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Strike!

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on February 18, 2019

How’s a strike sound to everyone? A little mid season baseball stoppage to slow down your Summer? The CBA doesn’t end until December 1, 2021 but with so many free agents still unsigned, and with so many players now calling bullshit on the owners, I’m wondering if we could see Armageddon on the diamond this season.

Could it actually happen?

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  1. Flavor said, on February 18, 2019 at 6:34 am

    I could watch this 100 times. This is insane.

  2. Flavor said, on February 18, 2019 at 6:53 am

    One way to fix this without completely destroying the current system is to just start everyone’s clock the day they get drafted. This would obviously change how players develop but free agency would come around at a much younger age and that should appeal to the players side.

  3. unca_chuck said, on February 18, 2019 at 8:06 am

    I thought Steph’s bounce pass to himself reverse slam was pretty cool as well.

    There won’t be a strike. This year.

    Seeing how the NFL got bitch-slapped by Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid, certainly the baseball owners fall under more and more scrutiny with the foot-dragging these last FA signing periods.

    Plus, the timing of the ‘report’ (from an anonymous source that neither side acknowledges) that Kaepernick wanted $22 million to play in the AAF sure sounds like a bit of a smear campaign before the NFL (the next day!) says they’ve reached a settlement with them.

  4. willedav said, on February 18, 2019 at 8:20 am

    Besides accelerating arb years so players would reach eligibility sooner I’d like to see pay grade set up per each rung of minor league ball. In other words, rookie league is one thing, but as you move up to High A Double A yada yada you automatically get an incremental raise. Doubt owners would give much but at least it would help guys get through minor league seasons.

    Btw, saw something on F/G about scouting report on Mookie Betts from his early years in low minors. He put up a .650 OPS and scouts weren’t sure how good a hitter he’d ever be. So let’s hope Ramos figures some things out as he matures.

  5. zumiee said, on February 18, 2019 at 8:25 am

    They have to get rid of that ridiculous loophole that allows MLB teams to bring a rookie up a few weeks after the season starts and avoid counting that year towards a player’s march to free agency.

  6. zumiee said, on February 18, 2019 at 8:44 am

    Fun facts:
    There are 15 sons of major leaguers in the major leagues right now.
    At least 11 sons of major leaguers in the minors.
    And several sons of major leaguers considered high draft picks in the next draft.

    • zumiee said, on February 18, 2019 at 8:47 am

      I’d be very impressed if anybody (without looking it up) can name 6 of the sons who are in the majors right now.

      • wilcojoe said, on February 18, 2019 at 8:58 am

        Lance McCullers
        Michael Brantley (just found this out in yesterday’s paper)
        Delino Deshields Jr.
        Cam Bedrosian
        Cody Bellinger

        That’s all I got.

      • zumiee said, on February 18, 2019 at 9:01 am

        Excellent job!

      • zumiee said, on February 18, 2019 at 9:02 am

        Hint: don’t forget a certain Giant. 🙂

      • zumiee said, on February 18, 2019 at 9:03 am

        I had it easy; I have the magazine in front of me. 🙂

      • wilcojoe said, on February 18, 2019 at 10:08 am

        Crap, how did I forget D-Rod?

      • djloo27 said, on February 18, 2019 at 4:15 pm

        Amazing, WJ. I was stuck after Bellinger…

  7. Macdog said, on February 18, 2019 at 11:42 am

  8. unca_chuck said, on February 18, 2019 at 11:51 am

    I wonder if he makes it. Kidding, but I think the writing was on the wall with the Farhand Luke hire.

  9. zumiee said, on February 18, 2019 at 12:00 pm

    Great move by Bochy to announce it. It sort of takes away his lame-duck status, and allows him to do the job he loves without a bunch of extra drama. Makes it easier for the front office, too.

  10. wilcojoe said, on February 18, 2019 at 12:29 pm

    Hard not to get a little emotional watching Boch giving the news to the reporters in the dugout.

  11. unca_chuck said, on February 18, 2019 at 12:52 pm

    No Bells in the majors now? They go back 3 or 4 generations iirc.

    • zumiee said, on February 18, 2019 at 2:10 pm

      No one from that family is playing in the majors now.

  12. gianthead said, on February 18, 2019 at 1:51 pm

    About to board a flight to SFO and see the news on Bochy and what I think 90% of us were expecting and maybe 100% praying for.

    I still think him having a winning record is very important to him…

    • gianthead said, on February 18, 2019 at 1:55 pm

      I want Bud Black. Along with Arenado…

      • Bozo said, on February 18, 2019 at 2:17 pm

        Except, we’ll probably end up with Bob Geren.

      • unca_chuck said, on February 18, 2019 at 2:18 pm

        And Jack Black.

    • unca_chuck said, on February 18, 2019 at 2:19 pm

      Highly unlikely Boch ends up with a winning record, but it does little to slow his ascent into the hall of fame.

      The Giants would have to go 90-72 for Boch to break even. Hey, he still has a winning record as the Giants manager . . . (975-969) . . . but that likely falls by the wayside as well. As I said, it matters not at all for his HOF induction.

