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  • #16
    Ok the run continues

    2007 Bonds sets HR record
    2007 Giants host ASG
    2008 Lincecum wins Cy Young
    2009 J Sanchez no-hitter
    2009 Lincecum wins Cy Young
    2010 Posey wins ROY
    2010 Giants set record going back to 1917 for most consecutive games allowing 3 runs or less
    2010 First WS championship in SF history
    2012 Cain Perfect game
    2012 Giants dominate ASG
    2012 Posey MVP
    2012 Giants win World Series

    GO GIANTS!
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    • #17
      Guys please indulge me with this story.

      On Wednesday I went down to LA for a final interview with 3 execs for a pretty nice job. The interview was supposed to last 1 hour. After 25 minutes, the senior VP stopped the interview, paid me some compliments and got the other 2 to agree the interview did not need to go any further. 45 minutes later while I was at the LAX airport, they called me and offered me the position. On Friday the "paper" offer was received.

      I went to a Nordstrom about 15 miles from my home to drop off some dress shoes (4 pair) - they have a shine stand and do a really nice job - I will get them in a day or 2. Anyway, the day before I received a gift card from Tommy Bahama and they have a store real close to the Nordstrom so I went in and asked the details of the gift card. Since I was in the store, I did a quick browse and saw a really cool Tommy Bahama SF Giants sweater - unfortunately they did not have my size. I asked when the next shipment was coming in (if there was one) and he said they are actually expecting a shipment of "special" 2012 World Series SF Giants sweaters any day. And then a few minutes later, guess what was delivered? I tried on a large and it was a perfect fit, but he said all these were pre-ordered and spoken for. He said I could order one and it would be here in 7-10 days. I begged and begged and begged and they let me buy one on the spot. I can tell you the pictures do not do it justice, It is spectacularly beautiful.

      GO GIANTS!



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      1. The more I learn, the more convinced I am that many players are over-rated due to inflated stats from offensive home parks (and eras)
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      • #18
        Roy, you are on a Roll!! Buy some lottery tickets quick!!
        “Well, I like to say I’m completely focused, right? I mean, the game’s on the line. It’s not like I’m thinking about what does barbecue Pop Chips and Cholula taste like. Because I already know that answer — it tastes friggin’ awesome!"--Brian Wilson

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        • #19
          So the Giants may be interested in Nick Swisher after all.

          http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/blog/jo...swisher-market
          Strikeouts are boring! Besides that, they're fascist. Throw some ground balls - it's more democratic.-Crash Davis

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          • #20
            Swisher isn't exactly the kind of guy I'd expect Sabes to go after. He's not the defender I'd like out there, especially in CF. I'd be OK with him in LF, but I'd be hesitant to go to a four year contract.
            “Well, I like to say I’m completely focused, right? I mean, the game’s on the line. It’s not like I’m thinking about what does barbecue Pop Chips and Cholula taste like. Because I already know that answer — it tastes friggin’ awesome!"--Brian Wilson

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            • #21
              Originally posted by KHenry14 View Post
              Swisher isn't exactly the kind of guy I'd expect Sabes to go after. He's not the defender I'd like out there, especially in CF. I'd be OK with him in LF, but I'd be hesitant to go to a four year contract.
              I agree that four years is too long.
              Strikeouts are boring! Besides that, they're fascist. Throw some ground balls - it's more democratic.-Crash Davis

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              • #22
                I noticed on baseball reference .com they have the 2012 MVP voting and I think it is wrong

                My undertsanding was that Posey got 27 first place votes and no one else got more than 3

                But BB-ref lists Posey with 20 1st place votes and Braun with 10?
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                • #23
                  pagan signs
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                  • #24
                    I'm wondering if one reason for the contract was the struggles of Gary Brown in AA?
                    “Well, I like to say I’m completely focused, right? I mean, the game’s on the line. It’s not like I’m thinking about what does barbecue Pop Chips and Cholula taste like. Because I already know that answer — it tastes friggin’ awesome!"--Brian Wilson

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by KHenry14 View Post
                      I'm wondering if one reason for the contract was the struggles of Gary Brown in AA?
                      Right now Gary Brown is a big ? for the Giants. His 2012 season at AA Richmond was quite a disappointment. I read Keith Law's writings and I have a great respect for his knowledge about scouting prospects. He's never been that high on Brown, thinks he'll hit for zero power and have poor walk rates in the majors. But Law also said that Brown could still be a solid major league who hits .300 and plays great defense. I Also, Brown is not a young prospect. He's already 24 years old. He does have great tools, so I am hoping he can translate his tools into production. I wonder if he'll start 2013 back at AA Richmond or be promoted to AAA Fresno?

                      Here is what Law said about Brown before the 2012 season. Brown was the only Giant (#68) that was on Law's 2012 Top 100 Prospects list.

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                      Brown is at least a 70 runner who covers a ton of ground in center field and profiles as an above-average regular in the big leagues because of the value he'll add on defense.

                      He is one of the fastest right-handed hitters I've ever clocked from home to first -- the fastest is the prospect at the top of this list -- and his hands are very quick, allowing him to stay inside the ball well. But his swing is very linear and he doesn't let the ball travel, so there's not much present or future power here. And while he makes a ton of contact he's never been a high-walk guy to potentially generate .400 OBPs.

                      He'll probably end up cast as a leadoff type because of his speed, but I see more of a .300 hitter without great secondary skills who saves 10 runs a year with his glove in center.

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                      IMO the key to Brown being a successful major leaguer is to draw walks and hit .300. If he has zero power that's ok. A guy with his speed, that plays great defense, and hits .300 with a good OBP will be a valuable player in AT&T Park even if he hits 8 home runs a year..
                      Strikeouts are boring! Besides that, they're fascist. Throw some ground balls - it's more democratic.-Crash Davis

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                      • #26
                        The Giants may be interested in Ryan Ludwick or Scott Hairston.

                        http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2012/1...gers-cubs.html
                        Strikeouts are boring! Besides that, they're fascist. Throw some ground balls - it's more democratic.-Crash Davis

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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by Honus Wagner Rules View Post
                          The Giants may be interested in Ryan Ludwick or Scott Hairston.

                          http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2012/1...gers-cubs.html
                          What's up with Scutaro? I'm expecting him to be re-signed by the Giants.
                          "Chuckie doesn't take on 2-0. Chuckie's hackin'." - Chuck Carr two days prior to being released by the Milwaukee Brewers

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                          • #28
                            Originally posted by Ben Grimm View Post
                            What's up with Scutaro? I'm expecting him to be re-signed by the Giants.
                            No idea. I think the Giants do want to sign Scutaro.
                            Strikeouts are boring! Besides that, they're fascist. Throw some ground balls - it's more democratic.-Crash Davis

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                            • #29
                              Scutaro's age is way up there and his value and interest with other teams is also getting up there

                              The Giants are probably better suited to lose Scutaro than any other free agent with Theriot (who started most of last year) still around
                              1. The more I learn, the more convinced I am that many players are over-rated due to inflated stats from offensive home parks (and eras)
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                              3. My table top gaming blog: http://cary333.blogspot.com/

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                              • #30
                                4 Giants win Gibby Awards

                                Greatness in Baseball Yearly Awards went to catcher Buster Posey (Comeback Player of the Year), right-hander Sergio Romo (top setup reliever), third baseman Pablo Sandoval (postseason Most Valuable Player) and right-hander Matt Cain (pitching performance of the year).

                                http://sanfrancisco.giants.mlb.com/n...ews_sf&c_id=sf
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