Gary Peterson wonders if the Sanchez injury could be the beginning of the end:
…. Worst case scenario, one or more of the variables in the best case scenario fails to materialize. The Giants are unable to forge their pleasantly surprising 2009 into a pleasantly confirming 2010. Sanchez becomes a magnet for fan dissatisfaction, the Armando Benitez of the 20-teens. If you want to go full doomsday, Tim Lincecum free-falls to third in the Cy Young balloting.
And the whole unfulfilling spectacle costs general manager Brian Sabean and manager Bruce Bochy their jobs.
Forget about Armando, if the Edgardo Alfonzo deal didn’t cost Sabean his job, and the Moises Alou deal didn’t, and the $18 million he threw on the ground to Kirk Reuter didn’t, and the $18 million he burned at the stake landing Dave Roberts didn’t, and the $126 million he sacrificed at a volcano to land Barry Zito didn’t….. well, then, I seriously doubt the $12 million wasted by signing Freddie Sanchez is going to answer my prayers.
Still, it’s nice to dream….