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What Should We Do With Renteria?

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on July 7, 2010

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  1. delmardennis said, on July 7, 2010 at 9:33 am

    Krukow this morning said Renteria will receive “serious consideration” for the HOF when his playing days are over. What is it, a five year waiting period for HOF consideration? He should be receiving “serious consideration” any day now.

  2. Jed said, on July 7, 2010 at 10:17 am

    Great to be on the happy side of some breaks last night.
    Edgar? Three days rations, couple jugs of water, cut him adrift. Might get a Durham type trade for him, provided Sabean eats more salary.

    Guys playing for their next meal and acting like it: Huff, Torres, Uribe, Whiteside, Burrell, Mota, Casilla. Primary beneficiaries of the Sabean Pension Plan and playing for retirement: Rowand, Edgar, Zito.

  3. delmardennis said, on July 7, 2010 at 11:09 am

    One vote thus far for “let him play his way out of it.”

    I didn’t realize Bruce Bochy was a regular follower of the Flap.

  4. snarkk said, on July 7, 2010 at 11:15 am

    No disrespect to Kruk, but Rent will get a couple handfuls of random votes for HOF every year when he’s eligible, that’s it. In the old days, maybe a few greenies from the clubhouse bottle would help Rent, but that ain’t happenin now. If he continues to look like he’s playing in jello up to the AS break, something has to be done. Get Rohlinger ready down in Fresno to take SS for a while during which time you look for a SS solution before the deadline. Maybe Rohlinger surprises. OK, the age old question with the Giants that always seems to pop up — can he be worse (than Rent)? This time, I doubt it…

  5. irishman5574 said, on July 7, 2010 at 11:24 am

    Caught the end of a caller to KNBR this morning suggesting the Giants trade Bum for a bat. I didn’t catch who he suggested but I thought what a fool!!

  6. delmardennis said, on July 7, 2010 at 11:33 am

    Our best hope is for Uribe to snap out of it. But damn, he’s looked pretty gassed himself. His numbers post All-Star are better than pre the last three years, so no reason to think he can’t. Maybe that bum ring finger of his is hurting more than they’re letting on. If so, we’re screwed.

  7. swickman said, on July 7, 2010 at 12:13 pm

    Speaking of crappy shortstops, I found this quote from MLBTR to be amusing:

    The Phillies initially called up Brian Bocock over Cody Ransom because Ransom was experiencing knee trouble, writes MLB.com’s Todd Zolecki. Earlier today, the club DFA’d Bocock and promoted Ransom.

    It made me LQTM.

  8. bigflavor said, on July 7, 2010 at 12:16 pm

    Sometimes I LQTM just thinking about LQTM….

  9. snarkk said, on July 7, 2010 at 1:07 pm

    Bocock is available?… He fields better than Edgar, and right now, the bats are equal…

  10. ChiPower said, on July 7, 2010 at 2:07 pm

    Bocock? Hell, I’d rather roll the dice with Burriss, Crawford, etc.

  11. snarkk said, on July 7, 2010 at 2:15 pm

    Chi, my Bocock question was a joke, tho basically true. Though he would lend some renewed joke opportunities for us. Anyway, Rohlinger would seem to be the quick stopgap choice. Burriss is playing again, but I don’t think he’s been playing too long since coming back from the foot thing. Baggs in his blog today actually asked Rent straight up if he was done. I thought that was good reporting, somebody in the media finally getting in the face of these players and hopefully management to question what is really going on. In the East, that’s SOP. Of course, Rent said he could still contribute. From the looks of the Flap poll, he’s in the minority…

  12. snarkk said, on July 7, 2010 at 2:21 pm

    And, I almost forgot. Downs has played some SS in Fresno. His stick is better than Rent’s now, we’ve seen it, and he has a little pop. Plus, he could spell Franchez at second. He could be a stopgap until Uribe and his injury gets sorted out. They’d have to be careful about time up and burning an option, tho….

  13. ChiPower said, on July 7, 2010 at 2:41 pm

    Snarkk –

    Yeah, I read Bagg’s piece today, heard Krukow on KNBR this morn…etc. etc. etc.

    Most everyone thinks Rohlinger and Downs are stop-gaps (and short-term ones at that). I find it hard to disagree with that. If that is the case, and Rent is not moved, can the team continue with that tandem (Rent and Uribe) for SS, and legitimately compete in the West (and potentially beyond)?

    I have been of the “play it out with what you have” crowd. Until recently, I sincerely felt the team could compete and win the West with what they had. With the recent happenings (Uribe and Rent both struggling, etc.), I’m not so sure.

