Originally written January 13, 2012 on The Crazy Crabbers:
It is a slow news time of year before we start seeing the arbitration players start signing and we are still over a month away from pitchers and catcher reporting. However Chris Haft who writes for MLB.com has a new mail bag out today really sums up a line of thinking that just drives me mad, the magnification of Spring Training stats. Here is the question and answer that I want to look deeper at: Where is the outfield situation headed? With Brandon Belt, Melky Cabrera and Nate Schierholtz already pretty much in place, I don't see the need for Angel Pagan. Is it possible the team trades Aubrey Huff to put Belt at first base? What can the Giants get for Huff right now? I find it hard to imagine Pagan as the fourth outfielder. -- Eric Y., San Jose Little is certain regarding San Francisco's outfield, which explains why manager Bruce Bochy refused to name a starting threesome during last month's Winter Meetings. In fact, making definitive statements about any o...
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