Baggs on opening-day starter: 'It has to be Matt Cain'
Schwartz at -- raising Arizona presented by Atlantis casino resort Sampras talks baseball let's go back down Arizona are Giants insider CSN Bay Area dot com is Andrew Bagley and Andrew I -- -- -- one Giants have a lot of great young arms but who do you think gets the call on opening day for the defending world champions. Well how about the only guy is sort of perfect game in Giants history and was on the mound for all three of their clinching post season victories at that he has to be Matt Cain. Bruce coach he's he's got a good idea who it's going to be needs to. Talked to the starting pitcher talk -- game and then he'll be able to tell everybody who is going to be but. Matt Cain is the guy who's the leader for this rotation. They threw the most innings by Giants pitchers try to glue it back in the seventies all told -- post season innings combined his regular season. And he's a guy who's here for the long haul so MacKey is expected to be the guy take the mound at Dodgers stadium is the Giants begin to defend. There World Series title. This is a different spring training with a World Baseball Classic going on this year and the Giants settled awful lot of representation in a game but is there one guy for now who might be second guessing what he's going to do for the WBZ. Yeah as you mentioned ten Giants on WBZ rosters they are provisional rosters are provisional for a reason. Javier Lopez's going to represent Puerto Rico he did it. In 2009 and six. Has had the experience once before it was really cool he'd love to do it again but. He is saying that you know he will back out if he doesn't feel like he's ready in a couple of weeks. As you know relievers do ramp up they have set timetable they go by in spring training he gets back to back days toward the end. You can count on regular appearances every other day during the spring can't really do that the WBZ because you do have to be. Use when you're called upon as the games warrant. And Lopez says -- -- a couple weeks whether he'll feel he's ready or not but he could pull himself out his first priority is to be ready for the season and that securities giant. One fund named -- Giants uniform Andris Torres he's also going to be part of the World Baseball Classic and Giants fans are happy to have him back. But couldn't get open up some innings for guys in spring training. Yeah absolutely and if there's any real news today it was Torres saying that the Dodgers were one of the teams have pursued him in the off season. And also saying he's going to the World Baseball Classic for a Puerto Rico we didn't know that until he told us today. And so with TN Angel put on both leaving the club by the first week of march. And I can mean a lot more innings for Brett pill for Brandon belt though the Giants would like to keep for an adult bat in the lineup. On those days of Buster Posey is going to be at first base. -- and it worked out about the same 49 starts last year I get the same amount this year. They don't want felt sick for all those games so it'll be important that he looks comfortable in left field and Jerry Brown is a non roster outfielder won two in camp. And -- brown is gonna get a lot of times so the coaching staff. What kind of adjustments he made over Europe or the typical season form last year at double A Richmond.