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…. Going down with the ship

It would be refreshing to hear some candor from our estimable GM, but, obviously, that’s never gonna happen. You’re never gonna hear Brian Sabean admit making a mistake, or admit failure. He’s never gonna come out and say that another GM got the best of him, or that he handled a player or a situation incorrectly. He’s gonna puff out his chest, and, “Damn the torpedoes,” everyone around him until they either agree with him or shut up.

This is the trademark of an insecure, immature man.

So when Sabean trades Molina for nothing, once again demonstrating that Sabean was wrong in his evaluation of a players worth, of course we’re gonna hear his bullshit explanation of how the team needed to make this move, how the player just acquired had a lot of upside, blah blah blah.

Boring.

Sabean is boring, his team is boring, his bullshit excuses are boring…. It just goes on and on.

Look at the list of trades Sabean has made in the last several years, put together by +mia:

May 31, 2007 — Traded Armando Benitez and cash to Florida Marlins in exchange for Randy Messenger.

July 31, 2007 — Traded Matt Morris to Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for Rajai Davis

August 9, 2007 — Traded Mark Sweeney to Los Angeles Dodgers in exchange for Travis Denker

July 20, 2008 — Traded Ray Durham to Milwaukee Brewers in exchange for Darren Ford and Steve Hammond.

March 27, 2009 — Traded Jack Taschner to Philadelphia Phillies in exchange for Ronny Paulino.

March 27, 2009 — Traded Ronny Paulino to Florida Marlins in exchange for Hector Correa.

July 27, 2009 — Traded Scott Barnes to Cleveland Indians in exchange for Ryan Garko.

July 29, 2009 — Traded Tim Alderson to Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for Freddy Sanchez.

Add to that list the endless stream of players that go straight from the Giants to the after-life, the Edgardo Alfonzo’s, the Dave Roberts’s…. And then add to the list the young players Sabean waived or traded for essentially nothing who are now performing admirably…..

At what point does this Giants team ownership group realize what the hell is going on here? At what point does performance begin to matter? When will Sabean be held accountable for the team that he has built? This is a team with one of the highest payrolls in all of baseball, how the hell can this team be so poorly constructed?

I know I was wrong when I said they were in last place the other day, but let me ask you this:

If –at the beginning of the season– I would have told you that the reason this team wasn’t going to be in last place heading into the Fourth of July weekend was gonna be Andres Torres, how many ribs would you have cracked laughing at me?

This team is a laughingstock.


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