So, I was sitting in my corner, mumbling something semi incoherant about Soriano and Home/Away splits when a rather radical idea crossed my mind about the Giants and their new found and much heralded off season cache of doh-re-me, aka moolah.
HOW ABOUT NOT SPENDING IT!
This year is set to be a free agent nightmare as exemplified by Mark Derosa cashing in on a 3 year 6 mil per. deal with the ill run cubbies. Soriano will likely cost a billion dollars, Sabean’s left arm and a ham sandwich and the Red Sox just payed (potentially) 51 million dollars for the rights of negotion with Matsuzaka. It is increasingly evident that the Giants woes can only be solved through careful trade, investment in foreign scouting and signing and good draft picks.
In my humble opinion the Giants should follow suit in what the Yankees did this last draft and pay above slot money for later round picks. I would rather have the Giants pay 2 million on a potential phenom than 20 mil a year on an overpriced (though talented) major leaguer.
I have no problem with the Giants pursueing potential bargain players, some of the Japanese players not named Matsuzaka, maybe Wolf or Meche or Dave Roberts but names like Mathews Jr., Soriano, Zito, Pierre should not garner more than a passing thought from Sabean.
Hell, the money would be better put to use in a regular ol’ savings account. Sabean, I implore you; take the money to the bank (preferably in those cool tan moneybags with the big green dollar sign I always see in bank heist flicks), put it in a savings account and let it sit until next off season when the money might be put to better use. And you know what? Even if you go on a spending spree next winter, you might just have a little left over because of the interest.
Anyway, now that my rant has concluded I will now return to my corner, next time I will unviel the MLB executive I blame for the return of players earning ridiculous A-Rod money, thank you.