When I first read this just a second ago on ESPN.com, I thought it was a joke:
Molina's agent, Gustavo Marcano, told The Associated Press on Thursday he hopes the 35-year-old catcher gets rewarded with the contract he "deserves." Molina headed into the Giants' final home game Thursday batting .265 with a career-high 20 home runs to go with 79 RBIs as the cleanup hitter.
"He would love to stay here," Marcano said after meeting with Molina. "He loves the city. He loves the guys, and loves being in the clubhouse. What he's done this year, he has the opportunity to get a nice contract, what he deserves. If that comes from the Giants, he would love that. If not, he will go somewhere else."
Seriously? If Sabean gives Molina a "nice contract", shouldn't that be grounds for immediate dismissal? I get the impression that what type of contract to offer to Bengie (if one should be offered at all) should have been one of the questions that Grant asked Sabean in one of his last main page posts.
This might be the most hilarious part:
"We hope to get it resolved and hope they come with something serious and show they appreciate the job Bengie's doing, especially this season with 20 home runs," Marcano said.
Yes, 20 home runs is nice... for a guy hitting in the 7th hole, perhaps. Do you think Marcano knows anything else about any of Bengie's other stats that are not nearly as "impressive"?