Only Baseball Matters
…. Lies, lies, lies

This is starting to get ridiculous. Now, Andrew Baggarly tells us that the way the Giants handled Freddie Sanchez’s injury was part of some grand scheme that benefits the ball club:

…. The Giants made the decision to keep Sanchez’s surgery quiet because at the time, they were negotiating with Juan Uribe to bring him back as a reserve. They ended up signing Uribe to a $3 million contract, and when I spoke to his agent later on, he was proud of the fact that Uribe would be pretty much the best paid infield reserve in the big leagues.

Well, you’d better believe that news of Sanchez’s surgery would’ve impacted the Uribe negotiations. Uribe’s agent would’ve known he had more leverage and might have squeezed more money out of the club, or in the least, drawn out negotiations that would’ve prevented Giants officials from wrapping it up and concentrating on other business. So the hush-hush on Sanchez worked to the team’s advantage.

Yeah, right. If Uribe’s agent didn’t know that Sanchez was injured, something that pretty much everybody in baseball knew, he should be fired.

This is called spin doctoring. Just like the story we read about how the Giants were lowballing Lincecum because they didn’t want the other owners to get mad at them for overpaying such a young player.

Bullshit. That is pure, unadulterated bullshit. And so is this.

This isn’t a story about how Sabean and his crack team handled something well, some masterful tale of intrigue and espionage that worked out exactly the way they planned. This is a story of mistakes and errors. This is a story about Brian Sabean’s failure. Having decided four years ago that Freddie Sanchez was the kind of player he had to have, Brian Sabean finally got the Pirates to say yes; and even though Sanchez was older, injured and already declining as a player, Sabean pulled the trigger, trading one of the top pitching prospects in the organization for yet another old, broken down player.

Now, several months later, after Sanchez contributed exactly what any reasonable person could have expected to the Giants chase for the playoffs –nothing– and having gone into the winter even more injured and broken down than we were told, Sabean is trying to spin this story so it looks like he, Captain Queeg, knew all along what he was doing, that it was all part of the grand plan that only he is privy to, that only he can know.

It’s pretty sad, really. Sabean is trying to spin his way out of the results of last season’s trade deadline deals –only some of the worst deals any GM has ever made without losing his job, by the way– and in doing so, is making himself look even smaller.

Pitiful. Laughable. Embarrassing.

Your 2010 San Francisco Giants.

« Previous | Home | Next »

18 Responses to “…. Lies, lies, lies”

  1. Stainless rain water containers really are rising in popularity among the rain water bottle of wine carrying populace, mainly because of medical problems with regards to normal water through recycleable.
    Christian Louboutin Highness Patent Nude

  2. Occurrences during the week consist of conferences, seminars and additionally exercise sessions having a comprehensive list of occurrences available on the net. From making sure workers be required to complete a complete and additionally exact essential safety schooling; worker problems might well be kept down and additionally productivity are generally kept great. Some companies understand safety is vital to their workers as well as market place.
    Christian Louboutin Loafers Sakouette Panama Black

  3. Automobiles Reflective video seriously isn’t restricted to any one work surface: it is upon motor vehicles across the world, typically in distribution motor vehicles intended for elevated safety. Precise demands are available for transportation agencies, owner travel operators and then navy travel operators just like which has a certain amount of echoing video at the aspects and then backside on the equipment to raise rankings.
    Christian Louboutin Bianca Patent Nude

  4. The most effective within LED puppy protection extras is a VividTM flashing receiver collar given it does away with the necessity for electric battery and is recharged perhaps by way of mains as well as a Browse. It gives three different light source options, together with a groundbreaking light source sensitive manner as a result all of the receiver collar happens for quickly at night time, without person’s intervention.
    Christian Louboutin Pumps You You Satin Off White

  5. Les Broncos Ford 1993 __gVirt_NP_NN_NNPS<__ ann茅e mod猫le 茅tait 茅quip茅 d’un moteur d’essuie-glace 脿 vitesse variable et syst猫me de lave-glace. La vitesse du moteur peut 锚tre fix茅 脿.
    Oakley lunettes de soleil batwolf cadre blanc-sWGF20

