And to top off my day, "Steady" Freddy Sanchez is now a Giant.
I don't want you to think I'm a total monster: I love Freddy and I love Jack. (And for a brief while, I even believed in Ian Snell.) However, I fully understand that they're not the future of this club, and that if we're going to go in a direction regarding personnel, we should go there 100%. It's not enough to chip away at this team, one veteran at a time. If the opportunity is there for a complete makeover, we need to take it. The sooner, the better.
This is the opportunity that presented itself from San Francisco:
Pitcher, 22nd pick overall in 2007
6'6", 217 lbs
Comparable Pitchers (according to PECOTA's projections): Adam Miller, Nick Adenhart, Shawn Hillegas, Don Schulze, Gaby Hernandez, Sam August, Jerome Williams, Greg Mayberry, Matt Cain, Mike Dowless, Steve Avery, Jeff Russell, Zack Greinke, Roger Salkeld, Randy Knoll, Jimmy Gobble, Pat Strange, Jim Pittsley, Mark Eichhorn, Mark Grant.
Minor League Stats: 3.07 ERA, 1.153 WHIP, 7.3 K/9, 1.8 BB/9, 0.5 HR/9, 8.5 H/9, 3.96 K/BB.
I love Freddy, but at age 31, and at a price tag of $6.25 million, how much upside and value is there?