Rob Friedman (Pitching Ninja) Breaks Down His Favorite Giants Pitchers

If you're a huge baseball Twitter fan, you've probably heard of Rob Friedman -- or @PitchingNinja as he's so widely known.

If you haven't heard of Friedman, you're in for a treat. He brings the fun back in sports media with his unique GIFs and hilarious commentary on twitter. But beyond that, he has a great eye for the guys on the bump.

In the winter doldrums -- as we wait for the Giants to make a significant offseason move -- we asked for his thoughts on his favorite Giants pitchers. 

Both past and present Giants pitchers are highlighted thanks to Mr. Pitching Ninja with his own words on what is so special about these hurlers.

Johnny Cueto

Rob Friedman: "Yes, I know he's hurt, but he's always fun to watch. Between his creativity on the mound and his changeup, I'm always watching for something new and amazing."

Madison Bumgarner

RF: "It's not just the fact that his mechanics mirror another Giants great (Hall of Famer Carl Hubbell)

RF: "His cutter, ability to tunnel pitches ... and his toughness make him entertaining to GIF"

RF: "Plus, MadBum had a legendary staredown with Joe West."

Reyes Moronta

RF: "His wicked slider, made by 2018 Filthiest Slider compilation. Enough said."

RF: "And this slider was disgusting -- literally and figuratively. I apologize in advance."

Ray Black

RF:  "As my followers know, I'm a sucker for a dude who throws flames and has a filthy slider. And that's basically Ray Black."

Mark Melancon

RF: "I'm always watching for his filthy knuckle curve and cutter."

Newcomer: Pat Venditte

RF: "Because he's amphibious, and he's really Kyle Hendricks."

All-time Giants Pitcher: Tim Lincecum

RF: "Because he was 5'11," weighed like 78 pounds, and threw gas with off-the-charts secondary stuff."

RF: "Tim was the most mobile guy on the planet -- we're talking circus freak stuff."

So while there isn't a ton of Hot Stove action heating up for the Giants, we can at least take this time to appreciate the pitching staff as currently stands. Plus, we got to take a trip down memory lane which is always a splendid thing.

Thanks once again to Rob Friedman for his time and his contributions to this article.

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