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No More Bad Bum

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on May 1, 2019

If you believe there is a flame still flickering in Bumgarner, every start is critical from here on out. He can’t keep pitching like this if we want to get any value at all for him by the deadline.

We are so bad offensively, just the sheer volume of shit has kept me from calling out certain players this year. But that time is over.

BRANDON CRAWFORD! I am looking at YOU, sucker. A .495 OPS? Lol, What in the actual fuck has happened to this guy? HE HAS 2 RBIS THIS YEAR! It is May 1st today…..

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  1. zumiee said, on May 1, 2019 at 6:50 am

    Last season, which seems a long time ago, Craw hit 14 HRs and 28 doubles. At the moment, he has 0 and 2.

  2. gianthead said, on May 1, 2019 at 6:57 am

    Crawford on pace for 12 rbis… sad lol…🤣

    • gianthead said, on May 1, 2019 at 6:59 am

      Does this team not know the directions to Balco??? Or its German version…MLB on pace to crush the home run record and there was a story out yday showing Giants have 3 highest drop in fan attendance by percentage but easily the most by numbers. I am guessing a drop of a half million fans at least translates to $25 million if not a lot more…

      • Flavor said, on May 1, 2019 at 7:49 am

        they do. Yes indeed, they do.

      • gianthead said, on May 1, 2019 at 8:40 am

        Someone send our infield…

  3. zumiee said, on May 1, 2019 at 7:00 am

    His contract goes to ‘21.

    • zumiee said, on May 1, 2019 at 7:01 am

      Longoria to ‘22.

  4. zumiee said, on May 1, 2019 at 7:26 am

    It’s kind of a weird situation. The team probably won’t be good again until the beloved core is gone. I wonder how that works on their minds. Do they kind of know it? They’re smart guys. But they have contracts, and money to be made. They watched Pence grit his teeth, hunker down, and embarrass himself to get the money. Cain, too, and some others. They have to go for the money that’s setting up their families for generations. They can endure the embarrassment.

  5. blade3colorado said, on May 1, 2019 at 7:52 am

    Regarding Pence . . . I was at the front of the line criticizing him last season. My bad. Why? To his credit, he NEVER gave up. In fact, he doubled down in the off season and told his family and anyone who would listen (paraphrasing), “I am going to the Dominican Republic and playing Winter Ball. I know I still have something left, but I need to work hard if I want to get back to the big leagues.” Fast forward, he’s doing an excellent job for the Rangers, with a .304 .355 .518 line. This dude is 36 too.

    Meanwhile, the rest of this crew spent the winter collecting their paycheck, porking babes, partying, making babies, and maintaining their Twitter accounts.

  6. unca_chuck said, on May 1, 2019 at 7:58 am

    Oh, they are in full de-down the river-nial. They only thing they can hang their hat on is keeping the core group and hoping for anything these next 2-3 years.

    It isn’t happening. $15.00 beers and $24.00 sandwiches don’t taste so good when you are down 7 runs in the 5th inning.

    The owners HAVE to give the green light on eating about $100 million in contracts these next couple years.

    Suck with the old guys or suck with the shitty draft picks. Neither will draw fans but stalling only lengthens the inevitable.

  7. mrsprtdude said, on May 1, 2019 at 8:06 am

    I’m happy for Pence. It was sad to see him struggle and I was glad to see him go.., and honestly I usually don’t root for guys after they leave SF, but Pence i do. So many players play with no emotion and Pence speeches were classic motivation with a ton of fun!

  8. willedav said, on May 1, 2019 at 8:08 am

    Miller mentioned the 2 rbis a few times. It’s May, that number is hard to hide.

    MLBTR had Bum as one of top 10 FAs and there was discussion about value of him vs. Ryu in comments. Bum’s problems so far I think is more about command than velo. He hasn’t been able to properly spot the cutter and it gets too much of the plate. Last game he had the one guy out except Duggar tripped over the pen mound in RF and couldn’t make catch on foul ball. Next pitch was right over middle and got whacked for a double and then Yanks got 2 runs in.

  9. willedav said, on May 1, 2019 at 8:16 am

    fwiw there is guy at Richmond, J Miller plays middle IF and is hitting very well. Shaw is playing LF down there too, which is interesting. I’m starting to keep eye on anyone in middle IF on MCC site (otherwise worthless) who shows some promise. Unfortunately that SS Avelino they got from Yanks is hitting .230 at Sac. Finding next middle IFers that can hit has to happen.

    • willedav said, on May 1, 2019 at 8:31 am

      Jalen Miller. .270/.349/.500 at Richmond. Off to slow start and then has picked it up, has some speed too. RH hitter, profile is at end of SF minor stats at widget to right. 5-11 190 22 yrs old lot of pop last year in San Jose. League he is in very much pitchers league by rep.

