Saturday, June 6, 2009

Giants and A's Notes

Randy Johnson made history Thursday in Washington, as he beat the Nationals to earn career win number 300. Sure, he's only gotten 5 of those in a Giants uniform, but when The Unit is on, he's still a treat to watch. Not only was it a historic victory for Johnson, it also was his third dominant start in a row, and it looks like that rough stretch he went through in mid-May is completely out of his system. Enjoy watching the Unit pitch this year Giants fans, cause we may never see another pitcher reach that milestone... For more information on Randy Johnson's feat and more in-depth Giants news, remember to click on over to The Giants Baseball Blog. Right now we're talking MLB amateur draft, which is just a few days away.

Speaking of the MLB draft, be on the lookout for our A's draft preview which will feature in our next post, likely either Sunday or Monday. The A's have also gotten themselves back on track recently. They've won 4 of their last 5 ballgames as they've seen their best player step up his game. Matt Holliday, who may be starting to kick it into gear so he can garner some interest of a contender as the trade deadline approaches. Regardless the reason though, since may 1st, through early part of June, he's seen an increase in his production. Holliday's hitting .307 with 6 home runs and 21 RBI over the last 30 games, so he's starting to pull out of that long slump he started the year with. The A's are still dead last in their division, and aren't going to make any real noise or playoff run this year, but it will definitely help them for 2010 and beyond if Holliday starts ripping the ball like he did in Colorado from now until the trade deadline. It's almost a given that the A's will deal him in July and they're going to get a lot more in return for him if he's hitting .300 with power and run production. One team said to be currently interested in Holliday are the St. Louis Cardinals. The guy I'd target from St. Louis if I were Beane is Cards super-prospect Colby Rasmus. I don't know if the Cards' would deal their premiere young outfielder for a 2 month rental in Holliday, but A's GM Billy Beane is known for getting the most out of his trades, so you never know.

Note: If your interested in NBA Finals talk, be sure to surf on over to The Warriors Rundown, where Brian has been analyzing and breaking down the happenings in the 2009 NBA Playoffs. There really hasn't been much going on in the Warriors world lately, but that will change as soon as the Finals end and free agecny and draft plans begin.

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