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Losers Losing

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on September 29, 2018

The Rockies must look at us and just shake their heads, “What a bunch of pussies.” I’m sure Colorado has given up counting on even a single win from us and will now just try to fend off the Dodgers by winning out.

Will Smith winning the Willie Mac award is cool, I guess. I clearly don’t understand the criteria or what it takes to win. I mean, what did Mark Carreon do in ’95 that moved his teammates to vote for him? Who knows.

How many runs do the Giants score off Kershaw today? Their customary 1?

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  1. xoot said, on September 29, 2018 at 6:13 pm

    Posey is both untouchable and immovable unless he plays well after rehab. Maybe he would approve a trade then. Longo and smaHRdzjia are probably immovable. If the new gm can get rid of them he’s a genius. Everyone else should be on the block. Moronta smith and Rodriguez would be hard to improve on. Otherwise? Let it rip.

  2. snarkk said, on September 29, 2018 at 6:56 pm

    I assume Sabes has not been officially booted for PR reasons. Not sure if that is true. Hope so. He should have no role at all in what the new VP and GM see as the future, other than maybe to give his assessment of the top 100 players in the organization, and anything related, for what it’s worth. No self respecting GM would take the job if a walk-year Sales had any control over anything. He can go out into the wilderness next year and file his scouting reports after a few Dewars from the local HolidayInn Express bar…

  3. PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on September 29, 2018 at 7:33 pm

    “No sentiment” is correct re: changing things up on this team; almost like what Sabes did way back when, trading Matt Williams in the blockbuster that turned the team around. He’s not capable of that anymore, new guy might be. Still, one of the strangest things from that Sabean interview was when he said something like “I hope the organization remembers my contributions”…. what, he’s sitting there out of the loop now, waiting for ownership to throw him a bone? Jeez, man, retire with pride already. Need new blood with a lot of authority, ala what Epstein got from both the Sox and Cubs.

  4. willedav said, on September 29, 2018 at 7:36 pm

    Brewers win and tie Cubs. If Rox can’t come back they’ll be tied with LA.
    Lot going on, maybe even Monday to sort out NL.

  5. willedav said, on September 29, 2018 at 7:41 pm

    speaking of teams going down, the uh F-ing Irish now up 38-17 on Stanford.

  6. alleykat69 said, on September 29, 2018 at 7:46 pm

    OL being manhandled by Irish..

  7. sandog said, on September 29, 2018 at 7:48 pm

    New GM on the way? Ho hum/yawn. Sure hope he’s good at finding gems in the draft.
    Houdini couldn’t find a way to turn this roster over with all these restrictive contracts.
    I wonder if the top prospective GM’s out there even want this job with all of our issues.
    I still think we can add pieces and maybe sniff the wild card with 80 something wins in the next year or two, but I fear there is not an organization in all of baseball further away from fielding a 95 win team than we are. The White Sox and Padres are light years ahead of us in that regard.

    • PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on September 29, 2018 at 7:53 pm

      It’s gonna take awhile to straighten this thing out no matter which way they go. Obviously not just any new GM, it would have to be a *rising star*, and honestly, I don’t know who that might be, but if ownership is serious, that’s who they’ll get: somebody from outside the org, with current baseball thinking. As for those burdensome contracts, I wish ownership would just the bite the bullet and cut the Longorias of the world if they can’t get anything in return. With the money they’re sitting on, that would be like me going out and dropping $100 on a good dinner: a lot of money, but yeah, I can do that now and then….

  8. alleykat69 said, on September 29, 2018 at 7:53 pm

    Here’s a crazy stat,
    Oakland A’s Kris Davis has the exact same batting average .247 for 4 years in a row 2015-2018…

    • djloo27 said, on September 29, 2018 at 8:11 pm

      I love shit like that, Kat.
      Fred Lynn: Exactly 23 homers 4 straight years.
      Adam Dunn: Exactly 40 homers 4 straight years.

  9. zumiee said, on September 29, 2018 at 7:54 pm

    The Sabean/Evans regime will always be huge heroes to Giants fans for the 3-in-5.
    But also, man, they are leaving with the franchise in a hugely messed up condition.
    The new GM has to solve a Rubik’s cube of issues.
    They need somebody full of good ideas and energy, and full support of ownership.

    • djloo27 said, on September 29, 2018 at 8:33 pm

  10. PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on September 29, 2018 at 8:07 pm

    Tom, I like your suggestion for Sabes: “He can go out into the wilderness next year and file his scouting reports after a few Dewars from the local HolidayInn Express bar…” Actually, that’s a job I wouldn’t mind having in my last decade or so of working for a living. I love and miss the open road, cheap motels, etc. I’m starting to look at possible end games for me, can’t keep doing this university professoring forever, gettin’ more tired these days. Two options: cash in my retirement (which isn’t all that much) and live out the years in a bungalow on a small island in Thailand… or go back to the US, buy an RV (Harvey!), and just live on the road until there is no more road….

