I’m in between some ideas right now, so new content will be coming shortly, but I wanted to share some links from fellow SFGs bloggers that I’ve been reading lately. All of these links get the BCB Stamp of Approval and they should be a staple for anyone who loves to torture themselves by watching this team play ball.
First out of the gate are the guys from Raising Matt Cain who are already pondering the 2009 season. The post hits on why it’s going to be hard to rebuild this team when a good portion of the older players are signed through ’09. Players such as: Molina, Winn, Roberts will all be coming back for more. In my perfect world, Sabean will jettison Winn and Roberts before ’09 freeing up OF space for the troika that is Lewis/Schierholtz/Bowker. Thankfully, Durham and Aurilia will not be Giants in ’09, so we’ve got that going for us.
Martin over at OGC, has a very nice post on John Bowker and why we should be just a little excited about his prospects. Like I noted briefly in a previous post, Bowker played in a very tough offensive environment — Eastern League and that pesky Dodd Stadium — and did quite nicely. He’s got a chance to be a useful part on the next good Giants team.
Crafty blog veteran, El Lefty Malo, is wondering what the Giants should do with their shortstop position after ’08. Vizquel won’t be able to hit his vesting option this year and he’s already had some mobility concerns as he makes his way back from his knee injury. Brian Bocock is still hitting lightly but playing a nice defensive shortstop, he could definitely use some more minor league seasoning. Just who should the Giants look to for shortstopery in ’09 and beyond? Free Agents? Minor leaguers? Make a trade? The discussion is a good one and one that the Giants will have to consider as they make their way through this season.
There you are, consider these links a homework assignment. Read them, learn them, and love them. I’ll be handing out the test on Friday. Be sure to bring your #2 pencils.