Saturday, August 2, 2008

A Couple of Phenoms are Opening Special Assistant-Felipe Alou's Eyes

According to Felipe Alou, the one-time player and later manager of your San Francisco Giants, Angel Villalona needed to gain some familiarity with the team concept. After all, he was signed as a 16-year phenom with no knowledge of such things needing to occur for him to put his bat on the ball or use his glove to snag an on-coming ball off the bat of an opponent.

You know how that is, we all learn things according to how it befits our part in the matter. Not until we realize it's necessary do we even bother with such things.

"There's a lot of stuff they don't know they have to learn as professionals," said the elder statesman, Felipe Alou.

Villalona was signed as a 16-year old two years ago, entered Monday (July 28th) batting .247, with 12-HRs and 43-RBI. A more impressive stat was that he only struck out 92 times in 344 at-bats.


Pablo Sandoval, who went from dominating Class A pitching at San Jose (.359, 12-HR, 59-RBI in 68 games) to crushing Double A (AA) at Connecticut (.342, 6-HR, 26-RBI in 27 games).

As for the future of the San Francisco Giants...Hope Springs Eternal.

(thanks to the Giant's web site for the aforementioned info)

Kevin Marquez