Saturday, April 18, 2009

Fire Brian Sabean -- right now

Oh, I could have written something about how great it is that Tim Lincecum is back to his good old self with 8 innings of shutout ball and 13 Ks. But the continuing disgraceful performance by the offense and the set-up guys in the bullpen leaves me no alternative but to point the finger at MLB's most incompetent General Manager. The team is now 3-8, projecting out to a 44-118 record.

Kevin Marquez at The Cha Cha Bowl notes that Sabean apparently ignored how Edgar Renteria had turned into a crappy defensive player before signing him to what looks like a ludicrous 2-year, $18.5 million deal.

AP's story notes that it's the 12th time Lincecum has struck out at least 10.


Blogger allfrank said...

It's not a 2 year, 18.5 mil contract. Next year the Giants have an option for 9.5 mil, but can buy out for, I think, 500k

8:56 PM  
Blogger Big D said...

No, that's not right. According to the Cot's contract site -- which I have found to be authoritative -- the option that you're talking about is for 2011. This is what it says --

09:$7M, 10:$9M, 11:$10.5M club option ($0.5M buyout)

11:18 PM  
Blogger Big D said...

So it's $16.5 million of guaranteed money and I do think it's a bad deal.

11:19 PM  
Blogger Big D said...

He got a $2 million signing bonus, so that makes it $18.5 mil

11:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Think you would enjoy this:

He got a two-year extension, but let's be sure he doesn't stay for two years.

8:25 PM  

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