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Joc to Cubs

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on January 29, 2021

Aren’t the Cubs ditching salary and living life on the cheap? LOL, how in the hell did we lose out on Joc Pederson to the goddamn Cubs? You KNOW he wanted to play here, he grew up the biggest Giants fan. As usual, a free agent hitter has used SF for leverage and gotten a deal somewhere else. Either that, or it’s just nonsense when we hear about rumors of our front office talking with free agent hitters. They never EVER come here.

Pederson got 1 year, 7 million.

WE COULDN’T HAVE SPENT THOSE PENNIES!!!????!?!?!?!?

Seriously, even if you are just kicking the tires on someone, if you know he’d fit into your LU and you KNOW he wants to be a part of the team he grew up rooting for, how do you not at least offer THAT?

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  1. willedav said, on January 29, 2021 at 7:28 am

    Only silver lining would be it gives fans of GD better chance to be on ML roster.

    • djloo27 said, on January 29, 2021 at 7:29 am

    • Flavor said, on January 29, 2021 at 7:50 am

      oh shit you’re right! WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO MOTHERFUCKINGGGGGGGGGGG HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. chipower9 said, on January 29, 2021 at 7:59 am

    Pathetic. Giants could have found 7 mil in the seat cushions of the couch. And I know some of you have an obsession with GD, but seriously, Joc would have been a SIGNIFICANT upgrade. I personally could care less if I ever see another GD AB in a Giant uni.

    OK, I’m ready for the wrath of the GD clan…

    • willedav said, on January 29, 2021 at 8:43 am

      agreed. and no I really don’t see much silver lining in more chance GD plays, as opposed to Pederson. Fans aren’t gonna be in yard for some time so archways should be closed–helped park play lot smaller, especially for LHs.

  3. sandog said, on January 29, 2021 at 8:19 am

    I wonder if our ballpark had something to do with it? All Joc cares about is hitting bombs and he probably isn’t impressed that we brought in our fences 3 feet and MIGHT plexiglass our archways.

    Fix the ballpark!

    • willedav said, on January 29, 2021 at 8:40 am

      Could have been PT too. Kapler’s likely gonna play platooney ball a lot, maybe Pederson wanted better guarantee he’d play more often than he did under Roberts.
      To Flav’s point, I think if Giants were really in on him they could have easily signed him month ago, and money he got from Cubs is about what LaStella is gonna make each of next 3 seasons.

    • Winder said, on January 29, 2021 at 8:42 am

      I think you hit the nail on the head. It looks like the only way we get proven hitters is to overpay. I guess it’s all about career advancement.

  4. Bozo said, on January 29, 2021 at 8:43 am

    I wonder if the GD hasn’t already dug his own grave with Zaidi?
    Management probably wants to start Basabe in AAA, but right now I imagine his ST could determine that backup CFer slot.

  5. gianthead said, on January 29, 2021 at 8:46 am

    And why Giants aint bothering with Jackie Bradley when you have the GD GD. ..

    • Carstie Clausen said, on January 29, 2021 at 8:59 am

      Well, the Pederson bubble popped pretty quickly. GD=fantasy-zone. Foghornies are high on Bradley today. Okay by me. So get it done already. Overpay for one year. Overpay team option for two. Business done.

  6. gianthead said, on January 29, 2021 at 8:56 am

    Not surprised on Joc. Joc is an upgrade but essentially a reptition of Dickerson on that roster. Does not make a lot of sense to have two of the same. LaStella ton of value in that contract (Pads spent more on Profar lol) and love the roster position flexibility. We could easily pursue Joc next year when there is a lot more clarity to the DH situation and all the money coming off the books and see if Dickerson can play a full season. Next off-season is when they really chase big fish.

    • gianthead said, on January 29, 2021 at 9:06 am

      Would still love to get Correa next year especially with all of his animosity toward the Flodgers…

    • James said, on January 29, 2021 at 9:07 am

      Agree, although the 2020 Dickerson or Yaz for a full season > Pederson. He’s an upgrade in the sense that he’s younger and has a track record, which is worth something …

    • chipower9 said, on January 29, 2021 at 9:35 am

      Except Joc does not have the problem of staying healthy and on the field that Dick does…

  7. James said, on January 29, 2021 at 9:00 am

    Probably a combo of playing time from Pederson’s perspective and Zaidi’s prioritization of defense in CF. Z probably thinks Shinjo was a good signing. Pederson would have been a really nice part of the rotation and a good hedge against Dickerson/Yaz getting hurt again.

  8. Flavor said, on January 29, 2021 at 9:42 am

    Please. Grave Duggar may be down now but he will rise again. I know this.

  9. alleykat69 said, on January 29, 2021 at 9:51 am

    Typical Giants the king of fake news who must be on speed dial with a continuous recording loop to all agents, reporters,MLBTR,Bleacher Report etc saying always “Were In” no matter who it is.Yeah Pederson would of made a nice addition just to help the Giants steer away from Mr.Limpet GD who gets another reprieve from the gallows for now.And of course speaking of non-existence my boy Jaylin Davis is now stuck in the enterprise transporter never to materialize again as Scotty can’t beam him back..

    • sandog said, on January 29, 2021 at 10:06 am

      You gotta let Jaylin go Kat. If you love something, set it free. If it doesn’t come back, hunt it down and kill it. (Saw that on a bumper sticker one time!) For some mysterious reason he is buried deeper than Fredo Corleone in Lake Tahoe. Why we keep him on the 40 man is a mystery to me.

      Free Jaylin Davis!

