Monday, August 29, 2011

And We Always Have That Crazy Schadenfreude Thing

From Kevin Baxter in the LA Times, here's a quick update on the Giants' big trade deadline acquisition, Carlos Beltran:

Carlos Beltran was the most sought-after player to change teams at the non-waiver trade deadline last month. And when the punchless San Francisco Giants landed him, it figured to make their path to a second consecutive National League West title a lot easier.

But it hasn't worked out that way. The Giants, who led the division by three games when they acquired Beltran, have gone 10-18 since and entered Saturday three games behind the Arizona Diamondbacks in the division race. And Beltran certainly did little to halt that skid, hitting just one home run and driving in three as a Giant while spending most of August on the disabled list with an injured hand.

I know, why don't I just start a schadenfreude blog and report this news on that blog.

photo: Kyle Terada / US Presswire / August 25, 2011


Fred's Brim said...

And Ned will overpay him to play right field after he trades Dre for Mike Pelfrey and Angel Pagan in the offseason