Still not much happening in the world of the Giants. Mid to late January has to be the worst time for baseball news. Any tiny, minuscule scrap of news is interesting for news starved baseball fans. Marvin Bernard is growing a mustache? Quick! Call Rich Draper and the newspapers! Only 22 days left until pitchers and catchers report for spring training.
Jamey Wright ends up in Texas. The Rangers sign Wright to a minor league deal for 2007. Wright has never really been that good but his ground ball tendencies could help him out in the hitter friendly Rangers ballpark. If he makes it back to the big leagues this year Rangers fans get ready for the following inning. Hit Batter, Walk, Walk, Wild Pitch, Walk, K, Double Play. Oh, Jamey!
Over at RotoAuthority they’ve released some projections for NL rotations. The good news? The Giants are predicted to have the 2nd best K/9 and be the second hardest staff to hit. The bad news? They rank 8th overall and division foes San Diego and LA both project to have better rotations on the basis of ERA. Regardless of how you feel about projections, its nice to give ‘em a glance.
Fox Sports has ranked the top GMs in baseball in an easy to read list format. I don’t agree with all the picks but most of them seem spot on. Sabes comes in at a depressing 17th. Heres what the list has to say about Brian
The Giants have won a pennant and three division titles under Sabean, but his neglect of the farm system and his willingness to part with the few prospects the Giants have developed are not to his credit. Neither is his undying fondness for decline-phase veterans.
- Go vote for you favorite 1987 Giant. The top 4 vote getters will have bobbleheads released in their likeness on July 29th. I’ll tell you right now, I’d kill for a Will Clark, Robby Thompson, Kevin Mitchell, and Chris Speier bobblehead.
Not so much a baseball topic but I’ve been listening to Dälek’s newest release Abandoned Language almost non-stop this past week. The album is set to drop in Feb. on Mike Patton’s Ipecac. Fans of dark, heavy, dense, and different hip-hop would do well to check out Dälek’s newest. The album is full of distorted violin strings, rolling droney bass, and intelligent arrangements to go along with superb flows. Dälek shows you that not only can different be good but breathtaking too. I will definitely be picking this one up.