In Zaidi we trust - The Giants

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Because they are the best team in MLB and no one saw this coming this year

Bee OK, Wednesday, 4 August 2021 06:53 (two years ago) link

lol, that was supposed to be 2021 Giants but i'm drunk as i met up with old friends tonight

Bee OK, Wednesday, 4 August 2021 06:55 (two years ago) link

anyways, the Giants lost to Bumgarner tonight because of course they did

the Dodgers also lost, so today was just another day but they are running out. nothing gained but also nothing lost

Bee OK, Wednesday, 4 August 2021 06:59 (two years ago) link

but they are running out *of time

Bee OK, Wednesday, 4 August 2021 07:01 (two years ago) link

this team is magic this year.

they were down four going into the 9th inning. D-backs removed their starting pitcher who was dominating and the Giants came back to win. oh yeah, someone named Kris Bryant starting the came back and scored the extra run in the 10th to win it.

Bee OK, Friday, 6 August 2021 01:55 (two years ago) link

I don’t understand how this team is doing it.

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Friday, 6 August 2021 04:04 (two years ago) link

They were already halfway there last year, with a lineup hitting the snot out of the ball in the shortened season but lacked pitching/bullpen depth and Buster Posey.

Also, plate discipline. So much plate discipline.

octobeard, Friday, 6 August 2021 04:22 (two years ago) link

there is something special going on this year

the Giants are playing the Brewers and they have faced some of the best pitchers i have seen this year: Burnes, Woodruff and their bullpen. Giants were down by one in the ninth and somehow tied the score (it was unbelievable). in the 10th they scored three runs but the Brewers came back and scored three runs to tie the score, it was a gut punch but this is 2021. in the 11th the Giants scored four runs to finally end the game.

Kris Bryant 3-4

Bee OK, Sunday, 8 August 2021 03:41 (two years ago) link

Yeah they are like perma locked in. The defensive flexibility and depth make them like a mesh network team. It's incredibly fun to watch, and it's reminiscent of the EYBS teams postseason play but all year.

octobeard, Sunday, 8 August 2021 06:47 (two years ago) link

wild win tonight vs the diamondbacks

sknybrg, Wednesday, 11 August 2021 05:12 (two years ago) link

i know the dbacks are the cellar dwellers of the division but they play the Giants well. the Giants have had to come back way too many times this year against them this year. i'm actually glad the Giants don't have to play them too many more times this year.

Bee OK, Wednesday, 11 August 2021 18:56 (two years ago) link

Narrator: "SF is 13-2 vs. AZ this season."

Profiles in Liquid Courage (WmC), Wednesday, 11 August 2021 19:03 (two years ago) link

Giants win and the Dodgers lose, Giants are now five games up in the NL West

Bee OK, Friday, 13 August 2021 04:45 (two years ago) link

Brandon Crawford will stay in the Bay pic.twitter.com/9u0oYC1EOC

— SFGiants (@SFGiants) August 13, 2021

Bee OK, Saturday, 14 August 2021 05:17 (two years ago) link

So Crawford's 2/$32M extension is officially the biggest deal Farhan Zaidi has handed out as #SFGiants president of baseball operations.

— Ben Kaspick (@BenKaspick) August 13, 2021

Bee OK, Saturday, 14 August 2021 05:18 (two years ago) link

games are getting more and more intense. not sure why the Mets manager took out Walker but this was not a good game by the Giants. the Giants needs five outs to get out of a bases loaded ninth but they did. i might say this was one of their flatter games but somehow still won.

there is something about this team this year

Bee OK, Thursday, 26 August 2021 02:21 (two years ago) link

Kapler is a Greta Van Fleet fan

brimstead, Thursday, 26 August 2021 02:53 (two years ago) link

the Giants probably put the nail in the coffin by sweeping the Mets. tonight they should not have lost but the first pitch got them, they are flat right now.

Bee OK, Saturday, 28 August 2021 05:59 (two years ago) link

in other words the season is starting to catch up to them to the naked eye

Bee OK, Saturday, 28 August 2021 06:01 (two years ago) link

Webb pitched a gem tonight, the Giants finally played their brand of baseball and had a win over the ATL

every game is becoming bigger and bigger

Bee OK, Sunday, 29 August 2021 05:23 (two years ago) link

one of the worst days in my life

after having the best record in baseball and being on top after more than 100 days it all come crashing down tonight

i feel the Giants need to win the division this year and that is more important than winning another World Series. in 2014, the Giants Won the World Series despite not winning the division, the Dodgers reign in the West needs to end and this year felt right

also this Texas, supreme court thing really bothers me

why go on...

