September 6, 2008

Game 141 and 142, Where's the Blame?

Vitals Game 141:

PITTSBURGH PIRATES
(60-80)
LHP Paul Maholm
(8-8, 3.81 ERA)
SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS
(60-80)
RHP Matt Cain
(8-11, 3.69 ERA)
Game Time 9:05 EDT
XM XM 186
TV None

Vitals Game 142:

PITTSBURGH PIRATES
(60-80)
RHP Jeff Karstens
(2-4, 3.62 ERA)
SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS
(60-80)
LHP Jonathan Sanchez
(8-10, 4.50 ERA)
Game Time 4:05 EDT
XM XM 186
TV None

Where's the Blame?:

So far nearly every party has been blamed in the Alvarez fiasco.  Except one.

For someone who received so much praise for making the Alvarez signing happen, Bob Nutting has been totally invisible since the grievance was filed. 

If he really had so much to do with the original agreement with Alvarez.  Why is he so quiet now?

Nutting saw how McClatchy was hailed as the Pirates savior for keeping baseball in Pittsburgh, landing the cash cow of PNC Park, scoring two All-Star Games.  Nutting saw signing Alvarez, with Boras as his agent advisor, as his ticket to PR gold.  The one thing he could get credit for that would keep him in the good graces of his customers for at least a few years until he could find another good PR stunt to keep them coming back.

Needless to say, I am still not sold that Nutting is a changed man.  Good businessmen do not change unless it means a profit for his business, even then they only feign change for the sake of a dollar.

BTW Note:

Not that I have posted in a couple days, but it will be at least Monday before I have a chance to do a real post again.  I just wanted to get a quick thought down and the Game Vitals for the weekend.

Also, I'll be in Pittsburgh Sept 16th-22nd for my sister's wedding.  Hopefully I will get to take my family to a game or two while in town.  If I do make it to a game, I'll post where we are sitting if anyone wants to come over and say hi.

 

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