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  • #16
    Pablo Sandoval aka "Panda" is quickly becoming a Giant's fan favorite. I believe he has star potential - his contact hitting has shades of a young Tony Gwynn.

    Borat's sig was awesome. I remember that...BUT, if Sabean is the worst, then why would the Dodgers hire his mentee as their GM? ;)


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    • #17
      Look at the San Jose affiliate... **** my life there is so much talent on that team. AND THEY'RE ALL OURS! I hate to say it but Sabean finally decided to fund a good farm system and look what happens? Good young talent... what a shocker?

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      • #18
        Originally posted by Brent View Post
        Look at the San Jose affiliate... **** my life there is so much talent on that team. AND THEY'RE ALL OURS! I hate to say it but Sabean finally decided to fund a good farm system and look what happens? Good young talent... what a shocker?
        Yeah never thought Sabean would commit to the farm system but he has retooled the hell out of it. Also landing Posey, Gillaspie, and Crawford in the draft and signing Rafael Rodriguez last year was incredible. Props to Sabs......now don't do something stupid at the trade deadline.

        Man feel bad for Lowry:
        http://www.mercurynews.com/giants/ci...nclick_check=1
        Noah Lowry's road back to the major leagues just got longer.

        With his latest comeback bid stalled because of chronic pain in his left shoulder and neck, the Giants left-hander is scheduled to undergo surgery today to remove the first rib on his left side. Recovery time is estimated at three months, leaving little hope he will pitch this season.
        Was hoping he could get things on track but just can't catch a break.
        Last edited by WhatWouldBillyBajemaDo?; 05-19-2009, 02:31 AM.

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        • #19
          his agent also said that the giants misdiagnosed his injury and he has been spinning his wheels for the past 9 months w/ rehabbing the wrong injury. awesome
          A couple of years ago lowry was my favorite player on the giants. I was at his major league debut. He took a no-no into the seventh, when my father, the awesome fan that he is, says to me "when do you think we should leave to beat traffic?" boom no-no broken up almost instantaneously. I used to love the radar gun during his starts. A 74 mph curve? really? a 71 mph change? it was unreal. throw in the fact that he used to pinch run for us, it was awesome.
          I really hope he rehabs this thing and comes back. damn it.

          The lineup these days is ATROCIOUS!! Randy Winn was the only thing holding it together last year (him and molina, but molinas obp is horrid and why he is best suited as a clean-up guy, only hes only decent compared to just about every other cleanup hitter in the league although i have plenty of love for his clutch hitting). Zito has been great but cant get a W. You're really gonna tell me that signing Renteria for the same kind of money as Adam Dunn wouldve got was a good idea? and now the red sox are going to beat us to the punch with nick johnson. ***** horrible.

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          • #20
            I get a daily update on all of the Giants prospects from a website I like to visit. I can post them here if you guys want.
            The Brian Sabean sig is no more. I disagreed with you on so many levels. And then you went out and built a dynasty. I am lame.

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            • #21
              Originally posted by Borat View Post
              I get a daily update on all of the Giants prospects from a website I like to visit. I can post them here if you guys want.
              Sure, I'm all for that.


              #thestruggleisreal with Tomsula in as HC after the "Harbacle"
              Operation Pile Up Draft Picks for Re-Build: In progress, with much work to be done


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              • #22
                Giants prospect stats for 5/19/09 (keep in mind that if you don't see a particular prospect listed, that's because he either did nothing that day, or didn't play)

                Highlights of the day: (a) Brandon Crawford has four hits in four plate appearances; (b) Buster Posey has two XBH; (c) Matt Downs has three XBH. Honorable mention for a pitcher goes to Daryl Maday with another effective start, although his peripheral stats keep him just in the honorable mention category this time.

