Saturday, March 20, 2010

This Isn't Hard, Part 2

So Guzman can't throw.  And he doesn't think he needs to compete for the shortstop job.

There's an easy answer to this; I laid it out 2 months ago.

If that doesn't work, maybe Uncle Teddy needs to talk to one of those enforcer-types he, no doubt, came into contact with during his development days.  I'm sure there's a bridge pylon that, for the right price, could have Guzman's name (and other things) on/in it.

Or if one's more of a pacifist, given the recent birth of a kid, maybe the team could start leaving brochuers about the Family and Medical Leave Act around the clubhouse.  I'm sure somone in HR could put together a Powerpoint.  Who wouldn't want a few weeks of guaranteed leave? Avail yourself, Cristian!

3 Comments:

  • How does this primadonna "i'm not competing for anything" bullshit not run set off Mike Rizzo's chemistry alarm?

    By Blogger Sam, at 3/20/2010 9:31 PM  

  • Rizzo can pick and choose who he wants to base these "performance based" decisions on. While everyone would agree Dukes had a terrible '09 season, he still, at his worst, had an OPS 33 points higher than Guzman. But you know... that's besides the point.

    By Blogger Will, at 3/21/2010 3:00 AM  

  • There is the fact that Shortstop is a more premium position than Right field.

    But, as much as I'd prefer to see what Desmond could do over sending Guzman out again, that decision should have been made before spring training. To announce halfway through that there's a competition after Guzman's had to miss some time is ridiculous. It's a joke. And if I were Guzman, I'd be pissed.

    By Anonymous cass, at 3/21/2010 8:17 AM  

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