Better let's find out now nice stuff to join his son -- five point seven game outstanding ESPN baseball analyst. Keith law are you today -- real good safe happy president's state got a special presidents' day related activities planned. If -- nothing different implicated last year. -- -- -- -- is it reasonable to expect this year could be as much fun in the Bay Area as last year. I mean I think there it is they'll get more the challenge from the Dodgers this year with in the division by -- big guy as much as the -- -- -- they have not. Said the situation where that -- the giants clearly expected to those two clubs. Will be pretty competitive probably like to -- in the -- and what made the giants could last year most of that. He'll present for them this year but a couple of challenges to deal with like -- in particular what how to handle him once committed turned out he is. As bad -- well. This year he was last year but. I don't equipment. Any worse and it -- last season the gimmick -- Have a one better Bible with in the division which might make things a little bit more interest -- it still gives them I think it decent chance they get to the post season. And this may be a dumb question especially considering how well the giants play without him but. Will they miss Melky Cabrera had all the season. -- You know you don't -- -- don't -- his production a little bit but the fact is he's his contributions. -- helped by. By no means the only reason that they managed to get to the post season and again for the offense was not the right. The club it was it's going to be much -- about the performance of the pitching staff and how they handle. Lincecum and how they handle. There you go -- and we don't really know which deal was gonna show up in the first place but those two of the performance of the united. How they handle because I think the way they dealt with Lincecum. In the post season. What's really clever and maybe that's a good role for him going -- he comes out first five or six starts this season he's bad again. Maybe think about using him in the super weevil. And tried to the out the back of the rotation in the -- immune to -- give -- credit for you they've recognized once something's not right when Bob -- More time off. There were going to make those kinds of adjustments and the fact we've got a good -- and that and it -- to manage it a little differently. To their credit and part of how they managed to win the World Series last year. He's our guest here on 95 point seven gaming -- one of the things you've done every year so well this is sort of you know forecast guys who based on what you've seen so far seem seem ready and poised for breakout seasons any a's or giants noteworthy among your list so far this spring. You know I only hole I hold out hope for Brandon belt because he's got all the ability he got a lot of problems with the swing mechanics and. You went to the giants have kind of messed with his approach a little bit by trying to get him to be a little less patient and maybe strike out sweetened bid. Less -- and the result is actually in the if you look at his swing. From the end of last year vs we first came out of the miners a couple of years ago it's really regret -- -- get his swing mechanics back to where they were in 2010 when he was. This break -- prospect that we were all excited about. Then yeah I think he can take it except for he could be the guy who makes up for the offense that they've lost. With Melky Cabrera obviously getting suspended and then leaving it means you're the one he's got he got the ability and it certainly didn't get in the playing time. It's just a matter of him getting to swing back especially being able to. -- get a candidate better. Tradition and the setup and keep his hips from directing for that the late did you think he used to do he's acquired these bad habits. Get rid of them he can be to break up play here. Another critical piece for the giants will be 110 Steve -- can come close to matching his numbers from last year playing in that big ballpark. Yes it's not ideal for him but you know. I think what he could do for them to provide lol PP with some house that's really what is. What is most likely projection is going forward and that he never going to be high walk guy. And he's probably not in the high. Average guy he's done it for a brief stretches in his career going forward. He's kind of more. Big hitter who could produce twenty tackle on power over the course defeat in the -- so that modest though BP. ESPN baseball analyst Keith law where the sun 95 point seven game and we are. Home of the Oakland a's -- Keith I'm wondering which departed athletic do you think the -- will miss the most this season. That's a good question Cliff Pennington defense is gonna be a big loss and I thought it was great trade for that I I love getting Chris Young kind of yeah maybe for about seven cents on the dollar because what -- Arizona just decide they're sick of him for some strange reason and also because he was hurt he was really effective last year. Until he ran into the law and and try to come back I think a little bit -- -- try to play hurt the rest of the season. He's a great defensive outfielder who's got power an -- patients he strikes out on which he can walk without the aid value. With a good deal for them that they will miss. The defense is valued at Pennington provide I think. Packaging is not going to be. The -- quality of defender that kind of. What's your take on Jed Lowrie has been making noise is not want to be the everyday shortstop obviously they've got Nakajima lined up to do it right. Which -- -- I mean what's the ceiling for -- He's the -- Defensive shortstop -- that he can play at the back and help you probably if you looked at it can't -- symmetric. A good year for him is going to be where he he's dead average defensive shortstop and he adds value. Wouldn't bat after playing at second we'll keep playing at third where is beloved that is arms a little bit short that he probably make up for it with his his hands in ranged. -- either of those positions he can get a better defensive player. And I hit enough that I think it outweighs what you dunes with Tibet erupted the position -- third -- More than at shortstop the biggest question with Larry how much can play this but I had a hard time. Throughout his career on the field for thirteen concede that if they can keep him healthy immediate means to sleep you've beaten by an extra day off. Every week they have a little bit of a surplus -- -- there stumping for him in the seventh inning just to try to keep them off the field. That's the key to the ticket in 22030. Innings he's gonna be really valuable asset not any games played. He can you really valuable asset and it's just don't know history -- stay healthy without law. Big question for the aids this year is the durability of their young pitchers so many of them with a career high in innings. How concerned should we be about DA's young staff. I think -- -- that -- being able to opt for guys it's -- at you get to July and August that they're not actually hurt. Just watching out for the -- Because they have a lot of depth in the system now they did and they used the lives they used to treat the brought obviously brought a lot of that up to the big leagues. Now I don't think their position this year with they've got. Two or three guys to -- Step up from the minors the -- really get lectured -- in Australia probably plays a big part for them in the big leagues already. There's no there's no next speedster -- -- know guys who come up to them make five or six starts. At the end of the season and be put -- nearly as opposed to but I discovered that just it kicked the ball every couple days. Because he needs somebody term in terms of prospect to come out of the system and contribute as starters. This year actor. Really. They don't have another guy who would love I'd love to see them go out -- You know what a couple of -- time and just guide the statute AAA or better in the organizational players -- have. So that'd be neat idea but Jared Parker to start talking July. They're not calling -- some bureau they've got somebody a little bit better way to triple. Keith rookies had a huge impact on the AL west race last year you look at -- a rookie starters in and Trout a course. With the angels any rookies that you think figured have a big impact on the NL or AL west races this year. It -- control pork gets the playing time and access -- right now it does look like you will but if there's an injury or he can play agrees to move to first base to -- report second. I had and I put my top 100 prospects waking up about two weeks ago he's number one in all of the majors for me. I think he's ready to go play shortstop everyday from what city club in the big -- except protection -- -- that pretty good guy at shortstop right now. And I think if -- if you hoping the profile would get 500 at bats this year I tell you he would be my pick to win. Rookie of the year at this point but again I just don't think he's gonna get that kind of opportunity I don't think the playing time is there for. We'll keep him I told him Marco scooter was gonna hit 37 -- every did down the stretch. What would you tell me about his his likely chances to approach any of those numbers this year. Complete but that -- of up to seventy. Who is -- last. Yeah that's I mean that's what you saw what it was awesome and it's part of what you love about baseball -- for example. Even players who are on the downside where words are. Guy who probably never do that again their careers but him on six weeks they can do something like that but now -- you know I think scooter row. Will be lucky to get up to 300 if you give them again -- give an awful he's not playing time to do. That Keith law on Twitter your baseball fan you need to be reading. What he's right Keith law thank you so much for time we appreciated sir we learned a lot today. Right there.