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Shit Sandwich

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on April 30, 2017

Last night was a perfect example of how wayward and frustrating our season has become: Bottom of the 5th, Giants scratch and claw to get a couple of guys on base. Belt comes through with a two hopper through the infield. We start high fiving ourselves on the couch to celebrate this rare success. Next inning, Padres score 8 runs.

At the Mercury, there’s a picture of Stubbs and Gorks strewn across the ground with the ball eluding them:

Screenshot 2017-04-30 at 7.39.39 AM

I mean come on, STUBBS and GORKS. Think about that for a second. And our team is littered with guys like this. And if you don’t like replacement players who fail to even live up to replacement level expectation you get a bunch of over paid *good Giants* who are doing shit this year. I’m looking at YOU Smarge and Posey and Pence.

About the only two guys who have consistently brought home the bacon this season are Panik and freaking Cain!!!!!!!

So this is your team. Look around, this is your team. Your choices are limited: 1) keep watching this slop and hope for the best 2) Stop watching and go find something more enjoyable to do. I imagine this decision is tougher for you east coast guys.

My advice is to start playing daily fantasy at one of the two major sites. If you like baseball it keeps the season infinitely more enjoyable when you have an interest in players outside the current wasteland of San Francisco……

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  1. blade3colorado said, on April 30, 2017 at 8:15 am

    “Your choices are limited: 1) keep watching this slop and hope for the best 2) Stop watching and go find something more enjoyable to do; or, 3) Go to Vietnam.

  2. willedav said, on April 30, 2017 at 9:34 am

    Last couple nights explosion of runs and bombs across baseball like last year.
    Friday 160 runs scored, last night 127 in 2 less games due to postponements.
    Both nights 45+ HRs each, only 1 of them by a Giant.

    Craw, on DL but due to return next weekend at Reds (yeah everyone feels better hitting there), has 2 HRs in 76 ABs.

  3. snarkk said, on April 30, 2017 at 10:44 am

    Stubbs. Gorkys. Belt, a gold glover type 1Bman playing LF? Span either sucking or on the DL seemingly since he signed here? Pence looking like either the Paleo diet or his vid-crazy wife have vacuumed the baseball life out of him? Giants project to be running players in/out/up/down all season. Has to be. This OF suxxx so bad, they’ll have to keep throwing slop against the OF wall to see if anything sticks. Even Marty Lurie is saying this outfield can’t stay this way. If this bullshit were going on in NY or Philly or Chicago or Boston, markets that generate the revenue this team does, the front office would about to be burned at the stake…

    • Flavor said, on April 30, 2017 at 11:14 am

      his “vid crazy wife…” lqtm

  4. snarkk said, on April 30, 2017 at 10:46 am

    Speaking of front offices, the Bills fired their GM and entire scouting staff today — the day after the draft ended. WTF? Looks like Jed has now officially given up the title as worst owner/management in the NFL…

  5. willedav said, on April 30, 2017 at 11:00 am

    Feel good story from Oaktown:
    wife of Warriors vet David West purchased 700 prom dresses as part of 1000 gowns given away free at Oakland High. Gals in groups of 50 had an hour to try things on off racks set up in gym and pick out a fav. She did this before in NO and San Antonio. What a nice thing to provide for gals in need.

    Just started reading a new book, collection of short stories by local authors “Oakland Noir” co-edited by Eddie Muller Jr., son of former longtime boxing reporter for SF chron. Good stuff. This is a good series; I read the one “Rio Noir” earlier and it was really enjoyable.

  6. Bozo said, on April 30, 2017 at 11:20 am

    Sitting in New Orleans watching this huge storm through the screen door. Was in a bar the other day and bought a jar of some moonshine from some guy and shared sips of it with a guy wearing a SF hat who knows a ton of folks I know back in SF. I’ve eaten a roast beef po boy at Guy’s, a half a roasted garlic chicken (don’t remember the place), Boudin balls and a pheasant, quail and andouille gumbo out at the fairgrounds, and crawfish, fried shrimp and charbroiled oysters at Frankie and Johnnys.
    Heard a bunch of brass bands out at the Fairgrounds yesterday and that made me very happy.
    I love this town…
    I haven’t been missing watching the Giants much. I saw a bit of a game while the wife was driving the other day, kind of sick to be able to see a game on a phone… Like I’ve said before, they could probably fill some holes by trading Arroyo.

