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Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on December 3, 2020

There are an insane number of non-tendered bats out there that would make us better: Renfroe, Cornfield, Dahl, Duvall, Mazara, Rosario, Naquin, Martinez, even Almora. The question is, who will Z go after? Gotta think it’ll be a righty with the recent signing of Dick. Honestly, there are a LOT of bombs on the list above.

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  1. Flavor said, on December 3, 2020 at 7:12 am

    i don’t play this track anymore, the numbers I create don’t work for horses on their turf course, but it is refreshing to see they are finally going to start running races on time

  2. Flavor said, on December 3, 2020 at 7:23 am

    this is incredible news. Don’t underestimate the power these numbers will have on slowing the spread and protecting our communities

    • Carstie Clausen said, on December 3, 2020 at 8:24 am

      The vaccine was a rush production, to date most probably still lacking in peer-reviews. Also full information on full content of vaccines has yet to be made clear. Same problem with Astra-Zeneca one. Curiously,, both the Cuban one and the Sputnik-2 from Russia appear to have cleared the hurdles–may have been due to earlier starts-up times.

      • Flavor said, on December 3, 2020 at 10:19 am

        astrazeneca problems not even in the same ballpark with Pfizer and Moderna. I wouldn’t take a shot from AZ

    • pawliekokonuts said, on December 3, 2020 at 2:05 pm

      hope dawns in the early light

  3. willedav said, on December 3, 2020 at 7:52 am

    Great obit on Rafer Johnson in NYT. I remember watching 1960 Rome Olympics, where he won the decathlon. Clay won boxing, Big O won basketball for USA, and track and field was something I was into at that time, especially the sprints like 100 and 220. Even tried to set up high jump bar in back yard, which predictably didn’t last long as I failed to clear the height and smashed piece of wood I had taped together as bar in half.

    • willedav said, on December 3, 2020 at 7:54 am

      Niners HOF corner Jimmy Johnson was his brother.

    • Winder said, on December 3, 2020 at 8:11 am

      Those are some big time names. I continually heard all those names for years. Saw Clay at a wrestling match at the Cow Palace before his fight with Liston, he came into the ring and started doing his rhymes.

  4. willedav said, on December 3, 2020 at 7:59 am

    Near as I can figure Giants have 3 openings (1 IF/2 OF) for position players on roster, barring the unlikely scenario one of the BC are somehow traded off.
    So, over/under how many of the 9 above non tenders they would add?

  5. djloo27 said, on December 3, 2020 at 8:08 am

    Hey Mac – Let us know how Zoe made out at the vet…

  6. willedav said, on December 3, 2020 at 8:20 am

    In other Giants news this from Hank in Chron about them hiring assistant pitching coach from Twins org:
    “The Giants have not formally announced their staff for 2021 but have said they expect the 12 remaining coaches who were part of Gabe Kapler’s staff in 2020 to return…”:

  7. Carstie Clausen said, on December 3, 2020 at 8:34 am

    Tenders and non-tenders heavily covered on MLBTR site. WTF…though Trevor Gott was re-signed, Tyler Anderson was not. Maybe the latter had to do with salary issues. Confusing, because SF is not exactly overburdened with effective starters. Ruf also re-signed, also Jaylin Garcia and a few others. Several, including Chadwick Tromp non-tendered. Full listing on the site. Plenty of names from other organizations. There should be quite a scramble for the goodies.

  8. unca_chuck said, on December 3, 2020 at 8:38 am

    Jimmy Johnson was as tough as they come. Saw him play with casts on both arms and he was still intercepting passes.

    • Winder said, on December 3, 2020 at 8:43 am

      Definitely a 49er great. They don’t seem to make em like that anymore.

    • willedav said, on December 3, 2020 at 9:28 am

      Covered receivers like glove too. And in those days corners had to defend Green Bay sweeps.

  9. alleykat69 said, on December 3, 2020 at 9:04 am

    Between Jimmie Johnson & Dave Wilcox offenses did not attack the right side of the field, they were that great !!

    Hard to get a handle on what Zman ever thinks he’s a lot like Shanny on draft day when nobody ( besides the obvious Bosa pick)can predict his picks..

    Not shocked at Z’s cuts of Anderson,Tromp,Rico somebody?,and a few others, he’s just maneuvering for a better 40 man roster which now sits at 35 so there’s plenty of wiggle room to add some quality arms and bats which lol I hope is his thinking 🤔..

  10. xoot said, on December 3, 2020 at 10:09 am

    I saw something yesterday or this morning about all but Dick’s contract being nonguaranteed. The players get only a fraction if the team lets em go in ST or something like that. Also, I think the nontendered guys can negotiate other deals now with the Giants free of arb strictures, including minor league contracts. Something like that. So all sorts of possibilities remain, it seems.

    I think Jaylin and Wandy are both good bets in the pen.

    Isn’t it likely that Farhan will unlock the big safe to pay for at least one FA bat and one FA SP?

    • Flavor said, on December 3, 2020 at 10:20 am

      I think it’s clear Jaylin is never going to get a shot to play in SF. They should let him go somewhere else ala Duvall

      • willedav said, on December 3, 2020 at 10:51 am

        think that’s Jarlin G…agree with you about Jaylin D. Something in Sac, maybe issue with coaching staff, set Kap off against him.

      • alleykat69 said, on December 3, 2020 at 10:52 am

        Don’t do that to my boy Jaylin yet Flavor, once they do that he becomes a slugger for another organization ( Think George Foster) he has all the tools( he has to be they’re best pure talented outfielder in the orq)12 freaking AB’s last year was BS! These new hot shot batting coaches need to work more with him cutting down his long swing some.