    • gianthead said, on May 1, 2019 at 8:52 am

      I’m hoping to see Shaw and others in Richmond this summer. I guess Shaw is down there because the argument is that Double A has the better pitching prospects and AAA has a lot of journeymen types that our Sacto roster seems to be stocked with except for Beede…

  10. djloo27 said, on May 1, 2019 at 8:57 am

    I think it was right around this time last year that Crawford went on a major tear for like a month.
    I don’t think he’s got it in him any more. I wonder if this is all that’s left…

    • sandog said, on May 1, 2019 at 10:18 am

      A certain Doors video you have been known to post from time to time comes to mind….

  11. djloo27 said, on May 1, 2019 at 10:37 am

  12. unca_chuck said, on May 1, 2019 at 11:04 am

    ^ ^ ^

  13. blade3colorado said, on May 1, 2019 at 11:38 am

    When was Holland supposed to pitch again? Friday I think . . . In any event, dollars to donuts, we’ve seen the last of “Bleech” and the other “B,” Beede gets his shot. After that? Who knows? Is Stratton still around? 🙂

    • zumiee said, on May 1, 2019 at 11:55 am

      That whole gang of pitchers is the Bowker Gang of AAAA pitchers.

    • Macdog said, on May 1, 2019 at 12:26 pm

      Stratton”s been stinkin’ it up (7.11 ERA) with the Angels.

  14. zumiee said, on May 1, 2019 at 12:00 pm

    In a minor league game recently, an ump threw out a person in the press box in charge of ballpark music, for playing “3 Blind Mice” while the 3 umpires were conferring over a call.

    • zumiee said, on May 1, 2019 at 12:15 pm

      The ump saw absolutely no humor in it.

  15. unca_chuck said, on May 1, 2019 at 12:16 pm

    that is great, Zumie . . .

  16. blade3colorado said, on May 1, 2019 at 12:59 pm

    Mac, like Stratton, I can’t imagine Blach having a career, much less very many more days with the Giants. The dude is 28, with 4Ks per 9 innings pitched. In other words, he sucks.

    Zaidi may be stressing over the Crawford, Longo, Cueto, Belt, Smarg, Posey, Melanoma, etc., contracts. However, he’ll have zero issues doing a DFA number on Blach’s ass. Quite frankly, I’m surprised he wasn’t released already .

  17. Stan Shell said, on May 1, 2019 at 2:26 pm

    I read in USA Today where they rated the teams so far. Needless to say the Giants were down toward the bottom. What caught my eye was the comment something like, “This may be the most uninteresting team”.
    That’s my bitch. The last exciting player I can remember coming up to the Giants was Pablo. Must have been somebody else. However, I must say he may still be the most interesting player on the roster. That’s sad.
    OSF

  18. zumiee said, on May 1, 2019 at 2:34 pm

    Speaking of The End….Sabean and Evans could get away with being uneven in their drafting of position players when they were doing a great job of drafting pitchers. But when they started blowing the drafting of pitchers year after year, then the end for them was in sight.

  19. blade3colorado said, on May 1, 2019 at 2:57 pm

    I honestly wasn’t aware that we have been the worst team in the NL since the 2nd half of 2016 . . .

    SF 179-247 (.420)
    MIA 180-245 (.424)
    CIN 183-243 (.430)
    SDP 184-243 (.431)

    Apparently, only the Orioles (170-259) and White Sox (174-251) have been worse if you include the entire MLB. .

    • unca_chuck said, on May 1, 2019 at 3:59 pm

      Hah! I posted that on FB a little while ago.

  20. zumiee said, on May 1, 2019 at 3:09 pm

    When your favorite team isn’t good, it can be kind of distressing to look at a season schedule. It gets real hard to find soft landing spots. We do have some games with the Marlins eventually and the Orioles.
    That two-game series with Toronto was nice. Get in, get two wins, and get the heck out of town.

  21. blade3colorado said, on May 1, 2019 at 3:36 pm

    Vogt to the rescue and Blach back to the minors.

    • zumiee said, on May 1, 2019 at 3:38 pm

      Man, if you’re Blach’s Sacramento teammates, what do you say to him when he walks into the clubhouse? The players are going to be pondering that.

      • blade3colorado said, on May 1, 2019 at 3:45 pm

        I still think this is temporary Zum. Blach is “dead man walking.” He will be released shortly.

        More important, the GMen are now short a starter. If Beede comes up, who gets cut? My bet is Duggar, as the Giants only have him, Panik, Rodriguez, Moronta, Parra, and Pillar with options. Say bye bye to Duggar.

      • blade3colorado said, on May 1, 2019 at 3:50 pm

        Also, what happens to Kratz? I am not even certain that Vogt can play catcher consistently anymore. Left field? Regardless, we just got worse defensively and speed wise. Dunno what happens next . . .

      • unca_chuck said, on May 1, 2019 at 4:02 pm

        Krazy Kratz can become our new mascot. Don’t we have Garcia available to catch? Can he do worse than Kratz?

