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Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on January 7, 2020

I’m going to add an image to see if that makes this news more exciting.

Screenshot 2020-01-07 at 5.57.18 AM

Did that do anything for ya??

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  1. alleykat69 said, on January 7, 2020 at 6:14 am

    My coffee ☕️ helped me loosen up my bowel movement if that counts..

  2. chipower9 said, on January 7, 2020 at 7:05 am

    lulz…ah the off-season days when your team is in a full tear-down and rebuild.

    I read a pretty good breakdown of possible moves left for the Giants to address OF, a starter, bullpen, etc, but for the life of me cannot find it, now. The line that really stuck-out for me in the article was that the Zaidi/Harris are not going to commit to any multi-year deals where they have regrets about them in three or so years. I immediately thought of WillieD, as he seems to be one of the more frustrated with the prospects of the overhaul of the team.

    There were some pitching prospects mentioned and others that are probably going to be moved closer to the pitchers and catchers report day. Puig was mentioned. Sounds like Castellanos had a good meeting with the Rangers and liked what he saw/heard. Rangers, WhiteSox, and Giants are the three said to be the most possible landing sites.

  3. willedav said, on January 7, 2020 at 7:24 am

    Never saw point of Rickard last year, at all and fail to see what he brought that so impressed anyone. Oh well.
    The Dodgers did extend guys like Turner, Opie and the big closer Jansen who have all done their share of helping LA win division last few years. They may come to regret that as deals wind down but right now they are paying them, along with multi years of A J Pollock.

    The A’s did extend Kris Davis and are one season away from having to deal with Semien, a guy who got MVP votes. Plus a lot of their pitching staff has been brought in from outside, especially SPs.

    There have been many players I’ve seen sign short term deals this off season that could have helped the Giants be a little better, and possibly have been flipped at deadline. But that doesn’t seem to interest Z/H either so the alternative is dumpster dives like last year…who helped team get off to terrible start.

  4. willedav said, on January 7, 2020 at 7:31 am

    Marqueese Chriss, lol. I feel bad for guys like that who bought into the hype they could play in the NBA after 1 decent college season. Reality, they have little clue wtf they are doing out there on floor and would have benefited far more from another season or 3 gaining skills and maturing mentally and physically in college environment.

    Watching D Fox for Kings, no way he should have 6 turnovers playing against Warrior scrubini guards. too many high difficulty spin moves in traffic and tough shots. Barnes is easily smartest most experienced player out there on that team and makes good decisions because he understands game, his team/other team and situation all at once. Kings just have too few guys like that around Fox Bagley Holmes Giles yada yada

    • Flavor said, on January 7, 2020 at 7:37 am

      Still, why ditch Chryss? He was one of the few bright spots on the team.

      • willedav said, on January 7, 2020 at 7:51 am

        Yes agreed, and at least he can play C inside, a must with poor Looney still hurt. The chron beat writer keeps saying they will have to dump Bowman who sucks off to the D league if he spends much more time with NBA team so someone has to go. He also talked up trading Burks away to free roster spot, and that guy has been great for them.
        Just hard to understand wtf the FO is thinking

    • zumiee said, on January 7, 2020 at 7:46 am

      Fox is figuring some things out, though. He bulked up a little bit, and is driving the ball hard into the key and getting foul shots, which will complement his outside shooting, a la Hardin and others. Fox sees what the other NBA stars are doing.
      But, yeah, he needs to cut down the turnovers.
      The Kings have lost a lot of close games this season because they still make too many flubs at the end of close games.

  5. snarkk said, on January 7, 2020 at 8:37 am

    Dubs suck. So, I have near zero interest in the NBA now.
    I’d say that’s just me, but apparently not. TV ratings are way down over last year…

  6. chipower9 said, on January 7, 2020 at 8:58 am

    Niner – Viking tickets some of highest in playoff history.

    https://tinyurl.com/yzux9gt7

    And no, I will not be shelling-out hundreds to fight the crowds, sit in the hot sun, etc. The line is never long at the head, no waiting for an overpriced beer, and the food is always fantastic at The Hoof-n-Paw Ranch.

    Actually, for many years now, I have always preferred to watch the NFL on the boob tube. Baseball…love being at the yard. Hockey is also bad ass live, especially if you can get reasonably close to the ice and hear those getting checked-into the boards.

