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Hunter Not Making Sense

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on February 7, 2020

I haven’t seen the deal yet. The details don’t matter. Signing Hunter Pence is the dumbest signing I can remember the Giants making in the last 20 years. Maybe ever.

Zaidi has no plan other than to piss me off.

 

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  1. zumiee said, on February 7, 2020 at 12:08 pm

    I’m not in favor of signing Pence, but I did see this:
    Jeff Young
    @BaseballJeff1
    Pence’s batted ball profile changed pretty nicely in 2019 following the swing changes he implemented. His hard hit rate (42.5%) was the highest of his career, and he saw a healthy decline in his GB% with a corresponding increase in his FB% last season…

    I have doubts he can play much outfield, but he would just be a cheap vet that can be easily jettisoned, if needed.
    Z is hoping the young players will nail down spots, but the cheap vets are just a cheap insurance policy of sorts.

  2. zumiee said, on February 7, 2020 at 12:10 pm

    Kat’s line about Puig being weird entertainment made me laugh. Puig would be that, definitely.

  3. djloo27 said, on February 7, 2020 at 12:26 pm

    Just what we needed…..Lou Keurig

  4. unca_chuck said, on February 7, 2020 at 1:25 pm

    Does this mean the DH starts this season? Pence was dying in the OF 2 years ago.

    • blade3colorado said, on February 7, 2020 at 1:40 pm

      Pence signed a 1 year / $2,000,000 contract with the Texas Rangers last season. If he signs with the Giants, he will sign for that – maybe less, maybe more. More important, he wont be starting. He’s only more depth. Or, as one site said, “Think of Pence as an outfielder who can shoot the gaps when Dickerson goes down or Yaz and Davis are ineffective or Austin Slater doesn’t provide enough power. 75-85 games of Pence couldn’t hurt.”

      • alleykat69 said, on February 7, 2020 at 2:00 pm

        They are so cheap Blade it’s ridiculous.
        Yeah I get with the core contracts and Cueto&Shark their screwed, but they are under the luxury cap right?
        If you add a Puig at 8-10 mil your still ok with the cap and you have a Outfield I could get excited with Yaz LF Davis CF Puig RF with your backups of the injured trio of Duggar,Dickson & Slater.
        No reason at all to have Pence at 37 being a rah rah on the bench, he can’t play the OF anymore, and I believe 2nd base is covered now..

      • unca_chuck said, on February 7, 2020 at 2:10 pm

        As long as Jaylin Davis is starting

  5. alleykat69 said, on February 7, 2020 at 1:39 pm

    Yeah all we need is Pence drinking his 15 cups of coffee ☕️ a day, as he’s all amped up giving his motivational speeches in the dugout with a team that’s going to lose 100 games and won’t give a shit what he says with they’re ear plugs in..

  6. djloo27 said, on February 7, 2020 at 1:56 pm

    Rah-rah types eventually wear thin – especially as their talents diminish…

  7. Dennis Zucchino said, on February 7, 2020 at 1:58 pm

    After clearing out our closer, a good backup catcher, a relatively good offensive/defensive outfielder and the probable #2 starter it seems like it’s starting from some god-forsaken square minus one. So, if it’s going to be a lot of wide-eyed, gut wrenching youth for the most part learning the ropes, I’m for Pence and Panda to be on the bench to at least bring some confidence to the bunch; to bring some of the leadership, pump them up, bring some fun to the game which will be difficult as they know and see the position they are in. There is no one IMO left on the team that has the personality to help in this way which I have always called the ‘chemistry of winning’. And if they can contribute by bringing in some of their past performance… a bonus….

  8. unca_chuck said, on February 7, 2020 at 2:11 pm

    Can’t WAIT to see more Instagram and twitter posts from Pence and his wife. And I bet the facebook wives have cleared every store of all their available Saran Wrap.

  9. Macdog said, on February 7, 2020 at 2:14 pm

    There’s more . . .

    • zumiee said, on February 7, 2020 at 2:21 pm

      They heard BF was ticked off and they gave him this! At least, I think it was BF who was pushing for Hamilton at one point in the past. I could be wrong on that….

  10. blade3colorado said, on February 7, 2020 at 2:14 pm

    AK, I think the primary reason that you bring back dudes like Pence or Panda is to mollify or appease the fan base (or what you guys derisively refer to as the Facebook housewives). Personally, I could give 2 shits. We all knew this team was going to suck regardless of whom they signed this season. A Mike Trout wouldn’t get this team past the smell test. Are we all straight on that? It seems not. Anywho. Pence is a low cost rah rah type, who showed he can still hit (last season) and I have no problem with him being on the team. My main concern right now is and will always be the farm system. Ownership has made it clear by their inaction, that they are not getting rid of the 4 bore core or whatever they’re called, so this is what Z has to work with.

    Personally, I find all of this fascinating after 5-6 years of fruitless “reloading.”

  11. zumiee said, on February 7, 2020 at 2:18 pm

    Z, Harris, Kapler, all of them have no sentimental attachment to any of the current Giants roster. I think the comfort zone that the Bore Core was living in is going to be encroached upon. They won’t be cut, but their playing time could be highly diminished as the season goes on.

