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Four Games Left

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on September 27, 2017

Every year I learn something I didn’t know about baseball and this season is no different. Once so enamored with the K/bb ratio, Smarge has shown me the light. There is so much more than a sparkling strikeout to walk ratio.

Anyway, he’s going today and will probably sprinkle a couple of bombs into that stat line that will include 8k’s and 1bb….

I can’t believe it took us so long to start discussing securing the #1 pick in the draft but it’s definitely on the table. Conversely, Niner fans have been talking about the possibility of landing the #1 pick since week 1.

Anyway, we need help across every position at every level so if we somehow manage to snag the top pick we are probably looking at Brady Singer a RH pitcher from University of Florida.

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  1. chipower9 said, on September 27, 2017 at 5:37 am

    Hey Flap Universe. On the downstroke of a three week road trip. Looking forward to seeing how our boys finish off the season, and more importantly how they retool for next year.

    Blade mentioned a post by Sarge who Blade said was one of the best ever.

    I’m off to find that post. We roll outta Moab this morning, destination Ely, NV. Home tomorrow – i’m Ready. Make it an awesome day.

  2. alleykat69 said, on September 27, 2017 at 7:05 am

    Tired of drafting a pitcher with their 1st pick every year, get Beede up here next year and use him before he’s 28 and no longer a prospect. Kid from Clemson 1B/OF Seth Beer 🍻 is one of the top sluggers coming out, let’s get some power generated!!

  3. willedav said, on September 27, 2017 at 7:29 am

    saw the tweet from Baggs that Flav posted. Still think the option on this guy was bad move—shit like last night, when he walks guys and can’t get out of a jam happens far too often. And he’d have to knock 20 runs off to lower that ERA a full point just to get to 4.50. Ugh for $9 mil?

    On other hand, “Opening Day starter” was what Kuip said 3 times after Moronta 7th inning Ks Golds (fastball outside corner at knees) Martinez (curve) and one more to end inning. Sure it was garbage time down 10-2, but he looked great. Kruk said stat line listed him at 175, which he said I think was about 40 pounds ago.

    And that is one great pick of Doc and his super fro from ABA days too. Loved the ABA, some interesting characters over there.

  4. willedav said, on September 27, 2017 at 7:49 am

    Probably wouldn’t watch them but Brewers might sneak into playoffs. That division was supposed to be battle btw Cubs Cards Pirates and they’ve been a good story.

    they beat the Reds in 7-6 cliff hanger to stay game and a half back of Rox. The Reds, meanwhile, have hit 216 bombs this season, 5th in league. 3 guys have 30+ including this Schleber kid I’d never heard of and 6 have 24 or more. Hamilton far and away SB leader with 58.
    Votto has an OPS of 1.025…Scooter Gennett is hitting .297 with 26 bombs. Scooter Gennett! wtf?

    And guess what? They are dead last in NL for ERA at 5.21 and they suck. they’ve won 4 more games than the Giants, all freaking year in their little bandbox yard.

    • Flavor said, on September 27, 2017 at 9:19 am

      It’s not either/or. You need good pitching and an offense that can bang it out of the yard.

  5. unca_chuck said, on September 27, 2017 at 8:10 am

    Ely, gateway to Bendover, NV. Home to all those wayward Mormons sneaking across the border to be bad little boys and girls. Just check the parking lot!

  6. Cardinal70 said, on September 27, 2017 at 12:12 pm

    Just caught the news that Matt Cain was going to retire after the season and wanted to see what y’all were thinking about that.

    • Flavor said, on September 27, 2017 at 12:19 pm

      well, he can’t pitch anymore so that will be fine. Hey, got your email about shutting down the BBA—very heartfelt, I know you put a lot into that back when you were running it. Like Matt Cain’s career, everything ends at some point, eh?

      • Cardinal70 said, on September 27, 2017 at 12:32 pm

        Everything except baseball and good friendly rivalries. 🙂 Thanks, my friend!

    • djloo27 said, on September 27, 2017 at 12:30 pm

      I’m sure he’ll still get his buyout…

  7. Flavor said, on September 27, 2017 at 1:24 pm

    James should enjoy this

  8. djloo27 said, on September 27, 2017 at 1:38 pm

    It’ll be interesting to see what happens with Sandoval. They’ve certainly given him a long look and he’s been a lot better of late…

  9. unca_chuck said, on September 27, 2017 at 1:46 pm

    If El Gordo shows up in AZ at 3 hundy, well, we’ll call it a wash and send him to Oakland.

  10. unca_chuck said, on September 27, 2017 at 1:47 pm

    Thank God Cain is doing the right thing.

  11. djloo27 said, on September 27, 2017 at 2:18 pm

    I think Cain’s biggest fan around here was Del Mar Dennis.
    He loved his Horse…

  12. Macdog said, on September 27, 2017 at 4:01 pm

    100 is still in play!

  13. Flavor said, on September 27, 2017 at 4:04 pm

    I listened to that ninth inning on the radio man the Giants fucking suck

  14. djloo27 said, on September 27, 2017 at 4:18 pm

    And like the 1985 Giants, this team will not have a 10 game winner or a 20 homer hitter…

  15. Flavor said, on September 27, 2017 at 4:37 pm

    the announcers like to jizz about Dyson because he’s one of the few bright spots this year. But the guy has pitched with very little pressure this season (aside from 9th inning pressure). Win, lose, it didn’t really matter. Even today, I’ve never heard Flemm more quietly resigned to an epic melt down loss like this one. Ho hum shit for everyone now. This is who we are…..
    Anyway, I wouldn’t count on Dyson for much next season and beyond. Of course, the next few seasons could be a lot like this one so he can keep pitching in pressure-free situations for years here.