    • djloo27 said, on January 7, 2020 at 9:05 am

      Have you forgotten the infamous water bottle problem at Yankee Stadium?
      What exactly was that about? They wouldn’t let you bring it in or something?
      Took awhile to straighten out, IIRC…

      • chipower9 said, on January 7, 2020 at 10:13 am

        Oh yeah, forgot about that, Loo. LMAO…I had a stainless steel water bottle, and even if I dumped everything out (no liquid), I could not bring it in. Something unique to YankMee Stadium, perhaps, as I can bring that same bottle into the Phone Park, here.

        Regardless, that was a great day…getting to hang out with you, Mac, SanDog, etc. Was very cool to meet some of my right coast Flap brethren.

      • djloo27 said, on January 7, 2020 at 3:20 pm

        It’s a very happy memory.
        Hard to believe it’s almost 4 years ago…

  7. unca_chuck said, on January 7, 2020 at 9:20 am

    Well, Willie, since Zion hurt his knee last year, they are foregoing even one year of college ball. Back to signing kids right out of HS.

  8. unca_chuck said, on January 7, 2020 at 9:25 am

    Say what you will about the Warriors brand of basketball, but it drove ratings up.

    I disagree, Chuck. I love watching football live. The new stadium may suck aesthetically, but at least has a ton of concession stands and enough bathrooms where you don’t have to miss a quarter of the game to grab a beer and take a piss. The Stick was terrible in that regard.

    Took my son toi the Pittsburgh game and it was a blast. $180 each for seats, and we sat on the shady side. And I know a spot for free parking that is 2 stops away on the VTA. Zanker to 237 to 680 and the traffic ain’t bad.

    • chipower9 said, on January 7, 2020 at 10:14 am

      We can agree to disagree. I may get down to Levi at some point, and will re-evaluate, but I dig watching football on the tube, brother.

    • unca_chuck said, on January 7, 2020 at 10:24 am

      Tell ya one thing, having spent time in Seattle to see my daughters, they have an awesome setup for their baseball and football stadiums. All with easy access by bus and train from downtown. SF should be so lucky.

      Levi’s stadium itself is horribly designed. No shade if you are in the sun. No shelter if it is raining. It looks like a 10 year old’s erector set project from the outside. Parking is a bitch, and the best way to park is to hit one of the outer parking lots at one of the local companies that sell their parking lot space. Or like I said, there’s an apartment building off of Znaker that has free parking and is 2 stops on the VTA to the stadium. The closer you get in, the harder it is to get out.

      But the field is real grass, the team is playing well, and the crowds are getting loud and proud. The energy at football games is unmatched in any sport.

  9. unca_chuck said, on January 7, 2020 at 9:27 am

    The best part about live football is seeing how the safeties and corners line up. And how offenses attack them.

    Watching Walsh and Montana dissect a defense was always a thing of beauty.

  10. Bozo said, on January 7, 2020 at 9:39 am

    GIANTS RUMORS

    “Clouds so swift, the rain won’t lift
    Gates won’t close, the railings froze
    So get your mind off wintertime
    You ain’t going nowhere”

    • Macdog said, on January 7, 2020 at 11:00 am

      Nice one, Clown.

      • chipower9 said, on January 7, 2020 at 12:08 pm

        And a subsequently nice one, Mac. One of my all-time favorite albums…

      • Bozo said, on January 7, 2020 at 1:41 pm

        I Agree with Chi, good call Mac.

  11. alleykat69 said, on January 7, 2020 at 10:45 am

    Since it looks like the Giants are all in for “Dumpster Diving Rejects” maybe they could rename the ballpark to “Dollar Tree Park”

  12. unca_chuck said, on January 7, 2020 at 10:49 am

    Just realized by looking at the last thread that we dumped Chriss. Huh. He was pretty decent on a team of G-leaguers. Not that he would even be a backup on a decent team but he looked like a player at times.

    And, as far as getting home from that terrible Raider game, I found someone on the way out who was going to the Bit of England in Burlingame. Still don’t know why she ditched me. Maybe she was just getting out of the rain and we never crossed paths. Still and all, I was there for the free ticket!

