Talked a little bit about Sanchez - definite fan.
Also mentioned our beloved rotation of the future (Williams, Ainsworth, Foppert) and Brian Wilson.
SportsNation John Manuel: I've done our Giants Top 30 prospects the last two years, and I am glad I got in early on Sanchez. The Giants like him a lot, and I do too. He's a legitimate power lefty, 92-93 mph with his fastball, I'm guessing he's pumping it even harder out of the bullpen. The Giants moved him there at Double-A because they think he can help their bullpen now. Great scouting to get a college senior lefty with power stuff that late out of an NAIA school, and then great development to clean up his mechanics and make him a productive pitcher so quickly.
John Manuel: Sorry for the little delay, I had a quick phone call to take. I like the Beach Boys suggestion, but I'm sure we can come up witih something better than "Good Vibrations," that's played out. How about 'Don't Worry Baby"? Hard to know if Wilson has closer moxie, and I think moxie more than stuff makes a closer. He has the stuff, when he's at his best. I think he's more of a setup guy though.
SportsNation John Manuel: Ha, not for the Giants. Aardsma was always viewed as a reliever. All those guys have been dealt. I thought Jerome was the real deal and apparently some off-field issues made things go south for him. Foppert and Ainsworth were injury issues, and Aardsma was just rushed. I still think Aardsma can contribute as a setup guy for the Cubs.