SF Giants Prospects

SF Giants Commute: Tim Lincecum to miss next start and Gary Brown has a cannon


CSN Bay AreaLincecum to miss start for Giants with stiff neck

Tim Lincecum will miss his next scheduled start, still dealing with a stiff neck. However, according to Alex Pavlovic, the SF Giants think he’ll be good to go for his next scheduled start on March 21.

However, the Giants will get a chance to see pitching prospects Chris Stratton and Kyle Crick, as well as the return of Sergio Romo.

"With Lincecum unable to start Monday as planned, former first-round pick Chris Stratton will face the Reds in Goodyear. Kyle Crick will follow Stratton, and Sergio Romo (sore shoulder) is also expected to make his spring debut."

I look forward to seeing what Timmy has after his return. There’s been a lot of hype about him this spring, but I’m still not sold on him.

In news that shouldn’t surprise anyone, Pavlovic is reporting that Nori Aoki will likely start the season in left field, with Gregor Blanco and other options being played in right field until Hunter Pence returns. Personally, I’d put anyone in right field but Aoki. I feel much more confident of him playing in left field.

Brown’s great grab

Gary Brown made an impressive grab in Sunday’s game and doubled up the runner on first base. It was a thing of beauty to see, especially for me, who has been a pretty tough critic of Brown.

Krukow on Giants’ title defense

Mike Krukow talked to Chris Half of about what the Giants are going to need to do to repeat a World Championship in 2015.

Flannery’s interview

Tim Flannery is back in a Giants uniform for a few days in Spring Training. He sat down with Amy G and talked about what’s been keeping him busy since hanging up his cleats.