12.28.08

SF’s Youth Movement Includes A 45 Year Old Jerk Intimidator

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3 Cy Young Award Winners in one starting rotation sounds pretty hot on paper, but when you consider that two of’em are Surfin’ Barry and the aging Randy Johnson, it’s hard to put much stock in the Unit’s pledge the ’09 SF Giants can contend in the NL West. There’s also the matter of last year’s team narrowly losing to San Diego for the title of the NL’s crappiest run producer, but perhaps Brian Sabean will find Adam Dunn’s phone number sometime between now and the start of Spring Training. Until then, however, the Giants GM calls Johnson, “as intimidating a pitcher as there is in the league and in baseball.” Cameramen surely concur, though perhaps opponents do as well.  Not quite blown away by SF’s acquisition is the Journal News’ Peter Abraham who scoffs, “I love the part about how the Giants are looking forward to him helping their young pitchers. Johnson barely acknowledged his teammates when he was with the Yankees.”   But we can’t really blame Sabean for resorting to hyperbole — how many season tickets can you sell with a slogan like, “Not Nearly As (Clubhouse) Cancerous As The Sultan Of Surly”?

2 Responses to “SF’s Youth Movement Includes A 45 Year Old Jerk Intimidator”

  1. andrew says:

    “Brian” Sabean, not Barry. Please don’t degrade Mr. Bonds like that.

  2. GC says:

    that was a slip for the ages. Somebody was asking last night if Sabean was a more or less curious case of “how does he still have a job?” than J.P. Riccardi. Except Sabes’ team went to a world series and prior to the Sultan’s exile, the ballpark was packed under the GM’s watch.

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