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Jarrett Parker

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on September 26, 2015

That bomb he hit to center field….you just don’t magically hit them there. That was a monster blast. I’m trying to figure out what’s wrong with this guy. Drafted in the 2nd round of 2010, he’s 26 now, always shown good pop in the minors. And yet he’s just now getting a shot?

He’s tall and long, maybe that’s his problem. Easy to get inside on him? If he put on 20 pounds I wonder how far these monster blasts would travel?

Time to admit that we were all wrong about Leake. Everyone said that was a great pick up and he’s been a total dud—at least in terms of signing him to a big deal. Don’t want this guy. Already have him under control in the body of Heston…..

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  1. willedav said, on September 26, 2015 at 7:14 am

    The other one Parker hit in Diego was dead opposite field, off facing of deck almost down LF line.
    I don’t miss Fleming. And to be fair, he’s 4th wheel and going nowhere until others retire. At start of broadcast he has this dumb chore of citing time and weather of when game starts; Miller makes him sound like a HS kid.

    Leake is pitching himself out of a chance for Giants to sign him. Loo mentioned this a few threads ago, but I can see Sabes not doing anything with his rotation: Bum Cain Peavy Heston Blackburn, then seeing what happens. I can see one move for a J Zim type, but if nothing works he goes cheapo til Peavy/Cain fold.

    He’s got enough offense if everyone is OK , even including Pagan for how long that lasts. Get Panik Pence Belt Blanco/Byrd in there plus Posey Craw Duffy Giants are gonna score some runs.

  2. Carstie Clausen said, on September 26, 2015 at 7:30 am

    No time for research today, but it seems the team has lost a raft of one-run games, the most egregious being those three at the Latrine. Strikes me that with a full complement on the field that the Giants would have won a huge proportion of those contests and maybe a few of the ones we lost by bigger margins.

    Tomlinson appears to be a keeper and now Parker is making some loud sounds deep in the outfield. No doubt he’ll get a lonnnng look in S.T. So in a massive shift in half a decade SF has gone from being primarily based on a strong rotation, the team now sports its offense as the foundation. There will need to be some major reassessment of the guys on the mound. Agree with Flavor and Willedav that Leake’s future with the Giants has become very tenuous. He does NOT look like the #2 we need.

  3. zumiee said, on September 26, 2015 at 7:40 am

    Someone mentioned before, and I think the idea has merit: get Greinke because getting him also takes him from the Dodgers. It gives him double value. He’d cost a huge amount, but he has double value.

    • Flavor said, on September 26, 2015 at 7:51 am

      It’s just not a fit. Grienke has always said he’ll go to highest bidder. Why would Dodgers let SF outbid them? And since zito when have the Giants outbid anyone?

      • zumiee said, on September 26, 2015 at 8:13 am

        Making the Dodgers over-pay has value, too.
        I agree it’s not typical for the Giants. But it would be huge and bold, like going after Bonds in ’93.
        And the Giants have basically already said they’re not going to do it. But the Dodgers are all-in these days. I don’t want to just concede the division to them for the next several years.

      • blade3colorado said, on September 26, 2015 at 1:31 pm

        He’s old (for a pitcher) too. Just my opinion, but I see him going downhill from here. I. Do. Not. Want. Him.

  4. Paul Sorensen said, on September 26, 2015 at 8:11 am

    Back in the US, back in the US, back in the USofA…. 🙂 Catching up with some missed threads. Just watched Parker’s bomb…. kid reminds me of Panik a bit in his stance and swing. Williamson looks a bit like Nate the Great. I don’t know, lot of talk about the Giants farm system not being so great, but these kids in the infield and now outfield just keep on coming. Next year I think we’ll see some of the young pitchers. Lots of hope for 4 in 7 and beyond. Michael, great to read that post and Merna’s quote, glad you’re ok. I’ll be in Sonoma for a handful of days in October, maybe can stop by to see you.

