Ahmed & Andy: Rotation all but locked
Several juicy nuggets of news came out of Bruce Bochy's Friday talk, and your Giants Insider has the analysis.
-- you for clicking on CSN Bay Area dot com with -- giant insider injury regularly I am obvious freedom we got a lot of good juicy nugget every vote you out of camp that it will start would be -- starting rotation. Not sit still for the regular season but Bruce bush elude the fact that if nothing changes this is probably going to be yet at the surprises and. Yeah we wanted to know who's gonna start these cactus league games after tomorrow's game with the right global song we finally got votes to tell us the order a little bit -- that night. Kind of Rotterdam that's it so is this kind of the order we might see during the regular season and he says yeah it's fair to say. But study habits and pencils and but he Mac came in the opener we already knew that Metzenbaum -- that number to Tim Lincecum. Number three and then you have Barry Zito splitting up their lefties Zito -- number four starter of course that means you -- the home opener when the Giants race the World Series that are quite fitting. Given what he did to them down the stretch. And then right moguls on number five. You might think well that seems a little odd for -- going to be the number five guy. And postseason you know this is the rotation -- is not making errors not what we think about these guys -- What the reading any messages into it. Actually pretty practical to have -- song as the number five because he's the one guy is gonna be leading champ going to the World Baseball Classic for team USA. And he really will be able to manage his workload as well as -- and the other by this would give all the -- the most time the most flexibility. For the tailor his preparations the most final the final week or two when he comes back from the World Baseball Classic equaled -- easier after all he accomplished last year and winning streak in in the post -- get that home opener for him on the finally here has gone and not only that he'll face it was Cardinals and he's the one who got in Macias back to San Francisco with -- shutout innings against the Cardinals. So it is kind of strange even write down of the perils from 2010. They opened with three at Dodger Stadium just like it did then. Then they open all what the Cardinals the only difference this time as they didn't trample the Cardinals on the way to winning in 2010 they had to do that in 2000. Well that the rotation as it stands right now a -- see if that changed it all throughout spring we had one minor trade although -- the last few would probably say it's not minor. They shipped him over to the Chicago White Sox they got returned a single a pitcher with pretty good fastball. A minor deal but -- makes sense for the Giants. O'Connor Leicester is out of -- Since two guys who were not forecasted really to make the team or rot on the bubble at least or out of options the other being. Hit trees near the tee and so by the Giants did it have to designated for assignment in the spring. That he be subject to waivers better to send him to the White Sox now they can use an extra infielder they designated Lars Anderson for assignment to make room for the last -- He's gonna get a chance to play for them maybe have a better chance cracking. Their roster than you -- here in San Francisco so nice favor for him wryly that the Giants sent him out early and he's gonna get every opportunity that and get a good look. With Chicago and end and the Giants get a decent arm 21 year old kid. Soft -- optic is his name. And he's he's been throwing in the upper ninety's a lot of walks a good project predicted -- to have the Giants vice president pitching guru and always could give him a few diamonds he -- try to polish up. And finally coming up on Saturday we will get our first game here at Scottsdale Stadium over the Giants in the Angels vocal song on the mound who we expect to be playing the position players for the Giants. A ball first up Brad Mills is gonna be pitching out for the Angels it's a split squad on the first day of spring for the Angels which is just weird they also opened the season. With interleague play right off the that the Angels is it weird schedule all the way around -- -- -- -- the other. A split squad game that would have been nice to see him. That's got to stating that we Brad Mills more poorly for the Giants are gonna go with four of their starting position players which -- current plans for Buster Posey to be behind the plate. Hunter Pence in right feeling to -- on also -- center field. And Marcos Guerrero at second base -- Pablo Sandoval -- on the exercise -- instead I don't know but -- played a lot lately so he'll probably. He's not going in the first game what she needs to try to find four regulars until these WBZ guys goes so you -- -- everybody out. As you said they're going to be very cognizant of spreading these guys out not spreading them two things that you wrote about it yesterday and he -- an area comes a gigantic spring schedule for the Giants this. He is Sandra barely CSN bags on Twitter Ahmed Fareed CSN if you wanna follow me on Twitter thanks for put it on CSN Bay Area now.