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Belt and Huff Playing Together; What Does it all Mean!?!?!!??!

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on March 21, 2011

If Bochy is playing Belt at 1B and Huff in LF this late in the Spring season I’m assuming the Giants are seriously considering having Belt break camp as the starting first baseman. Either that or Bochy is just taking a casual look at what the LU COULD look like with Belt and Huff in it and a split squad day is the best time to do that.

I’m having a hard time understanding why Pat the Bat isn’t automatically considered out starting LF this year. You like OPS? You get it from Burrell. After he got away from the weirdness of AL pitching he put up the following OPS numbers for us in 2010:

June: 1.021

July: ugly. But this was proven to be his 1-off month

August: .932

September: .864

His well documented World Series failure was an aberration to an otherwise outstanding year. If you think Belt is going to bust out of the gate with OPS’ in the .900’s every month then by all means, give him the job. I just don’t subscribe to the theory that a guy beating up spring training chumps should be handing a coveted starting 1b job at the major league level.

Do you all know who Chris Davis is? He’s a monster. Or at least, he’s supposed to be. We’ve been hearing about his 40HR potential for a few years. So far, we’ve gotten zip out of him. But spring training? Oh baby, Chris Davis OWNS spring training. In 2009 he banged out 5hr’s and hit over .300. In 2010 he hit .364 and this year he’s tearing the cover off the ball at a .409 clip with four bombs.

And yet in 2009, at the mlb level he hit .238. Last year he hit .192 and bounced back and forth from AAA. He’ll probably do more of the same this year…….

I’m not saying Belt would fail if he started the year with us. I’m saying, he’s still an unknown at this level. And we have a perfectly good, known quantity right now in Pat Burrell (unless you want to argue against the value of OPS as a stat). I hope Belt starts in Fresno and The Bat starts the season in LF………

On another baseball related note: The Mets released Oliver Perez yesterday. A few days before they released Luis Castillo. And this is being done by a team that is apparently on the brink of financial ruin. And yet they still ate 18 million in contracts. I hope Sabean takes note and finally pulls the trigger on releasing Aaron Rowand……..

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  1. twinfan said, on March 21, 2011 at 8:05 am

    One correction: Pat was awful in all of the postseason, not just the WS.
    Anyway, it’s what’s called a “nice problem”. Don’t worry about it.

  2. willied said, on March 21, 2011 at 8:26 am

    The versatility of Huff coupled with belt allows anyone in OF to be replaced during slump, injury or just needed days off. I think it’s also a plus that there is no more talk of Posey playing 1B, or Panda. Hopefully MDR can stay healthy and contribute as well to the quality of ABs.
    Post season play of burrell had to concern Giants mgmt. those stats from last year are nice, but they have to wonder how much more productive baseball does he have left? would he (and the team) be better off in the long run with more days off? At what point do you hit the law of diminished returns in re how many ABs in the season are right for him?
    bochy did an excellent job of managing that kind of stuff last year, so if he is serious about Belt it has to do with his body of work over last couple seasons plus this ST. It’s where they think he is now. burrell too.

  3. stixwiz said, on March 21, 2011 at 8:34 am

    Good takes, guys. At this point i’d prefer the cautious route and wish Belt “Bon Voyage” on the Fresno bus. We’re pretty sure it wouldn’t be for long. He could go nuts over the next ten days and Command a call-up. That not happening, we’d be better off for the short term starting Huff at first, with Burrell and Nate/Ishi splitting time in left.

    Time to dump Rowand.

  4. twinfan said, on March 21, 2011 at 8:58 am

    Nate has never played anything other than RF in the major leagues. There is zero reason to think there are plans for him to play LF.

  5. zumarust said, on March 21, 2011 at 9:20 am

    I like starting the season with Belt. He gives quality at-bats, plays good defense. He’s already playing with a lot of confidence. There just isn’t much he would get out of Fresno. Burrell would provide a solid back-up/pinch-hitter. Send Rowand packing. A reason to go with Belt now is that he has the potential to be a bigger impact player than Burrell, as the season progresses.

  6. Rough Trade said, on March 21, 2011 at 9:25 am

    Nate is their best defensive RF, why waste him and his arm in left?

    Ross moves to left, Nate goes to RF when Pat comes out.

    Certainly Nate could play left. Ross and Torres have moved from R-L and so did Randy Winn, frequently in the same game.