  5. willedav said, on September 26, 2015 at 8:34 am

    Zum, I think SF looks really good for immediate future. LU is strong, esp if Parker turns into real deal and can take over CF.
    Belt might not pass eye test, but he has put up as good a numbers as anyone including Craw. IF is fine defensively, young and inexpensive and Posey is perennial MVP candidate as a C. Giants scored a lot of runs this year without hitting many HRs and a lost season from Pence.

    Bum has had better season than Kershaw, and beyond Op Dodger’s rotation very ordinary, and their pen is too.
    Additions of Heston Strick Osich better than LA young guys.
    Sure LA signs guys, but most of their pitching moves have not been very good—Wilson, League, Latos.

  6. Flavor said, on September 26, 2015 at 8:42 am

    I think we are in good shape for next year provided we go injury free. Unlikely. Moves need to be made, I just don’t think a “Grienke” is something to waste much time thinking about

  7. snarkk said, on September 26, 2015 at 9:14 am

    Stix — your one-run stat: Giants have lost 15 of their last 16 one-run games. That’s due to lack of offense from all these injuries, and a Pen that is aging and predictably has run outta gas, after being overworked due to a rotation that other than Bum hasn’t been able to pitch into the 7th inning pretty much 2/3 of the season…

    • Carstie Clausen said, on September 26, 2015 at 11:02 am

      Had they won half those 16 one-run affairs, we would be looking at a record of 86-66 and SF would be right in the thick of it. Then you look at the fact that Cain should have had his shoulder done last November and may well have come back strong by the Break. Well, at least this way we did get service and evaluation time with Tomlinson and Parker. Picking up the right man for the rotation (a good #2 which Leake evidently is not, and maybe one overlooked reliever to add to the bully bunch and this team should be loaded for 4 in 7.

  8. snarkk said, on September 26, 2015 at 9:19 am

    If the Giants want to spend a ton on a new pitcher, spend a ton on a guy that dominates. Don’t spend a lot, i.e., somewhat less than a ton, but a big amount, to get a guy like Leake. BF is right, why spend $100 million on a guy that’s no better than Heston or maybe even a Blackburn? Spend some coin on an OFer with a big bat, it’s about time Giants get one of those again, and make the lineup stout as hell. These young pitchers are due to come up and make noise, or else that’s all it was about these guys in the minors — noise…

  9. snarkk said, on September 26, 2015 at 9:23 am

    Parker’s hitting heavy, but you have to wonder about a guy his age — if he were really good, he’d have a year or two in the bigs already. Plus, pitchers up in the MLB don’t know him yet. That’s why he should play the rest of the games ’til end of season, along with Williamson. See how they do against tough pitching. When those two guys make contact, the ball certainly jumps. Korack of the A’s said it was the longest HR he’s seen at the Mausoleum. They’ve adjusted the estimate to 474 feet. Williamson’s hits were rocket shots…

  10. eddacker said, on September 26, 2015 at 9:44 am

    The additions of DP McGeehee and the one who leaks were failures slightly magnified by our DL situation. Tough season all around. And there seems to be 2 factors affecting acquisitions, and they may be related – the seeming sigma around “playing for or in SF” and the reputation of the medicos, which, if it is anything like the doubts raised here, in the clubhouses of other teams.
    We have been blessed to get as much for as long of the team we have watched these last 6 years. Change is inevitable.
    For the last month or so whenever I see someone wearing Giants gear around town I say “go giants”. It takes some a moment or two to realize what I had said or why. Sometimes we have a mini conversation “who’s pitching today” or something and too many times the answer is “I haven’t paid attention to baseball for weeks”. Now is the time to wear the orange and black. They are “Our San Francisco Giants”.
    Go Gigantes!

  11. Lurker John said, on September 26, 2015 at 9:57 am

    Parker should and probably will get a full shot to make the club in ST. I don’t know what his defense looks like, but given that he’s an outfielder that alone should merit a good look. Not to mention the prodigious power. Wasn’t he the guy who hit one over the batter’s eye in Scottsdale last spring?

    He did strike out a lot in the minors but that’s accepted practice in MLB these days, as long as the power is there. Snarkk may be correct, however; you have to wonder why he hasn’t gotten a look before.

