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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Royals Designate Sanchez For Assignment

The end of the dirty Sanchez in KC…

The Royals yielded to the crushing evidence of Jonathan Sánchez’s ineffectiveness Tuesday afternoon by designating him for assignment prior to their game against the Seattle Mariners at Kauffman Stadium.

The decision came one day after Sánchez’s ERA climbed to 7.76 after allowing seven runs in 1 1/3 innings in a 9-4 loss to the Mariners.

The elusive Robert Denby Posted: July 17, 2012 at 04:44 PM | 22 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Al Kaline Trio Posted: July 17, 2012 at 07:50 PM (#4185375)
Dirty
   2. UCCF Posted: July 17, 2012 at 10:52 PM (#4185691)
The Giants should take him, just to rub it in.
   3. Ray (RDP) Posted: July 17, 2012 at 10:58 PM (#4185695)
Count me among the ones who thought the Royals made a very good trade in swapping Melky for Sanchez.

   4. Spahn Insane Posted: July 18, 2012 at 12:07 AM (#4185725)
Me too. I thought they were selling high after a fluke year from the MelkMan, and getting a pitcher with some pretty good upside.
   5. zenbitz Posted: July 18, 2012 at 01:57 PM (#4186224)
There is a 100% chance he lands back on the Giants - if not this year then within 2.
   6. Petunia inquires about ponies Posted: July 18, 2012 at 04:21 PM (#4186415)
No way. He'll get picked up in the next few days by the Red Sox, Cubs, Orioles, White Sox, or Indians, blow chunks over 23 innings for the next ~3 weeks, get dumped again, then get rescued by the Cardinals at the ML minimum, provide league-average innings-eating down the stretch before coming up huge in a postseason game for them in 2012, provide cheap value for STL for another season or two after that, THEN sign a surprisingly large contract with the Giants. And suck.
   7. Juilin Sandar to Conkling Speedwell (Arjun) Posted: July 18, 2012 at 04:33 PM (#4186432)
get dumped again, then get rescued by the Cardinals at the ML minimum, provide league-average innings-eating down the stretch before coming up huge in a postseason game for them in 2012, provide cheap value for STL for another season or two after that

I think this underestimates how successful he will be for the Cardinals.
   8. dr. scott Posted: July 18, 2012 at 04:39 PM (#4186437)
Count me as one Giants fan who was not happy with the trade when i first heard it... really unhappy that is... but after reading a bunch of the comments here figured the Giants probably had a chance of coming out on top... but never expected it to actually happen! I did think the giants had a bit of an edge on the torres for Pagan deal, but only becasue I figured Tores would just injure himself out of usefullness for most of the year. did not expect such a solid season so far from Angel.

Also, I never thought it was possbile for the giants to win on any off-season trades, much less two. I guess its time for the apocolypse. im going to go buy some bottled water.
   9. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: July 18, 2012 at 05:26 PM (#4186481)
Count me in with those predicting that Sanchez wins NLDS, NLCS or World Series MVP for the Cardinals either this year or the next.

The Giants specialize in adding washed-up HITTERS who have been hitting .200/.200/.200 for the last two years and then hit .300/.400/.500 in San Francisco. The Cardinals do it with both hitters and pitchers.
   10. Steve Treder Posted: July 18, 2012 at 05:49 PM (#4186503)
The Giants specialize in adding washed-up HITTERS who have been hitting .200/.200/.200 for the last two years and then hit .300/.400/.500 in San Francisco.

They do?
   11. BochysFingers Posted: July 18, 2012 at 06:08 PM (#4186517)
The Giants specialize in adding washed-up HITTERS who have been hitting .200/.200/.200 for the last two years and then hit .300/.400/.500 in San Francisco.

They do?

I suppose one could make the argument for Pat Burrell, but beyond that I am without speech.
   12. JJ1986 Posted: July 18, 2012 at 06:21 PM (#4186528)
Juan Uribe. Aubrey Huff had one good year after one bad year. Cody Ross had a good year and a half after some down time in Florida.
   13. Ray (RDP) Posted: July 18, 2012 at 06:22 PM (#4186532)
I suppose one could make the argument for Pat Burrell, but beyond that I am without speech.


I thought he might be thinking of Ellis Burks, who enjoyed a 150 OPS+ three-year stretch in San Francisco, but the only time Burks hit anything close to .200/.200/.200 was in 37 PA as a 39 year old for Boston, years after he left the Giants.
   14. Steve Treder Posted: July 18, 2012 at 06:28 PM (#4186533)
OK, but it is remotely close to the case that the Giants "specialize" in adding "washed-up hitters" who rebound dramatically? Couldn't you look back at just about any team over the past 5-10 years and find a handful of cheap pick-ups who did suprisingly well?
   15. MM1f Posted: July 18, 2012 at 06:33 PM (#4186534)
Add 2009-2010 Andres Torres to the Giants hitters list. He wasn't even so much a "has been" as a "never was."
   16. Petunia inquires about ponies Posted: July 18, 2012 at 07:02 PM (#4186552)
Randy Winn. Argument over.

EDIT: Extra deliciousness in relating this back to the topic at hand - whose record for hits in a month for SF did Melky himself tie this May? Who else - Randy Winn.
   17. McCoy Posted: July 18, 2012 at 07:15 PM (#4186557)
Soon to be Cubs' fifth starter once Dempster and Garza are traded.
   18. Fernigal McGunnigle has become a merry hat Posted: July 18, 2012 at 07:23 PM (#4186562)
Randy Winn. Argument over.


Winn's not really a great example. He went nuts over a 58-game stretch in 2005 (359/391/680), but other than that he was exactly the same hitter in SF that he'd been in Seattle and in Tampa. He was just a 280/340/450 guy who had a mediocre first half and then got hot for a couple of months after a change of scenery. Happens all of the time.
   19. Petunia inquires about ponies Posted: July 18, 2012 at 07:32 PM (#4186573)
Sorry, thought that was the premise.
   20. MM1f Posted: July 19, 2012 at 10:34 PM (#4187665)
Also, GREGOR BLANCO. What. The. Hell. Not only is Gregor Blanco contributing offensively, but he is doing it with a little bit of power. THAT is your proof that the Giants have crazy luck (or still have a good supply of the Cream and the Clear around... I kid) with hitters.
   21. Justin T is going to crush some tacos Thursday Posted: July 19, 2012 at 10:48 PM (#4187678)
This is one of the stranger notions I've seen that more than a few crackpots are buying into.
   22. PreservedFish Posted: July 19, 2012 at 11:01 PM (#4187690)
THAT is your proof that the Giants have crazy luck (or still have a good supply of the Cream and the Clear around... I kid) with hitters.


Is this a real reputation? The Giants got lucky in 2010 with a bunch of weird losers, but when I think of the Giants I think of Sabean's phalanx of the elderly, or an unlimited variety of prospects that cannot hit the ball out of the infield.

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