2.23: 1-on-1 with Gio Gonzalez
Gonzalez joins Henry Wofford on Chronicle Live.
Young left handed them a game -- Hayes iron and Julio Gonzales was. Fifteen and nine labs they even 25 year old threw 200 innings and led the team what a 171. Strikeout. Welcome back to got a lot -- I'm back out to -- an -- -- -- day's starting pitcher Gio Gonzales he's looking pretty sharp right now -- -- -- -- out more arm. Hey I -- You had an end soon spring training missed a fresh start for you and the days. What are your individual and team goals this season. Well we looked sharp this year we gotta we picked up a couple of guys and our spring training and and three pretty exciting we're where we're ready curia play. And my individual goes just took up trying to keep public does Braden Cahill and Brett Anderson mean. Got about within about a rotation I don't mind I get to follow. A good leader. -- tell you that tension was incredible last year you guys had the lowest ERA. For pitching staffs in the American League and what does Billy Beane knew they go out there -- grabs to fourteen guy like Brian Fuentes. And Graham -- fourth. You're more of course now I mean what are you gonna do you don't -- didn't yank down the sixth inning. You know but hey you know sometimes you -- -- the trouble the other these guys go out there and take go clean up to match. Come on behalf of my A game every start but you know definitely these guys are huge difficult for us and I'm not only that we've been little -- in a couple of good hitters do so. You know why not bring these guys along and try to try to continue on us some good good streak. I'm glad you brought up the hitters because with -- guys like -- silly Willingham did has Susan what have you seen out those guys so far in spring training that makes you think yes we're going to be able to -- More runs on the board. This year. Well lol well now -- got a guy must eat nails from practice guys among the couch. You know all of Matsu were excited to have him here man he brings a great president blocker he's very nice very polite we're all excited -- him enough. I we were pretty I don't when he first stepped in the door you know I just so that we have a great chance this year we're trying to. You know continue what we Q will we started last year we. Haven't you guys on -- rare you guys do a great job played very hard second place last season you have a distant media following out there but with -- so. Only on the team and -- following is gonna be even bigger. Well let me something light a fire underneath you guys know so many people are reported on every move you make. Oh I thought from the -- got to get a nice sharp haircut every start and I'll get a little you guys know. The camera is going to be out muscle showed up on. But I know I'd definitely exciting he he brings like I -- -- great presidents -- caught up in all the media here. We're all excited we never had on like this before and hopefully it's that it does lead to something good. I forgot to ask you last year when Dennis Doyle -- Dave is doing America hating everything you -- a personal harbor. Got hair now let me in touch at all. Amanda immune not a cut and I hit -- home for all of -- highly of Florida haircut I definitely definitely would like to cut my hair look at. If you can't work within you know I'm sorry I don't think we get greeted make this work. I usually use -- butter nicely I wanna stay away from a man I don't wanna catch and marijuana but I could key. Nomar will put a hot car on the behavior on here and l.'s great eight let. But if -- attitude as far as taken on the Angels and the Rangers. Whereas the team to -- we know the Rangers -- it all into the World Series but who's the team to -- in the AL west this year. You know what. Texas picked up a couple of good hitters do you know but. Saw -- Anaheim and I picked up Vernon Wells so we got a couple people on the list that we got -- you know look out for an end and just that's going to be a great year you know these guys can look excited that Sharpe you know not only Prosser put every organizations out there. Try to win it you know Giants did their job last year and now it's our turn. Try to contribute something out of it in the Bay Area. I haven't seen inform myself yet but here you got got some new uniforms tell me a little bit about those new go to uniforms. And does make your ring hi I'm glad I don't expect athletic and Bryant -- You know we mean a player of the -- on either starter our good glow in the dark -- you better look out like bungled leaves us open head I can stunned out there we're gonna yell. -- a computer that there was I guess they're going to be buzzing around. -- still I don't wanna put on the spot when it comes. Then number five spot every once and who's going to be the guy who had several reporters down there -- that outlet he looks Incredibles so far include your catcher Kearns is. Do you think that. Do you get the same -- that he may mean the man to beat for that fifth spot. I'll definitely -- stronger he looks bigger you are ready he looked like the man to beat. I mean we're not call it all down on how mean there's a couple of guys out there still. So doing the same thing computing going up their butt out indefinitely look at -- front runner and in my opinion and he looks like a strong Pitt forward he looks like you're ready to go yet experience. You know you can also take away from Bobby Cramer had a great -- last year is great article season for him you know anyone out there it's another great games and then you've got around. McCarthy who's also big pickup for us who's going out there and you know of retarded stays healthy we we got you know I'll definitely good variety guys they're gonna go up and pitch. You know we're just excited we're all excited we're already to go out there and see what these guys got in off and not only it all down on one person but you know how -- looks phenomenal this year. I'm from Stockton California so I -- shows stock in the glove and ask him Belmont main man Dallas Braden what they've been out here out there. Mr. cure all night and -- anything at all about this. In all Dallas does the real deal but they go out there enough he entertained us like there's no other. You know not only a mentor but definitely our stand up comedian got a guy who god keeps this team on. On very loose. You know like a bottom -- -- -- I don't want every -- you're at it very well. And everyone -- in the clubhouse Thursday near the pretty Lloyd -- big body got all the ladies don't want to phone number and everything. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Hey hey I'm I'm trying to take over. Yeah there's lower I have visited it felt like -- that it. -- -- -- great guys they just don't -- -- stubborn like chronicle live minute by nearly got a good barber I'll let you know okay. I'll definitely I'll be keeping you informed that's that's -- -- -- you don't. Yeah thank you.