    • snarkk said, on September 29, 2018 at 8:11 pm

      I think the Thai bungalow sounds nice, Paul…

    • djloo27 said, on September 29, 2018 at 8:15 pm

      I’m leaning to driving into my neighbor’s garage and closing the door behind me…

  11. zumiee said, on September 29, 2018 at 8:08 pm

    Tomorrow the Rockies face Scherzer, and the Giants face Beuhler.
    Mmmm…..

    • djloo27 said, on September 29, 2018 at 8:13 pm

      I wish I could get excited, Zum…

      • zumiee said, on September 29, 2018 at 8:17 pm

        I think the Rooster will have reason to crow tomorrow.

  12. PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on September 29, 2018 at 8:25 pm

    Yeah, Tom, the Thai bungalow would be top of the list…. also a helluva lot more affordable than RVing around the US. 14 years ago, I spent a couple of months going around the islands and got in some good bungalow time and thought, yeah, I could see retiring like this. Invest a chunk of change in a lovely local girl to cook good curries and give massage for all of my waning years and die with a smile on my face. Of course, things don’t always go as we might want them to…..

  13. zumiee said, on September 29, 2018 at 8:26 pm

    If the Dodgers and Rockies tie, they play a tiebreaker on Monday. Dodgers have already said they would pitch Hill.
    The loser of that game would then play in the Wild Card game.
    Stretches the pitching rotation bigtime.

    • PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on September 29, 2018 at 8:33 pm

      Unfortunately, I’m seeing LA beating the Rox if they have to play, and then beating Brewers, and then hosting Atlanta for the NLDS and winning as well. That leaves Cubs to block Dogs from getting to the Series. Of course, I’m almost always wrong about stuff like that, and also every year I think it will be the year that LA finally wins it all and they haven’t yet, so….

  14. zumiee said, on September 29, 2018 at 8:30 pm

    Whoever draws the Braves in the NLDS will have the easier draw, IMO.
    I think the Braves will be a classic “just happy to be here” team, and get steamrolled. They’ll be tough in years to come, though.

  15. willedav said, on September 29, 2018 at 8:38 pm

    Awful last month but…the team that was playing .500 ball and whipped LA twice late August is NOT here now.

    Posey …before he is buried D Mesoraco said he had same procedure different seasons on both knees and recovered. Props to Hundley who was not supposed to be everyday guy going in
    Belt who admits he needed knee surgery even before he ran into Leake
    Duggar the back up to the back up who had back to back game winning hits
    Sandoval the back up 1b and then his back up Jones both gone for year
    Cutch the best hitter who now has 20 bombs after hitting 5 for the Yanks
    Slater who can’t finish this season after not being able to finish last season either
    Props to Pence of course who is still here 1 more day for continuing his run as greatest Giant this week

    • willedav said, on September 29, 2018 at 8:51 pm

      Funny enough few (not just one) bloggers saying AZ is the team that needs to tear things down.

      I just don’t see NL as stratified as much as before.
      top 6 including Cards sure would be the playoff teams
      Next 4 those that can play .500 AZ WAS PIT PHIL
      Bottom 5 SF NY CIN SD MIA
      Can SF get back into second group? We’ll see.

  16. PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on September 29, 2018 at 8:48 pm

    I’ve always loved Belt, never thought trading him would be smart, but at this point, Belt and Panik might be the only pieces that other teams might want. Just not sure they would bring back much. The horrible contracts (Longo, Smarge, Melonhead) are the big problems because who would want them? Nobody. Not the Giants’ way to just cut those types of contracts, but I don’t see any other way.

  17. zumiee said, on September 29, 2018 at 9:50 pm

    At the end of Wright’s career, he was like Scutaro; unable to play anymore, but still had to go to rehab to keep collecting the big paychecks.

    • djloo27 said, on September 29, 2018 at 9:57 pm

      Wright was rich as Croesus from his Vitamin Water investment even without the Met contract.
      It’s just never enough…

      • zumiee said, on September 29, 2018 at 10:17 pm

        The other day I found an old bookbag that I’d forgotten had a bunch of change in it. I got pretty excited.

      • djloo27 said, on September 29, 2018 at 10:25 pm

        The back of a dime still fascinates me…

      • zumiee said, on September 29, 2018 at 10:48 pm

        Probably a low percentage of Americans can name the guy on the front. Probably low percentage for the nickel, too.
        I think a high percentage of Americans learn this stuff in school, but it just gets forgotten over the years, in the busyness of life.
        The branches of the government and things like that, too.

      • zumiee said, on September 29, 2018 at 10:54 pm

        Several years ago I read a thing that explained the objects on the back of the dime, but I’ve forgotten it.

      • snarkk said, on September 30, 2018 at 12:02 am

        Not sure Drumpf actually ever learned the branches of government; no matter that, since he’s clearly clueless on the concept now…

  18. zumiee said, on September 29, 2018 at 10:14 pm

    The Astros kind of quietly won more regular season games this season than last season. A lot of people are kind of overlooking them.

  19. snarkk said, on September 29, 2018 at 11:59 pm

    If you’re into Remembrance of Pence, here you go…

    • zumiee said, on September 30, 2018 at 5:59 am

      Unfortunately there’s a paywall to get past.


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