The San Francisco Giants have named their 25-man-roster for the National League Division Series, and the roster is indeed an interesting one, with a few interesting choices and emissions, but right choices in my opinion anyway, for the most part, from Bruce Bochy. Without further ado, here is who will be available for the NLDS against the Nationals for the Giants. Note: Gary Brown will feature, not a typo.
Hello Tim Lincecum, good-bye George Kontos and Juan Gutierrez – Thank goodness, Giants, Gutierrez has been horrible this year, but poor George. This is very interesting. I mean, minus that one glorious month he had, Lincecum’s season has been ugly, to say the least. What’s more, he hasn’t even been that good out of the bullpen, unlike in 2012. I’m guessing that his stupidly big contract for this season and next, and his two scoreless innings in the last game of the season have won him this spot.
I can’t even foresee any circumstance in which Lincecum even needs to be used, someone like Adam Duvall would’ve been a much wiser choice. HELLO HUNTER STRICKLAND. Hello high nineties, thunderbolts, gas, extremely fast, fastball. I’m excited to see you, and that slider, I guess, in the postseason. Very excited, indeed for some October, Giants baseball.
While our catchers and infield are pretty much as you were, the outfield is
, interesting. Most notably there is a Gary Brown sighting – you know, the guy who was our top draft pick a while back, and since has only ever disappointed us. I’m kidding, I love this move. Speed off the bench, there will be speed off the bench. AND – above all, he can probably hit better than Juan Perez, although, having said that, I can probably hit better than Perez. Just kidding again, of course. Or am I?
The once prominent theory that the Giants just straight up hate Brown has been disproved. Sadly, there is no Michael Morse, and while he was never likely going to start an NLDS game, his power would’ve been very nice off the bench. Without him, or Duvall, as aforementioned, the only power bat is Andrew Susac, and he’s a back-up catcher.