6.21: Urban on Bullpen Additions
Mychael Urban explains why the Giants should be looking to beef up their bullpen as the MLB trade deadline approaches.
When Bruce -- you walks out of the giants' dugout looks towards the bullpen and taps one of his arms left or right. He really doesn't know what he's getting right now and less he's tapping. For Brian Wilson Brian Wilson's done his job nineteen out of 21 save opportunities he's converted but last year Jeremy Affeldt was a given. He was the one guy maybe even more so than Wilson the Bruce poaching could count on last year now we can't count on Jeremy and I thought you saw that Sunday's victory. Against the Blue Jays which was way closer than anybody would ever have a right to expected to have -- But when I felt isn't getting the job done you like to have somebody step into that role. So far Bruce boat she doesn't have anybody that can step into the role would regularity. You know my motives -- good picture don't get me wrong so Sergio Romo. Jeremy after -- he's a good pictured their roles for these guys on this team. But right now they have undefined roles and that's part of the problem when you look at first place. In the National League west it's the San Diego Padres what's the strength of that team. Bullpen roles that's the only place when the Giants are not as good as the Padres the Giants have a better rotation. They have a better offense their bullpen has as much talent as the as the Padres. But they're just not as set in their roles and I think is the trade deadline comes up. Bryant's AB in all of this talent evaluate your. Need to go out and take a look at what's gonna be available on the market in five or six weeks you have some time you have a month and ten days. Before the trade deadline -- getting hot hitter getting a slugger that's sexy. Getting a starting pitcher at the rotation that section of the Giants don't need that they don't need sexy. They need granny panties that's what -- middle reliever represented go out to Sears and Roebuck go out to JC penny -- yourself some granny panties. Get yourself some literally burst that fit into that bullpen. Get the -- clearly defined. You're gonna run away with the National League west.