1.19: Hot Stove Interactive (Part 1)
The debut edition of Hot Stove Interactive where we answer your questions regarding the A's and Giants.
Welcome to the interactive horse and -- go the extra inning. Web only show we've got -- -- the San Francisco chronicle on the days and got. And racial and attempt to -- chronicle on the giant. And artillery and -- here at the radio also on the Giants you can do little a little bit going both ways if need be let's get started -- Henry. All of you guys have big Twitter followers and Henry were and hit you first you've got a question. From somebody about the six outfielders. Out -- six outfielders. I reckon something have to give who get dealt and for what after -- truth let him use him Willis. And down through I had an answer for you that I hope -- -- and look that the Giants have six outfielders are not gonna go into the season with six outfielders they're gonna go with five and the question it it may not be who're they going to trade. Sometimes these things are answered by themselves with a guy getting hurt in in spring training so. Maybe there isn't going to be a trade. Obviously I think the Giants would like to trade. Aaron Rowand didn't do a bad contract for a bad contract. Find somebody who's who thinks they can get some value for him for ten years. And then just be done with that -- -- but honestly anymore honestly didn't cheer holt would probably. Be the odd man out he's a guy who really hasn't been in favor ever with the Bruce coaching. On this team and you know they're pretty right handed with Cody Ross is an everyday player -- I don't really think you're missing a lot of me pure old -- they might look Burress situation. For him where he could -- fifth outfielder somewhere else. Important note that -- -- a minor league options that are pretty much and after looking like move on to Susan's Clough sir and I knew this question. Somebody wants to know about the Jersey numbers in the new acquisition security interest that Hideki Matsui is getting 55. Joe's Toronto wants to know what Jersey number actually new acquisitions where I got the numbers the best is that just that many given you five Matsui. It's going to 88 you know of any other -- -- numbers for history. Well Josh Willingham hit the gate and be -- T. Rich Harden enter college number forty when he was with the -- previously and of course Andrew Bailey. It's number forty return will be number eighteen. Which I think with the current golf tournament hasn't been on DL -- Hafner and it. Helen called -- I don't think it -- it is number twelve and I can't grant elsewhere will be in the backfield eighty Acre Josh Chapman and -- think -- ethnic ethnic and -- and. -- -- And it really got it out lefty logic is like that is now let's go to -- of Camby are Marty. Galarraga out there Armando just miss the perfect game the Giants are in the market for that insurance starter that we've talked about. Any chance that somebody's. In the Giants organization it's going to be interest in the -- it. Fixed you know up front office insisted. Galarraga absolutely I think they have to look at I think you covered it really well about the gone before they don't. Don't have any depths. At the farm system to -- any veteran depth last year was Todd Wellemeyer. And we saw what happened there but you have to. To have two or three people because they were fortunate last year not to have any pitchers get hurt than Wellemeyer who went down Galarraga should've had a perfect game but for our good friend Jim Joyce missing the call first base. He's a live arm if they could trade a couple of prospects for him to Detroit he's designated for -- to get ten days. To make the move absolutely. If -- the Giants I would look at it that he's willing to go to Fresno or become -- spring training invite the absolutely I would go after Armando -- interesting didn't just sign him to a contract. Pretty lucrative come out Brad Penny came in and that was the problem because Brad Penny got the three million so it to Galarraga spot now Galarraga out. But -- -- Galarraga that's the perfect I'd like three like him. Brett just to have that Fresno they have done it for years it's a successful way to do it the Jets can't go you know that kind of gone. Jessica and the ups and that is in that regard -- have a lot of insurance in terms of their starting rotation a bunch of guys candidates for the five spot now let's go back to Henry another giant question. Brendan Bell whose name that fans talking about in terms of the giants' prospects I'll go to -- Want to know what the possibility of having Brendan -- opened up the season at either left fielder or first baseman role similar to Aubrey Huff. I think the Giants would like to do with they'll what they did with -- last year and -- would out of the minors that AAA for a couple months just to kind of gets gets in AAA at bats more Tripoli at bats under his belt no pun intended. I have to watch that I'm really gonna have your I got it done. Intent Hendry you're very funny that -- the but but like you don't like it like a step on the on the job until program and I mean a lot of that's gonna depend on what happens with the Rose and -- at all I really think that if if worst comes to worse. And they just don't feel they don't have enough offense at the start of the season they might just throw him out there -- based -- that the Giants. Brian -- instead at the end of last season that they put too much pressure on -- at all they don't wanna put that same kind of pressure imposing we're talking a mob and and all that they've been talking built up like he's in their rookie of the year and a little. -- like this why they're doing that they don't wanna put pressure on these young guys but they really can't put everybody I talked to this spring I mean I talk to a former giant. You know Buddhist chanting about something and nothing to do what this means that by the -- I -- -- -- adult. Take some action in in the fall league and this guy as a great swing will spark that his swing is better than -- was so. I think there's a very fair chance especially at. It's almost an quality hitting and marked the roses isn't ready that you might see it if if those guys are ready I think he's you don't minors until July that there's. There Buster Posey and no no not -- -- A particular Cuba. -- -- now it arbitration topic obviously dominated the headlines today and at times making is making these days now just one player. Still eligible for arbitration by surprise at all that Josh Willingham was not offered -- you're -- and we touchdown that hot stove topic. Did get a clear relating to that that came from Oakland a's 016 question for the joining award on a multi year deal for Willingham if they'd been previously. Expressed interest what do you know about that's his opponent. 016. -- that camp that good not not up until I'm not a zero pitch count but that. I think that they will do something at some point and I think they'll probably. Start acting in arraignment and hearing that they -- hoping that they can get the ball rolling and I wouldn't be surprised if -- and I'm in the first half especially if things are going. Multi year deal is probably -- -- -- very nice player you know few million here and -- Canada they obviously like him because the deal. Dan Hughes -- and arrogant. I spoke to the day that he be treated form and he sounded like ridiculously. A lot of guys that don't get excited when they're here they're -- days why is he still got to take nothing away from the guys like what they've done -- -- Offseason but you just don't hear that kind of. Excitement hanging out and it's so it's really can't figure because they've had such trouble getting big free agent and -- -- it and they had that train for a few back and how one of them. The totally cats that kind of does really I think it in Athens and differently and that at an optional. Yeah. Yeah I've heard great things about him he's gonna add some energy some into the enthusiasm to the clubhouse no doubt.