  13. alleykat69 said, on February 18, 2019 at 2:54 pm

    Yeah Boch is an automatic 1st ballot HOF man, ever with his career losing record almost certainly guaranteed..
    The only thing sad to me is he’s going out as just a “Yes” man to whatever Zman says. He seems to already be practicing the Analytics shit he knows nothing about just agreeing to everything Farhan says..

    • Flavor said, on February 18, 2019 at 3:07 pm

      all the new managers are yes men. If Boch had a big problem with it he could have easily retired when Z got hired.

    • unca_chuck said, on February 18, 2019 at 3:55 pm

      This is the best case scenario as it is. Bochy gets his farewell season tour and everyone feels good as he sails off on his fishing boat. The front office doesn’t have to look bad for canning him. Sure, I could have seen him gone this year but that sure isn’t the Giants way.

      The season is a wash as it is, so it might as well be the swan song for him as well as a lot of the current vets on the team.

      • djloo27 said, on February 18, 2019 at 4:01 pm

        Don’t be too sure about the current vets departing with Bochy, Chuck.
        I think most, if not all of them are locked up well beyond this season…

  14. sandog said, on February 18, 2019 at 3:57 pm

    Dave Roberts get a log term deal from LA yet? If not, could well be our next manager.
    Agree it’s going to weird/sad seeing Boch doing a ton of platoons and position swaps.

    • djloo27 said, on February 18, 2019 at 4:05 pm

      Is it pretty much a given thing that they’ll be looking outside the organization?
      I sure don’t want Bam Bam, who I believe is just praying for Boone to get canned in NY…

      • Flavor said, on February 18, 2019 at 4:15 pm

        careful. No BamBam could mean Wotus…lqtm. Nah, Z definitely going outside org.

      • djloo27 said, on February 18, 2019 at 4:19 pm

        I’m gonna call it right now.
        It’s gonna be Tom Goodwin.
        Book it!!!

    • Bozo said, on February 18, 2019 at 4:41 pm

      I’m sticking with Bob Geren. He’s Roberts bench coach, so he not only has ties to LA but he was also with the A’s, I imagine he would do whatever he’s told and that sounds like a Zaidi trifecta to me. .

  15. snarkk said, on February 18, 2019 at 4:36 pm

    Not a surprise Bochy is hanging it up, just as to timing of announcement.
    Makes sense. Get it out of the way now.
    He’s out of his element as a manage by your gut guy, in an analytics world.
    I’m hoping the squad doesn’t implode again for a last season disaster. A finish near .500 will be a miracle, and would be a good send off…

  16. zumiee said, on February 18, 2019 at 5:02 pm

    More current major leaguer sons of major leaguers. Some of the dads were only up for a cup of coffee in the majors.
    Cano
    C.J. Cron
    Dee Gordon
    Adalberto Mondesi
    Francisco Pena
    Austin Romine
    Travis Shaw
    Neil Walker
    Eric Young, Jr.

  17. zumiee said, on February 18, 2019 at 5:08 pm

    Sons of major leaguers starting the season in the minors:
    Vlad, Jr.
    Bo Bichette
    Daz Cameron
    Kacy Clemens
    Kody Clemens
    Griffin Conine
    Cam Gibson
    Nick Gordon
    Ke’Bryan Hayes (son of Charlie)
    Dalton Guthrie

  18. zumiee said, on February 18, 2019 at 5:12 pm

    Well-regarded prospects still in high school:
    Bobby Witt, Jr.
    Jack Leiter
    Glenallen Hill, Jr.
    Darren Baker

    • djloo27 said, on February 18, 2019 at 5:30 pm

      Darren Baker must’ve been left back a few times.
      Isn’t he like 20?

      • zumiee said, on February 18, 2019 at 5:34 pm

        No, I think he was 2 years old when he was allowed to be a bat boy in the World Series. How insane was that? Predictable result.

      • zumiee said, on February 18, 2019 at 5:37 pm

        “Bring your two-year old to work” day.
        What could go wrong?

  19. Macdog said, on February 18, 2019 at 5:48 pm

    Re Z’s influence: Maybe Bochy will manage his final season like he has zero fucks to give.

  20. PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on February 18, 2019 at 6:15 pm

    The older I get, the more things there are to remind me of it. Doesn’t seem that long ago seeing the young Clemens toddlers at Fenway. Now they’re in pro ball. Eek. As for Bochy, good move, not only to be retiring, but also to be announcing it now. May it be a free and easy final year for ya, Brucie.

  21. dirtnrocksnomo said, on February 18, 2019 at 6:56 pm

    Bochy retiring? Either some serious moves are lined up to drop after Harper finally inks his deal somewhere or the fire sale is on at the deadline. Or both.

  22. willedav said, on February 18, 2019 at 7:24 pm

    Darren Baker is a soph at Cal.

  23. Flavor said, on February 18, 2019 at 7:44 pm

    new thread


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