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Little Nuggets From Triple-A Fresno

Posted on April 21st, 2011 by admin in King of Cali Blog

On 4/20/11 the San Francisco Giants optioned Brandon Belt to the Fresno Grizzlies. This move was to make room for Cody Ross to be activated from the disabled list.
 
Hot Start
 
Brett Pill has played 14 games so far, and is batting .397 with 2 HR, 13 RBI, and 8 runs scored.

Emmanuel Burriss has also played 14 games, and is batting .346 with 15 SB, and 13 runs scored. Yes, that’s 15 steals in 14 games!

Still Trying To Find His Groove

Travis Ishikawa still is trying to find his groove in Fresno. In 11 games, Ishikawa is hitting .233 with 4 RBI, 2 runs scored and 0 homers. It’s still very early in the season, so let’s hope he can get back to his 2008 form.

In 2008, Ishikawa was smacking the ball all over the yard against the Pacific Coast League pitching. Ishikawa hit .310 with 16 homers, 19 doubles, 46 RBI and 35 runs scored.

~King of Cali


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DeRosa to be released or traded?

Posted on April 18th, 2011 by admin in King of Cali Blog

Recently I sent an email to Mychael Urban of CSNBayArea.com, and asked the following question.
 
“When Cody Ross is ready to come back, and if Andres Torres doesn’t have to take a trip to the DL, do you see the Giants maybe releasing Mark DeRosa or putting him on the DL since his wrist is flaring up? Mike Fontenot can back up at shortstop, second and third base. Aaron Rowand is hot right now, and Nate Schierholtz still has value on the team.”

Urban used the question in his MLB Mailbag. You can check out Urban’s answer here.

A day later Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports had the same thoughts as I did. Rosenthal says the Giants are set in the infield and their outfield is getting rather crowded, so he believes DeRosa looks like a prime candidate to be traded.

~King of Cali


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What’s Next For Ishikawa?

Posted on April 11th, 2011 by admin in King of Cali Blog

A day after receiving his World Series ring, Travis Ishikawa was in the Fresno Grizzlies lineup. Ishikawa got the start in left field, and had an 0-for-5 day at the plate. He did however reach base on an error. Ishikawa is hoping to find his 2008 swing, when he hit .310 with 16 homers for the Grizzlies. Ishikawa was the odd man out when the Giants decided to have Brandon Belt on the Opening Day roster.
 
“There’s two ways you can look at it. You can pout, be upset and angry and probably let that affect you on the field. Or you let it humble yourself and realize there are some things that need to be worked on,” Ishikawa said.
 
Ishikawa has played 281 games in a San Francisco Giants uniform. He has a career.265 AVG, 15 homers, 80 RBI’s and 80 runs scored.

~King of Cali


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Special Code for SF > LA T-shirts!

Posted on April 7th, 2011 by admin in King of Cali Blog

The Giants home opener is Friday April 8th. It’s time for Giants fans to start getting their Giants shirts to wear to games, and around town to represent their team. The folks at WeBeGreater.com have decided to extend their offer for SF Giants Rumors readers to get a SF > LA (SF is greater than LA) shirt. They have given us a special code to use, so we can get a $5 discount.
 
Coupon Code – RumorsApr
 
To redeem the code just go to WeBeGreater.com, and purchase your shirt! You can then upload pictures of you with your shirt at SF Giants Rumors Facebook page.

~King of Cali


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Fresno Grizzlies 2011 Roster

Posted on April 6th, 2011 by admin in King of Cali Blog

Pitchers
 
Josh Banks
Casey Daigle
Steve Edlefsen
Alex Hinshaw
Andrew Kown
Marc Kroon
Shane Loux
Doug Mathis
David Mixon
Henry Sosa
Ryan Vogelsong
Matt Yourkin

Catchers

Chris Stewart
Jackson Williams

Infielders

Brock Bond
Emmanuel Burriss
Conor Gillaspie
Edgar Gonzalez
Brett Pill
Ryan Rohlinger

Outfielders

Terry Evans
Darren Ford
Tyler Graham
Thomas Neal

~King of Cali


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Richmond Flying Squirrels 2011 Roster

