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Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on November 8, 2020

NFL today, but no Niners. And I was too consumed with the races to put together any draftkings teams. So…..what the hell am I going to do today?

Happy birthday to the great Flap vet Zumiee!

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  1. unca_chuck said, on November 8, 2020 at 9:02 am

    Happy birthday, Zumie!

  2. willedav said, on November 8, 2020 at 9:13 am

    Zum enjoy happy birthday!

  3. Carstie Clausen said, on November 8, 2020 at 9:15 am

    Many happy, Zumie.

  4. Carstie Clausen said, on November 8, 2020 at 9:30 am

    Zaidi signaling Baggarly on MLBTR from the Athletic: “We consider ourselves a signature franchise.” My take on this is that the Z&H vultures will not be overly restrained by ownership, particularly in regards to a relatively modest budget compared with most other “signature franchises”. In other words they may not go for the biggest names/salaries out there, but will be ready to swoop down on guys they could use who would be relative bargains during this unusual situational reality.

    Positional depth appears to be a major marker. It could be that they might wish to upgrade by means of F.A. acquisitions plus trades of high-priced vets, trades where the Giants could pick up part of the salary in order to move out desirable pieces for those teams who definitely are in the 2021 race. Overall, this looks like a fascinating Hot Stove league off-season for the team and us fans.

    My take is that ’21 will be a shake-out and upgrading year, with some exciting new blood positionally and probably at least one high-grade starter prospect along with significant reliever upgrades, two or three guys who will make our Bullies highly competitive. If this is the projected course of action we could be looking at an 85 dot 87 win season next year, prior to some considerable pipeline upgrades in ’22. Should this be the strategy, look for the Giants to be a major contender two years from now.

  5. xoot said, on November 8, 2020 at 9:35 am

    The Dead Don’t Die is set in rural PA. Someone at hbo made a great decision to begin broadcasting it now. Meanwhile, Alex Trebek does die. RIP.

    • unca_chuck said, on November 8, 2020 at 4:25 pm

      Just like Night of the Living Dead. There were a lot of nods to George Romero.

  6. alleykat69 said, on November 8, 2020 at 9:57 am

    Happy Birthday Zumie (Mr Beatles follower for life!)

    Yeah I just heard about MrJeopardy Alex Trebek’s passing , he was just an icon !
    80 years old not a bad life..RIP Alex..

  7. willedav said, on November 8, 2020 at 10:06 am

    2021 new blood positionally for Giants? I don’t see it as long as rosters are kept to 26. Looks lot like 2020 to me.
    2 Cs Posey and back up.
    IF: Belt Solano Craw Longo Flores plus one other back up hopefully LaStella=6
    OF: Dickerson Dubon Yaz Slater, room for 1 more and that’s it=5
    That’s it, your 13 position players. In order for any other younger players to crack that, um, someone else has to go. Chances of another team taking on $$$ vet seems unlikely in post Covid season with lot of uncertainty for crowds revenue and schedule.

    • xoot said, on November 8, 2020 at 11:13 am

      Pitching is several of the Achilles heels though.

    • alleykat69 said, on November 8, 2020 at 11:54 am

      Yeah that’s probably about right Willied, kinda makes me sad 😞 with the same old core!
      LaStella would be a great addition, I still have hope for Davis they really need a jolt of youth he could supply..

      Heard rumors the Giants could make a splash for Bauer, price tag looks like 5/150 yeah that will turnoff a lot of Flappers but they need a #1 ace at the top of the rotation going forward so I would be all in, hell it’s not by dinero , go for it Zman!!

      • djloo27 said, on November 8, 2020 at 12:25 pm

        They’ll probably pull their usual stunt of offering just enough not to get him.
        Although that’s sort of worked out for them.
        Wouldn’t want to be saddled with those Stanton or Harper deals…

  8. djloo27 said, on November 8, 2020 at 10:09 am

    C’mon, Flavor – it’s not a dark day.
    One good hit and yesterday’s wiped out.
    Happy birthday and many more, Zum!

  9. xoot said, on November 8, 2020 at 10:39 am

    “the one Achilles heel he had” the guy just said. Every sportscaster who botches that cliche on the air should be fired, on the spot, on the air.

  10. Flavor said, on November 8, 2020 at 11:46 am

    the Bears have a RB named Barkevious Mingo. That’s an all time name right there.

    • djloo27 said, on November 8, 2020 at 12:21 pm

      It’s awesome.
      Reminds me of old Knick crowd favorite, Harthorne Wingo…

    • Winder said, on November 8, 2020 at 1:59 pm

      Atlanta has a WR named Olamide Zaccheaus.

