Saturday, February 17, 2007







Pedro Feliz has arrived...........Now can he lay off the curveball away in the dirt?

7 comments:

mikey920 said...

What a stupid question. Of course your boy can't.

Giantfan9 said...

For the 8,000th time.......not my boy ;-) The worst move of the off-season was his re-signing.

DrBGiantsfan said...

Pedro looks heavier in the face too. What's the deal? Pitchers slimmed down and the position players bulked up?

As for the re-signing, I just don't see the need for all four of Feliz, Aurilia, Klesko and Sweeney. I would actually be OK with Feliz at 3B again for the price we paid. If Klesko is going to play 1B, that leaves Aurilia and Feliz fighting for PT at 3B. To me, that means Richie will probably be playing more as a supersub which cuts into The Kevster's PT. I have no idea what we are going to do with both Sweeney and Klesko. Does that mean Linden rides the pine?

I'd like to see Sweeney traded for another bullpen arm or a prospect, any prospect. If Feliz starts flailing again, I guess we should just release him.

Does that make any sense? I know what I think. Just a bit hard to express it succinctly.

Giantfan9 said...

I am totally confused by the roster at this point. With Klesko, Sweeney and even Feliz able to play the outfield........I don't see the Giants keeping more than 4 true outfielders. Someone is going to be real disappointed. I don't see how Frandsen gets much playing time at all.

Maybe the plan is to get some Spring Training time in and then trade some of the extra position players........I just don't know.

Anonymous said...

Frandsen is Ray Ray's and Omar's backup. When they rest he gets playing time.... I see Sweeney getting released, he's not really tradeable!

allfrank said...

I see a 4 way platoon in the OF w? Bonds, Winn, Roberts, Linden all getting about the same amount of playing time - assuming Linden hits. Klesko and Sweeney get OF playing time only to stay sharp or if one or two guys go down for 2 or 3 days. The IF/bench is much harder to predict. It definitely is stronger than last year. Sweeney will be kept as he is a valuable LH pinch hitter. I think Frandsen gets 250-300 ABs filling in at SS, 2b, and 3b. Feliz is the expected starter, but I think he is on a short leash. If he fails again, I think Fransdsen has a chance to platoon at 3b with Aurelia, who will likely platoon somewhat with Klesko - assuming Klesko hits. So, I think they are in much better shape than last year , they have a lot of competition and won't have to wait until the end of July to plug a Niekro sized hole.

Anonymous said...

Klesko won't play the OF at all this year without an 18 inning game or 3-way collision of all 3 outfielders on a single play. he can't throw at all and isn't quick.