The last of the pecan rolls are gone and I am sitting here sniffling about what may have been Carlos Beltran’s last game at home in a Mets uniform and trying to picture him in a Giants uni.
I was having a hard time, so…
And after looking at my photo editing genius long and hard I came to two conclusions: 1) I am a photo editing genius (sorry, did I already say that?) and 2) I’m not totally sold on Carlos being a good fit for the Giants. Even if we could, by some stretch of the imagination, get him for a few low level prospects. Beltran is batting .290 with 15 homers. He’s not brute strength. But he’s a distant cousin, I think. And I guess I just wonder how The Big Bat acquisition would actually influence the team. Last year at the trade deadline there were similar discussions of getting something to bolster the offense in a big way, but we ended up with Javier Lopez and Ramon Ramirez and after the trade deadline, some fantastic waiver acquisitions. I guess Carlos Beltran feels like the easy, obvious way out. And though I’m a Giants fan, I do live in A’s territory, so maybe it’s some inbred Moneyball complex that makes me opposed to it. Then again, assuming he goes over to a contender, that could make problems for San Francisco down the road. If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em, right? Either way, I do like Beltran and have 2006 playoff nostalgia, so if he comes, I think the team could run with it. But I’m not sending Brian Sabean urgent texts about this just yet.
I also just got around to watching The Franchise and I think this episode was a big step down from the last one. Not at all Desperate Ballplayers-ish. Maybe they were hoping the Giants would have a trainwreck season and all this winning just isn’t suited for the cameras. More specifically, I understand that Vogelsong is a good story, I really do, but I just think we’ve heard enough for a little while. And of course this was the one where they put the bright lights on Brian Wilson, which left me drumming my fingers. Even for Wilson, it wasn’t very innovative or new.
The good parts!
Ryan congratulating Bochy was sweet, if it felt a little staged. But he really. needs. to. cut. the. hair. Pronto.
Scenic shots of the Golden Gate Bridge. This is show is definitely not targeted at San Fran’ers.
And then Barry’s totally amazing kitchen and chairs- they’re even orange!- and sunglasses. The white pants? Not so much. I so want his aquarium, too. I do, however, wonder about his whole being away from civilization thing. I mean, this view hardly constitutes the wild.
So another week ending firmly in first place. The Giants aren’t running away with the division exactly, but I always liked walking better anyway. And they are most certainly walking away with it.