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Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on October 2, 2020

Congrats to the A’s who made it through to the next round (whatever that’s called now). Disappointed to see Kershaw pitch a gem. I never thought for a second that the Cardinals were home free in that game. Tatis is the best player in the game (and the most fun to watch, BY FAR).

Don’t even try to tell me this goofy looking bastard could have pitched against today’s competition. And you are looking at the ALL TIME career WHIP leader. Lol.

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  1. Flavor said, on October 2, 2020 at 5:57 am

    Yaz’ reaction is classic

    • unca_chuck said, on October 2, 2020 at 7:50 am

      RIght up there with Jose fucking Okendo.

    • chipower9 said, on October 2, 2020 at 10:46 am

      I remember watching this game. FUCK they Yankmees.

  2. Flavor said, on October 2, 2020 at 6:02 am

    this post was political in nature and removed by BIG FLAVOR

  3. Bozo said, on October 2, 2020 at 7:05 am

    this post had nothing to do with anything and removed by BOZO

  4. mrsprtdude said, on October 2, 2020 at 8:09 am

    Dad a big Sox fan. In 78 we were on a family vacation in hawaii. We could not go to the beach until the game was over. After Bucky fucking Dent hit the homer was the 1st time i ever heard my dad swear. “Well Fuck”. Nothing else. My brother and i stunned silence.

  5. Carstie Clausen said, on October 2, 2020 at 8:13 am

    Giants top the list today on MLBTRs. Better check it out. Zaidi aims for a contender next season. Bart back to the minors. Salary obligations now down to some $96M, so plenty of room for maneuver in the FA market. Many teams will not go heavy on free agency because of fallen revenue stream. There’s a lot more to check out.

  6. unca_chuck said, on October 2, 2020 at 8:24 am

    Who’s off the books besides Smargle? Still hoping against hope Crawfish and Belt go. But Luciano is a 2022 candidate if not later, so we likely get another year of those 2. Longo? TB is still paying 2/3 of his 16 mill I think for the next 2 years. We would pay the 2023 $5 mill buyout?

    • xoot said, on October 2, 2020 at 8:52 am

      Looks to me like TB pays $2M of Longo’s $18M. The guy’s a solid aging pro probably worth ten per cent of what he’s getting. Evans really screwed up a few things toward the end.

    • chipower9 said, on October 2, 2020 at 10:49 am

      When you look at Cot’s BB contract, his total obligation is listed against the Giants totals, so I am not sure that TB is paying any of his salary.

      • Bozo said, on October 2, 2020 at 12:05 pm

        Chi, the adjustment is at the bottom of the spreadsheet. It even bumps up to $3 mil on his buyout year.

  7. Flavor said, on October 2, 2020 at 8:36 am

    honestly this is not bad at all
    https://www.spotrac.com/mlb/san-francisco-giants/payroll/2021/

    • gianthead said, on October 2, 2020 at 9:44 am

      Why I think pursuing Bauer (he aint staying in Cincy) is the priority and build a rotation around him Bauer-Cueto-Smyly-Gausman-Webb or Beede if ready I can live with. Ozuna with that much needed right-handed power would be easy to plug into this lineup. Let’s see what Dubon can build on this off-season besides some tutoring on baserunning. If he could step up into an everyday leadoff CFer would be a big piece of the puzzle that we then add in another right-handed power batt for 2022…

      • chipower9 said, on October 2, 2020 at 10:51 am

        I read today where one of Farhan’s priorities, along with a long list of pitching needs, is a LH bat.

  8. dirtnrocksnomo said, on October 2, 2020 at 9:02 am

    Addie Smith looks like a supremely conditioned athlete who’d excel in any era.

    • Flavor said, on October 2, 2020 at 9:21 am

      yes, I’m sure he would excel in many women’s sports of any era.

      • dirtnrocksnomo said, on October 2, 2020 at 9:32 am

        He looks like Ed Helms from The Daily Show.

