I thought I’d mention that I’ve joined the staff off Beyond the Boxscore to occasionally post on baseball. BTB is a member of the SportsBlog Nation network. They do really good work and they’ve got some great people writing for BTB. I’m thrilled to be a part of the team.
And it’ll be a good excuse for me to write about more non-Giants stuff. I should have a post going up tomorrow on the free agent market. I’ll be taking a look at the catching and first base talent that’s on the market right now using the Oliver projections. So, if you’ve enjoyed my writing here, be sure to check out BTB. I’ll link to the article when it’s published.
Not much Giants news happening today. Probably the “biggest” news item is that former Giants catcher, Eliezer Alfonzo, has signed a minor league deal with the San Diego Padres.
These are slow times for Giants-related baseball news.
Anyways, you’ll probably remember Alfonzo for his 2006 season in which he hit: .266/.302/.465 with 12 HR’s in 200-something AB’s. He missed most of 2007 with a knee injury and was suspended for 50 games in 2008 when he tested positive for a banned substance. With the catching depth in the Giants organization right now — Sandoval, Holm, Witter, and Posey — Alfonzo was going to have a hard path to the majors. He could make the Padres as a backup catcher for 2009.