    He would certainly be preferable to Ishi, who has never played anything but 1b.

    But again, it’s a mute point. No one else plays RF better.

    • Rough Trade said, on March 21, 2011 at 9:26 am

      moot you idiot.

      • zumarust said, on March 21, 2011 at 9:33 am

        Some points are better left mute. (kidding)

    • xootsuit said, on March 21, 2011 at 10:18 am

      Nate, left? Nate’s best left out this season. Ishi should stay on the roster if Belt goes to Fresno.

  7. TedSpe said, on March 21, 2011 at 9:32 am

    Say, anyone get called for jury duty today?

  8. Bozo said, on March 21, 2011 at 9:34 am

    Not counting Belt, there are 14 position guys and nobody has options. If DeRosa’s wrist is OK to start the season, either Ishi, Font, Rowand or Nate will have to go. Right now it would seem that some sort of trade for Rowand is the only way to go. I’m going with next Saturday he’s traded to Cleveland (because Sizemore will start the season on the DL it might be a good fit)

  9. zumarust said, on March 21, 2011 at 9:35 am

    What’s an isosceles triangle?

    • zumarust said, on March 21, 2011 at 9:36 am

      I thought Ted was starting a round of random questions.

    • Bozo said, on March 21, 2011 at 9:42 am

      I think I played an isosceles triangle in band once.

    • TedSpe said, on March 21, 2011 at 9:46 am

      Actually, it was a pathetic Barry Bonds joke. They’re doing jury selection this morning

  10. Kevin said, on March 21, 2011 at 9:39 am

    BEST BB ever…

    Sorry Ted, you dropped the ball

    • TedSpe said, on March 21, 2011 at 9:45 am

      It’s okay, Kevin.
      And yes she is.

      • Kevin said, on March 21, 2011 at 11:27 am

        Best Smile on a BB also

    • TedSpe said, on March 21, 2011 at 11:46 am

      Ultra cute

  11. Giant Head said, on March 21, 2011 at 10:44 am

    I think there is no reason to push Belt. If he makes the team, he has to play. What if he falters ala Chris Davis? Then it gets into his head and he gets overwhelmed at the plate. Then he gets forced back to the minors as a head case.

    We don’t need him now. Let him go back to Fresno, stay relaxed and come back ready to crush it in June or July.

  12. Giant Head said, on March 21, 2011 at 10:50 am

    Unless Panda is the backup catcher…you save an extra roster space…

    • Rough Trade said, on March 21, 2011 at 11:13 am

      Remember this?

      • TedSpe said, on March 21, 2011 at 11:16 am

        Sure do

      • Rough Trade said, on March 21, 2011 at 11:27 am

        Hello!

      • Rough Trade said, on March 21, 2011 at 11:37 am

        Speaking of collisions

        Hello!

      • TedSpe said, on March 21, 2011 at 11:47 am

        SAFE!!

  13. snarkk said, on March 21, 2011 at 11:22 am

    I put in with BF. Belt can start in Fresno. I’m sure nobody guaranteed him that he’d go north, so there’s no disappointment factor. Hell, he’s basically spent one season in the minors, going up through all levels. That, in itself, is rocket progress, and deserved. He sounds like a level headed kid, so I fail to see how 50+ games and 150+ ABs in Fresno and various AAA road parks would hurt him. If he’s that good with the bat, he’ll dominate AAA pitching, and have total confidence to stick around when he comes up. This isn’t Posey, because this year the 25 isn’t full of offensive questionmarks. Let the roster play out through mid-May, then surface and see where we are. Putting him on the 25 now just forces roster decisions on Rohand, Ishi and Nate that might play out better after 6 to 8 weeks of the season give other teams time to sort their needs, too. The Giants say they don’t give a damn about the arbitration clock. This time I believe them with this squad in place and a WS win and the money machine in fifth gear…

  14. Leffty said, on March 21, 2011 at 11:24 am

    They GOTTA find a way to keep Huff in the lineup, though. He’s versatile enough to play anywhere (that a slow guy can play), and his bat is cluuuuutch. Just think about October.

    http://sportstatistics.blogspot.com/2011/03/spring-training-spotlight-san-francisco.html#more

    • Unca Chuck said, on March 21, 2011 at 12:04 pm

      He’s either LF or 1st base. He’s not losing any playing time.

