Eavesdrops

The buzz from Sunday’s Game 2 of the National League
Championship Series at Citizens Bank Park:


Cody Ross spelled backward? Sorry Doc.
Actually, Ssory Doc. Close enough. The anagram turned into an
Internet rage over the weekend. “I heard about that. Freaky,” Ross
said. For the record, he’s not apologizing for his two homers off
Roy Halladay.

— Ross, left, might have assured himself a
Giants contract in 2011 with his
work in the NLDS. Considering the NLCS, it could be multiyear.
“This team is built for years to come, and I’d love to play here
longer than this run we’re having,” Ross said. “I’d like to stay
for my career.” He’ll be eligible for arbitration after making
$4.45 million this year, and general manager
Brian Sabean said it’ll be “nothing that will
break the bank” and “an affordable situation.”

— Ross has been filling
Dan Uggla‘s head with stories about how dandy
it is to play for the
Giants, who have explored trades for
the Marlins’ power-hitting infielder. In fact, Ross has tried to
persuade Uggla not to sign a long-term deal with Florida before his
final year of arbitration so he can sign with the
Giants after the 2011 season.

— How proud is Sabean of his Lads? “Other than the ’97 team,
this has been the most endearing,” he said, referring to his first
year as GM when he traded
Matt Williams for
Jeff Kent and others who participated in the
worst-to-first rise in the NL West.


Brian Wilson tied
Rod Beck‘s regular-season franchise record with
48 saves. Now Wilson has 51. But Wilson’s
Giants have a long way to go to
match Beck’s 1993
Giants in wins. In fact, the 2010
Giants must win the World Series to
reach 103 wins, 1993’s regular-season total.


Tim Lincecum was the first Giant to win a
postseason game in Philadelphia since
Christy Mathewson beat
Ed Plank of the A’s in 10 innings on Oct. 8,
1913,
Doug Greenwald tells Eavesdrops. Our question:
With a name like Christy, did Philly fans whistle at him as they
whistled at Lincecum?

— We’ve seen the last of
Jose Guillen, right, in black and orange. The
Giants wouldn’t put the injured and
absent outfielder on their roster for the NLCS as an injury
replacement or World Series, if they get there.