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Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on December 13, 2018

Another thread for no reason. But I wanna keep things fresh around here just in case something happens.

Zaidi whatcha got?

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  1. snarkk said, on December 13, 2018 at 7:29 am

    Giants could use some fresh players. These guys withbig contracts are beyond their expiration date…

  2. zumiee said, on December 13, 2018 at 7:29 am

    Zaidi might be having second thoughts: why did I take this job?

  3. zumiee said, on December 13, 2018 at 7:34 am

    Zaidi regains his determination, and is ready to face the challenge!

  4. gianthead said, on December 13, 2018 at 8:25 am

    Re Posey’s fractured hip…does it not mean longer recovery.

    Never got to respond to Paul in Asia about our youth. The person I was surprised to see how he approached his at-bats was Slater. Very patient good at-bats. But I dont see any of our young guys as everyday starters. If we picked up a Pollack type of player (or even a Ellsbury/Gardner combo in my proposed salary dump of Crawford/Belt) to set the top of the order, I could see a Duggar/Slater platoon in right (both are bottom of the order types) and then another platoon in left with Mac/Shaw.

    If we could move Belt ione way or another that would be a good move, but even if we could not, I would be happy with adding Pollack and Jose Martinez (he can play right and maybe split first against lefties) and call it an off-season along with the Japanese starter. Without looking and guesstimating on what Kikuchi and Pollack could be signed for, adding those 3 I think would keep the payroll around $190 mill, allowing them a little wiggle room to add something mid-season.

    1) Pollack – CF
    2) Panik/Hanson – 2b
    3) Crawford – SS (only against righties)
    4) Jose Martinez – LF
    5) Belt – 1b
    6) Posey – C
    7) Longoria – SS
    8) Duggar/Slater – RF

    Give Mac some starts against lefties in right when Martinez can play first and give Shaw some starts against righties when Martinez sitting or maybe see if he can handle right field once a week…

    • gianthead said, on December 13, 2018 at 8:29 am

      Sorry meant Jose Martinez in left when Belt starts at first. The above lineup might be able to produce a .500 record, but will be a year when we can test whether the youngsters really have big league material, make other moves and begin the next phase of Giants glory beginning in 2020 when Bochy heads to the showers. Might take couple of years of salary dumping…

  5. willedav said, on December 13, 2018 at 8:45 am

    Pitching continues to move. Unfortunate Dodgers got the hard throwing Kelly guy off Red Sox for their pen. Morton to the Rays might mean opening in Stros rotation…hmmn.
    Like Jose Martinez, Gyorko too. Both while not great defensively would bring definite RH pop and versatility to LU.

  6. gianthead said, on December 13, 2018 at 8:57 am

    Actually, the prize free agent in 2019 would be Arenado…can we show some signs of life with Pollack/Jose Martinez this season and play competitive .500 ball and then see if can lure Arenado and I expect a rebound year for Ozuna. Can we pursue both them for 2020?

    1) Pollack – CF
    2) Panik/Hanson – 2b
    3) Ozuna – RF
    4) Arenadao – 3b
    5) Posey/Belt/Shaw – 1b
    6) Jose Martinez – LF
    7) Bart – C
    8) Crawford – SS

    Maybe too soon for Bart, but should be close by 2020 of he is the real deal or at least by 2021. Also Heliot Ramos may be a mid-season call-up ready to push Jose Martinez out of the way.

  7. alleykat69 said, on December 13, 2018 at 9:21 am

    The highlight of any so far from the Vegas meetings was Boch looking dabber in all black outfit talking with the crew from espn about anal listics..and how he needs to adapt to it..

    • unca_chuck said, on December 13, 2018 at 12:14 pm

      analigus? What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas.

  8. Bozo said, on December 13, 2018 at 10:16 am

    Carlos “Don’t call me Abraxas” Santana didn’t even get a cup of Starbucks during his stay in Seattle, on his way back to Cleveland. Mariners get Edwin Encarnacion and a draft pick in return. Indians also get Bauers with Yandy Diaz on his way to Tampa.