    Flavor, I agree, the Giants would be hard-pressed to outbid the Dodgers for Grienke’s services next year, though it would be a huge coup to do so. His numbers this year are in the upper stratosphere. He’s also 31, soon to be 32. Do the G’s give him the long-term deal he’s surely seeking? Dunno. He has been phenomenal.

    I also agree about Leake, he’s been mediocre at best, but the Giants have to do something positive next year to bolster the rotation. Trotting geriatrics out there just ain’t cutting it anymore and these are Bumgarner’s prime years. We need to pair him up with another frontline pitcher, whether it’s from the farm or via free agency. I like Heston, but I’m not sold on his long-term prospects.

  12. Flavor said, on September 26, 2015 at 12:32 pm

    KNBR and Comcast are doing a pretty good job of selling me on this Zito/Huddy match up……

  13. snarkk said, on September 26, 2015 at 12:43 pm

    I’m down with the transient Huddy/Zeetz love today, but seriously. Zeetz hasn’t been relevant since 2012. He sat out 2013 to count his cash, surf and be a daddy. Huddy had a good first half of 2014 when he first showed up, pitched 8 good innings in the NLDS in DC in that 18th inning classic, and that’s been pretty much it. He was a cheerleader most of this season nursing a 40-year old wing. I heard on KNBR the other day that the Giants fans should give Huddy a rousing sendoff in his last start next week against the Doghairs. Well and good. But, I’m not shedding a tear for the guy, he might have been good in the Clubhouse, but on the field — meh — 1/2 a season + one game for $24 million, and he got a ring. A bit longer on board, but same principle as the Big Unit finishing up a Giant. A decade from now, Huddy is pretty much a feel good footnote in Giants history, but with this all this hoo haw, today it’s as if the guy spent his career here. Lincecum may never get out on the mound again as a Giant — what sendoff is he getting?…

    • Flavor said, on September 26, 2015 at 1:05 pm

      I agree with everything you said. Except that I THINK Zito pitched in 2013 then took a year off in 2014 and came back this year……
      The reason I bought into this is that you just don’t see this ever happen–2 pitchers in the same geographic area pitch for one team and then go next door and win world series’ with the other team. And the fact that they both seem to be going out today, it’s all good in my book. I’ll at least watch this first inning. 🙂 Plus COmcast had some cool interviews with them when they first came up with the A’s a LONG time ago.

      • snarkk said, on September 26, 2015 at 1:48 pm

        You’re right, he took 2014 off, pretty much like his entire contract with the Giants except 2012…

  14. Flavor said, on September 26, 2015 at 1:07 pm

    85 mph *heater* for Zit’s first pitch. The nostalgic memories are rushing back to me right now

    • zumiee said, on September 26, 2015 at 1:16 pm

      Downhill from there. 🙂

  15. zumiee said, on September 26, 2015 at 1:14 pm

    Zito’s fastball is at 83.

  16. Flavor said, on September 26, 2015 at 1:16 pm

    I bet Zito is having a ball getting blasted right now. lol. Hey, he made it out of the first inning! Only 2 runs.

  17. Flavor said, on September 26, 2015 at 1:20 pm

    without question, the most irritating thing to me about Kruk is his incessant pitcher intros. He starts by reading all of the obvious stats that are right on the screen and then he rattles off all of the pitches they might throw faster than a freaking auctioneer. It’s just verbal nonsense. I’d like to know of a single viewer that’s ever gone “whoa, he throws a cutter? I had NO IDEA!”
    And the best part is that he ends virtually all of these information packed intros with “he’ll throw anything at any time.”
    Thanks Kruk, that really prepares me for what I’m about to watch unfold…….

  18. zumiee said, on September 26, 2015 at 1:33 pm

    Zito fastball as low as 82 now.

  19. Flavor said, on September 26, 2015 at 1:37 pm

    Zito has to tap out right now, yes? He’s got nothing and we are teeing off on him. At some point, have some respect for yourself and stop getting blasted.

  20. blade3colorado said, on September 26, 2015 at 1:41 pm

    Sort of what I expected today (albeit, Hudson deserved better on the grounder to Duff).

