Get ready for the inevitable stories about how this free agent or that wants to be a Yankee, or doesn’t want to play in PacBell, or is too expensive, or best yet, how there just aren’t any free agents available that meet the needs of the Giants after all.
Get ready for the excuses, the money worries, the reasons why the Giants are signing yet another washed up, middle of his decline phase, worthless league average mediocrity. Great.
Just remember, every year, baseball executives know exactly who will or won’t be available as a free agent. They know, for the most part, who will be available in 2010, 2011, etc., etc..
So, when you read about how there’s nobody that meets the Giants needs, or salary, or whatever, remember that Brian Sabean and his crack team had nothing else to do with themselves other than planning to meet this challenge. We needed home runs and walks last season, and did nothing about it. Now we need home runs and walks again, and inexpensive hitters who actually bring those things to the table are few and far between.
That is because our newly renewed GM failed at his job last off-season.