Obviously, it's impossible to draw any conclusions from any of this, but Sanchez is worth watching as someone who has at least some shot at making the team, perhaps as the second lefty out of the bullpen. He struck out two and walked one, although he did have a wild pitch and an HBP.
If we look at what Brian Sabean did ..., it was very Fangraphs-y
TGWTWS for a third of the years that they've been paying Barry Zito.
Roger (Washington DC) So what did you think about Belt's swing when you got a chance to see him this weekend? Klaw (2:00 PM) It's not good. Trying to get with Hensley Meulens to discuss it. (By the way, his voicemail starts, "Hi, this is Bam-Bam." How awesome is that?) Belt's got his hands way back and throws his front hip forward - and he didn't do all that crap in the fall league in 2010.
San Francisco Giants pitching prospect Clayton Blackburn has emerged as one of the most intriguing prospects in baseball this year. You will be hearing his name more often entering 2013, so let's take a look.
The highest upside pitching prospect I’ve seen this season in the South Atlantic league is San Francisco Giants prospect and Augusta GreenJackets right hander Kyle Crick.
The Giants are looking for right-handed power. So I’m told they are not planning to express interest in Rick Ankiel, who was designated last week.
Presumably, the Giants also wouldn’t be interested when and if the Colorado Rockies move Jason Giambi, who is also left-handed.
But I like Giambi for the Giants. He’s a threat regardless.
And plus, he’s been known to wear a thong.
These were baseball scouts, you know, the kind with straw hats, stop watches, radar guns, and questionable wardrobes. All the relevant chapters were present: Texas, Pittsburgh, Detroit, Miami, San Francisco, the Dodgers and Angels. There were more than that, in fact.