  9. Macdog said, on October 2, 2020 at 9:27 am

    Joss sounds like an interesting guy. From Wiki:

    Joss was hired as a sports columnist after the 1906 season for the Toledo News-Bee. He also served as their Sunday sports editor. His writings proved so popular that sales of the paper increased and a special phone line was installed in his office to field the large volume of calls he received from fans. The increased popularity gave him an advantage when negotiating with the Naps before the 1907 season, and the club agreed to pay him $4,000 (equivalent to $110,000 in 2019). (By 1910, player salaries averaged only $2,500.)

    He later also wrote for the Cleveland Press and covered the World Series for the News-Bee and Press from 1907–1909.

    During the 1908–1909 offseasons, Joss worked on designing an electric scoreboard that would later be known as the Joss Indicator. The Naps decided to install the scoreboard, which allowed spectators to monitor balls and strikes at League Park.

    Sadly, Joss died at 31 in 1911 due to tuberculous meningitis.

  10. gianthead said, on October 2, 2020 at 9:34 am

    That Addie Joss’ pitching delivery obviously hypnotized the opposition…

  11. Flavor said, on October 2, 2020 at 9:51 am

    can you imagine that goofy looking bastard pitching to Acuna or Tatis? LOLOLOLOLOL

  12. mrsprtdude said, on October 2, 2020 at 9:56 am

    SF has only 6 players on contract in 21. Thats crazy! 4/5 IF positions. Z and kap both saying big need is left handed bat. Bummer

    • gianthead said, on October 2, 2020 at 10:51 am

      Left handed…we have that in spades and recent prospects drafted..

  13. mrsprtdude said, on October 2, 2020 at 9:57 am

    actually all IF if you include Flores

  14. sandog said, on October 2, 2020 at 10:00 am

    Is Bauer gonna stick with his “we all oughtta play on one year contracts” statement? If he does, he will shoot past The Graveduggar and instantly become my favorite player in MLB.
    If he did it, what do you think he would get from the highest bidder? My over/iunder is 42 mil.

    • gianthead said, on October 2, 2020 at 10:52 am

      $30 millionish is one year deal…maybe $35…

  15. xoot said, on October 2, 2020 at 10:08 am

    Reports of that zaidi conference summarized in the mlbtr piece Stiz mentioned all said the a LH power bat is now a priority. 3B possibly.

    Gausman and Smyly are re-signing priorities too. I have no faith in Beede coming back from tj with much. Grabbing Bauer would be great; are they ready to make a move that expensive? They can of course but will they.

    • gianthead said, on October 2, 2020 at 10:53 am

      Bauer would be dominant in SF and he likely knows and appreciates that….

      • sandog said, on October 2, 2020 at 10:59 am

        I know we contended this year, but I expect our winning % to regress next year in a (hopefully) full season and I don’t think the timing will be right to add a piece like Bauer. I feel better about 2022 for a play like that.

      • xoot said, on October 2, 2020 at 11:10 am

        Sign Bauer for three years and he’ll be primed for 2022 in our park. Meanwhile, he’d give them a fighting chance. It’s not illogical. Unlikely? Probably.

        The utter lack of hitting from his PS teammates must have pissed him off.

  16. Winder said, on October 2, 2020 at 10:18 am

    I would try and steal the Indians pitching scouts.

  17. unca_chuck said, on October 2, 2020 at 10:27 am

    Tell ya one thing, to pitch a perfect game with all the fielders wearing those hamburger-helper gloves is no mean feat.

    Seriously. Look at that thing on his hand.

  18. sandog said, on October 2, 2020 at 10:34 am

    I don’t see us going after Bauer and I don’t think we should go after him, BUT I would love to see him go on the open market looking for the biggest $$$ one year deal out there. That would be one helluva interesting bidding war in my opinion. It wouldn’t be the smartest move he could make and it would take huge balls, but he is a different dude and has talked about this in the past. I’d love to see it.
    Yes, of course he could blow his arm out and cost himself 200 mil. He could also make more in 3 years than anyone else ever has in the history of pro sports. BRING IT ON

    • willedav said, on October 2, 2020 at 11:12 am

      not a good time to be FA imo. If Bauer would take a 1 yr deal only, he could do really well, but otherwise I’d be fearful of owners’ (we lost SO much $$ this season) collusion to not sign big money FA/long term deals.

