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Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on December 7, 2018

Schoop gone, he signed with the Twins. Royals probably signing Billy Ham. Not sure if this off season could get more boring for a Giants fan. Winter meetings coming up but nothing seems to happen at those anymore except a lot of steaks get devoured and the strippers get rained on a little harder.

I really don’t care what Zaidi does. His pulsating brain is bigger and grander than I could ever hope to understand. All I know is that I couldn’t be more tired of every single player on our team. Individually they put you to sleep, collectively they lose regularly.

I guess this is the price we paid for winning 3 in 5.

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  1. zumiee said, on December 7, 2018 at 6:57 am

    • pawliekokonuts said, on December 7, 2018 at 7:58 pm

      I love Roddy Doyle!!

  2. willedav said, on December 7, 2018 at 7:42 am

    Luis Vabuena and Jose Castillo died in car accident playing winter ball in Venezuela.
    Yes this is the guy who was Giants 3b in 2008 , one of Sabes darker years (72-90).
    Check out the roster when you have chance.
    Fred was in LF, hit .282 with .791 OPS, second only to Ray Ray as top Giants hitter. Which says a lot right there obviously.
    Bowker Velez Benjie D Roberts Vizquel at 41 Gamer Burriss Ishi
    Tyler Walker Merkin Valdez Cousin Vinnie Sadler Ortmeyer Bocock McClain

    • unca_chuck said, on December 7, 2018 at 8:13 am

      Big Sweaty!

    • pawliekokonuts said, on December 7, 2018 at 7:59 pm

      true Bowker Gang-sters

  3. willedav said, on December 7, 2018 at 8:04 am

    Found a wonderful book based on ESPN feature Basketball: A Love Story. Read a section on ABA (thx for the tip from SanDog) which features interviews and comments from players coaches writers, just fantastic. All sections (pros college going back to 50s 60s to LB and Curry) are like this so it moves pretty fast and there are 2 separate blocks of photos in the middle including one of Dr. J wearing #32 of Nets with full fro.

    Love to be able to see some of these shows if they come back around or on vid anywhere.
    Meantime a great read.

  4. unca_chuck said, on December 7, 2018 at 9:05 am

    Speaking of b-ball, love this shot. THe NBA I first grew to love.

    • snarkk said, on December 7, 2018 at 9:15 am

      Looks like they should have called the game due to smoky conditions…

      • unca_chuck said, on December 7, 2018 at 11:02 am

        And that was just from Meuli’s cigar. And my Marlboro reds.

    • alleykat69 said, on December 7, 2018 at 9:16 am

      Loved Thurmond!!
      Jabbar said Nate was the toughest center ever ever faced.

  5. snarkk said, on December 7, 2018 at 9:26 am

    Phills have hired Kevin Frandsen to do a lot more radio work next year.
    Thankfully, that will mean less of him on KNBR, hopefully gone entirely…

  6. dirtnrocksnomo said, on December 7, 2018 at 12:03 pm

    pulsating brain you say?

  7. Flavor said, on December 7, 2018 at 1:34 pm

    Jose Castillo died in a car crash this morning. I remember him vaguely during some dark years before we won beauty #1

  8. unca_chuck said, on December 7, 2018 at 2:04 pm

    Yeah, and some other guy with him. The DR ain’t no place to be driving apparently. Didn’t Jose \Uribe die in a car crash there? And like 3 other guys?

    • zumiee said, on December 7, 2018 at 2:56 pm

      Willie scooped you guys by about 5 hours.

      • Flavor said, on December 7, 2018 at 4:16 pm

        I still haven’t “read up” yet, on my phone

  9. unca_chuck said, on December 7, 2018 at 2:39 pm

    Wow. Check those baseball cards . . . $758,000 for a 1990 Jose Uribe. (!)

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/people-laundering-money-758-000-141334520.html

  10. Flavor said, on December 7, 2018 at 4:17 pm

    Luis Valbueno won me a niced DraftKings tourney a couple of years ago and now he’s dead. Trippy.

    • djloo27 said, on December 7, 2018 at 4:20 pm

      You should give the eulogy…

      • Flavor said, on December 7, 2018 at 6:17 pm

        i think I just did.

  11. PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on December 7, 2018 at 4:44 pm

    Hopefully there will be *something* happening this off season, and soon. The way I see it, the Giants are likely going with a 2-front approach: a bit of a rebuild (not a tear-down) by giving some youngsters a good look, and also trying to field a team that is still competitive throughout the season. If that’s the case, the FO would really need at least 3 major new pieces, maybe 4, and the needs are spread out: 1) Outfield: a middle to top OFer to anchor the group of mostly younger players. Someone like Brantley. Fill around him with Mac, Slater, Duggar, and Shaw. In any kind of rebuild, you have to look at the kids in hand first anyway, so give ’em the 1st half of the season to see what they can do. 2) Infield: need a good young-ish 3rd bagger. I don’t mind Wrongo and Pablo on the bench, good pop for pinch-hitting, etc., but could really use a good player in that spot. No idea who’s available. 3) Rotation: need a middle to top end starter. Cueto and Smarge are question marks. I don’t mind Suarez and maybe Stratton as 4 and 5, but without bringing in someone new, they’re 3 and 4…. not good. And finally, maybe a 4), if Posey’s rehab isn’t going well, might need a new catcher, as they’re reportedly considering anyway. Bullpen is fine but can easily pick up another arm or two along the way. So that’s 3 major pieces, maybe 4. Plus a trade here or there (Panik). That would be a very busy off-season. Please, just no more McCutcheons or Wrongos…..

