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eriqjaffe
08-31-2011, 01:23 PM
http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2011/08/giants-designate-aaron-rowand-for-assignment.html

Now we can get him and Brian Anderson back!

VeeckAsInWreck
08-31-2011, 01:57 PM
The pining for his return starts in 5....4.....3....2.....1......NOW!

gobears1987
08-31-2011, 02:46 PM
The pining for his return starts in 5....4.....3....2.....1......NOW!

This thread has been up for over an hour and not one post asking for it. I guess it's a sign of the times.

jshanahanjr
08-31-2011, 02:48 PM
Can we do the same with Rios?

Noneck
08-31-2011, 02:57 PM
Can we do the same with Rios?


There is a lot more green to salt and pepper with Rios than with Rowand.

TDog
08-31-2011, 03:30 PM
Releasing Tejada was expecting. Releasing Rowand was a surprise. Rowand has been the Giants best pinch-hitter this season, and Torres, who replaced Rowand after he was disabled with a fastball in the face early last season, hasn't been doing any better than Rowand. And Torres is a journeyman outfielder who has had only one strong major league season. Even then, he has never been the same since his appendix surgery late last year.

This has more to do with promoting minor leaguers to the 40 man roster than cutting major leaguers for poor performance. The Giants freefall this August has little to do with Rowand, but Rowand hasn't been contributing. The problem is that the Giants injuries to several of their best hitters have caught up with them. And Beltran has contributed nothing since the Giants sent their best pitching prospect to the Mets for him. Huff, who someone on the Giants flagship radio station pointed out yesterday, is being paid only $1 million less than Paul Konerko this year thanks to a reward contract, is doing nothing. Cody Ross, another player rewarded after a great championship run, is doing nothing. The Giants acquired Orlando Cabrera to play short, but the local joke is that the Giants who love putting on bobblehead days, should honor Cabrera with a bobble-glove day.

Rowand surprised me because the rosters are about to expand. They have to pay him anyway, and he gives them more bench depth. I'm sure someone will pick up Rowand when the rosters expand because he will be practically free. He doesn't have nearly the talent of Rios, but he doesn't have nearly the attitude and possesses a much better work ethic toward the game of baseball.

SBSoxFan
08-31-2011, 07:06 PM
Releasing Tejada was expecting. Releasing Rowand was a surprise. Rowand has been the Giants best pinch-hitter this season, and Torres, who replaced Rowand after he was disabled with a fastball in the face early last season, hasn't been doing any better than Rowand. And Torres is a journeyman outfielder who has had only one strong major league season. Even then, he has never been the same since his appendix surgery late last year.

This has more to do with promoting minor leaguers to the 40 man roster than cutting major leaguers for poor performance. The Giants freefall this August has little to do with Rowand, but Rowand hasn't been contributing. The problem is that the Giants injuries to several of their best hitters have caught up with them. And Beltran has contributed nothing since the Giants sent their best pitching prospect to the Mets for him. Huff, who someone on the Giants flagship radio station pointed out yesterday, is being paid only $1 million less than Paul Konerko this year thanks to a reward contract, is doing nothing. Cody Ross, another player rewarded after a great championship run, is doing nothing. The Giants acquired Orlando Cabrera to play short, but the local joke is that the Giants who love putting on bobblehead days, should honor Cabrera with a bobble-glove day.

Rowand surprised me because the rosters are about to expand. They have to pay him anyway, and he gives them more bench depth. I'm sure someone will pick up Rowand when the rosters expand because he will be practically free. He doesn't have nearly the talent of Rios, but he doesn't have nearly the attitude and possesses a much better work ethic toward the game of baseball.

Did his doctor perform Dunn's surgery as well?