                AAA: Fresno defeated Albuquerque 5-4 (14 innings)

                Fresno: CF Andres Torres: 0 for 3, 2 SO
                Fresno: 2B Matt Downs: 3 for 7, 3 2B
                Fresno: 1B Jesus Guzman: 2 for 5, 2 2B, 2 BB, 2 IBB
                Fresno: SS Jake Wald: 4 for 7, 2B, 2 SO, E

                Fresno: RHP Ryan Sadwoski: 6.0 IP, 2 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 3 K--1 HR
                Fresno: LHP Alex Hinshaw: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 1 K
                Fresno: LHP Geno Espineli: 2.0 IP, 1 BB, 2 K
                Fresno: RHP Steve Palazzolo: 3.0 IP, 1 H, 3 BB, 1 K--1 HB
                Albuquerque: LHP Shawn Estes: 6.0+ IP, 8 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 2 K

                Wald had four of the Grizzlies' sixteen hits, raising his AVG to .215. He had had just five hits during his previous nine games. Guzman also reached base four times, although twice by intentional walk. He had two doubles, while Downs had three doubles--interestingly enough, all against five different pitchers. Both of them now have 12 doubles this year. Torres now has 9 SO in 16 AB in his five rehab appearances.

                Sadowski and Estes, the ex-Giant now in the Dodgers organization, both had quality starts with 3 ER in 6.0 IP. Sadowski has now allowed exactly 3 ER in five of his last seven starts. Estes now has a 3.00 ERA after eight starts. Although Sadowski has not allowed more than 3 ER in any start, he has an ERA above 4.00. Hinshaw allowed a run for his first blown save. Espineli and Palazzolo combined for five scoreless innings in the extra frames, allowing just one hit but four walks. Espineli improved his ERA to 2.84 while Palazzolo's ERA remained above 4.00.

                AA: Connecticut lost to Binghamton 4-2
                (allowing two runs in the 9th inning)

                Connecticut: SS Brandon Crawford: 4 for 4, E
                Connecticut: CF Mike McBryde: 2 for 4, SO, CS

                Connecticut: RHP Daryl Maday: 6.0 IP, 8 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 3 K
                Connecticut: RHP Waldis Joaquin: 0.2 IP, 1 H
                Connecticut: LHP Joe Paterson: 1.1 IP, 1 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 4 BB, 2 K--1 HB

                Crawford had four of the Defenders' eleven hits, raising his AVG to .351. He now has 13 H and 11 SO in 37 AB since his promotion. McBryde, playing his first game as a Defender, was one of two other Defenders with a multi-hit line.

                Despite allowing a season high 8 H, Maday had his third straight start with at least 6.0 IP and no more than 2 ER. Joaquin had his sixth straight appearance without a strikeout. Paterson's appearance resulted in a stat line not fitting with the rest of his season. He had previously allowed 0 ER and 2 BB in thirteen appearances but allowed 2 ER and 4 BB in his fourteenth appearance of the season.

                A+: San Jose defeated Inland Empire 6-3

                San Jose: DH Buster Posey: 2 for 3, 2 2B, HBP
                San Jose: 3B Conor Gillaspie: 2 for 4, 2B
                San Jose: 3B Brian Bocock: 3 for 4

                San Jose: LHP Craig Clark: 7.0 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 6 K--2 HR
                San Jose: RHP Dan Turpen: 2.0 IP, 1 H, 3 K

                Bocock had three of the Giants' eleven hits, raising his AVG to .225. The other two Giants with mutli-hit lines were Posey and Gillaspie. Posey's 10th and 11th doubles raised his AVG back above .300. Gillaspie's two hits, including his 8th double, raised his AVG to just .257.

                Clark matched his longest start of the season with 7.0 IP. With 6 K and 0 BB, he raised his K/BB ratio above 8.00. Turpen struck out three of the seven batters he faced, and two more scoreless innings lowered his ERA to 0.68.

                A-: Augusta had a scheduled off-day
                (Their next scheduled off-day is May 28.)

                Much thanks to Steve S at McCovey Chronicles for the stats and write-up.
                The Brian Sabean sig is no more. I disagreed with you on so many levels. And then you went out and built a dynasty. I am lame.

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                • #23
                  time to call up jesus, giants give up two hits and lose again.

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by FG4prez View Post
                    time to call up jesus, giants give up two hits and lose again.
                    I'm hoping they bring up a few of the AAA guys over the course of the year to let them get some experience in the majors. Just give them a few ABs against some crappy teams or something.