    • Flavor said, on April 30, 2017 at 11:28 am

      sounds like quite a time, my man. There is a lot going on in this post if you read it 3 or 4 times.
      I wouldn’t go trading Arroyo or anyone else for that matter. I don’t think Sabean has a country clue how to trade a vet for value. And a lot of these guys (Posey, Pence) are completely untradeable because of how much dough they make and how little they provide with the bat. But sure, for the right price I’d be persuaded to let Gorky’s and Stubbs go in a package for a jar of moonshine you bought from “some guy.” lol

      • snarkk said, on April 30, 2017 at 11:45 am

        It’s quite amusing sort of, to have a near $200 million payroll with an outfield of guys that if you DFA, nobody will claim. Seriously. When they DFA Gorkys and Stubbs, like Marrero (he cleared waivers), there is no danger of losing them — who will pick them up? Nobody. It’s like buying a Maserati, then to stay under the car budget, you pop on some nylon tires from Pep Boys …

      • Bozo said, on April 30, 2017 at 12:03 pm

        Turned out to be good shine. Sometimes you just gotta trust your gut.
        I think the kid is going to be a bust or at best a utility guy, so trade him now when we could get a real OFer for him.

  7. Lurker John said, on April 30, 2017 at 11:52 am

    I hope last night’s pathetic performance was the nadir of this season, but I doubt it.

  8. mrsprtdude said, on April 30, 2017 at 11:52 am

    Not to pile on but , and I’m shaking my head typing this, but maybe Cain shoulda stayed in for the 6th! Can you imagine you would ever have read that this year???
    How awful is our bullpen that Boch left a guy in during a close game, to let 6/7 guys reach??? Then brought in a guy doing just as poorly. Gas on the fire, and then brought him back for another inning???

    How did we get so bad this fast??? A 9 win team with one more day in April. A win and we are up to a 60 win pace…

    • blade3colorado said, on April 30, 2017 at 12:06 pm

      At the time, it seemed like a good move mrsprtdude. Bochy called on Kelby to pinch-hit for Cain and that move paid off in the short term, with Specs single serving as part of a three-run rally to put San Francisco on top, 3-1. Of course, we all know what happened in the 6th. Ha.

  9. blade3colorado said, on April 30, 2017 at 12:02 pm

    Cain was the bright spot last night. Especially so, when you consider that San Diego knocked Cain out of his April 7 start after scoring four runs in 4 1/3 innings. Our longest win streak this season is 2 games, accomplished just once. Here’s our NL hitting stat ranks:

    BA – 13th

    R- 15th

    RBI- 14th

    HR – 15th

    Slg.- 15th

    OBP- 13th

    Piss poor un-conga like hitting and a swiss cheese bullpen wont result in many wins. It doesn’t get any better tomorrow either. I think Kershaw is pitching.

  10. dirtnrocksnomo said, on April 30, 2017 at 12:28 pm

    Out of town camping this weekend and missed the games on Friday and Saturday. From the box it looks like Bochy made the mistake of taking our ace out early last night. WTF? High pitch count?

    • Lurker John said, on April 30, 2017 at 1:38 pm

      Cain could’ve come out for one more inning. His pitch count was high for 5 innings, but I think Bochy is just desperate for offense and pinch hit for him when they had a chance to score some runs.

  11. willedav said, on April 30, 2017 at 12:41 pm

    Unfortunately, CF looks to be pretty much a wasteland beyond the excellent such as Yelich Trout Blackmon Pollock. Most others not hitting very well or like Lagares glove first guys. Not gonna be easy to pull off a trade for one.

  12. djloo27 said, on April 30, 2017 at 1:30 pm

    I have serious doubts that Posey will ever have a 20 HR season again in a Giant uniform.
    Not too confident about 15, either…

    • Flavor said, on April 30, 2017 at 1:38 pm

      these days I would take some balls with a little backspin to them that bounced up against the wall……..

