Morning Link Dump

Buster Posey playing baseball. Kyle Terada-US PRESSWIRE

News and notes and erratica and some morning Chili:

2012 Preview: San Francisco Giants - Beyond the Box Score
2012 MLB Season Preview: San Francisco Giants - The Triangle Blog - Grantland
Couple of season previews. The first is from Julian at Giants Nirvana, writing for SBN's Beyond the Box Score, and the second is from Jonah Keri.

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EXTRA BAGGS: Sanchez could make debut at 2B Friday
Couldn't pass up a chance to troll you with a choice passage.

Bochy is likely to have the same thought with Aubrey Huff at first base. The big question is what the Giants will do with Brandon Belt, who is having a good camp. Bochy said both of them, and Brett Pill, have done a good job thus far. "There’s no separation to this point," Bochy said.

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Fresno Forecast: Offseason jobs
What Conor Gillaspie and others do for scratch in the offseason. No animals were harmed in the making of this article. Except for one. At least one. Maybe he's just sleeping.

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Succeeding without extra base power " Bay City Ball
More on Emmanuel Burriss, but with charts and graphs and bleeps and blorps. Turns out he doesn't have a lot of power. Thanks, science!

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A's hitting coach Chili Davis returns to area
I still have my Atari-sponsored Chili Davis 25th-anniversary bat that was as a ballpark giveaway at Candlestick. Much love for Chili Davis. Also, when I was going to Giants games, they'd been in San Francisco just a few years longer than the Rockies and Marlins have existed. Olllllllllllld.

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SPRING NOTES: Posey’s "good to go" | Giants Extra
This is a good piece, and here are my three favorite quotes from the article:

"You watch (Posey) catch, throw, swing — he’s not showing any effect of the injury," Bochy said. "He’s good to go. We’ll start cranking it up now."

"You watch (Posey) catch, throw, swing — he’s not showing any effect of the injury," Bochy said. "He’s good to go. We’ll start cranking it up now."

"You watch (Posey) catch, throw, swing — he’s not showing any effect of the injury," Bochy said. "He’s good to go. We’ll start cranking it up now."

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Episode 70: Sing Vogelsong, You're a Giants Fan | Giantspod
I was able to avoid these guys in Arizona with some deft maneuvers and prosthetic noses, but now I feel bad. So here's a link to their last podcast, in which they talk to Ryan Vogelsong.

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