  15. TedSpe said, on March 21, 2011 at 11:29 am

    It’s funny, people in the Bay Area are constantly trashing the sportswriters at SFChron and/or SFGate and then I just read this sharp bit of crack journalism on FOXSports:
    ———————————————————————————————–
    “Updated Mar 20, 2011 11:50 PM ET
    PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.
    Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon had a fan removed from the team’s spring training facility Sunday for allegedly making racist comments to Rays outfielder B.J. Upton during a game against the Baltimore Orioles.
    St. Petersburg Times writer Marc Topkin commented on the alleged incident on his Twitter account Sunday. “[Rays manager] Maddon has fan — in Orioles jersey – removed from Port Charlotte stadium for yelling racial comments at BJ Upton in the dugout,” Topkin wrote.”
    ———————————————————————————————-
    Brilliant. What’s next?:
    When asked what just happened, Maddon replied “I had a fan removed for yelling racial comments at BJ Upton in the dugout”. While following up with Upton, he remarked “Skip had a fan removed for yelling racial comments in the dugout” Although the fan has not been named, it appears Joe Maddon, the Ray’s manager, had him thrown our for yelling racial remarks to BJ Upton in the dugout. We’ll follow up with more as information comes in. But just to recap, it appears Ray’s manager Joe Maddon had a fan removed for yelling racial remarks to BJ Upton in the dugout.

    • snarkk said, on March 21, 2011 at 11:36 am

      Well, that’s “fair and balanced”…

    • Unca Chuck said, on March 21, 2011 at 12:04 pm

      Fox was fair and balanced 3 to 4 years ago . . .

    • xootsuit said, on March 21, 2011 at 12:12 pm

      Ah, come on. Good for Maddon. Fucking Oriole-fan faggot deserved what he got, using language like that.

    • TedSpe said, on March 21, 2011 at 12:15 pm

      I’m not criticizng Maddon. I like what he did. I’m criticizng the lame, redundant way it was reported

    • snarkk said, on March 21, 2011 at 12:17 pm

      Wait ’til Fox finds out that Maddon is indeed a Republican. He’ll be immediately touted as the leading 2012 VP candidate. Having lived in Florida and managed non-US players, he’s got huge foreign policy experience…

    • TedSpe said, on March 21, 2011 at 12:21 pm

      He can see Venezuela from his front porch

      • PawlieKokonuts said, on March 21, 2011 at 3:36 pm

        This blog is getting funnier by the hour — and that’s BEFORE I checked out my fantasy league Yahoo-imposed, Yahoo-mandated roster. Speaking of amusing terms, wouldn’t you think “fantasy league” is a porn site? Probably already is.

    • xootsuit said, on March 21, 2011 at 12:38 pm

      When the surf is calim, he can sit on that front porch and quietly trade baseball stories with guys on the beach in Cuba.

    • snarkk said, on March 21, 2011 at 12:46 pm

      I’ve been in England about half a dozen times. Spent a lot of time “researching” the special relationship of the US and England in various public houses. Same goes for my time in numerous Gasthauser all over Germany — and I was at the Oktoberfest once. I’ve even furthered the new US/Czech relationship while testing liters of great, local pivo in Prague bars and smoky, no-name local Bohemian beer halls six months after the Velvet Revolution. Sheezus, I should be Secretary of State…

  16. blade3colorado said, on March 21, 2011 at 12:21 pm

    Chuck, does all your “unrecognized” email go to a spam/junk folder? Just wondering because I sent you a Flap FL trade proposal and have no idea if you received it . . . I remember you said that was a problem last year.

    • Bozo said, on March 21, 2011 at 1:31 pm

      Dang Blade, you shooting for the most trades the day after the draft EVER?

      • blade3colorado said, on March 21, 2011 at 1:39 pm

        LMAO . . . Yeah, like I posted on the Flap FL – “. . . Not that I don’t like my team – I am just trying to figure out what stats I need to be competitive. Really isn’t about any one player versus (what I think it is about) ensuring you get HR, RBI, SB, W, SO, etc.”

    • Unca Chuck said, on March 21, 2011 at 1:51 pm

      The draft happened???

      • Unca Chuck said, on March 21, 2011 at 1:52 pm

        No, that email goes top an account I forget to check sometimes . . .