Bee OK, Thursday, 2 September 2021 06:49 (two years ago) link

There’s still time, you’ve got a month of games and fangraphs puts your playoff odds at 100% (lol)

Michael F Gill, Thursday, 2 September 2021 16:41 (two years ago) link

if only bee ok had known that the giants would be back in first 15 hours later

rip

mookieproof, Thursday, 2 September 2021 22:21 (two years ago) link

Pour one out

Michael F Gill, Thursday, 2 September 2021 23:37 (two years ago) link

Y'all know it's only his stress level that's keeping the plane in the air, right

Profiles in Liquid Courage (WmC), Friday, 3 September 2021 02:29 (two years ago) link

he died as he lived; only paying attention when his team was good, then somehow making it all about himself

fly high, frontrunner

mookieproof, Friday, 3 September 2021 03:21 (two years ago) link

Press F to pay respects

Michael F Gill, Friday, 3 September 2021 05:01 (two years ago) link

i was a bit too emotional the other night, i get to invested in this shit. sorry everyone.

Bee OK, Friday, 3 September 2021 21:12 (two years ago) link

and no mookie, i pay attention on the down years too and buy Extra Innings every single year, i just took a long break from ILB is all, as see above (too invested).

Bee OK, Friday, 3 September 2021 21:15 (two years ago) link

Imagine if you were a Padres fan right now, oy vey

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Friday, 3 September 2021 21:49 (two years ago) link

Sure, our extremely expensive, all-in season is falling apart, but at least we've never won a title

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Friday, 3 September 2021 21:50 (two years ago) link

The only thing that would bring me down this year is if the Giants lose to the Dodgers in the postseason and/or the Bums win it all again.

This season is already found money (I mean they sit at 85 wins right now... a total that I would have considered amazing progress if they ended that way). They have a top 10 farm now. Tons of money coming off the books. Possibility of signing Bryant. Proven elite hitting can happen at 24 Willie Mays Plaza without the roids. I can go on. They should be competitive for some time now and the best Faidi years are still ahead. I don't see them pulling off a WS win this year since the starting pitching is completely unreliable outside of Webb, but they could get close.

Padres have had a classic case of "celebrating at half time" a la the Falcons in the Super Bowl and a ton of injuries. They can still sneak in and grab a Wild Card spot though. They remind me a bit of the 2nd half 2016 Giants but with 1000% more hubris. Until they win something that hubris will only hinder them. Perhaps they need to lose more before they truly can pull one out, a la the Dodgers.

octobeard, Friday, 3 September 2021 23:03 (two years ago) link

Speaking of - Dodgers are expected to win 100+, expected to win the division, expected to go deep and/or win it all.

Anything short of that is a satisfying dose of schadenfreude.

octobeard, Friday, 3 September 2021 23:06 (two years ago) link

what a game tonight, thou the Giants never scored an insurance run as they had to have around 12 chances with running in scoring position. to lose this game would have been heartbreaking.

Bee OK, Saturday, 4 September 2021 06:42 (two years ago) link

2 out of three and take the series season versus the Dodgers. that will work.

Bee OK, Monday, 6 September 2021 02:44 (two years ago) link

first team to 90 wins and 40 games over .500

first team to sweep the Rockies this year at their park

Bee OK, Wednesday, 8 September 2021 23:00 (two years ago) link

a sweep on the road and go 6 - 0, will take it

Bee OK, Sunday, 12 September 2021 21:37 (two years ago) link

Wilmer Flores had a big game. Fun nail biter of a game

sknybrg, Sunday, 12 September 2021 22:03 (two years ago) link

clinched a playoff birth tonight for 2021

Bee OK, Tuesday, 14 September 2021 04:39 (two years ago) link

incredible year (so far)

Bee OK, Tuesday, 14 September 2021 04:39 (two years ago) link

bullpen game bit them on the ass tonight

Bee OK, Thursday, 16 September 2021 06:20 (two years ago) link

San Diego had to win a game, just wish it came against the Dodgers instead of losing six

