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Nowhere To Go

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on December 19, 2019

Giants are in a pretty tough situation in terms of available moves right now. Nobody wants our withered, aged core so unless Z gets extremely creative those guys are going to be laying around and going nowhere. Teams like the Indians can do that with players who are coveted  like Kluber and now Lindor who is getting aggressively dangled.

Conversely, nobody is going to trade for any of our young studs at this time of year. That happens at the trade deadline, not the dead of winter. I suppose Z could pull off another *Cozart* deal but how many of those are realistically on the table?

This is looking more and more like another dumpster dive off season.

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  1. chipower9 said, on December 19, 2019 at 6:49 am

    Anyone got a soot suit I can borrow for my dumpster dives?

    • Flavor said, on December 19, 2019 at 7:05 am

      good one! BTW, where is XootSuit? Was that his handle?

      • chipower9 said, on December 19, 2019 at 8:10 am

        Not sure. I believe the handle was simply xoot.

      • Flavor said, on December 19, 2019 at 8:53 am

        i think way back on the splash it was XootSuit

      • djloo27 said, on December 19, 2019 at 11:45 am

        He was originally XootSuit. He seems to take extended breaks (like James) but eventually comes back.
        I may be wrong, but I’m pretty sure he couldn’t stand Twin…

      • zumiee said, on December 19, 2019 at 11:56 am

        Yeah, they got intense with each other.

      • chipower9 said, on December 19, 2019 at 12:36 pm

        If you have/had been here around (or the Splash) for any period of time while Twin was with us, I think everyone tangled with Twin at one time or another.

  2. unca_chuck said, on December 19, 2019 at 8:13 am

    Might as well get started early.

    • unca_chuck said, on December 19, 2019 at 8:27 am

      This guy was insanely good. Never saw him though.

    • chipower9 said, on December 19, 2019 at 11:13 am

      Amazing talent. I listened to a lot of his stuff in my high school years (early 70s…yeah, I’m an old fucker). Was blessed to see him in SF at I believe the Old Waldorf back in the early 80s (shortly after I got off of active duty with the Air Force, which was 1981). Great guitarist. Awesome showman. RIP, Rory.

      • unca_chuck said, on December 19, 2019 at 4:41 pm

        Wow. Cool. Saw Roy Buchanan at a tiny club in SF.Great stuff.

      • chipower9 said, on December 20, 2019 at 8:49 am

        I also saw John Prine at the Old Waldorf around that same timeframe (early 80s). We had a table right at the front of the stage. Great show…Prine is an American icon.

      • unca_chuck said, on December 20, 2019 at 5:01 pm

        Cool. Saw Adrian Belew there, same deal. Table at the front. Killer stuff.

  3. alleykat69 said, on December 19, 2019 at 1:56 pm

    Yeah Rory Gallagher was a supremely talented guitarist, I wore a groove out in his Rory Gallagher 1974 tour album..Million Miles Away, Tattooed Lady, great stuff! Loved listening to him and Alvin Lee(Ten Years After) both fantastic guitarist 🎸

    • chipower9 said, on December 19, 2019 at 2:18 pm

      Oh yeah…I tripped many a night away listening to Ten Years After’s Cricklewood Green and Watt albums. Definitely another one of the great guitarists of our time.

  4. alleykat69 said, on December 19, 2019 at 2:04 pm

    Scott Boras só far his Christmas Stocking is at 49.3 million dollars on commissions 5% with his contract signings of Cole,Strasburgh,Rendon& Moose and he still has a few more nuggets to clean up with like Costellanos. Yeah easily his biggest Christmas ever as Mr.Super Agent..

    • djloo27 said, on December 19, 2019 at 3:13 pm

      I wonder who his very first client was…

      • blade3colorado said, on December 19, 2019 at 3:22 pm

        I know this, but I wont say . . . Not certain if this is a contest. Anyway, Scott Boras is a fascinating guy. Grew up in Elk Grove (arm pit of Sacramento) to a dairy farmer. Was a great college baseball player and even played in the minor league system of the MLB Cards and I think, the Cubs.

      • dirtnrocksnomo said, on December 19, 2019 at 4:18 pm

        iirc his first client was a minor league teammate.