  12. unca_chuck said, on December 7, 2018 at 4:48 pm

    I can totally see DJ tooling around Brooklyn in this baby.

    • djloo27 said, on December 7, 2018 at 10:26 pm

      Wrong team, but damn right I would…

  13. alleykat69 said, on December 7, 2018 at 5:51 pm

    Does this count as Farny’s 1st sign?
    Giants sign Catcher Cameron Rupp formerly with the Phils to a minor league contract tied plus invite to camp for 750K if he sticks to the show to start the year. Rupp hit 14 bombs last year in Philly, which would of tied Brandon Belt for 4th last year.
    Could be a good sign, only cause the Giants are carrying only 2 catchers on their active roster and no depth in the minors to speak of..

    • Flavor said, on December 7, 2018 at 6:18 pm

      I like Rupp, always have. Right handed catcher with pop. Zero risk, good signing.

    • pawliekokonuts said, on December 7, 2018 at 8:07 pm

      I love the nicknames you guys come up with. Farny. Or maybe that really is what he’s called??

  14. zumiee said, on December 7, 2018 at 7:46 pm

    I’m watching Giannis 3-step travel ball.

  15. Macdog said, on December 7, 2018 at 8:00 pm

    Baggs tweets on a couple of front-office hires:

    #sfgiants have hired a new pro scouting director, sources tell @TheAthleticMLB : Zack Minasian, formerly a special advisor to the GM in Milwaukee. Started in baseball as an 11-year-old assistant to his father, Zack Sr., the longtime clubhouse attendant for the Texas Rangers.

    Another important front-office hire for #sfgiants under Farhan Zaidi: Michael Holmes will replace John Barr as amateur scouting director and draft point person, sources tell @TheAthleticMLB. Holmes was assistant scouting director with the A’s, where he has worked since 2004.

  16. pawliekokonuts said, on December 7, 2018 at 8:03 pm

    I can’t say I remember Jose Castillo. And there’s like 26 Castillos who have played MLB, it seems.

  17. pawliekokonuts said, on December 7, 2018 at 8:03 pm

    Did you know Zaidi was born in Canada, eh?

  18. pawliekokonuts said, on December 7, 2018 at 8:05 pm

    I am going to send Farhan Zaidi CHASING WILLIE MAYS and WORLD SERIOUS. Give him a taste of SF fandom.

    • PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on December 7, 2018 at 9:29 pm

      Good idea. His indoctrination and socialization process.

  19. unca_chuck said, on December 7, 2018 at 9:14 pm

    P-in-asia, the Giants aren’t going to park Longo on the bench at $14.5 mill per. Not gonna happen. I’d love to see, it but highly doubt it. Apparently Smarglebargle was activated from the DL and put on the 40-man on 10/29. He hopes to be ready by spring training. Oh boy.

    • PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on December 7, 2018 at 9:28 pm

      Yeah, Charlie, I wasn’t really thinking they *would* do that, just that they *should* do that… who knows, maybe with new management… ah, nevermind…

      • djloo27 said, on December 7, 2018 at 10:24 pm

        Get real, bros…

    • PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on December 7, 2018 at 9:50 pm

      And, in signing Rupp, they’ve already checked off one box (new catcher)… sort of…

  20. djloo27 said, on December 7, 2018 at 10:41 pm

    I have major drug and alcohol problems.
    Goodnight!

  21. djloo27 said, on December 7, 2018 at 10:49 pm

    Three fuckin’ WS titles?
    How dare anyone complain?
    After 2002 I would’ve killed my whole family for just one…

  22. djloo27 said, on December 7, 2018 at 10:51 pm

    You’re either a Giant fan or you’re not.
    And if you’re not, DIE!!!!

  23. djloo27 said, on December 7, 2018 at 10:55 pm

    I’ll bend that fuckin’ rooster over and paint tits on his back…

    • Bozo said, on December 8, 2018 at 5:00 am

      I just coughed up some coffee laughing at that one.

      • djloo27 said, on December 8, 2018 at 5:17 am

        I think that’s something they say in prison, Bozo…

      • Bozo said, on December 8, 2018 at 6:05 am

        So that’s where the rooster goes in the off season. Brings a whole new meaning to licking your wounds.

  24. Bozo said, on December 8, 2018 at 5:13 am

    Rupp and Lovegrove battery mates. Lovegrove replaces Strickland in the uncontrolled high heat department, hopefully he doesn’t replace him in the hothead department.
    https://www.nbcsports.com/bayarea/giants/why-giants-are-excited-about-south-african-born-prospect-kieran-lovegrove

    • djloo27 said, on December 8, 2018 at 5:25 am

      They don’t even mention his incredible strike out/intentional walk ratio (281-1)…

      • Bozo said, on December 8, 2018 at 6:07 am

        The dude is officially my Spring Training Phenom pick.


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