Posted By Jeff Fletcher on June 15, 2009 9:31 am
Plucked this from colleague Ed Price’s always-informative Sunday Brunch at FanHouse.
In the Giants’ effort to add a hitter, “All they’re doing is dangling [Jonathan] Sanchez out there,” said an official from another team. “Nobody wants Sanchez, and if Sanchez was pitching the way he could, [San Francisco] wouldn’t be talking about him either.” Sanchez has 43 walks in 57 2/3 innings.
As the loyal readers of my blog know, I have been a Sanchez cynic for a long time. The Giants should have traded him a long time ago, when some people still might have believed that he’d be able to make the most of all that “stuff.” Now they’re stuck with him.
That said, Sanchez is a fine option as a fifth starter. He’s better than most team’s No. 5 starter because he’s still got a chance to pitch a really good game every once in a while. He just is never (in my opinion) going to be consistent enough ever to be more than a No. 5.