Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Goodbye Sanchez, Hello... Who?
Starting pitcher Brother Bob
The great Chris Haft spent a lot of virtual ink speculating about the fate of our #5 starter Jonny Sanchez.
"The Giants' scheduled off-day Thursday would allow them to push back Sanchez's next start to June 30 at St. Louis, the next day they'd need a fifth starter. Or they simply could demote Sanchez either to the bullpen or Triple-A Fresno, since he has a Minor League option remaining, and try somebody else. One possible alternative is right-hander Kevin Pucetas, who's 6-2 with a 3.59 ERA at Fresno. Ultra-prospects Madison Bumgarner (4-1, 2.13) and Tim Alderson (3-1, 1.82) are excelling at Double-A Connecticut, but the front office probably would prefer to let them mature a little longer."
All three are big fellas. at least 6'4" with Alderson towering at 6'6". Pucetas is the one with some meat on his bones. He looks like a Matt Cain doppelganger.
Which members of the Giants bullpen should be tried at spot-starter?
at 9:56 AM