Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Sabean negotiating extension, aging veterans throughout league celebrate

If anything, I guess it means I won't have to change the web address to this blog anytime soon.

That's right, it appears Brian Sabean is going to get a contract extension. You can either click on the link to get the actual story, or see some of the quotes that may or may not have been heard in various offices throughout baseball today:

-- "I'm an idiot. I'm a friggin' idiot." -- Peter Magowan, owner

-- "Don't think this means we won't meddle in his business any more. In fact, we may go over his head and offer Zito an extension tomorrow. He's been great for the franchise." -- Larry Baer, VP

-- "I'm thinking about trading Cain and Lincecum for Griffey Jr. It's clear that Griff is just about to hit his prime." -- Brian Sabean

-- "Matt Morris has a track record. He's our future."-- Sabean

-- "Sweet. Looks like I'm coming back to San Francisco next year." -- Brett Tomko, pitcher

-- "At least I know I'll have somewhere to sign for my comeback." -- Rick Rueschel, retired pitcher

-- "How did we wind up with Nathan, Bonser and Liriano? Oh yeah. Hey, someone get Sabes on the phone. I'm going to see if he'll give me Cain, Lincecum and Lowry for Luis Castillo." Terry Ryan, GM Minnessota Twins

-- "HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAA!!!!!!" -- Billy Beane, GM Oakland Athletics

-- "God damnit!" -- Freddy Lewis & Kevin Frandsen, in unison

-- "Look, Brian Sabean has had a bum rap in the city by the bay. True, his system hasn't produced an everyday position player since 1993. True, he's been robbed in several trades over the last four years. True, you could field an All-Star staff with the talent he's traded away. True, he has wasted millions on aging veterans who haven't produced. But he is the man who executed the Matt Williams for Jeff Kent trade, which worked out pretty well." -- Peter Gammons

-- "Fuck it, man. Does anybody have a light?" -- Me

1 comment:

stapes said...

This is interesting. I wonder if they will dump bonds next year. You gotta think Sabean said, I want control over the roster and the assurance I can go young with you two dipshits insisting on bringing back Barry.

I think it's an ok move, as long as they ditch the veterens philosophy. I'm excited about the fire sale. I don't even want good prospects - just some new faces to evaluate. I'm so sick of watching Feliz, Durham, etc.

There is a good article in today's (Friday's) SJ Merc about potential trades and who they can move.