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2013 San Francisco Giants Thread

Originally posted by pdizo916:
The Marlins would be stupid to trade Stanton, but i wonder if Stanton can force their hand. How about a holdout?

MLB players cant holdout. Its against the CBA. Their contracts are guaranteed, so any holdout would be viewed as a breach of contract, which would be followed by a potential lawsuit.

He can beg for a trade all he wants, but until he stops being cheap as dirt, the Marlins will keep him. hes cheap, and good for selling tickets. Once he starts requiring pay that matches his production (arbitration or free agency), the Marlins will quickly part ways. I suppose if he threw a big enough fit they would get rid of him, but other teams would use that as leverage to give up less.

Given the Marlins clearly have no problem dumping young superstars before or during their prime (Cabrera and Hanley), I think Stanton is going to become available in the next couple years for sure.
One of the things im looking most forward too about next March/Spring Training, is just to see how big Brian Wilson's beard will be by then. It sounds like hes going to work something out to stay put in SF, so he should be there.

Is he just going to keep it going until hes got like a full on wizard beard out there?
Originally posted by Ninerjohn:
Originally posted by dcsham:
^^^^^^

Lol, y'all are cracking me up.

We chat just for your pleasure.

It's working.
Originally posted by Niners99:
One of the things im looking most forward too about next March/Spring Training, is just to see how big Brian Wilson's beard will be by then. It sounds like hes going to work something out to stay put in SF, so he should be there.

Is he just going to keep it going until hes got like a full on wizard beard out there?

It seems to have stayed the same length over the last year or so. I would be surprised to see him leave but he's unlikely to make anywhere near that arbitration figure that was thrown out by MLBTR.

I would keep him around as a set-up if they want Romo to keep the closer job.
Originally posted by itlynstalyn:
Originally posted by Niners99:
One of the things im looking most forward too about next March/Spring Training, is just to see how big Brian Wilson's beard will be by then. It sounds like hes going to work something out to stay put in SF, so he should be there.

Is he just going to keep it going until hes got like a full on wizard beard out there?

It seems to have stayed the same length over the last year or so. I would be surprised to see him leave but he's unlikely to make anywhere near that arbitration figure that was thrown out by MLBTR.

I would keep him around as a set-up if they want Romo to keep the closer job.

I think it all comes down to how much Wilson likes SF. I would bet big money that the Giants will non tender him and then try to sign him for a much lower amount for 1 year. While TJ surgery is awesome, it is still his 2nd time going through it.

With the job that Romo did I think he has to be the closer for next year. This is a talented and deep bullpen that quite frankly doesnt need to have Brian Wilson to be effective. I would offer him 1 year at 5 million with incentives.
Was thinking about the Giants CF situation. I just dont see them in the Bourne or Upton sweepstakes at all with the amount of money they are looking for. Look for them to go to Washington, Philly, or Atlanta.

If Pagan's asking price becomes too crazy and he goes elsewhere I think a possible solution would be a trade for Denard Span of Minnesota. He has a very reasonable long term deal in place and would be a terrific fit for our park. I just dont know what it would take to get him. No doubt the Twins would want pitching for him but not sure if they would go for prospects or not.
Originally posted by itlynstalyn:
Originally posted by Niners99:
One of the things im looking most forward too about next March/Spring Training, is just to see how big Brian Wilson's beard will be by then. It sounds like hes going to work something out to stay put in SF, so he should be there.

Is he just going to keep it going until hes got like a full on wizard beard out there?

It seems to have stayed the same length over the last year or so. I would be surprised to see him leave but he's unlikely to make anywhere near that arbitration figure that was thrown out by MLBTR.

I would keep him around as a set-up if they want Romo to keep the closer job.

lol huh? His beard grew significantly this last year.

It went from this:


To this:



By next Spring its going to be ridiculous.
He's gonna lose velocity on his fastball with that current beard
Originally posted by Ninerjohn:
Was thinking about the Giants CF situation. I just dont see them in the Bourne or Upton sweepstakes at all with the amount of money they are looking for. Look for them to go to Washington, Philly, or Atlanta.

If Pagan's asking price becomes too crazy and he goes elsewhere I think a possible solution would be a trade for Denard Span of Minnesota. He has a very reasonable long term deal in place and would be a terrific fit for our park. I just dont know what it would take to get him. No doubt the Twins would want pitching for him but not sure if they would go for prospects or not.

From what I gather from the Braves talks about Span is that they(Twins) want major league ready pitching
Originally posted by WookieOftheYear:
Originally posted by Ninerjohn:
Was thinking about the Giants CF situation. I just dont see them in the Bourne or Upton sweepstakes at all with the amount of money they are looking for. Look for them to go to Washington, Philly, or Atlanta.

If Pagan's asking price becomes too crazy and he goes elsewhere I think a possible solution would be a trade for Denard Span of Minnesota. He has a very reasonable long term deal in place and would be a terrific fit for our park. I just dont know what it would take to get him. No doubt the Twins would want pitching for him but not sure if they would go for prospects or not.

From what I gather from the Braves talks about Span is that they(Twins) want major league ready pitching

That would leave the Giants out then. Cant trade any starter and dont have prospects that are ready right now to be starters at the MLB level.
So quiet lately. Sabean must be either doing absolutely nothing or brewing a very controversial deal.
I was just thinking about the success the major sports cities have had in the last 30 some years with their NFL and MLB teams.

Out of all the cities that have both an NFL and MLB team, only New York City has more titles since 1980 than San Francisco. Considering football and baseball are the two major market sports, thats incredibly impressive. SF has 7 combined with the Niners and Giants. NYC has 9 between the Yankees and Giants.

NYC- 9
SF- 7
BOS- 5
STL- 4
LA- 4
DAL- 3
DC- 3
OAK- 2
DEN- 2
CHI- 2
MIL/GB- 2
MIN- 2
MIA- 2
BAL- 2
PHI- 2
PIT- 2
PHX- 1
KC- 1
DET- 1
CIN- 1
ATL- 1
TB- 1
SEA- 0
SD- 0
HOU- 0
CLE- 0
Originally posted by VaBeachNiner:
So quiet lately. Sabean must be either doing absolutely nothing or brewing a very controversial deal.

Its quiet all across MLB.
Originally posted by VaBeachNiner:
So quiet lately. Sabean must be either doing absolutely nothing or brewing a very controversial deal.

stanton
Originally posted by VaBeachNiner:
So quiet lately. Sabean must be either doing absolutely nothing or brewing a very controversial deal.

Typical Brian. When you least expect it, he comes up with something. Love to see Stanton come on board. Don't know where in the outfield he would play though.
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