So the Giants finally signed Freddie Sanchez to a two-year, $12 million dollar deal. Great. Of course, I knew this was coming, but really, I’m just speechless. Sure, it’s a cheap enough deal, and he’s certainly a solid player; but, for crying out loud, what a sham of a front office we have. Sabean’s been talking about getting this guy ever since he won the batting title, and the fact that our GM openly coveted such a mediocre nobody is such a clear indication that this franchise is slowly driving the wrong way down a one way street.
I don’t know how much longer I can do this. A lost season, a waste of young talent, an acquisition that pretty much only improves the team by about five runs….. I mean, I’m getting to the point where all I can say anymore is, “Who cares?”
…. On the other side of the infield, the Giants would like to re-sign Juan Uribe, and general manager Brian Sabean has begun talks with Uribe’s agent. However, a quick resolution is unlikely.
“I get the sense he’s going to test the free-agent market,” Sabean said.
Yeah, what a surprise. You think Uribe might want to take less money to play for a team that is committed to winning a championship? Or maybe he knows that he clearly out-performed Sanchez, and the Giants one year offer for $2.5 million is pretty much an insult. Sanchez’s ’08 and ’09 pretty much mirror his career line of .299/.334/.417 .751 OPS — and with 76 extra base hits the last two years; maybe Uribe (.257/.298/.430 .728 OPS, also with 76 extra base hits the last two years) feels like he deserves a real contract, too.
I’d also mention that I predicted this:
…. In another move that was expected but might carry some emotional weight, the Giants cut ties with popular but injured pitcher Noah Lowry by declining his $6.25 million club option for 2010 and placing him on outright waivers.