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2013 San Francisco Giants Thread

Originally posted by Frisco69ers:
didn't we have 2 road unis last year? the second was just the SF symbol right?


I think you might be right. I like it when the city name is spelled out instead of just the SF.
Originally posted by pdizo916:
tonight's game is on tv.


All three games with the A's. CSNBA tonight, I think channel 11 in the bay tomorrow night, and then CSNCA which is the A's TV on Saturday.
Originally posted by SFrush:
Originally posted by HardEdge:
I just saw the announcement that Bochy and Sabean have been extended through 2016. A job well done gets rewarded, so congratulations to both.

Just saw this as well.

Yep, just tuned in and saw this. Good to hear IMOTBPH
Originally posted by Muggins:
Originally posted by SFrush:
Originally posted by HardEdge:
I just saw the announcement that Bochy and Sabean have been extended through 2016. A job well done gets rewarded, so congratulations to both.

Just saw this as well.

Yep, just tuned in and saw this. Good to hear IMOTBPH

These guys really seem to have a great deal of respect for each other, and their styles also compliment each other. During the press conference, Bochy talked about how fiery Sabean is, and he recounted Sabean coming into the locker room in 2010 to call out the pitchers when they weren't performing. Sabean called Bochy a tough SOB who doesn't come across that way.

I'm glad these two are around for the next four years. The continuity I think will lead to continued success.
Holy s**t! They're playing ball in AT&T already?!
Originally posted by Frisco69ers:
Originally posted by pdizo916:
Originally posted by Niners99:
Originally posted by ads_2006:
anybody have insider?

http://insider.espn.go.com/mlb/blog/_/name/olney_buster/id/9107108/mlb-execs-pick-top-10-players-2013-bbtn-500

where is posey ranked?

20. Chase Headley
19. Troy Tulowitzki
18. Bryce Harper
17. Adrian Beltre
16. Stephen Strasburg
15. Joe Mauer
14. Felix Hernandez
13. Evan Longoria
12. Matt Kemp
11. Giancarlo Stanton
10. Andrew McCutchen
9. Ryan Braun
8. Robinson Cano
7. Joey Votto
6. David Price
5. Clayton Kershaw
4. Miguel Cabrera
3. Justin Verlander
2. Buster Posey
1. Mike Trout

Cano #8?

Beltre at 17 is ridiculous

This is based on now AND later. Its front office execs and scouts ranking players. Beltre is old. Mauer shouldnt be top 20, but its a pretty fair list.
posey rbi single
Good old Kruk and Kuip. Baseball in AT&T. This may get my mind off something that happened a few months ago.
I'm sorry but Chase Headley at #20 is
Originally posted by jrg:
I'm sorry but Chase Headley at #20 is

Led NL in RBIs on the second worst NL team last year? Plus plays 3rd which has become very weak lately... Zim long Sandoval wright aroid freese all are injury prone and not the same. Only longoria and Pablo I have faith in forward to be the same. IMO.
Originally posted by jrg:
I'm sorry but Chase Headley at #20 is

Did you miss the 2012 season?

Headley had a ton of potential already, and after SD hired Phil Plantier as hitting coach, he helped him alter his swing to drive the ball more. Whatever they did turned him into an MVP candidate.

31 HR, 115 RBIs, 17 SB, .286 avg., 95 R, etc in the most dead hitters yard in baseball.
Originally posted by Niners99:
Its not "nay-saying" when youre being realistic. Belt has 30 HR power in a more offensive friendly home park.

I love Brandon Belt and his potential. Ive been fighting against Belt critics since he was first called up. Im not the guy people should be calling a Belt "nay-sayer".

You have to look at the history of left handed hitters at AT&T (that excludes Barry Bonds for obvious reasons). In 2000 J.T. Snow established a record that stood for a long time with 10 left handed HR at Pac Bell/SBC/AT&T, whatever you want to call it. Then in 2010 Aubrey Huff broke the record by hitting 12 lefty HR at home.

If Belt is going to hit 30 HR this year, hes going to have to be a MONSTER on the road. Even if he ties the home record at 12, hed need another 18 HR on the road to get to 30. Considering he still hasnt found a consistent power stroke, a 30 HR season is highly unlikely.

Id love for nothing more than Belt to hit 30 HR this year, hes on my fantasy team for $1. Im just not going to be upset when he ends the season at around 15. I think anything from 15-20 would be considered a huge step forward for him this year in the power department.

I don't think a 33 year-old Huff is the power potential equivalent to the current Brandon Belt. Granted, Huff had an excellent year at 33 and I would be stoked for Belt to have that kind of success. However, I don't put a cap on how many HRs Belt will hit this year just because Huff at 33 hit 12 and Snow at whatever age hit 10. Belt has much more potential than either player and has shown it this spring. Lots of players don't carry their spring heat into the season, but if he does, I don't see why it's a stretch to see him reach into his potential and swat 30 HRs. This is far from unrealistic.
Originally posted by HardEdge:
Originally posted by Frisco69ers:
didn't we have 2 road unis last year? the second was just the SF symbol right?


I think you might be right. I like it when the city name is spelled out instead of just the SF.

Originally posted by Niners99:
Originally posted by Frisco69ers:
Originally posted by pdizo916:
Originally posted by Niners99:
Originally posted by ads_2006:
anybody have insider?

http://insider.espn.go.com/mlb/blog/_/name/olney_buster/id/9107108/mlb-execs-pick-top-10-players-2013-bbtn-500

where is posey ranked?

20. Chase Headley
19. Troy Tulowitzki
18. Bryce Harper
17. Adrian Beltre
16. Stephen Strasburg
15. Joe Mauer
14. Felix Hernandez
13. Evan Longoria
12. Matt Kemp
11. Giancarlo Stanton
10. Andrew McCutchen
9. Ryan Braun
8. Robinson Cano
7. Joey Votto
6. David Price
5. Clayton Kershaw
4. Miguel Cabrera
3. Justin Verlander
2. Buster Posey
1. Mike Trout

Cano #8?

Beltre at 17 is ridiculous

This is based on now AND later. Its front office execs and scouts ranking players. Beltre is old. Mauer shouldnt be top 20, but its a pretty fair list.

where is Blanco on that list?
The Giants and superstar catcher Buster Posey are in serious discussions about a long-term deal, CBSSports.com has learned.
The details haven't been learned yet, but Posey and the Giants have been discussing a long deal, as reported here earlier this week. It is believed he had been seeking a deal to make him a Giant for life.


http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/blog/jon-heyman/21969857/posey-giants-in-serious-talks-on-big-deal
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