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Posey’s Priorities

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on July 11, 2020

It seems everyone is on board with Buster sitting out there season because come on how are you going to question THAT decision. It would be interesting to see all of our reactions had a full season been on the table and were he still been in his prime….

Have we heard from Kap on his thoughts re: Bart?

You’d think he’d want to play him, right?

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  1. alleykat69 said, on July 11, 2020 at 8:11 am

    I don’t think it will be Kapler’s call on the catching situation more like Zman.
    I will hate this signing but don’t be surprised if Zman with his tiesto this player and knowing he would prefer a experienced catcher if he signs Russell Martin ( who sucks) só Bart could get some extra mentoring from..

    • Flavor said, on July 11, 2020 at 8:28 am

      well it might not be his call but you’d think he has some input. And my point was that Kap doesn’t have a lot of time to hang around. Losing a year of development for Bart is still pissing me off this morning.

  2. gianthead said, on July 11, 2020 at 8:22 am

    We have nothing to lose going with Bart as our opening day starter (assuming he is conversant with the pitching staff and pitch calling) and a journeyman backup for mentoring and occasional starts. Who has been catching for the intrasquads?

  3. djloo27 said, on July 11, 2020 at 8:25 am

    Leading Exports of the Dominican Republic:

    1. Sugar
    2. Coffee
    3. Fat 37 year old catchers

    • unca_chuck said, on July 11, 2020 at 8:26 am

      Where’s Big Titty when you need him?

    • chipower9 said, on July 11, 2020 at 9:17 am

      lmao…

  4. gianthead said, on July 11, 2020 at 8:44 am

    If there is a Flap golf tourney for 2021 with a ball game afterward I am coming out!!! Can anyone get us on at Harding Park???

    • gianthead said, on July 11, 2020 at 8:44 am

      Ill settle for Olympic….

      • alleykat69 said, on July 11, 2020 at 9:16 am

        Setting your standards quite high trying to get in at Olympic Club GH..
        Would be a bitchin DH though, early golf and a Giants game to boot!!

      • gianthead said, on July 11, 2020 at 11:27 am

        With the Flap universe someone has got to have some grease…

  5. gianthead said, on July 11, 2020 at 8:51 am

    And call me a homer, but I think with the likelihood of unorthodox use of a pitching staff that we will see in this truncated season that our current pitching staff is built to exceed with a bunch of pitchers going 3 or 4 innings max. If we can survive that opening 4 series in LA and then AZ and maybe sneak out some other early wins, I think they can sustain being competitive through the first 30-40 games and then I think anything could happen…I think Dubon is going to be starting in CF on opening day…not sold on Jaylin yet…

    • djloo27 said, on July 11, 2020 at 10:17 am

      Sounds ok. Now all we need is Affeldt, Casilla, Lopez, Romo and Wilson in their prime…

  6. Winder said, on July 11, 2020 at 8:54 am

    Nothing is as it seems this year. There is no precedent for actions in today’s sports world or for much of any world. Misdirection and lethargy seem to be the call of the day. Pandemic rules. I would just like to see some games also.

  7. Macdog said, on July 11, 2020 at 9:20 am

    This was yesterday:

    • gianthead said, on July 11, 2020 at 11:35 am

      Farhan is making the ultimate straw man argument…as Flav points out

  8. willedav said, on July 11, 2020 at 10:10 am

    He (Z) said similar yesterday. “A guy hits the ball 430 feet. That’s all well and good, but it’s no substitution for getting the 100, 200, 300 at bats you might get in AA or AAA and getting a sense that a guy is capable of handling ML pitching on a day in, day out basis.”
    Kap’s just taking orders—Z/H making the decisions on who is on Big 30.

    • Flavor said, on July 11, 2020 at 10:23 am

      But he’s not going to be getting 300′ minor league at bats. There is no minor league season lol

      • willedav said, on July 11, 2020 at 11:55 am

        nor for any other prospects, like Ramos. But highly doubt they are coming up before last couple weeks either, if at all.

    • djloo27 said, on July 11, 2020 at 10:26 am

      The statement makes no sense to me.
      What does hitting one ball 430 feet have to do with his amount of minor league experience?

