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Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on August 23, 2018

I’m still laughing at the NBC Bat Area analysts who claim the Giants are waiting till they’re mathematically eliminated before they cut Buster up. Really? Do they even know Sabean? This is the same GM who waved the white flag on the 2013 season on July freaking 8th calling it a “Bad Penny Year” and using that as the excuse for doing nothing at the deadline that season. This is the same team that is a single event away (two Mets smashing into each other) from losing 6 straight to the Reds and the Mets over the last week.

So this *mathematical nonsense* is just fodder for the lame fans who still think we’re in this if we can just go on a little run. Just. One. Run.

It’s completely disrespectful to try to sell *math* as the reason Buster is still playing…..

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  1. djloo27 said, on August 23, 2018 at 6:36 am

    Bum and Belt are exactly what the Yanks need. Torres and Andujar are untouchable. Would you take Greg Bird, Clint Frazier and top pitching prospect Justus Sheffield?

    • Flavor said, on August 23, 2018 at 7:12 am

      Absolutely.

    • Flavor said, on August 23, 2018 at 7:26 am

      I think the biggest prob with that offer is that nobody besides SF will value those guys as highly as sabean. I do think belt would be great in NY

    • YogiBarrister (@Yogi47951368) said, on August 23, 2018 at 12:01 pm

      Belt would help the Yankees more than Bum.
      The value of Bum to the Giants in 2019 would probably exceed that if whatever prospect the Yankees would be willing to give up.
      Sheffield will be called up next week. If Severino wins the play-in game, there’s a good chance he makes their post season roster.
      Belt for Chad Green?

  2. snarkk said, on August 23, 2018 at 7:47 am

    Mr SD had a good take late last night. We may be watching Busters last stint as catcher. Hip surgery ain’t no hangnail. Joey could be up starting after ST next season. Giants obviously took him first with the hip knowledge in their pocket…

  3. willedav said, on August 23, 2018 at 8:01 am

    Still think Giants could move anyone—FO has to be full in on it.
    Contract? Hey send some back while making an offer and weighing prospects. Belt Craw are owed another few years at $50 mil…send $10 mll of it back you save 80%.
    And as it is, yard is still a gold mine. No way you see Candlestick crowds of few thousand for a night game mid week.

    As for no trade, take the time and effort to communicate with the players. Hey we are looking into something and would like your feedback–if someone came to us how would you feel? Are there areas of country/teams you would absolutely object to or prefer? Invest time and effort, moving someone would be doable. I really doubt any Giants would go Adam Jones route.

    Dodgers are sure interesting these days. they lead league in HRs with 176, are second in runs with 600 and have lowest ERA at 3.50. And have 5 more Ws after 130 games than the Giants…who outplayed and outpitched them a week ago in the Latrine, last time things felt really good here.

    • chipower9 said, on August 23, 2018 at 11:02 am

      Good spin on how to approach guys with no trade and limited trade clauses in their contracts. That, communicating with them, and showing them some respect, is the only way a potential trade flies, IMO. Good call, WillieD.

  4. willedav said, on August 23, 2018 at 8:24 am

    Over the course of 162, all teams go through good/bad stretches. Cards are hot right now, LA obviously not.
    Pirates had a good run over a month, now they are 2 games under .500. Anyone at .500 or slightly above is a legit contender with close races in every single NL division. LA proving no matter how much talent you have you can still have a bad week when team looks like shit… I’m sure their fans are dooming it up just like here given expectations.

    giants, my expectations coming in were completely different. They lost 98 freaking games last year and I couldn’t watch Calixte Ryder Jones Moncrief and the 0h no I can’t believe it LHPs among host of others. They will likely lose somewhere btw 12-15 less games this year; there are lot of teams with similar record plus or minus a few, no small accomplishment given health challenges they’ve had that started before season even began and continue as we speak.

  5. djloo27 said, on August 23, 2018 at 9:38 am

    1. Andrew McCutchen (R) RF
    2. Joe Panik (L) 2B
    3. Evan Longoria (R) 3B
    4. Brandon Belt (L) 1B
    5. Austin Slater (R) LF
    6. Brandon Crawford (L) SS
    7. Nick Hundley (R) C
    8. Madison Bumgarner (R) P
    9. Steven Duggar (L) CF

  6. alleykat69 said, on August 23, 2018 at 9:45 am

    Country strong batting 8th why not, I like it he might run into one are not but wtf..
    I need a win on my birthday, this is my chance even if it’s Degrom yikes!!

