By Connor Buestad
Lets face it, after almost 30 games into the 2009 season, the A’s look awful. Nomah, Mark Ellis, and Eric Chavez all are watching from the disabled list while the listless A’s struggle day in and day out to be competitive. Mind you, there is a long season ahead and certainly anything can happen, but for the time being things look bleak in Oakland. Only the Washington Nationals have fewer wins than the A’s (11-18). Things must turn around in a hurry, or Mr. Holliday will be here today, gone tomorrow.
The San Francisco Giants, on the other hand, are sitting pretty in second place behind the LA Dodgers. Timely hitting to go along with superb pitching has made for a very positive start to the season in San Francisco. Any pitching rotation that includes the likes of Tim Lincecum, Randy Johnson, and Matt Cain could be very dangerous in a short playoff series and there is no reason why the Giants can’t win the NL West.
Perhaps the most positive news out of the Giants camp as of late has been the 50 game suspension dropped on Dodger outfielder Manny Roidmirez. “Mannywood” just won’t be quite the same with Juan Pierre hustling around out in left field and bunting for base hits.