Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Giants Projected Lineup and Rotation

Assuming that Renteria comes back to the Giants (and reports are he's leaning that way), other than some arbitration decisions, Brian Sabean may be done for the 2011 offseason. Here's what I expect to be the Giants 2011 opening day roster:

1. Andres Torres CF
2. Freddy Sanchez 2B
3. Aubrey Huff 1B
4. Buster Posey C
5. Cody Ross RF
6. Miguel Tejada SS
7. Pat Burrell LF
8. Pablo Sandoval 3B

Bench: Nate Schierholtz, Travis Ishikawa, Mike Fontenot, Edgar Renteria, Mark DeRosa
Brandon Belt might make the decision more difficult with a good showing in the Spring.

Not sure how the order of the rotation will play out, we do know that Bruce Bochy likes to split up the righties and lefties
but Tim Lincecum is going to be the #1, followed in some order by Matt Cain, Madison Bumgarner, Jonathan Sanchez and Barry Zito.

Brian Wilson will still be bringing his bearded act in for saves, with Sergio Romo, and Javier Lopez setting him up.
Jeremy Affeldt, Ramon Ramirez, Santiago Casilla will also be back. Dan Runzler also figures to factor into the mix.
The Giants have also been rumored to be in the market for Andrew Miller.

Guillermo Mota and Chris Ray appear to be moving on as free agents.

1 comment:

  1. I've also heard rumors that Dan Runzler has a chance to challenge for the 5th starter job.