1. Get one more hard-throwing, right-handed arm for the bullpen….
If the Giants can sign one more hard-throwing, right-handed arm for their bullpen (an ex-closer like Fernando Rodney or Grant Balfour to maybe come in and be that 8th inning/extra-closer guy) it would be another weapon in the arsenal to go along with a healthy Affedlt, Casilla, their lefty-special Lopez, and closer Romo.
Who would you want to see? Balfour seems to be a little banged up, since his contract with Baltimore was recently negated.
Source: The red flags that came up about Grant Balfour's physical state were about his wrist and knee, and not about his shoulder.
— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) January 13, 2014
Cheaters Prosper? -Ken Rosenthal
Some experts suggest that drug testing is little more than public relations, a way for each sport to demonstrate that it is at least trying to keep its athletes clean. That is probably too harsh; testing surely deters some. But in the end, a player who wants to cheat will cheat – and avoid getting caught.
Only fools test positive. The cheaters always are ahead of the testers. The cycle never ends.
Spring Training tickets are on sale now. You should go. We are. The weekend of March 8th.
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Former San Francisco Giants reliever Jose Mijares switched agents
Free-agent reliever Jose Mijares has switched agents, leaving SFX for Eric Goldschmidt.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) January 13, 2014