    • Lurker John said, on April 30, 2017 at 1:40 pm

      I agree, Loo. His power has all but vanished. Even extra base hits are hard to come by for him.

  13. Macdog said, on April 30, 2017 at 2:13 pm

    The Yanks just played the top of the 10th with reliever Bryan Mitchell at first base. He made an error and caught a foul pop as Chapman threw a scoreless inning.

  14. wilcojoe said, on April 30, 2017 at 2:15 pm

    Anthony Rendon of the Nats, went 6 for 6, with 3 HR and 10 RBI against Thor and the Mets today. Not a bad day, eh?

    • blade3colorado said, on April 30, 2017 at 2:18 pm

      That would take all 9 of our guys playing for a week . . . Maybe two weeks.

    • chipower9 said, on April 30, 2017 at 3:38 pm

      Top RBI guy on Giants has 11….for the fucking season. Ugh….

  15. blade3colorado said, on April 30, 2017 at 2:15 pm

    Listen to him Kuik . . . Frickin’ Rendon scored 99 points on Fanduel. LOL

  16. Macdog said, on April 30, 2017 at 2:17 pm

    While in D.C., Mets catcher Kevin Plawecki threw 2 innings in a 23-5 loss.

    • Irish Kevin said, on April 30, 2017 at 2:41 pm

      I was just looking at scores, I thought football was back

  17. blade3colorado said, on April 30, 2017 at 2:51 pm

    Thor must have brought the wrong hammer.

    • chipower9 said, on April 30, 2017 at 3:37 pm

      Lulz…

  18. Irish Kevin said, on April 30, 2017 at 2:56 pm

    Are the Giants just protecting this guy or what. Why pull him out, especially after last nights fiasco? I would not trust the bullpen 1 iota.

  19. willedav said, on April 30, 2017 at 3:13 pm

    Jazz take out Clips on the road. good series coming up Tuesday, Utah contrast in styles.

    • snarkk said, on April 30, 2017 at 3:16 pm

      Cue blow up of Clips roster…

  20. snarkk said, on April 30, 2017 at 3:23 pm

    Lustre is off the Nunie shine…

    • chipower9 said, on April 30, 2017 at 3:36 pm

      It’s been off for some time…

  21. snarkk said, on April 30, 2017 at 3:26 pm

    Uh, and way off the Melancon shine.
    Error Nunie, then give up a tying dinger to friggin’ Hector?
    Giants finding new ways to suck…

  22. Flavor said, on April 30, 2017 at 3:28 pm

    Belt with another 3 K’s today. Time for a day or two off I’d say.

  23. Irish Kevin said, on April 30, 2017 at 3:28 pm

    Well, let’s hope May is a better month.

  24. blade3colorado said, on April 30, 2017 at 3:29 pm

    I know it’s only one game, but this is what I thought of Melancon when we signed him, i.e., someone who had shot his best load for other teams. Hope I’m proven wrong, but I doubt it.

    • snarkk said, on April 30, 2017 at 3:31 pm

      Yeah, at the time I gave him 2 years to be OK, then suck the last two. Hope I wasn’t optimistic…

    • willedav said, on April 30, 2017 at 3:39 pm

      LHs had been 1-15 before today. But he’s the guy they rely on to get 3 outs with the lead and couldn’t do it.

  25. willedav said, on April 30, 2017 at 3:30 pm

    Second game in a row where deserving SP gets screwed out of a W. Blach looked good.

    • Flavor said, on April 30, 2017 at 3:33 pm

      this one was a little more of a screw job.

  26. snarkk said, on April 30, 2017 at 3:34 pm

    Giants with 16 dingers so far in season, dead last in NL next to Pirates 20. Second worst in entire MLB, just above Red Sox. Pads have 4 in this series…

  27. chipower9 said, on April 30, 2017 at 3:34 pm

    When one of your biggest problems last year was the lack of a quality closer, and your 63 mil off-season acquisition/closer gives up the lead in the bottom of the 9th…WTF! 😡

    • snarkk said, on April 30, 2017 at 3:36 pm

      Shit happens when you are a bottom dweller team…

    • blade3colorado said, on April 30, 2017 at 3:38 pm

      Second time he has done this in April (BL). Conversely, Santiago had 2 blown saves in April last season. By the by, Santiago has 4 saves, 1 BS, ERA of 3.60, and WHIP of 0.80.

