San Francisco Giants manager will regroup after two consecutive days of rained out games to re-evaluate minor league and rookie players. The Giants were rained out in exhibition play on Tue Mar 14 and Wed Mar 15, 2023 (NBC Sports file photo)
On the San Francisco Giants podcast with Michael:
#1 Michael the Giants had two game wiped out due to rain does the postponements put the Giants a little behind schedule in taking a look a rookies and veterans and evaluating at this juncture of exhibition season?
#2 Giants manager Gabe Kapler always wants to get the best out of his players and pitcher Logan Webb is no exception. Webb gets the call for opening day starter Thu Mar 30 at Yankee Stadium followed by Alex Cobb who will pitch on Sat Apr 1st. Kapler has a lot of confidence in his starters going into the season.
#3 Kapler has pitcher Jakob Junis will be assigned to the bullpen talk about Junis his role and what Kapler is expecting out of Junis coming out of the bullpen?
#4 Michael, it’s all in the family as the Giants Brandon Crawford will get a chance to face off against his brother in law Yankee pitcher Gerritt Cole for the opening series. Crawford the longest tenured Giants against Cole a MLB veteran and on the biggest stage in New York.
#5 Webb 26 was 15-9 last season with a 2.90 ERA and got the most innings of his career pitching 192 1/3 innings. Webb said he would like to make 200 plus innings his goal this season can he do it?
photo from bleacherreport.com: MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred will not punish any of the current players on the Houston Astros and is investigating if the 2019 Boston Red Sox stole signs under former Red Sox manager Alex Cora
On Headlines podcast with Barbara:
#1 Barbara big league players are upset that MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred did not discipline any of the Houston Astros players for the sign stealing scandal how much of a consequence will this be for MLB?
#2 Manfred said that in a perfect world the Astros players would face suspension of some type but he said he and MLB were satisfied with the suspension of former manager AJ Hinch and general manager Jeff Luhnow and that should be enough discipline for now
#3 The game started at 6:00PM for an outdoor hockey game between the Los Angeles Kings and Colorado Avalanche in Colorado Springs at the Air Force Academy’s Air Force Base fans said they missed a large portion of the game due to bad traffic conditions. Some fans left at 3:30 to get to Colorado Springs and didn’t get in until after the first period ended
#4 The Stanford Cardinal are on a four game losing streak their latest loss came against Arizona a home loss 69-60 the Wildcats are noted for their physical size and offense.
#5 Gerrit Cole pitcher for the New York Yankees is getting attention for his hard work and attention to detail and was a 20 game winner for the Houston Astros last season
file photo from Cincinnati.com: Former Miami Marlins Tony Perez (left) and Andre Dawson (right) who were fired by Marlins owner Derek Jeter will most likely skip Jeter’s Hall of Fame induction in Cooperstown. Also, former Marlins Jeff Conine and ex-manager Jack McKeon are also considering sitting out Jeter’s HOF speech.
On the MLB The Show podcast with Matt:
#1 Former Miami Marlins Andre Dawson, Jeff Conine, Tony Perez and Jack McKeon most likely will not attend Marlins owner and former New York Yankee great Derek Jeter’s Hall of Fame speech at his induction. The four former players and McKeon the manager were unceremoniously fired when Jeter took over as team owner.
#2 It was the Houston Astros’ Gerrit Cole who was the pitcher who reached 200 strikeouts the fastest in the majors this season. Now, the team who has reached 200 home runs the fastest, are the Minnesota Twins making no secret they’re a fences swinging club.
#3 Speaking of home runs, the Boston Red Sox Mookie Betts’ three-home run game. He’s the fourth player in the last four days to hit three runs in a game.
#4 The New York Mets’ Robinson Cano, who had hit only six home runs all season, got three home runs on Tuesday starting the multiple home run derby for the last four days.
#5 The San Francisco Giants’ Madison Bumgarner sweepstakes is over, according to sources. Multiple teams inquired about acquiring the Giants superstar pitcher, but there were not enough prospects that clubs could up with to get MadBum. While the deadline is July 31st, the team is confident that Bumgarner is staying.