Whatever persona he projected on the mound, Wilson was a beacon of good sense in the Giants’ clubhouse in those days, always a source of perspective and well-meaning humor. Now he’s someone who was invited to the Giants’ ring ceremony (in April) and refused. Someone who was offered a private ring presentation with the Dodgers in town this week, but turned it down. Apparently, he wanted some sort of shrine built to himself in the middle of the diamond – and his public brow-beating of an incredulous Baer was absolutely disgraceful.
- Bruce Jenkins, San Francisco Chronicle
Rallying behind starter Bartolo Colon, the A’s locked down home-field advantage for the first round of the postseason Friday night with an 8-2 victory over the Seattle Mariners, but in the process Oakland may have lost Yoenis Cespedes for the short term.
Cespedes, in the lineup in left field for the first time since Sept. 13 because of right shoulder soreness, got two at-bats and came out of the game with the shoulder a problem once again.
This time, however, the pain popped up while Cespedes was swinging. For the past few weeks he’s been able to swing but not throw. It’s unlikely Cespedes will play in either of the last two games of the regular season.
- John Hickey, San Jose Mercury News
While talk has swirled around the team’s new additions, the returning Warriors have quietly stepped up their game and look ready to take things to the next level.
Andrew Bogut and Stephen Curry and David Lee are injury-free, in the best shape of their lives, and have wowed everyone during offseason workouts.
Having dropped 15 pounds, and heading into the season with no restrictions or injury limitations, Bogut is ready to be the player the Warriors traded for two years ago. And his teammates are taking notice.
- Sarah Todd, SFBay.ca