Monday, July 12, 2010

Brian Sabean is out of his mind

He tells Andrew Baggarly of the Mercury-News that he blames the pitching, which is second best in the NL, for letting the team down. The hitting, by the way, is 11th best in the league.

I read it and thought "he's out of his mind." Then a poster name ZOZ had this response --

SFG Runs scored/game: 4.43 – 11th in NL, 19th in MLB

SFG Runs allowed/game: 3.77 – 2nd in NL, 2nd in MLB

Yep, it’s clearly the pitchers who are the problem.

Mordy from Monsy added this --

Another dumb comment from Sabes…He has cornered the market when it comes to stupidity…Blaming the pitchers is so insane I don’t know where to start..Of course I would rather they not walk as many as they do nor nibble around the plate but that has nothing to do with whomever is catching…Pitching IS the reason why we are in contention….Another example of why this team seems to fish in a rudderless boat…The front office has no clue how to evaluate or size up a situation…The just plain out suck


Blogger allfrank said...

The expected comments from the crowd that just looks for a reason to hammer Sabean. The fact is the AP has been disappointimg this year. Lincecum is not Cy Lincecum; people were even wondering what happened to him. Yes, he is still good, but not as good as we expected. This is even more true of Cain. God, I lolve the guy, but does anyone throw more fastballs down the middle - then watch them sail over the fence? He could definitely harness his immense talent much more. Sanchez? Didn't we all expect a more consistent year? Instead, he can never get strike one and is always pitching from behine. That means the hitter are sitting on his fastball - and hitting him more consistently than years past. Hope fully Bumgarner gives us a consistent upgrade over Wellemeyer. But he is nearly topped out as far as innings pitched. So he may not be around every 5th day come September.
It is true, 3/4 more runs a game would give us a better record. But 3/4 fewer runs a game would also give us the same better record. It is just that we thought our pitching - SP and RP - would be about 3/4 run better.
Even saying that, dropping Sandoval to 6 or lower gives us a pretty decent - and better run scoring team - for the 2nd half. Torres, Sanchez, Huff, Uribe, Burrell, Posey should get us to league average. And likewsie improved pitching will get us over the top.

8:48 PM  
Blogger Big D said...

Thanks for taking the time to write a thoughtful post, Allfrank.

I suppose the pitchers COULD do a better job but second best in the NL is pretty good. It's the hitting that should have been improved in the offseason -- and that is Sabean's fault for making idiotic deals for Rowand, Renteria, Molina and DeRosa along with his equally idiotic decision to keep Posey in the minors for first two months of the season.

10:01 PM  

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