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2013 San Francisco Giants Thread

Bob Nightengale ‏@BNightengale 8m The #Dodgers have now moved ahead and are the frontrunner to sign Brian Wilson
Originally posted by valrod33:
Bob Nightengale ‏@BNightengale 8m The #Dodgers have now moved ahead and are the frontrunner to sign Brian Wilson

probably will sign him, sigh... dodgers have too much money.
Originally posted by valrod33:
Bob Nightengale ‏@BNightengale 8m The #Dodgers have now moved ahead and are the frontrunner to sign Brian Wilson

FFFFF*******CCCCCKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK!
Makes sense why he would go with the Dodgers though, he has a chance to be the closer there, in SF they werent gonna move Romo from the closer role
yeah does it matter now

gotta score at least one run before you can use a closer
Originally posted by valrod33:
Makes sense why he would go with the Dodgers though, he has a chance to be the closer there, in SF they werent gonna move Romo from the closer role

i would have rather him sign with the Pirates or Dbags.
Originally posted by valrod33:
Bob Nightengale ‏@BNightengale 8m The #Dodgers have now moved ahead and are the frontrunner to sign Brian Wilson

Fuuuuuu they gonna get the Wilson feisty attitude and be even better
so are the giants close to trading lopez?
Signing Wilson is pointless imo. Callup Hembree and see what he can do.
Originally posted by Niners99:
The original "point" of triples alley was to offset the fact that the RF wall was so close. When they designed the "splash hit" idea, they wanted it to be a common thing they could make the stadiums' trademark. What nobody knew until after we started playing baseball there, was that the winds wrap around the stadium and blow inward towards the field, knocking down almost anything hit that direction.

Our stadium is a pitchers park. We build our team around it, and weve won 3 pennants and 2 WS playing there in just 13 seasons. Its part of what makes AT&T Park unique. It is such a beautifully designed stadium. There are drawbacks to the 421 power alley, and then there are advantages. Teams who bring the fences in only do so because they know offense sells more tickets than pitching. More home runs boost attendance.

Not only would cutting off triples alley look ugly, but it would take away from the character of the park.

Like I said before, the Giants should focus more on scouting their hitters better, not blaming the lack of offense on the park dimensions. Besides, the visiting team gets "AT&T'd" just as often, if not more often than the Giants do. The Giants have 63 splash hits, and opposing teams have only 29. Even if you took away all the ones hit by Bonds, its dead even.

Im not sure people realize how much of an advantage the dimensions give us. Not just to Giants pitchers, who know how to use the dead part of the yard to their advantage, but also to opposing RF who are unfamiliar with playing the bricks and gap. How many times have we seen visiting teams screw something up on defense out there?

Its not a HR hitters yard, and neither was Candlestick. Its the best stadium in baseball, and theres no need to mess with it. If we pulled the walls in, every time an opposing player hit a ball out to right center, youd be saying "that wouldve been an out!" Just the look on the faces of the other team after they CRUSH a ball, and it gets caught, is worth it. Especially teams who play in bandboxes.

So in summary, you cant change the wind, which is the real culprit. The Giants need to scout better hitters than wont need to use the dimensions as an excuse. And the fans should stop whining about the nicest park in the Big Leagues.

I agree 100% with this entire post. Well said.
Originally posted by valrod33:
Makes sense why he would go with the Dodgers though, he has a chance to be the closer there, in SF they werent gonna move Romo from the closer role

There is no way he would be the closer ahead of Kenley Jensen. Jensen is filthy
Originally posted by schmons:
so are the giants close to trading lopez?

I would think he is the one guy that for sure will be traded.
Originally posted by Ninerjohn:
Originally posted by valrod33:
Makes sense why he would go with the Dodgers though, he has a chance to be the closer there, in SF they werent gonna move Romo from the closer role

There is no way he would be the closer ahead of Kenley Jensen. Jensen is filthy
I thought League was still their closer? LOL
Originally posted by valrod33:
Originally posted by Ninerjohn:
Originally posted by valrod33:
Makes sense why he would go with the Dodgers though, he has a chance to be the closer there, in SF they werent gonna move Romo from the closer role

There is no way he would be the closer ahead of Kenley Jensen. Jensen is filthy
I thought League was still their closer? LOL

No. League gets in the game when the Dodgers are getting killed or have a 9 run lead. He is horrible.
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