Now that the Yankees –with about six guys who can either play first base or DH– are seriously looking into signing Richie Sexson, can somebody explain to me how the Giants haven’t already signed him? Let’s see….
We haven’t had a true, power-hitting first baseman in about twenty years.
Sexson, bad enough to be released, actually has more home runs (11) than anyone on the Giants, who are last in MLB in home runs, with just 57.
He’ll only cost the team about $400,000.
Even if he isn’t in the team’s plans for next year, how in Jesus Christ Almighty can Sabean not have already called his agent? How can this team not make a move this obvious?
For that matter….
How can Sabean ignore Rick Peterson, and continue to DO NOTHING while Barry Zito’s career collapses to the tune of a $126 million dollar loss?
Or more importantly….
How can Bochy continue to bury our young players, the only players the team actually needs to see play every day?
How can Sabean and company allow themselves to think this team can contend for anything?
…. Despite this horrendous trip, the Giants still view themselves as contenders for the National League West. Despite a 39-55 record, they are eight games out. Players still talk in terms of “getting back in this thing.”
Yeah, well, that’s ridiculous. The team is 16 games under .500, 12.5 games out of the wild card, and currently behind ten teams.
UPDATE: Ok, I don’t know why, but I thought Sexson was younger than 33 years old. I stand corrected.