I’m not going to try to defend D’Angelo Jiminez – his performance or his attitude. I do, however, find it ironic that two of the most overpaid, under-performing stiffs on the roster (it’s hard saying “the two most” on this club) are chirping about him after he’s gone:
“When you don’t want to try and you don’t want to try to get better, there are guys in the minors who do,” he said. “That attitude can become a cancer. D’Angelo didn’t have the attitude that I’m going to help the team. If a guy isn’t going to try to contribute, why keep him around?”
Said Casey, “I tried to be nice to the guy, but he was mean to me. I felt like putting a fence in front of my locker and putting up a sign that said, ‘Keep that negative attitude on your side of the clubhouse.’ “
Graves ought to know about “cancers” – he’s a malignant mass on the city of Cincinnati right now – $6.2M, by the way. Casey’s quote sounds like something a grandma would say, or maybe a second-grade teacher. A fence? A sign? Huh?