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I missed the blog when it wasn't updated, wondered what occurred. Now I know. Good things for you and your wife, mother-to-be. Of course, no more blog is difficult for us few folks who follow it all the way from Israel (where I reside). I've found the mcoveychronicles.com for Giant news and, as well, espn.com, for intelligent general news. I do enjoy hardballtimes.com for historical information about baseball. Do you or your readers have any other suggestions re the Giants or baseball in general or history? Much appreciated, any references whatsoever. And all the best, Chris. Regards, Robert Haymond
2 weeks ago on All good things…
More information on Devin Harris: He was profiled on the Giants official website because he had homered in six consecutive games while playing for San Jose, A+ (Advanced A Ball).
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Minor League Mailbag submissions
Well, Chris, no one that I have read has ever mentioned Devin Harris, a ballplayer 25 years of age, playing for the Giants in Advanced A Ball. The statistics this year on him are utterly fantastic (see new article on him in the Giants official website). So how ome this is the first we've heard of him? How good is he? And how is it that 25 year old is playing in a league usually reserved for youngsters? I would be very interested in your responses. And thank you, in advance.
Are there any minor league pitchers in the Giants farm system who are ready, or nearly ready, to becoming a Giants starting pitcher? Please comment. Why? Because I forsee that Tim Linceum is through as a reliable pitcher, at least as a starter, and both Zito and Vogelsong are of a questionable status due, if nothing else, to age. Are there any pitchers ready to step in this season. Thanks in advance, Chris.
2 months ago on Post your questions for the Minor League Mailbag
Really appreciate your making the effort, Chris, to inform us re Giants' minor league baseball.
2 months ago on Early season scouting report: San Jose Giants v. Visalia Rawhide, 4/11/2013
@TSF My mistake. I meant, according to McCovey Chronicles Giants' minor league affiliates expert.
2 months ago on GIFs: Dioner Navarro’s bad day at work
@TSF @Robert Haymond Quite a sensible reply. I think you are right. I long for the days when we had the up and coming Zach Wheeler. A very shortsighted transaction on our part. I wish they had consulted me. I would have put an immediate stop to it and just considered 2011 a "lost" season. At any rate, waiting until the All-Star break for Tim to come around is too long. Amongst all the theories and discussions I've read about Tim, yours appears to be the most accurate. As to our farm system pitchers, by the All-Star break we'll know more and, I think, the short-term solution lies there, at least as described by Bay Street Ball's Giant's minor league affiliates expert.
Yes, the Giants won a dirty one but, in my estimation and more important is Tim Lincecum's continued performances or, shall I say, poor performances. I just don't think he has it anymore. Will he come out of it? Maybe. Barry Zito has found some (baseball) redemption. But, if he does, it may take several more years. In the meantime, at the end of the year, he will be a free agent, free to sign anywhere but...who will want him? Actually, the Giants need to replace him this year. Yesterday's ballgame is an illustration of a dirty game but one which Lincecum made possible due to his ongoing poor pitching. While he has been celebrated in San Francisco, the sheen is off his pitching arm to reveal...what...well I can't use the term "dirty" again. At any rate, let's get used to it, Tim Lincecum is no longer a bonus to the SF Giants and we need to see that he is replaced...this year, not next.
I really appreciate all the information presented on the Giants' farm system. Thanks.
2 months, 1 week ago on Augusta GreenJackets 2013 season preview