I'm sitting here watching the Giants play the Mets, and I'm watching one over-matched hitter after another. It's great, really.
No, seriously. I can't help wondering how it is that Brian Sabean cannot find a replacement for Chris Stewart, who
just worked a walk, after coming to the plate hitting .172. I'm not saying you give up on the guy. I'm just asking, how is it possible that there is not one single catcher, in any organization, that Brian Sabean couldn't get for another Triple AAA prospect? There's not one player in the whole entirety of Triple AAA who could do better than Stewart?
It's not good for his career –his development as a player– to be up here hitting .172. He ain't getting any better reaching base 17% of the time. And, not for nothing, the Giants simply cannot afford to have a catcher and a shortstop who can't hit as well as their pitchers. Not when you're leadoff guy is batting .230, your first baseman is hitting .240, our second baseman has scored 15 runs in 90 games, and Jose Bautista had more home runs then every outfielder on our team combined.
UPDATE: Although, damn, this team can pitch.
UPDATE: Not Scheirholz. For Chrissakes, the guy is finally looking like an everyday player. I'm talking about replacing a guy who is batting .172. How difficult can that be?