  21. zumiee said, on September 26, 2015 at 1:42 pm

    A couple of aces pitching today.

    • zumiee said, on September 26, 2015 at 1:42 pm

      At least it’s even.

  22. blade3colorado said, on September 26, 2015 at 1:43 pm

    Sort of like an Old Timers game. lqtm.

    • zumiee said, on September 26, 2015 at 1:44 pm

      LOL.

  23. blade3colorado said, on September 26, 2015 at 1:45 pm

    Can we have Huddy’s retirement ceremony in the 3rd inning?

  24. snarkk said, on September 26, 2015 at 1:46 pm

    Essentially an exhibition game.
    Both pitchers showing why it’s time to call it a career.
    It’s ok, until it gets embarrassing on either side…

  25. Irish Kevin said, on September 26, 2015 at 1:47 pm

    The way Kruk and Kuip talked up this match up, I thought I was going to see a Marichal/ Koufax game! This is two old dudes playing ball. Zito should have just stayed retired and Hudson should have retired when the Giants handed him his WS ring!!

  26. blade3colorado said, on September 26, 2015 at 1:48 pm

    Seriously, this is like a Coors Field game. Errors; walking batters home, and hitting the batter. Only thing we need is a grand slam.

  27. snarkk said, on September 26, 2015 at 1:49 pm

    Unfortunately, didn’t end well for Huddy.
    Not surprising whatsoever.
    Melvin will probably let Zito toss the next inning until one guy gets on, then he’s done.
    Like paying for pay-per-view big money for a fight, and it goes 2 rounds…

  28. zumiee said, on September 26, 2015 at 1:49 pm

    Zito and Hudson are going to laugh about this game years from now.

    • Irish Kevin said, on September 26, 2015 at 1:52 pm

      All the way to the bank!!

      • zumiee said, on September 26, 2015 at 1:55 pm

        🙂

  29. eddacker said, on September 26, 2015 at 1:50 pm

    Major League Baseball does Sunday beer league. I like it.

  30. Irish Kevin said, on September 26, 2015 at 1:53 pm

    Let’s replace one old dude for another!!

  31. zumiee said, on September 26, 2015 at 1:54 pm

    Sports are as merciless as the animal kingdom.

  32. zumiee said, on September 26, 2015 at 1:58 pm

    Maybe the 82 is Zito’s change-up. How can we tell?

  33. Carstie Clausen said, on September 26, 2015 at 2:00 pm

    ANOTHER outta the Parker. Jerrett is going to get serious consideration in March and April. At this point, unless there is some weakness the oppo pitchers discover, he’s a probable come opening day. An outstanding ST and he may even make the 9-man. One thing to keep in mind is that he is not a power-only guy. His BA has been decent or better at AAA.

  34. zumiee said, on September 26, 2015 at 2:05 pm

    Altuve and Correa collided last night; I hope they’re OK!
    Uh, they each hit two HRs today.

  35. Irish Kevin said, on September 26, 2015 at 2:05 pm

    They should have left them in, see which team would score the most runs. What the hell lets pad someone’s stats!!

    • zumiee said, on September 26, 2015 at 2:07 pm

      Like Chamberlain going for 100. 🙂

  36. snarkk said, on September 26, 2015 at 2:11 pm

    First time Byrd really F’d up in the OF so far…

  37. snarkk said, on September 26, 2015 at 2:15 pm

    Time for Voggy to ride into the sunset, too…

  38. snarkk said, on September 26, 2015 at 2:16 pm

    Adios, guys.
    Turning to Cal v. Huskies…

  39. eddacker said, on September 26, 2015 at 2:20 pm

    and the old guys “hits” parade keeps on rolling

  40. zumiee said, on September 26, 2015 at 2:20 pm

    It wouldn’t be the worst thing to lose today or tomorrow. I don’t want the Dodgers celebrating right in my grill next week.

  41. sandog said, on September 26, 2015 at 2:20 pm

    “Sports are as merciless as the animal kingdom”

    Great line, Zum.

