View Full Version : Giants Are Running Away With It
04-20-2003, 11:05 AM
--So far that is. Living in Oaktown, I get to see this team a lot. They're shocking & awing me with their prowess. I never expected the offense to click as well as it has. The pitching is extraordinary, with Moss, Ainsworth, and Schmidt leading the way.
Ainsworth has 3 wins already, making Baseball Prospectus' folks feel proud. They predicted he'd be one of the top 10 prospects, and right now it's looking like they undervalued him.
Cruz and Snow are both hitting way over their heads, though. Cruz is batting 53 points over his career BA, and Snow is + .121. I look for this team to come back to earth by May, but by then the rest of the division is likely to be so far behind they can only vaguely make out the Giants off in the distance.
04-20-2003, 12:17 PM
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Snow and Cruz may be hitting way over their heads, but Alfonoso isn't hitting. If he gets hot, watch out. The Giants seem to have all the breaks going for them this week. The Astros handed them two wins on a platter. One game they won when Astro pitching decided not to throw strikes and walked in several runs. The only big hit that scored a run was a solo shot by Barry. In the other game the Astros made FOUR errors that all directly lead to runs. When things like this happen you know you're hot.
My worries are in the pitching department. The bullpen has been getting alot of work so far. I just hope they can keep it together. Three of the five are starters are young. I hope they don't run out of gas late in the year.
I expect things to even out at some point. They can't play at this torid a pace all year, but I'm enjoying it now.
04-20-2003, 01:53 PM
And they were supposed to be worse without Kent and Dusty.
Sabean's looking like an evil genius now. And quite frankly, I'm happy to see Felipe Alou doing well...
04-20-2003, 01:59 PM
Ditto and Amen to LGO's comments. I am always happy to see the Giants and Felipe Alou do well.
04-20-2003, 09:05 PM
The Giants overall appear to be a better club than last year. Whether they can get the breaks, and at what level Bonds can perform, will determine their ultimate performance.
04-20-2003, 10:03 PM
And, according to their current RPI rating - -
.615 tops in the bigs, their greatness is the real deal.
04-21-2003, 11:05 AM
What's the prognosis on Robb Nen? He just had arthroscopic surgery, IIRC. How long is he likely to be out of action?
I'd bet he's out until July or August, but I'm certainly no Dr. Quincy.
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