  28. snarkk said, on April 30, 2017 at 3:39 pm

    Myers v Strick — not liking that matchup…

  29. blade3colorado said, on April 30, 2017 at 3:44 pm

    Willie, correct me if I am wrong – When we were debating this during the Hot Stove season, we both were down with getting Jansen for two reasons: 1. Fucking with the Dodgers and, 2. getting the best in the business. Now it can arguably be said, we got the 3rd or 4th best closer available (in lieu of the Rockies getting Holland – another reliever I wanted for insurance that could have been had for relative peanuts).

    • willedav said, on April 30, 2017 at 3:57 pm

      oh yeah, Holland would have been good sign too.
      But really for me it was Loo who got ball rolling on depleting LA by going after Jansen and Turner.

    • chipower9 said, on April 30, 2017 at 4:04 pm

      I was down with Holland all off-season. I wanted Jansen too, but felt like our chances were slim and none.

  30. snarkk said, on April 30, 2017 at 3:47 pm

    Wow, Strick for closer ! …

  31. snarkk said, on April 30, 2017 at 3:49 pm

    This upcoming long roadie is critical to the rest of the season. If it turns into a disaster roadie, and I think it will, there goes talk of some kind of recovery of relevance. Giants need to go .500 to keep some hope up for a WC chase…

    • Flavor said, on April 30, 2017 at 4:08 pm

      looking at the players we have it seems like an absolute fantasy to go .500 on this roadie. The Padres stink and they have been toying with us this year. We are the worst team in the NL. Maybe all of baseball. Serious indictment of Sabean and Evans and the 3 WS only go so far. If I was a season ticket holder I would be bailing big time at the end of this year.

    • chipower9 said, on April 30, 2017 at 4:09 pm

      I think the roadie is big but not critical to rest of the season. They’ll be 36 games in after the trip…less than 1/4 of the season. But fuck…can they just play .500 ball…

  32. chipower9 said, on April 30, 2017 at 4:21 pm

    FUCK! THIS! SHIT! I am going to tackle a project in the garage. This is worse than walking on a fucking bed of nails. PFTTTT.

    Mass Suckage…

  33. Flavor said, on April 30, 2017 at 4:22 pm

    I hope this isn’t a surprise. Blach deserved to win but the team didn’t. Our two runs were produced by the pitcher and some guy Evans signed at a wedding reception. We SUCK.

    • djloo27 said, on April 30, 2017 at 4:28 pm

      Maybe he should try bar mitzvahs for a little youth infusion…

  34. djloo27 said, on April 30, 2017 at 4:24 pm

    Attaboy George, it was starting to feel like a long day…

  35. Macdog said, on April 30, 2017 at 4:32 pm

    As one of my co-workers would say, what a shitbag team.

  36. Flavor said, on April 30, 2017 at 4:45 pm

    Ryan Covay‏ @RyanCovay 4m4 minutes ago
    More
    The San Francisco Giants are now 39-59 in the regular season since the 2016 All Star Break. With this payroll, that’s an embarrassment.

    • djloo27 said, on April 30, 2017 at 5:14 pm

      Incredibly, Cain could be brought back. They could buy him out for $7.5 million or keep him for $21 million so essentially he’d “only” cost $13.5 million to bring back… .

      • Flavor said, on April 30, 2017 at 5:17 pm

        that’s not a bad way to look at it. He’ll probably get hurt at some point this year tho. The Giants have bigger problems than whether to bring back Cain.

      • Lurker John said, on April 30, 2017 at 5:41 pm

        The starters have been pretty good overall. The rest of the team is for shit.

  37. Flavor said, on April 30, 2017 at 5:16 pm

    Belt led Giants with 11 RBI in April. Rendon (13) 10 today.

  38. djloo27 said, on April 30, 2017 at 5:32 pm

    For all the alleged excitement he’s brought, Arroyo is only 6-29 (.208)…

    • Lurker John said, on April 30, 2017 at 5:43 pm

      I think he’s going to end up getting sent down, if only to keep his confidence up. It’s asking a lot of a 21 year old to come up and rejuvenate an old, floundering baseball team. We’ll see how he does on this roadie.

