Dan from NM

  • joined Feb 12, 2008
  • last login Jul 11, 2014
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Dan grew up a military brat and now lives in Albuquerque, N.M., with his beautiful wife, their 16-year-old son, three cats and two aquatic snails. He covers City Hall for a daily newspaper and has never won a drinking contest. He is 37.

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Giants Sign Colombian OF


ESPN reports that the Giants have signed Leonardo Fuentes, an outfielder from Colombia. The bonus is $280,000. It's great news, as far as I'm concerned. The Yankees were after him as well, I think, and Edgar Renteria made a telephone call on the Giants' behalf.

Manny Ramirez to ABQ


Dear McCoven, I come to you humbly because my reputation is on the line. Manny Ramirez is in Albuquerque this week to prepare for his return to the Dodgers. My friends, aware of my Giants' fandom, are dragging me to the game on Wednesday, with hopes that I'll develop some witty anti-Manny heckles. Any suggestions? Thanks much, Dan from NM Member, Southwest Chapter, McCovey Chronicles

Hector Sanchez Among Top DSL Prospects


Baseball America writes up the Top 19 prospects in the Dominican Summer League. It's subscriber-only content, but BA says Sanchez had "superlative" performance, a "feel for hitting and for the strike zone" and rough defense behind the plate. Sanchez is a switch-hitter who played catcher and first base last year with a .348/.458/.502 line. He walked more than he struck out. He's 19 this season.

Sabean said he expects to solve third base internally, with Pablo Sandoval getting the bulk of time...


Sabean said he expects to solve third base internally, with Pablo Sandoval getting the bulk of time despite his inexperience at the position.


Four Giants on AZL Top 20 List

Four Giants made the top 20 prospect list for the Arizona League. Baseball America has a nice write up here. No. 4 Ehire Adrianza, SS No. 9 Jose Casilla, RHP No. 17 Kyle Nicholson, RHP No. 20...


Schulman: Posey deal not done

Henry Schulman says the Giants are denying they have a deal done with Buster Posey or that they're talking about $7.5 million. A Pittsburgh newspaper is also reporting that baseball officials deny...


TV Station: Gillaspie Signs

A television station out of Kansas is reporting that Conor Gillaspie signed with the Giants and is on his way to Arizona. Supposedly, he's going to get slot for the No. 37 pick, which is surprising...


Giants call up Burriss, cut Davis

Wow. I'm surprised, but the Associated Press reports that the Giants are calling up Manny Burriss and cutting Rajai Davis. They  must have a ton of faith in Burriss. He hasn't really done much...


Milb.tv and the Little Giants

I caught a few innings of Augusta here. The Minor League Baseball site is now offering video of minor-league games, which I hadn't noticed before. I was able to watch parts of two games for free....


Top Dominican Rejects Giants' Offer

I often daydream about the Giants plowing an obscene amount of money into amateur talent. Say $10 million for draft bonuses and $5 million for international players. You could build a farm system...


Matt Cain and other pitching notes

My sister sent me a text message about midnight announcing that 2008 would be "great." In the spirit of optimism, I present some cheery pitching-leader notes from the The Bill James Handbook 2008:1...


Matt Cain Motion Analysis



Manny Acta the Stathead?

Baseball Prospectus had an interesting interview with Manny Acta awhile back. I really like the guy and think he'd be a great addition as manager.http://tinyurl.com/ybmrap


Angel Villalona in a Giants uniform

Villalona is in Arizona for instructional league, and the Chronicle has a fairly lengthy article and pictures here.http://tinyurl.com/fbjjf


Payroll Analysis

The Giants' 25-man payroll this year is around $90 million, according to El Lefty Malo. Here's a look at next year's payroll, with sources below:Lefty -- http://tinyurl.com/k8je6 Contract Info -- h...


Draftee Team, NWL

To take my mind off the recent losses to the Pirates, I tried to construct a short-season team of recent draftees for the NWL. Feel free to add in some of last year's AZL-squad players if you want....


Minors Opening Day and Rosters

Rosters can be found at Fresno http://minorleaguebaseball.com/app/milb/stats/stats.jsp?t=t_ros&cid=259Connecticut http://minorleaguebaseball.com/app/milb/stats/stats.jsp?t=t_ros&cid=514San Jose h...


Farm Update

Milb.com posted an interview with Jack Hiatt, Giants farm director.


Eyre to the Cubs

Does this mean the Giants automatically get supplemental-first and second-round draft picks, or is there a technical way that Sabean can forfeit the picks?Anyway, I wish Eye luck. It's probably...


Colletti Leaves

It looks like Ned Colletti is going to the Dodgers.

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