Saturday, February 24, 2007





From left to Right; Barry Bonds, Fred Lewis, Dave Roberts, Jason Ellison (partially visible), Randy Winn and Todd Linden walk off the field after catching a few fly balls.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

I believe that's Todd linden. Great picures! thanks.

Giantfan9 said...

I believe you are right. Don't know how I missed him. My eyes ain't what they used to be.

Randy C. said...

db here, unless we carry more pitchers on the staff, I'm hoping for Fred Lewis to take that 25th man on the roster.

Giantfan9 said...

I'm not a big Fred Lewis fan. I have seen him play in about 20-25 games. I see a lot of talent.....not much desire. I hope he proves me wrong.

DrBGiantsfan said...

You have 8 position starters. I can't see any team goin with less than 12 pitchers in this day and age, although Bochy seems to be a bit more conserving of his bullpen and might be able to get by with 6 guys in the pen. Anyway, I'm assuming we'll carry 12 pitchers. That leaves 5 position bench players. One has to be a catcher. That leaves 4. There will be two odd men out of the Feliz/Aurilia/Klesko/Sweeney axis. That leaves 2. I'd say Todd Linden and Kevbo have the inside track on those two slots. Sweeney could get dumped or traded. Otherwise, it looks like hello Fresno for Fred.

allfrank said...

He ought to be in Fresno. He still has a lot to work on, both in the batters box and in CF, as he has little value as a corner OF

Giantfan9 said...

Fred Lewis' defense is so bad......he didn't play a single game in CF in the Arizona Fall League. What does that tell you?

Anyone know what position he played the most in Fresno last year?

Lorraine said...

He played either center or left field mostly in Fresno. His fielding leaves a lot to be desired. If you compare him to Ellison, Jason looks like a Gold Glover compared to Fred. I've had friends who watched him during practice tell me he never seemed to give it his all. Only saving grace with him is his speed from the way I've seen. Hopefully he get's it together though.

DrBGiantsfan said...

I'm a Fred Lewis fan, but mostly from an offensive standpoint. He's maintained an OBP about .100 higher than his BA at every stop. You have a .260 hitter with an OBP of .360 and you have a pretty valuable player and I think Fred's ceiling is higher than that. I'm thinking .280-.290 with an OBP of .380-.390. He's been criticized for being to cautious at the plate with comments like he walks by accident. Well, he showed in a few MLB AB's that he's very capable of being patient at the plate, working the count until he gets a pitch to hit. Add in his developing power and I think Freddie can be a good MLB player. Maybe not a superstar, or even a star, but a good player.

Didn't he use his speed to make a couple of good defensive plays during his cup of coffee last year too?

DrBGiantsfan said...

Addendum on Fred Lewis:

I do think he still could benefit from another half year or so in Fresno. I think he could parlay his experience into a monster year there though.