      Agree totally on him coming to Giants, can’t see the Z signing him at this point. Pen is complete inexperienced chaos and he’s gonna need to redo the entire IF soon. Highly skeptical Giants really have top 5 offense in NL when it’s spread out over 162.

      Bauer’s track record is rather odd too. Mediocre for many years with Tribe, then a breakout year 2018, traded to Cincy where he was mostly awful after stats in Cle weren’t spectacular either, then another breakout in the shortened season of 2020.

  19. chipower9 said, on October 2, 2020 at 11:02 am

    As I (xoot), and others have mentioned, Zaidi has said a LH power bat is a priority, in addition to pitching (bullpen is definitely on the list).

    • xoot said, on October 2, 2020 at 11:14 am

      There may be two dozen relief pitcher nonroster invitees at ST next year. 🤣

    • unca_chuck said, on October 2, 2020 at 11:39 am

      They’d better keep those archways closed.

  20. mrsprtdude said, on October 2, 2020 at 11:14 am

    We need bullpen help for sure! Just a question but if we had bauer, gausman, smily Cueto and some bullpen help why would we not contend next year?

    • willedav said, on October 2, 2020 at 11:27 am

      sure, but so would everyone else not named Pirates. I’d take how well Gausman Smyly did with grain of salt in shortened season and Cueto was very spotty.

      The teams the Giants played well against were crap–AZ Rockies Angels Rangers M’s. That part of schedule was really weak.
      Better teams LA SD and Oakland mostly waxed them, they will face them more often in full season, and those teams are still gonna be better next year too

  21. blade3colorado said, on October 2, 2020 at 11:44 am

    Giants had a mediocre .483 record in a shortened season. Just my take, but if the season had gone 162 games, they would have been significantly worse, especially recognizing that we had the oldest average age (29.7) in the division and 5th in MLB. Do you really think our 30 plus guys would have lasted sans injury and/or level of play if they had played a full season? No, I didn’t think so.

    So yeah, break out the check book and go blow “fill in the blank” on Bauer. Not happening. Willie and Sandog are spot on for the reasons they cited in my opinion. I wouldn’t even consider a big free agent signing until they are at least .500 in a full season. That’s just me though . . .

    • blade3colorado said, on October 2, 2020 at 11:51 am

      Whoops! My bad . . . they had the 2nd highest age in MLB, tied with the Twins.

  22. sandog said, on October 2, 2020 at 12:04 pm

    Next year will be more dumpster dives and one year reclamation projects, and that is fine with me as more contracts expire. The LH hitter Zaidi covets will end up being someone in the Smoak/Gerber/McCarthy mold—probably a revolving door of a few guys.
    Maybe in 2022 Ramos and Bishop are ready, and Bart is a steady contributor by then.
    I’m excited about 2022. We may not be good, but we should be a lot younger, with more upside, and with some $$$ to spend.

  23. djloo27 said, on October 2, 2020 at 12:28 pm

    I think Dubon could really blossom next year.
    He looked pretty good when he wasn’t doing something stupid…

    • sandog said, on October 2, 2020 at 12:40 pm

      I love it when Optimistic Draculoo makes an occasional appearance!!!

    • xoot said, on October 2, 2020 at 1:56 pm

      To be is to do. Plato. To do is to be. Sartre. Doobie doobie do. Mauricio Doubon.

    • alleykat69 said, on October 2, 2020 at 4:01 pm

      “He looked really good when he wasn’t doing something stupid”
      LMAO 😂… Dubon is an interesting case, just when u think he can’t hit a lick and with no power, the kid shows he has some power and his average was pretty solid.For a guy just thrown to the wolves and with little experience in CF, I thought he did an admirable job with some highlight reel catches and boneheaded plays as well, a distinct combination…

  24. willedav said, on October 2, 2020 at 12:52 pm

    It will be interesting to see what Giants do with Dubon. He was Kap’s everyday CF most of last part of season. If that’s the way he rolls, OF is gonna be a scramble for corner spots—Yaz Dick sure, but after that you have all the usual suspects including Slater Duggar Davis and Ruf, a guy who hit well after he got going.

