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Cueto Finally Gone

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on April 5, 2022

18 wins. 2.96 ERA. 1.09 WHIP. 219 innings. Man, that was an incredible year we got from Cueto. Sadly, that was the only year we got from Cueto. Not gonna hate on the guy, he got hurt and that’s nobody’s fault. But we gave him 125 million dollars for essentially one useful season.

Good luck in Chicago, I guess.

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  1. Flavor said, on April 5, 2022 at 6:03 am

    Carstie Clausen
    Mon, Apr 4, 5:44 PM (12 hours ago)
    to me

    Flav: A few obvious takes here, for what they’re worth. -stix

    Back to the Bay, hey, hey. Say hey, Disco looks ready for the dance what with his 4.2 with three hits and a walk given up. No runs embellished by five special K’s. Again, the Rotation looks to be the strength of the team. Lots of ups and downs—speed-bumps ahead with the Bullies, though, as Leone had his second ragged outing, along with a few good ones. Pair of doubles, not so good. Brebbia a pleasant surprise with zero response from batters, except that the 3 in the 9th were all fly-balls. He will join several on the yo-yo between SF and Sac-ville, is my guess. Roy Rogers better get his shit together over the rest of April. May help a bit to get away from the frisbee melting desert.

    Rust was really showing in Belt’s second outing. It may take him a while. BB9 fell to a couple of K’s, as did Slater and Bart. Zero for 4 performances by both Belt and Ruf doesn’t look good on the scorecard. Bart was 0 for three (learning curve on MLB pitching will show ups and downs in April and maybe May. ) Long-term outlook: Pretty not too bad. On the other side of the offense, Crawdaddy who started out a bit slow was locked in with his dinger. Luke Williams, a RH hitting outfielder and mostly a career minor-leaguer, probably will not start the season in The Show, but definitely looks to be on the short-list, particularly if one of the L.H. overdo gets injured or traded. Mauricio could be a fairly steady performer. They must have been swinging away today as SF drew only a single base on balls, and that by a Scrubbini. If Ramos gets into the swing of things in the PCL, he could just edge someone out of a full-time job, thus getting trade-winds a blowin for one of those LH bats.

    As I noted several games ago, Estrada may emerge as a diamond in the rough. He’s getting the hits, plus he cranked that Dinger. Quite possible that guy fully emerges this season as a steal from the YankMe’s. Pretty solid throughout the spring and he likely will be the starting third sacker in a few days time. If and when Longo re-emerges…after some post S.T. in AAA his lofty salary will get him back that post, leaving Theiro as a 5 times a week fill-in utility-man. But if he continues to heat it up over the next bunch of weeks, we just might could be looking at a resurrection-lite of Lou Gehrig’s entrance as a temporary replacement for the vet.

    When S.T. started out with a record of 2-5, the presence of all those hopefuls (and a few rusty vets) didn’t look so good starting out. Now Los Gigantes are in positive territory with an 8-7 record—six and two as they pick up the pace. So I’m sticking with that 92 win projection.

  2. Bozo said, on April 5, 2022 at 6:20 am

    Good for Cueto to get a $4 mil minor league contract, we didn’t get more than 100 innings a year from him, but he was fun to watch. Hope he does well.

    I’m sticking with my 3/25 prediction that “Estrada will play a key role”.

    Off topic, am I the only one who thinks Ripken is an ass?

    • djloo27 said, on April 5, 2022 at 4:24 pm

      He is absolutely an ass…

  3. willedav said, on April 5, 2022 at 7:14 am

    Cueto was fun to watch; hope there is still something left in tank.

  4. alleykat69 said, on April 5, 2022 at 7:42 am

    Johnny Cueto had more gyration moves then Elvis Presley,he was hilarious with his double/triple shimmy move executed to perfection.He really was solid his first year,I thought he was going to win 20 games then stumbled at the end some,
    One thing for sure he was under the Sabes/Evans regime of wild spending, you won’t ever see the 100 mil contracts dished out by Z/H that’s just not going to be their m.o and I’ve come to peace with it when they don’t get involved with FÃ hitters with huge contracts demands.Hell they build this team with retread pitching and defense and it’s been working,the record speaks for itself..

    • Flavor said, on April 5, 2022 at 8:00 am

      I’m going to need to see this again before i buy in completely. Not 107, just compete all year, win total in the low-mid 90s.