      • blade3colorado said, on May 1, 2019 at 4:09 pm

        He’s not doing too bad Chuck. High OPS, SLG and decent OBP. However, Vogt doing far better down there.

        http://www.milb.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?t=t_ibp&cid=105&stn=true&sid=t105

  22. djloo27 said, on May 1, 2019 at 5:33 pm

    1. Steven Duggar (L) RF
    2. Tyler Austin (R) LF
    3. Brandon Belt (L) 1B
    4. Buster Posey (R) C
    5. Evan Longoria (R) 3B
    6. Kevin Pillar (R) CF
    7. Brandon Crawford (L) SS
    8. Yangervis Solarte (S) 2B
    9. Madison Bumgarner (R) P

  23. Macdog said, on May 1, 2019 at 6:57 pm

    There’s one for the move-in-the-fences crowd.

    • Flavor said, on May 1, 2019 at 7:21 pm

      it is beyond time to move in the fences. It’s stupid having them all the way out there. It’s like my old hs field at Paly. Back then you couldn’t hit one out it would just roll and roll till it stopped.

  24. alleykat69 said, on May 1, 2019 at 8:21 pm

    Someone mentioned Ollie Brown the other day maybe Blade? anyway I got to see him back in 67 at the Stick, the guy was a gifted athlete with a absolute missile for an arm, he could throw a ball from the RF corner wall all the way to 3rd base on the fly! He also had a cool nickname” Ollie Downtown Brown” which Lon Simmons are Russ Hodges use to call after he hit a HR..

    • djloo27 said, on May 1, 2019 at 8:28 pm

      • willedav said, on May 1, 2019 at 9:50 pm

        wow nice card Loo. cool player too back when Giants had black and latin OFers coming out their ears.

    • blade3colorado said, on May 1, 2019 at 8:34 pm

      Yeah AK, I really liked him and you’re spot on about his arm. Like I said the other day, his best seasons were with other teams, particularly the Padres (surprised we traded within the division with them). Anyway, he had a fairly long career of 13 seasons.

      • alleykat69 said, on May 1, 2019 at 9:02 pm

        Blade I believe Ollie wasn’t traded to the Padres he became available cause San Diego was an expansion team in 68 and they had choices from every big league team to help fill out their roster and maybe the Giants couldn’t protect him..

      • djloo27 said, on May 1, 2019 at 9:06 pm

        Good job, Kat. He was their very first pick.
        (Looked it up)

        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1968_Major_League_Baseball_expansion_draft#Draft_results

      • blade3colorado said, on May 1, 2019 at 9:29 pm

        Good catch AK.

      • alleykat69 said, on May 1, 2019 at 9:37 pm

        Thanks Loo&Blade I can’t believe my brain 🧠 remembered something like that 50 years ago!!

  25. xoot said, on May 1, 2019 at 9:03 pm

    Bochy seems to enjoy getting tossed and it only happens when he has a valid beef. He should enjoy that luxury as often as he wants to indulge in it this season, assuming the stents in his arteries are solid.

  26. alleykat69 said, on May 1, 2019 at 9:09 pm

    Yeah for Bochy, It’s turning into his “Farewell Ejection Season “

    • Macdog said, on May 1, 2019 at 9:15 pm

      The more Bochy gets tossed, the more Bam Bam gets a little time managing.

  27. Bozo said, on May 1, 2019 at 9:34 pm

    Walk off time, Giants. Time to win this thing

  28. Bozo said, on May 1, 2019 at 9:47 pm

    Yes!

  29. willedav said, on May 1, 2019 at 9:47 pm

    YES!

  30. xoot said, on May 1, 2019 at 9:47 pm

    yeah

  31. Macdog said, on May 1, 2019 at 9:48 pm

    Beat L.A.!

    • zumiee said, on May 1, 2019 at 9:48 pm

  32. blade3colorado said, on May 1, 2019 at 9:48 pm

    Great win!

    • willedav said, on May 1, 2019 at 9:54 pm

      And just as zum said…on cbs site dodger twitter guys were lamenting hitting w/RISP which at one point was 1-9 tonite.
      also not too happy with Seager, who is hitting .228.
      Good for Duggar. IF he can figure out to get on base he’ll help the club. Urias was throwing pretty hard to both him and Parra.

  33. alleykat69 said, on May 1, 2019 at 9:50 pm

    A Happy Clint🤠

  34. djloo27 said, on May 1, 2019 at 9:53 pm

  35. djloo27 said, on May 1, 2019 at 10:05 pm

    Kuiper on the post game just said Belt’s long drive will be a HR next year.
    Think he knows something?

    • xoot said, on May 1, 2019 at 11:25 pm

      Kuiper said the same thing during the game, after Belt’s SF. Krukow responded by predicting it would be a HR when the Giants return from this next road trip. They know something. Questions must be how long will it take the FO to get owners’ approval and develop the designs.

  36. mrsprtdude said, on May 2, 2019 at 12:53 am

    Yay Clint. Fuck the damn Dodgers!


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