Chris Stewart or Eli Whiteside will make the club based on their ability to call a game, catch and throw... but both will get a chance to take hacks for the Giants on Sunday when Stewart catches Zito and Whiteside checks in at DH.
No, Joaquin Arias wasn't projected to make the Giants, but on a pitching-and-defense team, his work with the leather is stating a serious case for a 40-man roster spot.
Hector Sanchez, who hit a home run and a double Saturday to raise his spring slugging percentage to .935, was a long shot to crack the Giants' roster, but is forcing manager Bruce Bochy to reconsider.
With the emergence of Emmanuel Burriss this spring, the Giants are exploring what their surplus of infielders could bring in the trade market, a source confirmed to Giants Insider Andrew Baggarly.
Bruce Bochy wants to see Aubrey Huff and Brett Pill get reps in left field this spring in order to gauge how they would be able to handle the position during the season. Unfortunately, the defensive tests haven't come often.
Nate Schierholtz's defense has never been questioned, but as he continues to struggle at the plate this spring, manager Bruce Bochy said after Friday's game that his starting job is not guaranteed.
For the first time since the May 25 collision that wrecked his ankle, Buster Posey stood ready to receive a throw with a runner bearing down on him. He didn't record the out, but was happy with how he positioned himself.
Giants manager Bruce Bochy acknowledged Friday that the organization is leaning toward putting both Ryan Vogelsong and Freddy Sanchez on the disabled list to start the season.
Ryan Vogelsong seemed miffed after his brief outing Friday. The Giants are being extra cautious with the right hander, and it could affect his season.
Today's announcement that Joe Torre is returning as MLB's vice president of on-field operations does not bode well for Bruce Bochy and his quest to change the rules regarding home plate collisions.
The Giants didnt have a hit into the seventh inning Thursday night, and you couldnt blame 56-year-old manager if he felt like picking up a bat. Forty-nine year old Jamie Moyer retired all 12 batters he faced.
For all his prodigious batting practice early in camp, Pablo Sandoval hasnt been swatting everything in sight during games. Bruce Bochy has a theory as to why.
Its going from likely to obvious that Freddy Sanchez will start the season on the disabled list. And at least for the moment, the rest of the Giants middle infield is in pretty bad shape, too.
Brian Wilson needed just 15 pitches to record three outs against Angels minor-league hitters. The Giants wanted Wilson to get more work in so they asked the Angels for a favor.