In the corporate world, deliverables is a trendy code word often unintentially used to describe finished products that are safe, boring, and thoroughly uninspired. People who use the word are usually dumbasses who are climbing the corporate latter. It's a word that Trey Hillman would definitely use if he were helping to run General Motors into the ground.
Dayton Moore lives in a world of deliverables. Thus far, he has delivered Jose Guillen, Mike Jacobs, Yuni Betancourt, Kyle Farnsworth, Kyle Davies, Ryan Freel, Brett Tomko...and so on. These deliverables, of course, have not delivered. Because they suck. Suck is not a word that is used nearly enough by uninspired ass-kissing dumbasses who run things.
Jose Guillen isn't safe or boring in the way that a Chevy Malibu is; he just sucks. And he knows it.
That is why Jose Guillen is smarter than Trey Hillman or Dayton Moore.
Unless you can afford Yankee quality deliverables and best practices, you should take another approach.
IT'S NOW OFFICIAL: DM has delivered us Josh Fields and Chris Getz. I'm not sure how I feel about this yet. Mark Teahen was one of my personal favorites...but he had to go. This seems like a pretty good return for Teahen.
P.S. Fields has the most upside of any of these players, and he played quarterback at Oklahoma State, so I like this trade.
P.P.S. Looks like we'll be active this off-season, thank God. Right now, you'd have to think that Callaspo will DH against RHP. Fields will DH against LHP and Callaspo will play 2B.
P.P.P.S. Surely DM will non-tender Jacobs now, right? And Buck. With Teahen, Coco, Olivo, Yabuta, etc., off the books, we're already saving some significant cash.
P.P.P.P.S. Please, DM, for the love of money, just go ahead and cut Guillen. We still need to go out and find a CF, RF and catcher, plus some lefty arms.