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A’s Fan Meltdown

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on January 11, 2019

I’m kind of surprised by A’s fans and this Kyler Murray thing. Shouldn’t they be used to players not wanting to play for them? Isn’t this SOP by now? I’m not going to find her twitter handle, she’s not worth it, but an A’s blogger named Jen Rainwater got fired from her affiliation with the A’s yesterday after she went on a long rant about wanted Murray to get critically injured. She also had some pretty terrible things to say about her fellow A’s fans.

When I texted my best friend (who is a huge A’s fan) about Murray choosing to enter the draft he went on an even longer rant than Jen did (although he didn’t wish harm on the kid). The Boney One is apparently convinced that Murray is actually on 5’8 and this will all come out in the combine and he’ll be screwed.

I couldn’t even muster a response to that.

Anyway, it makes perfect sense to me why this dude is trying football first especially if he’s a first round pick which many draft experts are predicting he is. Go get some $$$ in the bank, have the cameras on you from your first day, if it doesn’t work out go try baseball in a couple of years.

A’s fans need to chill. All that sewer water running through the stands at O.Co is stressing them out….

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  1. willedav said, on January 11, 2019 at 7:20 am

    He’s a star HS football QB from Texas, where football is king. It’s his lifelong dream I’m sure, like countless others…why give that up? Scouts said he has better arm than L Jackson of Ravens and should go very high in draft.
    And while A’s lose the pick he can as Flav pointed out still come back to them if he so desires plus murray does have to return the $4.6 mil they gave him.

    Saw something interesting on F/G about change in revenue sharing in CBA. I don’t get all the math involved but bottom line seems to be those teams on bottom end of revenue scale (like A’s) lose compensation and the richer teams like LA NY Bos get to keep more of it.
    and of course players continue to see their share of overall pie shrink more every season.

  2. djloo27 said, on January 11, 2019 at 7:59 am

    Nice for NFL players that they can get guaranteed contracts now. Seems to me that only started within the last decade or so. Not sure if rookies get them…

    • unca_chuck said, on January 11, 2019 at 8:53 am

      It depends on where you get drafted for the most part, DJ. With the rookie cap in place, teams are much more receptive to handing out guaranteed contracts to 1st round picks.

    • djloo27 said, on January 11, 2019 at 1:53 pm

      Thanks, Chucky.
      Hope you and a lot of the guys I never met make it to NY in my lifetime…

  3. dirtnrocksnomo said, on January 11, 2019 at 8:15 am

    Interesting KNBR segment with Zaidi on the drive in. He dropped Duggar’s name as an up and coming player the club needs more of. I thought that was interesting as it confirms reports that Duggar is viewed positively in the game not just by Sabevans and their super duper top secret evaluation metrics. There was some praise for Belt which is not surprising as he’s a player I figured Z would value. Still nice to hear club management give him some props instead of basically calling him a pussy in the local media. Panik received noncommittal comments all around. Dude is probably on his way to clogging up the bases somewhere else.

  4. willedav said, on January 11, 2019 at 8:26 am

    Yanks confirm Britton deal, 3 yrs $50 mil. they already have Chapman and Betances, wow. Rated as top groundball reliever last year and in healthy years prior too.
    Taking dead aim at WS Champ BoSox…by adding more pitching. hmmnn

  5. alleykat69 said, on January 11, 2019 at 8:48 am

    Why start out in with the Stockton Ports making 1,000 a month in meal money and just be a regular Joe? Murray will make the big dough now in Football and be a teams leader right out of the gate..

  6. Macdog said, on January 11, 2019 at 8:52 am

    I had to look this up. Wow, what an idiot.


  7. snarkk said, on January 11, 2019 at 9:17 am

    I’ll be contrarian and still think the kid should start with the A’s.
    He gets about $5 million clear. He’s what, 21? In 2-3 years in baseball he’ll know if he’s going to make the bigs. Career can be a lot longer in MLB, ability to make millions cannot be more obvious now with the money handed out to stiffs. The injury potential is obvious in NFL. If he finds he won’t make it in MLB, he’s still plenty young to go back to football, he’ll get a good deal of money to sign then. If you play NFL now, you’ll get more $ upfront, IF you’re a QB in the first round. If you turn out to be an NFL bust, it’s a lot harder to get back into baseball, you’ve lost those first 3 years in the minors where you have the reps to learn the craft. And, you’ve pushed free agency way back in case you make it in MLB. If you get a career ending football injury, you’re hosed for baseball…

    • blade3colorado said, on January 11, 2019 at 9:37 am

      What you said (unequivocally).

    • Flavor said, on January 11, 2019 at 9:56 am

      I think this kid’s love of football is so much greater than with baseball that he’s willing to risk all this. But you make some great points.

    • gianthead said, on January 11, 2019 at 10:37 am

      But who has seen him play baseball??? He may never have swung a wooden bat and know he can’t hang…baseball to me is still the hardest sport to succeed in…

  8. xoot said, on January 11, 2019 at 10:13 am

    If he’s any good, the a’s will bring Murray up much more quickly than any other franchise would. (Compare Cespedes and Puig.) Signing bonus and mlb minimum would be decent money early on, and he’d eventually cash in if he’s good. He’d also have a better chance of entering his 30s without serious disability. But if he really loves playing football more than baseball, well, . . . .

  9. Macdog said, on January 11, 2019 at 10:16 am

    So much for LeMahieu:

  10. Bozo said, on January 11, 2019 at 10:21 am

    According to Ken Rosenthal, the Yankees signed LeMahieu.

    Funny thread, BF. Made me laugh a couple of times.

    • Bozo said, on January 11, 2019 at 10:21 am

      Oops, scooped by Mac.

