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Who Was Your Most Disliked?

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on May 16, 2015

A great topic that mushroomed out of the middle of yesterday’s thread: what former Giant did you dislike the most? Some good ones got listed with AJP and Blownitez being the 2 most popular. I had a tough time going super historical. Sure, there were guys I didn’t like on teams 30 years ago but that was really more a function of frustration with entire teams. I had no problem coming up with *ugliest former players* deciding on a 3 (ugly) headed tie between Willie McGee, Julian Tavares and Darrell Evans.

But who did I dislike the most? Honestly, it was probably Rowand. And certainly not because of his effort or commitment to the game. I have no doubt he was trying his best. He came to the Giants in a dark time for the franchise. And those 10 million slowly rolled balls to the left side of the infield finally got to me. His batting stance was a turnoff, man. I also didn’t care for the amount of time he spent in the batting cage. Perfecting a shitting swing was not the answer, dawg. Laying off the slider once in a while might have been the way to go.

He did make a great catch to save, I think, Dirrrrrty Sanchez’ no hitter. Ah, suddenly a new candidate emerges…..

Anyway, not the sexiest pick but that’s mine: Aaron Rowand. Somewhere I bet he’s still practicing that swing……

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  1. willedav said, on May 16, 2015 at 5:55 pm

    That’s a beautiful swing–outside pitch a little up and Posey lines it solidly to RF.
    Liked Belt’s line drive in CF too before Craw exploded one.
    11-0, with Pence back, feel good game.

  2. giants54 said, on May 16, 2015 at 5:55 pm

    Nice welcome back party

  3. alleykat69 said, on May 16, 2015 at 5:58 pm

    Destroying the Reds and lovin it!!
    All I want now is, not be to greedy ( but what to hell)is to have Craw get his triple for the cycle..

  4. willedav said, on May 16, 2015 at 6:02 pm

    Reds gotta lot of stuff to figure out.
    Leake and Cueto are FAs, and Bailey is hurt.
    They are not a big market team, and keeping Cueto will cost them $200 mil. Take an offer for him or risk losing him altogether to a contender? They are already paying big bucks to Votto and Phillips.
    And when dust settles they probably finish no better than 4th and way behind Cards Cubs Pirates.
    What to do?

  5. zumiee said, on May 16, 2015 at 6:10 pm

    Dodgers’ Greinke, 5-0, 1.52 vs. Rockies’ De La Rosa, 0-2, 9.56.
    Well, the Rockies were able to steal one the other night, so….

    • zumiee said, on May 16, 2015 at 6:14 pm

      Greinke is 22-1 vs. the NL West in his career.

      • willedav said, on May 16, 2015 at 6:28 pm

        Yeah, unreal. gotta hope he winds up in AL if he opts out of contract.
        Also unreal how LA is hitting the ball, tho they have played AZ and Rox a lot. Road trip they went into Milwaukee, where Grandal drove in 8 runs one night. That stuff’s gotta even out.
        Jansen came back last night and K’d 4 guys in one inning of work (passed ball on Grandal).

  6. zumiee said, on May 16, 2015 at 6:16 pm

    The Dodgers are starting an almost completely scrubini line-up tonight. Their scrubini’s are all hitting about .320, though.

    • snarkk said, on May 16, 2015 at 6:34 pm

      I don’t see how the Doghairs don’t win the division, unless their pitching completely implodes or there’s a clubhouse insurrection. Their hitting is ridiculous, the team OPS is .841…

  7. zumiee said, on May 16, 2015 at 6:17 pm

    CarGo goes yard on Greinke. Cool.

  8. snarkk said, on May 16, 2015 at 6:32 pm

    Staked to an 11-0 blowout lead, Voggy really has to go more than 5 2/3…

  9. snarkk said, on May 16, 2015 at 7:04 pm

    Hey, 2 blowout wins in a row.
    That doesn’t happen often. I like the homers, and the scoring.
    Let’s do it again tomorrow…

  10. Bozo said, on May 16, 2015 at 7:04 pm

    WTG Giants.

  11. alleykat69 said, on May 16, 2015 at 7:15 pm

    Yeah nice win, they really have their hitting shoes going the last 2 games, keep it up tomorow and take this series!
    Side note…Pence 3 runs scored tonight,just 3 behind McDP’s total of 6 for the season ,Ouch!!

    • snarkk said, on May 16, 2015 at 7:30 pm

      McDP is at .287 SLG.
      You cannot continue that at the 3b position. Just can’t…

      • James said, on May 16, 2015 at 7:45 pm

        177 has had a terrible start, but he can’t possibly sustain this kind of failure. I’d give him another 100 PAs.

