Buster Posey and Bill Neukom on the radio 2/26/09

Buster Posey thinks the Giants pitching staff is nasty. He’s a soft spoken kid. Buster said one game at Florida State he played all 9 positions. He said the most uncomfortable position he played was first base. He said just seeing the ball come off that bat at that angle was weird. Posey has hit with
 
BusterPoseyspring.jpgwood in summer leagues before now. The speed of the game is a lot faster. Base runners are faster. He doesn’t know what the Giants have in mind for him this season. He’s just going to control what he can when he’s on the field.
 
Bill Neukom was impressed with Ishikawa’s power surge in yesterday’s game. He said that ball would have went out of any big league park. The Giants are pushing to have a lot of homegrown talent. Bringing someone in here and there with a trade is fine, but they want guys to come up through there system.
 
Neukom said Manny isn’t a perfect fit for the Giants right now. He loves his bat but said the Giants have a huge outfield and need someone who’s a good defender in left field to save runs. He said that doesn’t mean were closing the door on Manny. He was just comparing Bonds when the Giants first signed him to Manny Ramirez now. He was saying Bonds was a 5 tool player. He could do everything. Manny at this point in his career is just a hitter.
 
Giants face the Dodgers today in Cactus League play. Matt Cain is going to take the hill. Let’s see what other Giants step up today.
 
UPDATE – Tim Lincecum and Giants agree on a 1 year $650,000 contract. Lincecum will be elligable for arbitration next year.
 
~King of Cali

6 comments

  1. kingofcali

    Matt Cain actually is a very good pitcher and that’s why the Giants don’t want to trade him. He has pitched a ton of games where he gives up 1 or 2 runs and the Giants don’t give him any run support. Even had a lot of games that he left with the lead but the bullpen would blow it. Ask any Giants fan that follows them. They will tell you he’s good but just has been really unlucky.

    ~King of Cali
    http://kingofcali.mlblogs.com/

  2. joefromnewhampshire

    King, that was a joke. 🙂 That is why I put the smiley. Cain is a very good pitcher, and should get even better. It was me taking a shot at “win/loss” record really. You guys have one of the best pitchers in the game, and another that is right there on the verge.

    http://statisticianmagician.mlblogs.com/

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