  12. unca_chuck said, on February 7, 2020 at 2:20 pm

    Flav will like this. Giants add Billy Ham!!

  13. unca_chuck said, on February 7, 2020 at 2:22 pm

    Oh dayum. Day late, buck short.

  14. zumiee said, on February 7, 2020 at 2:22 pm

    The reason Pillar doesn’t fit is because they don’t want to give him 500+ ABs this season. They younger players getting those ABs.

    • zumiee said, on February 7, 2020 at 2:23 pm

      I doubt that Pillar would be receptive to the “cheap vet insurance policy” role.

    • blade3colorado said, on February 7, 2020 at 2:31 pm

      You also forgot that he was looking for $10 million minimally per numerous sites. How’s that working out for him?

      Answer – He’s still unsigned.

      • zumiee said, on February 7, 2020 at 2:38 pm

        Yikes. I doubt he gets that.

  15. dirtnrocksnomo said, on February 7, 2020 at 2:27 pm

    Pence probably just wanted to be closer to DisneyLand. Nice of Zaidi to throw Flavor a bone with the Hamilton signing.

  16. Macdog said, on February 7, 2020 at 2:37 pm

    Flores, Hamilton and Pence: A crier, a flyer and a live wire.

    • zumiee said, on February 7, 2020 at 2:39 pm

      That is gold, as they say.

    • alleykat69 said, on February 7, 2020 at 3:01 pm

      Solid Gold Mac!! 😭🚀☕️

  17. alleykat69 said, on February 7, 2020 at 3:38 pm

    BF has to be jizzin his pants 👖 getting his boy Billy Hamilton end to camp!
    Guess that might wrap up not getting Puig for Loo.
    Ok recap on outfielders.. Yaz,my boy Davis, Pence,Hamilton,Dickerson,Slater,Dubon
    7 outfielders for maybe 4-5 spots.Who’s going to Sac are cut?

    • alleykat69 said, on February 7, 2020 at 4:03 pm

      Shit I forgot Duggar! That’s 8 outfielders!

    • gianthead said, on February 7, 2020 at 5:18 pm

      They must not be that enthused about Jaylin…

  18. gianthead said, on February 7, 2020 at 5:00 pm

    This signing makes total sense…Farhan Sense or is it Larry Baer Sense?

  19. Flavor said, on February 7, 2020 at 5:56 pm

    Hunter Pence and Billy Ham. lqtm. Ok, let me let all this marinate and then I’ll vent in tomorrow morning’s thread.

  20. Flavor said, on February 7, 2020 at 6:05 pm

    He looks like he got bukkaked by an Orange tree

    • alleykat69 said, on February 7, 2020 at 6:30 pm

      Looks like Trump stopped off in Vietnam for some Agent Orange treatments..

    • snarkk said, on February 7, 2020 at 6:46 pm

      He’s looking more and more like the Drumpf Baby Balloon…

    • unca_chuck said, on February 7, 2020 at 7:04 pm

      Looks like Aunt Edna on a bad hair day.

  21. alleykat69 said, on February 7, 2020 at 6:23 pm

    Since they are going with Billy “ no hit” Hamilton just for his speed, they should make a call to Darren Ford (34)who can hit a lick either, but still has speed.
    He’s still playing ( some dreams never end)in the Atlantic Coast league for the High Point Rockers!

  22. wilcojoe said, on February 7, 2020 at 6:51 pm

    Of all the inexpensive veterans that they could sign to fill out a roster rebuild, I don’t like the Panda and Pence signings one bit. This is either a sign of weakness on Zadi’s part or Baer forced his hand. Maybe a bit of both. It’s such obvious pandering to the Facebook housewives. It’s just feels like this organization is hell bent on keeping some connection to the 3 in 5, when quite frankly that feels like an eternity ago.

    I have high hopes for Zadi, but between the Kapler hiring and these two moves, he’s really beginning to make me question his game plan.

  23. unca_chuck said, on February 7, 2020 at 7:02 pm

    It just doesn’t matter who they sign. Pence and Panda are pacifiers to appease the casual fans it seems like. That being said, Pillar was the biggest fan fave. And they didn’t sign him. I guess they can wait him out and see if they can get him on the cheap.

  24. unca_chuck said, on February 7, 2020 at 7:22 pm

    No, the dumbest signing would be little Puiggy.

    • zumiee said, on February 7, 2020 at 7:47 pm

      Well, you know I’m diggin’ that track.

      • djloo27 said, on February 7, 2020 at 7:54 pm

        Not as much as they did…

      • unca_chuck said, on February 7, 2020 at 8:14 pm

        Heh heh! Funny, it’s still hard for me to listen to Zepplin and the Beatles as they were SO prevalent with me being the youngest of 5 kids who all grew up in the 60s and 70s. I’m starting to warm back up to the Beatles.

        Zep just seems silly. But I will say Physical Graffiti and Presence, two albums that get little airplay, are cool.

