Brian Sabean says stuff:
“What we learned this year is the most important thing is the final score, winning the game, and Bruce and his staff established that mindset,” Sabean said. “I can’t think of a series we were intimidated. … It was a learning-curve year and we know what our failings are, what we need to improve. We’re going to try to create a product on the field that’s about winning the game. No matter the artistic value, if some of our statistics aren’t too flattering, you still have to finish things off. We did that 88 times and that’s something to be proud of.”
Insanity bolded. I honestly have no idea what Sabean is talking about here, but he quickly reverts back to some old fashioned “WE WON GAMES!” silliness. I’m beginning to think he might not get it. Just once, once, I’d like to see an objective analysis of what went wrong with the ’09 ballclub. Instead, Sabean comes off as almost quasi-defensive about the team. If you’re unwilling (or unable) to understand your faults, I’m not sure you’ll ever be able to improve yourself.
Here’s a list of artistic statistics for the Giants this past year:
OBP – .309 (last in the majors)
BB% – 6.7 (last in the majors)
wOBA – .305 (last in the majors)
Yes, the Giants won 88 games last year. Who wasn’t proud of that? I can’t wait for Jermaine Dye to be on this team.