San Francisco Giants podcast with Morris Phillips: Belt getting ready for season after rough off season; Dubon’s got glove; plus more

San Francisco Giants first baseman Brandon Belt has come a long ways since this Sep 22, 2020 photo was taken as he was playing first base against the Colorado Rockies. He had a tough off season but is ready for opening day 2021 (AP News file photo)

#1 Morris lets take a look around camp and see what impresses, starting at first base with Brandon Belt who had bone spur surgery, Mono, and Covid-19 during the off season. Hasn’t seen much action at the plate as he joined spring training in progress.

#2 Giants outfield coach Alyssa Nakken said that Mauricio Dubon’s defensive catch of the Milwaukee Brewers Avisail Garcia’s was a Golden Glove last Thursday. The Giants are looking for some big things from Dubon in the outfield this season.

#3 Austin Slater had homered for three games straight Wednesday through Friday. Slater in 22 at bats is 1.480 OPS. Giants manager Gabe Kapler says Slater will most likely be facing a lot of left handed pitching this season.

#4 The Giants might going to shop for a shortstop, they have two solid shortstops with Brandon Crawford and Dubon but will try to find a shortstop with some defense and experience.

#5 Giants team president Farhan Zaidi said that while the club plans to have the players vaccinated there are no firm plans in place as Zaidi said he’s waiting for word from the league when to proceed.

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San Francisco Giants podcast with Morris Phillips Mon Mar 29, 2021 by Sports Radio Service | Free Listening on SoundCloud

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