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21 Mil A Year For That?

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on August 28, 2017

Matt Cain gave up 8 earned runs and only got two outs and his ERA only went up to 5.75? How is that possible? That ERA seems low BEFORE one he took the hill and gave one of the worst performances I’ve ever seen from a Giants pitcher.

Hopefully they DL him and that’s the last we see of him till a reunion team hits the field in 10-20 years. This guy is only 32. He and Lincecum both fell apart when they were only 27/28. Very weird.

Smarge tonight.

 

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  1. alleykat69 said, on August 28, 2017 at 6:50 am

    They won’t do it to Cain Book it!

  2. chipower9 said, on August 28, 2017 at 7:06 am

    Busy weekend, and caught none of this series with the snakes. Looks like it was a blessing.

    On the photo of the brew on the last thread “Bike Dog brewery,” they are in West Sacramento. Damned good brewery.

    I would love to see these guys crawl (and they way they have played this year, it would probably be no more than a crawl) out of the cellar, but being six back of the friars, that may be too much to ask of this sad sack team.

  3. zumiee said, on August 28, 2017 at 7:56 am

    Reunion is in only three years for the 2010 team.

    • unca_chuck said, on August 28, 2017 at 10:22 pm

      Wow. That is weird. Posey and Bummie will likely be playing for the Giants then.

  4. willedav said, on August 28, 2017 at 8:04 am

    At least pitching was better in AZ til Cain got in there. Bum Blach and Stratton held AZ to 8 runs up to the explosion. One of Stratton’s 2runs scored on the wild pitch that bounced away from Hundley. Gave up walks and baserunners but pitched out of jams with 10 Ks and DP in 6. He got Lamb 3 times and LHs had been killing him to tune of .300 BA.

  5. fbchange said, on August 28, 2017 at 8:43 am

    Stratton has been a revelation. Maybe it won’t last but his two 10k efforts says he’s got stuff. Wonder what the difference has been from when he was struggling in AAA? Change in grip, delivery? the overused confidence?

  6. djloo27 said, on August 28, 2017 at 10:44 am

    I think they said they will go to 6 man rotation when Cueto returns.
    I would be in favor of keeping it that way next season. Why not?

    • chipower9 said, on August 28, 2017 at 10:58 am

      Only if they have six “viable” candidates to fill-out a six-man rotation. Do they/will they?

      • djloo27 said, on August 28, 2017 at 12:03 pm

        Same crew as this year.
        I expect ’em all back – for better or worse…

      • chipower9 said, on August 28, 2017 at 12:14 pm

        No way in hell I want Cain back. Especially not at the option of 21 million fucking dollars. Really, I don’t want him back at any price to be honest. But if they are hell bent on bringing him back, buy him out (7.5 mil) and bring him back for about 4-5 mil.

  7. Flavor said, on August 28, 2017 at 12:41 pm

    Cain isn’t coming back. Yesterday may have been the last pitch he throws as a professional.

    • chipower9 said, on August 28, 2017 at 1:49 pm

      I hope you are right, Craig. I appreciate all he did in helping our boys win Three in Five, but the “sell by date” has expired on his damaged goods. Time for the golden wristwatch…

    • djloo27 said, on August 28, 2017 at 4:21 pm

      They’ll roll him out at some point on the last weekend vs. San Diego for an ovation…

  8. djloo27 said, on August 28, 2017 at 1:52 pm

    I wasn’t counting Cain in the soon to be 6 man rotation which is:
    Bum-Cueto-Smardj-Moore-Blach-Stratton
    I’m not that far gone…

  9. pawliekokonuts said, on August 28, 2017 at 3:53 pm

    Is there any mechanism whereby a team says, “We’re done, we’re going home”? Forfeiture would cut down on injuries. Yeah, money would be lost on concessions, but there’s a price for everything.

    • Flavor said, on August 28, 2017 at 4:44 pm

      allthey care about is $$$ so I’m guessing they aren’t going to forfeit any games.

  10. Flavor said, on August 28, 2017 at 5:05 pm

    this disaster in Houston is unreal and surreal. I hope Wilco checks back in soon.

  11. Flavor said, on August 28, 2017 at 5:10 pm

    another great call by Loo

    • snarkk said, on August 28, 2017 at 6:44 pm

      I see no reason then, to bring Cueto back this season. Let him heal his forearm and his blisters, start again in ST. This season is done, bring up another starter from Sac for the callups…

  12. alleykat69 said, on August 28, 2017 at 6:05 pm

    Yeah Cueto’s agent comes back to Johnny: “Misery loves company” and your at the perfect place to miserable and still make a killing!

