I smell money.
It looks like Matt Cain isn’t going anywhere this offseason.
San Fran locked up the big righty for another five (potentially six) years for $112.5 million. This deal should work out slightly better than Barry Zito’s. With a rotation anchored by Cain, Lincecum, and young gun, Madison Bumgarner, things are looking pretty nice by the Bay.
Stop treating me with kid gloves. I'm ready for the majors
Despite Brandon Belt hitting .397 this spring, the San Francisco Giants are leaning towards sending their star prospect down to triple-A for more seasoning.
It seems that Giants hitting coach Hensley Meulens has seen a flaw in Belts swing. “We know how he was pitched last season, and the things he struggled with. All we’re doing right now is making sure he’s prepared, if and when he’s back in the big leagues, he no longer goes through those struggles.”
It makes sense that the Giants would want to make sure Belt is 100% prepared for a full-time time job at the MLB level, but a team that struggles to hit like the Giants might not be able to afford that luxury.
Does this put more pressure on Brian Wilson?
In one of the more random baseball stories of the season, Virgin America Airlines unveiled the newest edition of their fleet, a “bearded” Airbus A320, painted to resemble Brian Wilson’s iconic facial hair.
In related news, we’re hearing the Wilpons are planning to sell the nose of the Mets team plane to help pay off the Madoff lawsuit.
My name is Buster, and I play baseball.
So far, so good for Giants catcher, Buster Posey.
The 25-year old San Fran cornerstone is progressing nicely, and has his sights set on catching his first 9-inning game, in almost a year.