Posted on April 6th, 2011 by admin in King of Cali Blog

Pitchers
 
Justin Dowdy
Justin Fitzgerald
Daryl Maday
Osiris Matos
Daniel Otero
David Quinowski
Edwin Quirarte
Ronnie Ray
Jason Stoffel
Eric Surkamp
Clayton Tanner
Ryan Verdugo
Thomas Vessella

Catchers

Aaron Lowenstein
Johnny Monell

Infielders

Charlie Culberson
Jose Flores
Joe Koshansky
Sharlon Schoop
Joel Weeks

Outfielders

Justin Christian
Roger Kieschnick
Mike McBryde
Juan Perez

~King of Cali


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San Jose Giants 2011 Roster

Posted on April 4th, 2011 by admin in King of Cali Blog

Pitchers
 
Jose Casilla
Hector Correa
Jake Dunning
Chris Gloor
Heath Hembree
Chris Heston
Mitch Lively
Michael Main
Kelvin Marte
Jose Valdez
Craig Westcott
Zack Wheeler
Chris Wilson

Catchers

Tommy Joseph
Hector Sanchez

Infielders

Luke Anders
Ryan Cavan
Juan Ciriaco
Chris Dominguez
Carter Jurica
Nick Liles

Outfielders

Gary Brown
Wendell Fairley
Ryan Lollis
Jarrett Parker

~King of Cali


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Roster Decisions Still Looming For the Giants

Posted on March 28th, 2011 by admin in King of Cali Blog

The Cactus League is finally over and the Giants are back in San Francisco. I can picture the flight back, players were probably singing “I’m going, going, back, back to Cali, Cali” (Notorious B.I.G.). Okay maybe they weren’t, but I do know they were all ready to finally get out of Arizona and start their title defense! After a while these Spring Training games just seem like groundhogs day.
 
The roster still is not finalized at this time. The Giants are still tight lipped about their plans with Brandon Belt. The closer situation is still up in the air at this time as well. Brian Wilson is likely to start on the DL. Which means another arm has a chance of cracking the Opening Day Roster. If Wilson starts on the DL. He will likely be ready for the Giants Home Opener on April 8th.
 
Who’s In Right?

Fan favorite Cody Ross is starting the season on the DL, so who’s in right field seems to be the question? The Giants have a number of options they can go with. Maybe they can go with Aubrey Huff in right, which I don’t see happening much. AT&T Park has a spacious right-center field, and you need someone that can cover a lot of ground out there. We have heard of maybe the Giants putting Aaron Rowand in the lineup, and if he plays center, Andres Torres can slide over to right field. Opening Day is Thursday night, so the answer to who’s in right should be answered soon.

Side Notes

Two ex-Giants have been released from their teams, or should I say Ex-teams? Randy Winn (Orioles) and Pedro Feliz (Royals) are currently looking for new teams. If I have to take a wild guess. I would say Winn might be calling it a career and Feliz might be able to get one more team to give him a shot.

~King of Cali


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Sandoval’s Journey To Getting In Better Shape

Posted on March 23rd, 2011 by admin in King of Cali Blog

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Special Offer For SF Giants Rumors Readers!

Posted on March 4th, 2011 by admin in King of Cali Blog

SF Giants Rumors is always ready to help someone get the word out about their product if we really like what they have to offer. Since we are all DIE HARD GIANTS FANS, and we hate the Dodgers. This is the perfect shirt to get and sport wherever you go.  

Dan Runzler of the San Francisco Giants told me at Media Day that he lives in Southern California, and since the Giants won the World Series. He now see’s a lot of Giants shirts/hat down south. This is definitely a must wear shirt if you’re planning a trip down south or hanging out with any Dodger fans.  

The folks at WeBeGreater.com know that loyal SF Giants Rumors readers love their Giants, and have given us a SPECIAL CODE to use that is valid for the month of March.

Coupon Code – Rumors2011

Once you use this code to get your SF > LA shirt. You will be saving $5 and get a $20 shirt for $15. It’s basic math. I just subtracted $5 (coupon code) from $20 (price of shirt). Now that sounds like a deal to me!

~King of Cali

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