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!!!
Tomko Interview on KNBR
Don't remember most of the interview (as I was working :^) but the key quote there was his discussion of Mike Matheny since Tomko was with Matheny on the 2003 Cards team. He feels that Matheny and Ausmus are the top two catchers in knowing the hitters tendencies in the NL. That is very important for our staff over the next three seasons of Matheny catching for us because our staff will be populated with young pitchers who don't know the hitters, like Jerome Williams, Noah Lowry, Brad Henessey, David Aardsma, Kevin Correia, Matt Cain, Merkin Valdez and perhaps Pat Misch, Jack Tauscher, Chris Begg, Billy Sadler, Brion Treadway, Scott Munter, Joe Bateman, James Garcia, Brian Burres, Ben Thurmond, Sean "Spider" Martin, Michael Kunes, and Craig Whitaker.
That's something he can impart to Yorvit Torrealba over the next three seasons and prepare him to be a top defensive catcher, which he already is, who can also help the pitchers with batters across the league. Or if not him, then the future catcher residing in our farm system (hopefully).
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.