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Showing posts from August, 2013

Giants Notes: Minor League Call-up Time

It's been a couple of weeks since my last post, in which time Brandon Belt won an NL Player of the Week award, but that's been about the only thing positive coming out of the Giants' world this August. Obviously, the team has really been out of it for a month or so now, but what's surprising me is the fact we're not seeing more of an infusion of younger players onto the roster. Granted, the Giants do have a lot of youngsters in their starting lineup right now, and other spots are being taken up by veterans who you really can't sit (Pence, Sandoval, Scutaro), I would have thought we'd be seeing some new faces up here sooner than September. There are certainly a few names down in the farm system who are making strong cases for getting a look see this season, and of course there's always those first rounders like Joe Panik and Gary Brown who could get the call just based on pure expectations. There are a few players I'd like to see come up and get sig

Giants In New Territory Heading Down Stretch

For the first time in 5 seasons, the Giants will be playing the role of spoiler as we embark on MLB's home stretch of the regular season. Barring a miracle, there will be no playoffs this year, no World Series defense, but instead, a new direction for the seasons final 2 months. We're a week into August, the Giants are 50-63 and 13.5 games out of first place in the West, so needless to say it's time to mix things up on this roster, and Bruce Bochy and Brian Sabean are starting to do a little bit of that. The most notable addition to the lineup over the last week, and a guy who should really stay out there the rest of the year as the everyday left fielder, has been Roger Kieschnick. The 26 year-old missed his shot to make an impact at the big league level in '12 when the Giants needed offense, but this time around, he's healthy and he's off to a good start in San Francisco, going 8-24 with 3 RBI. I also wouldn't mind seeing Juan Perez get some looks in cent