2:18: Raising Arizona -- Giants and A's report to Spring Training.
Jaymee Sire reports from Scottsdale and Kate Longworth reports from Phoenix.
Today it was a day pitchers and catchers were required to report but I hit a position players also showed up -- to get a job. On the season that's got to be very good sign. A very good sign Dave I think it was a very long off season for -- these guys and they're eager to get back out here and get off on the right foot. As the pitchers and catchers like the first day of school there coming in taking their physicals -- acquainting themselves to some of their teammates. And really just waiting for that first big day on Sunday. Definitely definitely smiles around ten fans already Lleyton I mean it smells like based -- feels like. Now once I get in there it's going to be based also decided. Yeah I mean you know past couple weeks removed from the field seeing everybody down here and get ready for. Tomorrow we'll it's the it's nice to get everybody into. But it -- filly and different feeling from last spring training. He was coming off its first World Series championship in San Francisco history their -- -- really excited about getting on you know we just don't have as many camera crews around but that's. You know that's our own fault we. Knowing we've got to play better to be able to have that this is that is what we look for this is this is the number one job and I've always wanted to do so. In another we have an extra month off I think everybody is -- 180 here and get -- again. And I think -- a little bit more mellow mood and here this year. Obviously we're at all of the targets on their back I don't think we're gonna approach it that way you know it takes things seriously and professionally and Estrada. Uses those. This stepping stone whatever it was. All -- beyond Buster Posey Sunday as he is scheduled to catch a couple of bull -- I talked to Tim Lincecum. On Saturday who told me he's been here for about. A week and a half anything he's actually thrown to buster a couple of times told me the -- your looks ready conceded died he wants to be out there. And we will hear from buster coming up on Sunday now meanwhile the a's pitchers and catchers also reported on Saturday. And for more -- that we toss it over to Kate longworth. As your parents -- -- -- story on the tour name tags on the front you know but you know you let someone know your name you know hitter pitching all right navigate. They knew us -- got their first look at the 2012 season it's tough because you invest a lot of emotion you invest a lot of time with your teammates you spend more time with these guys and do your own -- reflection sometimes you get a new -- fresh faces a new problem personalities that we're gonna learn a new crop of ability that's gonna be out there performing. You gotta have high expectations you're never going to be there are better than expectations so we sort got a -- in. Going there and you know work everyday in trying to be as is again. Other position players are required to report to Arizona until next Friday the majority of these -- has already set up camp in the desert for Bob Melvin its first spring training with the club -- You know competing for jobs that are being -- And we got a younger group heralded the different mix than we did last year in. You know I think everybody seizes. The opportunity to go out there in short they have to offer. Think everyone's Ohio alert to -- -- I think guys to get by design. I think they were. You don't wanna help keep the fan base enthusiastic. For one but it just kind of get the best hitters in a person in this -- you -- do that you just to be competitive. -- I -- an -- you know to. Get out of batting cage and it and we're gonna get in there are certain things involved. So. And I'm not I'm excited to good start our journey here. The a's rotation will be determined this spring with Dallas Brady and hoping to make every turn by mid April or early may. Brady will throw -- bullpen session of about 35 pitches on Monday. Meanwhile Bob Melvin says Brett Anderson is progressing along beautifully after Tommy John surgery last year Anderson set up twenty pounds lighter this brain. At Phoenix Municipal Stadium I'm Kate longworth Comcast sports net.