      • djloo27 said, on April 30, 2017 at 5:54 pm

        Completely agree, LJ. Plus they need to showcase FA to be Nunie for whatever they can get at the deadline…

  39. blade3colorado said, on April 30, 2017 at 5:36 pm

    Sending Ramirez down. Next man up? Some 30 year old journeyman named Bryan Morris.

  40. blade3colorado said, on April 30, 2017 at 5:57 pm

    Hey Loo, is Syndergaard an idiot? Or, perhaps a better question – who’s running the show there, the manager and GM or Syndergaard? The Mets pushed back his scheduled start Thursday after he had been unable to lift his right arm above his shoulder just a couple of days before that. It was explained that Syndergaard had a sore biceps and tired arm. Fast forward today, after saying he didn’t need an MRI a couple of days ago, Mets management allows him to pitch today and he grabs his arm in pain while pitching to Harper.

    I like what David Cone said after all this shit went down, “He’s not a very good doctor.”

    • djloo27 said, on April 30, 2017 at 6:01 pm

      MacDog would be a better guy to ask. I think he’s surrounded by rabid Met fans daily.
      I’m usually surrounded by police…

      • blade3colorado said, on April 30, 2017 at 6:11 pm

        OK, but you get all the Brady Skjei questions, ok?

      • djloo27 said, on April 30, 2017 at 6:19 pm

        Had a helluva game yesterday although his 2 goals were almost comically stoppable.
        Looks like a good one…

  41. Flavor said, on April 30, 2017 at 6:21 pm

    I just watched the D-back walk off bomb and it went into the pool and the Dbacks have a very cool feature where they have a camera under water and they slo-mo the ball sinking into the pool. Hey, there wasn’t anything else for me to find cool today, that was it! Yesterday it was that baby hearing for the first time. Tomorrow? Who knows but I have to find something cool for tomorrow. Kershaw is pitching.

  42. Flavor said, on April 30, 2017 at 6:27 pm

    driving to pick Katie up this afternoon, flip on KNBR. Marty Lurie is taking callers. First caller (woman): “Hey, have you noticed the Giants started this slide exactly at the same time Duffy got traded???”
    I turned off the radio and continued driving in silence……

    • djloo27 said, on April 30, 2017 at 6:45 pm

      Was she right?

    • gianthead said, on April 30, 2017 at 7:05 pm

      Did she realize Duffy has barely played…idiot…

      • Flavor said, on April 30, 2017 at 7:16 pm

        there is probably a fair amount she doesn’t realize.

  43. Flavor said, on April 30, 2017 at 6:41 pm

    lol
    Rennie Stennett‏
    @StennettRennie

    Give em all dirt bikes

    • djloo27 said, on April 30, 2017 at 6:45 pm

      That’s great. He’ll probably get in trouble for it…

  44. snarkk said, on April 30, 2017 at 6:44 pm

    Ramirez DFA’d.
    As expected and predicted yesterday. You don’t leave a guy in two straight innings and let him get his ass kicked in both without a DFA in the mix. Bochy couldn’t look him in the eye going forward after doing that. Again, bullshit on Bochy for doing that yesterday. He white flagged it early and embarrassed a guy with thousands of high paying customers still in the stands. If somebody picks him up, I’ll be a monkey’s uncle…

    • willedav said, on April 30, 2017 at 6:56 pm

      Ramirez had nothing—he walked frickin Hacktor, which is dang near impossible and that should have been his final pitch right there.
      That’s almost as impossible as someone giving up a 2 run bomb to him.

      • blade3colorado said, on April 30, 2017 at 7:13 pm

        Ramirez lived and died by the sword (fastball) . . . he threw 10 1/3 innings with the Giants this month and allowed 15 earned runs on 16 hits. At the same time, he posted a lofty strikeout total (18) while limiting walks (four). His issues preventing runs this season are because of a high home run-to-fly ball ratio (13.3 percent). The long ball was an even bigger problem last year for him, where he allowed homers on 21.1 percent of fly balls, leading to a 6.00 ERA across 24 innings.

