San Francisco Treat: Freddy Sanchez Proves It Isn’t All About the Money

Posted: 31st October 2009 by Andrew Nuschler in MLB
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Although it's making headlines, Freddy Sanchez' new two-year contract with the San Francisco Giants doesn't really qualify as news. Most close observers of the team expected the second baseman to ink a deal in the wake of his disappointing stretch with the club. When I wrote the longtime Pittsburgh Pirate would re-up with San Francisco, it was no revolutionary proclamation. In fact, you could argue I was flying the Captain Obvious flag. The organization simply gave up too much for an almost negligible return on the investment. It's been said elsewhere and I'll echo it hereùthe Giants' brass parted with a potential gem. Tim Alderson, the right-handed starting pitcher used to pry Sanchez away from the Buccos, could make that deal one of Brian Sabean's all-time blunders depending on how he d ...

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