The pair did not stop waving in the spring training
MLB.com. | United States- On Giants they will have more youth in the gardens in 2019. The five patrols of the team on the list of 40 have an average stay of 58 matches in Major leagues, and neither of them argued more than 120.
If you compare that pedigree with that to Gerardo Parra, A 31-year-old Venezuelan, invited to train with 1,347 life games in majors, it's easy to understand why giants are eager to add a veteran to his group rangers.
But, in the words of Parra himself, the veteran feels younger than ever his first season in the Cactus League as a guest.
"I feel very well," said Para recently. "I worked hard every day, I come early and work hard, I feel like I am 16 years old, because I'm preparing and caring for my body."
Para's work ethic gives him the opportunity to earn a place on the Giants list on the opening day. The left dough, which won a pair of golden gloves and wadding .287 for life, had a good spring
"The pair knows how to hit," the manager denounced Bruce Bochie. "That's where it should be right now, two weeks in the season."
The giants were clear that they were ready, if they thought it was necessary, to make a change to improve their gardens and perhaps to add a right-wing striker to complement the deep line in the leftists.
The other veteran patrol in the camp as a guest player outside of the list is Cameron Maybine, who has problems with his new swing.
Although he feels comfortable and confident that everything will go well, Parra does not take any action for granted in these trainings, using the same plan of attacks for all years – beyond his contract or status on the list.
"This is the first time for me (as a player outside the guest list), but as I always say when I get to _Spring Training_, I think it's the first time in the big leagues," Parra explained. "I'm doing everything that is perfect. I do not mean whether I'm not in the list. I just want to play a ball and be happy to play, to work hard, and that's it."
Couple played five and a half seasons with D-Arms, a part of two seasons in Milwaukee, a year with Ivy and three with Stella. He went twice to the World Baseball Classic, to two wild card games, followed by the Staircase, as well as the 2011 and 2018 series with D-Arms and Colorado. The October Opening in San Francisco, under the command of a leader intended to end at the Hall of Fame, made him accept the invitation of the giants of training.
"I wanted to play Boi," said Para for what he drew most into the club. "He's a great manager. A huge person This team won a lot, and that's my goal: Try to help us win this year."
Most of his career has gone to the National League West Division, Parah well knows Oracle Park in San Francisco. For life, he strikes .310 / .350 / .399 in 63 matches at the house of Jiangxi, and that 0.310 average is the third best among rival strikers with at least 200 appearances in history, just behind Paul Goldschmidt and Andre Etière.
Dating with the division, apart from friendship with some old friends inside the club, Parra feels at home in the giants.
"I feel like I'm here with my family and I'm happy about that," said Para. "I do not think this team needs anything. It's a great team. You just have to play hard every day and see what happens."