Biased not for the Giants but for reality and facts. I want to understand exactly where the Giants stand, good or bad, so that my expectations are set correctly. These are just my opinions; I just want to share my love for the Giants and hopefully learn something back from others. Plus most of all have some fun talking with other Giants fans. Go Giants!!!
Minor League deals
Forgot to note a dozen minor league signings from Dec. 14th. The biggest signing was Jeff Fassero, 41, LHP, who has pitched 14 years, for Alou from 92-96. Others include pitchers Armando Almanza, Brian Cooper, Matt Kinney, Jeremy Fikac, Brandon Puffer, and Brandon Villafuerte, catcher Yamid Haad, infielders Julio Cordido and Donaldo Mendez, and outfielders Doug Clark and Julio Ramirez. Julio Cordido and Doug Clark played in the minors for SF last season, Brian Cooper played for SF in 2004 but I think he was elsewhere for 2005. I was surprised by Villafuerte, I thought he had done well for the Padres (and he did, his stats looked good from his time with them, but he was bad with D-Backs...). Only he and Fassero look promisingly to make the bullpen, but they'll be battling Franklin and probably Foppert, Hennessey, and Correia for the two bullpen spots open.
Wow, this was easy and amazingly free. I am a big Giants fan and I hope to use my experience in business (MBA) and analytics (nearly 25 years) to bring up interesting facts to other Giants fans so that we may better understand the team's chances for success (or not) and hopefully share their insights with me. Please read my "OGC's Business Plan" link to better understand what my philosophy is for building a successful MLB team.
I want to teach and share my love of baseball and, in particular, my love for the San Francisco Giants. I will believe to my dying days that Bobby Bonds should be in Baseball’s Hall of Fame for being one of the few to bring the combination of power and speed to the game.
Why a blog? I love technology and society and just wanted to participate in this trend to see what it felt like. Plus I have a lot of questions I would like answered about the Giants and since I don't see anyone else tackling them, I've taken it upon myself to do it. Not that I'm that special, but just that I'm willing to put in the time to investigate them.