1-on-1 with Brandon Belt
Jim Kozimor talks with Brandon Belt about the start to Giants spring training in Scottsdale.
And we continue here on chronicle live presented by Farmers Insurance take a look at the numbers -- one Brandon belt the giants' first baseman his rookie year when he eleven. And then of course the World Series championship here in 2012 guy it's -- 75 not so bad. Seven home runs is that number gonna go up this year well in order to find out what would bring to Manhattan. Fabric -- the conversation here on chronicle live let's go down to the desert -- chilling today Brandon belt joining us here on the program and let's start -- easy when asked him gone for you know it's only been a couple of days Brenda house can't go now. It's going great so far room I think Joe's the best part we're just gonna get Noonan. See you all love -- faces again in on those kind of catching up with the guys and rehashing last year a little bit and just get ready for this upcoming year. All right let's go back to those numbers seven home runs for you last year I talked to a guy and the Giants organization last season. He was watching it take batting practice he said man I wish that guy would you start to turn -- -- ball pull the ball every chance he got. Is that something you wanna work on this spring training pull the ball for power. Com I mean you know there's there's a lot of things I wanna work on -- face the best thing for me and what's worked best in the past. On this is gonna hit the ball where it's -- you know I think there's and if we have a goal of being able to -- which -- -- -- throwing side you know if I can turn on those little bit more. I'm vehicles for all the more power rapping -- -- job is more runs and that would be good for me. Last week we have Bruce both -- and we asked about some of the position decisions see estimate of one of those this may be using Buster Posey at first base a little more than he said. Brandon belt and possibly in left field a little bit more how do you feel about little bit more few more innings out left field. You don't think that's that's always find in this -- things are you just -- -- come into the season Brady don't matter where they -- you he's gonna make adjustments on the fly. Also doesn't they wanted to do you I'll definitely be out there early working on some some things -- in the outfield. I'm not lost their first and work on that -- -- is -- you have to make you make the adjustments as they come. What are the adjustments and playing the outfield what are the things you have to work on it sounds crazy like that they would think plays a major leaguer to catch a pop fly the infield how different is it out left field. But how different is it playing the outfield. Comments -- a lot different and I think the biggest differences that the -- you get on balls. In the infield you have a lot of lateral movements you know decide decide. -- -- this'll work almost time and now to would you go to your first of us we back you have a lot of backwards and forwards. Bomb type routes so honest differ from that perspective I think whenever -- do -- get -- the outfield. I'm like to think bad first step sideways delegate to first base. I'm -- doesn't help me out very much that they keep for the most part like you said I can go out there -- occasional pop open. They're pretty average outfielder from I think when when -- ball -- can we do something we can only go on a 100% is indeed in the -- above average. That's a little bit more fun Aggies celebrate the World Series championship. I what your goal. Alone. The you got it almost word for it. Know the parade content with the parade Brady yes I feel -- college kid has got to Dorothy and how hard. After the Brady -- -- win not you for a little bit there what do a lot of celebrating going on. Promises we got home town we had a couple like home coming in her hometown. Com. And I was I was always kind of went to the house you can relax a little bit new -- and get after baseball stuff again that's what we did. Fumble for the most part -- -- analysis of the house enjoyed myself. All right you know why you're having a hard talent parade because you have a chance is something cool that was on your mind you're the American the American Country Awards -- Barry Zito would you -- to do there. Meals I holes things were we were I was just taken my wife -- to -- watch him and I have a good time and on one on them we we get a call from producer and they wants to go of their present an award and you know first Ellis didn't really wanna do it but I kind of caved in after awhile you. That's the that's fine I'll do it as long as I don't have to. Say a whole lot. It's like get up there and they let me know runs presenting the award. And really up -- that -- -- kind of ruin my -- her vacation because. This is something I'll what I did more to do this wasn't into it combo once we got up there -- there and got through it it was really a lot of fun them -- very exciting very happy that I did it. And Carrie Underwood gets the award so that ain't so bad either to be up close and personal there are no that was that was pretty good. That we led you to maybe your next career. I understand that you might be the best karaoke singer in the clubhouse of who is saying who do you prefer singing when you drop little karaoke on people. Well first of all I'm definitely not a good singer I'm a terrible singer. I do like to have a lot of fun on the karaoke machine. Hollywood's depends on once one on film for red days and doesn't do what to do some do Muslim wife to console those can be -- their. -- immensely and seventies music you never knows what whatever is on my mind at that time. That is a great marriage by the way I swear I did see guys is going out for a nice night it's karaoke night. And you on the brighter and they're just saying in a nice little duet. Who doesn't like the same what -- there is a celebrity up there that you like to say what. Com you know what I. I normally could do an -- to just stay there I'll do it if I'm inside my house in the privacy mobile home in front of maybe just -- watch her friends but I could not do it in public. How when they would do it for you or anybody else so a stiff or no question. Is there a best singer on the Giants club right now because I understand there's a karaoke bar just down the street. You guys might be head over there sometime in the next couple weeks. You know I'm not sure I if I had to take a guess -- would say either Javier Lopez or Angel forgotten. I'm not seen Angel do karaoke before he's not bad he's actually pretty good let's get there and little Latin flavor to it is a lot of fun modified to get the body when those two guys. Now we're talking this is a spring training interview the best you can never get. Brendan Bell thanks for joining us on the program when the team goes in karaoke bar we wanna get you back and had a great everyone. And how they did but enjoy the rest of spring training thanks for joining us. All right great you.