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My Prediction Is….

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on April 4, 2015

nothing. I don’t know if I’m burnt out on the prediction-side of blogging or maybe there are just too many question marks surrounding the 2015 Giants–but I don’t have it in me to predict how they’ll do. I was listening to a radio show out of New York this morning. Two complete blowhards trying to yell over each other who they thought would win the National Championship on Monday. They sounded like idiots. They don’t know who’s going to win and more importantly, who cares what they think? It’s all just a bunch of bullshit for them to use later (if they’re correct) to brag about themselves next week on the radio.

As it relates to the Giants the one thing I’ve learned over the last several years is that the team that starts the season is almost never the team to finish the season. So how could you ever make an informed prediction anyway? If they’re close at the trade deadline, Sabean will do something that has a much better than 50% chance of working. And don’t kid yourself, Bobby Evans is nothing more than Sabean’s boy toy. He’s a GM in title only. Sabes still calls all the shots for this team…….

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  1. 10Boo said, on April 4, 2015 at 1:08 pm

    One solid starter and four question marks doesn’t make for easy predictions.

    • Flavor said, on April 4, 2015 at 1:13 pm

      they won the world series with that formula……

  2. zumiee said, on April 4, 2015 at 1:15 pm

    I’m predicting the Giants make the playoffs, at least as a Wild Card, and maybe they catch a few breaks and win the division. I think the Dodger offense takes a slight step back this season, and the Dodger bullpen will have some struggles. But the Kershaw/Greinke combo keeps their playoff hopes solid.
    As we all know, once the playoffs start, anything can happen. Maybe this is the season we get that Giants/Dodgers playoff match-up.
    Play ball!! 🙂

  3. zumiee said, on April 4, 2015 at 1:16 pm

    Duffy starts today, gets a hit in his first AB. That dude is making the big club roster.

  4. zumiee said, on April 4, 2015 at 1:40 pm

    McGiggles with the rally-killer double-play. Let’s hope he can limit those this season.

    • snarkk said, on April 4, 2015 at 1:50 pm

      He’s got a history as a double play machine. He’ll probably go for 25 or thereabouts. Piershitski was a DP machine, too, but at least McGehee is not a dirtbag. He looks like a serviceable third baseman. I don’t know if he’s really much better there than a guy like Duvall. He’d better be better. I wonder about a position player that’s played in Japan, and come back. Doesn’t normally make one really confident in his skills…

  5. Nipper said, on April 4, 2015 at 1:51 pm

    I predict lawns in suburbia will go yellow. Lawns will be used as parking lots. People will attend games just to see green grass. Oh yeah and the Giants will just amuse this season. Ballpark food will empty your wallet. Parking costs will make one cry. Playoffs????

  6. twinfan1 said, on April 4, 2015 at 2:02 pm

    I don’t what they’ll do but sometimes one has to stand back and see that the situation is not as difficult as it may appear- they should just send Duffy *half* way to Sacramento,
    Now don’t you wish you’d thought of that?

  7. 10Boo said, on April 4, 2015 at 2:22 pm

    At least one guy on this team could have good walk-up music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZChsoIbCCI

  8. Flavor said, on April 4, 2015 at 2:30 pm

    Panda was a DP machine too, right?

    • Alleykat said, on April 4, 2015 at 3:11 pm

      Panda is a top candidate for a TP machine as well..

  9. Flavor said, on April 4, 2015 at 3:16 pm

    I tell ya, all zito does is get standing 0’s. That’s 2 in a row lqtm

    • wilcojoe said, on April 4, 2015 at 3:36 pm

      I haven’t followed him at all this spring. Is he going to make the A’s roster?

      • Flavor said, on April 4, 2015 at 3:41 pm

        doubt it. I think they’ll offer him a minor league spot and then we’ll see how serious he is about this comeback. He got blasted in his last outing

      • snarkk said, on April 4, 2015 at 4:02 pm

        When you’ve got $100 million in the bank, you’ve got to do something to keep busy. Pitching AAA in Nashville — hell, he can learn some new guitar licks while he’s there…

  10. Flavor said, on April 4, 2015 at 4:23 pm

    Alex Pavlovic retweeted
    Jane Lee ‏@JaneMLB 2m2 minutes ago
    Barry Zito officially reassigned to the Minors.

  11. zumiee said, on April 4, 2015 at 4:24 pm

    McGehee ended up getting a key hit to help the Giants win today. The Giants had some nice games in the last week and a half or so. Just find a way to get it done until Pence gets back.