  9. Bozo said, on December 13, 2018 at 10:51 am

    The Giants went after two in the Rule 5 draft. From Toronto they picked LHer Travis Bergen and from the Stros they picked CFer Drew Ferguson. Both players have to stay on the 25 man roster all year or be sent back to their original club, The Giants only had to pay the other clubs $100 grand each so it’s not an expensive gamble.

  10. unca_chuck said, on December 13, 2018 at 12:29 pm

    Given our luck at drafting OFers, I’m glad they are trying someone else’s pick.

  11. unca_chuck said, on December 13, 2018 at 12:30 pm

    just saw the thread title, speaking of ineffective outfielders.

    Actionless jackson springs to mind.

  12. Bozo said, on December 13, 2018 at 1:26 pm

    Coming out of the Winter meetings with four young guys and still have an additional 3 spots left on our 40 man, I’ll take that.

    • alleykat69 said, on December 13, 2018 at 1:37 pm

      Agree Bozo,
      If we’re going to dumpster dive it’s better to dive in from other teams rosters theirs a slim chance you might get a Nugget.

  13. alleykat69 said, on December 13, 2018 at 2:30 pm

    Trivia ?
    Joe Kelly becomes only the 2nd pitcher to go from a winning W/S team to a losing W/S team the following year (thank you Dodgers)
    Who is the other pitcher?

    • zumiee said, on December 13, 2018 at 3:32 pm

      Don Gullet jumps to mind, from the Reds to the Yankees. I followed those ’70s Reds pretty closely. They were a fascinating team.

      • Flavor said, on December 13, 2018 at 5:01 pm

        now that’s how trivia questions are supposed to go down, well done.

      • djloo27 said, on December 13, 2018 at 6:27 pm

        Good job, Zum. Although Mike Torrez had a much more egregious fate…

  14. alleykat69 said, on December 13, 2018 at 4:06 pm

    Winner Winner chicken dinner for Zumie!
    Yes Don Gullet traded from the Reds to the Yanks in 1976…

  15. alleykat69 said, on December 13, 2018 at 4:15 pm

    3/25 mil for Joe Kelly a steal!
    Shit with his 100 mph heater and wicked slider/breaking ball combo, just can’t see why the Giants didn’t get into the act.
    Could of been alot cheaper closer then Melonoma,( who won’t close anymore) Smith who might get traded, so are the Giants thinking Ray (fragile)Black are Reyes M as the closers now??

  16. djloo27 said, on December 13, 2018 at 6:29 pm

    Zaidi better get his turban screwed on straight…

  17. PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on December 13, 2018 at 6:45 pm

    A bunch of stories on Giants MLB site, nothing earth-shattering, but 2 things stand out: 1) Zaidi talking about doing things differently such as starting a game with an “opener”… which we saw sometimes in the post-season … depending on the players he gets. Uh…. just because it’s somewhat a trend now, doesn’t mean you should do it. Just get the players who can actually do their jobs, for crissakes… and 2) Bochy talking as a manager about needing to adapt to the changes in baseball, as Kat alluded to earlier. Uh… Bruce… you’re done. A bit too late to think about adapting to the “new baseball” in the last year of your long and storied career. With all the changes supposedly happening now, not sure keeping Bochy in a somewhat transition year is the way to go.

  18. PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on December 13, 2018 at 7:47 pm

    Craig, your “keeping it fresh” line in your post reminded me of someone long ago on the Splash, or maybe even pre-Splash. He would often end his posts of opinions with “keeping it real, keeping it fresh”. Don’t know why, but I sometimes remember those characters and wonder if any of them are Flappers now…

  19. snarkk said, on December 13, 2018 at 8:36 pm

    Watched last 1/2 of this Charger!/Chiefs tilt at the bar At an Outback here in Phoenix. Best NFL game I’m seen in awhiile. Rivers is a helluva QB. Refs did not throw a flag every other play, which was good. Chargers coach showed balls going for 2 at the end…

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