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Jake McGee Come on Down!

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on February 9, 2021

two years, 7 mil, that’s fine. Didn’t know we needed a LH reliever but I guess you can never have too many relievers.

Whatever, we needed a new post today….

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  1. djloo27 said, on February 9, 2021 at 2:32 pm

    And he’ll only be 35 in August…

  2. djloo27 said, on February 9, 2021 at 2:45 pm

    Keyshawn Johnson makes me want to puke…

  3. sandog said, on February 9, 2021 at 2:52 pm

    Systematically get the 40 man roster a little bit better, inch by inch. That’s the Farhan way.
    Plus McGee is a San Jose guy that went to Reed High!

    • willedav said, on February 9, 2021 at 4:26 pm

      HS is in Vegas.
      Man, sure hope HS sports get off the ground here.
      fun fact: Los Gatos HS field hockey coach used to buy something from our store each year for his graduating seniors to be given to them at award banquet held early December (season here same as football). Last class (2019) of seniors did not lose one match in their entire 4 year career including section playoffs, even though usually had to face private school powerhouse Archbishop Mitty there in semis or title match.

  4. Carstie Clausen said, on February 9, 2021 at 3:15 pm

    Biggest take on the McGee signing signals very low probability of SF going for an established closer. Rather, it appears they look favorably at Moronta starting off in that role and an organized set of bullies behind him. As they dropped $7M on Jake on a two year deal (unusual for dumpster divers in either the amount or the duration) it’s likely he will project along with quite possibly Selman as the 7th and 8th innings go-tos. Sandog’s appraisal of the Zaidi inch by inch approach seems spot-on.

    Compared with last season’s recovery pen, after trading away a set of quality relievers in ’19 and replacing them with mostly a bunch of guys who could be rated “X” for experimental; the current, mostly veteran grouping ought to be solid from the start. No “Gott Mit Uns” for a closer. A decent R-L balance. Lots to like, if you discount the lingering question at closer.

    Depth is the thing with the Z&H Boyz. There do not appear to be any particularly weak spots in the array. “Death by a thousand cuts” could be their motto. More depth signed up in minor-league deals, so SacTown will be the waiting-room should injuries occur or drop-offs happen

    Overall, the message is clear. The Giants bullpen will have inched its way into a strength rather than a liability. A strong pen is a must as our starting staff still looks holey in two of the three top roles. Overall, across the league, I’d give the 2021 a solid “B” rating as presently constituted.

    • unca_chuck said, on February 9, 2021 at 3:20 pm

      Let’s just hope the balls really are deader. And, open the archways!

    • djloo27 said, on February 9, 2021 at 3:26 pm

      A big key to the success of any bullpen is how the manager handles it.
      When Bochy had the talent out there he was masterful.
      Torre was famous for running his best guys into the ground and wrecking their careers in the process.
      Hopefully Kotter learned some lessons last year – like from the Trevor Gott disaster sequence…

      • alleykat69 said, on February 9, 2021 at 3:57 pm

        Well Kotter will have a smorgasbord of BP arms to choose from with Z using the Sac train often like in the past with guys with options.Unfortunately Gott isn’t one of them🥺

  5. djloo27 said, on February 9, 2021 at 3:15 pm

    You gotta be ready to pounce just in case the teams that are clearly light years better suffer major injuries or off years from their stars…

    • Carstie Clausen said, on February 9, 2021 at 4:18 pm

      Pouncing might apply to the Bore-Core even more than the relievers. Imagine the scenario if some playoff probable team suffers a season-compromising injury to their prized third-baseman; that their bench and pipeline has no immediate answers and that Longobardo is enjoying a modest uptick to his 2020 doldrums.

  6. Bozo said, on February 9, 2021 at 4:29 pm

    It’s probably just me, but I’m not completely onboard with this year’s spreadsheet.

    • Flavor said, on February 9, 2021 at 4:46 pm

      Brebbia aisle bullshit. And the other problem is that if we have these half assed talents running around out there it will make it very difficult to find any young guys who step up and surprise at the MLB level

  7. xoot said, on February 9, 2021 at 5:37 pm

    Friend points out that Pecota as of now is projecting 75.3 wins for the Giants. I’ve never paid much attention to pecota. I’m guessing 72. Now. But a lot can happen before opening day. We sure are stocking up on quasi closers.

    • Flavor said, on February 9, 2021 at 5:41 pm

      I’d def come in under 75. Goddamn we have to play, what, 36 games vs SD and LA?

  8. Flavor said, on February 9, 2021 at 6:11 pm

    Fitzgerald’s idiot voice ruins this a little but still this is incredible

    • willedav said, on February 9, 2021 at 6:43 pm

      that was helluva shot, in traffic with 4 Spurs around him.

  9. djloo27 said, on February 9, 2021 at 6:23 pm

    Can’t believe this man just passed away. Every Chief fan has been reading him for years.
    WTF is going on???