  5. snarkk said, on December 19, 2019 at 3:48 pm

    Mike Morse said yesterday in a radio interview with KNBR that the Giants in 2017 (SabEvans era) had offered Bum a paltry extension offer, and he felt dissed, and that could certainly have been a reason why he had no interest in re-signing with the giants…

  6. alleykat69 said, on December 19, 2019 at 4:48 pm

    Same thing with the new regime offering Bum 4/70..
    Bum had no intentions of coming back with all the changes going down in the organization …

  7. snarkk said, on December 19, 2019 at 5:27 pm

    Christianity Today, a mainstream publication in the Evangelical world, has called for Drumpf’s removal. This is actually a fairly big deal. Too little, too late IMO. So called Christians are already bashing the magazine for taking an actual Christian position…
    https://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2019/december-web-only/trump-should-be-removed-from-office.html

    • blade3colorado said, on December 19, 2019 at 6:08 pm

      That was powerful, especially considering the source. As you indicated, a day late, a dollar short. Regardless, perhaps there’s a chance where other evangelicals will “see the light” and bear witness to this immoral liar. Thanks for sharing Tom.

  8. unca_chuck said, on December 19, 2019 at 9:04 pm

    It’s never too late to see the light. we’re still close to a year out.

    • blade3colorado said, on December 20, 2019 at 6:26 am

      Jim Wallis, one of the nation’s most prominent liberal evangelical leaders, called the op-ed’s stance a “huge, watershed event,” adding that the magazine is arguably the leading evangelical magazine in the nation.

      “What CT is saying in their editorial is removing Donald Trump from office is now a matter of faith, not politics, and I agree,” Wallis told CNN. Wallis, founder of Sojourners magazine, says evangelicals made a “Faustian” bargain with Trump — appoint the federal judges we want and we will look the other way.
      “They have made the Faustian bargain that no matter what he does, it’s all acceptable because he gives them the judges he wants,” says Wallis, author of “Christ in Crisis: Why We Need to Reclaim Jesus.”

      • chipower9 said, on December 20, 2019 at 8:54 am

        Don’t get me started on the stacking of the SCOTUS…and McConnell the Turtle blocking Merrick Garland’s nomination to the SCOTUS. That dickwad (McConnell) is as big a threat to our democracy as trump is.

      • unca_chuck said, on December 20, 2019 at 11:09 am

        He and Ryan were worse. They blocked 180 jobs bills that would have jump-started the economy back in 2010 when we were climbing out of the global economic meltdown.

        Mitch is still blocking any and all legislation put forth by the Dem congress.

      • djloo27 said, on December 20, 2019 at 2:04 pm

        Would the Trump haters be happy if he was assassinated?

      • snarkk said, on December 20, 2019 at 4:30 pm

        Nah, a nice stretch in Sing Sing for NY tax fraud will do just fine…

  9. dirtnrocksnomo said, on December 20, 2019 at 9:26 am

  10. chipower9 said, on December 20, 2019 at 10:24 am

    So, during the off-season, when you get tired of looking out the window and waiting for spring, you look at shit like this…

    Top five players for each MLB club…

    https://newarena.com/mlb/the-top-5-players-all-time-for-every-mlb-franchise/24/?amxt=ref_2_inview_vat

    Meanwhile, back at the window…

  11. Bozo said, on December 20, 2019 at 1:09 pm

    In yet another attempt to level the playing field for the rest of the league, the Yankees signed Kratz! again.

    • alleykat69 said, on December 20, 2019 at 1:45 pm

      Lulz Bozo a Krispy Kratz scoop well done sir!
      Maybe they will bat him between Judge&Stanton!

      • djloo27 said, on December 20, 2019 at 2:07 pm

        Krispy Kratz might be nickname of the year.
        Just something about it…

      • Bozo said, on December 20, 2019 at 4:53 pm

        Kat, I agree with Loo, thats a good one.

  12. unca_chuck said, on December 20, 2019 at 5:03 pm

    Cricklewood Green is such a good album. Saw Alvin Lee at the Keystone PA 3 times. Many a JGB show as well. Neil Young, Michael Schenker. Loved that place.


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