Thursday, January 24, 2008

Adios, Pedro, and good luck in Japan

Finally, even Brian "Brainiac" Sabean can see what everyone else has known for years -- Pedro Feliz is a utility player at best and not a very good one at that.

What other team would keep on giving over 500 at bats a year to a corner infielder with only moderate power who can't even manage a .300 OBP? So thanks for wasting the last five years acting as if he were the second coming of Mike Schmidt instead of the second coming of Steve Ontiveros -- who was a pretty crappy corner infielder for the Orange and Black in the early 1970s who wound up his career with six years as a Seibu Lion in Japan.

Thanks for the all-too-infrequent thrill, Pedro. If you're going to insist on a three-year deal, I'd be practicing my Japanese.

Unfortunately, Stupid Sabean is also telling the SF Chron's Henry Schulman -- after asserting that Daniel Ortmeier and Kevin Fransden are going to get real shots -- that he still wants to waste money and at bats on the worthless Tony Clark.

UPDATE on Jan. 25 -- A poster named Frank pointed out that I missed the word "precludes" in Schulman's copy and that Sabean is actually saying something intelligent -- that the presence of Aurilia precludes the signing of a Tony Clark-type player.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Frank said...

I think you misread the article - or I did. Schulman says that the presence of Aurilia "precludes" the signing of a Tony Clark type player.

11:00 AM  
Blogger Big D said...

Thanks, Frank. I got that part of it wrong.

11:20 AM  

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