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I am not too worried about Posey, but being a Georgia boy who played at FSU, I am guessing he plays better in the warm to hot weather. That is also why his ability to play so great in SF where it is colder than my icebox, contributes to his lore. If only he could run faster, he would be the best all around player in baseball. But I would love to see Posey and the Panda in a race.
2 weeks, 5 days ago on Buster Posey walks-off against the Dodgers
@PeterNorway There is always a way to beat a great pitcher.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Happy Opening Day!
Bochy left Kontos in too long. He pitched one good inning. That is enough for Kontos.
He pitched decently last night, not sure if it was consistent with one of his performances in his Cy Young years, at this point good pitchers should be a tad ahead of the hitters.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Briefly on Tim Lincecum’s fastball
@JMAX What about no swings when the ball still hits the bat. One watches, but the ball hits the bat, is that a swing, or a watch?
I still think control and concentration are more of a problem than velocity. The take percentage was similar, but this time a lot more of those takes were balls, instead of strikes. Also, not all strikes over the plate are equal. Just watching him pitch he both had more pitches over the fat part of the plate, and more pitches way off the plate. So he was wild in the strike zone by making pitches too fat, and he was wild out of the strike zone, making many takes, easy takes. Even Zito with his 84 MPH fast ball can be effective if he has good control. Timmy needs to concentrate on every pitch, but at the same time say loose. He can turn it around, but not if he is wild.
1 month, 4 weeks ago on Briefly on Tim Lincecum’s fastball
Not sure if Bumgarner's problems are due to, mechanics, or exhaustion. He seems to have a fairly easy motion. Its hard to categorize Liriano as never being that good. I think he was good prior to multiple injuries. He also has a serious change-up so his pitching arsenal is definitely different than Bumgarner's.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Is Madison Bumgarner an injury risk?
@Chris Quick @ariess Me too. Out of all these guys how many have won a batting title. And, the guy is a baby compared to Marco Scutaro.
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Very Important Spring Training Opinions, Part II
@T in Chico @ariess That is almost my point. As broken down as Freddie Sanchez is, and he may or may not be able to play, these options are so bad, that they make Freddie seem good by comparison. My definition of signing a broken down player is Mark Derosa. The giants paid Huff a ton of money to suck. If they did give Freddie a chance it would have to be for a pile of dirt around the batters box, and a promise to take a look at what he could do. Its like in Fromme's book about a half century ago, "Escape From Freedom" its not just about replacing someone, its about replacing someone with someone better. Unfortunately Theriot is looking to be a starter somewhere and not just a back-up.
@T in Chico @saarey I am surprised that with all the coaching, Burriss could never figure out how to drive the ball. Neither could he be a gap hitter from the right side nor left. He came out of college as a decent prospect, but had more problems hitting more than singles than anyone I can remember. You would think with this speed he could hit an occasional double. He had his chance, maybe Dusty and Reds saw something in him. Best of luck to him, except when he plays the giants. That is, assuming he makes the majors.
The article seems to me, to be a good reason for Freddie Sanchez.
@Chris Quick He played in the Dominican League last year.
3 months, 1 week ago on Bay City Ball’s 2013 Top Prospect List, #5-1
Miami herald had an error, Accardo signed a minor league contract with Washington, not San francisco.
3 months, 2 weeks ago on Romo reaches two-year deal with Giants
Great to have Romo back, hope he stays healthy and good. I heard the giants signed Jeremy Accardo today, to a minor league contract. He always had some serious raw upside. In his pitching ability that is.