Marty's Blog: Brian Giles Ponders His Future
"That’s what this organization signed me to. Like I said, I can’t feel sorry for them. Certainly I know organizations don’t feel sorry for players when things aren’t going well. It’s a contract. It’s not Indian- giving here where you give it, then three or four years ago and all of a sudden you want to take it back. It’s a contract they signed, it’s a contract I signed and I felt I’ve always honored all my contracts I’ve played under and I’ll honor this one."
He's right, the Padres are the ones that made the bad decision and they have to live with it. We have to live with it. We don't have to like it though. If I remember correctly Alderson said that the off season choice was between Giles and Hoffman. He chose poorly.
Giles still wants to play next year and he knows it won't be with the Padres. As far as the rest of the season goes, Marty asked him if he'd rather platoon with Tony Gwynn and Will Venable or make a clean break:
"Obviously it’s going to depend on the situation and I’ll just leave it at that. It’s one of those things that if it happens we’ll discuss it and I’ll make a decision based on what’s best for Brian Giles and I know baseball and organizations do what’s best for the organization so I’ll do what’s best for myself."
Good ol' Giles always looking out for himself.