      • Flavor said, on July 11, 2020 at 11:09 am

        he’s saying the dude has raw power but it needs to be developed. But there is no minor league season. So….

      • willedav said, on July 11, 2020 at 11:46 am

        It’s like watching one AB highlight, guy plants one in seats or the water, and everyone flips out.
        guys, it ain’t ME saying or arguing the point–it’s Zaidi, and he’s in charge.

  9. Winder said, on July 11, 2020 at 10:12 am

    Good article on Posey and the Giants organization on the Athletic this morning. It basically says that the whole organization is behind Posey and the family values he is showing behind his decision to opt out.

  10. dirtnrocksnomo said, on July 11, 2020 at 10:49 am

    Hector Sanchez’s career line is .238/.273/.367/.639 and he keeps finding work. Is Bart capable posting the same if not better? I think so. He caught most of the staff last spring and it’s not like he’s newly manning the catching position so I don’t know why that’s an issue but if it is relay the pitches to him from the dugout. Plus, after the lay-off from “normal” spring training pitchers are not coming out of the gate at peak performance. It’s 60 games/~100 abs for a club going nowhere – play him!

  11. alleykat69 said, on July 11, 2020 at 11:26 am

    Agree Dirt..
    WTF are they drafting Catchers #1 back to back years if they never intend to use them at the position?
    Oh we need to see Bart be more versatile, play some 3rd maybe some left field?
    Are they going to do the same with Bailey? Kid keep a 1st base glove in your locker cause it’s all about versatility in the bigs even though we drafted you as a CATCHER!!!

    Good organizations figure it out right away,the Reds Bench,Texas Rodriguez,Detroit Parrish& Freehan,St Louis Molina&Simmons,Dodgers Mike Scoisca ,Yankess Berra& Munson, Boston Fisk many many more examples out there.Just wish the Giants would get they’re heads out of they’re asses and use the player they DRAFTED him for at a position they extremely need to fill right now!!

    • gianthead said, on July 11, 2020 at 11:37 am

      There was talk on draft night that Bailey may be used primarily at third if Bart is the lock down catcher…

  12. snarkk said, on July 11, 2020 at 11:36 am

    I’m not raining on Posey’s parade, but I have a question.
    If his adopted babies are going to be in the NICU for at least another two months, or in hospital for 4, which is what I thiink were the facts mentioned yesterday, then what is the actual threat to them if Buster plays? It’s not likely they will be in his house with him until October or November. Maybe I’m missing something crucial here on timing…

    • Flavor said, on July 11, 2020 at 11:46 am

      Maybe he’s going there every day, who knows. Maybe this is his priority with his wife right now.

      • snarkk said, on July 11, 2020 at 12:16 pm

        No clue on that. He’s free to do what we wants, just like any player. I don’t begrudge anybody opting out for whatever reason, I think the whole thing is nuts. I just didn’t quite get how the dots connected…

  13. snarkk said, on July 11, 2020 at 12:19 pm

    Meanwhile, Disney has opened Disney World to visitors now on some form of limited basis. To me, that is grossly irresponsible. I don’t see meeting Mickey and Minnie as necessary in the middle of a state with a raging outbreak (no hugs allowed, though). I read an article where someone was quoted that “most people are wearing masks”. Most?…

  14. zumiee said, on July 11, 2020 at 12:21 pm

    The Florida governor is a Trump-cult doofus. That state is so screwed.

  15. zumiee said, on July 11, 2020 at 12:23 pm

    To be fair, Newsome in California saw the giant looming budget deficit and caved in, and opened the state back up too soon.

    • unca_chuck said, on July 11, 2020 at 2:06 pm

      Yep. We may not have baseball till next summer.

  16. zumiee said, on July 11, 2020 at 12:27 pm

    A total incompetent president is the worst thing, though. Mr. Fantasy Happy-talk, on a quest to take the nation down a giant sinkhole with him.

    • snarkk said, on July 11, 2020 at 12:30 pm

      Drumpf is obviously now in Hitler in the Bunker mode. He is attempting to take the country down with him, and nobody is in the room to stop him…

  17. alleykat69 said, on July 11, 2020 at 12:29 pm

    Yes I agree BF..Posey’s pushed all his chips into the pot to be with his wife and 4 kids at this time.Theirs a lot more concerns with premature babies then fully developed babies. He’s especially helping out the wife who must feel alittle overwhelmed right now.