    Dubon also filled in some at SS, and you have to wonder what Giants will do there–Robertson seems to be all they have to back up Crawford, let alone 2022.

  25. willedav said, on October 2, 2020 at 1:39 pm

    Hot Rod Charlie ridden by Abel Cedillo takes 3rd race at Santa Anita by neck outdueling 1/5 favorite Parnelli.

    • Flavor said, on October 2, 2020 at 1:43 pm

      These are the kind of random updates I could get used to

      • willedav said, on October 2, 2020 at 2:32 pm

        ha just noticed name of horse and it was fun race to wire. Enjoyed watching Del mar on weekends on tvg and noticed SA is underway. I’m in love with the dark haired flaca that interviewed trainers etc Brittney Eurton I think is her name.

  26. xoot said, on October 2, 2020 at 2:23 pm

    For the rest of this crazy PS, I think I’ll ditch the woodford ipa boiler makers and tell Instacart to grab me some monoclonal antibody cocktails.

  27. willedav said, on October 2, 2020 at 2:35 pm

    Didn’t see end of it but Cubs are toast shut out 2-0 by 2 Trips and Marlins. With all that they went through, could Mattingly get Mgr of the Year?

    • sandog said, on October 2, 2020 at 3:01 pm

      I got no problem with that. They seemed absolutely awful as recently as last year—right? Now they have posted a winning record and have won a playoff series against a much more talented team.
      That’s a teardown with damn near a V shaped recovery. Impressive.
      Jeter is a hard dude to keep down for long.
      Not only did Jeter ditch that Stanton contract, but he also got rid of that godawful statue in their ballpark. We need someone to come do the same with our ridiculous glove and Coke bottle.

      • xoot said, on October 2, 2020 at 3:53 pm

        In the olden days a nickel got you a coke in one of those indestructible bottles. You recycled the empty into a wooden crate next to the vending machine because no one wanted to hang onto one of those heavy things. The bottles got reused so often they were opaque with scratches. Great memories at the beach, at the lake, etc. Won’t be long no one alive will have those memories and the bottle will vanish.

        I liked the original ballpark version in 2000 that had a stream of bubbles ejaculating out the spout. That was really dumb. Lasted only a few years iirc.

      • djloo27 said, on October 2, 2020 at 6:08 pm

        I think they were 6.5 oz. One year they had NY Giants on the inside of the bottle cap.
        All I ever got was Freeman White, Chuck Mercein & Jerry Hillebrand…

  28. alleykat69 said, on October 2, 2020 at 3:51 pm

    Congrats to the Fish they really took it to the hapless Cubs!
    Cub’s big 3 of Baez .103 average Bryant .167 average Rizzo .122 average.. just sucked !
    And then u have the 3rd base coach (Venable) with his thumb up his ass not making a decision
    on a base runner (Contreas I believe) rounding 3rd in a 0-0 game and the runner wasn’t even at 3 rd when the RF comes up gunning and nails him at the plate who ran cause he didn’t see Venable doing anything..

    Marlins totally outplayed them and hats off to Donnie 2 steps who has taken a lot of crap 💩. Like his quote:Hey why not us? And in a short series anybody can do it if u play good baseball..

  29. zumiee said, on October 2, 2020 at 4:03 pm

    I think Donnie will be the slamdunk choice for NL Manager of the Year.

  30. alleykat69 said, on October 2, 2020 at 4:12 pm

    And how about the performance of and this name is so bitchin,Sixto Sanchez the starter today. 5 shutout innings 2 walks 6 K’s!
    What even more mind boggling he threw 7 pitches that hit 100 mph and 20 more at 99 mph Wow 😳 that’s dealing some serious gas ⛽️..

