Greek Giant

The Giants announced yesterday that Marco Lucian and Joey Bart will make up part of the initial player pool for Spring Training 2.0 and the 2020 season. With rosters and player pools being expanded to 60. This means that each of the 60 players will be eligible to appear in Major League games without Minor League call ups or issues like player service time or options. If you read between the lines, Farhan Zaidi is aggressively asserting his yout-first vision for this year, due in no small part to the weirdness of the Corona Virus. That is the best scientific analysis I can bring you for now folks.

The Giants can have 30 active players on their team when the season starts. On the 15th day of the season the number goes to 28. On the 29th day it drops to 26, where it stays for the rest of the year.

With the exception of three taxi squad spots, everyone not on the roster will be at the team’s “Alternate Training Site,” most likely San Jose.

Here is the current Giants 40-Player roster:

Melvin Adon
Shaun Anderson
Tyler Anderson
Tyler Beede
Sam Coonrod
Johnny Cueto
Enderson Franco
Jarlin Garcia
Kevin Gausman
Trevor Gott
Jandel Gustave
Dany Jimenez
Conner Menez
Reyes Moronta
Wandy Peralta
Dereck Rodriguez
Tyler Rogers
Jeff Samardzija
Sam Selman
Drew Smyly
Andrew Suarez
Tony Watson
Logan Webb

Aramis Garcia
Buster Posey

Abiatal Avelino
Brandon Belt
Brandon Crawford
Mauricio Dubon
Wilmer Flores
Evan Longoria
Chris Shaw
Donovan Solano
Kean Wong

Jaylin Davis
Alex Dickerson
Steven Duggar
Joe McCarthy
Hunter Pence
Jose Siri
Austin Slater
Mike Yastrzemski

Ummm, I don’t recognize half of these names but whatever. There are dirty rumors that Yasiel Puig will be signed. If this happens I may not be able to watch a single game this year. Right now, between the Corona Virus, the DH in the NL, the runner at second base to start extra innings, and the shortened 60 game season, my love of Major League Baseball is being tested severely, possibly beyond the breaking point…