    • willedav said, on August 23, 2018 at 9:59 am

      ha enjoy Kat
      you deserve a break today
      maybe getaway LU goes off

    • chipower9 said, on August 23, 2018 at 11:04 am

      Happy birthday, Kat.

  7. unca_chuck said, on August 23, 2018 at 9:45 am

    I think Belt would get eaten alive by the NY press. O goodie, Bummie batting 8th.

    Fuck me.

  8. unca_chuck said, on August 23, 2018 at 9:52 am

    Ed King passed away yesterday. He was the guitarist for the Strawberry Alarm Clock, and more famously for Lynyrd Skynyrd. Two of the most un-similar bands you can point to in rock history. Incense and Peppermints to Sweet Home Alabama? Makes perfect sense. Growing up in the 70s it was all about Skynyrd.

    Still have the ticket stub for the Skynyrd/Frampton/Santana show in Oakland (OD On the Green) in 1977, a few months before the plane crash.

    • alleykat69 said, on August 23, 2018 at 10:18 am

      I was at that show Chuck!
      Brought in Rum&Punch in a gallon plastic milk container my friends too.Started a human pyramid after that it got pretty foggy in all our brains 🧠 lol 😂

      • unca_chuck said, on August 23, 2018 at 11:07 am

        Hah hah! We did the old vodka in the watermelon trick. As well as a few bota bags full of whiskey. Yeah, all those daze on the green kinda blur together into one enormous show. Prolly went to 7 or 8 of those. The Nuge w/ Blue Oyster Cult, Aerosmith with (show stealer) UFO, Van Halen, and Pat Travers (iirc). Stones, Missed the Zepplin show unfortunately.

  9. willedav said, on August 23, 2018 at 10:26 am

    Bum and his 3.05 ERA would be well inside top ten in NL if he had enough innings.
    It’s equal to Greinke tho other peripherals aren’t near as good as his.
    Also last year and this year combined only about 200 innings,
    Still see him as good role model type for younger SPs.

  10. djloo27 said, on August 23, 2018 at 10:50 am

    deGrom not sharp at all today.
    Like it matters.
    Both Mac and I were unable to go today.
    Too bad – nicest day in months…

  11. willedav said, on August 23, 2018 at 10:55 am

    wow what was up with that? Hit Mez in the glove didn’t it? Cross up?
    Good for Duggar to get the BB that started it all.

  12. chipower9 said, on August 23, 2018 at 10:57 am

    LMAO. I’ve been scrambling a bit here at work this morn, and finally got a chance to dial-up the audio on the game.

    I see our first run was scored by a passed ball. Typical Giants offense for this year. Hopefully not the only run they score today. 😂😂😂

    • Bozo said, on August 23, 2018 at 11:06 am

      And it looked like it was a foul tip.

  13. Bozo said, on August 23, 2018 at 11:09 am

    Bum, helping himself.

  14. willedav said, on August 23, 2018 at 11:10 am

    yaha bum helps himself again.
    man deGrom really gotta be pissed with home plate ump.

  15. unca_chuck said, on August 23, 2018 at 11:14 am

    Wow. Hundley should have been called out on strikes. Speeding through the first couple innings.

  16. willedav said, on August 23, 2018 at 11:34 am

    oh no right before they went to break Bum is walking off, after shaking his head, turned and looked like he said, “what?”
    man stay cool pls

  17. unca_chuck said, on August 23, 2018 at 11:49 am

    Bummie likes to pitch with an edge. Shit, DeGrom lit up the home pate ump. He knew he had fucked up and kept his mouth shut, Kinda like Johnny Mac and tennis. Some people play better pissed. . . .

    But more umps should learn from that and not get angry when called out on shitty calls.

  18. unca_chuck said, on August 23, 2018 at 12:09 pm

    So much for that edge. Get him out of there.

  19. unca_chuck said, on August 23, 2018 at 12:16 pm

    Hooooo boy. Nice job, take him out, bring in Moronta.

    • willedav said, on August 23, 2018 at 12:22 pm

      NO. Great K to end the inning and got out of the jam with patented GIDP to SS.

  20. Bozo said, on August 23, 2018 at 12:19 pm

    Longo getting that run back

  21. chipower9 said, on August 23, 2018 at 12:20 pm

    Longo Bongo!

  22. willedav said, on August 23, 2018 at 12:20 pm

    yeah insurance. Had feeling Giants glad deGrom was no longer in there.
    wonder what was said there btw Bum and Bochy.

  23. djloo27 said, on August 23, 2018 at 12:21 pm

    I have some faint hope that Wrongo bounces back strong next season…

    • chipower9 said, on August 23, 2018 at 12:41 pm

      You and me both, brother.

