Yes, my powers of prediction are back in full force.
(Nevermind that I've been wrong about 45 other things during the interim between my last accurate prediction and my latest one. Whaddya expect me to admit my failures?)
As I predicted and Big D from Giants Win pointed out, the team has sent down Scott Munter to Connecticut (yeah, down to double A) and Dan Ortmeier back to Fresno.
While AA ball sounds like they're really down on him, the article in SFgate quotes the Giants as saying they wanted Munter to link back up with pitching coach Bob Stanley, which is probably the smartest move -- but honestly, when a one-pitch pitcher doesn't have control of the one pitch that he throws...well, call me skeptical that Munter will return soon.
Who's going to replace Munter? Dunno yet, but I'm hoping the Giants keep the youth movement going by bringing back Merkin Valdez. The last time Valdez was brought up was 2004, where he was a bit wild in the two appearances he had in August. I think this is a good time age-wise, as Valdez is currently 24. Only problem is, Merkin's not having the best year at Fresno. He's getting hit hard and issuing quite a few walks.
I'd be surprised if Brian Sabean brought Valdez up with stats looking like these, but then, we all know the Giants don't always pay attention to stats -- otherwise Jose Vizcaino would've been gone, too. Doesn't his performance so far this year seem just as bad as Munter's?
Heh. Does a baby go "goo"? The The Let's Waive Goodbye to Jose Vizcaino Count-Up shall continue.