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MLB Official Scorer Michael Duca On Giants Newcomers

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Major League Baseball Official  Scorer Michael Duca  joins us to analyze the Giants trade deadline moves and what they need to do to win the NL West.

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 The Sports Virus talked to Duca about the Giants acquiring Matt Moore from Tampa Bay:

… “When the Giants go shopping at the trade deadline, while everybody else heads off to Macy’s to see what’s available, the Giants go down and shop on Rodeo drive. They are only willing to look at young, proven talent that is under contract for an extended period of time or old guys who are cheap two month rentals. In Matt Moore’s case he’s under control for three more years at team prices or options that are very friendly.”

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Nationals Manager Dusty Baker and The Sports Virus Reporter Ryan Leong

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Today we hear from Nationals Manager Dusty Baker, who also managed the Giants from 1993-2002. The Sports Virus Reporter Ryan Leong also joins us from AT&T Park in San Francisco.   

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The Sports Virus asked Baker if he thinks Barry Bonds will get in the Hall of Fame some day:

 … “I hope so. He certainly deserves it…I think Jeff Kent should be in. He’s not getting much consideration at all. If it’s going by numbers, then his numbers are amongst the top second basemen of all time. If it’s going on popularity, then it shouldn’t be a popularity contest. I think Barry and Jeff should both be in.”

Baker on Daniel Murphy’s season:

 … “He should be the MVP at this point. He’s had one of the best seasons I’ve ever seen (and) I’ve seen some good ones. Every time you think he’s going to slow down, he speeds back up again. This guy comes to play, he comes to play every day. He has a great idea of what he’s doing on the bases, in the field and at the plate especially. This guy’s a student. I see him over here studying all the time and he has a heck of an idea of what he’s looking for.”

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San Francisco Chronicle Columnist John Shea, Part 1

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We talk about the early state of the slumping Giants with our regular guest SF Chronicle Columnist John Shea in part one of our conversation.

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 Shea addressed the San Francisco bullpen with The Sports Virus: … “can (Josh) Osich and (Hunter) Strickland carry this? Who knows? The bullpen hasn’t been great, but at the same time they’ve worked an awful lot of innings.” On Barry Bonds returning as Marlins hitting coach: … “coaches show up at Noon for a night game. We’ll see how long this will last. He kind of played by his own rules over the years.”

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Former Giants Infielder Jose Vizcaino

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While checking out Giants prospect Jose Vizcaino, Jr. in San Jose, we had a chance to talk to his dad, Jose Vizcaino, Sr., who played for San Francisco in 1997 and 2006 as part of an 18-year Major League career. When Jr. broke a few bats, Sr. was able to ask a good friend with the Angels for some new lumber.
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 Vizcaino, Sr. tells The Sports Virus that his son used a special bat to hit his first HR in the California League for the San Jose Giants: … “Albert Pujols is one of my best friends. He always calls me and tells me, ‘when you need some bats just let me know.’ Two weeks ago I sent (Vizcaino, Jr.) Pujols’ number and told him to text Pujols and tell him to send you some bats. During spring training he sent some bats and now he’s sending more bats, especially (after Vizcaino, Jr.) broke 3 bats (in one game).”

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