Monday, July 27, 2009
Cellar Door (or, Garko Rhymes With Darko)
The pitcher the Giants gave up, Scott Barnes, is leading the Cal League in wins and strikes out a fair amount of batters. From what I read, he's sort of a finesse guy who outthinks opposing batters, something that may not last the higher up the chain he climbs. In a system already loaded with pitching, the Giants aren't likely to miss him.
Garko isn't a star but he provides power and a pretty solid upgrade to the lineup at the cost of a C-grade prospect. No harm, no foul. More insightful words to come tomorrow, when I'm not half asleep and drunk off of a 15-K Tim Lincecum performance.