Posted on: February 19, 2008 1:17 pm
 

The Giants

The Giants are going to need at least two young everyday players to step it up this year.  I hope it can be at First and Second.  They have two kids there with great potential. Ortmeier has decent power but is learning first base. Snow will be able to help him defensivly but the Giants need a third or fifth hole hitter to be able to drive in some runs.  Fransden has shown some promise but has not been able to follow through with it.  He is a slightly above average fielder and a below average hitter.  The Giants need him to blossom and be able to fill the sixth or seventh hole with some consistent fielding and hitting. The Giants need these things to be able to keep there young starters from over pitching.  The Giants strength will be there starters and if they have some confidence in some run support that will make them so much better.
Category: MLB
Posted on: February 15, 2008 1:16 am
 

Things I have observed.

Alright first things I have observed.

When players in College get suspended for team rules violations, it hurts the whole team and sometimes a lot.  SDSU having to suspend Spain took them out of a decent shot at the NCAA BB tournament. I feel for those kids.
Having said that I hope they realize that the experiences they gain from College and Sports will last them a lifetime.

Next. I really don't like all the grandstanding by Congress in Baseball, but I like it in the NFL. They have been playing favorites for years, but have been pretending not too.  Goodell started out like he was ano nonsense guy, suspending multiple players, with just cause.  But not holding franchises and coaches to the same standard is wrong.  Belichek should be fined for walking off the field early during the Super Bowl. That is a horrible example to set and a terrible precedent. I don't care if doesn't shake an opposing coaches hand but at least respect the game. Also the "Spy Gate" debacle needs to end quickly with Belichek being suspended for at least two games and the Patriots losing some more draft picks, being fined and or their cap being lowered.  Goodell needs to be consistent across the board. 

Selig has done a horrible job with baseball and needs to step down, but he was consistently bad with everyone. He didn't go after anyone, but as funny as it sounds he didn't play favorites.  So Congress get out and stay out for at least another year and let baseball take care of itself. Then if they can't, make them. 

Well Thanks for reading , if anyone does and let me know what you think.

MPO

 
 
 
 
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