  24. chipower9 said, on August 23, 2018 at 12:45 pm

    WTF….come on, Smith. Close this bitch out.

  25. willedav said, on August 23, 2018 at 12:45 pm

    Kid has been tough out today, 3 good ABs off Bum.

  26. xoot said, on August 23, 2018 at 12:46 pm

    Holy shit the Giants played a good game. Took advantage of opportunities, showed some pop, played D and rode good pitching to a win. So that’s what it looks like.

  27. Bozo said, on August 23, 2018 at 12:47 pm

    Blow out the candles, Kat, they got ya a win.

    • Bozo said, on August 23, 2018 at 12:47 pm

      Cheers man.

    • chipower9 said, on August 23, 2018 at 12:48 pm

      Time to celebrate, Kat! Not that you wouldn’t…I don’t think you let too many opportunities sip, er I mean slip by.

  28. djloo27 said, on August 23, 2018 at 12:47 pm

  29. chipower9 said, on August 23, 2018 at 12:47 pm

    Ballgame! Happy Flight!

  30. unca_chuck said, on August 23, 2018 at 12:47 pm

    wow. Ump wants to go home as quick as possible.

  31. willedav said, on August 23, 2018 at 12:48 pm

    Realize travel there out of the question, but type of great pitching match up Kruk would have enjoyed seeing.

  32. willedav said, on August 23, 2018 at 12:52 pm

    Bum’s ERA down to 2.88. Trade value might never be higher but I hope he stays. He’s still worth watching as a P and ABs never dull either.

  33. unca_chuck said, on August 23, 2018 at 1:05 pm

    Giants have him under controil for one more year, so they might as well see how next year goes and wait till the deadline in 2019. Unless the Yanks pile on the players to get him. I dn’t see us dealing him though. Not till next year.

    • chipower9 said, on August 23, 2018 at 1:25 pm

      Absolutely, Charlie. They have him for $12 mil. No way in hell you can go out and get a SP anywhere near him for that coin.

  34. Lurker John said, on August 23, 2018 at 2:35 pm

    Happy birthday, ALLEYKAT!

  35. snarkk said, on August 23, 2018 at 2:53 pm

    If I’m Sabean I go to the old yanks buddies and say Here’s Bum on a platter. You need him to get through the Bosox to the Series. Give me your offer. If not good enough, I’m calling the Bosox when I hang up on you…

    • chipower9 said, on August 23, 2018 at 3:08 pm

      Problem is I do not believe management has any desire to move Bum at this time. I think they’ll do as Unca describes and exercise that $12 mil option, and then see how things play out next year.

  36. Macdog said, on August 23, 2018 at 3:22 pm

    Good win today against the best pitcher in MLB, who got his usual run support. Would’ve liked to go just to see the pitching matchup, but couldn’t make it.

    Wow, Rox just won 4-3 over the Pads on a 2-out 2-run HR by Desmond in the 9th.

    • djloo27 said, on August 23, 2018 at 3:58 pm

      We failed to represent, Mac…

  37. Macdog said, on August 23, 2018 at 3:34 pm

    Happy birthday, Kat! The G’s came through for ya!

  38. djloo27 said, on August 23, 2018 at 3:44 pm

    I don’t wish anyone a happy birthday between the ages of 18 & 75.
    Unless, I have no choice.
    HB, AK69 – Skink it up, good…

  39. djloo27 said, on August 23, 2018 at 3:50 pm

    How about an Unca-palooza in KC for 49ers-Chiefs on 9/23?

    • unca_chuck said, on August 23, 2018 at 7:12 pm

      I;m in!!!

      • djloo27 said, on August 23, 2018 at 9:07 pm

        Really Chuck?
        I wonder how many here would sign on for that.
        It would make some kind of nutty history…

  40. alleykat69 said, on August 23, 2018 at 4:04 pm

    Yeah Boys,
    A rare win,I’ve had a pretty good track record over the years on my birthday games though so I felt confident today..
    Yes I just arrived in my local watering hole
    the bartender (Darlene) somehow remembered it was my Birthday , so she set me up with a Makers on the House! Could be off and running are stumbling getting my skink on tonight!

    • djloo27 said, on August 23, 2018 at 4:10 pm

      I’ll be doing the same…

  41. djloo27 said, on August 23, 2018 at 4:20 pm

    When I check back in later, I half expect to see a post from MacDog stating that since moving to San Francisco the Giants are 17-43 on Kat’s birthday…

  42. Flavor said, on August 23, 2018 at 4:57 pm

    I’m about to try to watch an A’s game. Wish me luck. Not sure how much I’ll get through. First impression is that Stew is 10,000 times better than Andres Torres at analysis.

