Monday, March 31, 2008

Your 2008 San Francisco Giants

Goodbye Barry Bonds, hello Brian Bocock. This year's team is going to be tough to watch. The heart of our lineup is Randy Winn, Bengie Molina, and Ray Durham. I expect Aaron Rowand to move up from his sixth spot in the lineup within a few games but as of opening day, the 3-4-5 hitters are embarrassing. Thankfully, baseball is not all about offense and the strength of this team is the starting pitching. Pundits predict that we'll win around 60 games this year but I really think we have a good shot at .500 if the pitching performs as expected and if our hitters exceed expectations. Without further adieu, here are my optimistic predictions for the 2008 season.


The trio of Matt Cain, Tim Lincecum, and Barry Zito will win 45 games.

The Giants bullpen will be the strength of the team and will be ranked top 5 in the NL in holds, ERA, and WHIP.


Aaron Rowand will hit above .300, steal 15 bases, and drive in 100 runs.

Rajai Davis and Eugenio Velez will steal a combined 60 bases.

Benjie Molina will hit .290 with 30 homers.

sorry...I can't do this anymore. Here's my tip for all Giants fans this season: Don't miss Cain and Lincecum pitch and check out the 2008 promotional schedule for some bobbleheads.

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