James Kannengieser reacted to some news out of San Francisco that outfielder Fred Lewis could get cut by the Giants with a nice post to Amazin’ Avenue about how Lewis would be a nice upgrade in the Mets’ outfield.
It’s true, and I agree with James, so read his post.
But since I couldn’t figure out why the Giants would cut a player like Lewis, I figured I’d catch up with official TedQuarters San Francisco insider Dailey McDailey for more insight.
Or maybe I just opted to publish a partial transcript of our online discussion. Here it is:
TedQuarters: Word is the Giants are going to straight-up cut Fred Lewis.
Dailey McDailey Honestly, I’d rather he be on a team that would let him play. Bruce Bochy will never give him a chance.
TQ: Bochy doesn’t like him?
DM: Bochy only likes old catchers.
TQ: That makes sense. But aren’t they going to carry like six people significantly worse than Fred Lewis?
DM: More like 10. He was No. 2 on the team in OBP last year. But Andres Torres is a “real” lead off hitter. Eugenio Velez had three good weeks. But he can’t play defense either, because he’s a second baseman. I hate my team. I’d like to [deleted for decency] Brian Sabean, [deleted for decency].
TQ: So their plan to upgrade their offense was to part ways with the guy who was second on the team in OBP last year?
DM: Then [deleted for decency] Bochy’s face. Nobody in the Giants front office knows what OBP is. They know batting average, which doesn’t apply to Molina, because he’s clutch.
TQ: Makes sense.
DM: It’s a team run by old sportswriters, and it makes me want to die.
TQ: It makes me feel better about the Mets, if that means anything to you.
DM: It doesn’t. The Mets have won a world series in your lifetime.
TQ: Yeah, but I only barely remember it.
DM: I remember losing to the trashy team from across the bay because a [expletive] earthquake leveled the city, and then losing to the trashy team from down the state because our manager wouldn’t let our best pitcher go in Game 7. Then I remember pissing away the prime of the best player ever. Then I remember pissing away the prime of the best pitching combination to come up together since Koufax and Drysdale.
TQ: Life is good, huh?
DM: We had one owner retire and another die, and Sabean still survives. WHO IS BACKING HIM? I WANT ANSWERS!
TQ: Can I publish portions of this conversation, tastefully deleting but alluding to the parts where you say what you’d do to Sabean and Bochy?
DM: You can publish every word if you want.