San Francisco Giants podcast Michael Duca: Cueto back after tending to father’s health issues; Marrero trying to win job; Morse great for Giants clubhouse

March 9, 2017

MLB, San Francisco Giants

San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Johnny Cueto, right, talks to former manager Felipe Alou before a spring trianing baseball game in Scottsdale, Ariz., Saturday, March 4, 2017. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

On the San Francisco Giants podcast with Michael:

#1 Johnny Cueto is back and looking to get in full form after taking time off to help his father out with some health issues. Teammate Joe Panik watched Cueto upon coming back and saw his wicked breaking pitches and Cueto hitting corners. Panik said leaving the batting cage “I’ve seen enough”

#2 Will former Washington Nationals Chris Marrero make the club? So far Marrero has hit two homers this spring and has had a good look at the plate. Manager Bruce Bochy says the jury is still out but if Marrero can hit for average in spring training he just might win a roster spot.

#3 What has Michael Morse meant to the clubhouse upon returning to the Giants? Huge he’s a great clubhouse guy, his teammates are happy to have him back, he’s been clutch at the plate when he played before for the Giants and his teammates are hoping he could win a job which wouldn’t surprise anyone.

#4 Giants pitcher Jeff Samardzija hit three batters in his start on Wednesday, he had multiple runners on base in three of the four innings he pitched but despite all of that he coughed up only one run.

#5 Angel Pagan the Giants former centerfielder had been offered minor league deals with three different teams the Orioles, the Braves, and the Nationals. Pagan turned all three offers down and said he’s a big leaguer. Michael’s advice here is sign with one of those teams and try and win a job to get back into the show. His rejecting all three teams could spell the end of his long career in MLB at the age of 35.

Michael Duca does the Giants podcasts each week at



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