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Using Yuzzie-Pet in the Most Efficient Way

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on January 24, 2015

Decent debate over the last 2 threads about how Petit will be used. Starter? Long guy? I think there’s the realistic way he will be used and then the *fantasy* way he will be used. Realistically he’s going to be a long guy who comes in after a starter gets blasted. He’ll try to stop the bleeding. For a team not projected to score many runs, we are likely to lose those games.

From a fantasy perspective (and I’m talking about *fan* fantasy, not fantasy baseball) Petit could be the long guy who takes the ball after one of our old pitchers (or Timmy) manage to make it through 4-5 innings and still holding the lead (let’s say it’s 3-2). He holds sway for a couple of innings and gets the ball to our 7-8-9 guys.

Of course, I think Timmy could do that job too.

Petit proved last post season what a weapon he can be that was more circumstances than it was a way he could be used regularly.

I’d love to see Bochy use Petit in his most effective role (bringing him in when one of the oldies hits 75-80 pitches and we still hold the lead) but I doubt that’s how he’ll get used…….

And now an all day VB tourney in freaking Discovery Bay. Bye.


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  1. paulinasia said, on January 24, 2015 at 6:30 am

    Loads of options for Petit, and just as many opinions about it here. He’s shown he can throw 6 shut-out innings in relief. He’s shown he can practically throw a no-hitter as a starter. He’s also gotten lit up as a starter, but just a couple of times. IMO, he has more value to the team starting every 5th day than he does hanging out in the ‘pen waiting for the right “situation”. The dude can flat out dominate. Can anyone here say that about Timmy? Peavy? Hudson? Voggie? Cain’s elbow not quite right? Hard to believe he’s not being touted for the starting rotation. But I guess “the old guys” will get run out there for awhile, and once one of them (and hopefully it will only be one of them) collapses or just sucks too horribly, then he’ll get some starts. I’d say he’ll be starting by mid-May. Begs the question: which one of the “old guys” will go down first? REALLY hope it’s just one of them….

  2. Bozo said, on January 24, 2015 at 7:48 am

    Baseball has been on the back burner for me lately, so I haven’t really been paying much attention to the baseball news. But hey, I did see that the Trophy Tour is headed to Finnerty’s today and I couldn’t help but think about the NY Flap Mafia crew, I hope they all make it out to the party and have a great time with the Beauteous Three.

  3. willedav said, on January 24, 2015 at 8:44 am

    Props to Klay T. Haven’t seen a Dub go off like that since Sleepy Floyd.
    So glad owner listened to Jerry West and Kerr and backed off the K Love deal
    Someone mentioned it but won’t it be a trip for Kerr to walk into MSG for AS game with best record in West. I know he learned a lot from Jackson but must be really relieved he didn’t take Knicks job.

  4. Nipper said, on January 24, 2015 at 9:32 am


  5. stickman said, on January 24, 2015 at 10:02 am

    R.I.P. Ernie Banks. Ernie was a beloved figure in baseball and certainly the one bright light for the ever suffering Cubs fans in the 50’s and 60’s.

    Still wish the Giants ownership wasn’t such a bunch of overly rich tightwads and would cut the contract with ATT and honor #24 while he is still with us. What a message to baseball (and the corporate world) that would be: WILLIE MAYS FIELD.

    • snarkk said, on January 24, 2015 at 10:57 am

      They could name the “field” anything they want, if the contract allows it. It’s still ATT Park. Maybe Baer could do it right now, but doesn’t want to. There’s already Wilie Mays Plaza, that’s good enough for me. Precedent: when the Stick was “Monster Park” they named the field “Bill Walsh field”, and Walsh was already dead. Once you name something, you can’t take it back. And, dead guys can’t embarrass you anymore by saying something stupid in an interview — prickly old dudes can…

    • Nipper said, on January 24, 2015 at 12:48 pm

      He’s got the statue out in front.

  6. stickman said, on January 24, 2015 at 10:19 am

    Flav: Like your take on Use More O Petit coming into the game when one of our more challenged starters even tends to, begins to, or even pretends to falter in the middle innings ~ or even early. Not too anxious to see him for a starter role, particularly after several weeks into the season. Reason is simple: Blach and Blackburn.