  14. snarkk said, on July 7, 2010 at 2:49 pm

    My view is that with what looks like a hole at SS now, and a clear need for another OFer that can hit, they should exhaust internal sources first to plug the SS hole. Rohlinger, Uribe, even maybe Burriss are clearly equal or better than Rent at defense. Crawford’s too green, not ready. And, there is only so much you can trade away. If they ended up trading pitching first for a SS, then you’re really limited on what you can get done in dealing for an OFer. I don’t want Dirrty traded for a friggin SS. And the OFer must give you more offense than the SS position, all things equal…

  15. wswinb4igo said, on July 7, 2010 at 2:51 pm

    snarkk…There is no such thing as “burning” an option. The option last all year. Up and Down…An option gets ” burned” when you use one. A player has several options, depending on service time and time on the 40 man roster.

  16. snarkk said, on July 7, 2010 at 3:04 pm

    OK, WSwin, then even more reason that Downs should be considered as a SS stopgap. If anybody’s seen him pull leather there at Fresno, chime in. I heard he’s only played a half dozen or so games there at SS. That ain’t much, but in a pinch, you do what’s needed. Rohlinger’s probably the best of a bad set of internal choices….

  17. ChiPower said, on July 7, 2010 at 3:13 pm

    Rohlinger has more starts at SS this year (minors/majors combined), but both are not natural SSs (Rohlinger has played predominantly 3B, Downs 2B). Either/both are stopgaps, as is Burriss, with his limited playing time since coming off the foot injury.

  18. snarkk said, on July 7, 2010 at 3:23 pm

    It could be worse. The Warriors 1st round draft pick already hurt his wrist in practice this past weekend — they’re “evaluating” it. But, now he won’t play summer league. Holy smokes, that outfit just has bad karma….

  19. Unca Chuck said, on July 7, 2010 at 4:19 pm

    Cohan’s curse. He can’t get the fuck out of town fast enough. Never was an owner much more ineffective than he was. Monroe will go on to have a great career while Udoh wends his way through the D league and the NBA . . . hello Patrick O’Bryant.

    Poor Franklin must be spinning in his newly-occupied grave.

  20. twinfan said, on July 7, 2010 at 4:30 pm

    With none of the candidates likely to hit and Downs an unknown at SS defensively but known bad in the field everywhere else, I’d opt for Crawford. He’s said to be MLB ready in the field and he might at least run into a few. He reminds me a lot of Greg Gagne of the Twinkies, with a better glove.
    But I’m more concerned with Edgar in the field now than at the plate. He was hitting when he went on the DL and was 10 for his first 24 when he came off. Then beginning with the Dodger series he went south. I’m not buying he lost it completely just like that. Probably our best bet for the second half is not a trade but Ishi or Belt at first, the Huff/Torres/Burrell OF, a Sandoval rebound, and pray for the best from Uribe/Renteria…

  21. snarkk said, on July 7, 2010 at 4:36 pm

    Just heard Flemm on KNBR, couldn’t believe the honesty. He said Rent was not performing in the field or at the plate, and came close to saying Rent was physically done. Amazing for the biggest homer of the crew…

  22. twinfan said, on July 7, 2010 at 4:39 pm

    “Poor Franklin must be spinning in his newly-occupied grave.” There was a wait !!???Fucking rent control.

  23. twinfan said, on July 7, 2010 at 4:47 pm

    “He said Rent was not performing in the field or at the plate.. ” Tough to dispute. Whether he’s “done” is hardly an EZ call, though. Talk “soft” all you want, he was hitting .340 about 10 days ago with a .333 RISP average.

  24. PawlieKokonuts said, on July 7, 2010 at 5:34 pm

    wow? when did we last have back to back to back homers?

  25. PawlieKokonuts said, on July 7, 2010 at 5:45 pm

    oh it was more spliced than that…I see

  26. PawlieKokonuts said, on July 7, 2010 at 7:05 pm

    and when they were good, they were very good

  27. Kevin said, on July 7, 2010 at 7:15 pm

    Boy did the Giants need a series like this or what??

  28. twinfan said, on July 7, 2010 at 8:25 pm

    Minor league baseball player Darren Ford turned himself into police and was arrested on charges of making a false police report, theft and other offenses. ”

  29. zumarust said, on July 7, 2010 at 10:48 pm

    Rent says: “I’m not done yet!”

  30. zumarust said, on July 7, 2010 at 10:48 pm

    3 hits for the Rent. Hopefully a sign of a second wind.

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