The Giants made a little bit of a surprise move by adding Angel Villalona to their 40-man roster, Pablo Sandoval has eye surgery, and McCovey Chronicles looks at Brian Sabean and the payroll:
San Francisco Giants add Angel Villalona to 40-man, designate outfielder Darren Ford - San Francisco Chrnoicle
"The deadline just passed for teams to add prospects to their 40-man rosters, to protect them from the Rule 5 draft next month, and the Giants had a surprise for us. One of the six players they added to the 40-man is first baseman Angel Villalona, who was absolved of a murder charge in his native Dominican Republic and hasn’t played since 2009."
Pablo Sandoval discusses today’s eye surgery and his shoulder - San Francisco Chrnoicle
"Sandoval had attempted to correct the vision in his left eye with contacts and goggles, but those hampered him on the field. His vision issues may have contributed to his struggles hitting right-handed, as the left eye is the first to pick up a pitched baseball."
Brian Sabean and the Baer Market - McCovey Chronicles
"So when I complain about the Giants not increasing the payroll, its not necessarily because I think that a $130 million payroll is far too low. Rather, it's because picking from a group of second-level guys who will get moderate to semi-expensive multi-year deals is not one of Sabean's strengths."