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Aiming For 100

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on September 28, 2017

We still have a semi-decent chance to lose 100 if we lose out the rest of the season. There would actually be something symmetrically perfect about losing 100 on the nose. It might also get us the #1 pick in the draft. Detroit is also sitting on 62 wins and they are playing the Twins. Theoretically we have it easier but I’m guessing Minnesota rests a bunch of their players for the post season. San Diego has no reason to rest anyone and they have younger, hungrier players than we have. Plus Cain should get blasted in his start. So there is at least a chance we get swept v San Diego.

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  1. alleykat69 said, on September 28, 2017 at 7:01 am

    I read somewhere that Detroit only played 161 games last year and they would get the #1 pick if they tie us.. WTF figures we could get screwed in that scenario.

  2. willedav said, on September 28, 2017 at 7:06 am

    losing to the Padres, which has been going on for a season and a half now, bugs me. Statistically they are even worse than the Giants at most offensive stats, yet this year in 16 games they have outscored Giants 85-55. winning 11 times.
    How does this happen?

    Losing to LA (8-11) AZ which started off the year kicking their butt (7-12) and Rox in their house of horrors (7-12) I can see. These 3 are all gonna make playoffs with top 5 records in entire league. But the Pads and their $40 mil team? No.

    • zumiee said, on September 28, 2017 at 7:18 am

      The Padres are younger and more athletic than the Giants. The Giants always look old and tired vs. them.

  3. willedav said, on September 28, 2017 at 7:51 am

    Offensive stats from B/R on Padres, who are minus 200 ( 50+ worse than Giants) for run differential, and the Pythagoras record has them at 59-100 instead of 70-89.

    Dead last in NL in following categories: runs hits walks BA OB 14th OPS 10th HRs with 187.

    Zero excuses for how Pads have handled them now ever since AS break last year.

  4. mrsprtdude said, on September 28, 2017 at 8:13 am

    Everyone has handled us since AS break last year. No doubt we are the worst team in baseball since then. Damn Detroit keeps losing. They are pissing me off. The key is the game today. Funny how at this point we are 1/2 game different from another team and looking at this last Thursday at someone losing so we are a “game up” instead of tied. Never in a million years would I have thought we would be hoping to be a “game up” on the #1 pick vs trying to snag a wild card spot. cant wait for this season to end!

  5. wilcojoe said, on September 28, 2017 at 8:21 am

    Having the second pick gives the scouting department an out if their guy flops and the #1 pick shines. “That’s the guy we really wanted.”
    No excuses if you have the top pick.

    • Flavor said, on September 28, 2017 at 9:05 am

      SF has a very good record with top picks. Off the top of my head there was Will The Thrill, Matt Williams, Tim Lincecum, Bumgarner, Posey……I know they weren’t top picks but were top 5 or 6 at least. Am I forgetting anyone? Do we have any complete top pick misses????? None that i can think of.

      • wilcojoe said, on September 28, 2017 at 9:20 am

        Gary Brown is the most recent flop that comes to mind.

      • Flavor said, on September 28, 2017 at 9:57 am

        .

  6. Flavor said, on September 28, 2017 at 9:57 am

    Gary Brown was the 24th pick in first round. I’m talking guys who were top 10 or better.

  7. Flavor said, on September 28, 2017 at 9:58 am

  8. alleykat69 said, on September 28, 2017 at 10:28 am

    Here’s another 1st rd bust granted picked 29 th Wendell Fairley outfielder. Yeah keep are track record perfect for drafting outfielders!!
    Just the name Wendell says you don’t make that pick!!

  9. Flavor said, on September 28, 2017 at 11:03 am

    my point was, when they get a good draft spot in the first round they never fuck it up. At least from my memory they haven’t fucked it up. Thrill, Matty, Timmy, Bum, Posey? That’s a pretty good list

    • snarkk said, on September 28, 2017 at 12:14 pm

      Even in baseball with the randomness factor of draft picks higher than baseball and football, you should not screwup a top 5 pick. IMO that type of pick must make the big club in no more than 3 years, unless the player is injured during minors development. When you have a top 5 pick, you are a dog meat team, so you need to select that player that can help you really soon and in a position of need. None of this best player available BS. This pick screams power bat OFer to me, but I won’t hold my breath for that…

  10. willedav said, on September 28, 2017 at 11:06 am

    Glimmer of hope all is not lost in world from Deshaun Watson, who donated his first paycheck to 3 women who work in cafeteria at Texans NRG Stadium.
    “For what you all do for us every day and never complain, I really appreciate you all. So I wanted to give my first game check to y’all to help y’all out in some type of way.”