  11. Bozo said, on January 11, 2019 at 10:23 am

    Hey, where is Chi? It’s about a month away from Pitchers and Catchers reporting and no countdown.

  12. gianthead said, on January 11, 2019 at 10:34 am

    Tell your As fan buddy that he does not want to play AAA baseball.. no way in hell is he ever a starting QB in the nfl…

    • alleykat69 said, on January 11, 2019 at 10:41 am

      Why not GH?
      Russell Wilson is 5’11 and has won a

      • alleykat69 said, on January 11, 2019 at 10:46 am

        Shit posted to quick.Anyway Wilson is short, same with Brees and they both have SB rings.Wilson’s a great scrambler which Murray will have to be, but with his speed and abilities theirs starving teams that could use him easily especially Jacksonville ..

  13. gianthead said, on January 11, 2019 at 10:46 am

    So the Yanks add one more righty to their lineup…think that likely means they are out on Machado but likely all-in on Harper…if they need more lefties can we work out my Belt-Crawford deal for Gardner/Ellsbury plan??? Can’t remember the numbers but we end up saving something like $45 mill…this is a team about to go 100 losses in 2019…sorry Dog and Bozo but that is the reality….Crawford and Belt remaining are pointless…reduce as many dollars as possible (we will be stuck with Longoria regardless) and hope Arenado really loves his brother and comes to SF next year with a hope of the Arenados playing together…

    • gianthead said, on January 11, 2019 at 10:53 am

      Yanks need to reduce their outfield logjam for Harper and doubt they truly wanting him to play first. The extra $45 mill (maybe it was closer to $47 mill) or so for Belt Crawford in the long run may be worth it to the Yanks in order to get two solid defensively vets and left-handed. Money for 2019 is roughly an even swamp…$2.5 mill more on the yanks side.

    • gianthead said, on January 11, 2019 at 10:59 am

      Them getting LeMaheiu actually looks like it puts them over the luxury tax by $12 mill of the Cot’s projections are right. So maybe they can’t sign Harper unless they move Stanton to LA…

      • gianthead said, on January 11, 2019 at 11:07 am

        But in 2021 Yanks will be about $65 mill under the luxury tax with LeMahieu and a Belt Crawford combo would only cost them about $11 mill more and allows them to spend another $54 to stay under the tax in 2021. They have some like $148 mill to spend in 2022 and there two more years of Belt Crawford while LeMaheiu 3nds his 2 year deal is supremely manageable for the Yanks on adding Belt Crawford…make it happen Z Man!!!

      • Bozo said, on January 11, 2019 at 3:15 pm

        Curious, what do you think would make Craw want to waive his no-trade clause from SF, his childhood team, to play for the Yanks? And, if you’re going to say extra millions, would the Yanks be willing to pay that plus prospects, after picking up Tulo and now LeMaheiu?

  14. dirtnrocksnomo said, on January 11, 2019 at 11:43 am

    Too bad about LeMahieu. I thought he’d be a good add even if they held onto Panik for a platoon/bench role.

    • Bozo said, on January 11, 2019 at 3:07 pm


  15. unca_chuck said, on January 11, 2019 at 12:05 pm

    The AZ Koach, Kliff Kingsbury loved Kyler Murray when Murray played for Oklahoma, and Kliff coached Texas. Lo and behold Kliff has the 1st pick in the 2019 draft. New coach, new QB to build around. Kliff Klavin can easily trade Rosen for some picks, and build his team in his image. This scenario would be great news for the 49ers, obviously. We could even trade out if someone wants Haskins bad enough and still get Bosa or Josh Allen.

  16. Flavor said, on January 11, 2019 at 4:45 pm

    • djloo27 said, on January 11, 2019 at 5:36 pm

      Idiot Francesa today said LeMahieu is a utility man who the Yankees got to replace Torreyes. A little while later he said second base is his best position – probably after someone slipped him a note…

      • Flavor said, on January 11, 2019 at 5:54 pm

        this Francesa guy pisses me off multiple times a day. I can’t imagine what he’d do to me if I actually had to listen to him.

    • snarkk said, on January 11, 2019 at 7:08 pm

      Everybody seems to use the Giants for salary leverage …

  17. djloo27 said, on January 11, 2019 at 5:51 pm

    I understand that it’s not the old Yankee Stadium but the continued stocking up on righty bats is baffling much greater baseball minds than mine…

    • PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on January 11, 2019 at 6:48 pm

      Maybe they’re stocking up on righties to send a couple of them SF-way in some of these odd trade rumors we keep hearing (and starting)….

  18. PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on January 11, 2019 at 6:58 pm

    Do the Giants even have a General Manager? Last I heard, Z was going to be naming one but unless I missed something, no GM. Is he waiting to have a GM on board who thinks like he does before making any moves?

  19. snarkk said, on January 11, 2019 at 7:04 pm

    Kaepernick played baseball in high shool — pitcher, he could bring it 90+, and got a bunch of baseball scholarship offers, but took the football scholarship to go to U of Nevada.

    Just think if Kaep had taken the baseball road. He might have gone to college and played baseball instead, gotten drafted and maybe become another Lee Smith or something. The dude is 6’5″ and about 250. In that role he could still be playing baseball now, and making craptons of cash as a free agent…

  20. alleykat69 said, on January 11, 2019 at 8:01 pm

    Then theirs are own Jeff Smardxxxx, a 6’5 WR for Notre Dame who caught 78&77 passes for over 1,000 yards each year and 27 TD’s hisJR&SR seasons, but decided to stick with baseball and has a career record of 69-92 a bust, but wth he cashed in quite well with another one of the Giants lame signings at 5/90

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