Thursday, April 5, 2012

The San Francisco Giants Open the 2012 Season!

Tim Lincecum, R               Spotlight on two-time CYA winner's pivotal season
Matt Cain, R                     Whew! Giants just signed him through 2017!
Madison Bumgarner, L      Ready to step up as one of game's top lefthanders
Barry Zito, L                     Will Giants release him if he can't cut it?
Brian Wilson, R                 Says elbow feels fine after plenty of rest, exercise
Sergio Romo, R                The middle...
Javier Lopez, L                          ... of the Giants bullpen...
Jeremy Affeldt, L                              .... is as solid a group....
Guillermo Mota, R                                    ... of versatile relief pitchers as... .
Santiago Casilla, R                                                        .... we have ever seen
Clay Hensley, R                Started 29 games for San Diego back in 2006
Danny Otero, R                For some reason, Bochy likes carrying 12 pitchers
Ryan Vogelsong, R (DL)  Expect he'll return in time for home-opening series

Buster Posey, c                All eyes on team MVP returning from serious injury
Pablo Sandoval, 3b          Did yeoman work last year as only offensive threat
Melky Cabrera, rf            Brings good numbers and, at 28, still in his prime
Angel Pagan, cf                Miscast as leadoff man unless OBP improves
Brandon Belt, 1b              Terrific (.378) spring earns him the starting job
Brandon Crawford, ss      At 25, has about 200 at-bats to show he can hit
Aubrey Huff, lf-1b           At 35, has about 200 at-bats to show he can still hit
Emanuel Burriss, 2b         Likely starter while Freddy remains on shelf
Gregor Blanco, of            He deserves a shot in center and leadoff spot
Nate Schierholz, of          Will he ever get chance as full-time starter?
Ryan Theriot, if                Assumes role recently filled by Fontenot, Keppinger
Brett Pill, 1b-of                He's the right-handed bat coming off the bench
Hector Sanchez, c            New to the position, but hey, he can hit
Freddy Sanchez, 2b (DL) They say he'll be ready for action soon... won't he?

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