Aaron Rowand

Giants, Athletics Start Season By Kicking Baseballs Around

We interrupted the traditional “Week In Review” format last week to talk about the best- and worst-case scenarios for the San Francisco Giants and Oakland Athletics, and only twice did I mention defense. I wrote how no Giants fans want to see Aaron Rowand in center instead of Andres Torres, and how Josh Willingham’s left field defense may become a problem for Oakland with Hideki Matsui currently entrenched as the team’s DH. Well, Rowand’s 3-for-6 with a HR and his defense has been fine, and Willingham’s been perfect so far in left field. Small sample size sure, but if the kind of defense played by both teams thus far continues, more balls are going to be kicked on Bay Area infields this summer than during a San Jose Earthquakes practice.

For the rest of this week’s “Bay Area Week In Review,” check out SB Nation Bay Area.

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