Giants closer Brian Wilson — never one to shy away from the camera — has been all over the Twitterverse this past week, espousing his alumni, the top-rated Louisiana State University Tigers (8-0), who will take on the No. 2 Alabama Crimson Tide (8-0) tonight at 5:00 pm PT (CBS) in one of the most anticipated non-bowl college football games in recent memory.
Wilson went on ESPN’s College Gameday this morning and repped his Tigers good, rocking the LSU colors in full gear (shoulder pads and helmet included) and (naturally) predicting a Tiger win over the Tide.
According to Jon Morosi of FoxSports.com, the Giants are willing to trade Jonathan Sanchez “in an effort to free up money so they can pursue offensive upgrade.” Sanchez, 28, projects to make around $6MM in arbitration; with Barry Zito under contract through 2013 and Eric Surkamp under team control, Sanchez is somewhat expendable — that is, if the Giants are content with putting...
After a lot of work and deliberation, here are my Giants prospect rankings for 2012. These are based on a number of factors (scouting reports, tools, age relative to league, polish, upside, positional value, etc.), with performance and potential weighted similarly. I decided to arbitrarily go with a top-20, and I’ll break it up into two parts. Chances are I’ll post some honorable...
San Francisco Giants 2012 Top 15 Prospects
San Francisco Giants 2012 Top 15 Prospects by the Bullpen Banter staff.
2011 Beyond the Box Score Catcher Defense Ratings: Year-End Edition – Beyond the Box Score
End-of-season catcher defense ratings for 2011.
The Platoon Advantage: Arrogance and uncertainty
Margins of error and uncertainty matter.
The Flagrant Fan: Did All Three Alou...
One of the only bright spots of this year’s offense was Nate Schierholtz, who had somewhat of a breakout. It wasn’t a spectacular season, but he managed to post a pretty respectable .278/.326/.430 before his season was cut short due to injuries. Around late June, Schierholtz altered his batting stance, and shortly thereafter, he got red-hot: from June 25 to July 10, he hit .421...
I’m pleased to announce that after more than a year of existence, we’re finally adding a new contributor: Josh of GM Potential. He has a profound knowledge of the Giants — and in particular, Giants prospects, and I’m excited to have him on board. In the meantime, you can follow him on Twitter: @Gobroks, and check out his blog.
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