Monday, May 11, 2015

Please, no more McGehee

Who was the last third-baseman for the Giants before Pablo Sandoval?

No, it was not Pedro Feliz. For most of the 2008, it was an awful guy named Jose Castillo, who spent 5 years in the majors and racked a -2.8 WAR. He couldn't hit worth a damn.

It got so bad in August of that year that the Giants waived him after 420 plate appearances got us 6 HRs and 35 RBIs. The club decided to take a chance on Sandoval, was 21 at the time and delivered a .345 average, 3 HRs and 24 RBIs in 140 plate appearances.

Casey McGehee is the second coming of Jose Castillo. After his grand slam on Friday, he grounded into 2 DPs and then went hitless on Saturday and Sunday, killing rally after rally. He had a 2-run homer in the second game of the year so he's now got 7 rbis in 85 ABs. And 11 GIDPs. And he has microscopic range at third.

He's got a -0.6 WAR so far this year. My suggestion -- send him to Sacramento, let Duffy or Arias start at third. 


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