Originally written 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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