See you later, Jonathan Sanchez

When Grant and I landed at SFO and they said people could turn on their electronic devices, Grant looked at me across the aisle of the plane and said, "The Giants traded Jonathan Sanchez for Melky Cabrera." I almost fell out of my seat. Finally, the Giants did the right [...]

By | November 7th, 2011|14 Comments

Should Giants trade a pitcher for a hitter?

The Giants got swept by the A's -- pretty amazing and frankly pretty bad. Well, it was good for the semi-resurgent A's. So the main topic of conversation with Bruce Bochy after the Giants lost 2-1 on Sunday was whether the Giants should trade a pitcher (Jonathan Sanchez anyone?) for [...]

By | June 19th, 2011|31 Comments

Jonathan Sanchez drifting mentally

Henry Schulman just tweeted Bruce Bochy is unhappy with Jonathan Sanchez who stunk today vs. the Mets. Bochy plans to meet with his pitcher tomorrow who, Bochy said, is drifting mentally. I can get behind that. But what does it mean he drifts mentally? Is he on the mound with [...]

By | May 5th, 2011|10 Comments

Giants have the crud

Bruce Bochy just held his pregame presser. He was coughing and clearing his throat and seemed filled with phlegm. He said "the crud" has been rampaging his clubhouse and other major league teams. Today's starter, Jonathan Sanchez, has the crud and needed an IV yesterday. Bochy said they will keep [...]

By | April 24th, 2011|4 Comments

Giants and J. Sanchez dilemma

Assuming this World Series goes to 7 games -- a big assumption -- the Giants have a dilemma. Jonathan Sanchez is scheduled to pitch that game, at least it would be his turn, but he's not doing so well lately. After he lost on Saturday night reporters asked Giants pitching [...]

By | October 31st, 2010|4 Comments

Bad Johnny II

Bad Jonathan Sanchez just gave up a solo shot, a bomb to center, by Josh Hamilton, a lefty by the way. Bruce Bochy saw enough after Sanchez walked the next batter on four pitches. Bochy just yanked Bad Johnny. At least Bad Johnny made it into the fifth inning this time. In Philly [...]

By | October 30th, 2010|10 Comments

“Bad” Jonathan Sanchez

Who would show up for the Giants tonight, Good Jonathan Sanchez or Bad Jonathan? So much depends on who Sanchez is any given night. Early indications are that Bad Jonathan told Good Jonathan to stay home. He was wild in the bottom of the second, put two men on and [...]

By | October 30th, 2010|1 Comment

Jonathan Sanchez and a hiccup

Bruce Bochy said he still has confidence in Jonathan Sanchez. Bochy said Sanchez had a "hiccup" in Philly. I disagree and I don't have all that much confidence in Sanchez in big games on the road. He melted down Saturday in Philly. He failed his team. The moment was bigger [...]

By | October 26th, 2010|13 Comments

J. Sanchez ear biter

It's crazy how a mind makes a connection. I saw Jonathan Sanchez lose his cool vs. the Phils and I knew for sure he didn't want to be out there pitching. So I thought of Mike Tyson biting Evander Holyfield's ear. Somehow I made that comparison -- a guy completely [...]

By | October 23rd, 2010|1 Comment

Sanchez blows sky high

Jonathan Sanchez just got lifted in the third. He got no outs. He hit Chase Utley and yelled some smack at him. It looked like Bochy was going to take him out. Before that happened Sanchez yelled at Utley and Utley ignored him and the benches cleared. This was no [...]

By | October 23rd, 2010|1 Comment