  12. stickman said, on April 4, 2015 at 4:39 pm

    Beautiful performance over 5 by our Hudson Terraplane cruising through the A’s like shit through a goose. So now it looks like three of the five starters are good to go with Hudson supplementing Bumgarner and Cain. Very nice to see the team upping their game at the conclusion of ST. They have won most of their recent games with primarily 25-man players and the regular staff.

    My prediction? Giants are ready to play some baseball.

  13. snarkk said, on April 4, 2015 at 5:05 pm

    Predictions, agreed, are worthless.
    Especially when Sabes makes mid course corrections, so the team right now looks a lot different in August.
    So, I’ll make a prediction anyway.
    SF goes for 84 wins. Barely limps into the second WC spot.
    Division winner — Padres…

  14. Berdj Joseph Rassam said, on April 4, 2015 at 5:51 pm

    I agree, too many question marks with this team – especially starting pitching, and we all know how important that is in baseball. Maybe Mad Bum can go 162 games….

  15. stickman said, on April 4, 2015 at 6:15 pm

    Virtually all the pundits, prognosticators and poobahs in the ML sportsbeat across the country have predicted the LaBumbos will win the West and most of them also have the Dagos coming in as runners-up. Dissing and dismissing the World Champions may not add to the laurels of these paid blowfarts.

    Should SF manage to go ONE GAME over .500 during Pence’s absence my spectacles will develop a rosy hue.

  16. 10Boo said, on April 4, 2015 at 6:57 pm

    A two-game ST winning streak clearly marks a turning point in the season.

  17. pawliekokonuts said, on April 4, 2015 at 7:06 pm

    I’M READY, as SpongeBob said before his ill-fated driver’s test.

  18. willedav said, on April 4, 2015 at 7:11 pm

    I could see Pirates overtaking Cards, but otherwise LA and Nats win divisions, and SF fights it out for WC
    But not with the Pads who are distant 3rd at best.
    LA and Nats won their divisions last couple years, and what good did it do them? So f-ing what?
    Giants, btw, would absolutely be last team Cards want to see again in playoffs.

    • pawliekokonuts said, on April 4, 2015 at 7:16 pm

      Matheny’s face, and then his whole body, would split, crack, and fissure like an iceberg melting — as in a cartoon.

  19. paulinasia said, on April 4, 2015 at 7:40 pm

    Considering the question marks in both the offense and the rotation, I generally had been thinking the Giants would likely continue their odd-year absence from the post-season, with LA and SD finishing ahead of them in the West and another team in the NL grabbing the 2nd wildcard. And yeah, on paper, LA and the Nats appear to be the cream of the crop (and the dahlings of the media). But as others have said here, this team will look very different come August from how it looks now. I’m guessing at least 1 and maybe even 2 of the starting pitchers will be different, and most likely at least 1 or 2 of the starting line-up will be different as well. So, to co-opt Zumie’s “Just find a way to get it done until Pence gets back”, I think they’ll just find a way to get it done til the end of September, make the playoffs by a nose, and turn the post-season on its head once again. That would make it a very truly *odd* yet enjoyable season. After last season, I’ll never get too high on these guys (after their so-hot start) nor too low (after a miserable June and July). Wind it up, baby….

  20. zumiee said, on April 4, 2015 at 8:59 pm

    The D-Backs are sending Tomas down to AAA for a while. Yikes. He had a rough Spring Training.
    And they released Cody Ross.

  21. zumiee said, on April 4, 2015 at 9:05 pm

    The Giants still haven’t announced their final 25. With Ishi likely going to the DL, they’re reportedly toying with the idea of going with 13 pitchers at the start of the season. That could put Kontos or Strickland back in play. Or if they go with 12 pitchers, then Duffy AND Adrianza make the 25.

  22. sportdude said, on April 5, 2015 at 12:11 am

    LA 95 wins
    SD 87 wins
    SF 85 wins. Lack of hitting gets us off to a slow start. 3 games under end of April. Posey never sees a strike and starts getting himself out. Our hitters come around when Pence comes back. Then Peavy struggles, as does Cain. Neck and neck with the Padres. When the 3 in 5 champs realize they won’t make the playoffs as the wild card they start losing and finish with 85 wins. sad but true. 2016 no Timmy, Peavy, Huddy, Voggy. No magahee, Aioki, Blanco, Rebuild and fire away at the 4 in 6….

    • 10Boo said, on April 5, 2015 at 5:13 am

      The mid-season deadline could be a good time to sell high on the NC guy. He could bring some genuine prospects to a depleted farm system.

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