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                    • #25
                      Giants prospect stats for 5/20/09 (keep in mind that if you don't see a particular prospect listed, that's because he either did nothing that day, or didn't play)

                      Tonight's highlights might be honorable mentions on other nights: (a) Brandon Crawford has his first HR in the upper minors; (b) Ben Copeland has two doubles; and (c) Oliver Odle does not allow an earned run. From a prospect point of view, the most significant line of the night is Tim Alderson's third start in the upper minors. It was a quality start but not quite highlight worthy.

                      AAA Fresno was off

                      AA: Connecticut defeated Binghamton 6-3
                      (after scoring five runs in 3rd inning)

                      Connecticut: SS Brandon Crawford: 2 for 4, HR, SB
                      Connecticut: RF Eddy Martinez-Esteve: 2 for 2, 2 BB, CS
                      Connecticut: C Tyler LaTorre: 1 for 4, HR, PB

                      Connecticut: RHP Tim Alderson: 6.1 IP, 9 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 6 K
                      Connecticut: LHP Jesse English: 1.2 IP, 1 BB, 3 K

                      Crawford and LaTorre both hit their first Eastern League HRs. Both Crawford and LaTorre have OPS's over 1.000, Crawford through 146 AB this year (with both Connecticut and San Jose) and LaTorre through his first 34 AB. EME reached base three times, raising his OBP to .389.

                      Pitching on three days rest after his one-inning start, Alderson made his third start with the Defenders. For the season, Alderson's peripheral stats are now 42 H, 4 BB, and 38 K in 40.0 IP. After making his four previous appearances as a starter, English returned to the bullpen and struck out three of the six batters he faced.

                      A+: San Jose lost to Inland Empire 2-1

                      San Jose: CF Ben Copeland 2 for 4, 2 2B
                      San Jose: C Buster Posey: 1 for 3, BB, SO, PB
                      San Jose: RF Roger Kieschnick: 0 for 4, 3 SO

                      San Jose: RHP Oliver Odle: 5.2 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 7 K--1 PO
                      San Jose: RHP Sergio Romo: 2.2 IP, 1 H, 3 K
                      Inland Empire: RHP Steve Johnson: 8.2 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 10 K

                      Copeland's 3rd and 4th doubles were two of the Giants' three hits. With the Giants' other hit and one of their two walks, Posey also reached base twice. Kieschnick had the oh-fer with the hat trick, but his AVG remains above .330.

                      Odle had his first start of the year without allowing an earned run, improving his ERA to 5.50. The two unearned runs dropped his W-L record to 2-4. Romo retired eight of nine batters in his fourth rehab appearance. Johnson, whom BA ranked as the Dodgers' #15 prospect, had his best start of the year. His peripheral stats are now 35 H, 18 BB, and 59 K in 44.0 IP with a 3.68 ERA.

                      A-: Augusta defeated Greenville 4-3
                      (after scoring all four runs in the 4th inning)

                      Augusta: LF Wendell Fairley: 2 for 3, 2B

                      Augusta: RHP Chance Corgan: 5.0 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 3 K--1 HR, 1 WP
                      Augusta: LHP Dan Runzler: 2.0 IP, 1 BB, 6 K
                      Greenville: RHP Casey Kelly: 5.0 IP, 3 H, 4 R, 2 ER, 4 BB, 3 K--1 WP

                      With two of the GreenJackets' three hits, Fairley was the only GreenJacket to reach base twice. His season line is now .232/.318/.316 through 95 AB.

                      Corgan, who moved into the rotation when Kelvin Marte went on the DL, made his second start. He has solid peripheral stats with 20 H, 6 BB, and 19 K in 23.1 IP. Runzler continues strikeout hitters at an amazing clip. In six May appearances, he now has 18 K in 9.0 IP. Kelly, the Red Sox' first round pick last year, had perhaps his least effective start of the year, suffering his first professional loss. The 19-year-old's stats are 31 H, 9 BB, and 36 K in 42.1 IP with a 1.28 ERA.

