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Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on November 26, 2018

Giants might as well be in hibernation right now. There seems to be nothing pending and when a guy like Nate Eovaldi is one of the hottest starting pitchers on the free agent market it’s hard to ratchet up any interest in the hot stove season.

The Niners continue their impressive steamroll towards the number 1 pick in the draft. So I guess there’s that. But there really are some NFL teams that are worth paying to watch these days: The Rams, Saints and Chiefs would get my money and even the Chargers, Bears and the Andrew Luck led Colts are exciting to watch. College football is kind of a mess but all that should get sorted out in time for the bowl games—the games we have to wait a month to watch. That’s dumb by the way.

Not sure if hockey is going on, maybe it’s over I dunno.

Morning thought: Nobody claps their hands together harder than the group who greets the opening bell at the NYSE….

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  1. willedav said, on November 26, 2018 at 7:34 am

    Kieran Lovegrove lol.
    Yesterday AM doing some seated rows in the gym the sound system played “Love Shack.”

    Gregory Porter did a nice version of Nat King Cole’s L-O-V-E, really nice tune.
    When Nat hits those high notes in V is very very…extra ordinary he’s just wonderful.

    Cal will have their hands full with Bryce Love this weekend in the Big One

  2. willedav said, on November 26, 2018 at 8:24 am

    MLBTR column on Phils today. they were in first place mid August and then went 12-28 to wind up 80-82.
    Lot of talk they get one of the FAs. Guys they spent on last year disappointed and young OFs had rough go.
    Could be one of those domino type teams that make something happen and then everything else falls.
    Anyone for Giants to cherry pick if they trade guys away?

    • Flavor said, on November 26, 2018 at 8:41 am

      I’m for Zaidi doing whatever he wants. I’m expecting the moves will be small or underwhelming but will make sense in the next 2 years.

  3. Bozo said, on November 26, 2018 at 8:49 am

    I’m not sure how the Giants and Phils match up for trades. Their young OFers don’t seem like much of an upgrade to the young guys we already have.

    Of the FAs out there, I do think that Zaidi will be going after either Marwin Gonzalez or Daniel Murphy, both are solid players who can play multiple positions.

  4. unca_chuck said, on November 26, 2018 at 10:51 am

    DJ, I was perusing the basketball reference site when you brought up old rivalries, and I came across this Warriors Lakers game from early in the 1972 season. My early times when I started following them. A buddy of mine had an autographed ball from the 71-72 team that was so cool. Nate Thurmond’s sig was N_t_ Thu__________d. Thought that was real funny for some reason.

    https://www.basketball-reference.com/boxscores/197210270LAL.html

    Looks like Wilt and Nte played each other to a standoff. Crazy stat line.

    Nate: 43 minutes, 9 points 19 rebs 9 assists
    Wilt: 40 mins 7 points 16 rebs 1 assist

    • zumiee said, on November 26, 2018 at 11:58 am

      Yeah, in the later stages of Wilt’s career he was no longer as big a force on offense (the NBA defenses had gotten better and more athletic), but was still a good defender and rebounder.

      • zumiee said, on November 26, 2018 at 12:02 pm

        Of course, that was the season that the Lakers won 33 games in a row during the regular season, and won the NBA championship. Wilt’s second title; he had won one with Philadelphia 76ers.

      • alleykat69 said, on November 26, 2018 at 12:25 pm

        Maybe Wilt lacked stamina towards the end of his career with the 20,000 woman he had to bang daily..

  5. wilcojoe said, on November 26, 2018 at 4:14 pm

    Anyone read Baer’s press release regarding Johnson’s political donations? Sounds like Uncle Charlie told Baer to go fuck himself.

    • zumiee said, on November 26, 2018 at 4:37 pm

      Yeah, anyone expecting a repentant Johnson ain’t going to get it. Johnson apparently is of the “billionaires don’t apologize for jack nothing” school of thought.

    • gianthead said, on November 26, 2018 at 4:44 pm

      Why Charles Johnson is the man😁🤔

    • xoot said, on November 26, 2018 at 7:53 pm

      Johnson’s attorney Joe Cotchett is all over the news tonight trying to explain away the Mississippi imbroglio. I hope Johnson just calls it quits over this. Hell, he’s in his mid-80s, right? He doesn’t need this trouble. Baer and company would re-take a lot of good will the easy way if Johnson just cashed in now.

  6. gianthead said, on November 26, 2018 at 4:47 pm

    Nice pick up IMO by the Braves on Josh Donaldson…way overpay but it is just one year and what else do the Braves have in the way of big contracts..

  7. snarkk said, on November 26, 2018 at 9:26 pm

    That was a pretty half-assed defense of the contribution by Cotchett. Not too good at his hourly rates.
    Johnson apparently hasn’t asked for the contribution money back, which he easily could do, or have done, even at this late hour, if not anything but for PR. That he’s not doing that seems like an FU move to Giants fans PO’d about it. Baer’s PR release was a laughable tour de force of false equivalence:
    “The Giants have more than 30 owners,” the statement read in part. “Many give to Democratic causes, many to Republican causes and some refrain from politics altogether. Neither I nor anyone else at the Giants can control who any of our owners support politically, just as we cannot and should not control whom any of our employees support politically.”
    Uh, the owner himself can control whom he supports politically. To compare what an owner/employer should or shouldn’t do on his or her own time and dime to an owner/employer stifling an employee’s political views is a total non-sequitur. Sounds like wilcojoe and zum are right. Baer was/is having an understandable PR aneurysm, and looking to weasel out of this jam somehow — but Johnson told him to stuff it…

  8. unca_chuck said, on November 26, 2018 at 9:43 pm

    Many companies have asked for their money back. He could easily do it.

    • snarkk said, on November 26, 2018 at 9:51 pm

      Yep, their PR departments were probably on overdrive to get out that demand for return of the contribution. Good ol’ Charlie, our fearless owner, not so much…

  9. unca_chuck said, on November 26, 2018 at 9:50 pm

    Dubs comeback from 18 without Steph to beat Orlando. Not too shabby. KD gets 49. Klay 29. Next was Cook with 8.

  10. snarkk said, on November 26, 2018 at 10:10 pm

    Bum being shopped?…
    https://www.mlb.com/news/sources-giants-open-to-bumgarner-talks/c-301133404

    • PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on November 26, 2018 at 10:17 pm

      I guess it is indeed the hottest Giants off-season topic. Interesting that the article talked about what the Giants would hope for in return: a top pitching prospect. I don’t know…. getting pitchers to come to SF doesn’t seem to be a problem, it’s the hitters that are needed more, IMO. Anyone hoping for more than 1 top hitting prospect is probably dreaming, but even one would be better than what’s in the pipeline. Hell, trade Charles Johnson while they’re at it.


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