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Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on March 12, 2022

This is why Farhan is a genius:

Now, if that rotation bombs then I’ll take quibbles from those who think my call of *genius* is overrated. But as it stands, for that paltry sum, that’s a solid looking rotation.

Now, go out and get another couple of bats.

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  1. willedav said, on March 12, 2022 at 7:44 am

    Looks great on paper. Wood exceeded expectations, lowering FB and LD rates back to near his better days with Dogs, with high GB rate. Gausman pitched 192 innings last season; no one beside DeSclafani threw more than 150, with Webb at 148. Cobb has thrown 157 last 3 years total.

    Rodon sure elicits mixed bag of opinions from ChiSox fans. I’ve seen takes on either MLBTR or Athletic fully supportive of them not offering him $20 mil per deal (given other team needs) while others say GM was an idiot. Z might still need more pitching to cover 162 and beyond.

  2. willedav said, on March 12, 2022 at 7:54 am

    Cal state HS championships in b-ball this weekend at Golden West arena in Sac.. Oakland Tech won D 3 girls title yesterday.
    fun fact–their first playoff game in NorCals was when they hosted Homestead of Cupertino and won by 16. 2 seniors on Homestead team played for our Asian youth group program as middle schoolers (Homestead starting point guard played for me as 6th grader), and I watched them play and win couple home games this past season. So no disgrace in losing to State Champs.

    • Macdog said, on March 12, 2022 at 9:20 am

      Saw your posts on Monmouth. Yes, the Hawks finally have a shot to make it to the Big Dance. If I wasn’t laid up with a foot injury, I would’ve seriously considered heading to AC for the final today. This is Monmouth’s last year in the MAAC, they move to the CAA starting this fall. I think they’ve won 3 MAAC regular season titles, but never the tourney. Iona usually stood in the way, but the Pitinos got bounced by Rider in the quarters. Now it’s St. Peter’s from Jersey City that’s the last obstacle. The Peacocks swept the season series, 67-62 and 70-65. Should be a good one.

  3. mrsprtdude said, on March 12, 2022 at 9:16 am

    Great deal for both. No long term on SF end for a guy with tons of injuries, good for Rondon too. If he crushes it (good for both parties) he can opt out and get a long term deal. keeps player motivated from the start. I love that!

  4. Giant Head said, on March 12, 2022 at 9:17 am

    Rodon for just two years and with the robust open payroll they have going forward this is such a great Farhan deal. Make Suzuki happen and weigh Castellanos as a primary DH sensible at this point and should be set. Say goodbye to Longoria and Belt after this season and the future is upon us. They have to give Ramos his shot this year as well. He plays or move him.

  5. alleykat69 said, on March 12, 2022 at 10:01 am

    If we got both Suzuki& Castellanos I would have a major Skink on going all the way to opening day!
    But in honesty I think the play will be for Suzuki,the younger player with much better defensive skills with a cannon of an arm to play RF with OBP/power that Z craves.He’s a statement foundation piece after losing Posey to retirement,and you immediately slide him into RF and move Yaz to CF.Starting OF ..Wade LF,Yaz CF, Suzuki RF..GD&Slater backups with Ramos Fizz lurking close for his callup..

    • Winder said, on March 12, 2022 at 10:14 am

      Suzuki’s gonna have multiple teams after him. Hope we can snag him. I don’t have a clue yet as to what Z will do but we do have some options with our minor league system. I think we will be surprised at who shines at Sac., and Richmond. Posey is still a great loss and I don’t know of anyone who could step in and take his place. He would be worth every penny of that 22mil. But that ship has sailed. I hope Bailey can be competent behind the plate and the hitting should come somewhere down the road. i don’t think we are done signing pitchers just yet.

  6. willedav said, on March 12, 2022 at 10:27 am

    Hard to know what FO thinks of Ramos but hope he gets good look in ST. Right now only RH OFs are Slater and Ruf unless they want to throw Estrada out there, or keep Dubon around. Yaz had really rough go vs. LHP, which he blamed on being beaned right before ST ended and said it made him uncomfortable all year vs. LHP.

    • Macdog said, on March 12, 2022 at 10:45 am

      Wade also wasn’t much good vs. lefties.

      • willedav said, on March 12, 2022 at 11:41 am

        Exactly he had long hitless streak, right? Hey I love Monmouth’s coach. It would be fun to be close enough to listen to him during a game. Good luck to them today.

  7. djloo27 said, on March 12, 2022 at 3:04 pm

    i still don’t understand how the 2021 team won 107 games and hit 241 homers with that roster…

    • alleykat69 said, on March 12, 2022 at 5:19 pm

      Loo, I really believe it was good hires at hitting coaches and even pitching coach.
      The new guys opened up a new hitting approach of being patience at the plate ( think the Giants were like top 3are4?)and getting the vets to buy into it.Once they became more selective and working the pitcher hard, maybe 7 are more pitches per AB, then they rake a mistake by a frustrated pitcher.who in general they were knocking them all out before 5 innings on just they’re high pitch count.

      I also like how the pitching coach (Andrew Bailey?) have this staff ready to throw and not lollygag on the mound, get the ball and go,Wood is crazy OCD standing in the dugout and sprinting to the mound before the other team even gets back in the dugout to bat.Webb,Wood and T-Bone like to pitch quick, not sure how Rodon&Cobb pitch hopefully a fast pace.It just keeps your fielders on their toe’s.

      • djloo27 said, on March 12, 2022 at 7:29 pm

        Good analysis, Kat.
        But still…

  8. willedav said, on March 12, 2022 at 5:25 pm

    Blues benefit at Yoshi’s Oakland organized by Mark Hummel on Monday for estate of recently passed Sonny Rhodes. Chris Cain E C Scott Curtis Salgado and many others to appear.

    • xoot said, on March 12, 2022 at 5:55 pm

      I’ll be out of town. Hell, probably wouldntve gone anyway, lazy as I am these days. Every time I saw Sonny Rh live he was wearing a turban and playing songs with sharp, topical lyrics. Excellent guitar.

      • xoot said, on March 12, 2022 at 5:59 pm

        I do know Salgado’s stuff. He’s good. Right there with Mark Hummel and similarly committed harp players.

  9. willedav said, on March 12, 2022 at 7:10 pm

    Curry has 5 points mid 3rd quarter and GS is up 18 on Bucks. Wiggins Poole and Thompson have combined for 71 points in 72 minutes.

  10. zumiee said, on March 12, 2022 at 8:00 pm

    I bought two MLB season preview magazines today, so baseball season has officially started for me. They’re always a lot of fun to read.

  11. willedav said, on March 13, 2022 at 9:14 am

    Near end of column in Chron (and on twitter I’m sure) Slush says, “IF Tommy La Stella, who is recovering from Achilles tendon surgery, has started running but he is not a lock for Opening Day because he’ll still be a little behind the rest of the position players.”

    What? Does this open door for Dubon to make team out of ST or would Giants be after more IF depth to cover SS/3b beside just Estrada?

  12. willedav said, on March 13, 2022 at 9:41 am

    Slush on twitter is great. She also said, ” that IL stints and options will move back to 15 days” from 10 it was last year. And of course mentioned what Snarkk alluded to earlier that there are limits in place for how many times a guy can be optioned that Giants will have to work around

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