Thursday, December 14, 2006

Please let it be true

The South Florida Sentinel is reporting that the Marlins are exploring the idea of Fatmando Blownitez returning to Miami -- the last place he pitched decently back in 2004.

Needless to say, so I'll say it -- none of the Bay Area papers seem interested in purusing this story even though it got published on Tuesday. Why write anything that's actually of interest to your audience?

For those of you who have forgotten, it's worth remembering that the Giants season went down the drain during the last week of July, thanks to Fatmando. They were in first place on July 23, then lost seven straight games including a trifecta of blown saves by Blownitez including the famous "I did my job" game in Washington, D.C. What's particularly stupid about the Henry Schulman story from July 31 is that it actually says it's not really Armando's fault after he had blown his 7th save in 20 chances.


Anonymous Boof said...

The reason nobody is giving it much attention is that the Marlins want the Giants to pay almost all of Buttmando's salary. Essentially, the Giants would be giving him away......not that there's anything wrong with that. Any way to get him off the Giants ought to be considered, but they will not eat a $7.6M contract no matter how crappy he is.

Here's an idea for the Giants closer that was actually floated by none other than Scott Boras:

Why not sign Chan Ho Park and give him a shot at being a closer, a role he handled decently at the WBC last year. YOu could probably get him on the cheap and he could be effective in a one inning role. His numbers don't look good because he's always been a starter, but if you've seen him pitch lately, you would notice that he tires very early and that's when batters start teing off on him. It's not a bad idea given the slop that;s out on the market. He certainly couldn't be any worse than Buttmando.

9:27 PM  
Blogger Big D said...

A brilliant post, Boof, worthy of Boof Bonsor. I think Chan Ho Park is a great idea.

12:08 AM  

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