  45. gianthead said, on April 30, 2017 at 6:59 pm

    And guess whatvIbdid this weekend Flav…playing DFS and of course with paying little attention to both the Giants and baseball, little luck this weekend (players leading the afternoon contests have frickin Toles starting and I will never have the time, patience or knowledge to say yeah hey Roles is a good person to start today) and no way can I dedicate a lick of more than a minute during the week to make DFS worthwhile…you know with saving America and all😃

    • blade3colorado said, on April 30, 2017 at 7:14 pm

      You’re needed in the swamp GH . . . Keep drainin’

      • snarkk said, on April 30, 2017 at 8:36 pm

        Ho ho ho. That’s a good one.
        Drumpf has engineered a tax code revolution.
        Issued a one page, double spaced wish list of corporate and millionaire tax reductions. Winning…

    • chipower9 said, on April 30, 2017 at 8:40 pm

      I second Blade’s comment…

      Saving America? If that means draining the swamp then giddy up. 😉

  46. unca_chuck said, on April 30, 2017 at 7:18 pm

    Waitaminute. We lost? Jeebus. Got busy with projects and thought I’d start here to see what happened in the 9th.

    Uuuurk.

  47. gianthead said, on April 30, 2017 at 7:22 pm

    Blade, not that I think you are wrong about that idea about signing Holland, but no way with a team already in luxury tax mode were they adding $6 million more in salary. That is solely the reason this team went with Parker and Williamson as a left-field platoon. It is a joke to have had that as out best option.

    The one guy I wanted last year at trade deadline was Jay Bruce…he hit his 7th homer already today…that luxury tax reality isbehat makes buying out Cain an automatic…unless they get rid of Smardhjamcrap and Cueto walks (or gets dealt), but then we are in rebuild mode and Cain them has to be gotten rid of…I am willing to give them till the All-star break, but if this team continues to play at this level, then the all-star break should be time for an entire rebuild and see what we can get for Pence, Cueto, Smardhjamcrap and dare I say Posey…hell dangle Crawford and Belt as well…waive Spam now.

    • blade3colorado said, on April 30, 2017 at 7:35 pm

      This is all “hindsight is 20/20” musings, but this is what I would have done . . .

      1. Fuck all the “caviar” closer free agents and take a gamble on Greg Holland. His Sherpa deal was for $7 million guaranteed, with non-closing incentives that could take the amount to $10 million and closer incentives that could bring the total to $14 million.

      2. Coupled with a heavy emphasis on PR, retained Santiago Casilla, and making it explicit to him he was ONLY closer insurance, i.e., he would be doing 8th inning work and backing up Holland.

      3. With the leftover money saved from not committing to Melancon, we sign a real left fielder, e.g., Cespedes.

    • djloo27 said, on April 30, 2017 at 7:36 pm

      Sorry, GH, but except for Cain I think they’ll all be back in 2018…

    • chipower9 said, on April 30, 2017 at 8:43 pm

      I call bullshit anytime someone wants to deal part of our middle IF. This team is, and will continue to live and die by pitching and D. Middle IF is off-limits IMO…

  48. djloo27 said, on April 30, 2017 at 7:45 pm

    It’s as if Parker never existed…

  49. djloo27 said, on April 30, 2017 at 7:46 pm

    Whoever here said that the Giants treat the luxury tax like a salary cap really nailed it…

    • theroooster said, on April 30, 2017 at 7:55 pm

      Pussies worry about luxury tax

      • djloo27 said, on April 30, 2017 at 7:57 pm

        And faggots hide when their little team goes down the drain every year…

      • Flavor said, on April 30, 2017 at 8:06 pm

        then that makes me neither. Phew. Gonna assume most of the Rangers worry about the luxury tax?

    • theroooster said, on April 30, 2017 at 8:20 pm

      lol, come in , throw an elbow, and the loo takes no prisoners! Love it, dj

      • djloo27 said, on April 30, 2017 at 8:28 pm

        We go back to the “Gloating Rooster” days – you and Twin were priceless…

      • Flavor said, on April 30, 2017 at 8:29 pm

        Rooster, i can’t take your shit talking seriously until you guys win a world series. Or at least get to one. I’d settle for that. Creeping up on the 4th different decade of either of those things happening so……

      • chipower9 said, on April 30, 2017 at 8:48 pm

        This is sure as fuck more entertaining than Giants baseball.

