Sunday, April 28, 2019

Kevin Pillar leading in RBIs

He got 3 more today to give him 17 for the year and make the 11-5 loss to the Yanks less humiliating.

Pillar is a pretty good fielder so giving up Derek Law and Alen Hanson seems to have been worth it. The Giants are 27th of 30 in the MLB in RBIs with 89. Brandon Belt and Steven Duggar have 11 each and Buster has eight

Giants Win is attending tomorrow night's game at Oracle. BEAT LA!!

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Giants Win in 18, Belt scores winning run again

Sunday, April 07, 2019

Attendance going down

Nice win on Saturday with Brandon Belt hitting his 3rd homer. What's not mentioned in the MLB.com story is the attendance.

The number is at the bottom of the box score -- 31,828, according to Baseball Reference. 

After two straight losing seasons and a third one seeming probable, fans are staying away a little bit. For someone like me, it means that getting tickets is a little less expensive

Wednesday, April 03, 2019

Kevin Pillar in the Orange and Black

Kevin Pillar had been in a Blue Jays uni since 2013 -- longer than anyone else on the Toronto roster -- until yesterday. Best things -- he's an excellent outfielder who can actually hit MLB pitching

He'll be starting tonight against the dodgers at Chavez Latrine. 

Here's the top of Maria Gurdado's story on MLB.com

LOS ANGELES -- The Giants added another veteran reinforcement to their young outfield on Tuesday, acquiring Kevin Pillar from the Blue Jays in exchange for right-handers Juan De Paula and Derek Law and infielder Alen Hanson.
Outfielder Michael Reed was designated for assignment to clear a spot for Pillar on the 40-man roster.
Pillar had been linked to the Giants throughout the offseason, as San Francisco had been looking to add a right-handed-hitting complement to Steven Duggar in center field. No trade materialized between the two sides before the end of Spring Training, and the Giants opted to instead carry Reed, who started in right field on Opening Day but went 0-for-8 with six strikeouts over four games.
Pillar was the longest-tenured Blue Jay, but Toronto has entered a rebuilding phase and wanted to clear the way for outfield prospect Anthony Alford to ascend to the Majors.
β€œHe was a pretty natural fit, and we were in pretty constant communication with Toronto,” president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi said. β€œI think from their standpoint, seeing some of their younger outfielders emerge in Spring Training and play well in the first few days of the season probably gave them a little bit more confidence to make the move than they had earlier in the offseason. I think that dynamic was part of what helped us make this move.”