Wednesday, December 19, 2007

The same old Black and Orange recycling program

Henry Schulman of the SF Chronicle's reporting that the Giants are interested in Kris Benson, 33, and Tony Clark, 35.

Benson is a fifth starter at best who missed the entire 2007 season and is most famous for having a strange wife. Clark's a part-timer at best. Neither is going to get any better.

Why are the Giants obsessed with giving playing time to guys who are well past their primes? The list goes on and on -- Ray Durham, Buttmando Blownitez, Steve Finley, Ryan Klesko, Dave Roberts, Jose Vizcaino, Mark Sweeney and Rich Aurilia, just to name a few.

3 Comments:

Blogger allfrank said...

Because they are better than guys like Cody Ransom, Ellison, Linden, Niekro, Minor. You just can';t go out and find a lineup of in-their-prime MLB players. Many teams need to settle for an over the hill starting player as well as several backup positions. It is not something unique to the Giants - it is through out MLB, HFL, NBA. Young players are the staple only in college.

7:53 PM  
Blogger Big D said...

Fair enough but what this says to me is that the ability of the SF front office to develop young talent is particularly dismal.

As I've said many times, Brian Sabean should have been fired years ago.

9:48 PM  
Blogger Paulie said...

I think you should amend that to "Benson is most famous for having a strange yet incredibly hot wife".

10:31 PM  

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