    • zumiee said, on September 26, 2015 at 2:26 pm

      Thanks; I read a lot of National Geographics. 🙂

  42. sandog said, on September 26, 2015 at 2:21 pm

    I’m sorry, but this is hilarious. Even more entertaining than the Joe West staredown—and that was the biggest laugh I had all week.

    • zumiee said, on September 26, 2015 at 2:24 pm

      I agree; there’s something epic about going out like the Hindenburg.

  43. alleykat69 said, on September 26, 2015 at 2:23 pm

    Yeah, seen enough of the “Old Timers Depends Game”!
    Drink of choice has to be an “Old Fashion” for Zito& Hudson, ahh hell Voggy too!

  44. Lisle Ellis said, on September 26, 2015 at 2:24 pm

    Any Flappers thinking that Huddy intentionally underwhelmed with his performance so as not to showup his pal Zito? He looked relatively decent in the first, then came a plethora of hit batters and walks … hmm … was he pulling his punches?

    • zumiee said, on September 26, 2015 at 2:28 pm

      No way. This is an elimination game for the Giants.

  45. Bozo said, on September 26, 2015 at 2:32 pm

    So, what is the over/under on the amount of pitchers being used today?

    • sandog said, on September 26, 2015 at 2:36 pm

      19 1/2

  46. zumiee said, on September 26, 2015 at 3:00 pm

    Cain, why not?

  47. alleykat69 said, on September 26, 2015 at 3:05 pm

    Hell why not Vida Blue?
    He could change jerseys and pitch an inning for both teams…

  48. zumiee said, on September 26, 2015 at 3:08 pm

    Gavin Newsome reminds me of the Garcetti character from The Wire.

  49. zumiee said, on September 26, 2015 at 3:20 pm

    Hey, this is turning back into a good game.

    • zumiee said, on September 26, 2015 at 3:29 pm

      I spoke too soon.

      • Bozo said, on September 26, 2015 at 3:45 pm

        Maybe not.

  50. blade3colorado said, on September 26, 2015 at 3:30 pm

    Nice swing by Butler, but he really does look like he should be playing in a beer league. His body makes Pablo look good.

  51. blade3colorado said, on September 26, 2015 at 3:38 pm

    Parker = Stud

  52. Bozo said, on September 26, 2015 at 3:39 pm

    Parker, again.

  53. Flavor said, on September 26, 2015 at 3:42 pm

    Bowker Gang member or diamond in the rough?

    • Bozo said, on September 26, 2015 at 3:47 pm

      Doing a face plant in Left didn’t get him any style points, but the dude is hitting the shit out of the ball.

  54. snarkk said, on September 26, 2015 at 3:51 pm

    Well, Cal up 20-7 at half in Seattle, should have at least another TD.
    The second half generally is not nice to the Bears, so we’ll see.
    Meanwhile, Parker is doing a great Randy Elliot impersonation. The kid has power. Is this some kind of Twilight Zone he’s in, or have the Giants totally flubbed gauging this guy’s potential?…

    • zumiee said, on September 26, 2015 at 3:58 pm

      They gave him a chance earlier in the season. He stunk.

  55. djloo27 said, on September 26, 2015 at 4:01 pm

    I said it a couple of weeks ago but I have to repeat it. I hope Parker will remember me as the first and only fan to acknowledge him pre-game when the Giants brought him up for one day (8-01-14). We’re forever connected. That night was also Duffy’s ML debut…

  56. zumiee said, on September 26, 2015 at 4:01 pm

    Nice sac fly.
    And Hudson and Zito sigh a little relief. They’re just footnotes to the game now.

    • blade3colorado said, on September 26, 2015 at 4:04 pm

      Who?

  57. blade3colorado said, on September 26, 2015 at 4:05 pm

    Wow!

    • blade3colorado said, on September 26, 2015 at 4:05 pm

      Just fucking wow!

  58. Bozo said, on September 26, 2015 at 4:05 pm

    Fucking Parker,. WOW.

  59. blade3colorado said, on September 26, 2015 at 4:07 pm

    Well, wherever or whatever or however this dude Parker ends up – he’ll always have today.

