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Tuesday BP: Who are you irrationally rooting for?

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Pick your fighter.

Colorado Rockies v San Francisco Giants Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images

Hello and happy Tuesday.

Pitchers and catchers report tomorrow, which means that San Francisco Giants baseball is so close you can practically taste it. Soon you’ll be able to literally taste it, if licking your computer screen is your kind of thing. No judgement.

It’s this time of year where I find my rooting interests strongest. Before I get fully invested in the Giants as a team each year, I get fully invested in each of the individuals. But fandom is irrational, which means I’m always more invested in some players.

So who are you irrationally invested in this year? Which player do you want to see succeed, whether success means cracking the roster or making the All-Star Game? Perhaps you’re into former prospects who have struggled and are now on the outside looking in, such as Steven Duggar or Jaylin Davis. Maybe you’re into players the franchise values but have a difficult path back to the Majors, such as Chadwick Tromp or Luis Alexander Basabe.

Perhaps you want fan favorites to have a last potentially final year, and it’s all about Brandon Belt or Brandon Crawford. Maybe you want Mike Yastrzemski to get the recognition he should have gotten last year by repeating his performance.

Maybe you’re into breakout candidates and want to see Logan Webb or Joey Bart shine. Maybe you’re into the feel good story and want a dominant year from Trevor Gott. Or maybe you’re into Buster Posey and so ... yeah, Buster Posey.

All answers are good answers.


Old, random MCC article for you to read

Tim Lincecum’s slider and the return of the whiff (May 14, 2014 — Chris Quick)


Giants links


How many days until Opening Day?

There are 44 days until Opening Day.

I hope you all greatly enjoy your Tuesday.