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Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on December 19, 2017

I wonder what Giants players are thinking about this off season. Are they frustrated with operation “Do Nothing”? Or are they like, “Uh,we’re part of the reason that doing nothing is in full swing.”

I wonder if all these old guys want out of here. Head back to states where they’re more likely to raise a family. Most of them have already won rings so the edge of wanting to win has probably dulled a bit. And what about the guys who haven’t won? Span and all these youngsters. Are they sick of this yet?

I know everyone likes playing at AT&T but losing all the time has to balance that out, right?

Recent pic of Timmy. How could this guy be done?

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  1. Flavor said, on December 19, 2017 at 5:54 am

    The Toyotathon “this is our tree” commercial has leapfrogged all other lame commercials as the lamest…..

    • gianthead said, on December 19, 2017 at 6:57 am

      No worries Flav…say hello to your new $7 mill left fielder Jose Bautista and your $5 mill center fielder Jarrod Dyson.

      • gianthead said, on December 19, 2017 at 7:01 am

        All in all with tongue planted half firmly in cheek, the above is a better deal than $85 mill on 32-year old Longoria or whatever prospects the Reds think was worth Hamilton.

        If Frazier can come at $12.5 mill average over 4 years, then I am willing to make that deal. Would put the team around $200 mill with just Hundley to add.

      • gianthead said, on December 19, 2017 at 7:11 am

        1) Dyson – CF – Lefty
        2) Panik – 2b – Lefty
        3) Frazier – 3b – Righty
        4) Bautista – LF – Righty
        5) Belt – 1b – Lefty
        6) Posey – C – Righty
        7) Crawford – SS – Lefty
        8) Pence/Duggar/Slater – RF – Righty

        Not the worst one-year band-aid. Give Arroyo starts at 2nd or SS against lefties or even at third and Frazier plays first against lefties. I think the above would make us a .500 team. Also can flip Belt for Crawford in the lineup.

  2. blade3colorado said, on December 19, 2017 at 7:13 am

    Interesting Brisbee column about Booby and his next quest – Longoria. Jesus Christ, I feel like this is Rowand (times 10) redux. Worse, I sense Booby is about to flush $86 million for the next five years down the proverbial toilet. The Giants are run by morons.

    https://www.mccoveychronicles.com/2017/12/18/16791802/sf-giants-trade-rumors-evan-longoria

    • gianthead said, on December 19, 2017 at 9:12 am

      Thoroughly agree…

  3. Flavor said, on December 19, 2017 at 7:56 am

    until they get anyone knew I’m not going to stress much. I think all this “Evans is trying to get so and so” is a bunch of bullshit. Nobody knows.

    • Lurker John said, on December 19, 2017 at 1:04 pm

      Least of all Booby.

  4. willedav said, on December 19, 2017 at 8:02 am

    mm, those that have recently left like Moore and Nunez had nothing but good things to say on way out the door–about fan support, coaches, etc. Nunez said he was ready to come back. Yard was still pretty full last year while other losing teams were drawing 20 thou tops on weekends.
    SF Bay Area is pretty nice place to live and weather mild compared to other parts of country. I’d be surprised anybody “wants out of here.” Anyway, as a vet playing for Bochy, can’t get much better than that.

  5. willedav said, on December 19, 2017 at 8:28 am

    McCaw’s line was 20 minutes1-5 from floor, 2 points 4 assists 1 steal 4 turnovers. Ball drove right by him for the basket that put LA ahead before Durant hit the game winner.
    I understand why he started, but my ? is what does he bring? I saw this last year when he started while Durant was hurt and Barnett said if you start a game you have to do some things.
    Couple boards, little scoring, some bad decisions with ball is what I saw last night. Not very productive on a night when big guns were on sidelines and shots were there for others. Pick seems like a bust to me.

    • gianthead said, on December 19, 2017 at 9:14 am

      He is super young. I did not get to watch last night

    • Lurker John said, on December 19, 2017 at 1:07 pm

      Right now he brings nothing but some decent defense once in a while. He’s a scoring black hole, often passing up good looks only to take crappy shots later. He also has a propensity for coughing the ball up. He has a lot of work to do on his game. Right now, Looney gives them everything McCaw does and he’s a bigger, better rebounder/defender to boot.

  6. dirtnrocksnomo said, on December 19, 2017 at 8:43 am

    They’re all resting easy on their stacks of cash and that’s exactly what’s wrong with this group.

  7. Macdog said, on December 19, 2017 at 9:30 am

    Or maybe a third option: I’m vay-caying in New Zealand and everything’s cool.

    • xoot said, on December 19, 2017 at 10:00 am

      god damn–those two spent the month of October in Santorini

    • willedav said, on December 19, 2017 at 10:37 am

      popular destination spot, nice weather this time of year. I remind customers in store how much Blade enjoyed South Island from his Around World blog report.
      I should go back and look at some of those, good reads/great pics and Blade’s no nonsense reporting.