  31. djloo27 said, on October 2, 2020 at 6:11 pm

    I don’t think you guys have any idea how beloved Mattingly is back here.
    It’s McCovey-like…

    • Winder said, on October 2, 2020 at 6:19 pm

      More than Thurman? I remember when Boggs and Mattingly came up, they were the saviors.

      • djloo27 said, on October 2, 2020 at 6:27 pm

        Hard to say, different eras, Winder – but you gotta be over 50 to really have memories of Munson…

      • Winder said, on October 2, 2020 at 6:52 pm

        Yeah, i saw the love Yankee fans had for Munson. He was special.

  32. Macdog said, on October 2, 2020 at 7:32 pm

    Padres advance.

  33. unca_chuck said, on October 2, 2020 at 7:51 pm

    Funny, my old girlfriend called me Hot Rod Charlie. Glad to hear he showed. At this point in life, showing is half the battle.

    Cool to see the Pads spank the Cards. Sorry Daniel, but fuck Goldy, Jose Oquendo, Ozzie Smith, Vince Coleman, Whitey Herzog, and the rest of those motherfuckers.

    Just hope they have the huevos to take on the Dogs.

    • Winder said, on October 2, 2020 at 8:26 pm

      That should be fun and for a very good cause.

  34. Macdog said, on October 2, 2020 at 8:41 pm

    Bob Gibson dies at 84.

    • unca_chuck said, on October 2, 2020 at 8:49 pm

      Ahhhhhh, man. Another hero gone. Saw him pitch a few times,

  35. alleykat69 said, on October 2, 2020 at 9:33 pm

    Oh man …Bob Gibson was one of my true idols growing up because the dude was just a badass with incredible stuff..
    Saw him pitch and dominant the Giants on many occasions at Candlestick. Don’t know another pitcher that was as fiercest a competitor them him.He was every ball player worse nightmare when they looked at the newspaper/sporting green back then,to see he was scheduled to pitch!!

    Just like that we lose 3HOF players in Tom Seaver,Lou Brock&now Bob Gibson! 2020 has really sucked!!
    RIP Bob Gibson

    • Winder said, on October 2, 2020 at 9:46 pm

      I remember him striking out Mays, McCovey, and Cepeda. in a row and he made it look easy.

  36. Winder said, on October 2, 2020 at 9:43 pm

    Just read my favorite pitcher of all time just died. Bob Gibson. RIP. The very best pitcher I ever saw.

  37. PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on October 2, 2020 at 9:45 pm

    Gibson was fearsome. As a youngster, I don’t think I’d ever seen a ball go from pitcher to plate so fast. I was a bit of a Tiger fan in the ’60s (having been born in Detroit but not having grown up there) and I was amazed the Tigers were able to beat Gibson in the ’68 Series. I seem to remember an Ed Sullivan Show that had Gibson playing electric guitar and Denny McClain playing organ. Not sure if that was before or after that Series. I remember thinking that was pretty cool.

  38. willedav said, on October 2, 2020 at 9:47 pm

    Best I ever saw the record setting season was unbelievable. Such a rhythm and in that era with so many NL HOF hitters he was untouchable.

    • Winder said, on October 2, 2020 at 10:57 pm

      I think he was the king of chin music. I don’t think Mays ever faced him with out hitting the dirt at least once.

      • willedav said, on October 3, 2020 at 7:06 am

        Unlike Drysdale though, Mays knew he wasn’t going to get hit, just backed off the plate so Gibson could control “his” outer half, as he put it, with fastball and slider. Tremendous athlete too who could hit and even steal a bag, plus field his position despite falling off toward 1b.

  39. zumiee said, on October 3, 2020 at 8:17 am

    “The Patriots will be without quarterback Cam Newton on Sunday as he’s reportedly tested positive for COVID-19.”

  40. alleykat69 said, on October 3, 2020 at 8:24 am

    Wow the Patriots will have no chance of winning without Newton now..


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