    • djloo27 said, on July 11, 2020 at 12:33 pm

      I wouldn’t worry too much.
      Pretty sure they can afford a little help…

  18. Flavor said, on July 11, 2020 at 12:34 pm

    • alleykat69 said, on July 11, 2020 at 12:50 pm

      Bo’s sayin “Who’s you’re Daddy now Rick”

      • Winder said, on July 11, 2020 at 1:13 pm

        It was the second pitch and it looked a lot like his first pitch.

  19. snarkk said, on July 11, 2020 at 12:35 pm

    If this season gets played at all, I’m all in to playing Bart. If he fails, so what. It’s a learning experience, then. The other option is to play these near 30-year journeyman dudes who I never heard of, and have no or little MLB game experience. What’s the point of that — it just becomes a real exhibition, except nobody with a future is getting better…

    • Winder said, on July 11, 2020 at 1:06 pm

      Totally agree. In a sense this is just gonna be an extended spring training anyway. You can learn a lot in 50/60 games just by watching how they play. it would be better than starting Belt the day after his boot comes off.

  20. unca_chuck said, on July 11, 2020 at 2:04 pm

    I’m sure it has everything to do with the FA clock. Otherwise WTF? No ABs is better than a lot?

    Stoopid. Gabba gabbba hey

    • Bozo said, on July 11, 2020 at 2:06 pm

      Pinheads unite.

      • alleykat69 said, on July 11, 2020 at 2:17 pm

        Pinheads was the name of Marty McFly’s band in Back to the Future!
        Huey Lewis as a judge for band tryouts just plainly said:”Your too damm loud”

    • Winder said, on July 11, 2020 at 3:52 pm

      That actually kind of woke me up.

  21. Bozo said, on July 11, 2020 at 2:04 pm

    Yaiel Puig in orange and black? Maybe so…
    The Orioles are interested in signing free agent outfielder Yasiel Puig and have made “at least one offer,” according to a report from Mark Feinsand of MLB.com.

    • willedav said, on July 11, 2020 at 2:44 pm

      ha orange and black. Supposedly he had offers before, getting a little late to be turning them down.

  22. alleykat69 said, on July 11, 2020 at 2:12 pm

    Yankees Chapman has tested positive for Covaid19..
    This shit show is out of control
    .Cancel the season, are opt out!!

  23. zumiee said, on July 11, 2020 at 2:40 pm

    Great video clip of the Ramones.

  24. Carstie Clausen said, on July 11, 2020 at 2:46 pm

    Probability factoring here. So the season begins with one scrubbini behind the plate and after a couple weeks he’s batting 9th with a B.A. of .183. Next up, Scrubbini #2 for another couple weeks, minor uptick at .202, but with exactly one xbh. Fans and press start ragging. Gets noisy. So the trainbust caves and brings in Bart.

    He’s so-so okay at calling the game, generally decent defensively and ups the average to .237, adding several doubles and dingers to the blend. Fan-base is pleased but not quite delighted. Hey, the kid’s getting his feet wet in The Show. A couple of his dingers are moon-shots. A sub-set of fans are pretty happy. So what’s to lose? Getting that experience at the highest level is what he needs. Duh.

    • djloo27 said, on July 11, 2020 at 3:00 pm

      If he falters Lord, who cares?

      • xoot said, on July 11, 2020 at 3:32 pm

        Ain’t that the hymn Harry Dean Stanton sang in Cool Hand Luke?

      • xoot said, on July 11, 2020 at 3:36 pm

        “She sure took off with that convertible fella.”

      • djloo27 said, on July 11, 2020 at 3:51 pm

        Good, Xoot!

      • xoot said, on July 11, 2020 at 4:01 pm

        Good? Gee, thanks. btw, killing time one day in a used bookstore I tracked down the logical link between that off the wall DH Lawrence pronouncement about Americans and the William Carlos Williams essay that the professor in The Gambler purportedly was “teaching.” Lauren Hutton was at her best, though.

