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Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on March 31, 2022

Stix has got today……

Carstie ClausenWed, Mar 30, 8:03 PM (9 hours ago)
to me

 Spring training games can be pretty strange studies.  Here it was a matter of good pitching shutting down good hitting and a questionable lineup going to town vs a questionable starter.  So far as I could make out SF started all of three regulars while KC sported 6. The big difference was with the starters.  Disco was solid through 4.1 innings and with perhaps one more S.T. start, so he should be able to comfortably do five come the season.  The Royals starter was pretty much an unknown quality and got lit up bad.

 Our hopefuls are definitely a motivated bunch.  Most of the ones in the field today had grown up in other organizations and Giants scouts spotted them and the development folks gave Zaidi the “go get em”.  30  Y.O Luke Williams grew up in the Brewers org and at his advanced age saw very few MLB at bats.  So he may be part of the mix between Richmond and Sacramento.  Reserve probably.  It could be his last hurrah. Blandino got his second tater, so he’s being noticed.  Again, his MiL years were with other orgs. Gamboa lit em up with his second dinger, a two run shot.  It was his third tater already in S.T. embellished by his 4th Ribbie.  Minor league depth.  Probably not so deep.  His heroics will be duly noted.

 Seems like Rogers’ frisbees simply do not work in the desert dryness and heat.  So he may drop down below the late inning role and possibly be replaced as #3 late-inning man by Alvarez, who sports a hard to beat .000 ERA this spring.  Leone is not far behind. He had one bad outing but the composite is a .300 Earnie. The only other Giants hurler Taylor Williams, who started in the Brewers organization back in ’13 has had a decent minor league composite ERA of .322, giving up an average of one HR per 9 Ip and has a career 99 bases on balls versus 311 K’s.  That means he may get a long look at Sacramento.

 Hard to believe that the Opener is only 8 days away.  Looks like the Rotation is gonna be what we had hoped for and the pen looks deep and capable.  So the rmoundsmen will  likely carry the show while all those experts once again do not consider Los Gigantes to be serious contenders.  We should know more about the offense by month’s end.  Once more Estrada looks like he could become one of the big pleasant surprises of the season.  So it’s finally looking fun, anyway

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  1. Flavor said, on March 31, 2022 at 5:46 am

    minor quibble: LW is 25 and came up with the Phillies.

  2. Flavor said, on March 31, 2022 at 7:52 am

    As we prepare for the Flap’s final season, I’ll post some memory lane threads now and again. 11 years ago today…..

    Play Ball……

  3. willedav said, on March 31, 2022 at 8:12 am

    13 hits for SF yesterday, including 1-4 by the Underrated One, who raised BA to .133. Slash line .235/.333. Um, remember, May 1 rosters go back to 26.

  4. willedav said, on March 31, 2022 at 8:31 am

    Wow, thanks Flav that thread from 2011 Opening Day game was fantastic. Everyone was so optimistic, and 2011 was such a what else can go wrong downer. Great to see so many of posts from everyone that was around then…Belt as rook,lol.

  5. Giant Head said, on March 31, 2022 at 8:33 am

    Ramos and Hjelle going back to AAA. Understand on Hjelle but if they don’t think Ramos can play every day when the team is so thin in the OF is very very very disappointing.

    • willedav said, on March 31, 2022 at 8:50 am

      they need extra bodies with Longoria out for 6 weeks and uncertainty of Belt and LaStella (and to be fair Wade too) to be ready by Opening Day. When Ramos starts to rake he’ll be up. If they kept him he’d only start as platoon anyway vs. LHP. Roster crunch and decisions coming May 1.

  6. Giant Head said, on March 31, 2022 at 8:55 am

    Just caught the story of Kapler naming McGee as closer. Does not make a lot of sense to me.

  7. alleykat69 said, on March 31, 2022 at 9:43 am

    Kapler mentioned something about Doval not holding runners on well as one of his reasons going with McGoo, which I say BS cause he doesn’t either.It boils down to the vet trust over the youngster. But I’m sure it will come down to matchups even Jolly Rodgers (sigh) as he will go by committee again.

    • unca_chuck said, on March 31, 2022 at 10:29 am

      This should last about 3-4 weeks. Doval will be the closer. Nen didn’t hold runners well either.

  8. Bozo said, on March 31, 2022 at 9:59 am

    I called the 2010 WS win? Must have been drinking the good stuff that day. I guess I should have dropped the mic and walked away after that one.

  9. willedav said, on March 31, 2022 at 10:19 am

    Wilmet at 3b can be an adventure, and Estrada has hardly played over there. Estrada can’t be everywhere at once either–he’s also primary backup to LaStella at 2b and Crawford at SS. The fact that Z has the likes of Blandino Gamboa and Williams in camp imo relates to lack of quality IF backups in minors. Dubon Vosler Krizan spent most of last year at Sac and hit well, but Coast Leage is notorious for inflated offensive stats.

