Hello and happy Friday. And happy Opening Day! It’s crazy that we haven’t seen the San Francisco Giants play since last year, and I wish them all the best in their first game of the season tonight.
On Thursday, Baseball America’s JJ Cooper reported that MLB has informed organizations that the upcoming draft will be capped at 20 rounds.
MLB has informed MLB's teams that the 2021 draft will be limited to 20 rounds.https://t.co/DldQh8MmWa— JJ Cooper (@jjcoop36) April 2, 2021
This is a somewhat predictable middle ground. After having 40 rounds for quite some time, the league cut down to five rounds for the 2020 pandemic season. We knew that wouldn’t last, but after gutting the Minor League system, it seemed clear that MLB wasn’t intending to return to the full draft length.
So 20 rounds it is, which means the draft will be over before the Sergio Romos and Brian Wilsons of the world have been selected.
Old, random MCC article for you to read
Tyler Rogers submarined his way into Giants’ fans hearts this year (Nov. 21, 2019 — Doug Bruzzone)
- Podcast: Roger Munter talks with Ahmed Fareed of NBC Sports about ways to make baseball more entertaining (There R Giants)
- Grant Brisbee lists 10 bold and silly predictions about the Giants (The Athletic, subscription required)
- Podcast: Grant Brisbee and Andrew Baggarly talk about the Opening Day roster (The Athletic, free)
- Kerry Crowley on the left field streak continuing (Mercury News)
- Mark W. Sanchez on Gabe Kapler’s explanation for Buster Posey’s spot in the lineup (KNBR)
- John Shea on the right field wall at Oracle Park remaining covered for now (SF Chronicle)
- Andrew Baggarly lists 10 facts about the Giants Opening Day lineup (The Athletic, subscription required)
When do the Giants play today?
The Giants play tonight at 7:10 p.m. PT.
Have a swell Friday, folks.