Sorry for being scarce, folks. Business trip took up most of the week.
But now we have an interesting development over in Giants-land. It seems Angel Villalona might just be on his way back to the organization.
When we last left Villalona, he was fighting to move beyond a lingering off-the-field distraction. It seems the Giants power-hitting prospect got into a little altercation at a bar in the Dominican Republic which somehow ended up with bullets from Villalona’s gun entering another man’s chest cavity and causing a nasty case of “dead.”
After a hefty payout and some dropped murder charges later, Villalona is off the hook and attempting to come back to baseball. The Giants have gone so far as to put him on the 40-man roster.
Surely Villalona was a huge prospect and is still young enough to have a very good career, but the case was pretty shady. Of course there’s the concept of innocent until proven guilty, but do the Giants really want to be connected to this guy?
I’m all for giving him the benefit of the doubt, and hopefully he gets his life back together and really is the model citizen his lawyers claim. But man, it would be very weird to cheer for the kid the way things stand right now.