No – it’s not a superstar picking the Giants over the Dodgers – hell – it might not even be Ryan Vogelsong picking the Giants over the Dodgers, but there isn’t a Giant fan out there who isn’t smirking just a little bit at what Hank Schulman reported today.
With many position players already in camp, although they don’t technically have to report for a few more days, Hank caught up with a handful – one of which was Andres Torres, who was more than thrilled to be returning to the Bay after being traded along with Ramon Ramirez to the New York Mets in exchange for Angel Pagan last season.
A free agent this past offseason, Torres drew interest from a handful of teams – one of which happened to be the Los Angeles Dodgers, but much like Vogelsong before him – Torres wanted a return to the orange and black:
Torres also mentioned he watched all of the postseason games the Giants played in (and was even spotted at AT&T Park for a handful) and felt the experience from a fan point of view – a torturous one we’re all too familiar with:
Torres is expected to platoon with Gregor Blanco this season and be a key pinch runner and defensive reserve.