        I’m surprised the Giants cut Melvin Adon only 26 with nasty 100 plus heat&and developing slider, I know he recently hurt his arm in winter ball( I’m not sure u can even cut a guy that’s hurt? maybe a settlement?)he looks intimidating but so did Coonskin&Stricknine who both turned out like numbskulls..

      • Flavor said, on December 3, 2020 at 11:25 am

        hey man, I wanted to see it happen. Jaylin-Time. But if he couldn’t get a shot last season he’s never getting a shot.

  11. alleykat69 said, on December 3, 2020 at 11:38 am

    That’s on Kapler and his coaching staff to get things straightened out instead they give useless AB’s to a useless player in GraveDuggar instead a weak ass slap hitter with no power!
    Davis should be on the team over the corpse in any scenario possible..

    • Flavor said, on December 3, 2020 at 12:25 pm

      don’t you EVER say that about The Great Grave Duggar…..

  12. chipower9 said, on December 3, 2020 at 11:58 am

    Here are the details on the Giants signings/non-tenders…


    • Winder said, on December 3, 2020 at 2:07 pm

      Yep, things are starting to happen. Thanks for that link.

  13. pawliekokonuts said, on December 3, 2020 at 2:08 pm

    I hope they work something out with Chadwick Tromp. With a name like that, I picture a dandy with a cane, handlebar moustache, derby, and a hound, eh guv’nor, innit?

  14. pawliekokonuts said, on December 3, 2020 at 2:10 pm

    Glad you have resurrected the name that Macdog astutely sleuthed, Cornfield (though Corndog wouldn’t be bad either).

  15. pawliekokonuts said, on December 3, 2020 at 2:10 pm

    what is it with me and players’ names?

  16. pawliekokonuts said, on December 3, 2020 at 2:14 pm

    FYI this is my 17th book and first true foray into fiction (in a world increasingly blurred between fiction and nonfiction). I love the title but can’t take credit for it. A chick in Salt Lake City whom I’ve never met brilliantly came up with it. The cover photo is one I took this summer at MassMoCA in North Adams, Massachusetts. A stunning venue. https://amzn.to/36UtTKC

    • snarkk said, on December 3, 2020 at 3:16 pm

      Mrs. snarkk and I visited MassMoCa in fall of last year after we visited our daughter in school in NJ. We took a trip up to Fall Foliage country. MMC is pretty crazy, but in a good way; an incredible place. We stayed in nearby Williamstown at a B&B. The Williams College Art Museum was really good, too. That school is ranked super high for small, private colleges in the US, but no way I would go there or send my kids there, even if we could afford to shell out the gold it costs. There is nothing in that town, I’d go bonkers. When we later visited Saratoga, NY, we drove through Skidmore College just to see it, which was really nice. Not ranked as high as Williams, but I’d much rather go there, Saratoga seems a pretty cool town. There are incredible, old and big houses on the main drag near and just below Skidmore. Some incredible home architecture, from days gone by…

      • djloo27 said, on December 3, 2020 at 3:24 pm

        And most importantly a historic racetrack!

      • snarkk said, on December 3, 2020 at 3:38 pm

        Yep, I forgot to say we visited the Horse Racing HOF / Museum there, right across the street from the track. Very interesting, and I really don’t give a S about horse racing. One exhibit I really liked was the one tracing the bloodlines of race horses — they all funnel back to just a handful of horses about 150 years ago, or some such. Also, there was a cool exhibit about the role of Black jockeys in the early days of US horse racing. Mrs. snarkk visited a National Dance museum in the outskirts that she said was pretty good. There was also a pretty good Brew Pub and also a good Wine Bar with decent food, both on the Main Street downtown…

    • xoot said, on December 3, 2020 at 5:06 pm

      good article. Couple weeks back, in her quick survey of Giants prospects, Melissa Lockard agreed:

      “1. Marco Luciano, SS | 6-2, 175 | R/R | Age: 19

      I had Luciano as the Giants’ top prospect last season and I’m not changing my tune now. Even in a season with no games, Luciano managed to impress. He became a leader among the younger players at the Giants’ alternate site and advanced his game on both sides of the ball throughout the summer and at fall Instructional League. A five-tool talent with the athleticism to stick at shortstop, Luciano has superstar potential and could be the face of the Giants in a few years’ time. It will be interesting to see if he skips over Low A and goes straight to High A in 2021.”

      • xoot said, on December 3, 2020 at 5:37 pm

        Lockard has covered the Giants and Giants prospects for The Athletic for years. The editors there should’ve promoted her to work alongside Baggarly; instead, they brought in superficial look-at-how-clever-my-halfass-wordplay-is Brisbee from the anonymity of the blogosphere. But she has held her ground. I think they force her to cover the a’s, too. Note that this is the second winter in a row that she has not listed Joey as number one. She’s smart.

    • chipower9 said, on December 4, 2020 at 6:42 am

      Thanks, Loo. Had not seen this one. I did read the article that Mike mentions below from the Atlantic (Melissa Lockard’s piece). I am so excited about this kid. I think he will definitely become a star in MLB.

      Xoot – saw that article you mentioned a while back…that was a great read.

  17. mrsprtdude said, on December 3, 2020 at 8:49 pm


  18. zumiee said, on December 3, 2020 at 11:08 pm

    Martin Short’s fictional talk show host Jiminy Glick is pretty darned funny. Here he is interviewing Julia Louis-Dreyfus:

  19. chipower9 said, on December 4, 2020 at 6:36 am

    Pawlie – am almost finished with my current book (a work of fiction – Ender’s game – first read it back in the 80s I think) so purchased your new book. It is next in the queue.

    Hope you are well, my friend. Say, a week or so ago a friend told me he had heard (rumors, you know and I hope it is not true) that Finnerty’s was closing. Please tell me it isn’t so.

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