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Back to the Future - Aren't you glad this isn't the lineup?


Went back to Bags' Baseball America 2008 prediction for the 2011 lineup. Definitely glad this isn't the current lineup:

Catcher Jackson Williams
First Base Dan Ortmeier
Second Base Nick Noonan
Third Base Angel Villalona
Shortstop Emmanuel Burriss
Left Field Fred Lewis
Center Field Wendell Fairley
Right Field Nate Schierholtz
No. 1 Starter Matt Cain
No. 2 Starter Tim Lincecum
No. 3 Starter Barry Zito
No. 4 Starter Tim Alderson
No. 5 Starter Madison Bumgarner
Closer Brian Wilson

Pitching staff Looks remarkably prescient, but the batting order? Yeesh. The only guy that *might* make the team is Nate. To be fair, Bags had his hands tied to players in the system so, pretty much none of the non-pitchers were even with the organization three years ago and he did say: "The Giants don't have any near-ready position prospects who project as surefire regulars, and neither Sabean nor manager Bruce Bochy has a track record for handing everyday jobs to unproven players."

 

Interesting note from the article:

"The Giants also hired John Barr away from the Dodgers and appointed him scouting director"

 

Sad Note:

"Lowry couldn't finish the season because of a bone spur in his elbow"

 

Final Note is also remarkably prescient:

" If it hope to contends in the near term, San Francisco must place some faith in its homegrown players, be creative in acquiring more talent—and get a bit lucky, too."

Sounds like a pretty good description of 2010 to me!

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