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    Heard an interview with Mattingly on Friday, two tidbits were fun...

    First, Mattingly said the first time he saw Lasorda after being hired, Tommy told him "Whatever you do, beat the *bleeping* Giants"

    And when questioned about the playing the Giants at Mays Field, Donnie said "Those fans up there are nuts"

    LOL, we fans must be doing something right I guess
    Last edited by KHenry14; 01-13-2013 at 07:33 PM.
    “Well, I like to say I’m completely focused, right? I mean, the game’s on the line. It’s not like I’m thinking about what does barbecue Pop Chips and Cholula taste like. Because I already know that answer — it tastes friggin’ awesome!"--Brian Wilson

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    In case nobody's seen it yet, here's Buster's MLB The Show commercial. Got a good laugh from it.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XBSx_...ature=youtu.be
    “Well, I like to say I’m completely focused, right? I mean, the game’s on the line. It’s not like I’m thinking about what does barbecue Pop Chips and Cholula taste like. Because I already know that answer — it tastes friggin’ awesome!"--Brian Wilson

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    Just a reminder, there has never been a National League team in history to win 3 world series in 4 years
    1. The more I learn, the more convinced I am that many players are over-rated due to inflated stats from offensive home parks (and eras)
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    As with every spring training, a few kids stand out. today some scribes were praising this kid Mac Williamson, a kid I'd never heard of. So I looked up his stats http://www.milb.com/milb/stats/stats...pbp&pid=607776 and he did well in short league A ball. Scribes were commenting specifically on his power, which is never a bad thing.

    Anyway, anyone know anything about him?
    “Well, I like to say I’m completely focused, right? I mean, the game’s on the line. It’s not like I’m thinking about what does barbecue Pop Chips and Cholula taste like. Because I already know that answer — it tastes friggin’ awesome!"--Brian Wilson

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    Quote Originally Posted by KHenry14 View Post
    As with every spring training, a few kids stand out. today some scribes were praising this kid Mac Williamson, a kid I'd never heard of. So I looked up his stats http://www.milb.com/milb/stats/stats...pbp&pid=607776 and he did well in short league A ball. Scribes were commenting specifically on his power, which is never a bad thing.

    Anyway, anyone know anything about him?
    Some scouting reports.

    http://obsessivegiantscompulsive.blo...illiamson.html

    http://www.scoutingbook.com/players/p3139

    Baseball America ranked him as the #236 prospect but the Giants drafted him at #115 in 2012.

    Drafted with the #115 overall pick by San Francisco Giants and signed for $390,000
    While offense in college baseball has trended down with the new bats, Williamson's power has trended up. In 181 at-bats as a redshirt junior, Williamson had 17 home runs and a .608 slugging percentage. He puts out plus-plus raw power from his 6-foot-4, 240-pound frame. It comes with some swing-and-miss and scouts have reservations about his ability to hit, but he has toned down his strikeouts a little this season and walked at a solid rate. He plays center field for Wake Forest and runs well, but he fits best in right. He has a strong arm that would profile fine there.
    He's a big kid, 6'4", 240 lbs. If he's assigned to San Jose I'm definitely going to go check him out. A big time right handed power hitter is sorely needed at AT&T Park.

    Mac Williamson 1a.jpg
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    Strikeouts are boring! Besides that, they're fascist. Throw some ground balls - it's more democratic.-Crash Davis

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    Looks like you will get your wish Wags, Williamson is on his way to San Jose.


    BTW, it needs to be mentioned, Brandon Belt is hitting out of his mind right now. A Bondsian 1.344 OPS???? 4-4 today with 2 hrs?? Sure it's still ST, But boy, it makes you want the season to start today!!
    “Well, I like to say I’m completely focused, right? I mean, the game’s on the line. It’s not like I’m thinking about what does barbecue Pop Chips and Cholula taste like. Because I already know that answer — it tastes friggin’ awesome!"--Brian Wilson

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