  16. djloo27 said, on September 27, 2017 at 4:38 pm

    Bring back Dan Slania!

  17. Flavor said, on September 27, 2017 at 5:19 pm

    clever excerpt from Brisbee today:
    Except what is the Giants’ typical loss in 2017? Is it the game when Matt Moore can’t make it through four innings and they never have a shot? Yes. Is it the game when Madison Bumgarner pitches extremely well, but he gets 1.38 runs of support, with the .38 existing only because of an official scorer’s sloppy penmanship? Yep. Is it the game where the Giants score six runs, only to allow eight? Oh, sure. Is it the game where they enter the ninth inning up 3-1, only to lose when the closer walks in the winning run? Absolutely.

    They’re all the 2017 Giants. They’re all metaphor games. This year’s Giants team is one indistinguishable puddle of loss, and any description beyond that is missing the point. They’re like a god in old myths about losing, always showing up in different forms to suit whatever the point of the tale is. They’re shape-shifters, and it doesn’t matter which form they take. The point is that they lose, and the moral of the story is that losing is a total drag.

    • snarkk said, on September 27, 2017 at 7:36 pm

      Bad pitching, bad defense, bad base running, bad hitting, bad management, bad front office moves — I said months ago that this team truly sucked, and the true mettle of a suckage team is that it loses in any and every way imaginable…

    • xoot said, on September 27, 2017 at 7:40 pm

      I agree with the people who think that’s really good fictional satire. The Telegraph blotter sounds plausible, but three showings of the Pink Floyd movie sort of gave it away.

  18. chipower9 said, on September 27, 2017 at 6:10 pm

    ‘Bout time Cain hung ‘em up. One of the only ones I remember defending him hard was Dirt.

    Regarding Sarge’s post a few threads back:

    I have no problem with the kneeling. Whether it be for Kap’s issue with racial inequality, or just the teams telling trump that he can go fuck himself.

    Whether you agree with the kneeling for ANY reason, please understand that it is any Americans right right, via the First Amendment, to do so.

    I served 31 years in the Air Force and spent almost four months in Saudi Arabia during the first gulf war to protect those and our other freedoms.

    Del (Sarge) – loved your post brother. I am locking arms with you, and always will. Looking forward to meeting up with you at some games again, next year.

    • sfsarge said, on September 27, 2017 at 9:18 pm

      Hey Chuck, I appreciate that. And for sure we need to get together again and knock a few back.

  19. Flavor said, on September 27, 2017 at 6:53 pm

    just realized *Singer* and *dinger* rhyme so that plan is out the window before it even got started.

  20. Flavor said, on September 27, 2017 at 6:54 pm

    44% of Americans believe protesting players deserve a consequence. lol.

    • snarkk said, on September 27, 2017 at 7:37 pm


  21. snarkk said, on September 27, 2017 at 7:40 pm

    If Cain truly were a horse, he’d retire Sunday afternoon so that the contract terminates and the buyout is not due for next season. I haven’t seen anywhere whether that is the case. After hosing the Giants for 3+ years of salary, that’s over $60 million, my respect level would skyrocket if he did that…

    • Flavor said, on September 27, 2017 at 8:04 pm

      me too but realistically who’s gonna chuck away that type of coin?

      • djloo27 said, on September 27, 2017 at 8:31 pm

        I think Cuddyer gave up about 7-9 million by retiring a couple of years ago.
        He’s the only one I can think of…

  22. alleykat69 said, on September 27, 2017 at 8:22 pm

    Cain’s Birthday’s on the 1st. He not giving up any of the scratch the Giants owe him for his 33rd birthday retirement bash!
    Still blows me away,Matt&Timmy thru by 33 as big league pitchers..
    Of course same goes with Pence,Span,and Mr.Tubbs, but not in management brilliant observation as all 3 will probably be back..

    • djloo27 said, on September 27, 2017 at 9:07 pm

      They probably lasted longer than most hard throwers, Kat.
      Before TJ & rotator cuff surgery guys like them were routinely washed up by 30 with “sore arms”…

  23. zumiee said, on September 27, 2017 at 9:08 pm

    Adam LaRoche retired early, because his team got tired of his son being in the clubhouse so much.

  24. sandog said, on September 27, 2017 at 9:23 pm

    The Giants are making this 100 loss deal interesting after all! If they lose out during these final 3, they will hit the number on the nose. Something tells me The Horse will do his part to make that happen!
    (I’d actually like to see him pitch well and would stand and give him a big hand if I were in the house that day. Yes, it has been an ugly final chapter and the good times with Cain feel like a lifetime ago, but he did some great things for us)

  25. sandog said, on September 27, 2017 at 9:25 pm

    Now we’ve lost Hugh Hefner as well!

    • xoot said, on September 27, 2017 at 9:57 pm

      I think Hugh checked out 10 or 20 years ago and I thought that the stroke-blasted pajama-wearing semi-corpse they trotted out was pathetic. He had his moments, however, more or less. One of my favorites.

      • djloo27 said, on September 27, 2017 at 10:08 pm

        If I were writing his obituary, i would be very tempted to pilfer that description.

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