Good morning, Giants fans. I hope everyone had an enjoyable weekend. Mine was filled with videogames (Wario’s Smooth Moves for the Wii is a lot of fun), reading (reading through another short story collection of PKD’s works — love him), and trying some new scotch (a buddy of mine hooked me up with a bottle of Compass Box’s Peat Monster and we finally got to crack it open — I think we described it as ‘liquid leather’). All in all, a great weekend that like most, went by way too fast.
A few happenings in Giantsland
~ Blogmates, Raising Matt Cain, are working their way through previous champs of the NL West in their series entitled: How The West Was Won. I’ve been following them along patiently waiting for new installments. Each post covers a past year in the NL West and how the Giants fared. The HtWWW for 2008 is now online and it’s a good jog to the old memory. 2008 was very similar to 2009 — bad hitting, pretty good pitching. What I wouldn’t do for an offense. If you haven’t bookmarked the RMC boys yet, do so now!
~ Lefty has some thoughts on Freddy Sanchez and his ailments. Sanchez has played dinged up for the past few years and lets hope that he can get back on track as soon as possible.
~ Old news: In order to make room for Molina on the 40-man roster, the Giants have DFA’d 1B Jesus Guzman. Guzman posted a .385 wOBA in AAA Fresno this season but when you consider the league, his offensive numbers don’t translate as well as needed for a guy that can’t field. Guzman should catch on with an AL team that needs another option at DH.
~ If you value your sanity, don’t check out these ZiPS projections for the Dodgers in 2010. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.
~ Bruce Jenkins has terrible ideas that you should ignore. It’s hard to understand why people want to make Buster Posey less valuable. The comments centered around Buster Posey because of his build are even less coherent. Ever heard of Jason Kendall?