This was inevitable:
…. Lincecum is to make his next start Wednesday in place of Randy Johnson, who will be skipped because of biceps soreness, manager Bruce Bochy said.
“Just precautionary,” Bochy said. “It's just a little cranky. That's all normal spring training stuff.”
Yeah, normal when you're older than me.
Meanwhile, Ishikawa looks to have nailed down the first base job for the near term, while Sandoval is putting the team in a quandry:
ckquote>…. Two weeks before the Giants head north, most of the important position competitions remain wide open, although one decision seems to be clear: Travis Ishikawa looks like the Opening Day first baseman.
…. Sabean was less committed to Pablo Sandoval as the everyday third baseman, saying, “It's tough to evaluate Sandoval yet because we're not at the point where you're playing guys two or three days in a row. That's when you get a better read.”
Not clear is what would happen to Sandoval if the brass decided he could not be an everyday third baseman and not the first baseman. The Giants need Sandoval's bat in the lineup every day.