  60. alleykat69 said, on September 26, 2015 at 4:08 pm

    Holy Shit Batman,
    Jarret Parker is the next Roy Hobbs!!
    3 HR’s 7 Ribeyes UnReal!!

  61. zumiee said, on September 26, 2015 at 4:08 pm

    Gadzooks!!

  62. Flavor said, on September 26, 2015 at 4:10 pm

    I’m watching the Cal game so I missed all these bombs by Jarrett Kingman. What a 2 days this guy has had. Bowker had a 2 game sequence too but this appears to be far more impressive……

  63. djloo27 said, on September 26, 2015 at 4:12 pm

    This is sick!

  64. blade3colorado said, on September 26, 2015 at 4:14 pm

    Do they do the Taco Bell deal in the bay area? Here in Sherpa land, they would be handing out free tacos tomorrow.

    • alleykat69 said, on September 26, 2015 at 4:19 pm

      They should Blade…This kid’s hotter then the mild,hot& fire sauce packs!

  65. Bozo said, on September 26, 2015 at 4:24 pm

    Five HRs in his last nine ABs = pissing in a cup after the game, right?

  66. djloo27 said, on September 26, 2015 at 4:25 pm

    And 4 hits for 4 eyes…

  67. Flavor said, on September 26, 2015 at 4:26 pm

    Man Wilco, that’s 2 weeks in a row where Texas got fucked at the end by special teams. That’s unreal.

    • wilcojoe said, on September 26, 2015 at 7:51 pm

      Tell me about. Unreal for sure.

  68. zumiee said, on September 26, 2015 at 4:30 pm

    Krukow: “Romo’s had a fantastic season.”
    Well, the guy’s 0-5. Maybe slightly less than fantastic.

    • djloo27 said, on September 26, 2015 at 4:35 pm

      lulz!

  69. Macdog said, on September 26, 2015 at 4:32 pm

    I just saw: 7 freakin’ RBI?!? Where the hell has this guy been all year?

  70. djloo27 said, on September 26, 2015 at 4:33 pm

    Well, I’ll be rooting for the Mets – at least for now. I like their manager, broadcasters, Uribe. And Matt Harvey’s a big NY Ranger fan. Also the nice bathrooms and 25 ounce Bud Lights at Citifield. Plus a few long suffering Met fans I know and Mac Dog’s buddies. That’s about it…

    • xoot said, on September 26, 2015 at 4:40 pm

      Sandy Alderson’s a prick, though–brought Canseco up from the minors in the late80s knowing that the guy was juicing, and that was just the start of that story.

      • djloo27 said, on September 26, 2015 at 4:43 pm

        Just want to beat the Bums and Cards who I despise. And now I’m annoyed at the Cubs, too.
        Go Pirates!

      • xoot said, on September 26, 2015 at 4:49 pm

        perfect priorities there

  71. gianthead said, on September 26, 2015 at 4:35 pm

    Did Parker juice up this off-season or what??? Good boy…first game I turned on in a week or so and shocked this is the same guy…would love to see him make a run at spring training with Kelby for lf. I still assume Byrd will be retained but would love to see these guys push him.

    In regards to Leake, this is why I think you go all in on Greinke. Byrd will be at $8 mill and I think we can get away with not spending any more on hitters until trade deadline and an even year run…

  72. blade3colorado said, on September 26, 2015 at 4:36 pm

    MOFO Ehire has been here all frickin’ season and only has 11 RBIs.

  73. Bozo said, on September 26, 2015 at 4:36 pm

    Just your normal 16 pitcher duel.

  74. djloo27 said, on September 26, 2015 at 4:50 pm

    The Mets don’t celebrate very well. Lousy music, stupid cigars. Sipping beer in a civilized manner…

    • blade3colorado said, on September 26, 2015 at 4:55 pm

      Yeah, no idea what’s up with the SCUBA diving trip either . . .

  75. djloo27 said, on September 26, 2015 at 5:02 pm

    Bowker had 2 homers and 7 RBIs in his first 2 games back in 2008…


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