November 20, 2005
Forget About Brian Giles
From the S.D. Union-Tribune:
"I want to be careful here because the bottom line is Brian would like to come back to San Diego," Bick said yesterday. "He would like to continue playing there. We're willing to put as much time and effort as is required to make that happen."
It's hard to beat the bottom line.
Posted by Steve Lombardi at November 20, 2005 08:25 AM
I'll believe it when I see it
What's the phrase, Steve, "no hometown discount?" It's just a negotiating ploy to get that extra year or several million from whomever he ends up signing with. I will agree that it's not likely that Giles signs with NY. Never was likely. Just another disappointing item in the allegedly "Tampa-free" offseason promised by Cashman and his media buddies. When will we recognize the fact that Cashman cannot be separated from the failures of the front office...despite his own well-orchestrated protestations otherwise. And, over all, I like Cashman but, let's be real, all this talk about "if only they'd let Brian be Brian" is just silly and misinformed.
AT best Giles would be stop-gap until we open the vault for Andruw Jones. I say save our money, we'll need it later. Let's get some relief pitching and let Giles go back. He's too old. Yankees have got to get younger!
Posted by: Scott Coulter at November 20, 2005 01:10 PM
Before we decide the off-season is a failure, we should let it happen. Is that reasonable? Nothing has happened except Matsui and Sturtze are returning and Tino, Lawton, F-Rod, etc. are gone. Only one of these items is disappointing.
I agree with Nick, it is early yet. Owners meetings in early December, then January. There is still time to get some business done. With the exception of some bullpen additions, there really isn't that much left to do. And the bullpen doesn't need 5 arms, just one or two. And they're talking about some in-house stuff. We've said all along we want to see the kids play. Let's hope they do it!
Posted by: Scott Coulter at November 20, 2005 04:35 PM
"Cashman cannot be separated from the failures of the front office"
JohhnyC, what would you want Cashman to do on this front?
Posted by: rilkefan at November 20, 2005 05:47 PM