Friday, February 23, 2007





The first pitcher in todays "live" batting practice session was Armando Benitez. I was more than a little surprised that he threw live BP 2 out of 3 days. I would think he must not be to unhealthy for the Giants to allow that.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

He still has a gut, but he looks like he has lost a lot of weight

Gadiel said...

dudes a fatty

TNGiants said...

Were ther any Marlins scouts in attendance? Seriously though...if he truly is healthy and doesn't bring the lousy attitude we could do worse at closer.

allfrank said...

Doesn't look fat to me.

Giantfan9 said...

tngiants.....I could be wrong, but I don't think scouts scout early Spring Training. At least I don't see the radar guns and clipboards that I do during the Spring games and the AFL season.

TNGiants said...

I know...it was my attempt at a joke...hence the "seriously though" remark that followed. I just can't decide if I want him gone at any expense or to hope he does well and gives us a decent closer.

Giantfan9 said...

I dislike Benitez immensely...but if he could close games....I would make a pact with the devil. That's where Mando comes in.

allfrank said...

The truth is a great many athletes are cocky, arrogant, and unpleasant. It is kind of random how we really dislike one but not another.

Mama Cass said...

He doesn't look fat to me either.

Anonymous said...

"It is kind of random how we really dislike one but not another."-- There's nothing random about a guy who throws several teammates under the bus for being "out of position" or "running like babies", or proclaiming "i did my job" after a late innings loss.

As for looking trimmer...I remember people extolling Armando's healthier, stronger appearance during Spring Training last year. Still didn't keep him off the DL for the beginning of the season.