Brian Sabean’s job as general manager of the San Francisco Giants got considerably more difficult when Buster Posey was lost for the season following a collision at home plate. And Sabean’s taking it out on an unheralded minor leaguer few people outside of Nevada and Florida have heard of – Scott Cousins of the Marlins.
“If I never hear from Cousins again or he never plays another game in the big leagues, I think we’ll all be happy.”
“He chose to be a hero in my mind, and if that’s his flash of fame, that’s as good as it’s going to get, pal. We’ll have a long memory. Believe me, we’ve talked to (former catcher Mike) Matheny about how this game works. You can’t be that out-and-out overly aggressive. I’ll put it as politically as I can state it: There’s no love lost and there shouldn’t be.”
Sabean’s really looking like an ass here. How many catchers have been plowed and injured in the process? Is Sabean acting the same way if an ordinary catcher (Ron Hassey?) were trucked and lost for the season? Of course not. Posey’s a 24-year-old future star coming off a Rookie of the Year season. My guess is we won’t see him at catcher when he returns in 2012. Too valuable. How does 3rd base sound? [Mercury News]