Bee OK, Thursday, 16 September 2021 06:21 (two years ago) link

.@stevekornacki's model gives the Giants a 76.4% chance of winning the NL West 👀 pic.twitter.com/xQuP4AiOBJ

— SF Giants on NBCS (@NBCSGiants) September 16, 2021

Bee OK, Thursday, 16 September 2021 22:53 (two years ago) link

1 is better than 2

Bee OK, Saturday, 18 September 2021 05:03 (two years ago) link

What a game

Bee OK, Saturday, 18 September 2021 05:03 (two years ago) link

haha! what an ending

sknybrg, Saturday, 18 September 2021 05:06 (two years ago) link

I screwed that up

2 up on the Dodgers is better than 1

Bee OK, Saturday, 18 September 2021 05:09 (two years ago) link

you can't make this stuff up. Giants cruising and put their closer on the IL today. up comes Rogers and gives up three in the bottom of the ninth. Giants tie it in the bottom of the ninth on their last strike. and then...

Bee OK, Saturday, 18 September 2021 06:27 (two years ago) link

KEVIN GAUSMAN WALK-OFF SAC FLY!
REPEAT: KEVIN GAUSMAN WALK-OFF SAC FLY! pic.twitter.com/M0tART2yUP

— SF Giants on NBCS (@NBCSGiants) September 18, 2021

Bee OK, Saturday, 18 September 2021 06:27 (two years ago) link

Dominic Leone has been something this year. has been the opener when the Giants are throwing way too many bullpen games. tonight he closed the game.

what a year

Bee OK, Sunday, 19 September 2021 04:08 (two years ago) link

Well, this would just about end things for Joey Bart in San Francisco. https://t.co/wstGM8vrOo

— Andrew Baggarly (@extrabaggs) December 19, 2023

really nice depth acquisition, Tom Murphy was the Mariners backup catcher for the last two seasons but more importantly for the Giants: the man can hit and is a great pinch hitter. His main problem is staying healthy.

mojo dojo casas house (gyac), Tuesday, 19 December 2023 00:39 (three months ago) link

The writing has been on the wall for Bart but still a bit sad for the second overall pick. I wish him well.

Thanks for the scouting report on Tom Murphy, a hitting catcher is becoming more and more rare. So it sounds like a good backup for Bailey.

Bee OK, Tuesday, 19 December 2023 02:25 (three months ago) link

Pretty stoked for the Grandfather of the Wind to bring some KBO swagger

brimstead, Tuesday, 19 December 2023 03:01 (three months ago) link

https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2023/12/dusty-baker-discussing-potential-role-with-giants.html

The Great Dusty Baker tells ⁦@FightinHydrant⁩ and ⁦@JDumasReports⁩ that he is talking to the Giants about a possible role with the team. pic.twitter.com/ZBUPfdBm3H

— 95.7 The Game (@957thegame) December 29, 2023

Bee OK, Saturday, 30 December 2023 05:32 (three months ago) link

If you're not a fan of the Dodgers, Yankees or maybe the Braves I hardly see the point:
https://www.sfgate.com/giants/article/farhan-zaidi-explains-free-agency-woes-giants-18588437.php

Bee OK, Thursday, 4 January 2024 21:56 (three months ago) link

I…didn’t take that from that. Charles Johnson is insanely wealthy. He could easily afford to spend more on the team if he felt like it, instead of contributing to Christian fundamentalist super PACs or whatever the fuck he does with his money. Have the Giants actually landed a top free agent since Bonds?

Also, the Belt mention at the end stung because they paid Joc twice as much to be half as good and to hang out in the clubhouse playing cards. Will forever hate the decision to let Belt walk.

mojo dojo casas house (gyac), Thursday, 4 January 2024 22:30 (three months ago) link

one month passes...

Pitchers and catchers have reported.

For me its all about one thing and one thing only, the Giants. Hope it's not as boring as last year.

Bee OK, Saturday, 17 February 2024 02:55 (one month ago) link

Tom Murphy, Lee and Soler…that’s a lot of improvement to a bad lineup from last year.

Roman Anthony gets on his horse (gyac), Saturday, 17 February 2024 03:04 (one month ago) link

The offense was a problem but I think most of it had to do with the opener or maybe no pitching.

Still the staff, so far, this year leaves a lot to be desired.

Bee OK, Saturday, 17 February 2024 03:20 (one month ago) link

Still very excited for this year, as there is nothing like Baseball!