                      Much thanks to Steve S at McCovey Chronicles for the stats and write-up.
                      The Brian Sabean sig is no more. I disagreed with you on so many levels. And then you went out and built a dynasty. I am lame.

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                      • #26
                        Too bad Molina is the only one not sucking, or else they could call up Buster Posey. Maybe next season.

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                        • #27
                          perhaps they can bring him up and try him at first? he did play every position in a game at fsu last year. guzman grounded into a dp first ab. perfect. i feel like rooting for the giants is a form of self-flagellation.

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                          • #28
                            They brought up Guzman yesterday to be the DH in interleague games as he has been tearing it up in AAA. They would have him at 1st full time over Ishikawa if his D was better, but they see him as a defensive liability and want to develop his D a little more in the minors. Either way, he'll get some cuts in the lineup as a DH against the Mariners.


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                            Operation Pile Up Draft Picks for Re-Build: In progress, with much work to be done


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                            • #29
                              Last night's game was atrocious. I'm glad I'll be camping this weekend. I need a break from the Giants. Honestly, I seriously think I could out-manage Bruce Bochey. He's so clueless out there.

                              He had such a perfect opportunity to get an extra run last night and he completely blew it. He should have pinch-run for Benjie when he got to second base in the 9th. Our fastest player, Manny Burress, was on the bench (and Bochey brought him in as a defensive replacement in the bottom of the 9th anyway). You could put Pablo at catcher, Burress at short and move Frandsen over to third. Simple move, and it would have paid off. Of course, Bochey doesn't play it that way. And in the end, that's how you get 4 hits in the inning and only end up with 1 run. If we're not going to have a studly offense, then little moves need to be made to manufacture runs. Bochey can't do those things that we need to win.
                              The Brian Sabean sig is no more. I disagreed with you on so many levels. And then you went out and built a dynasty. I am lame.

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                              • #30
                                Giants prospect stats for 5/20/09 (keep in mind that if you don't see a particular prospect listed, that's because he either did nothing that day, or didn't play)

                                Highlights: (a) Henry Sosa allows 0 ER (1 R) in 6.0 IP, getting his ERA below 2.00; (b) Buster Posey hits his 7th HR; and (c) Paul Oseguera allows 0 ER (2 R) in 5.0 IP in his season debut.

                                Star-divide

                                AAA: Fresno defeated Iowa 9-2

                                Fresno: CF Andres Torres: 2 for 4, BB, SO
                                Fresno: LF Clay Timpner: 1 for 3, 2 BB
                                Fresno: 1B Adam Witter: 2 for 5

                                Fresno: LHP Steve Hammond: 7.0 IP, 9 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 4 BB, 2 K
                                Iowa: LHP Jason Waddell: 1.2 IP, 2 K

                                Torres played nine innings for the first time during his rehab stint. Both he and Timpner, who occupied the first two spots in the batting lineup, reached base three times. Torres and Witter were the two Grizzlies with multi-hit lines. Witter is now hitting .286/.365/.446 through his first 56 AB in the PCL. He has just 3 XBH, although they have all been HRs.

                                Hammond had his longest start of the year with 7.0 IP. Despite matching season highs with 9 H and 4 BB, he allowed just two runs, improving his ERA to 4.32. Waddell, the former Giants farmhand who joined the Cubs organization this off-season as a minor league free agent, had one of his best appearances of the season. In his first year in the PCL, he now has 15 H, 7 BB, and 9 K in 15.2 IP with a 5.17 ERA through 17 appearances.

                                AA: Connecticut defeated Binghamton 7-3

                                Connecticut: 3B Brad Boyer: 4 for 5, 2 2B, PO
                                Connecticut: 2B Sharon Schoop: 3 for 4, 2B, SO

                                Connecticut: RHP Henry Sosa: 6.0 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K

                                Boyer and Schoop combined for seven of the Defenders' fifteen hits, raising their respective AVGs to .223 and .289.