    Both of those prospects did quite well in Richmond last season with ERA’s under 3.2 and excellent walk to strikeout ratios. Both are control pitchers and command the entire zone. If either or both of them are doing as well as and hopefully better than last season, at least one of them should be good for The Show by the end of May or so. I’d give first nod to Blach as he’s a couple years the elder, has more highly rated pitches and happens to be a lefty.

  7. snarkk said, on January 24, 2015 at 10:39 am

    Flip the bi-weekly paychex.
    Petit gets the check based on the $17 million, Timmy gets the one on the $1 million.
    Who’s starting now?…

  8. snarkk said, on January 24, 2015 at 10:41 am

    I’m surprised not only that they brought Voggy back, but at the price. $4 million plus incentives? That’ll buy a lot of masa for the tamales…

  9. Alleykat said, on January 24, 2015 at 11:07 am

    Kinda of amazing to me An old geezer like Vogs can still milk at of the Giants 4 mil & enchilada incentives, and your starting SS Crawford still gets paid half of that sum.. Where’s the justice in that?

    • snarkk said, on January 24, 2015 at 11:45 am

      No justice, no pitching…

  10. pawliekokonuts said, on January 24, 2015 at 12:55 pm

    ALERT: Attended private trophy showing this morning at the New York Palace hotel. Joe Panik. Willie Mays. Larry Baer. 55 guests. Great time! Mo’ later. (After nap.)

    • Flavor said, on January 24, 2015 at 1:02 pm

      He called me after it. Story is worth the wait.

  11. snarkk said, on January 24, 2015 at 1:04 pm

    Just heard Belicheat’s painful, pretzel logic defense of the deflated balls. Hilarious.
    Boiled down, his paraphrased defense of “the balls were legal when they left our hands before the pre-game inspection” leaves only two logical possibilities, since the facts are, per media, that 11 of 12 Patriots balls were out of regulation pressure when measured at the end of the first half, and NONE of the Colts balls were out of regulation.
    Possibility one: the refs intentionally or by accident somehow tampered with the balls before the game when inspecting them, so that when they came out of the refs dressing room, the Pats balls were deflated when the game started, but the Colts balls were legal. So, it’s the refs’ fault. Really?
    Possibility two: the refs did their job in the pregame inspection, so that the Colts and Pats balls were regulation compliant before the game started, but somehow the atmospherics during the first half ONLY AFFECTED THE PATS balls to cause them to be deflated. Weather conditions and physics only affecting one team’s balls — I like this explanation. Yeah, that’s gotta be it.
    I found it interesting that Brady said earlier in the week that he likes the balls at 12.5 PSI (the lower end of the allowed range), and today, Belicheat said with all the testing they did this week, his QBs could NOT tell the difference between balls that were even 1.5 pounds different in PSI, and could barely tell when 2 pounds different. Hmmmm…
    Oh, and a stat I heard this week noted that over the past X number of years (can’t remember number), the Pats, despite playing a ton of games in crappy New England weather, had an average number of offensive snaps per fumble that was FAR above the league average. Something like 175 snaps per fumble compared to the league average of 108 snaps per fumble. Now, one big reason to have somewhat deflated footballs is that in any weather, but particularly bad, cold, wet weather, it’s much easier to hold onto a deflated ball. Hmmm…
    After the SBowl, time for the Pats org to get hammered with some real penalties…

    • blade3colorado said, on January 24, 2015 at 2:44 pm

      Why wait? I’ve read two columns that have suggested Belicheat must sit out the Superbowl. I’m down with that.

      • snarkk said, on January 24, 2015 at 2:49 pm

        His explanation was nothing but gibberish. I can’t believe anybody with at least half a brain (that excludes some sportswriters and all Pats fans) could be convinced by it. The NFL has really turned into a joke league. Players tackle the QB and its almost always now a penalty. But a team obviously cheats in a championship game — the NFL questions everybody in its investigation from janitor to ballboy — but, not Brady. Good story here on incredible lack of fumbling by the Pats, despite playing in a challenging weather location at home. Food for thought, for sure…

  12. Giant Head said, on January 24, 2015 at 2:38 pm

    Watching Klay last night was just unbelievable. Obviously no one has ever seen something like that performance. I could see Voggy winning that 5th spot and then why not use Timmy and Petit as Flav suggests to come in early for Voggy or even Hudson/Peavy when needed early like the 5th inning and change things up for a couple of innings so that Voggy and company only pitch through the opposing lineup twice and then in comes Timmy or Petit.

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