Checking the Wire Cinco De Mayo


Despite the "solid" start to the Giants' season, Kawakami is skeptical. As much as I'd like to disagree, the Giants will have a tough time getting to .500 at the end of the season with that lineup. I'm rooting for Ishikawa, but he looks like a John Bowker redux, minus the home runs. All you need to know from the article:

* Giants starting OF, combined: 4 HRs, 18 RBIs, 62 strikeouts.
Bochy sounds slightly concerned about Fred Lewis, and I would be, too, with those 27 K’s and the occasionally errant play in LF. But what about Aaron Rowand (.697 OPS) and Randy Winn (.673)?
* Travis Ishikawa: Fine guy, but that’s a .542 OPS, last among regular first basemen that I could find. By a lot. Yikes.

The A's made some moves before last night's game.

Scott Ostler checked out SDSU pitcher and uber-prospect Stephen Strasburg recently. SDSU, baby!!!

Ann Killion on the Angels' honoring of Nick Adenhart.

Cam Inman says there's no right way to memorialize lost teammates.


Bruce Jenkins with another crotchety old man article about the PA announcers at NBA games.


A second look at Michael Crabtree. Sounds good to me. The only problem is, most rookie receivers struggle to put up good numbers in their rookie seasons. Maybe I'll post some evidence to back up that claim at some point.

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  1. Frisco Kid Says:

    Hah!!!! Two Dodger outfielders have more home runs and RBIs than the ENTIRE Giants outfield. That $50 is gonna be so sweet!!!!