|Former Mankato Moondog Brandon Crawford has|
taken over the shortstop job for the defending
World Series champions.
The Jints — who prospered in 2010 by adding guys who appeared to be over-the-hill — picked up former American League MVP Miguel Tejada, who has been in decline for a while.
The old-guys approach didn't work in this case. Tejada was awful.
Brandon Crawford was called up —not from the high levels of the Giants farm system, but from A ball — and installed at shortstop late last month, and the former Mankato Moondog has wowed Giants fans with his defensive skills.
So far, he hasn't been overmatched at the plate either.