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Giants’ Brandon Belt Hits Baseballs Well – Also Throws Verbal Daggers

By Bryan Rose
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When your “top prospect” (if you will) comes into Spring Training and rips it apart, it’s a pretty usual occurrence that he breaks camp with the big boys and their toys. When your “top prospect” slugs his way to a .407 average through 20 games and plays solid defense (one of his strengths), chances are, he breaks camp with the big boys. And when his said competition is a 35 year old, coming off a career low year, broken swing having questionable defensive playing first baseman, well, you get the picture.

Granted, this isn’t an Aubrey Huff bashing piece – Huff is notorious for his on again, off again seasons. The Giants are clearly hoping (more wishing/praying) this upcoming one will be of the “on” variety but it’s also the future versus a player in the final year of his contract. But alas, it’s politics as usual for the Giants front office, even though Brandon Belt, who can all but feel his impending demotion to AAA Fresno isn’t exactly feeling the same vibe as the Giants’ brass.

Per Baggs, via Belt:

"“My personal opinion? If you want to reach a certain level, you have to play at that level,” he said. “If I need to get better against big league pitching, I need to face big league pitching.”"

Well at least somebody gets it. Belt has little else to prove at the AAA level, holding a career .343 minor league average to go with his sparkling .990 fielding percentage at first base. He played Winter Ball to be a “company man”, as Sabean would so politely refer to it. Yet, it’s still not enough, or at least, that’s what we’re being told.

So, uh, here, Brandon. Take this pointy hat and go sit in the corner! GO! And write on the chalkboard!

“I will not question Brian Sabean. I will not question Brian Sabean. I will not question Brian Sabean. I will not question Brian Sabean. I will not question Brian Sabean. I will not question Brian Sabean. I will not question Brian Sabean. I will not question Brian Sabean. I will not question Brian Sabean. I will not question Brian Sabean. I will not question Brian Sabean. I will not question Brian Sabean. I will not question Brian Sabean. I will not question Brian Sabean. I will not question Brian Sabean. I will not question Brian Sabean. I will not question Brian Sabean. I will not question Brian Sabean. I will not question Brian Sabean. I will not question Brian Sabean. I will not question Brian Sabean. I will not question Brian Sabean. I will not question Brian Sabean. I will not question Brian Sabean. I will not question Brian Sabean. I will not question Brian Sabean. I will not question Brian Sabean.

Did he do enough now, Sabes?

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