Yes, I know it's not Friday, or even close, but I didn't do one, and obviously it was a huge week in baseball in general and for the Giants in particular.
I'd like to do a post on the frustrations and joys of rooting for a Brian Sabean team, but I'm exhausted, not least of which from rooting for a Brian Sabean team. So I'll just say: the Beltran trade was exactly the kind of thing we want Sabean to do. And the other trade is exactly why we all think what we think of Sabean. I mean, Cabrera's BP projection for this year was 311 OBP/349 SLG, and presumably when a 36 year old MI has a horrible four months the projection for the rest of the season is going to be considerably lower. And, you know, I won't blame Hank Schulman for passing along what he hears, but I'm pretty sure that sometime in the last 24 hours or so he said something about playoff experience being important, and of course that brings to mind a team that won the World Series with Buster Posey and Matt Cain and Brian Wilson and Tim Lincecum and a bunch of other guys who didn't have playoff experience. But do now. So I'm not exactly impressed with that reasoning.
But I think, if I can keep my days straight, that this was also the week that started with that same Brian Sabean visiting the White House, and it's hard to get as upset about the foolish things he does as I used to. Also, the team is in first place and really isn't a bad team at all. So I'll quit there.
But really, Orlando Cabrera?