2.18: Giants spring training -- Andrew Baggarly
We're now joined by our new Giants insider had to back really from Scottsdale. So bags -- throw this match you we've got some walking wounded war coming back to the Giants who got Buster Posey Freddy Sanchez Brian Wilson was the plan to. Get their sea legs back under them as spring training gets started. Well Bruce -- she gave us a few details about that at tomorrow's the first day that pitchers like -- throw to catcher and bullpen situations. Buster Posey is on the list to catch normally catcher would catch two bull pens each day. Pitchers go every other day and in this case -- gonna catch tomorrow but but probably not the day after Bristol which is really gonna try to ease him into this. I he won't rule out Posey playing in the first exhibition game. But Posey -- won't play today after that it's it's all about how his ankle is gonna recover. What kind of stamina it's going to have in terms of Freddy Sanchez he's gonna continue goes baseball work but. He's probably only a DH for the first week in games before he can really get into playing second base and Brian Wilson he is going to be on the list to throw with the other pitchers he's in the second group. So he'll throw on Monday. But he probably won't face hitters until about a week or two behind the other pitchers in and probably won't make his cactus league debut until they're at least a week into games. -- is when I think about. What the most difficult -- this -- -- terms of playing time it will be for -- votes yet think about first base and think about the other tend to be up a lot of players those positions. What do you think how do you see those the competition is playing out. Well I think a lot is up to Brandon belt now he plays in and Aubrey Huff and how he looks and I wrote a little bit about that on the web site about Brendan Dole's mindset he knows that he's got to come in and in win a job in turn heads. Because -- this is a front office that does believe he can be a front line player in the big leagues for a long time. But they also know he wasn't ready last year and done a lot of it goes and how the roster gets composed. Let's say for example Buster Posey shows that he really can't catch more than a hundred games. Maybe they need to carry a third catcher and that means someone else has to be trimmed from the roster. And Brandon -- has minor league options so. Whenever you have options you can always get caught up in that team and I think Brandon knows that a lot of -- it's out of his hands but the best thing you can do is go out and and have a good spring and so he's a guy. Who's gonna be real focal point I think these next six weeks. Oh you can read at -- Bagley all spring training long on CSN Bay Area dot com backs thanks for the time. Thank you.
Giants Insider Andrew Baggarly talks about Bruce Bochy's plan for playing Buster Posey and Freddy Sanchez.