Bee OK, Saturday, 17 February 2024 03:26 (one month ago) link

Too funny and I don't think he will make the team:

https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2024/02/giants-to-sign-pablo-sandoval-to-non-roster-deal.html

Bee OK, Sunday, 18 February 2024 00:25 (one month ago) link

He’s still only 37!

Roman Anthony gets on his horse (gyac), Sunday, 18 February 2024 00:38 (one month ago) link

lol awesome

brimstead, Sunday, 18 February 2024 03:00 (one month ago) link

Hope it's not as boring as last year.

You and me both. It's one thing to be a bad team, it's another to be boring.

octobeard, Sunday, 18 February 2024 20:23 (one month ago) link

two weeks pass...

Never forget:
https://cdn.uni-watch.com/app/uploads/2024/02/GG9zdaOWoAES07E-1.jpeg

Bee OK, Thursday, 7 March 2024 05:33 (one month ago) link

rooting hard for that dude this season

brimstead, Thursday, 7 March 2024 16:58 (one month ago) link

For context and will be my last post about this:

https://www.sfgate.com/giants/article/casey-schmitt-nsfw-pants-photo-good-humor-gf-18705744.php

Schmitt’s girlfriend celebrated his birthday with an Instagram post captioned, “Happy birthday my love i’m nuts about you ;).”

Bee OK, Friday, 8 March 2024 07:25 (one month ago) link

https://www.nbcsportsbayarea.com/mlb/san-francisco-giants/j-d-davis-placed-waivers-giants/1711179/

Davis now can be claimed by another organization, with the Giants getting only salary relief. Last year's starting third baseman is owed $6.9 million this season after beating the Giants in an arbitration hearing last month, but because he went to a hearing, the Giants can potentially release him and pay a prorated portion of that salary if he is not claimed.

Bee OK, Sunday, 10 March 2024 02:05 (one month ago) link

Learning something new, so they release him and only pay a small fee.

Bee OK, Sunday, 10 March 2024 02:06 (one month ago) link

Someone will pick him up. I’d be really surprised if the Mariners don’t try for him.

Roman Anthony gets on his horse (gyac), Sunday, 10 March 2024 02:14 (one month ago) link

No one picked up JD Davis and so the Giants released him saving almost six million. Nice move Zaidi, the Giants already had a rough time signing players and this will definitely help.

Bee OK, Monday, 11 March 2024 19:55 (one month ago) link

Yeah it’s shit behaviour

Roman Anthony gets on his horse (gyac), Monday, 11 March 2024 21:15 (one month ago) link

Can't believe they're replacing Renel Brooks-Moon. So weird. She's been their announcer as long as I've lived here.

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Monday, 18 March 2024 22:11 (four weeks ago) link

Yeah woke up to that news and it's been bugging me all day. Her voice is pure joy and a major texture that contributes to the great experience of going to the park. This feels either petty or cheap - I can't really be convinced of any other motive here. It also shows how completely out of with the fans the org is at this stage which isn't going to help put buts in seats.

octobeard, Monday, 18 March 2024 22:54 (four weeks ago) link

That fucking sucks. She was also pretty amazing as a morning show DJ back in the 00s.

brimstead, Monday, 18 March 2024 22:59 (four weeks ago) link

https://www.sfgate.com/giants/article/dave-tobener-renel-brooks-moon-giants-departure-19206161.php

Sounds like this is about money. This organization is going down hill fast.

Bee OK, Tuesday, 19 March 2024 01:34 (four weeks ago) link

I was just reading Brisbee’s piece about this in The Athletic. Total nonsense.

Roman Anthony gets on his horse (gyac), Tuesday, 19 March 2024 07:45 (four weeks ago) link

Snell to the Giants. At least some good news to distract from the bad yesterday. Rotation is legitimately one of the best in the league now. Could make some noise in the post season if they make it that far.

octobeard, Tuesday, 19 March 2024 18:10 (four weeks ago) link

2 year deal with an opt out though. Win now situation, which is weird to say about this team. Would have probably preferred a 2-3 year deal to at least have some stability there, but with Ray coming back in the 2nd half and Harrison hopefully improving, perhaps Snell leaving in the off season won't be a huge concern.

octobeard, Tuesday, 19 March 2024 18:15 (four weeks ago) link

Joey Bart made the team, Luciano and Matos were sent down and they cut the Panda today.