    • snarkk said, on December 19, 2017 at 1:42 pm

      I am so done with pence and his wife doing whatever it is that they do, then publicize it. When he is outta the league, will anyone care? Does anyone now? He is so far from the 2012 Pence bringing it on the field, it’s not funny…

  8. Macdog said, on December 19, 2017 at 9:35 am

    Giants re-sign Hundley to a 1-year deal. Hey, not everybody wants to bail ship!

    • Lurker John said, on December 19, 2017 at 1:09 pm

      I’m okay with that. He’s a solid backup catcher. A drop in the bucket though.

  9. dirtnrocksnomo said, on December 19, 2017 at 10:41 am

    If Lincecum wants to come back the Giants will give him a spring invite. No?

  10. pawliekokonuts said, on December 19, 2017 at 11:04 am

    Arroyo, the Doughboy? Pffffft. Big start, weak finish. Sounds like sex at my age.

  11. alleykat69 said, on December 19, 2017 at 11:15 am

    When did Will Smith have his surgery?
    Cause Marty Lurie just said he won’t be ready to go till May? The hits just keep on coming..

    • snarkk said, on December 19, 2017 at 1:52 pm

      Kat, I think it was around early April of this year. They say TJ guys need at least a year before they come back. So May would seem in line with the routine, maybe even a bit early. Rushing the comeback is not a good thing for TJ dudes. A second one rarely works well, hello the Beard. So gotta get the first one right…

  12. snarkk said, on December 19, 2017 at 1:26 pm

    Dirt – my older Snarkette texted me she tried currywurst at two different places in Berlin the past two days. Both outstanding…

  13. snarkk said, on December 19, 2017 at 1:29 pm

    My guess is Timmy’s surgerized hip was and is a problem bigger than advertised. He’d probably have to retool his motion and go to a stretch all the time to have any hope of pitching on a MLB pen…

  14. snarkk said, on December 19, 2017 at 2:26 pm

    This lux tax essentially is a salary cap. It suppresses player salaries and movements. I asuume the players agreed to it in the CBA. Why would they agree to that?…

    • xoot said, on December 19, 2017 at 2:56 pm

      studies showed that a Lux Tax would encourage small market teams to increase their payrolls and big market teams to stay under the cap (more or less). Actual practice hasn’t played out so well. And with the new CBA’s, draconian penalties the Lux Tax really is acting just like a cap. It’s one reason the players’ share of mlb’s revenue continues to decline. I don’t see how the union can continue to support it.

      A U Ga prof, whose work on mlb’s A/T exemption is well known, puts the CB Tax into perspective in the link below. (Note that he assumes the Lux Tax will get renegotiated when mlb and the union address the CBA again after 2021. At least one SF beat writer has said that the Lux Tax will END in 2021. I’d go with the prof, myself.)

      https://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/mlbs-evolving-luxury-tax/

  15. Flavor said, on December 19, 2017 at 4:26 pm

    i can’t get over that pic of Timmy. I wonder if he’s ever been that swol in his life.

    • blade3colorado said, on December 19, 2017 at 7:14 pm

      I think so Flav. Timmy’s able to walk on his hands. Not absolutely certain, but I think I read where he was able (or is still able) to walk around the infield bases on his hands.

  16. dirtnrocksnomo said, on December 19, 2017 at 4:44 pm

    That’d be pretty awesome if Lincecum comes back with an uptick on his FB. It’s the only way he’ll be able to succeed. Maybe a break from pitching helped him heal. Gotta believe the club has the door open for him. Just get the whole band back together – bring in Burrell, Ross, Huff, Renteria & Uribe too.

    • zumiee said, on December 19, 2017 at 5:17 pm

      • blade3colorado said, on December 19, 2017 at 6:37 pm

        Umm . . . what you said.

  17. zumiee said, on December 19, 2017 at 5:45 pm

    Fun facts:

    Buster Olney
    @Buster_ESPN
    There are currently six unsigned free agents who hit 30 or more homers, another seven who hit 20 or more, and maybe another dozen 20+ home run hitters available through salary-dump trades.

  18. zumiee said, on December 19, 2017 at 5:50 pm

    And, of course, Tuesday night means…..a new episode of Loudermilk!

  19. blade3colorado said, on December 19, 2017 at 6:09 pm

    Thank you Willie. You’re too kind. I think I have said this before – New Zealand is in my top 3 countries visited. The paucity of people makes this easily, one of the best countries to rent a car. I discovered beaches with literally no one else besides myself. Amazing place.

    • djloo27 said, on December 19, 2017 at 8:25 pm

      Coney Island Beach in my parent’s day…

      • Flavor said, on December 20, 2017 at 5:02 am

        holy shit. No internet back then. lqtm

  20. zumiee said, on December 19, 2017 at 6:17 pm

    It’s pretty silly of the Lakers to retire both of Kobe’s numbers.
    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DRZFZitXcAA_1u9?format=jpg

    • Flavor said, on December 19, 2017 at 6:23 pm

      especially considering the only reason he got the 2nd number was to try to move on with a fresh start from his rape allegation

  21. mrsprtdude said, on December 19, 2017 at 10:59 pm

    I’m with you Craig. Can’t believe Timmy is done. Drafted same year as kershaw


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