      • Flavor said, on February 7, 2020 at 8:14 pm

        2 of those are dudes, right?

  25. alleykat69 said, on February 7, 2020 at 7:23 pm

    It sucks that Baer still has his say with the team and Zman &Harris bend over for him.
    Pence&Panda and now Hamilton are just here to boost PR and ticket sales nothing else..

  26. unca_chuck said, on February 7, 2020 at 7:38 pm

    I keep saying it doesn’t matter who they sign, and it doesn’t. The next 2-3 years are 70 win seasons. They have a bunch of unproven young guys to audition, the bore core (C) to appease, and warm bodies to trot out there until they trip over their dicks.

    Mayor Pete looks to be grabbing the early lead in the primaries. All the other candidates were gunning for him.

  27. djloo27 said, on February 7, 2020 at 7:51 pm

    Maybe the plan is for the geezers to get out of the gate well and spark some interest before they fizzle out.
    I didn’t look at the schedule, but a hot start wouldn’t shock me. They’ll still be double digits back by the break…

  28. unca_chuck said, on February 7, 2020 at 8:16 pm

    Define hot. .500 for April? Even that would shock me.

    • djloo27 said, on February 7, 2020 at 8:26 pm

      1-0

  29. djloo27 said, on February 7, 2020 at 8:20 pm

    I think we should make a concerted effort to communicate on social media with Mrs. Pence.
    Could be fun…

  30. Flavor said, on February 7, 2020 at 8:21 pm

    i still can’t get over that pic of Trump today

  31. unca_chuck said, on February 7, 2020 at 8:25 pm

    If I’m running for prez, I show this pic every day. Fake news? FAKE TAN!!!! FAKE HAIR!!! Fake fuck.

    • djloo27 said, on February 7, 2020 at 8:27 pm

      Is your 401k statement fake?

      • zumiee said, on February 7, 2020 at 9:35 pm

        The nation’s national debt isn’t fake.

      • zumiee said, on February 7, 2020 at 9:39 pm

        Good luck to the next generation.
        https://www.usdebtclock.org

      • djloo27 said, on February 7, 2020 at 9:55 pm

        It’s nothing new and no one really gives a fuck.
        Just a bunch a numbers…

      • zumiee said, on February 7, 2020 at 10:20 pm

        There’s already major cracks showing. And by major cracks I mean the entire infrastructure of our nation. Again, good luck to future generations.

      • James said, on February 7, 2020 at 10:18 pm

        My higher tax bill ain’t fake, either. The personal circumstances of the bougies who actually produce most of the country’s wealth are generally pretty much unaffected by who’s in the White House. I’d just rather my tax dollars not benefit religious cults or an underclass willing to support crude, authoritarian imbeciles. I am grateful that they gave us folk music, though.

      • zumiee said, on February 7, 2020 at 10:29 pm

        Everything is so expensive. I bought a half gallon of milk at a gas station quicki-mart the other night, and it cost $3.46. I almost laughed at the price.

  32. zumiee said, on February 7, 2020 at 8:29 pm

    Zep’s Physical Graffiti is a great album. Still sounds great. The great stuff is timeless. I was listening to the Clash’s London Calling today, and it sounded better than ever. An immensely timeless album.

    • djloo27 said, on February 7, 2020 at 8:32 pm

      Robert Plant must want to cry when he looks at his size 28 jeans hanging in the back of his closet..

  33. zumiee said, on February 7, 2020 at 8:31 pm

    Unfortunately for Kapler the Giants open with 4 at Dodger Stadium. That’s a tough way to start.

  34. zumiee said, on February 7, 2020 at 8:32 pm

    Baer, as we know all too well, won’t let the Giants start the season at home.

  35. zumiee said, on February 7, 2020 at 9:45 pm

    By the way, are you surprised that Dolly Parton is only 5 feet tall? That kind of surprises me.

  36. zumiee said, on February 7, 2020 at 10:03 pm

    On this day in 1964, the Beatles arrived in the U.S. for the first time. The U.S. news media, ready to hate them, fell in love with them.
    Reporter: “Are you going to get a haircut soon?”
    George: “I just had one yesterday.”

  37. snarkk said, on February 7, 2020 at 10:44 pm

    I’m with James.
    I’m working on my 2019 fed taxes.
    I knew it would be, and it’s proving out.
    They’re HIGHER by amount, and by effective rate than before the “tax reform”.
    Thanks you phat phuck Drumpf ! …

  38. zumiee said, on February 7, 2020 at 11:54 pm

    Signing Pence right before Fan Fest could be seen as a cynical marketing move. They’re billing it as ‘the old veteran can help impart wisdom to younger players.’

  39. djloo27 said, on February 8, 2020 at 5:32 am

    Zumie, did you see what I wrote the other day? My friend (who’s really smart) believes the only Dem who could knock off Trump is Michelle Obama. Believe that?

    • zumiee said, on February 8, 2020 at 6:55 am

      I don’t agree with that. Several different Democrats can defeat Trump. The outdated electoral college is a challenge, but it can be overcome.


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