Thursday, July 30, 2015

So.. Giants didn't get Hamels OR Price: It'll be Okay...

Yes that's David Price wearing a Blue Jays hat....

So the Giants reportedly went hard after Hamels, to the point where he even waived his no-trade clause to the Giants only to lose out to the Rangers.

Then they lost out on David Price for a spectacular overpay of talent by the Blue Jays...

And it'll all be okay.

This isn't just because the Dodgers weren't able to land either of them (which is hilarious by the way).  No it's because even without adding a front line starter, the Giants have enough to make another run this postseason.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Crawnik All Stars!

Brandon Crawford and Joe Panik are in the All Star game!  It had to take an eye popping stat or story for me to come out of blogger hibernation and here it was when I was doing some research as to how good these guys really are.  

Sure, I've been watching them, sure they're gold glove level defenders and yes they've had great offensive seasons so far this year.  BUT Bochy is manager of the NL All Stars by virtue of the Giants being defending World Series Champions.  You can't fault him for a bit of homerism and picking his own guys even if it were to snub other deserving stars.  

Here's the thing.  They don't just deserve to be there.  They deserve to start.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Trading Brandon Belt

Brandon Belt hitting a dinger.  Getty Images
Hah, gotcha!  No the Giants are not trading the beloved baby giraffe but with the July 31st non-waiver trade deadline approaching I can tell you right now that the Giants will not be receiving any "big name" stars before the trade deadline.

That is because every GM who is giving 'ol Sabes a call from now til July 31st is asking about one man and one man only:  Brandon Belt.

Brandon Belt most assuredly is not going anywhere, he is too young, too talented and for the meantime too cheap for the Giants to want to move him for anyone.  The list of guys who the Giants would part with Brandon Belt for is probably all of 2 people: Jose Altuve and that guy who just destroyed a ball to center field tonight against Bumgarner, Giancarlo Stanton.  Neither of these guys will be had for merely Brandon Belt, and the Giants simply don't have anything they could add to that deal that would make it work.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Why we love Baseball and Tim Lincecum

My love for baseball was encapsulated today in 113 pitches 

The no-hitter or perfect game is one of the most beautiful things in sports.  The buildup during the game, after each inning of no-hit ball or perfect frames.  

Today was no different.  After the 3rd inning I was already taking notice.  First of all, this is Tim Lincecum, yeah that guy we all said was finished and never got through the 1st inning unscathed let alone the first three.  So he allowed one walk, and was extremely economical with his pitches. 

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Brian Sabean is a Genius: Morse and Hudson Making Sabes Look Good

Sanchez congratulating Morse on being Awesome
I'm going to be Captain Obvious for a second, or as announcer Duane Kuiper put it a week ago on a post-game show, Captain Mr. Obvious.

  • Mike Morse is the best hitter on the Giants.
  • Tim Hudson is the best pitcher on the Giants.
  • Both these players were not members of the 2013 Giants.
  • The Giants are currently the best and hottest team in baseball.
As obvious as these points are, I don't think we fully understand the magnitude of the impact these two players have had on this Giants team.  

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Jean Machi will NOT take Sergio Romo's Job... Probably...

Take that Sky!

There are reasons that baseball fans make terrible baseball managers, and here's one of them.

Sergio Romo who got tonight's save despite some Brian Wilson-esque torture at the end has had a couple bad games.

3 bad games to be exact and there are already people calling for his replacement.

The reason why people have nothing to talk about (myself included) is that this Giants team is so good this year we have to nitpick at anything that goes wrong.  Hunter Pence lost his scooter?!?! Get the UN, the President and Bat Kid on the phone!!...  See what I mean?

Friday, April 25, 2014

The Kung Fu Pricetag

It has been 22 games now and yes I know I haven't checked in, but as baseball goes, there really isn't anything to talk about until you're about 20 games in.  

Giants are 12-10, a half game out of first in a very close NL West and Pablo Sandoval's agent is that kid in class who looks away from the teacher saying "don't pick me, don't pick me don't pick me!"

That's because one of the story lines early this season has been that Pablo's agent told Brian Sabean he wanted a "minimum" of 5 years $90 million.  That' figure happens to be Hunter Pence's contract which he signed this year, or to Pablo, just a couple hundred trips to the buffet line.  

The Giants thoughtfully countered with a 3 year $40 million proposal which was promptly rejected by Pablo's camp.  

Through 22 games, Pablo is hitting .165 with 2 home runs and 6 RBI's.  He's thrown up a goose egg in 10 games this year and has just not shown any consistency at the plate despite his smaller frame.  Well he did lose the weight, so at least he's better on defense right?  Nope.  3 errors and waching him get victimized by Dee Gordon bunt single after bunt single, you just hope he doesn't throw it away.  

So, no he's not worth 5 years 90 million.  But is he going to get it? Possibly.