7.19: Giants VP of Baseball Operations Bobby Evans on Brandon Belt
Bobby Evans joins Mychael Urban to talk about Brandon Belt being recalled to the big club, and that his wrist injury hindered his development.
And belt was brought up looking forward to talking to today Bobby because. Somebody told me that -- you -- doing a radio hit with can be our last week you -- ideally Brandon belt would stay down in triple -- until September did in fact you say that and if you did while this and this yet in the big. Well yeah I did say that in fact that is the ideal -- development plan unfortunately. -- development sometimes it takes a backseat to do what's best for your Major League club in the in the immediate. Moment right present need and that's really what's happening with Brandon belt just there's an opportunity where we can get. Some needed help up the tension and some some spot starts for him. Here in there at first base and you know quite frankly it's not necessarily. Ideal either necessarily but you know it's brand is gonna make sure he'd he'd make the most of it and hopefully it helps the league club -- current circumstance. No -- with a guy Brandon was just in the Pacific coast player young award down there. He sitting close at 350 he's hitting for power I spoke to a couple of days ago -- -- the wrist is no longer. An issue what specifically do you think was preventing him from maximizing his potential at the big league level that he's kind of lets see he's close to hole in his swing. Down at Tripoli what do you wanna see from him that prompted you bringing them up having seen. Well it's not so much to me obviously having some success there -- is great. You know the ideal scenario would have been that He never got her in and and had in with the injury. Yeah obviously needed more at bats. You know to be active again. The Major League level but the present circumstance to the time and should immediately where the roster was at. There's the ability M option and give him more at bats in and keep the flow. Here at the big league level in fact during his option he's been a couple of days you know as they during the breaks or He wouldn't miss. Three days with with the all star break. The truth is that. Not anything is significantly change there's an opportunity where we need some help here and and Brandon against in the call it's again it it's -- -- it's gonna help our Major League club. The day and you know things can change any time that this is an immediate. Present opportunity. To help us. -- nobody obviously you're involved more with the front office imaginations and what goes on the field but I know -- part of these conversations is branding gonna see time at first base in the outfielder do you see him getting more time -- -- -- -- -- rather. I think I'd be more time at first base when would have needs a blow. But you know again. You know. Poverty his. This man first so much this season without you know in this series much time -- He had last year with the the benefit of the Travis Ishikawa coming in that. The spell -- so Brandon get a chance to spell him here and there and you know I can't say as -- whether you get some outfield opportunity or not we've got. A little bit of depth there and get obviously nature -- China on a role also. Elect -- yet it does mean that's something that vote shall bow to evaluated day.