Okay, panic control time. For both those who are panicking jubuliantly (dirty look) and those who are really panicking (that’s me). Whether or not you are a Zito fan, doesn’t it feel disturbing for one of last year’s starting five to be hurt? It makes me feel vulnerable and Todd-Wellemeyer-era-esque. I would also like to add that though I am not a superstitious person, when the majority of last offseason was spent saying “Zito is a #5 starter who never gets hurt, how bad can it be?” I felt a little like clapping a hand of the speaker’s mouth and saying, “Shhhh, anyone can get hurt.”
The ironic thing is that the call-up of Vogelsong didn’t necessitate any roster moves, because the Giants had 39 men on their 40 man roster. Not only do the Giants have a lot of fans this year, they have quite a lot of players. Some (that’s me) might say too many. I was floored to learn we were under the quota. My feeling about the team, the past few days?
I don’t like it in here. It’s terribly crowded.
I’m scared that Bochy and Sabean are going to turn mad (turn mad?) unless they do a little spring cleaning. There are some serious diamonds and some diamonds in the rough in this organization but there’s also a fair share of fool’s gold.
Basically, I think the front office needs to be bloody, bold and resolute (having a quotes field day, here). This doesn’t need to happen right now- it’s early-, but at some point they are going to need to get rid of some people and designate the roles of other’s. Variables = great. Crowded = destructive. And right now it’s just plain crowded. I like Ishi and Nate, but they are both Major League caliber players who just have no place on this club in the foreseeable future. I get that they’re good to have as options/pinch hitters/alternate starters/injury fill-ins. But in the meantime? If they’re going to stick around, they need a role that is understood and can be fulfilled. And is DeRosa really that super-utility man who plays every night in a different position? I can’t tell. Maybe it’s because of his wrist flarin’ up or maybe there’s just no room. I think when Belt’s surprisingly made the team out of the desert he messed with the whole 2011 plan.
I’m a bit of a neat freak but the way I clean is less focused on things being clean and more on things being organized. Likewise, Giants. Likewise.
p.s. This week in MLB hair. I mean, afros are coming back this season. But usually a little more, ahem, tamed? And if Zito’s at all superstitious, is it too much to hope for that he would lose the James Franco ‘stache?