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Mid Season Makeover

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on August 2, 2016

Wow, what would the Duffy reaction be if he’d actually been playing? Doesn’t him being on the shelf for months ease some of this devastation? I am totally fine with trading him for Moore, I actually think it was a fantastic move–one the Giants literally never make. I liked Duffy but Wilco made a great point about the Willie Mac winners. Great guys, not always the greatest ballplayers. And I am standing by my Matt Moore call—coming back from TJ can take a little time. This guy is going to be a rock solid #2. Maybe not right away but even in his current state, and the move to AT&T will obviously be a plus, he is going to literally change the entire look of our flailing, unreliable rotation. And I don’t know about the rest of you, but we can win this year. And I want to win this year. These moves allow us to hit a re-start button of sorts….

Lisle (and others) made a great point about Duffy easing the transition of The Fat Panda Exit and in the end I think that will be his greatest contribution to the Giants. But come on, he wasn’t even playing. Now we get Nunie who is better AND Matt Moore? Shit, I’m all in. I personally think DuffMan is going to go on the have a very underwhelming career but will be happy to be wrong. But the bottom line is that I really don’t care how he does going forward. Sorry, I am not a DuffHead. I kinda understand why some of you are though. Is it a cat thing? Does fat Skeeter leaving factor into any of this? lulz.

I am beyond excited about this bold makeover. This was a win-now move by the front office and it’s a move with an eye to the future too. How often do you get both?

GH, I’m playing Big Meadow today, Glaze tomorrow and then my sister’s club in Bend (I forget the name) on Thurs or Friday.


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  1. Macdog said, on August 2, 2016 at 9:32 pm

    Will Smith has some company: Abad makes his Red Sox debut and serves up 3-run bomb to Cano to give M’s a 5-4 lead.

    • zumiee said, on August 2, 2016 at 9:52 pm

      Reddick 0-4, and Chavez gave up 2 earned runs in the Dodgers loss.

    • willedav said, on August 3, 2016 at 7:57 am

      Abad used to pitch for the A’s, nothing special as I remember and their pen has either been shaky or the better guys got hurt. Tho so did Casilla, who suddenly found some new pitches once he got to SF.

  2. Kristopher Thuresson (@_Thuresson_) said, on August 2, 2016 at 11:13 pm

    Losing Duffy is not a good feeling. However at least the move makes sense…although after todays I am not as convinced on the trade for will smith. I hope we aren’t feeling the same after Moore makes his debut.

  3. willedav said, on August 3, 2016 at 7:53 am

    The phightins are still 13th NL in runs scored, 13th BA 15th OB 14th slugging 14th OPS.
    But Giants pitching they seem to like, now having scored 29 runs in 4 games.
    And last time out late June they knocked around Cueto for 8 hits and 6 runs (wasn’t that the game he came unglued vs. ump?) in a Sunday game Giants won late 8-7.
    Note: at that time Giants were 49-28 Phils still way under .500. And they have still given up 100 more runs than they have scored.

    • zumiee said, on August 3, 2016 at 8:05 am

      Yeah, they’re treating the Giants like batting practice.

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