That's a good title right? Is he talking about Khalil being frustrated or San Diego? Both. Whaaat? I meant both. Wow.
“One of the things that people don't really see is how he internalizes so much,” Padres manager Bud Black said Friday. “He doesn't let it out, but he's a player who cares a great deal about his performance, to the point where it gets to him. ...
“I wish he would let go and enjoy how good he is. But for whatever reason, he can't do it.”
It sucks that Khalil can't enjoy the game. I swear if he just let go a bit and relaxed he'd be a better player. What do I know, I'm no robotics expert.
Greene's impassive facade earned him the reputation of a baseball robot.
I'm pretty sure Gaslamp Ball was the first place to compare Khalil to a robot and a vulcan, so we got that going for us.
Hopefully Alderson can cheer Khalil up a bit, maybe drop that grievance against him.
“I don't believe the trade will have any bearing on that,” Alderson said.
Khalil also denies that he wanted to leave San Diego because he wouldn't sign a multi-year contract last year.
“It wasn't as if I had in mind: 'I'm not coming back to San Diego; I'm going to play the (next two) years, then go,'” said Greene, who signed a two-year, $11 million pact last winter. “That was never in mind. I felt the money wasn't there financially.”
For a guy who seems to have self confidence issues it's interesting that he thought he deserved more money.
Anyway the long and short of it is that Khalil feels terrible that he let the Padres and the fans down, which he did and he should.
Poor Khalil. If only you guys were nicer to him.