Bee OK, Thursday, 28 March 2024 18:58 (two weeks ago) link

Saw that. Hope Luciano can work it out.

Roman Anthony gets on his horse (gyac), Thursday, 28 March 2024 19:01 (two weeks ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GVzs0UZYfgI

brimstead, Thursday, 28 March 2024 19:10 (two weeks ago) link

Ok, I need to talk about this first series, as the fat tomorrow is just playing on house money.

Game 1: Webb and Darvish were dealing. Our bullpen guy was pitching batting practice, game was 59/50.

Game 2: Harrison can pitch, what a debut for 2024. Chapman can make a difference.

Game 3: Hicks experiment could work out and this team also has Snell?

Bee OK, Sunday, 31 March 2024 03:24 (two weeks ago) link

Jung Hoo Lee is already my favorite Giant.

Bee OK, Sunday, 31 March 2024 03:24 (two weeks ago) link

He’s so fucking good. Maybe not the best in the field but he’s got charisma and he hits!

Roman Anthony gets on his horse (gyac), Sunday, 31 March 2024 08:39 (two weeks ago) link

And yeah Kyle Harrison did really well in his start, love to see it

Roman Anthony gets on his horse (gyac), Sunday, 31 March 2024 08:39 (two weeks ago) link

I can see them winning 90 games

octobeard, Sunday, 31 March 2024 08:52 (two weeks ago) link

It’s such a shock to see them hitting well. They were dead at the plate last year. I loved Tom Murphy when he was a Mariner and if he stays healthy he’s *always* a problem in the lineup.

Roman Anthony gets on his horse (gyac), Sunday, 31 March 2024 09:02 (two weeks ago) link

I love him

OH MY GOD pic.twitter.com/qqWcsfW1lf

— jacob (@mikeyastrzemski) March 31, 2024

Roman Anthony gets on his horse (gyac), Sunday, 31 March 2024 16:49 (two weeks ago) link

The Giants DFA'd Joey Bart. Daulton Jefferies gets the roster spot and will start today.

— Alex Pavlovic (@PavlovicNBCS) March 31, 2024

Bee OK, Sunday, 31 March 2024 19:35 (two weeks ago) link

Jordan Hicks had a great start: 7 innings, 1 ER, 90 pitches. Really think he could go 8 against a worse lineup. I assume he’s not coming out for the 8th.

Roman Anthony gets on his horse (gyac), Friday, 5 April 2024 22:19 (one week ago) link

Now can they win? I'm not happy about this hole they've found themselves in. Tired of getting swept by the damn Dodgers

octobeard, Friday, 5 April 2024 22:59 (one week ago) link

Home opener walk off will do very nicely! Hbp + a double isn’t the prettiest but who fucking cares

Roman Anthony gets on his horse (gyac), Friday, 5 April 2024 23:05 (one week ago) link

Just watched the walk off, was working so I put it on pause a few times

Bee OK, Saturday, 6 April 2024 00:04 (one week ago) link

The games against the Dodgers weren't even fun to watch.

Bee OK, Saturday, 6 April 2024 00:05 (one week ago) link

That's tough 😬 pic.twitter.com/8HfkrVRP0X

— SF Giants on NBCS (@NBCSGiants) April 5, 2024

https://i.imgur.com/gFBuN11.png

citation needed (Steve Shasta), Saturday, 6 April 2024 05:35 (one week ago) link

Timestamp 😎

Kevin Gausman to Tyler Rogers after the game, on how much his rising slider moves: "You're going to hit a lefty in the face one day, and the guy's probably going to swing at it. Which is crazy to think about."

— Andrew Baggarly (@extrabaggs) April 14, 2021

Roman Anthony gets on his horse (gyac), Saturday, 6 April 2024 06:07 (one week ago) link

Snell is going to drive me nuts, had something like 55 pitches in the first two innings. Only lasted three and the lost, with all those walks, is on him.

Bee OK, Tuesday, 9 April 2024 21:44 (one week ago) link

This all happened against, let me check my notes, the Nationals.

Bee OK, Tuesday, 9 April 2024 21:55 (one week ago) link

Snell barely had any ramp up time, ofc he’s going to be dogshit his first time out. That said, running the bases loaded constantly is exactly the pitcher he is and always has been.

Roman Anthony gets on his horse (gyac), Tuesday, 9 April 2024 21:57 (one week ago) link


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