                                Sosa had not allowed an earned run in three of his last four starts, lowering his ERA to 1.85 ERA. He pitched into the 6th inning for the second time this year among his eight starts. His strikeout rate is down this year. In his previous three seasons, which encompass all of his pro career since being promoted from the DSL to the AZL, he has had a K/IP above 1.00. Currently, his K/IP ratio is 67%. After a 3/12 GO/FO line, his GO/AO ratio is now 0.62.

                                A+: San Jose lost to Inland Empire 8-4

                                San Jose: DH Buster Posey: 2 for 4, HR
                                San Jose: 1B Angel Villalona: 0 for 4, 2 SO
                                San Jose: LF Thomas Neal: 1 for 3, BB
                                San Jose: 3B Conor Gillaspie: 1 for 3, BB, SO
                                San Jose: C Trent Kline: 0 for 0, 2 BB, E

                                San Jose: RHP Garrett Broshuis: 4.2 IP, 8 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 3 K--1 HR
                                San Jose: RHP Craig Whitaker: 2.2 IP, 1 BB, 3 K--1 WP
                                Inland Empire: RHP Chris Withrow: 5.1 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 4 BB, 5 K

                                Posey hit his 7th HR and had the Giants only multi-hit line. With a seven-game hitting streak, he has improved his season line to .307/.388/.520 through 150 AB. Also reaching base twice were Neal, Gillaspie and Kline, even though Kline had just two plate appearance before being lifted for a pinch hitter in the 6th inning. Villalona was the only Giants starter not to reach base, and the pair of strikeouts raised his SO/AB ratio above 20.0%.

                                After allowing just 13 H in 19.2 IP in his previous seven appearances, Broshuis allowed 8 H in his second start of the season. He has issued 4 BB as a starter after 0 BB in his six relief appearances. His ERA nearly doubled but remains below 2.25. Whitaker faced just eight batter to get eight outs, including inducing an inning-ending GiDP from the first batter he faced with the bases loaded. Withrow, whom the Dodgers drafted 20th overall two years ago and whom BA rated as the Dodgers' #9 prospect to begin this season, had his longest start of the season, allowing just 1 ER despite issuing a season-high 4 BB. Through seven appearances (six starts), his peripheral stats are better than his 6.25 ERA would indicate with 29 H, 18 BB, and 40 K in 31.2 IP. The walk rate is pretty high, but so is the strikeout rate.

                                A-: Augusta defeated Greenville 8-3
                                (after scoring six runs in the 6th inning)

                                Augusta: SS Ehire Adrianza: 2 for 4, 2 SO, 2 SB
                                Augusta: C Matt Klimas: 2 for 4, SO, E, PB

                                Augusta: LHP Paul Oseguera: 5.0 IP, 1 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 8 K--1 WP
                                Greenville: RHP John Smoltz: 3.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K--1 WP
                                Greenville: RHP Stolmy Pimentel: 3.0 IP, 5 H, 6 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 5 K--1 E

                                Adrianza and Klimas each had two of the GreenJackets' nine hits, improving their respective AVGs to .259 and .305. For Adrianza, it was his first multi-hit game in over a week. He is hitting .241 through 54 AB in May after having a .278 AVG in 54 AB in April. He now has a 5/0 SB/CS line this year. Klimas had his 3rd error and his 6th passed ball.

                                Oseguera, who was limited by injuries to eight starts and eleven relief appearances for Connecticut a year ago, made his first appearance of the season, pitching five very good innings in his first start of the year. At 25 years old, he would be one of the older players in the Sally League, but he is still just a kid in comparison to his opposing starter, John Smoltz, the likely future Hall of Famer, who made his first rehab appearance of the season. Smoltz faced just one batter over the minimim (a Juan Perez single) before giving way to Pimentel, whom BA rated as the Red Sox' #11 prospect to begin the year. Pimentel's error led to six unearned runs in his final inning of work. Despite a .343 BAA, Pimentel has a sub-2.00 ERA through 32.0 IP.

                                Much thanks to Steve S at McCovey Chronicles for the stats and write-up.
                                The Brian Sabean sig is no more. I disagreed with you on so many levels. And then you went out and built a dynasty. I am lame.

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