  11. alleykat69 said, on November 8, 2020 at 12:00 pm

    Yeah that’s solid Flavor!
    Maybe even better if his last name is Mongo (Alex Karras in Blazing Saddles)

  12. Macdog said, on November 8, 2020 at 1:39 pm

    Happy B-day, Zum!

  13. zumiee said, on November 8, 2020 at 2:13 pm

    Thanks for the birthday wishes, Flappers! That’s very cool.
    I completed my 60th journey around the sun today.
    Sportswise, in the midst of the 1970s, I would never have dared to guess five 49er championships were coming and three SF Giants championships.
    And we’re hoping for more. 🙂

    • Flavor said, on November 8, 2020 at 2:28 pm

      60, wow! I feel like many of us may have seen the last bat area championships of our lifetime (except maybe for the Dubs)

      • zumiee said, on November 8, 2020 at 2:58 pm

        Yeah, the Warriors’ window is still open in the near future.

      • zumiee said, on November 8, 2020 at 3:00 pm

        Their dynasty has a chance to continue. With a healthy team this past season, they could have challenged the Lakers.

      • zumiee said, on November 8, 2020 at 3:02 pm

        Definitely it’s been great for Warriors fans in this era. I became a Kings fan a while back, but I still have some love for the Warriors from earlier times.

  14. djloo27 said, on November 8, 2020 at 3:05 pm

    I think I can guess the song that will be blaring in the Zumiee home 4 years from today…

    • zumiee said, on November 8, 2020 at 3:22 pm

      Ha ha!
      It blows my mind that Paul wrote that song as a teenager, before he joined the Beatles.

      • zumiee said, on November 8, 2020 at 3:25 pm

        He had no idea what to do with the song until rock bands started doing all kinds of wacky things in the psychedelic era.

    • alleykat69 said, on November 8, 2020 at 3:47 pm

      I’ve been playing that song since August 😎

  15. xoot said, on November 8, 2020 at 3:51 pm

    “There’s a case to be made for Gausman as the second-best starter on the open market.” mlbtr article.

    If the Giants can convince Gausman to return AND sign Bauer, we win the hot stove season. Then plug some holes in the pen. Rebuilding ain’t what it used to be. Hell, nothing is.

  16. Flavor said, on November 8, 2020 at 4:15 pm

    gotta feel good for the Raiders there. They deserved that win and they got it. I like them better now that they’re gone, lol

  17. unca_chuck said, on November 8, 2020 at 4:30 pm

    Yeah, I don’t see a lot of positional upgrades this year either. We are tied to Belt, Crawfish, Longo, and Posey. The cobbled OF will remain much the same. I see us getting a Solano type for 3rd base and a backup catcher. I don’t know what’s going in with all the other injured backup catchers.

    Signing Gausman / Slymy for w couple years won’t kill us. We are in contract-hover mode.

  18. mrsprtdude said, on November 8, 2020 at 5:21 pm

    Happy Bday Zumee..

    We have failed in our long term pitcher contacts, but we should try again with Bauer. Less competition so less money. Bauer, Glausman, Smiley and we are competitive again! Easy Peasy!

  19. Flavor said, on November 8, 2020 at 6:25 pm

    outside of watching LA lose there is nothing I enjoy more than watching Brady get the shit kicked out of him

    • Macdog said, on November 8, 2020 at 7:37 pm

      Ha, enjoy, it doesn’t happen often. A friend and I were wondering what’s the worst loss he’s had, he seemed to recall the Chiefs clobbering the Pats on a Monday night. Loo?

      • alleykat69 said, on November 8, 2020 at 7:59 pm

        I think you have to go way back to 2003 opener against the Bills.They were demolished 31-0 and Brady thru 4 picks! Funny though it must of pissed him off as the Patriots only loss 1 more game that year and beat the Panthers in the SB 32-29…

      • unca_chuck said, on November 8, 2020 at 8:07 pm

        Kaepernick had a 31-7 lead on them, and the Niners won, but NE took the lead late and nearly won.

      • djloo27 said, on November 8, 2020 at 8:18 pm

      • Macdog said, on November 8, 2020 at 8:21 pm

        Yeah Kat, that one’s gotta be the worst. The Chiefs game was 41-14 in 2014, afterward Belichick answering every question with “We’re on to Cincinnati.”

  20. Bozo said, on November 8, 2020 at 7:10 pm

    Happy Birthday, Zummarust. Cheers man, hope ya had a good one.


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