Guillermo Mota might not be the first to show up at Giants' camp every morning, but Insider Andrew Baggarly explains what makes the 13-year veteran a fine example for the Giants' young arms.
Tim Lincecum had a busy Thursday. He assessed his bullpen session and declared himself ready for to pitch in the spring opener -- and then he tweeted.
Buster Posey probably won't make his debut until next week, according Bruce Bochy. "He's real close. If we wanted to force the issue, we could."Video: Buster Posey updates his rehab process
While Freddy Sanchez says there is still plenty of time for him to get his shoulder prepared for opening day, Bruce Bochy isn't quite as patient.Rewind: Arm a concern, but Sanchez confident for opening day
One thing is for sure: Tim Lincecum will be the Giants' opening-day starter. However, with Ryan Vogelsong behind schedule, Bumgarner, the youngest pitcher on the team, may be thrust into the No.2 spot.
Giants reliever Clay Hensley was in the Marlins dugout the night Scott Cousins collided at home plate with Buster Posey. It was tough to watch."
The Giants consider Brett Pill a part of the mix at first base with Aubrey Huff and Brandon Belt, but don't be surprised to see him elsewhere.More: No U-turns for Schierholtz Zito out to shatter expectations
Nate Schierholtz spent a little less time in the cage and a little more time with parachutes and sleds this offseason. The end result should be a quicker Schierholtz that won't be as shy on the basepaths.
Sporting a refined delivery, specifically from the stretch, Barry Zito took the mound Tuesday in Scottsdale for intrasquad batting practice and looked sharp against the likes of Pablo Sandoval and Melky Cabrera.
Buster Posey isnt certain when his on-again, off-again schedule will ramp up into everyday baseball work. But he knows that one major test for his reconstructed left ankle is rapidly approaching.
Tim Lincecum appears to have pushed past his mild back stiffness that slowed him earlier in camp, and although his fastballs were up in the zone Monday, he was in good spirits after facing live hitters.
After another promising bullpen session Monday morning, Wilson sure sounded like his old, confident and quirky self while meeting with reporters. He asserts he will be ready to go when the games count for real.
After emerging in 2009 with a 1.04 ERA, Dan Runzler has struggled with his command. Working with Dave Righetti on his mechanics over the offseason may lead to a bigger role for the 26-year-old lefty.
Even though he hasn't played Major League Baseball since Game 5 of the 2010 World Series, Bengie Molina had yet to make his retirement official. A surprise party, attended by numerous Giant teammates, did just that.
Despite scary moments for Matt Cain and Pablo Sandoval, everyone could laugh about the most full-contact batting practice anyone could remember.More: Cain, Sandoval receive scares