Digest for alt.sports.baseball.sf-giants@googlegroups.com - 7 updates in 5 topics

Thursday, June 1, 2017

poldy <poldy@kfu.com>: May 31 11:57AM -0700

On 5/31/17 3:00 AM, Awesome Giants wrote:
> Strickland's favor if you count the penalty by innings: 36-3. :-)
 
> And if you think that the chances of Harper signing with the Giants are
> slim before, it's pretty much down to zero now. :-)
 
If he said I will only sign if you cut Strickland, it would be no problem.
 
Doesn't matter, Giants aren't going to spend $30-40 million a year,
especially if he can't have the same kind of production at AT&T.
 
Saw a lot of empty seats at last night's game. Lot of seagulls drifting
over the outfield though.
Awesome Giants <Giants@sf.giants>: Jun 01 05:19AM

>> Giants are slim before, it's pretty much down to zero now. :-)
 
> If he said I will only sign if you cut Strickland, it would be no
> problem.
 
No way he'd make a demand like that. It'd be too controversial.
And he has too many options, so it's much simpler to just choose
another team.

> Doesn't matter, Giants aren't going to spend $30-40 million a
> year, especially if he can't have the same kind of production at
> AT&T.
 
I can see the Giants spending $30M, but not $40M. Actually I'd be
surprised if any team spends $40M/yr, but then again, you never
know. Can't believe the guy's only 24 yr old.
 
Yanks and bums are 2 likely candidates. Yanks already have Judge in
RF. One of them will have to move to LF. The bums have Bellinger
in LF and Puig in RF. Puig's batting .229 but still leads the team
in RBI. Boston seems to have a weaker OF so maybe they'll go all
out.
 
It can also be a surprised team. I think the Giants shocked the
world when they signed Bonds in 1993.
 
> Saw a lot of empty seats at last night's game. Lot of seagulls
> drifting over the outfield though.
 
Attendance showed 41,266 so it was a sellout. Either a lot of them
stayed home or they left after the 5th when the score was 6-2 after
the Morris inning. But it was Samardzija pitching, so can't blame
the fans for staying home. :-)
poldy <poldy@kfu.com>: May 31 11:55AM -0700

On 5/31/17 2:57 AM, Awesome Giants wrote:
 
> Arroyo last 7 games: .077 BA, .154 SLG, .297 OPS
> Nunez last 7 games: .400 BA, .400 SLG, .838 OPS
 
> And Arroyo did go 0 for the week last week.
 
Oh well, another unpromising prospect.
 
Fun fact, Aaron Judge grew up in Norcal, a Giants fan.
 
The A's had drafted him in the 31st round out of HS and he apparently
had scholarships to play college football.
 
However, he wanted to play baseball and went to Fresno State where he
made the Louisville Slugger All-American team as a freshman and led his
school to the CWS in 2011 and 2012.
 
He didn't really light it up in college though, nothing like he's doing now.
 
So he was selected 32nd in the 2013 draft, as a compensatory pick for
the Yankees.
 
Giants selected Arroyo in that draft #25, out of high school in FL. The
pick was considered a surprise because Arroyo had committed to the UF
baseball program but he signed with the Giants.
 
Maybe the Giants need to have some scouts in CA ...
Awesome Giants <Giants@sf.giants>: Jun 01 05:14AM

> committed to the UF baseball program but he signed with the
> Giants.
 
> Maybe the Giants need to have some scouts in CA ...
 
Well, if every team passed on Judge once in the 1st round, that
means he didn't look that good to anybody, so can't really blame the
Giants. More like the Yanks got lucky.
 
When was the last time the Giants drafted an OF in the 1st round?
Almost seems like never! :-) I think the Giants have a different
philosophy when it comes to the draft. Pitchers and infielders are
1st priorities.
 
BTW Arroyo benched today yet the Giants lost so it broke the string,
but they have an excuse going against Sherzer.
Awesome Giants <Giants@sf.giants>: Jun 01 05:08AM

Cain dodged pitching in the Philly bandbox, got to pitch in the cozy
AT&T for the last game of the homestand. Not so lucky for the guys
after him.
 
Cain did pitch well after the 1st inning, but when you go head to head
with Scherzer, one 3-run HR is enough to doom you.
 
Maybe I shouldn't say "pitched well", since he was kinda in trouble
almost every inning. 2 runners on base in innings 1-4. In the 5th
someone hit a double, so RISP in every inning he pitched. Pretty lucky
to get out with 4 zeros. He probably would not have been so lucky if
this game were in Philly. Given his home/road ERA split, this is good
for the Giants. Unfortunately not good enough for a win.
"benf802961@aol.com" <benf802961@aol.com>: May 31 02:45PM -0700

How many players have played leftfield for the Giants so far? 10?
poldy <poldy@kfu.com>: May 31 11:59AM -0700

> so far this year giants shut out 6 times, giants have shut out their opposition, zero time.
 
You would hope the front office is looking at potential rentals from
teams which have fallen way out of any postseason possibility.
 
Of course, by the ASB, the Giants may more likely be sellers than buyers
in the rental market.
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