  13. zumiee said, on January 7, 2020 at 10:57 am

    Red Sox are under investigation (again) for electronic sign-stealing, in the 2018 season, using their video replay room to cheat DURING games, which is the key point. Starting in the 2018 playoffs and into the 2019 regular season, MLB started putting an MLB person in each of the teams’ video replay rooms to monitor things during games. I never heard this reported before today.
    Cora had come to the ‘18 Red Sox from the electronically-cheating Astros. MLB had put rules in a few years before that about electronic cheating. There was the Apple Watch scandal at the time.
    The bottom line is that two World Series championships were tainted by electronic violating of MLB rules. MLB can take draft picks away, but of course they don’t take the rings away. This isn’t the NCAA. Pro sports teams never forfeit their championships, no matter what cheating was discovered.

  14. willedav said, on January 7, 2020 at 11:19 am

    Read through the MLBTR article and Hank had brief summary of these guys today, all on minor league deals. The C Bozo mentioned spent 8 yrs in minors and is 28. Zach Green is one of them–he hit 25 bombs in PCL (and 26 year before for Phils minors) with 1.039 OPS, 16 ABs with big club as 3b. Thought he would get longer look last season.
    Rickard had 50 ABs with Giants, hit .280—of the 14 hits, 11 singles 2 doubles 1 HR. Just don’t see what analytics figure this guy would help.

    • zumiee said, on January 7, 2020 at 11:31 am

      The Giants will give Aramis Garcia a chance to win the back-up catcher spot. This is a key year for Garcia in his future with the Giants.

  15. willedav said, on January 7, 2020 at 11:21 am

    Hey Mac–Here Come the Judge!

    • Macdog said, on January 7, 2020 at 6:33 pm

      Ha, all rise!

  16. willedav said, on January 7, 2020 at 12:49 pm

    pretty funny Stephen A rant on ESPN re: NY Giants hiring Joe Judge, special teams/wide receivers asst from Pats, to coach the team.

  17. snarkk said, on January 7, 2020 at 12:55 pm

    I’m pretty well settled with the idea that the Giants will continue to suck for a few years while the house is put in order. It’s ok. As an old Giants fan, I’m used to wilderness years starting in the late 60s when I became a fan. Remember the black hole of 2004-2008? The clouds parted soon after, and the 3 in 5 bliss followed. I won’t predict that kind of success again after fallow years. But, it will get better, with time. Niners resurgence from the recent depths is yet another example of hope and patience to the Despairing…

  18. chipower9 said, on January 7, 2020 at 1:18 pm

    Not sure if this has been shared, but Alexander has been medically cleared to play against the Vikes. Coaching decision at this point…Hard to believe that Shanahan will not activate him…

  19. unca_chuck said, on January 7, 2020 at 1:21 pm

    Seeing how JJ Watt played coming back from the same injury in 4 less days, the Niner medicos have to feel pretty confident. Watt was in on like 3/4 of the defensive snaps up to and including OT.

  20. alleykat69 said, on January 7, 2020 at 1:34 pm

    Yeah and Watt (30) is 5 years older then Alexander (25) so put on the protective harness Kwon and get out their and unleash hell!!

    • Flavor said, on January 7, 2020 at 5:39 pm

      he’s so fucking dumb.

  21. alleykat69 said, on January 7, 2020 at 6:38 pm

    Huff daddy is desperately trying to remain relevant.Dont think he ever recovered from his meltdown!

    • Flavor said, on January 7, 2020 at 7:14 pm

      if making yourself look like a complete buffoon is the price to stay relevant he might want to re-think his desire to stay in the public’s eye……

  22. snarkk said, on January 7, 2020 at 7:20 pm

    Giants new bench coach now on KNBR…

    • snarkk said, on January 7, 2020 at 7:22 pm

      Whatever his name is…

  23. zumiee said, on January 7, 2020 at 9:15 pm

    Kings defeated the Suns. Some of the bench guys, hungry for more playing time, came in and brought toughness, intensity, and good defense, and gave the team a boost.

  24. zumiee said, on January 7, 2020 at 9:17 pm

    Anthony Davis took a very hard fall just now on his tailbone in the Lakers game vs. the Knicks.

    • zumiee said, on January 7, 2020 at 9:38 pm

      Seems like the Knicks have been bad for a long long time.


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