Grant Brisbee is something of a celebrity down at the SBN offices. RRHQ is just down the hall from the McCovey Chronicles cubicles, so we run into him in the hallway quite often. He pulls double-duty upstairs at Baseball Nation, too, so he's obviously a busy fella. So of course, we were pretty excited when he agreed to take a few minutes to answer some questions for us before the series with the Giants this week. Here goes:
Kevin Mitchell is Batman - The Reds play in quite possibly the most hitter friendly park in the majors, and have the benefit of many games in Wrigley, Minute Maid, and Miller as well. The Giants get to play in massive parks at home, at Petco, and in Oakland. The Reds opted to outlay over $200 million in contracts to their best hitters and go with relatively inexpensive pitchers, while the Giants did the exact opposite...do you think that's a wise strategy, or bass-ackwards on both accounts?
Grant Brisbee - AT&T Park isn't the black void that people make it out to be -- it's been pretty neutral for hitters over the last few years. It'll take home runs away from lefties without Bondsian power, and it'll take a few homers away from righties, but that's about it.