      • djloo27 said, on July 11, 2020 at 4:24 pm

        Such a great movie.
        My only problem with it was that for a supposedly great dribbler,
        Spencer Lewis couldn’t do much with his left hand…

    • Macdog said, on July 11, 2020 at 3:24 pm

      If the Giants start off with a scrubini like Heineman, they might be better off DHing for the catcher.

    • zumiee said, on July 11, 2020 at 3:25 pm

      It’s not a big deal to us fans, but to GMs it’s a big deal when a player’s free agent clock starts.

      • zumiee said, on July 11, 2020 at 3:26 pm

        If the player is projected to be a star talent.

      • unca_chuck said, on July 11, 2020 at 3:46 pm

        I wouldn’t think this year would count the same, but I have no idea
        .

      • djloo27 said, on July 11, 2020 at 3:52 pm

        Did it stop the Giants from bringing up Bum & Posey?

      • unca_chuck said, on July 11, 2020 at 3:57 pm

        Yes with Posey. They waited till late May iirc.

  25. zumiee said, on July 11, 2020 at 3:35 pm

    Speaking of the free agent clock, it’s likely the free agent clock will get knocked down from 6 years to 5 in the new collective contract, and the loophole will be removed that gave the owners sort of a 7th year.

  26. zumiee said, on July 11, 2020 at 3:45 pm

    This is amusing. Conan visits old-time baseball re-enactors.

    • unca_chuck said, on July 11, 2020 at 3:56 pm

      That’s awesome. He used to be real funny

      • zumiee said, on July 11, 2020 at 4:06 pm

        Yeah, that’s from his original late show on NBC, when he was at his best.

  27. willedav said, on July 11, 2020 at 4:02 pm

    Hot Rod Charlie 8/5 favorite at DelMar race #5.

  28. alleykat69 said, on July 11, 2020 at 5:02 pm

    Orioles give offer to Puig..
    Imagine being a F/A this off season in anticipation of hitting paydirt and your only offers have been from the Orioles &Marlins 🤣🤣🤣

    • willedav said, on July 11, 2020 at 5:11 pm

      Balt is a good deal, zero pressure. Puro hitters park, plus he gets to play in Toronto Boston and Yankee Stadium, Philly too all hitter friendly yard. Chance to show what he can do and rebuild what’s left of brand.

      • Flavor said, on July 11, 2020 at 5:36 pm

        i mean it was ludicrous to to think he was actually considering our park

      • djloo27 said, on July 11, 2020 at 5:42 pm

        He made a lot more sense before they banned the fans.
        I think he would’ve been a draw – especially if he got off to a hot start…

      • willedav said, on July 11, 2020 at 5:51 pm

        flavor is right of course.
        And if Puig had signed and they turned into Actionless Jackson #2, he’d have become the next Benitez, which would have been even more funny fan event.

  29. willedav said, on July 11, 2020 at 5:08 pm

    Joey Gallo isn’t sure he really ever had Covid and “never felt any symptoms.” 2 positive tests via saliva forced him to isolate; negative test on swab. Plus 2 negative tests done outside Rangers. Got OK to return as of yesterday.

  30. alleykat69 said, on July 11, 2020 at 6:11 pm

    Yeah no excitement signing Puig if he can only berate cardboard fans..

  31. PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on July 11, 2020 at 7:22 pm

    Still amuses me to hear management et al (fans too, I guess) talk about playing for wins this season* and chances for post-season*. Just once I’d like to hear a GM or manager admit that it’s ridiculous to think of it as anything more than a long training exhibition to get set up for next year and beyond. Maybe I wouldn’t feel that way if the Giants were poised to begin another 3-in-5 kind of run, but… they’re not. I would love to see some baseball, but It probably won’t matter: the way things are going with Corona in the US, unless the teams are all isolated under a big dome (think Truman Show), I doubt this season* will get very far.

  32. Macdog said, on July 11, 2020 at 7:54 pm

    Pence and Pablo hit HRs in intrasquad game today, Pence off Webb and Pablo off Andrew Triggs. Pence didn’t run the bases due to a sore foot.

  33. zumiee said, on July 11, 2020 at 7:58 pm

    The pro soccer league in the U.S. is using recorded crowd noise. I’m guessing the other sports will, too.

    • PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on July 11, 2020 at 8:06 pm

      They should do it like Bill Maher was doing in his from-home monologues. Watching him play along to the old videos of audiences was at least as funny as his monologues themselves.

  34. Flavor said, on July 12, 2020 at 7:04 am

    funny

    • djloo27 said, on July 12, 2020 at 8:25 am

      We should set her up with the demented Tiger fan…

  35. alleykat69 said, on July 12, 2020 at 8:23 am

    That’s hilarious Fuck
    How’s your lifetime Trump award going?

  36. alleykat69 said, on July 12, 2020 at 8:45 am

    Guess I’m just to old school for these new millinial phrases.
    I always referred to tick tock as a grandfather clock just tick tocking

    • djloo27 said, on July 12, 2020 at 9:23 am

      The one on Captain Kangaroo was borderline creepy.
      They shoulda just let him sleep…

  37. Flavor said, on July 12, 2020 at 9:16 am

    no recollection at all of this

    • djloo27 said, on July 12, 2020 at 9:22 am

      Young people I know are in awe of the 70’s and eat up the stories…

    • Winder said, on July 12, 2020 at 9:53 am

      Disco inferno.

    • Winder said, on July 12, 2020 at 9:55 am

    • unca_chuck said, on July 12, 2020 at 9:43 pm

      They literally blew up a pile of disco records in centerfield between the games. The fans went wild.

  38. Bozo said, on July 12, 2020 at 12:30 pm

    I gotta say, it is so surreal having a summer without baseball. There was a time, late teens early 20s that I didn’t give a shit about baseball, I’m not quite to that point but I’m also not jonesing for it this year.
    Since the early/mid 80s Opening Day was my New Year and I managed to hit almost every Giants home opener until I moved to NC in 08. I had everything I owned (including my truck) shipped to the East Coast and I splurged on the Embarcadero Hyatt for my last days in SF as I waited for the opener. Flew out the next day (or was it a red eye that night?). When the 09 season was going to start I wanted, no I needed, to see the home opener. Ordered up MLB TV, made some Polish dogs, had some Sierras iced down and was the happiest guy on the OBX. For years this worked well for me only interrupted in 2011 when I flew out to SF, so I could see them raise the championship flag on Opening Day. Man. what a day that was.
    So jump to 2020, Not sure about the season, I canceled my MLB package. Now the home opener is on July 28, just saying that is weird, but probably weirder than that is that I’m not manic about it. MLB offered me the 60 game package for $45.18 (the eighteen cents really bugs me more than it should, but it does),even for that low, low price I just can’t pull the trigger on it. I don’t even want a cutout of myself out there, I guess I don’t want to put that cardboard at risk. I don’t know, even though I’m still reading about the Giants and MLB, maybe I’m just opting out half assed like, do you think the Giants would put a half cutout of me out there for the opener?

  39. alleykat69 said, on July 12, 2020 at 12:45 pm

    Bozo..Maybe you can get a half cut out cardboard that says 18 cents?

    • Bozo said, on July 12, 2020 at 2:07 pm

      That’s the ticket, Kat.

  40. Flavor said, on July 12, 2020 at 3:35 pm

    What a fucking d-bag

    • djloo27 said, on July 12, 2020 at 4:00 pm

      Mrs. Brady’s a pretty good earner in her own right…

      • alleykat69 said, on July 12, 2020 at 5:24 pm

        Yeah I believe they’re banking over 550 million together in salary.
        Think I can borrow 18cents from them?

  41. djloo27 said, on July 12, 2020 at 4:21 pm

    TB just makes me think of tuberculosis.
    Trivia:
    What baseball player missed the entire 1968 season with TB?
    Hint:
    He was also the first man to win a starting berth on the All-Star team via write-in vote…

  42. zumiee said, on July 12, 2020 at 4:44 pm

    And the stupidity continues:

    • alleykat69 said, on July 12, 2020 at 5:37 pm

      Yeah Zumie as Florida shatters a single day record with over 15,300 new Covaid19 cases!!
      And they reopen Disneyland!! Anybody in office down there should be fired immediately,how stupid and naive can you be Forest…

    • Carstie Clausen said, on July 12, 2020 at 5:53 pm

      Yeah. Looks like they’re pretty highly constipated in that scene.

