrown away and on and on…. And he’s THE boss. Magowan’s the owner, but Sabean’s the baseball man.

So, really, why bother sitting here talkning about what’s next? I can almost guarantee it’ll be a move that defies belief, one that’s gonna make you say, “He did what?!”


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