    Other than Luciano the top hitting prospects are all OFs and there is noise Luciano might not be future SS either. Will Wilson, whom Z paid Angels $13 mil for take on Cozart deal, couldn’t hit AA pitching at Richmond. 3 of remaining BC are all IF starters. How many will still be around next season/who replaces them?

  10. willedav said, on March 31, 2022 at 10:30 am

    Krizan is 32 and turns 33 this June, drafted 2011 by Tigers. Slash line at Sac (110 games) of .316/.367/.492 for .859 OPS 16 bombs 26 doubles.
    Played 42 games a 1b, 36 at 2b, 22 at 3b. LH. Was it J T Snow that did some River Cats and Giants TV games last year (mostly awful)? Whomever I was listening to thought Krizan could hit ML pitching.

  11. Bozo said, on March 31, 2022 at 10:51 am

    I read that Will Clark will be throwing out the first pitch for the Flying Squirrels on their opener,

  12. Winder said, on March 31, 2022 at 11:32 am

    It already seems like it will be a somewhat chaotic year. Like more than a few have already said our pitching is gonna have to be our glue until things get figured out.

  13. alleykat69 said, on March 31, 2022 at 1:19 pm

    Dropping like flies for the team opener!
    Belt (who knows again with right knee soreness and no ST)
    Longoria ( out index finger surgery)
    Wade ( out left knee contusion)
    Yaz ( Quad pull left Tuesday game after 2 innings)
    Will be a Who’s Who LU for opening day..

  14. Winder said, on March 31, 2022 at 1:49 pm

    The fucking Rams just signed Bobby Wagner. I am convinced there is not salary cap if you work it. Things may come back and bite em in the ass but for now the rich just get richer.

    • unca_chuck said, on March 31, 2022 at 4:12 pm

      Meanwhile, Jiminy (I want to be a REAL quarterback!) Carapollo remains a Niner.

  15. willedav said, on March 31, 2022 at 2:56 pm

    Advantages of Chalk at Final four, per recruiting profiles per cbs story.
    Duke: 4 x 5 star 1 x 4 star in starting 5
    NC: 2 x 5 star 3 x 4 star
    Kansas: 4 x 4 stars (plus transfer Remy Martin was 4 star) 1 x 3 star
    Nova: 3 x 4 star (plus injured Moore and his replacement transfer)
    Pretty amazing that St. Peter’s and former coach Holloway got them to Elite 8 given type of guys he recruited and what he got them to accomplish.

  16. unca_chuck said, on March 31, 2022 at 4:11 pm

    Remy Martin? Is his lawyer Jackoby Meyers?

    • willedav said, on March 31, 2022 at 5:51 pm

      yeah I remember laughing when I first saw him as backup point guard in freshman season for Arizona State.
      Illini have a power forward named Coleman Hawkins. Dad Rodney played for San Diego State in late 80s, son attended Prolific Prep school over in Napa. Dunno what music Dad preferred, but Coleman Hawkins was legendary sax player who performed from early 1930s on into 1960s.

      • xoot said, on March 31, 2022 at 7:02 pm

        I’ve mentioned this before, but circa 1961 on the tv show Route 66,, Coleman Hawkins responded to a detective’s questions while he played on stage (to an all white audience). I hope he got well paid for that farce. His solo was fine, I thought. I found the video excerpt on vimeo, but apparently they don’t like to share. Check it out. It’s piquant.

  17. alleykat69 said, on March 31, 2022 at 5:18 pm

    Remy Martin VSOP is a quality Cognac,,

    And then theirs former Giants Pitcher Renie Martin who I watched play back in 82-84
    Not a great pitcher, but Damm that guy could hit!! Lifetime.301 hitter hit like .365 in 83? With 2 doubles and 2 triples!

  18. willedav said, on April 1, 2022 at 7:29 am

    Thanks to Xoot, found that clip of Coleman Hawkins and friends playing in club and in Ethel Waters hotel suite from Route 66. Tremendous.

  19. willedav said, on April 1, 2022 at 7:32 am

    MLBTR has story on rule changes, including ghost runner. Before May 2, clubs can send down someone with options and it will not count as one of 5. Also no limit on pitchers on staff before May 2 at which point teams limited to 13 pitchers max. So it’s possible Kap could go with 2 extra pitchers for 28 man roster to start season.

  20. Winder said, on April 1, 2022 at 8:09 am
    • Winder said, on April 1, 2022 at 8:18 am

      I didn’t go through vimeo but found this online.

      • Winder said, on April 1, 2022 at 8:19 am

        That was fun to watch.

  21. unca_chuck said, on April 1, 2022 at 11:36 am

    Route 66 was before my time, but that was pretty cool. Love the two vaguely uncomfortable white guys listening to the music in the hotel room. All I can think of is “One Adam-12, One Adam-12, robbery in progress at Vons Market on Studebaker” That show was my era.

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