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BP: What's the number one skill the Giants look for in their players? Colletti: It's our view you can never have enough pitching. If you're short in another area, you can always trade pitching, because it's the toughest commodity to find. Our drafts have been pitching-heavy. The last couple of years we've started drafting more position players, but the percentage is still high on the pitching side. We've seen this year how it's paid off, with (Jerome) Williams, (Jesse) Foppert, (Kevin) Correia, (Kurt) Ainsworth...Joe Nathan is one of our own, we used (Ryan) Hannaman to get (Sidney) Ponson, (Russ) Ortiz for (Damian) Moss. BP: Which do the Giants favor, high school or college pitchers? Colletti: We prefer college pitching. College pitchers are further along in terms of maturity and life experience. That doesn't mean we haven't taken high school kids. But when you're 18 years old and you're going away from home for the first time, it can be tough--there are a lot of different things that occur in a young person's life. If a pitcher goes through the right college program though, we'll know that he hasn't been misused, and that he's also been taught well. We do as much research as we can to make sure we don't get a pitcher coming out to the draft who's misused and might be injured. And that can easily happen at the high school level, sometimes the college level too. A major league club has a different level of investment in a player, to where you wouldn't have used him the way he might otherwise get used at the high school or college level.

BP: What's the number one skill the Giants look for in their players?

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The Expos shuffle their lineup, the Giants adjust to life without Robb Nen, and the Blue Jays are happy to have Frank Catalanotto. Plus reports on Brad Wilkerson, Tim Worrell, and Doug Davis.

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May 7, 2003 12:00 am

Under The Knife: Speechless

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Will Carroll

Believe it or not--and for people who know me, this will come as a shock--I spent most of Tuesday speechless. At an hour much too early for me to be up, and not having had near enough coffee (or alcohol), I was squeezed into the back seat of an Indy Car today and taken around the track. I can't begin to describe the experience, but suffice it to say that I came away with a new respect for what athletes these drivers are, how much courage--or stupidity--they have, and the fact that I really, really want to buy one of those when I win the lottery! If you have a couple hundred bucks lying around and you're near a track when the IRL comes through, I can't recommend this highly enough. Never mind that Robin Miller of ESPN made fun of me all afternoon, reminding me that I only went 180 or so--racing was a blast.

  • It doesn't pay to be an NL closer in 2003. Actually, it pays quite well, and the medical plan covers everything, but the results aren't very good. For the Giants, Robb Nen is done. Upcoming surgery to repair a partially torn rotator cuff will end his year and put him on a long road to recovery. Both Nen and Giants trainer Stan Conte admit this could be a career-ender, but both seem very upbeat, hoping this is what finally returns Nen to health.
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    January 27, 2003 2:54 am

    Team Health Reports: Team Health Report: San Francisco Giants

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    Will Carroll

    Team Health Report: San Francisco Giants January 2003

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    Getting accurate injury information is about as easy as getting good seafood in Indianapolis, so adding in language barriers, time zone calculations, and trying to figure out the vagaries of international calling on my cell phone makes things especially challenging. So went the quest to find out the status of Mariners reliever Kazuhiro Sasaki.

    Getting accurate injury information is about as easy as getting good seafood in Indianapolis, so adding in language barriers, time zone calculations, and trying to figure out the vagaries of international calling on my cell phone makes things especially challenging. So went the quest to find out the status of Mariners reliever Kazuhiro Sasaki.

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    Signed RHP Ken Hill to a three-year deal with a one-year option. [11/16]

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