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/nfl/yahoo-sports-senior-nfl-writer-terez-paylor-passes-away-suddenly-at-37/ar-BB1dxW0P?ocid=msedgntp

    • Winder said, on February 9, 2021 at 6:32 pm

      Bad Ju Ju?

  10. unca_chuck said, on February 9, 2021 at 6:28 pm

    So much for Bilasport. Damn

    • Bozo said, on February 9, 2021 at 6:36 pm

      Huh? Whenever I had problems I just switched to a different link/feed,

    • djloo27 said, on February 9, 2021 at 6:36 pm

      Can you duct tape the cord back together?

  11. chipower9 said, on February 9, 2021 at 6:37 pm

    Interesting spin on some of the Giants recent pitching signings…

    https://www.cbssports.com/mlb/news/mlb-free-agency-four-best-under-the-radar-moves-including-red-sox-and-tigers-signings/

    • Carstie Clausen said, on February 9, 2021 at 7:49 pm

      Of that lot, Matt Whisler stands out in my mind as a potential quality reliever. Adding him to McGee and Selman in late innings, combined with Moronta likely getting the nod to close em out; we may not need to witness an overabundance of fireworks from the 6th inning onwards.

      Rotation is the current concern, On the field, the starting 8 in combination should score close to MLB average. The bench and its versatility is another strength. We add through F.A. (not much left for quality starters) or a carefully calculated trade for an LHP whose ERA is in the 3.50-3.75 range and then moderate respectability might get us through those first five frames with relatively minimal damage.

  12. chipower9 said, on February 9, 2021 at 6:39 pm

    Kings going for their 5th straight tonight. 7-3 in their last 10. I’ll probably watch for a bit…

  13. willedav said, on February 9, 2021 at 6:42 pm

    Adding quality LH reliever should play well vs. LA guys Seager Bellinger Muncy, big guns. But having only LH SP being oft injured Alex Wood, not so much.

    • Carstie Clausen said, on February 9, 2021 at 7:55 pm

      With our newly acquired second baseman likely to pin down that position most of the time, our Silver Slugger, Donovan Solano, becomes somewhat redundant, even as a higher level utility-man.

      Off the top of your head, willedav, could you name a potential contender (for playoffs, anyway) who are a bit weak in their attack and have only a so-so filler playing second, while sporting a rotation with considerable depth. If there is such a team, I could see them as a potential target for a passable LH arm.

  14. unca_chuck said, on February 9, 2021 at 6:58 pm

    I’m getting pop ups to load flash player or go to some other website before I can choose the backup site

    • Flavor said, on February 9, 2021 at 7:07 pm

      hmmm never seen that or had that happen. I wonder if you should put an ad blocker on? I have them on my laptops

      • unca_chuck said, on February 9, 2021 at 7:10 pm

        I do

      • Flavor said, on February 9, 2021 at 7:34 pm

        i use either a chromebook or a dell laptop. No apple products in my house. Are you using an iPad or something?

      • djloo27 said, on February 9, 2021 at 7:53 pm

  15. Carstie Clausen said, on February 9, 2021 at 7:27 pm

    MLB site just posted its list of their experts’ projection of baseball’s top 100 players.

    Guess what?

    NOT ONE SINGLE GIANT MAKES THE LIST. Not even YaZmaTaZ. Not even the NL’s Silver Slugger 2nd baseman. Talk about a total lack of respect. I realize that SF does not have anything even vaguely approaching an all-star squad—but nobody?

    Zilch.

    If Kepler is a motivational-minded manager, he will take action, making a poster with a huge headline at the top: “MLB’s Official 100 Best Players”, with the 1-100 listing in bold print beneath the sign. It should be hung, framed and prominent in the clubhouse.

    My suspicion is that professional athletes do not like being dissed and that seeing that goad every day might start to get them pissed.

    Perhaps the well-known fundamentals-preacher, One Hunter Pence, should be given a once per month contract as a motivational preacher. He can stand behind the pulpit and let loose with both barrels. Perhaps Posey could nod approvingly and perhaps the other Too Tall Texan could let off a few rebel yells, accompanied by the other Brandon punching the air.

    Gabe needs to channel his inner Leo the Lip Durocher.

    Best timing might be when los LaBumbos consult the Oracle, only to discover that the late Tommy LaSorda,is so stuck on some sweet young thang in his current scene of residence that not even his ghost is bleeding Dodger Blue, pulling all the air outta their highly inflated balloon.

    • xoot said, on February 9, 2021 at 7:39 pm

      If fans return to the stands this year, I predict that the blue and white bouncing beach balls in LA will feature a smiling portrait of Tommy L.

  16. zumiee said, on February 9, 2021 at 8:10 pm

    Not a defensive clinic in the first half.
    Halftime score:
    Kings 71
    76ers 66

    • zumiee said, on February 9, 2021 at 9:07 pm

      Both teams picked up the defensive intensity in the second half. Close hard-fought game.

      • zumiee said, on February 9, 2021 at 9:34 pm

        Sixers win. Good game. Embid was the difference in the 4th quarter. He’s a big challenge.


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