  10. willedav said, on January 29, 2021 at 10:07 am

    Watching season 3 of Treme and snippets of local music just fantastic. At one point DJ Davis is playing out chorus of Benny Spellman hit from 1962 “Lipstick Traces” with Alan Toussaint on piano. Found the original, 45 recording, beautiful track, on youtube.
    On sidebar is version of same tune done live by Snooks Eaglin, with bassist George Porter Jr. and drummer Ken Blevins at Lone Star club. Wow tremendous…no one played guitar like this guy.

    • Bozo said, on January 29, 2021 at 1:38 pm

      Snooks was probably my all time favorite performer. No matter who was playing in NOLA, if Snooks was playing somewhere, dats where I was.

  11. alleykat69 said, on January 29, 2021 at 10:31 am

    Only if we free GraveDuggar first SanDog!
    I just don’t see the logic in keeping Limp Dick Bat around?

  12. unca_chuck said, on January 29, 2021 at 11:00 am

    Saw him at the Keystone Palo Alto. My ears bled for 3 days. Awesome show.

  13. zumiee said, on January 29, 2021 at 11:07 am

    I’m glad not to have Pederson in a Giants uniform. He was a smirking arrogant Dodger, and I would have had a hard time seeing him in a Giants uniform.

    • sandog said, on January 29, 2021 at 11:41 am

      I agree with this take 100%.

    • djloo27 said, on January 29, 2021 at 12:32 pm

      I agree.
      Fuck he…

    • Bozo said, on January 29, 2021 at 1:38 pm

      Yep.

    • Flavor said, on January 29, 2021 at 4:37 pm

      You would have come to enjoy that smirk if he had been in an SF uni

  14. unca_chuck said, on January 29, 2021 at 11:49 am

    If Dick can stay healthy, he’s the same guy. Yeah, I don’t get the J Davis thing either. Like the Orioles with Yaz, they just never gave him a shot.

  15. djloo27 said, on January 29, 2021 at 12:31 pm

    Insiders have reported that the Grave Duggar has put on 15 pounds of muscle over the winter and is planning multiple Splashdowns in the cove…Kayakalooza!

    • willedav said, on January 29, 2021 at 1:38 pm

      Ah good idea. Him rowing a kayak is probably as close as he would get to putting anything in Cove.

  16. djloo27 said, on January 29, 2021 at 1:37 pm

    Stafford stuff:

    https://sports.yahoo.com/peter-king-5-teams-more-184038522.html

  17. willedav said, on January 29, 2021 at 2:00 pm

    Pavs has good column over on nbc bayarea site. Said couple things about fans at the O.
    “The Giants expect to be one of the last–if not the last–teams to have fans in the ballpark even as vaccines ramp up.” and further that while 26K season tickets holders have first shot
    “…there’s a real chance that they’re only allowed about 10,000 fans at games even in September.”

    • Macdog said, on January 29, 2021 at 2:08 pm

      So about what they’d get for September even without Covid.

      • willedav said, on January 29, 2021 at 2:22 pm

        lulz!

  18. willedav said, on January 29, 2021 at 2:09 pm

    Yesterday San Jose got inch and a half of rain; noticed Santa Anita cancelled racing for today and moved races off turf for tomorrow. So

    • willedav said, on January 29, 2021 at 2:11 pm

      golf tourney down at Torrey Pines in San Diego too, right?

      • sandog said, on January 29, 2021 at 2:19 pm

        Yep. I think they are gonna get it in too.

  19. alleykat69 said, on January 29, 2021 at 2:17 pm

    Vegas odds now have the 49ers to be the landing spot for Stafford over teams like the Colts and Skins..
    Of course it could all be smoke but they do have a higher #1 pick to offer then the other teams do.A number 12 pick is more doable that the Lions would want over I believe #19 Colts and #21 Skins..

    • Flavor said, on January 29, 2021 at 4:34 pm

      Fuck yeah. Make it happen.

  20. Carstie Clausen said, on January 29, 2021 at 6:08 pm

    Eddie Rosario from the Twins to the Tribe. Cleveland gets that one. Quality F.A. L.H. batting outfielders now limited to the guy from Baaaahstin.

  21. djloo27 said, on January 29, 2021 at 6:45 pm

    Are you still allowed to say “tribe”?
    I guess the Redskins took the punishment for everyone.
    And of course Wahoo’s gone forever from Cleveland…
    Indians, Braves, Blackhawks, Chiefs carry on!
    They better not mess with the Chiefs…

    • xoot said, on January 29, 2021 at 7:07 pm

      Beaver, the world’s not always fair.

      • djloo27 said, on January 29, 2021 at 7:17 pm

      • alleykat69 said, on January 29, 2021 at 8:09 pm

        Gee Ward, don’t you think you we’re alittle hard on the Beaver last night?

  22. djloo27 said, on January 29, 2021 at 7:20 pm

    Arenado to Cardinals???

    • Macdog said, on January 29, 2021 at 8:00 pm

      Get him out of the division!

  23. Flavor said, on January 29, 2021 at 8:31 pm

    this is what serious teams do when they’re trying to improve their team not the nick nacky pady whacky bullshit Z is doing……

    • Winder said, on January 29, 2021 at 9:01 pm

      Yeah we do seem to have the ‘Que Sera Sera’ attitude with the so called rumor mill. Hopefully, it’s a no news is good news scenario.

    • sandog said, on January 29, 2021 at 9:01 pm

      This is like signing a premer free agent. We need to get better before making moves like this.

      Feels a tad Longoria-esque to me as well. Over 30. No more Coors Field. Curious to see how this plays out.

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