  6. Les Jaguars, comme beaucoup d’茅quipes d’expansion, a connu un d茅but de saison difficile, l’ouverture en el saison 0 4. Sa premi猫re victoire ne viendrait pas jusqu’脿 la semaine 5 contre les Oilers de Houston quand le quart Mark Brunell a remplac茅 un Steve Beuerlein bless茅 la fin du quatri猫me trimestre et rallia les Jaguars pour un 17 16 retour gagnant.
    Oakley M Frame jaune lunettes de soleil-r8qvkO

  7. Message autonomes messages, sauf le samedi. Sur tous les autres jours, ils devraient 锚tre soumis 脿 / r / PoliticalDiscussion.>
    Soldes oakley Antix mat bleu lunettes de soleil iridium chaud-6b0tw4

  8. 2002 Ford Ranger Caract茅ristiques. 2002 Ford Ranger Caract茅ristiques. Le Ranger est un pick-up compact fabriqu茅 par la Ford Motor Company en premier. civi猫res d’ambulance sont faites pour transporter les patients dans le besoin de soins m茅dicaux d’urgence. Il ya plusieurs civi猫res, aussi.
    2014 Lunettes Oakley Gascan noir-Jg0m6W

  9. Ainsi que l’Afghanistan. Le soi-disant 芦guerre contre le terrorisme禄 ne peut 锚tre gagn茅e et ne sera pas gagn茅e, mais n’importe qui avec un esprit ouvert qui est pr锚t 脿 r茅ellement faire une certaine recherche derri猫re allumer le t茅l茅viseur devrait le savoir. Nous devons sortir de l’Irak et de l’Afghanistan et Obama doit continuer 脿 parler avec les pays du Moyen-Orient et de travail de nos diff茅rences sur le plan diplomatique.
    2014 Oakley lunettes de soleil c six claires-2L0km7

  10. Sous le capot: La Toyota Avalon 2004 n’est pas destin茅 脿 锚tre une berline sport, mais le seul moteur, une classe du monde V 6 d茅livrant 210 ch et 220 lb-pi de couple, le fait se sentir comme un. Nous 茅tions pr锚ts 脿 s’ennuyer mais nous sommes loin avec beaucoup de respect pour la voiture. La deuxi猫me g茅n茅ration nous a fait encore plus enthousiaste et cette nouvelle Avalon est un petit bijou. L’aspect peut pas 锚tre passionnant, mais on peut dire la m锚me chose de la plupart des berlines Toyota. Plus important est que la Toyota Avalon 2004 est bien construit, fiable et raffin茅. Notre conseil est simple. Si vous aimez la r茅putation de qualit茅 de Toyota, mais vous avez besoin d’une grande berline avec plus d’une touche de luxe 脿 un prix raisonnable, c’est peut-锚tre votre voiture.2005 articles
    Oakley lunettes de soleil frogskins rouge-57S64B

  11. This could certainly become an ungainly situation, so we are all aware that staying friends at a personal level is a bad idea, as we’ll go through, but why not consider staying Facebook friends?
    Cheap Black Nobis The Luna Ladies Hip Length Coat

  12. Remain ready for a designated tire by using a extra roll, jack and tire iron in your own vehicle at all times. Many cars will include these straight off the dealership’s floor. Being stuck with a designated tire is just not something anyone wants. Buying a person to there’s help expensive. It’s miles less complicated and less costly to keep up it yourself.
    Ted Baker Cocoe Roses On Canvas Print Dress Bright Pink

  13. I recently recently found an unbelievable deal online after i left for buy the Asus Eee Pad Transformer. After scouting around for the very best deals around the Asus Transformer, I found the place enabling you to purchase it only a few dollars less together with free freight.
    The Kato Nobis Men’s Peacoat Navy

  14. veste bogner says:

    Voici 10 créatures mystificateur que la science n’a pas encore d’expliquer.
    [url=]veste bogner[/url]
    veste bogner

Leave a Reply

All commentary is the opinion of John J Perricone unless otherwise noted.
None of the opinions expressed should be construed as being endorsed by the
San Francisco Giants, Major League Baseball, or any other organization mentioned herein.

Powered by WordPress

eXTReMe Tracker

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a
Creative Commons License