Found March 02, 2012 on
Two Guys, a Glove and a Coke Bottle:
Many were shocked when Dan Sysikhfahbior released his 2012 ZiPS projections for the Giants earlier this year. We knew Panda could hit, that Crawford couldn’t, and that Vogelsong will regress. But a 99 OPS+ for Gary Brown? That’s not bad! That would make him a league average hitter with Gold Glove potential in center field and blazing speed on the basepaths. A valuable asset for any team that doesn’t have Matt Kemp or Andrew McCutcheon. Which we don’t. But before we start clamoring that Brown should be our starting CF in 2012, let’s go over the reasons he shouldn’t:
Look At The Guys We Already Have
From left to right in the Giants starting outfield we have “that guy’s pretty good”, “oh he’s fast”, and “you know that guy is pretty solid”. Melky Cabrera, Angel Pagan, and Nate Sheirholtz aren’t enough to block a guy like Giancarlo Cruz Michael “Mike” Stanton- who has shown he can hit 40 home runs at the age of 22. But they are good enough that Gary Brown can’t play his way into
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The San Francisco Giants will have their first Cactus League game tomorrow (Saturday). Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle says Buster Posey will be held out of the first couple of Spring Training games. Posey hasn’t had any setbacks from his injury, but he also hasn’t tested his sliding and needs to work on running the bases.
There is no need to rush Posey. Let’s...
In 2010, the Giants were penciling in Aaron Rowand as the center field starter at the beginning of Spring training. Andres Torres was a fourth outfielder at best, after only playing less than 160 games before he played 32.
After getting spot starts from various injuries to start the season, Torres stepped up and was named a starting outfielder because of his consistent, aggressive...
Madison Bumgarner could pitch behind Tim Lincecum as the Giants’ No. 2 starter to open the season, according to reports released earlier today.
The headline, “Bumgarner to be Giants’ No. 2 starter?” made uneasy right when I saw it.
I know this seems like relative non-news, and normally it wouldn’t stir up much more than a “Hm, that’s interesting,” but this news comes...
2008: I’m working at the Stonestown Giants Dugout Store, otherwise known as the runt of the Dugout litter. (Seriously, at that moment, we were in the second of five stores I worked at in a three-year career there.) I was still coming off the high from the 1997 season, believing that it was the first step in a long playoff run. But then we remembered the Brian Johnson had...
Giants infielder Freddy Sanchez took ground balls at second base and threw to first for the first time since he dislocated his right shoulder on June 10, a significant moment in his rehab.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Buster Posey won't play in Saturday's exhibition opener, but isn't concerned that the Giants are taking a cautious approach.