  13. snarkk said, on August 28, 2017 at 6:30 pm

    Evans/Sabes totally F’d up this Cueto deal. ClusterFd it.
    When he started getting blisters, they should have shut him down immediately with a 10 day DL. Get ahead of that, and heal it up. No. They made it worse with continuing starts in a season already lost. So, he was not even in the trade mix for the second half, at least you had to think nobody in their right mind would trade good prospects for a guy with an ongoing blister issue that might take him out of most of the second half, which is exactly when the trading party would use him, since he has an opt out for next season. Totally botched by the Front Office…

  14. snarkk said, on August 28, 2017 at 6:49 pm

    After playing with an injured thumb for a week, with it getting worse, NOW Posey goes in for an MRI. Are the Giants on a Kaiser HMO ?…

    • James said, on August 28, 2017 at 7:31 pm

      Everyone should have the equivalent of Kaiser HMO healthcare. The nationwide health OPS would be a lot higher than it is right now.

  15. James said, on August 28, 2017 at 7:38 pm

    Smarge’s numbers this year are historically weird. I doubt that there’s a pitcher in ML history with K/IP, K/W ratio numbers like his who also had such a crap ERA.

  16. djloo27 said, on August 28, 2017 at 8:10 pm

    Crawford’s homer might have been a long out at ATT…

  17. James said, on August 28, 2017 at 8:45 pm

    It is unlikely, but if Cueto’s, Smarge’s, and Moore’s seasons all turned around next year and there’s no Cain nonsense, this would be an ok team. It’s what the front office was counting on this year. Shave off a 100 runs allowed, and you basically have a 500 club. And that’s with a terrible offense.

    • djloo27 said, on August 28, 2017 at 8:51 pm

      What about the horrific bullpen?

      • James said, on August 28, 2017 at 9:13 pm

        It’s not. Dyson, Melancon, Strickland, maybe Will Smith. Everyone hates Gearrin, but he’s had an excellent year.

      • James said, on August 28, 2017 at 9:15 pm

        Ok, excellent is overstating it. Too many BB’s.

      • James said, on August 28, 2017 at 9:17 pm

        Of course, they may all be “Belt Walks” — the mysterious kind that don’t do any damage to the defense and never help the offense.

      • alleykat69 said, on August 28, 2017 at 9:22 pm

        James.. The inherited runs Gearrin has given up makes his season difficult to grasp. He’s probably near the top of the league in that department.

    • James said, on August 28, 2017 at 9:59 pm

      Kat, last year he was at 29% runners allowed, not bad. He had an ERA over 4, though. Inherited runs is the kind of arbitrary stat that tells you little about the player’s skills. Gearrin is a journeyman, and I shouldn’t have mentioned him.

  18. snarkk said, on August 28, 2017 at 8:58 pm

    Span is Oh for this roadie …

  19. zumiee said, on August 28, 2017 at 9:10 pm

    It’s kind of funny that Sabean wants to get out on the road and do more scouting in person. Getting out of Dodge, and getting away from this train wreck.

    • alleykat69 said, on August 28, 2017 at 9:19 pm

      He might be distancing himself from Booby,knowing he screwed up on his promotion..

  20. alleykat69 said, on August 28, 2017 at 9:16 pm

    That was crushed by Joe!
    Thank god for wide foul poles.

  21. zumiee said, on August 28, 2017 at 9:45 pm

    A freakin’ win!

  22. zumiee said, on August 28, 2017 at 10:00 pm

    “Everyone hates Gearrin”

    I hate our whole bullpen.

    • James said, on August 28, 2017 at 10:14 pm

      There are some salvageable parts . . . I hope.

    • Macdog said, on August 28, 2017 at 10:27 pm

      Tonight’s win, that’s one way to make the ‘pen a non-factor.

  23. unca_chuck said, on August 28, 2017 at 10:33 pm

    Well, Clockwork Gearrin went from excellent to unmentionable? No I don’t want him back. I don;t want Oshit and Ocrap either. These guys had their shot and then some to make the grade and they all failed. Scott Munter’s disease.

    • James said, on August 28, 2017 at 10:42 pm

      I thought you might appreciate and congratulate me for my humility there, Chuck!


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