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We Need More Power

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on April 29, 2017

The Giants announcers were touting this great burst of energy that Arroyo has added but the way I see it there has been one Morse swing and a lot of Arroyo and not much else coming from the hitters since he got called up. So I’m not sure about all this energy to the LU they were talking about on the post game show last night. His call up hasn’t seemed to *energy burst* Pence, Nunie, Belt, Posey, etc…..

Not that it would ever happen, but who else can they call up to add more energy/better players to this still sagging line up?

Ryder Jones is hitting for average in AAA but no power and we’ve already got a 3rd baseman (Arroyo) so he’s off the list.

Chris Shaw is interesting because they have recently been trying him in left field but I’d be surprised if he got the call NOW just because he really doesn’t have much experience yet playing the outfield.

Austin Slater is intriguing as he is from The Farm so you know he’s smart as fuck and can hit the long ball like a big boss. Plays the outfield, too. But really, Slater hasn’t shown enough to justify getting called up to the major leagues unless some major holes open up in SF.

The biggest issue we have right now is center field. Span is gone for a while and hopefully the Giants are finding out quickly that Drew Stubbs can’t play baseball too good. And don’t gorkys me, dawg. No time to joke around.

So that’s the target spot if you are Sabean.

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  1. willedav said, on April 29, 2017 at 9:28 pm

    the padres are hitting .223 as a team, 13th in league for runs, dead last in OB 14th in slugging and OPS.
    So tonite they score 12 on 14 hits. wtf?

    • James said, on April 29, 2017 at 9:37 pm

      They also came in with 31 HRs.

    • PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on April 29, 2017 at 9:38 pm

      While Cain did allow, what, 6 hits?, he kept runs scored at 1. Yes there were some seeing-eye hits there, but clearly the ‘pen is still…. not…. fixed…..

  2. PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on April 29, 2017 at 9:42 pm

    At what point does the FO trot out the “bad penny year” stuff? Core of team seems fine; *just* need a good starting CFer and LFer and a couple better arms for the ‘pen. As has been needed for months now. But yes, what pieces could be traded? Harsh truth to face. I hope this is keeping Sabevans up late at night, but I fear it’s not. It sure ain’t gonna disturb my sleep, but really, it’s just a disappointing mess.

  3. PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on April 29, 2017 at 9:45 pm

    And then again, I can easily picture a day in September when the Giants are chasing down a playoff spot with a few new players that came in and helped turn things around over the long season, and there we are, barely even remembering the likes of Gorkys and Stubbs and how terrible it was… 🙂

  4. James said, on April 29, 2017 at 9:49 pm

    Next year:

    Crawford 31
    Posey 31
    Belt 30
    Pence 35

    I laugh whenever I hear “He’s going to be our ____ for a really long time . . . .”

    • blade3colorado said, on April 29, 2017 at 10:13 pm

      Old team.

  5. snarkk said, on April 29, 2017 at 10:03 pm

    This outfield and Pen are not playoff quality. Period. Bring up whatever youngsters are plausibly MLb quality. Hill has to be DFA’d. Him vs Specs, there is no question who you keep- options left should have nothing to do with it….


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