“Last year, I battled a few injuries, but this year, I’m going to be ready. … [The 2010 season] was big, we won the World Series and I had a big year. I was a big part of that. I know what I can do. I’m going to go strong, and I’m going to do my best out there. … I know some fans maybe say, ‘Oh, this guy didn’t have a good season,’” he said. “But I’m going to go forward, and I’m going to work hard to do what I know I’m capable of doing. I can’t wait to get there.”
~Andres Torres, as quoted by MLB.com
Torres was placed on the disabled list last August with an achillies strain. After a breakout season in 2010, he played in only 112 games for the Giants last season and hit just .221 with four home runs and 19 RBI.
Last night, Terry Collins spoke about Torres with Kevin Burkhardt on SNY’s Mets Hot Stove and had the following to say about his new centerfielder:
“I talked to Bruce Bochy at length yesterday after we talked about the deal. He talked about Andres being a tremendous