Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 11/12/14
(Eds: With AP Photos.) By JANIE McCAULEY AP Baseball Writer Marco Scutaro is no castoff or misfit. Not even close. It just so happens he is having a major impact as part of San Francisco's run into the playoffs - the 2012 version of Cody Ross, if you will. Scutaro does it all: reliable defense, timely hitting, mentoring of younger teammates. The Giants plucked Ross off waivers in August two years ago and watched him capture MVP honors in the NL championship series and help lead them to that long-awaited first World Series title since moving West in 1958. He was one of those ''castoffs and misfits'' as manager Bruce Bochy referred to them. The well-traveled Scutaro is another late addition by general manager Brian Sabean paying huge dividends down the stretch for the NL West champions. The 36-year-old infielder is headed back to the postseason for the first time since his 2006 Oakland Athletics team got swept by the Tigers in the AL championship series. ''It's been fun. It's been...
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    As we often lament, Where have You Gone Joe DiMaggio? Say it ain't so Joe. Why suddenly are players named Scuatro, Blanco, Pagan and Arias - Little pipsqueak players they call Giants suddenly rising up again ala 2010 Giants at the eleventh hour having their best ever seasons. This from players on the downside of their careers hitting mostly in an unfriendly San Francisco hitters ballpark. .Remember Gullen, Torrez,Uribe, Rentaria and maybe even Ross (well, he's not Latin) or Huff or Burl or , or, or.... ?

    2012 Time to win it again. Hey bring in Scutaro who doesn't strike out any , his inflated .350 , best ever average since joining the Jints in July at age 37 . Bring in Joaquin Arias over name players Boche and Sabean because you KNOW
    he's on something and will hit once again . Bring in Blanco to hit homers even though he never used to. And what about Pagan and his best ever year hitting in San Franciscoc's tough ballpark. Poor Dusty, who has the team bu. Year after year the Giants bring 'em on... the PED players

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