Friday, January 4, 2008

What If?

Everyone come through the storm OK? Good. Let's play what if, shall we? What if Brian Sabean hasn't just been sitting around guzzling lattes, but actually has a deal in the works. What if the deal involves a team like the Yankees, who would trade a Hideki Matsui, who would consent to play first base, for a Noah Lowry, and maybe a Jonathan Sanchez or some other reliever, or maybe even a couple players including a Matsui for three Giants, but what if the Yankees didn't want to pull the trigger on that deal because they were waiting to see if they could get their hands on another player like maybe a Johan Santana but because the Twins weren't through dicking around, the Yankees didn't want to make a trade for a Lowry because a Lowry would be their second choice? What if that were the reason for the great silence emanating from the Giants organization and not Sabean's inability do to something besides hope a Rich Aurilia comes up with something better than pithy quotes? What if somebody somewhere has to make a deal before either that same somebody or somebody else will make a deal with Brian Sabean, because a Noah Lowry is neither somebody's nor somebody else's first choice? What if dust bunnies were dollar bills?


7 comments:

M.C. O'Connor said...

Lowry is no longer somebody. He's just somebody else's nobody.

JC Parsons said...

Hey! Welcome to the contributing staff of RMC. Nice opening volley. Hope to see much more. But enough small talk...

Yes, Mr. Zo, I would love to play "What If?"!!!

(My wife has informed me that your last question - that wonderful double alliteration - was a rhetorical question. Oh. Damn, that was something I could really wrap my brain around.)

So, basically, "what if" we don't control our own destiny because Lowry doesn't command that much attention. No one on our roster, save the untouchable dynamic duo, is good enought to get an impact player through a trade. (And I sure don't want a old, banged up, in decline OFer playing out of position) So I say "what if" we keep Noah and all our youngsters. What if we unload old, banged up, in decline players for ANYTHING ( draft picks in top 2 rounds would be good)or even just to open roster spots. What if we concede that we don't have enough chips to play in the high stakes game? What if we give our raw "talent" a chance to blossom? Many guys (Lewis, Frandsen, Nate, Rajai, Wilson, Walker, Misch, Eugenio, Ort, Correia, Sanchez, even Hennessey) could become very good ML players. Even if only half that list makes it when you add that to LinceCain, it is easy to see that we are really only one or two hitters away. BUT that is in 2009 or 2010, not next year. So that brings us to the big
What if Sabean is truly rebuilding and knows that the less he does now, the better? What if he is OK losing again this year in order to get another top 5 draft pick? After all look how one great draft, 2007, rejuvenated a dead farm system. What if this remarkable inactivity is really part of the master plan?
What if I could pull dust bunnies out of my butt...think how rich I would be!

M.C. O'Connor said...

Please, please, some images are best left un-imagined.

I had actually thought of that--that Sabes was smartenin' up and decided that no moves meant no BAD moves. "Resign to your fate in aught-eight, rise-n-shine in aught-nine," that sort of thing.

But then I smartened up. We made no moves cuz we got NUTTIN' to move. Look at Beane: he traded Nick Swisher for prospects. Imagine if WE had those prospects and could get Nick Swisher (who'd be perfect). That's called upgradin' by tradin' me bhoyos, and it is fun to watch. (Believe me, Sabes WANTS to sign somebody, it makes him feel manly!)

Zo said...

I notice that, once I finally figure out how to post on this thing, rather than just reply, you change "comments" to "hecklers". Hmm........

M.C. O'Connor said...

Yeah but I also changed "posted by" to "starting pitcher." I thought about posting pictures of the Three Stooges and assigning one to each of us (I'd be Moe, Jon Curly, you Larry . . .just be glad I didn't!)

Zo said...

Check out this What If?:
http://ballhype.com/story/what_if_history_weren_t_the_san_francisco_giants/

M.C. O'Connor said...

Man, that guy is fookin' funny!