  12. snarkk said, on May 16, 2015 at 7:31 pm

    I heard last night that Cain said he might be ready sometime in July. Might.
    WTF is wrong with the guy? If he needs TJohn, just do it and get it over with…

    • blade3colorado said, on May 16, 2015 at 7:35 pm

      In July? Yeah, that doesn’t sound good at all. If July rolls around and he’s not ready or worse, he needs TJ surgery – I will blame Cain, not the Giants medicos (whom I suspect already have told him to have the surgery and/or are saying there is a chance, albeit slight chance – rehab will do the trick). Regardless, what a cluster fuck this has become.

      • snarkk said, on May 16, 2015 at 7:53 pm

        Maybe they’re waiting so that if TJ is needed, they don’t admit it until after they make a deal in July and not be squeezed for a pitcher, since they haven’t admitted that Cain is done for the year. That’s the only thing that makes sense to me at this point….

  13. James said, on May 16, 2015 at 7:33 pm

    Ethier, Grandall, and AGon hitting far beyond where they will finish this year.

    • blade3colorado said, on May 16, 2015 at 7:45 pm

      Agree. In fact, insofar as AGon is concerned – Every projection I reviewed/read during the preseason, had AGon’s career peak occurring a couple of years ago (2013) and 2014 was the beginning of a slow, but certain descent. Right now he is on pace to match or exceed his 2009 season.

  14. Lurker John said, on May 16, 2015 at 7:34 pm

    “We all could feel it coming. McGDP fully meets expectoration…”


  15. Lurker John said, on May 16, 2015 at 7:38 pm

    “Why do so many people scramble for cover from a little rain?”

    If you can believe it, they do the same thing in Seattle. Go figure. Driving skills go out the window too. šŸ™‚

  16. Lurker John said, on May 16, 2015 at 7:52 pm

    Welcome back Hunter Pence! Another great win for the Giants, the offense is playing better, Craw is putting together his offensive season to date and the pitching is holding up. Pence looks like he’s been hitting the iron this offseason. Noticeably stronger looking.

  17. snarkk said, on May 16, 2015 at 7:55 pm

    What if the Giants were in the WC right now — what happens?
    You pitch Bum first, say they win the WC game.
    Then, with the first playoff game on the road, you start Heston, then Voggy. Come home, you start Timmeh and Hudson. That doesn’t sound real strong to me…

    • blade3colorado said, on May 16, 2015 at 8:06 pm

      You forgot about the Fairies, Leprechauns, Santa Claus, Elfs, and other weird ass sprites that vacation at the phone park in October (albeit, they do seem to go elsewhere in odd years}.

      • snarkk said, on May 16, 2015 at 8:34 pm

        The only thing missing from the last 3 of 5 WS champs is that the Yanks have not been an opponent. If SF got into it again this year, I’d like to see the Yankees as the AL entry…

  18. Macdog said, on May 16, 2015 at 9:08 pm

    Rox finish off the Bums 7-1. A most excellent night of baseball.

    • zumiee said, on May 16, 2015 at 9:11 pm

      Yeah, they put a loss on Greinke. It didn’t look good on paper, before the game; but they got it done. De La Rosa came up big.

  19. snarkk said, on May 16, 2015 at 9:36 pm

    The 800 lb. Gorilla in the Sabes office nobody wants to talk about: the Matt Cain contract is a mess, and if he’s out the rest of this year, it’s officially a Zito-esque disaster, running through 2017 at $20M per year. At least Zito wasn’t out an entire year with his “foot” injury, it was most of a season, not all. At the time I thought the deal was dumb given Cain’s mileage, and it’s turned out that way. Lincecum’s deal is steep, but he’s never, ever been hurt for any length of time. He’s taken the ball consistently. The Giants are keeping this situation on the low down, saying he’s throwing off level ground now and then, re-habbing, etc. Cain was quoted the other day on KNBR as saying he might, might be ready in July after the AS break. No word on what’s really wrong with the elbow ligament — is it shredded, torn, stretched, what? A pitcher out for 3 months+ this season after an elbow cleanout last summer isn’t out because he’s got minor tendinitis, or a shoulder strain. Serious business going on with that elbow ligament. By July, he’ll have been out well over a season, costing the Giants $25+ million in no production, none, from a starter. I guess he’s a good cheerleader. They’ll likely be looking to pick up a starting arm in mid to late July…

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