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AVG......Brian Horowitz (.349)
2B.......Eddy Martinez-Esteve (44)
3B.......Clay Timpner (12)
HR.......Todd Linden (30)
RBI......Mike Cervenak (103) SB.......Marcus Sanders (57)
OBP......Todd Linden (.437)
SLG......Todd linden (.682)
ERA......Dave McKae (2.42)
W........Broshuis/Floyd/Salankey (12)
K........Matt Cain (176)
SV.......Bateman/Wilson (21)

Thursday, February 02, 2006

Tidrow Names Coaching Staffs

It looks like Trevor Wilson, along with all managers in the organization, will be sticking around for at least 2006. Wilson has become one of the more highly respected coaches in the organization, and will be heading to Fresno as a pitching coach. Merkin Valdez and Brian Wilson will be among the prospects Wilson will be mentoring in Fresno.

"The Giants' Minor League affiliates enjoyed one of their most successful campaigns in 2005, finishing the regular season with the second-best winning percentage in baseball.

As a reward, Dick Tidrow, vice president of player personnel, announced on Tuesday that all Minor League managers will again guide their clubs for 2006.

Retained are Shane Turner, Triple-A Fresno; Dave Machemer, Double-A Connecticut; Lenn Sakata, whose Class A San Jose team won the California League title, while he captured Manager of the Year honors; Roberto Kelley, Class A Augusta skipper and manager of the Panamanian team in the World Baseball Classic; Steve Decker, short-season Salem-Keizer; and Bert Hunter, the 2005 Arizona Rookie League Manager of the Year, who has led the San Francisco affiliate to two consecutive titles.

Former Giants pitcher Trevor Wilson has also been named pitching coach at Fresno, while Jim Bowie is hitting coach and Patrick Serbus the trainer."


Comments on "Tidrow Names Coaching Staffs"


Blogger DrBGiantsfan said ... (12:51 AM) : 

I met Trevor Wilson a couple of times in 2004. He came over and chatted with me and my family when we attended San Jose Giants games in Southern California. He helped us get autographs from Matt Cain and Merkin Valdez. We had never met him before and he had no idea who we were. He just noticed us in our Giants gear and wanted to be friendly.

Besides being a helluva nice guy, he's a great pitching coach, IMO. His specialty seems to be teaching the Cut Fastball to prospect who don't have anything to lose by trying it. Brian Burres got a big boost from Trevor's help, and he sure did a bang up job helping Jon Coutlangus convert from the OF to pitching. Noah Lowry, Matt Cain and Merkin Valdez have also pitched on his teams. SJ led the Cal League in ERA last year by a fair margin. SJ's pitching staff didn't have anyone that I would rank as higher than a grade C prospect either. Most pitchers Trevor has coached have improved under his mentorship.

I would think moving up to AAA would be a promotion. Could Trevor Wilson be a candidate to be the Giants pitching coach when and if Rags moves on?


Blogger Birdman said ... (4:55 AM) : 

You gotta think he's a candidate for a big league job sometime soon. I'd have no problems if he were the successor in SF.


Blogger Birdman said ... (5:10 AM) : 

By teh ay, I used to love the way Trevor would grimace on the mound as he looked in for the sign. It always looked like he was smiling at the hitter--like he knew something the hitter didn't.


Blogger multiphasic said ... (9:57 PM) : 

Interesting decision, though, to leapfrog him over Bob Stanley, who, from what I understand, is hardly deadweight himself.

Me, I want to see Sakata get closer to the majors. From what I understand, he's a complete firecracker. If Wotus supplants Alou, I'd love to see Lenn come in as the BC.


Blogger Birdman said ... (2:09 AM) : 

I remember reading that Sekata prefered to stay with the young players. Not sure he'd turn down a big league job, but he's not exactly asking for a promotion from what I understand.


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