Giants' Posey feeling 'great' about rehab


Giants' Posey feeling 'great' about rehab

July 6, 2011
GIANTS PAGE GIANTS VIDEO staffGiants catcher Buster Posey joined Duane Kuiper and Mike Krukow in the broadcast booth during Wednesday's game with the Padres.Posey fielded all manor of questions, discussing the twins his wife is expecting, which pitcher is the most difficult to catch, the status of his injury and more.

On Buster Posey's rehabilitation:
Duane Kuiper: The obvious question, how are you doing?Buster Posey: Great, Great. Im doing great. Think the rehab process is coming along really smooth. You know, still got four or five weeks 'till I can put any pressure on the ankle but I think everybody is happy right now.
Mike Krukow: Buster, what do you miss most about not playing?Buster Posey: Playing. The competition. You guys know, you played. We're pretty lucky to get to step in that box or step on the mound and compete at the highest level.
On the most difficult Giants pitcher to catch:Buster Posey: Hardest guy.. Depends on the night. Depends on whos got there A game. You know probably the one that I had to adjust to the most was Timmy just because his stuff is so different. A lot of deception, a lot of moving parts and you see what it does to other teams. Its hard to hit and sometimes its a little difficult to catch sometimes.

On Buster Posey's unborn twins:Mike Krukrow: I want to know how your wife Kristen is doing as shes expecting twins in August.Buster Posey: Shes doing well. Shes doing well. The poor girl got the raw end of the deal in this one because obviously this is are first go around with having babies and Im suppose to be the one taking care of her right now. Its kind of been opposite. Were getting close so were getting excited. Mike Krukow: Your times coming. Dont worry. Youll pay your dues.Duane Kuiper: I was talking to you yesterday and how your priorities change over one play. You were saying I want to be able to kind of get back on my feet before the babies arrive.Buster Posey: Definitely. I think Im going to have a good shot at it. Hopefully they come when there suppose to come, keep our fingers cross. You know, are training staff is doing a great job of working hard with me everyday.

Report: Giants interview Chili Davis about becoming new hitting coach


Report: Giants interview Chili Davis about becoming new hitting coach

Chili Davis spent the first seven years of his big league career with the Giants where he made two All-Star teams and hit 101 home runs. 

Fast forward 37 years from his debut in 1981, and Davis may now be the one teaching Giants how to hit balls over the wall in 2018. The Giants met with Davis Thursday about becoming the team's new hitting coach, according to The Mercury News

The only problem is, there is no open vacancy on the Giants' coaching staff. 

Current hitting coach Hensley Meulens is a candidate for the Tigers' head coaching vacancy, but reports surfaced Thursday that former Twins manager Ron Gardenhire will take that role. Meulens could become a candidate to manage another team or take a different spot on the Giants' staff. 

The Giants' offense sputtered in 2017. Overall, the offense ranked 23rd in batting average (.249), 29th in runs scored (639) and last in home runs (128). By comparison, the Pirates were the next worst team at hitting home runs in 2017 and still launched 23 more long balls than the Giants. 

Over his 19-year career, Davis hit 350 home runs. He has spent the last three years as the Red Sox's hitting instructor. 

Inactives: Raiders without two inside linebackers, Bowman suiting up


Inactives: Raiders without two inside linebackers, Bowman suiting up

The Raiders are aiming to snap a four-game losing streak as they take on the first-place Chiefs Thursday night under the lights in Oakland. And they will be thin in the middle of their defense. 

Cory James and Marquel Lee are both inactive, but a well-known new face is ready to go.

Oakland will turn to veteran NaVorro Bowman, along with two undrafted rookies, Woodson Luster and Nicholas Morrow, to man the middle. 

The following players have been ruled out tonight vs. the Chiefs: 

Cornerback Gareon Conley

Quarterback Connor Cook

Linebacker Cory James

Linebacker Marquel Lee

Tackle Marshall Newhouse

Defensive End Jihad Ward

Tackle Jylan Ware