  11. unca_chuck said, on September 28, 2017 at 11:12 am

    If that Singler pitcher guy is the consensus #1, then I don’t want the #1 spot.

    This guy?

    Griffin Conine, OF, Duke Bats left, throws right 6-1, 195

    His dad is Jeff . . .

    • Flavor said, on September 28, 2017 at 11:50 am

      No more left handed batters.

    • unca_chuck said, on September 28, 2017 at 11:55 am

      If he’s a dead pull hitter he’ll be fine . . .

      • Flavor said, on September 28, 2017 at 12:31 pm

        well, we’ve gotten exactly one of those since the park opened. I’d rather go with the right handers from now on

  12. unca_chuck said, on September 28, 2017 at 11:23 am

    Jeff was the one with the wacky batting where he’d hold the bat directly over his head iirc.

    “Conine hit a mere .205 and drove in six runs in limited playing time last season, but emerged on the scene during a breakout 2017 season. The Weston, Fla., native currently leads Duke in batting average, hits, runs, triples, home runs, RBIs and walks. Conine is playing with a newfound level of confidence and is locked in mentally at the plate thanks in part to his experience last summer. As a member of the La Crosse Loggers in Wisconsin, he led the Northwoods League with 16 home runs.”

    Conine said:

    “I sort of was all over the place last year mentally, and I did not have a lot of confidence coming in,” Conine said. “I would say also another thing was going to Northwoods this past summer in Wisconsin. I got to play almost 60 games out there, I got used to being out there every day and getting into a rhythm. I think going into fall, that gave me a whole new outlook on the year.”

    • willedav said, on September 28, 2017 at 11:42 am

      wasn’t Conine the Marlines OF that threw out JT at the plate with Pudge tagging him out and holding the ball up? Ugh.

      • unca_chuck said, on September 28, 2017 at 11:52 am

        I thought he was a 2nd baseman . . . could be tho.

  13. alleykat69 said, on September 28, 2017 at 11:30 am

    Seth Green outfielder from Clemson is rated higher then Conine bigger more power but whatever the Giants can’t draft a outfielder in not in their genes…

    • alleykat69 said, on September 28, 2017 at 11:33 am

      My bad Seth Beer!!

      • wilcojoe said, on September 28, 2017 at 12:01 pm

        With our luck he would probably look and play like Seth Green, the actor.

  14. unca_chuck said, on September 28, 2017 at 11:51 am

    With a name like Beer you can’t go wrong.

    Greyson Jenista looks good as well. OF/1st

    http://www.kansas.com/sports/college/wichita-state/article165064112.html

  15. unca_chuck said, on September 28, 2017 at 12:01 pm

    Zack Wheeler hasn’t stayed healthy but we rented Beltran for him. He was a high pick in 2009?

  16. snarkk said, on September 28, 2017 at 12:17 pm

    Power. Bat. Outfielder. Right handed. That is all….

  17. alleykat69 said, on September 28, 2017 at 12:20 pm

    Let’s trade are whole team and get Stanton& Church!!

  18. willedav said, on September 28, 2017 at 12:29 pm

    Injuries really did f-up the young position players this year. All of them, from Arroyo to Parker to Williamson to Slater, got hurt and lost valuable playing time. They haven’t done much at ml level, so trading them off unlikely to bring much back. Shaw stayed in minors whole year, and besides that is Calixte and Jones.

    There was a guy on Baggs site posting about how Giants need to package prospects for a trade for OFs like Ozuna, Yelich, Kiermaier and few others. Who in the world could they deal to get back ready made starting OFs like that?

  19. Flavor said, on September 28, 2017 at 12:34 pm

    Wheeler is a good example (6th pick/first round). But I’m not including him since he got injured a couple of times with another team. Who knows what he would have done if he had been with us and not traded/injured? He probably wouldn’t have become as decorated as Timmy or Bum but still we’ll never know.

