Welcome to the INSIDE CHINA BASIN Baseball Podcast
Updated twice a week on TheSportsVirus.com!
Midseason promotions from the minor leagues have had a huge impact on the Giants season. CF Steven Duggar was ticketed for San Francisco ever since spring training when he performed well in the Cactus League. Dereck Rodriguez was a great find for the Giants after signing a minor league contract before the season. Now he’s a National League Rookie of the Year candidate. Duggar and Rodriguez join us from AT&T Park.
Plus, we get an update on the California League Giants prospects with the Voice of the San Jose Giants Joe Ritzo.
Duggar told The Sports Virus he’s trying to “find a way to check off a box a night, whether it’s a walk, a stolen base, a defensive play. Just one thing to help the team win a night.”
Rodriguez told The Sports Virus about his current relationship with his Dad, Hall of Famer Ivan Pudge Rodriguez: “Lately he’s been letting me do my own thing. I’m my own person. He had his career, it was a great career, Hall of Fame career. Now it’s my turn to show everybody what I got.”
Join us again next week when we chat with Ray Woodson.
Photos courtesy of Yardbarker, UPI and The Atletic
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