Saturday, August 09, 2008


Brian Giles, San Diego Padres outfielder, blocked a waiver deal that would have brought him to the Red Sox for the last 2 months of the season. He could have picked up an extra 2 million for the trade and then resigned with San Diego next year, returning to his home. He blocked the trade. So let's see, a 37 year old guy with a team that is tied for the worst record in baseball (with washington) had a chance to come and play with the A.L. Wildcard leading defending champion Boston Red Sox, a team looking for it's 3rd title in 5 seasons, and he said NO. There's a word for that, actually a few. GUTLESS. COWARDLY. SELFISH. LOSER. What's the point of playing if you don't take advantage of opportunities to win? Less playing time would be likely (almost definitely) in Boston, but you don't see Sean Casey crying about that. So my thoughts for Giles are FU!


1 comment:

Da Old Man said...

Interesting. I wonder what went into his decision?
Could it be family related? That's the only sensible excuse I could come up with.