  20. alleykat69 said, on September 28, 2017 at 12:44 pm

    Pitcher Tim Alderson another 1st round bust back in 2007. Now selling real estate. Atleast we got some value in Glass for a short stretch..

  21. wilcojoe said, on September 28, 2017 at 2:55 pm

    What about Donte Powell? Wasn’t he a pretty high pick?

    • Flavor said, on September 28, 2017 at 5:36 pm

      22nd pick

      • wilcojoe said, on September 28, 2017 at 6:04 pm

        Well shit, I think you’re right. We have nailed our top picks. At least we have that going for us.

  22. mrsprtdude said, on September 28, 2017 at 3:08 pm

    Willedav..Yes it was “Mr. Marlin” Conine. Remember clearly jumping for joy when the hit happened. 2 outs all tied up right?..they pull back the camera and JT is only half way home. WTF???? Love JT but that was the worst jump on a 2 out hit in baseball history!
    My mom died the weekend before. Dad, my brother and I all lifelong baseball fans. The playoffs kept my brother and I going. He was and is a huge A’s fan. SF best team in baseball that year. We lost but we turned to the A’s. A’s were great too, and they blew a 2-0 lead in a 5 game series losing Friday, Sat, and Sunday. Agony.
    In a weird note about how lame the playoffs are now? A’s -RedSox played Wed Thur in Oakland, traveled Friday, then Sat, Sun in Boston. Then back to Oakland to play they NEXT day. 5 games in 6 days.

    • wilcojoe said, on September 28, 2017 at 3:47 pm

      What’s really weird is the Astros and Red Sox finish the season against each other this weekend, only to then (likely) meet again next week in the ALDS.

  23. alleykat69 said, on September 28, 2017 at 5:03 pm

    Lots of teams can fuck up a #1 pick, shit happens..
    Trivia …Houston Astros had the top pick when they drafted are current 3rd base coach Phil Nevin. Next pick the Yankees drafted a SS named Derek Jeter..just your basic HOF with a bling full of W/S rings and banged most of the hot chicks in NY and everywhere else..
    Nevin?? Well he had his share of steers& queers out in Texas in his average at best career..

    • blade3colorado said, on September 28, 2017 at 5:32 pm

      What AK said. This hapless team isn’t going to be saved by a “casino” #1 draft pick- who won’t sniff a SF Giants uniform in 2 or more likely, 3 years.

      Likewise, 1 free agent (Stanton, etc.) isn’t going to move the needle much either. No, wholesale changes are needed. To think otherwise is delusional IMO. See Houston Astros and Philadelphia Phillies for reference purposes,

      • djloo27 said, on September 28, 2017 at 7:18 pm

        I remember getting my annual baseball preview magazine before the ’93 season. The writer picked the Giants to finish last, calling the newly signed Bonds “a nice centerpiece” with little else around him. So we know the guy was wrong and they went on to win 103 games. Of course they’re not getting Stanton, but any speculation reminds me of that article…

  24. Flavor said, on September 28, 2017 at 6:21 pm

    I know this guy is only 18 but he had a monster year in just 35 games
    https://www.baseball-reference.com/register/player.fcgi?id=ramos-000hel

  25. Flavor said, on September 28, 2017 at 6:39 pm

    lol, I hope angry Tiger fan doesn’t see this….

    • djloo27 said, on September 28, 2017 at 7:26 pm

      They’re welcome to him. Just keep they’re grubby paws off Whitey…

  26. Flavor said, on September 28, 2017 at 7:07 pm

    Stratton tomorrow. Maybe I’m insane but I’m gonna watch that game. He’s had two 10 strikeout games this year. That shit doesn’t happen by accident at the mlb level. I’m counting on him next year.

  27. xoot said, on September 28, 2017 at 7:40 pm

    Rosen was great with top ten picks, Quinn was terrible, Sabean has been great (zw the only miss). Presumably Sabean is still in charge.

  28. Flavor said, on September 28, 2017 at 7:56 pm

    • djloo27 said, on September 28, 2017 at 8:45 pm

      How did their last Jacob (Cruz) turn out?

    • snarkk said, on September 29, 2017 at 1:11 am

      Let’s check back on these kids in 3 years to see what’s what. Meanwhile, they don’t mean squat for 2018…

  29. alleykat69 said, on September 28, 2017 at 8:23 pm

    To young to talented for the Giants, trade bait for over the hill geezers coming up..

