According to Andrew Baggarly's blog, Freddy Sanchez knew he would need knee surgery before he was traded to the Giants. Presumably, although it is not stated, the Giants knew it, too. Incomprehensible! (Tip o' the tam o'shanter to Chris at BCB for story.) Mr. Baggarly goes on to say that he expects FSanchez to get a 2-year, $10 million deal from the Giants. Incomprehensible.
Grant at McCovey Chronicles chronicles the continuing incomprehensibility of the Buster Posey situation. I can't make sense of it. I've not been one to call for Bochy's ginormous head this season. Mostly, I don't think managers make as big an impact as we want to believe. Remember "Juggler Joe" Altobelli? He won a World Series. QED. Also, I can't think of someone who would step in and do more with our crappy lineup than has already been done. And the pitchers--starters and relievers both--have been great. Do Boch and Rags get some credit for that? I don't know. When Bochy got hired, I was hoping Ron Wotus would get the job--would he be better? I don't know. But the Posey thing has me starting to lean the other way. Play this kid! He's the best hitting prospect we have! Get his bat in the fookin' lineup! In defense of Ol' Boch, he may be taking orders from above, which is even more incomprehensible.
Nice to see the other Sanchez--the good one--pitch decently and pick up a W. Juan Uribe is "serving notice" that he should be back in 2010. Quick vote: FSanchez or JUribe at 2B for Los Gigantes next year? (I know how I'm voting.)
Read Baggarly's story in the Merc today and tell me what you think of Brian Sabean's "we'll see" bullshit. This clown needs to go. And the suits--Baer and Neukom--need brain douches (they have those, y'know). I'm increasingly convinced those two guys care only about the revenue stream, and not the least about winning the World Series. Can we get some baseball people to run our basbeall team, please?
(UPDATE: Baseball Musings quotes yours truly! Not bad, eh? Thanks to all my pals for the writing and commenting, and to all the blogfellows, guests, followers, friends, lurkers, and contibutors to this site as well. You've made RMC a happenin' place!)