    • theroooster said, on April 30, 2017 at 8:55 pm

      Yep, there were some epic days and nights on the old SF Gate blog, Loo – man that was long time ago.

      • theroooster said, on April 30, 2017 at 9:01 pm

        The Splash! Good old twin – I miss that guy. Hell of a guy.

      • djloo27 said, on April 30, 2017 at 9:07 pm

        We all do (I think). Maybe he’s reading this and the sight of his old friend GR will bring him out of retirement…

  50. blade3colorado said, on April 30, 2017 at 8:05 pm

    lulz . . . Good one Loo. 🙂

  51. theroooster said, on April 30, 2017 at 8:29 pm

    Well, Melancon talks a good game, anyways :
    “We better start panicking because if we don’t get our act together it’s going to be ugly. There’s too many good teams out there ready to go after us. This energy level needs to get going. We need to pick our play, throw quality strikes. We need to figure it out.” — Melancon

    • Flavor said, on April 30, 2017 at 8:31 pm

      I’d prefer he just focus on *I*. He hasn’t been here long enough or done anything in his career that would lend others to following this battle cry to….not throw meatballs right down the middle?

    • snarkk said, on April 30, 2017 at 8:38 pm

      I love guys that screw up royal, then use the Queen’s “we” need to pick it up — in the post-game pressers…

  52. unca_chuck said, on April 30, 2017 at 8:34 pm

    Yeah he needs to worry about his shit he’s caused first and foremost. He’s right but he ain’t the one to say it.

  53. snarkk said, on April 30, 2017 at 8:39 pm

    I’m looking to the bright side.
    If this is a bad penny year, maybe, maybe we’ll get to see some minor leaguers up here. There might be one, or two, that actually belong…

  54. snarkk said, on April 30, 2017 at 8:42 pm

    Bryan Morris takes the place of Ramirez.

    From the Merc: …

    “As a non-roster invitee, Morris was with the Giants in spring training but suffered a stress fracture when he took a line drive off his foot in live batting practice. Before that, he dealt with a muscle issue in the spring. He also missed a good chunk of the 2016 season with Miami after he underwent back surgery.

    “He’s going to bring hopefully depth in this bullpen,” Bochy said. “Experienced reliever that we were very excited to have in the spring.”

    Morris did not allow a run in five appearances with triple-A Sacramento this season (5.2 ip). He has a 18-12 record with a 2.80 ERA over five Major League season with Pittsburgh and Miami.”

  55. Lurker John said, on April 30, 2017 at 8:50 pm

    Should’ve been a win today, then Melancon grooved one…*I* indeed.

  56. theroooster said, on April 30, 2017 at 8:51 pm

    Well, BF – I can’t help it they can’t close the damned deal. They been knockin’ on that 20 foot door for long time. 4 straight division champs no guarantee you get in the show. Can’t say they haven’t had their chances. I can say, I’ve enjoyed all 4 years of those seasons, though. I just like good baseball, they’ve played A LOT of good baseball over the last 4 years, just haven’t been able to seal the deal. Been fun to watch nonetheless.

    And I don’t mind you not taking me seriously, BF – I don’t take myself seriously either.

  57. PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on April 30, 2017 at 9:15 pm

    The front office is getting some well-deserved heat at the moment, but really, they’re doing what they’ve always done. Some here say it’s tough or silly to criticize them because of the 3 rings, but I’m beginning to think they just got lucky those 3 years with the spare parts approach to building a roster. For every Pat the Bat, Cody Ross, or Marco Scutaro, you’re gonna also get ones (so far, much of the roster this year) that don’t work out so well. Those teams gelled very well as *team*, so it seemed. This year’s version, not yet, they’re still finding their way. Just hope they don’t find it too late.

    • djloo27 said, on May 1, 2017 at 5:02 am

      They definitely got lucky in the 3 title seasons but it was payback for the 3 years I think they were unlucky not to win it all (62-87-02). I don’t include ’89 when the A’s were the much better team…


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