  30. unca_chuck said, on September 28, 2017 at 8:27 pm

    Shit, I thought the baseball cards said ‘mlb pipedreams giants.

  31. unca_chuck said, on September 28, 2017 at 8:31 pm

    Jesus. Trevathan should get suspended for the rest of the season. That was the cheapest of cheap shots.

  32. alleykat69 said, on September 28, 2017 at 8:34 pm

    It did Chuck, your smoking the big bowl pipe if you think their be in are future plans..

  33. alleykat69 said, on September 28, 2017 at 8:39 pm

    Agree on Chuck,
    I thought it was his teeth on the ground instead of his mouth guard!
    That was one brutal hit, and he should of been thrown out immediately waiting for the big fine to come!
    Btw Bears are just fucking stupid not letting Trubisky get reps, cause Glennon is worse then running diaherria!!

  34. unca_chuck said, on September 28, 2017 at 8:53 pm

    Of all the stupid things the Bears are doing, throwing Trubisky in there would be more stupid. They HAVE to think long-term with him and let him sit and watch for AT LEAST a season.

  35. unca_chuck said, on September 28, 2017 at 8:56 pm

    The NFL is full of QBs that have been thrown in too early and fucked over. Look at the last 15 QBs drafted by the Browns.

    • alleykat69 said, on September 28, 2017 at 9:05 pm

      Their’s only a handful of elite QB’s anyway in the NFL. Fucking Kappy would be still be better then half these bottom feeders, but of course it won’t happen for him in the good ole billionaire club owners who have no back spine to sign him..

  36. alleykat69 said, on September 28, 2017 at 8:59 pm

    Won’t happen Chuck. Pressure from the owner, Foxx trying to keep his useless job, fan pressure,whatever. They have like 11 days off after this blowout, and I’m banking Trubisky gets the gig.Glennon =Gabbert no fucking skills..

  37. alleykat69 said, on September 28, 2017 at 9:08 pm

    God this game will never in!
    But I’m thankful I got a cheap TD out of Jordan Howard to help my fantasy team lol 😂

  38. zumiee said, on September 28, 2017 at 9:14 pm

    I’m on a Rush kick lately. They have a song with a great line about being young.
    “We’re only immortal for a limited time.”
    It says it well about athletes, too. Cain and Lincecum were immortal for a limited time. It will be remembered as an amazing era. What a cast of characters. Guys like Renteria and Uribe who rose up at the right times.
    Incredible times.

    • djloo27 said, on September 28, 2017 at 9:24 pm

      I can still hear the “clunk” of Renteria’s homer landing over the wall in Texas…

      • zumiee said, on September 28, 2017 at 9:27 pm

        I was an absolute nervous wreck during that game. At one point I thought I was breaking out in hives. Man, playoff baseball is intense. And World Series games are off the charts.

      • djloo27 said, on September 28, 2017 at 9:30 pm

        And after a season of torture, Wilson just coasted through the 9th…

      • alleykat69 said, on September 28, 2017 at 9:45 pm

        Yeah Zumie, I was a wreck too!
        But not as bad as a friend of mind who came down with Shingles’s after that series.(And of course they won that bad boy)haven’t seen him in years now,but after this season I hope he didn’t have a relapse!

  39. alleykat69 said, on September 28, 2017 at 9:56 pm

    You know what I’m having a time machine moment.Loo will remember this little scrapper, 5 time A/S on shitty teams, cool name Cookie Rojas, Phils, KC mostly, no relation to Coco Crisp another fantastic name..

    • djloo27 said, on September 28, 2017 at 10:11 pm

      Don’t do this to me, Kat. In the 60’s my Uncle Teddy ran what they used to call a “luncheonette” in midtown Manhattan and told me that Cookie Rojas never failed to come in when the Phils were in town…

  40. unca_chuck said, on September 29, 2017 at 7:59 am

    Still to this day, my favorite thing about the Renteria home run is the abject disappointment in Joe Fuck’s voice as the ball cleared the wall. I was losing my mind during that series but I always thought for some reason that it was going to work out. Then again, I thought that in 2002. . .

    Wish I still had all those 60s baseball cards.


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