      • blade3colorado said, on March 21, 2011 at 1:58 pm

        Yep . . . Sometime this morning or last night. If you are interested in trading any of your los . . . uhh, umm . . . players, let me know Chuck. Grin.

  17. Billy said, on March 21, 2011 at 12:32 pm

    Standing near the right field foul pole at scottsdale stadium waiting for someone to take the field. Gray skies, wind in my face… feels more like mcovey cove.

    • xootsuit said, on March 21, 2011 at 2:27 pm

      As you can see, Billy, you’re better off than everyone else here. Enjoy yourself, and please report back!

  18. Unca Chuck said, on March 21, 2011 at 1:57 pm

    Shit! I had like 10 guys on my wish list, and I got none of them . . .

  19. blade3colorado said, on March 21, 2011 at 2:00 pm

    You’re not the “Lone Ranger.” To hear Dennis tell it, he got the entire Los Angeles Dodgers roster.

  20. Del Mar Dennis said, on March 21, 2011 at 2:17 pm

    “The draft happened???”

    Oh it happened alright. It happened. And NO Whitey got FUCKED! I’ve been bent over a few times in my life but never like this before. Unmortherfuckingbelievable. I’m so fucking pissed I can’t even begin to express my displeasure.

    I wish I could tell you WHEN the draft happened, but I was never told. I’m calling Shenanigans. Shenanigans!

    Screw you guys, I’m going home.

  21. Mega Flavor said, on March 21, 2011 at 2:33 pm

    Stop crying. Point the finger at who is to blame. That’s you. You had a month to get your list ready. I posted several messages both here and on the lg message board telling all of u when I was going to tell yahoo we were ready. WTF were y waiting for?

    • PawlieKokonuts said, on March 21, 2011 at 3:39 pm

      THEY DRAFTED? ALL THOSE YAHOO SPORTS EMAILS WERE REAL? (heinous grin]

  22. eddacker415 said, on March 21, 2011 at 2:33 pm

    I did think we would get a notice and all, so I opened my draft kit to see: a roster.
    besides no starting pitching and 3 great first basemen, not a bad auto-draft.

    now, how to make trades….

    • blade3colorado said, on March 21, 2011 at 2:39 pm

      Edd . . . What is your team called on the Flap?

  23. eddacker415 said, on March 21, 2011 at 2:59 pm

    Berra’s Bombers under my managerial name of olde: orbo

  24. eddacker415 said, on March 21, 2011 at 2:59 pm

    who’s got Cain and needs a power hitting first baseman?

    • blade3colorado said, on March 21, 2011 at 4:05 pm

      I am ALWAYS open to listening to a trade proposal . . . and all types – idiotic, outrageous, fair, unfair, etc. Give me a shout anytime “Orbo.”

      • blade3colorado said, on March 21, 2011 at 4:05 pm

        By the by, where did the name “Orbo” come from?

  25. xootsuit said, on March 21, 2011 at 3:31 pm

    All you horse lovers, watch the hindquarters in your stalls. Every two years, like clockwork:

    http://www.ktvu.com/news/27265114/detail.html

  26. big flavor said, on March 21, 2011 at 3:32 pm

    And we aren’t doing the draft over again. My team sucks, I have two shitty closers, as well as Juan U-fucking-ribe and Ted Lilly, but you won’t find me complaining about it. Fix your team by adding waiver wire players and/or trades. That’s how it’s done……

  27. PawlieKokonuts said, on March 21, 2011 at 3:44 pm

    I rather like my team, although not one muthafeckin Giant. But colorful names (which I like in horses and ballplayers): Geovany Soto, Shane Victorino, albert Pujols, Brandon League (of his own). And I got Cain — Lorenzo Cain, whoeverthefeck he is.

  28. Kevin said, on March 21, 2011 at 3:57 pm

    Dennis, I will see if I can’t get you Alex Smith as a closer.

  29. PawlieKokonuts said, on March 21, 2011 at 4:02 pm

    Am I getting this right? Shulman tweeted that Darren Ford was sent down?

    • Del Mar Dennis said, on March 21, 2011 at 4:11 pm

      You are correct sir. Also; Manny Burriss optioned to Fresno. Daigle, Loux, Romero, Williams and Eldred all reassigned.

