SCOTTSDALE, Arizona -- The Giants have the worst record in all of baseball this spring -- 8-19. While spring records are not necessarily predictors of regular season records, for the Giants, I think it will be. This is a potential 100-loss team.
All of this is a way of saying that if there's any team against whom Rich Hill might get his act together, it's the Giants. Hill will face the Giants' Jonathan Sanchez, who has a 5.63 ERA in 16 spring innings, allowing 21 hits and 8 walks.Morning notes:
- More Jay Mariotti idiocy.
- More Mike Downey idiocy.
- While the Cubs won't set an attendance record this spring, and the Giants are down 8%, the entire Cactus League may break its 2005 record of 1.27 million.
- Jim Hendry says he'd be "thrilled" to start the year with Mark DeRosa at 2B, and:
"All we really need before Opening Day is one more guy that can help us out in the outfield, and especially a guy that can play center, we're going to do that. I put that on myself a while back."
- Bruce Miles says that while it's possible the Cubs will get Reed Johnson (and that'd be OK with me), he also quotes Jim Hendry on trading -- and this, I think, sums up the last four and a half months of trade rumors in one sentence:
"I can only take the trade front to a certain limit to where if it's ridiculous I'm not going to do it just to get that extra piece."Amen.
Once again today, you can find the game on CSN Chicago, and MLB.com radio at the MLB.com Mediacenter.
MLB.com Gameday (and yes, I've seen the "new" Gameday for the Red Sox/A's game this morning, and it's awful. As long as they keep the "2007" version active, I'll be posting that version.)
Discuss amongst yourselves.