Giants Non-Roster Invitees And An Interesting Development

Yesterday, the Giants announced the full list of non-roster invitees (NRIs) to major league training camp. NRIs are players who aren’t on the 40-man roster who nevertheless will start spring training with the major league squad.

Spring Training at Scottsdale Stadium

This may not sound like big news, and it isn’t, for the most part. However, every year one of these guys sneaks on to the roster and ends up contributing in a big way. Continue reading

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A Look At The Giants Roster: The Pitchers

I’ve taken a look at the position players, now it’s time to take a look at the pitchers.

Starting Pitchers: Tim Lincecum (probably), Matt Cain, Madison Bumgarner, Ryan Vogelsong, Barry Zito

WARNING: CONTROVERSIAL AND POSSIBLY UNPOPULAR OPINIONS AHEAD

About a week ago, Buster Olney created a bit of a hubbub amongst Giants fandom when he ranked the Giants’ rotation only the ninth-best in baseball. Here’s the thing – I’m not sure I disagree with him. Continue reading

Former 1st Round Pick Boof Returns

Photo by ztil301 on Flickr.

According to Reynold Sports, pitcher Boof Bonser has signed a minor league contract with the Giants.

Bonser was originally drafted by the Giants in 2000, but was traded to the Minnesota Twins in 2003 as part of the infamous A.J. Pierzynski trade.

In four seasons, Bonser has posted an ERA/FIP/xFIP line of 5.18/4.55/4.24.

Bonser last pitched in the MLB in 2010 as part of the Oakland A’s.