With Carlos Beltran and the St Louis Cardinals in town, there has been a lot of talk regarding Beltran’s tenure with the team and the decision by Giants management not to resign the Outfielder. One of the stranger angles taken on this issue has been by KNBR’s Brian Murphy. The last few days his tweets regarding Beltran have boiled down to this “He sucked in August…was responsible for the collapse of the team”. Here are his tweets:
Here is Carlos Beltran’s August line: .300/.323/.450. Does this look like somebody who sucked in August? As @logandobson pointed out, the rest of the team hit .235/.287/.348 for the month. Despite going on the DL and missing 14 games in the middle of the month, Beltran was the second or third most productive hitter for the team in August. Despite his “Horseshit” August, Beltran absolutely destroyed the ball in the month of September hitting .378/.434/.700.
I’m hoping Mr. Murphy’s delusion about Beltran’s tenure with the team stems from a reliance on counting stats and/or a memory of a bad at-bat Beltran had in early August. If this isn’t the case, we might want to examine the possibility that this drivel is pure Pro-Baer propaganda in response to an amazing start by the hitter that the Giants failed to resign this offseason.
Sometime in March, Nerdy Nerd crazycrabbers.com developed this little graph below predicting how many games Freddy Sanchez will play this season.
As usual, the pro-Baer blogger Crazy Crabbers was way off. After several setbacks and bad news regarding Freddy’s recovery, it’s time to update this puppy and break the bad news to all of you Giants fans.
The Giants recently announced that they have acquired Pablo Sandoval to solidify the struggling offense in a blockbuster trade deadline move.
In 4-6 weeks the jovial hitter known as “The Kung Fu Panda” will be manning the hot corner for the Giants.
Giants manager Bruce Bochy was thrilled to hear about the news. “He’s an MVP type player, a guy that will really produce in the middle of the order,” he said at the press conference announcing the move.
Sandoval is expected to be slotted into the third spot of the order and play third base for the team during the stretch playoff run. Giants President Larry Baer thinks this is the type of move that can push the team over the top.
“Sandoval is a special player,” said Baer. “Brian Sabean really out did himself with this move. I am still in shock that he was able to get an All-Star player to help out this offense. This move should keep the Giants in contention all the way to the end.”
Hate betting against the Giants in fantasy baseball. So I want to start Hector Sanchez, but I feel like I should start Mesoraco against Zito
— Mack (@8thInnMackness) April 25, 2012
A true Giants fan doesn’t ever question the Giants front office (except when asking why Brett “the babe” Pill isn’t starting).
I don’t know how people like this can even consider watching baseball. You should just go put on your twirly hat and pocket protector and leave the real fan stuff to us real die hards.
SUPPORT ARE GIANTS!