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The Mac Williamson Plan

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on March 6, 2016

He hit 2 bombs yesterday and the internet jizzed itself.

I like the kid too but he has nearly no shot to make the club out of spring training. MAYBE if Pagan gets injured earlier than usual he slides on to the team in a platoon role. But I hope that doesn’t happen.

He’s played exactly 54 games at AAA and hitting .249 at that level doesn’t exact qualify you for a semi-regular big league job.

He’ll start the year at AAA as planned and get as many at bats in as possible before Pagan gets hurt (or released).

But it’s exciting to think we might finally have a home grown outfielder who won’t be a proud member of The Bowker Gang…….

So what would that make him? A proud member of The Chili Davis Gang? The loneliest gang of them all……

Editor note: Chili was drafted by the Giants in the 11th round of the 1977(!) draft….

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  1. Carstie Clausen said, on March 6, 2016 at 7:34 am

    Our very own Big Mac Attack. The other day i opined that the plan likely has Parker slotted for the 25-man going out of ST, with Williamson showing up in August. You would be correct, Flav, on projecting that a significant injury to a starter could bring him up earlier. He needs that daily play and those AB’s against fairly good AAA pitching.

    We do need to keep in mind that Williamson lost essentially a full year to injury right when he was about to make some big noise in AA. Last season for him was basically a makeup session. I expect him to mash it in Sacville.

  2. Carstie Clausen said, on March 6, 2016 at 7:37 am

    You guys on the left coast will have a hard time fully understanding it, but here in the Northwoods it reached 44 degrees at 9 a.m. Nine day outlook has only two nights below freezing. Spring is spring splashingly here in the frozen north ~ a place where the very ground itself remains frozen for anywhere between four and five months every year. We likely will no longer have a snow-cap by the end of the week.

    Pawlie will understand.

    • Flavor said, on March 6, 2016 at 7:57 am

      it rained here last night like an angry ho getting denied some stiff dick so I think I understand where you’re coming from. 🙂 🙂 🙂

      • chipower9 said, on March 6, 2016 at 9:12 am

        Like an angry ho denied some stiff dick…classic. LMAO…

  3. gianthead said, on March 6, 2016 at 8:01 am

    I’d like to see it over a full year in AAA…too many Bowker, JR Phillips memories…Parker seems more capable to play throughout the OF.

    • Carstie Clausen said, on March 6, 2016 at 8:41 am

      Parker does have that versatility which can be invaluable in a 5th outfielder. Plus he is a threat off the bench in late innings with ducks on the pond ~ also a threat to strike out, though. He might not be that great an option in 2-out scenarios.

  4. Flavor said, on March 6, 2016 at 8:42 am

    for those of you tantalized by the lure of a 17 point spread in today’s Dubs matinee, consider that this is the first time in NBA history that a team with a better than .900 win % has faced a team with less than a .200 win % this far into the season…..
    Golden State won their first 3 meetings by an average of 24.5 points so maybe Vegas doesn’t think Steph is gonna play today….

    • snarkk said, on March 6, 2016 at 11:20 am

      I would guess Iggy won’t play much, nor Steph. Kerr should start the second team, and see if they can beat the Lakers on their own…

  5. zumiee said, on March 6, 2016 at 9:38 am

    A fun Spring Training game today, Giants/Dodgers. Shark on the mound again. The game will be shown on delay tomorrow morning on the MLB Network.

  6. Bozo said, on March 6, 2016 at 10:00 am

    No love for Mike “All Dirty” Aldrete,? Drafted in the 7th round of the 83 draft.

    I don’t know if this means much about Mac being on the big club or not, but he also had Tommy John surgery in 2014.

  7. snarkk said, on March 6, 2016 at 11:15 am

    Williamson, Parker, whoever. Those guys may not stick with the big club. Next year, Pagan is gone, so is Blanco. They’ll need two young guys in the OF. Maybe its one of Parker or Williamson, or both, or neither. But, they will need new blood next season. For now, I’m just jazzed seeing actual Giants outfielders that can flat mash the ball. After Bonds, we haven’t had much of that. Pence is good, but he’s so weird, it’s hard for me to overlook his wackiness, though I appreciate his play, for sure. He’s really a line drive guy, and he’ll get over 20 dingers unless hurt, but I just don’t see him as a power guy. I grew up with Giants teams that flat mashed the ball. I miss it. So, when I see hope of a masher joining the team at some point, I’m excited…

  8. Flavor said, on March 6, 2016 at 1:02 pm

    listened to the first inning on the radio, Shark struck out the side (Crawford, Joc, Puke). Now taking in Warriors game, time for these guys to wake up.

    • snarkk said, on March 6, 2016 at 1:24 pm

      Strange how KNBR by contract has to relegate the Dubs — the odds on favorite to win the title — to its low watt 1050 station, and puts the Giants/LA meaningless practice game on the 680 flamethrower…

  9. gianthead said, on March 6, 2016 at 2:44 pm

    What the hell Warriors??? They have not done one thing well this frickin game…

  10. snarkk said, on March 6, 2016 at 3:01 pm

    Can’t win ’em all. Dubs must have had a party night in LA last night…

    • Flavor said, on March 6, 2016 at 4:59 pm

      yeah. They were in LA all night after arriving yesterday, probably partied thinking it was an obvious win. Lame.

  11. zumiee said, on March 6, 2016 at 7:15 pm

    Joc Pederson is looking like a Bowker gang member lately. The Shark struck him out twice today. In 6 ST ABs so far, Joc has struck out 5 times.
    He has struggled mightily since the All Star HR contest last year.


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