Jonathan Sanchez remains as enigmatic as ever in 2011, artfully balancing brilliance and ineffectiveness.
San Francisco's No. 2 starter perpetually seems poised to finally break out, always one step away from becoming a dominant force in the National League.
Unsurprisingly, Sanchez is struggling yet again with command in 2011. He has walked a major-league high 53 batters in 15 starts and is showing no signs of corralling the wildness that has plagued him his whole career.
Sanchez is still on the right side of 30 and continues to ooze ace potential. But he has consistently failed to convert that potential into success.
The Giants need to deal one of their starters. They have six good ones and seriously are lacking in hitting at both the major-league level and in the high minor-league levels.
It would be in San Francisco's best interests to deal Sanchez, who commands better market value than Zito or Vogelsong, and get some hitting in return.