Originally posted by HardEdge:
I just saw the announcement that Bochy and Sabean have been extended through 2016. A job well done gets rewarded, so congratulations to both.
Just saw this as well.
Yep, just tuned in and saw this. Good to hear IMOTBPH
These guys really seem to have a great deal of respect for each other, and their styles also compliment each other. During the press conference, Bochy talked about how fiery Sabean is, and he recounted Sabean coming into the locker room in 2010 to call out the pitchers when they weren't performing. Sabean called Bochy a tough SOB who doesn't come across that way.
I'm glad these two are around for the next four years. The continuity I think will lead to continued success.
Led NL in RBIs on the second worst NL team last year? Plus plays 3rd which has become very weak lately... Zim long Sandoval wright aroid freese all are injury prone and not the same. Only longoria and Pablo I have faith in forward to be the same. IMO.
Originally posted by Niners99:
Its not "nay-saying" when youre being realistic. Belt has 30 HR power in a more offensive friendly home park.
I love Brandon Belt and his potential. Ive been fighting against Belt critics since he was first called up. Im not the guy people should be calling a Belt "nay-sayer".
You have to look at the history of left handed hitters at AT&T (that excludes Barry Bonds for obvious reasons). In 2000 J.T. Snow established a record that stood for a long time with 10 left handed HR at Pac Bell/SBC/AT&T, whatever you want to call it. Then in 2010 Aubrey Huff broke the record by hitting 12 lefty HR at home.
If Belt is going to hit 30 HR this year, hes going to have to be a MONSTER on the road. Even if he ties the home record at 12, hed need another 18 HR on the road to get to 30. Considering he still hasnt found a consistent power stroke, a 30 HR season is highly unlikely.
Id love for nothing more than Belt to hit 30 HR this year, hes on my fantasy team for $1. Im just not going to be upset when he ends the season at around 15. I think anything from 15-20 would be considered a huge step forward for him this year in the power department.
I don't think a 33 year-old Huff is the power potential equivalent to the current Brandon Belt. Granted, Huff had an excellent year at 33 and I would be stoked for Belt to have that kind of success. However, I don't put a cap on how many HRs Belt will hit this year just because Huff at 33 hit 12 and Snow at whatever age hit 10. Belt has much more potential than either player and has shown it this spring. Lots of players don't carry their spring heat into the season, but if he does, I don't see why it's a stretch to see him reach into his potential and swat 30 HRs. This is far from unrealistic.
The Giants and superstar catcher Buster Posey are in serious discussions about a long-term deal, CBSSports.com has learned.
The details haven't been learned yet, but Posey and the Giants have been discussing a long deal, as reported here earlier this week. It is believed he had been seeking a deal to make him a Giant for life.
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