“Miguel Olivo is a lot of things. He’s a 37-year-old catcher who will turn 38 during the season. He’s a catcher who used to be good for 15 to 20 homers per year with a lousy on-base percentage, and then he got sucked into the Safeco death fog, never to recover. According to Baseball America’s transactions log, he recently signed with the Giants, which means he’s depth for an organization that didn’t really need it, behind Trevor Brown and (hopefully) George Kottaras.
“And he’s also a dude who bit a Dodger’s ear off.
“That might be a positive in your book! It’s so hard to judge these things. But I’ll go out on a limb and suggest that Olivo biting a chunk off Alex Guerrero’s ear is not a nice thing and a red flag when it comes to the general subject of clubhouse chemistry.”
–Grant Brisbee, “Giants sign catcher Miguel Olivo to minor league deal” on my favorite baseball blog,
the consistently humorous and insightful McCovey Chronicles