When it comes to trash talking, Larry Bird is generally considered the greatest of all time.
" So reach on up there and scratch another day off the wall, man.
Why would the Giants unnecessarily create future resentment in order to save a small amount of money today? The Giants have spent a long time building a reputation as an organization that treats players right, doesn’t try to nickel and dime them, and above all else, is loyal to the guys who have been loyal to them and productive while they were here.
No one on the current team outside of Matt Cain and Buster Posey has anywhere close to the history with the Giants that Bumgarner has, and the organization’s reputation is built on how they treat these guys.
After Madison Bumgarner hurt himself in a dirt bike accident Thursday, because most major league contracts have language prohibiting behavior like that, a segment of Giants fandom is asking the important question: Will the team dock his pay because of this incident? So, should the Giants dock Madison Bumgarner’s pay? You realize he’s hella good and on a super team friendly contract, right?
Since this is such a big issue in Giantsland right now, it’s important to look at every angle of this. You are paying money to a business in exchange for multiple goods or services, and then they are choosing to reinvest that money as they see fit. Buddy, if you think that the humiliation of being injured and being unable to support your teammates and being unable to compete at the highest level and losing out on a significant percentage of the very limited time you can spend in your profession and the fact that you’ll have to answer questions about it for years and the fact that even if they’re not talking to you people will still talk about it for decades won’t deter a player, but money will?