Friday, March 20, 2009

2009 MLB Preview: San Francisco Giants

San Francisco Giants

IF (2/5) - It looks like Ishikawa will be at 1B and Sandoval at 3B. Add Frandsen (or maybe someone else) at 2B and that leaves (a declining) Renteria and Molina as the only solid vets in the IF.

OF (3/5) - Winn, Rowand, and Lewis seem to be a bit better than the IF at least, but I'd rather see Schierholtz break-out and take a job.

SP (4/5) - This really should be a good rotation. I'm going to give them the benefit of the doubt. Lincecum is an ace and Cain has pitched well. Zito can't really get any worse. They added the Big Unit. Good options for #5 out of Lowry and Sanchez.

RP (2.5/5) - OK, we have Beach Boy Brian Wilson closing and they added Affeldt, who has pitched well the last two years. Howry was pretty bad last year and was mostly put into insignificant spots, yet still couldn't succeed. Sergio Romo sounds cooler than Tony and he can throw. Still a few spots to fill. I think there is potential here.

Wildcards: Schierholtz, Rohlinger, Lowry

[Disclaimer: I do not claim to be an expert on your team. I think it's fun to do this stuff before a season starts and then see how close (or how far off) I was. If you spend time from your day insulting us, telling others to insult us, or posting in a blog or messageboard about how wrong our opinions are, then we are flattered!]

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