Giants ready to rock with full-squad in tow
Although many players arrived before the official reporting date, all Giants position players have now joined pitchers and catchers in Scottsdale with the first full-squad workout scheduled for Wednesday.
There's been a ton of talk about the new offseason workout of Tim Lincecum, Tim Hudson's ankle and of course, the abundant weight loss from Pablo Sandoval. While all three subjects will be watched
Buster Posey, getting to catch Huddy for the first time, said the 38 year-old veteran, along with the other four projected starters all looked good for their initial bullpen sessions. He had similar things to say about the relievers he caught as well, which is standard for this time of year, but is certainly always reassuring to see everyone healthy enough to throw.
As for the positional guys, the talk of the camp so far has been about how good everyone feels physically. Marco Scutaro, who was handicapped by a bum finger for over half the season last year says he should have no carry over effects from the injury and plans to be 100% ready by opening day though he will take it cautiously this spring to ensure that. Also, Angel Pagan has shown up in good
The only Giants pitcher who has yet to join the squad is Santiago Casilla, as he's clearing up visa issues in his native Dominican Republic. The Giants are hopeful he'll join them before the week is over. Also, unless they resolve the issue in the next 12 hours, it looks like Brandon Belt and the Giants are headed for an arbitration hearing early Wednesday. Arbitration hearings can a pain, but the club and the player are still nearly $2M apart on a salary for 2014, so it seems inevitable.