  30. Del Mar Dennis said, on March 21, 2011 at 4:06 pm

    Tickets to the Dodger game: $100
    Dodger program, Dodger baseball cap and Dodger souvenir pennant: $ 50
    Beer and a couple Dodger Dogs: $20

    Having every motherfucking goddamn cock sucking Dodger get drafted on your fantasy team: Priceless

  31. snarkk said, on March 21, 2011 at 4:57 pm

    Ford optioned down per Baggs and Schulman? NO! Impossible…

  32. xootsuit said, on March 21, 2011 at 4:58 pm

    Wow, that was fast!

    • TedSpe said, on March 21, 2011 at 5:18 pm

      A Ford. Recalled.

  33. DJLoo said, on March 21, 2011 at 5:00 pm

    What exactly is the purpose of the bikini-babes?
    How about an old baseball card or something like that?
    I agree with Zumie (I think) who said that it could prevent a person from coming here while at work.
    Not that I would know.

    • big flavor said, on March 21, 2011 at 7:09 pm

      the purpose of the bikini babes is that they are awesome. They are in one single small spot of the blog. Learn how to scroll up or down if you’re worried about someone *catching* you looking at a woman in a bikini……

      • DJLoo said, on March 21, 2011 at 8:45 pm

        That’s no answer!

    • TedSpe said, on March 21, 2011 at 9:41 pm

      That’s no question!
      Asshole

      • DJLoo said, on March 22, 2011 at 8:38 am

        I wasn’t talking to you, you ridiculous old homo.

    • xootsuit said, on March 21, 2011 at 9:54 pm

      The BBs, squished into the frame so their bodies, even their smiles, are distorted just a bit, serve very little purpose. Like the images spinning on a slot machine, or the fists flying at your face after a smart remark, they simply mark a swiftly passing moment in time.

  34. stixwiz said, on March 21, 2011 at 5:07 pm

    Being the Champs does get you attention now and again. Panda is a major topic of discussion on the current Yahoo fantasy guru video. They seem to think that Pablo is reverting to Panda before our eyes.

  35. stixwiz said, on March 21, 2011 at 5:10 pm

    BB’s make me wanna check out a regular porn site. Have been cold turkey on them for about the last three years. Putting that energy into sites like the Flap instead. But some guys like looking at bubbles ~ mostly not too tiny, though.

  36. TedSpe said, on March 21, 2011 at 5:10 pm

    What exactly is the purpose of the bikini-babes?
    ———————————————————————————————
    There are certain essentials in life of which explanation is not necessary.
    At worse, take them with a grain of salt. Plus a lime slice and a shot of tequila.
    Be one with the ball. Be one with the universe. Be one with the bikini-babes.
    Jai guru deva….ommmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

  37. snarkk said, on March 21, 2011 at 5:57 pm

    Wrongo, Oh dirty crystal ball breath. No revisionist history. I told you crystal ballers about Ford. I was exactly right, you were FOS. You should get some Windex out, gotta clean that crystal ball. He didn’t even make it to the bubble cuts, that’s how EZ this decision was for the front office. Like I said, Bochy is not down with having a guy on the roster right out of ST that will contribute nothing but late inning speed on the bases. That’s not value, that’s a luxury, it’s taking a flyer in the LU for no good reason, and Bochy does not do that…

    • TedSpe said, on March 21, 2011 at 6:02 pm

      Oops

    • snarkk said, on March 21, 2011 at 6:08 pm

      The above was a reply to Oracle’s pre-emptive save face on Ford. He apparently then deleted it while I was typing the response…

      • twinfan said, on March 21, 2011 at 6:36 pm

        I felt I had been too hard on Snarkk. His disastrous “intuits” last year were enough shame.

      • snarkk said, on March 21, 2011 at 8:27 pm

        Always with the defensive cover and deflection. Yet again, one of your know it all predictions crashed. So sorry you can’t just admit when you blew it and move on, especially one this EZ. I don’t take much credit for predicting Ford getting optioned. This one was obvious if you paid attention to the facts instead of your bloated ego…

      • twinfan said, on March 21, 2011 at 9:20 pm

        What fucking prediction? I never said he’d go north, the proposition was that he *should*. Your penchant for misrepresenting my posts has become more than annoying- knock it off.

      • snarkk said, on March 21, 2011 at 9:44 pm

        Leave the Eskimos out of this…

    • Rough Trade said, on March 21, 2011 at 6:36 pm

      I always thought Sabean had final say over roster moves and Bochy has say over when and how much they play?

