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Who Is John Galt?

Who Is John Galt?

When asked that, I just “shrugged.”  If I have to explain that… well, I won’t!

Booooooooo Yaaaaaaahhhhhhh!

The real question is, “Who is Jon Link?”

John Link was acquired in the Juan Pierre trade along with John Ely.  Both are RH pitchers with Ely being the ChiSox 12th best prospect (according to Baseball America) and Link being the 28th best prospect.   Here’s what BA says about Jon Link:

After leading the minor leagues with 35 saves in 2008, Link was positioned to reach the big leagues last season.  Instead he took a step back. mostly because it took until July for him to throw his slider with the depth and command that he showed previously.    While it wasn’t as consistent, the slider remains one of the best in the organization, but Link seemed to lose confidence in it too quickly and went to his low-90′s fastball more often.  He can be hard on himself when he isn’t having success.  Though he struggled at times against Triple-A hitters, he still finished with more than a strikeout per inning.  His command improved later in the season, after his big league window had closed, but he took advantage of a chance to work as a closer in the Venezuelan League, going 2-0, 2.95 with seven saves in 21 innings of work.”

Jon Link is a student of the game and is pitching coach material once he retires.  He was hit pretty hard at AAA this year, but don’t read much into that.  Watch what he does in the Majors.  I have no clue what that might be.  We will find out soon enough…

Sunday’s Game:  Giants Suck, Giants Suck, Giants Suck!

They said Clayton wasn’t ready to be an Ace.  Who are “they” anyway?

They said “Manny was washed up.”  They?  Who?

P.S.     I have another new writer coming to the blog.  Jared is pretty good isn’t he?   There will be another one soon.  He’s good too!

P.S. 1  There will be a Three Game Series in Cincinnati starting Tuesday.  I’ll be there with my cameraman (son-in law) and my two sons.  It will be a blast.

P.S.2  Vin Scully – 60 years on the same job?  Crazy & Amazing!

P.S. 3  9 Months post-op of having my hip replaced and I moved a Tri-Ax full of Top Soil today.   I feel so Goooooddd (damn, I’m sore)!  My 23 year-old son and my brother who is 9 years younger than me plan to play softball together this year.  I have never played with either one.   It should be fun, although I can’t run very fast right now…

P.S. 4  Troy, cut your sideburns and wear a fedora.  I’ll see you in Cincy!

P.S. 5  Remember Sunday’s win.  It’s one of the best regular season wins in Dodger history.  Understated, quiet, astounding!

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UPDATE:

People were lauding the Giants Madison Bamgarmer, who was rated Baseball America’s #14 Top Prospect.   Well, times change.  Read this report from ESPN’s Rob Neyer:

    Certainly plenty of 19-year-old pitchers tire late during a season, so Baseball America ranked him as the game’s 14th-best prospect this season and Bumgarner’s declining velocity wasn’t a huge story until he showed up at spring training to compete for the fifth spot in the Giants’ rotation. His fastball rarely topped the mid-80s and he predictably got rocked for a 6.43 ERA while handing out seven walks with zero strikeouts.

Read the rest of the article – it gets worse.

The Giants pitching, while pretty good, will not be as good as it currently is, and ours will get much better too.  Kershaw, Kuroda and Padilla have had good starts.  Bills is up next.  The question is Charlie Haeger.  I look for Kuo to activated tomorrow.  The question is whether Link or Ortiz will be gone…

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6 Responses to “Who Is John Galt?”

  1. A Shot of Haeger says:

    I truly believe in Charlie Haeger… I think he needs until at least the end of May…. and then we’ll see. In Florida, he gave up one bad hit. He was awful against the Giants…. but I really think if he gets a regular chance to pitch, he’ll be effective.

    We are 6-6 after twelve games…. considering all the issues we’ve had… I can live with it.

  2. JDavis says:

    Yeah, I can’t. Saturday was a joke, we gave up before the game started. Was it Haeger falt? He’ll No. In games like that, you need the best defence on the field, and play small ball. I don’t understand Joe right now, is he piss with the off season signings?
    J

  3. troyfromwv says:

    “P.S. 4 Troy, cut your sideburns and wear a fedora. I’ll see you in Cincy!”

    I’m thinking about finding out how my ban could be lifted. But still, I’m on this 2 year probation nonsense. I have to get permission to leave the state among other ridiculous crap. A lot of times when I make Dodger trips it’s a last minute deal with the hotel. I can’t do that anymore. I have to allow time for my probation officer to sign off, I have to know where I’m staying, who’s going, blah, blah, blah. Putnam County, WV, is a joke. If they want to “F” with you, they will. And there’s nothing you can do about it. You’re kids arent that old. Could you imagine when they were 7-9 and the cops coming to your home at 9:30 PM at night with an arrest and search warrant (actually searching the home) looking for their Daddy. Yeah, uh-huh, Putnam County cares about the kids. OK!!

    Maybe I’ll have something worked out by the Dodgers June visit to Cincinnati.

    Yeah, I’m kind of “eccentric”, but I’m not a criminal.

  4. troyfromwv says:

    This year I used 2 of your pictures. I don’t think you mind.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xlhQVDtxh6s

  5. Miguel says:

    I had the pleasure of taking my five year old son to his first game at Dodger Stadium yesterday. I could not have asked for a better game, my son will never forget it. Even though he is only 5 and has the attention span of a gnat and really did not pay attention to much of the game, he remembers that we beat the Giants yesterday on a Manny Ramirez pinch hit home run!

    It was truly an amazing day in every way. Well, except for the 40 minute lines to get my son an ice cream in a plastic batting helmet while hearing that they ran out of ice cream twice while in line and then finding out once we got to the front that the ice cream was back up but that they had run out of beer!

    I have never had an experience like that at Chavez Ravine. But I think that it had to do with where we sat. Usually I sit in the Top Deck behind homeplate and I think that section does not have the crowds that the rest of the place does because it is self contained. I thought that I would splurge and get “better” seats but now I know better. On busy days, try the top deck. It’s the cheapest seats in the park, the same as bleachers, and much less rowdy than the bleachers, has a great view from behind the plate, no lines, and its very own Dodgers Store up there!

  6. Roger Dodger says:

    Kershaw, Manny, Weaver, Sherrill, Troncoso, and Broxton — is that enough to turn the corner?

    They did what they are on the roster and paid for. To bring it, hit it, hold it, and save it.

    Now it Billingsley can step up to the rubber and pitch like we would like him to, then the Dodgers might indeed be able to turn the corner and start on a new street.

    So the guy rest today — and get ready for tomorrow.

    So Eric has called it a career. Thanks for you Game Over for a few games as a Dodger. You brought out the best in us.

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