      • Bozo said, on April 5, 2022 at 9:10 am

        It feels kinda strange that they could win 20 less games this year, but still make the playoffs.

  5. willedav said, on April 5, 2022 at 8:17 am

    hmmnn NYT story says Elon Musk owns more shares of Twitter stock than anyone.
    Great line, “Now Mr. Musk is putting his money where he mouths off.”

  6. alleykat69 said, on April 5, 2022 at 8:18 am

    I’m going with 94 wins still..
    They barely missed the playoffs in the stupid pandemic season,then blow everyone away in baseball with 107 when they’re supposed to be rebuilding?
    To me there onto something special for years to come.One thing I firmly believe is that they have the best coaching staff in baseball that adds 5 wins to their totals( James step in) they are all in sync with Kapler’s moves other teams are starting to use their approach now..

  7. willedav said, on April 5, 2022 at 8:27 am

    Great column from Baggs in Athletic on Giants roster going into season etc. He was really impressed by what he saw at Minors camp and mentioned few guys rated below big prospect names that might help eventually.

    Z went all in on spending $$ on pitching, adding a few minor position player pieces (where he’s had good luck) in hopes last year’s great offense can provide near as much run scoring and power as last year. I think this is a solid plan as there is dearth of starters at higher levels of minors. Giants seem to do great job developing pen guys to ML level and it will interesting to see how well new additions to rotation can complement Webb Wood DeSclafani.

  8. willedav said, on April 5, 2022 at 8:52 am

    wow MLB gives OK to use this season of new pitch.com signaling device. Up to 3 position players can get in on signs as relayed from C. ESPN story has Yanks Severino raving about it after using it Saturday in game with C Higashioka.

    • Winder said, on April 5, 2022 at 10:25 am

      Just read about that. It sounds like it might be good for the game. It also might limit shifting in some cases. Plus it just might reduce a few errors. Now all we need is robo ump.

  9. Flavor said, on April 5, 2022 at 10:29 am

    • unca_chuck said, on April 5, 2022 at 6:16 pm

      10 lb plates? 20 lb bar? Come on, man.

      • djloo27 said, on April 5, 2022 at 6:57 pm

        Was thinking that, but they look so much bigger.
        Could they be 10kg?

      • unca_chuck said, on April 6, 2022 at 8:27 am

        They sound plastic

  10. willedav said, on April 5, 2022 at 12:06 pm

    Baggs said Brebbia has regained velo and is throwing well.

  11. mrsprtdude said, on April 5, 2022 at 1:23 pm

    That’s insane!! Over rotate and bar hits you knee. Breaks it.

    • Winder said, on April 5, 2022 at 2:42 pm

      Yeah, that really seems stupid to do. Can’t be all that good on the back either, but when you are young a lot people think they are invincible.

    • unca_chuck said, on April 5, 2022 at 6:17 pm

      Those are 10 lb weights.

      • djloo27 said, on April 5, 2022 at 7:01 pm

        Could be 10 kg, Chuck which = 22 lbs.
        I really don’t know…

  12. willedav said, on April 5, 2022 at 3:13 pm

    Question for East Coast: Anyone ever see NYC playground legend Pearl Washington live, HS college or otherwise? I’m reading this great new book “The Big East” by Dana O’Neil, in which she describes him as, “Widely considered the best guard to come out of NYC in decades.”

    • Macdog said, on April 5, 2022 at 3:30 pm

      I likely saw Washington play with the Nets, not exactly his career peak. What a tremendous college player, though. I went to school about an hour from Syracuse when he was there but never got to a game, looking back a minor regret.

      • willedav said, on April 5, 2022 at 3:46 pm

        mm thanks Mac. this from John Thompson Jr.: “Someone asked me who was the most difficult player to guard, and I said Pearl Washington. We were known for defense, and if we pressured Pearl, he went by us, and if we came to him, he still went by us.”

      • djloo27 said, on April 5, 2022 at 6:49 pm

        Nope, never did.
        Liked those Syracuse teams.
        Big East in its heyday…

  13. unca_chuck said, on April 5, 2022 at 6:24 pm

    Saw him pitch a couple times, and he was masterful in both games. Both easy wins.

    Sucks he couldn’t stay healthy because he’s a fun guy to watch pitch.

    • djloo27 said, on April 5, 2022 at 7:31 pm

      A great competitor even with the silliness.
      He wouldn’t mail it in even if he gave up a few early in a game.
      He’d still battle and hang in for 5-6 innings…

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