Cohn column on Tejada, Rowand, Zito etc.

The Press Democrat has posted my column about the player carnage today at AT&T Park. This was one of the most interesting days I have ever experienced covering the Giants. I participated in group interviews of Brian Sabean and Bruce Bochy before the game and afterwards I was there when [...]

By | August 31st, 2011|23 Comments

DeRosa on Rowand and Tejada

Here is Mark DeRosa, speaking after the game, on the dumpage of Miguel Tejada and Aaron Rowand. I quote DeRosa because, although he is not a key member of the Giants, he is a key spokesman. Every team has one of those guys – a designated talker who articulately puts [...]

By | August 31st, 2011|6 Comments

Big changes on Giants — wow

At 10:30 this morning, Aaron Rowand was clearing out his locker. Miguel Tejada already had attended to that chore. The Giants had just informed them that they are no longer part of the team -- they are being designated for assignment. In their place the Giants are bringing back Pat [...]

By | August 31st, 2011|21 Comments

Giants can’t hit and you know it

Here's a new bulletin. The Giants can't hit, they really can't. I sat in the press box on Saturday and endured their third straight loss to the Phillies and watched them score one run and lose 2-1. If they could hit at all they would have won. But they can't [...]

By | August 6th, 2011|21 Comments

The trouble with the Giants and how to fix it

We're only four games into the 2011 season and the Giants already have a big problem. Their outfield is subpar defensively -- two of their outfielders can barely track down balls. You don't stay world champions if you can't catch the ball. Also troubling is Miguel Tejada at shortstop, or [...]

By | April 4th, 2011|13 Comments

Two Giants questions

As I sit here at my desk watching the rain fall, I have two Giants questions. I go to Arizona on Wednesday and I'm thinking baseball. 1. Will Aaron Rowand have an impact on the team this season? That question may make you laugh -- he got pushed aside in [...]

By | March 6th, 2011|8 Comments

Rowand in, Zito ?????

Bruce Bochy just said quite forcefully Aaron Rowand is on the postseason roster. Asked about Barry Zito, Bochy said his starting pitchers are: Game 1: Tim Lincecum Game 2: Matt Cain Game 3: Jonathan Sanchez Game 4: Madison Bumgarner or Tim Lincecum Notice which name he omitted -- Zito. So [...]

By | October 6th, 2010|4 Comments

Zito, Rowand off postseason roster?????

Barry Zito and Aaron Rowand earn a combined $30.5 million this season. Keep that number in mind. Neither has done much for the Giants this season. Keep that in mind, too. Do you think the Giants will keep them on the roster for the series vs. the Braves? Before I [...]

By | October 4th, 2010|28 Comments

Rowand’s revenge

Aaron Rowand just hit a home run to straightaway center off Vicente Padilla, the guy who cracked his head with a beanball. That's the sweetest revenge. Bruce Bochy had Rowand lead off today. I like that. He was telling Rowand -- maybe without actually saying it -- "This guy hurt [...]

By | June 30th, 2010|1 Comment