    • snarkk said, on August 23, 2018 at 6:15 pm

      if Ray Fosse is doing TV he’ll put you to sleep…

      • djloo27 said, on August 23, 2018 at 9:18 pm

        So after having his career “destroyed” by Pete Rose in the 1970 ASG, Fosse was once again the AL All Star catcher in 1971 and went on to win 2 WS with the A’s. Fuckin’ propagated bullshit…

  43. snarkk said, on August 23, 2018 at 6:55 pm

    Watching the Cubs pound the Reds 4-1 in 6th. Some Cub smoked a shot about 30 rows up into left center. Can we get some goddam power bats!!! I’m watching at the bar at Abuelo’s, a Mex restaurant about two blocks from the Padres/mariners complex in Peoria on the west side of Phoenix. Smoked 14 oz. prime rib with stuffed fire roasted
    poblano pepper and Mexican mashed potatoes with Happy Hour double 1800 margaritas $8. My go to
    Place for Mex food in Phoenix. Flapaloza ST in Phoenix? We see Giants play across the street and then spend a few hours here at Abuelos pounding Ritas and playing GM…

    • Flavor said, on August 23, 2018 at 6:57 pm

      i turned on the tv. Boom, Kris Davis blasted one to right center. Next guy up, Olsen I think, smoked a double that got to the wall in a nano second. They’ve had plays at the plate, they use their speed, they are 100 X more interesting than the Giants.

      • snarkk said, on August 23, 2018 at 7:08 pm

        Giants offense just suxxx Donkey Dong, there are no two ways About it. Watching other teams Play and hit with abandon is a god dam revelation. Cubs now 7-1 over Reds with some doubles. Baseball is fun to watch when your squad actually can hit and score runs…

      • snarkk said, on August 23, 2018 at 7:11 pm

        And BTW, the Cubs AmyG counterpart is yet another late 20s smokin hot blond. Wtf am I still a Giants fan? …

    • wilcojoe said, on August 23, 2018 at 7:08 pm

      They opened an Abuelo’s near us recently. I was very impressed. Excellent selection of Rita’s and the chips and salsa (if memory serves they give you 3-4 varieties) alone is a meal in itelf. Apparently they have several locations in the southwest.

      • snarkk said, on August 23, 2018 at 7:16 pm

        They have one Pappadeaux here in Phoenix and I have to say it’s not as good as those I went to
        In Houston years ago when I lived there. Expensive and food not great. I’d rather go to Abuelos, hands down…

  44. PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on August 23, 2018 at 7:35 pm

    The Sabean interview Craig cited above does kinda tell us what we already know (no rebuild), but I found one thing interesting. He says “However this turns out this year, this has been a good first step. We distanced ourselves from how last year went.” Meaning, I think, the team didn’t/won’t lose as many games as last year. But then he immediately says, “The offense has just been mind-boggling. It’s been so inept.” Um, like it has been for over 2 years now?

    Just curious about what Sabes thinks is the good first step, since the offensive additions the team made in the off-season didn’t really help the offense. The only good first step I can see, and he alludes to it a little, is that circumstances gave the team the opportunity to see positive contributions from D-Rod and a couple of the youngsters. But that wasn’t in Sabes’ plans, that happened because of all the injuries Sabean bemoans this season. So…. still not sure where the masterminds will take this team….

    • chipower9 said, on August 23, 2018 at 8:52 pm

      Whatever they do, it will be incremental changes. A few players gone, a few added. I doubt we see anyone traded. I have tried to forget last season, but for this year’s team to improve so significantly over last’s, says how bad that team from last year really was.

      • djloo27 said, on August 23, 2018 at 8:59 pm

        Shittier to shit doesn’t do it for you?

  45. snarkk said, on August 23, 2018 at 7:36 pm

    Hamels gets the complete Cubs
    Game against the Reds 7-1

  46. willedav said, on August 23, 2018 at 8:27 pm

    Technically since this is waiver season, bum or Belt would have to pass through NL unclaimed before any talks with NY or Boston could begin. Belt I could see, Bum no. As Loo has said before Yanks also trying to stay under lux tax so taking on additional salary unlikely.

    Can’t stand Maddon but cubs have fun to watch position players that for most part are home grown–beside Zobrist Heyward Russell and recently acquired Murphy. Their pitching, mostly acquired from elsewhere and very expensive, not so much.

  47. djloo27 said, on August 23, 2018 at 8:56 pm

    Wille’s right. Bum would never clear NL waivers…


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