  43. willedav said, on July 12, 2020 at 5:20 pm

    I just want baseball to happen, for sake of fans and the players. I miss it and if season gets off the ground I’ll watch. I don’t think Z had very good off season with guys he picked up and other than their LA bro connection don’t see any reason why Kapler should have hired. His coaching staff, well we have to see.

    But the “seeing” is very important to Giants. Position players need to show mgmt what they can do whether it’s in platoon role or not. and Z needs to see where they are and get some feedback on the non-30 prospects. Giants pitching could look very different next year–putting some of them in different roles could be very good move during this season. Again, mgmt needs to see who can do what and how viable prospects might be.

  44. alleykat69 said, on July 12, 2020 at 5:29 pm

    Rico Carty???

    • djloo27 said, on July 12, 2020 at 5:34 pm

      You got it, Kat!

      • djloo27 said, on July 12, 2020 at 5:35 pm

        Also known for playing with his wallet in his back pants pocket…

      • alleykat69 said, on July 12, 2020 at 6:08 pm

        I didn’t know about the wallet in his back pocket.Maybe he didn’t trust his teammates to leave it in the clubhouse..
        Gates Brown use to play with 2 hotdogs inside his jersey..
        Great story back in 67-68? about him figuring he wasn’t going to play in this one game ad was starving and asked some vendor for a couple of dogs loaded with mustard.And of course he’s gets called up my manager Mayo Smith to PH and hits a double that he needed to slide on, and they’re was dogs buns and mustard scattered all over second base as both teams were howling in laughter,all but Mayo Smith!! Maybe he wouldn’t have been to pissed off if he put some mayonnaise on the dogs, but who does that??

      • willedav said, on July 12, 2020 at 6:49 pm

        Frank Robinson admits that while he was managing Cleveland (years after Carty’s great seasons in ATL), Carty was the guy who gave him the most problems. Wouldn’t listen to him, bad mouthed him to others, yada yada

  45. alleykat69 said, on July 12, 2020 at 6:35 pm

    Here’s a trivia?
    What promising big league player career was cut short
    by a case of vertigo that was believed to have started up after
    a hunting trip and he ended up with a deer tick bite?

    • PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on July 12, 2020 at 7:07 pm

      Not sure about the promising part of it, but I do remember Nick Esasky having to retire related to vertigo. He had left the Reds and joined the Red Sox, seem to remember a good season or two but then he was gone….

    • PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on July 12, 2020 at 7:13 pm

      By “not sure about the promising part”, I meant that Nick had already had a pretty good career at that point, if he’s the guy you’re talking about….

  46. djloo27 said, on July 12, 2020 at 7:04 pm

    Amazing that either of these teams could go all the way…

    https://www.baseball-reference.com/teams/SFG/2014.shtml

    https://www.baseball-reference.com/teams/LAD/1988.shtml

    • xoot said, on July 12, 2020 at 7:57 pm

      at the end of 2014 regular my son told me we had to get WS tickets. wtf? We have one SP and one OF. We can get refunds. Ah, why not.

      • djloo27 said, on July 12, 2020 at 8:07 pm

        Even our vaunted pen was past its prime.
        Unsung hero: Jean Machi (7-1)

  47. alleykat69 said, on July 12, 2020 at 7:29 pm

    Winner Winner Chicken Dinner P/A!!
    Yeah I would say it was more than a promising career for Nick cut short by dizziness..

    • PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on July 12, 2020 at 7:33 pm

      Yes, I remember as a Bostonian at that point being pretty excited about him joining the Sox. Some of his hits absolutely tattooed the Wall in left. Remember some kind of promotions of “Nick at Night” during evening games. Was bummed when he had to retire early. Good pure hitter for awhile there.

  48. mrsprtdude said, on July 12, 2020 at 10:59 pm

    Not missing baseball as much as I thought. Hard to get behind it when we are gona suck, it delays development of our you guys with no minors, and i ahve no hope the season will finish:(

    • PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on July 12, 2020 at 11:17 pm

      Yeah, that’s kinda where I am on it too these days…..


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