Friday, April 03, 2009

From flatlined to, well, barely breathing

Lesson 1: Conditioning

But at least the Giants are breathing now, and that means so much to my daily life. 

And I still think Brian Sabean should be fired.

With the introductions out of the way, welcome back to The Lunatic Fringe at Let's get started.

I'm loving this team right now and the reason is simple: Homegrown talent. 

Baseball Jesus Lincecum, Matt Cain, Dirty Sanchez, Joey Martinez, Merkin Valdez, Alex Hinshaw, Sergio Romo, Brian Wilson on the pitching staff. Freddy Lewis, Kung Fu Panda Sandoval, Travis Ishikawa, Manny Burriss, Nate Schierholtz, Eugenio Velez, Steve Holm (maybe) on offense/defense. Combined, this group forms the best collection of homegrown talent since the 1993 team that ran out Williams, Clark, Thompson, Clayton, Burkett, et. al. It also just happens to be what Giants fans have been clamoring for for several years. One gets the feeling that Brian Sabean took this route reluctantly (ahem, Zito. ahem, Rowand), but who cares at this point (other than this blog's web address).

That's the preface, and what this blog will focus on when it comes to the big league club. We (meaning, namely, me) will also focus on the minor league system, as the Giants finally have a farm system that does more than just sell its' products at a farmers market.

One man's rundown of the 25 man roster coming this weekend

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