    • xootsuit said, on March 21, 2011 at 6:56 pm

      You predicted a manager would stand pat with the roster that won the championship? Brilliant. Scintillating.

  38. twinfan said, on March 21, 2011 at 6:03 pm

    How bad the decision is depends on who the other OFers are so I’ll wait until that’s resolved. If Belt makes the team, as he should, that also affects their decision.

    • snarkk said, on March 21, 2011 at 8:40 pm

      You’ll wait to do what? Be wrong again?…

  39. twinfan said, on March 21, 2011 at 6:19 pm

    Look, I don’t mind you having a bone, Snarkkles. As one of the few Flap doomers, God knows you’re wrong often enough. Ford is likely to be your first and last “victory”, enjoy it…

  40. TedSpe said, on March 21, 2011 at 6:25 pm

    Okay, something knocked the posts out of whack. Timewise, that is.

  41. zumarust said, on March 21, 2011 at 7:30 pm

    Man, Henry did quite a hatchet job on Tejada over at the Splash. The doomers and trolls over there are creaming their shorts.

    • snarkk said, on March 21, 2011 at 8:50 pm

      At least Schulman said something to raise an eyebrow. A rarity…

  42. Flavor said, on March 21, 2011 at 8:42 pm

    optioning fORD was dumb. He’s more valuable than both Nate and ROwand. But whatever, it’s been done.
    I’m threatening to out-action Blade at the Flap Fantasy League. I’ve got 5 ww claims in (dropping 5 current players I’ve got) as well as 2 trades out there flapping in the wind…….
    Denny, when you’ve got lemons just make lemonade, my man. Everyone knows that.

    • blade3colorado said, on March 21, 2011 at 9:09 pm

      Well, send some trade proposals my way then . . . The Ianetta and other “Wop” in Canuck land we did was small potatoes . . . Bring it on Magnus. I can only say no . . . same with you.

  43. James said, on March 21, 2011 at 9:01 pm

    The Belt/Posey contrast is interesting. As has been pointed out many times, last year the team could have used Posey’s bat from the start. Ostensibly, he needed to work on his skills behind the plate, even though the single most important dimension of a catcher’s defensive game is his throwing. By that measure, Posey was at the very least Bengie’s overall equal on defense at the start of last year (Buster’s minor league CS stats were awesome prior to 2010). This year, as BF hints, Belt is less likely to match Burrell’s productivity than Posey was to surpass Molina’s. I wonder if the hard look they’re taking at Belt is in part driven by a combination of Sabean’s previously stated wish to get stronger from the left side of the plate (even though a revived Sandoval has to relieve that anxiety) and, keeping Burrell’s age in mind, the memory of just how close the race was at the end of last season.

  44. snarkk said, on March 21, 2011 at 9:28 pm

    I mistakenly posted onto the Splash because of this timing stuff here. Some tool named Leisuresoot or something made a dumbass response to BF’s post. You need a shower after posting over there…

  45. TedSpe said, on March 21, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    As for me I think Queen Elizabeth said it best when she said
    FUCK YOU YOU FUCKING MANGY PIECE OF SHIT

    But…that’s just me

  46. Mega Flavor said, on March 21, 2011 at 10:18 pm

    MEGA….

  47. Rough Trade said, on March 21, 2011 at 10:18 pm

    I can understand the desire for more speed on the team. But Ford has never played above AA. I don’t see the problem with giving him some time in Fresno and see how he does.

    I’m sure he believes he can someday be an everyday player or at least, a more complete one. I compared him to Rajai Davis and Torres, neither of whom hit much at 25-26. They can monitor his progress as well as Nate’s or Rowand’s and go from there.

    Some are now arguing that Belt isn’t ‘vital’ to the team now and can benefit from some time in Fresno. Same can be said about Ford.

  48. zumarust said, on March 22, 2011 at 8:47 am

    Yeah, there’s a big gap between “should” and “will” and “would like to see.” I would like to see Belt start the season with the big club, but I’m not necessarily 100% confident that it should be the move, and even less confident that it WILL be the move.
    There’s a part of me that is just competitive about this ROY thing. Atlanta is going to start Freeman from the get-go. It would just be outstanding to see the Giants win two ROYs in a row with POSITION players. That would send an absolute shiver through the NL, with our already dominant pitching.


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