Opening Day is on Monday. There's only one more shopping day. Don't be stuck buying presents at a CVS or something five minutes before first pitch. Here are the players who will be on the Giants' 25-man roster when they face Arizona in the weird half-opener that's at night for some reason:
Not going to lie: That's the least inspirational list of relievers I've seen in a long, long time. You're going to watch those guys for most of April, you know.
Also, that sure is a lot of Brandons.
From the Giants' press release, here's what they did to set the roster:
• Purchased the contract of right-handed pitcher Juan Gutierrez and infielder Brandon Hicks.
• Reassigned outfielder Tyler Colvin to triple-A Fresno and right-handed pitcher Derek Law to double-A Richmond.
• Left-handed pitcher Jeremy Affeldt (right knee sprain) retroactive to March 23 and infielder Marco Scutaro (lower back strain) retroactive to March 21, have been placed on the 15-day disabled list.
• Outfielder Roger Kieschnick was designated for assignment.
Colvin had an opt-out clause if he didn't make the roster, so I'm not sure if he decided to stick with the Giants or if he still has the chance to become a free agent. He's solid depth, so I hope it's the former.
This probably isn't goodbye to Roger Kieschnick -- teams are stuffing their 40-man rosters full right now, so it's likely he slips through waivers. But even if he goes back to Fresno for a third time, he's probably not forcing his way back on the 25-man roster for a while.
There's the team, there's your 2014. On a scale of gulp to unnhhhh, how confident are you in the 2014 Giants? Yeah, that's about right.