J.T. Snow should have Dusty Baker’s son taken away from him. (by now at least)
Tolbert: Go ahead and give me your thoughts on (Melky Cabrera’s suspension).
Snow: Disappointment. ... And I feel let down. I was saddened by the news. I can’t say that I’m surprised. Not just because of Melky, but all the stuff that’s going on. It’s sad for Melky because the guy was having a great year and now it’s tainted. ... And whenever there’s a great player putting up great numbers and something comes out, it’s tainted. I played with Barry Bonds for nine years. There are questions about his records; are they tainted? It’s just sad. There’s a program in place to catch the cheaters and they’re catching them. ... I feel like not only did he let the organization down, but he let the teammates down. He’s not going to be a part of the team for the next 50 games, and, um, that’s too bad. It’s not the Giants’ fault; it’s professional ballplayers.
Tolbert: You look at the year he had in Atlanta, where it was just not going his way; it’s the worst year he’s had in his career. ... When you get close to being out of the league, you might get a little desperate, roll the dice and see if you can cash in at least one time.
Snow: I go back to when I was playing and I signed a four-year deal with the Giants, and the last year of the deal I was making 6 million dollars and you know, had an average year and got re-signed the next year for 2 million or 1.5 million. I could have decided to do something to make more money out of it, but I feel like there needs to be something within the player. Maybe we need to do a better job of educating the players. ... If you were born over here, and you play over here, and your credibility is over here, then you may not do it. You have to live here the rest of your life. If you’re not born here, you may try it. And your mind-set might be, I am going to go back to my country, anyways.
Posted: August 19, 2012 at 10:10 AM | 9 comment(s)
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