Enjoyable read about Noah Lowry; I started becoming a serious Giants/Baseball fan about the time he came up; good memories of him pitching and being a great athlete. It's too bad his health problems hurt him; but I'm glad he and the GIants hold each other in high esteem.
San Jose left-handed reliever and Sacramento native Bryce Bandilla has struck out 21 hitters in just 9 innings pitched thus far in 2013. Find out what his favorite pitch is and why he likes his role as a reliever.
Featuring Mel Ott A memoriam for Russ Hodges Randy Johnson And the most Giantsy- Giants/Padre @ Petco Park game of 2010.
Interesting FanGraphs article. "I’ve had the same pitchers, pretty much, since I’ve been in the big leagues." It makes sense, doesn’t it? Familiarity breeds comfort. If the shortstop knows the pitches that are coming intimately, he knows which way to cheat. He knows which pitches will break bats, and which could be scorched up the middle. To hear Crawford say it: "I know whether or not they are going to hit their spot with their pitches, who likes certain pitches, who will stay away."
Would he be better than a Blanco/Torres platoon? Not on defense, but there's a good argument that his hitting would be a lot better, and it's not like we've got a lot of strong outfield depth.
Using a consensus top 100 prospects list between Baseball Prospectus, Keith Law and Baseball America, I added where each prospect will be beginning the 2013 season. Well, almost all of them.
HOLY CRAP. I think the Giants are jumping the gun a bit here...I mean I'm happy he's gonna be here long term, but 167 million..damn!