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Exit Voggy

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on January 20, 2015

Voggy is about to sign a deal with the Astros and I don’t fault him for that since it took him so long to ensconce himself at the mlb level. Gotta get paid. But goddamn, what an awful way to end your career—as an Astro. And the deck is stacked against him. He’s going from a pitchers park to a hitters park. When you’re at the tail end of your career that’s only a good move if you’re a hitter. As high strung as he is, I can’t imagine he’s going to be too cool with a bunch of bumbling Astro kids playing defense behind him. And we all know that at this point in his career he seems to pitch much better in the post season than the regular season. I wonder how many post season games the Astros will play in 2015?

So long Voggy. I hope you’re getting a lot of guaranteed money…….

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  1. unca_chuck said, on January 20, 2015 at 8:50 am

    Word is the Nats are looking to trade Strassburg.

    • Lurker John said, on January 20, 2015 at 9:17 am

      Wow. Wonder why. They must be down on him for something.

  2. dirtnrocksnomo said, on January 20, 2015 at 9:00 am

    I think it’s safe to say that he’ll be back in the org when he hangs em up. The good news is that Mrs V will have access to a lot of new enchilada recipes. Best of luck to you Vogeltron.

  3. Nipper said, on January 20, 2015 at 9:04 am

    Astro………yeah I know….. but it still is an unfortunate name. “YOU ASTRO!” My phrase for the day.

  4. willedav said, on January 20, 2015 at 9:06 am

    First guy’s comments on MLBTR story re: Vogs nailed it—Vogs has 2 rings and has been around Giants coaches players and winning clubhouse. He brings instant respect and cred and adds vet leadership to a young group— how you do every little thing, on off days, pen sessions, study hitters, et al.
    He probably will be like extension of pitching coach, a job he ultimately might be well suited for.
    Vogs was never really an electric stuff type of guy but a battler who knew what he wanted to do out there and always competed. He was always trying to hit corners and move ball around and make hitters go after his pitch.
    Might still be able to give them decent 150 innings plus.

    And since Stros come to Oaktown a few times maybe we still get a Nicole sighting.

  5. willedav said, on January 20, 2015 at 9:10 am

    Wow, props to Flav for a HOF BBOTD group of cute butt babes.

    • Flavor said, on January 20, 2015 at 9:21 am

      it’s just how I roll. Sometimes.

  6. Lurker John said, on January 20, 2015 at 9:15 am

    Sorry to see Vogey go. He was a good Giant.

  7. stickman said, on January 20, 2015 at 9:31 am

    Good luck to you, Vogie. You truly were a GIANT.

  8. salty said, on January 20, 2015 at 10:22 am

    Giants have lost some significant clubhouse presence/ personality in Pablo Morse Vogey…mean much?

  9. James said, on January 20, 2015 at 10:30 am

    Glad that Vogey won’t be an option, if things go awry with the starting staff — a better solution should be an imperative, either now or later.

    • unca_chuck said, on January 20, 2015 at 10:56 am

      Chemistry! Talent! That these last 2 posts are back-to-back is pretty funny.

      Chemistry does not come from winning, yet chemistry does not guarantee winning. Talent does not determine chemistry, yet talent doesn’t guarantee winning, either.

      Quite the conundrum.

      • James said, on January 20, 2015 at 11:27 am

        Chuck, there’s no conundrum here, only a false equivalence, kinda like Obama versus the current slave state Congress. No, it’s true talent doesn’t guarantee anything, it only makes it more likely that things go in your favor. The rest is up to chance. Baseball is a game after all.

      • unca_chuck said, on January 20, 2015 at 12:55 pm

        I don’t think the giants win 3 in 5 based on chance. I also don’t think they were the most talented team in any of the 3 WS wins.

        Especially this year. Call it the fox hole mentality, kismet, synergy, or whatever, but I think there’s something to it.

  10. dirtnrocksnomo said, on January 20, 2015 at 10:33 am

    I’m just hoping all of these swings and misses in the free agent market lead to Moncada signing with the Giants. One can hope right?

  11. Chipower9 said, on January 20, 2015 at 11:24 am

    Wow, hard to believe only 30 days until Giants pitcher and catchers report. Time flies when you are winning championships.

    Good luck to Vogey in whatever goes down. He was a damned good Giant.

    • zumiee said, on January 20, 2015 at 1:01 pm

      “Time flies when you are winning championships.”

      Awesomely said! 🙂 🙂

  12. Alleykat said, on January 20, 2015 at 1:00 pm

    Yeah good luck to Vogs & Mrs.V.
    You’ll need it with the Stros!
    Sadly I’m gonna say, he will be lucky to make it to the trade deadline.

  13. zumiee said, on January 20, 2015 at 1:03 pm

    I didn’t realize that the Nats have 6 strong starting pitchers on their roster now. Total overload. They absolutely are going to have to trade someone, or they’re going to have a really unhappy camper on their hands.

  14. zumiee said, on January 20, 2015 at 3:21 pm

    I’ve been reading “The Victory Season,” by Robert Weintraub, a book about basball during WWII and afterward in 1946. Near the beginning of the book it tells the stories of the only two major leaguers killed in WWII. I say “only” two, but obviously each of their lives were of immeasurable value.
    One of the guys was killed on Iwo Jima, part of the unfortunate group of U.S. soldiers given the task of trying to kill or capture all of the Japanese soldiers who were hidden in a labrynth of tunnels within that bleak volcanic rock island. There have been a few excellent movies that have told the story of Iwo Jima.
    And the other major leaguer who died was shot down flying a bomber over Nazi-occupied France. He volunteered for the mission.
    Very interesting book.
    http://www.amazon.com/The-Victory-Season-Baseballs-Golden/dp/0316205915/ref=tmm_hrd_title_0

  15. Flavor said, on January 20, 2015 at 6:08 pm

    KNBR is good comedy these days. They’ve got Giants fans calling up freaking SCREAMING about how this off season has gone. Look, I’m not jumping up and down about it but I find it hard to get even the slightest bit riled up after we’ve won 3in5.
    To all these lonely loser fans: at some point you have to stop being pissed off at your life long enough to mildly appreciate what the Giants have done to try to make it a little bit better…..

  16. pawliekokonuts said, on January 20, 2015 at 8:25 pm

    Farewell, Chainsaw. (Melanie used that for Voggy on her famous necklace at Finnerty’s.) Zumiee, I just watched the YouTube Willie Mays song. I loved it and the clips. THANKS!

  17. snarkk said, on January 20, 2015 at 11:44 pm

    It was time for Voggy to go. No need to pay him well for a bunch of 5 struggling innings every start. Thanks, good by and good luck. You got two rings, and made some millions. No downside there.
    See you at the many future special occasion get togethers put together by Baer to market the brand. BTW, the enchiladas are better, way better, in Houston than in California…


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