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Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on December 23, 2019

Probably time for a new thread although I never got tired of seeing B-Wheezy turning his back to the plate and firing up that weirdo arms crossed pose. What was that all about, anyway?

There is no Giants news. They suck and will continue to suck as long as Z and ownership decide they’re rebuilding.

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  1. djloo27 said, on December 23, 2019 at 8:49 am

    I think it was some kind of tribute to his dad IIRC…

  2. gianthead said, on December 23, 2019 at 10:25 am

    The post winter meeting doldrums usually means the Giants dont get much in the way of free agency. Think lot of free agents use the Giants as a stalking horse (Stanton, Ohtani, Harper) to get more money of the places they want to go.

    Castellanos probably wants to stay in Chicago because more likely a winning team in the near future and easier offensive ballpark if he can get their offer up. Cubs trying to untangle from this labor dispute with Kris Bryant and probably teams looking for 3b like Nats and Rangers who are pursuing Donaldson and the one who does not get him would pursue Bryant in a trade. Cubs may do nothing with a major free agent till they resolve the matter. So the Ozunas and Puigs may be forced to wait to have the market defined by the deal Castellanos gets or to settle for less than they wanted in a preferred location.

    So that scenario may take some weeks to play out and Giants usually end up with squadoosh when being forced to wait on free agents…

  3. alleykat69 said, on December 23, 2019 at 12:27 pm

    They will settle for a dumpster dive pickup like outfielder Steven Souza Jr on the cheap,and figure out if Garcia is going to be the backup catcher are find another Krispy Kratz to catch.. Then their not so exciting winter wilderness will be over!!

    • alleykkat69 said, on December 23, 2019 at 2:20 pm

      What’s really exciting here is that I’ve grown a couple of brain cells and I’ve finally figured out the difference between “they’re” and “their”. I might not be such a moron after all, even though I give drunka_chuck a reach around twice a day.

  4. zumiee said, on December 23, 2019 at 12:29 pm

    I read a thing that said the Dodgers have only 3 guys left from their 2013 team. That’s sort of interesting. They were willing to keep turning things over to build what they have now.

    • zumiee said, on December 23, 2019 at 12:31 pm

      Their ‘13 team won the division.

      • Bozo said, on December 23, 2019 at 12:50 pm

        and their 1913 team came in 6th. 🙂

        LA has won the division every year since ’13, that division champ ring must be mighty purty.

  5. Bozo said, on December 23, 2019 at 3:24 pm

    A total rebuild seems to take teams 6-10 years. I’ll be 65 in January, so I’m not digging the math.
    I like how some teams seem to do more of a retool than a rebuild. The Dbacks seem to stay in the playoff hunt, last year they get rid of Goldschmidt and Greinke and still win 85 games. The Cards are another team that seems to be able to stay competitive each year without doing a major rebuild. Oh well, the good news for me is I won’t have to stay up until 2AM watching a meaningless game in the middle of the week as much this year.

    • zumiee said, on December 23, 2019 at 6:01 pm

      Zaidi wants the Giants to be like the Cards, competitive every season; but a team has to have a solid productive farm system to do that. Zaidi took over a Giants farm system in wreckage. He needs time to get the farm system to a Cards-like and Dodger-like level, producing quality major leaguers on a regular basis.

  6. snarkk said, on December 23, 2019 at 5:14 pm

    Did anybody here really take note of this Castellanos character in the middle of last season? I certainly did not; so throwing a lot of dough at this guy is something of a surprise to me. Maybe I’m just out of the loop…

    • djloo27 said, on December 23, 2019 at 7:57 pm

      Probably just the fantasy guys…

    • Flavor said, on December 23, 2019 at 8:44 pm

      yes, I followed him closely. He upped his game noticeably when he went to Chicago. Detroit fans were not big fans of the guy though. Personally, that was way too small a sample size in Chi Town for me to get excited about them throwing 80 mil at the dude. Not that it would matter, I can’t see a scenario where he does anything other than use us as leverage to get paid elsewhere……

      • snarkk said, on December 23, 2019 at 9:20 pm

        No FA in their right mind with decent talent wants to work in this outfield at Oracle. Even with the fences in 5 feet or whatever it is. Yeah, SF is often used as a leverage tool; or for PR reasons SF uses them to show faux participation in the FA mix…

      • djloo27 said, on December 23, 2019 at 10:17 pm

        A dead pull hitter from either side of the plate could flourish in our stupid park.
        They just don’t seem to exist anymore…

      • alleykat69 said, on December 23, 2019 at 11:05 pm

        Dead pull hitter was Jeff Kent.He had no problem yanking bombs at Oracle.
        One guy that hits great at Oracle is Wil Meyers, he has his most career HR’s there.Still only 29,can play infield or outfield and bats right handed,they could do a lot worse ..

      • snarkk said, on December 23, 2019 at 11:30 pm

        Draft RHed pull power, LHed speed.
        Pay FA pitchers no more than 4 year deals, in the 3-5 staff range. Never ever pay a FA #1 pitcher on these insane LT deals…

  7. snarkk said, on December 24, 2019 at 12:07 am

    Just hung a mini-leather baseball ornament on our Tree from the Cooperstown baseball HOF, and our visit there on Oct 11, 1995, signed / dated by my late mother, me and mrs. snarkk. Baseball and Christmas, a good mix of memories…

  8. zumiee said, on December 24, 2019 at 6:26 am

    Kings lost by 6 at home to the Rockets. The Rockets are basically a two man team. I don’t see the Rockets winning the championship.

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