Tagged: NL West

Thoughts on Big Bad Vlad

I have received emails from a lot of Giants fans. Asking me what I thought about different players that could be options for the Giants.

 

I was asked what I thought about the Giants going after Vladimir Guerrero. He has since signed with the Texas Rangers. Big bad Vlad wouldn’t have worked in San Francisco. He would need to stay in the American League as a DH. Vlad did battle some injuries, but when he was in the lineup he could still swing it. He hit .295 in 100 games. His homers were down to 15 this year. Which has been his lowest since 1997 when he played 90 games that year for the Montreal Expos.

 

Vlad can’t play the outfield. That’s the main reason he needs to stay in the AL. He just needs to focus on swinging the bat, and keeping himself healthy if he wants to stay around the game longer. I have no doubt that he can still swing it. It’s just his time has come and gone for playing right field.

 

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~King of Cali

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San Francisco Giants Baseball Rumors

Winter Meetings have come and gone and it’s still quiet in San Francisco. Sure there has been a lot of hot rumors going around, but Sabean hasn’t pulled the trigger yet. The Uggla rumors is still as hot as ever. The last I heard was the Marlins want Jonathan Sanchez, Clayton Tanner and a mid-level pitching prospect. To read my thoughts on this trade rummor click here.

 

I also heard that the Giants organization is doing well financially. Which means they can decide to take a little pay cut and sign a big player to keep the Giants fans happy. You will want to read my thoughts on this. I explain the difference between the Giants and Yankees. To read the rest of this rumor and my reactions to it click here.

 

~King of Cali

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Winter Meetings – San Francisco Giants

As we all know it’s winter meetings and all the rumors are starting to go around. The Giants have been linked to multiple players. Two of the players that have been linked to SF Giants Rumors have already signed with other teams. These players are Pudge Rodriguez and Brad Penny.

 

The rumors with Uggla continue everyday, and the Marlins have said they wanted major league ready players and the most recent news has been they want Madison Bumgarner for Uggla. We all know that the Giants will not part with Bumgarner unless they were getting someone like Babe Ruth in his prime. It’s only day two of the winter meetings so lets see what other Giants rumors will be brought up. If you would like to read more Giants Rumors click here.

 

~King of Cali

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Free Agents That Are Linked To The Giants!

Heyyyy my fellow MLB Bloggers. I know it’s been a while since I have lasted posted a blog. It’s offseason now and the hot stove is starting to heat up. All the Giants fans out there know that the Giants are not going to try to snag Holliday or Bay. They just think the mutual interest isn’t there. Sabean has said he’s going to focus on the free agent market rather than trade, and he will be looking at second tier free agents. Some names that have been thrown out there are Nick Johnson, Jermaine Dye, Gary Sheffield…etc. For more of the rumors daily San Francisco Giants Rumors. Go to www.sfgiantsbaseball.net. You also can see more blogs from myself and some other cool stuff.

 

~King of Cali

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Random Thoughts 9/23

This is a short little blog. Just some random thoughts. It’s time to keep it real Giants fans. We are currently 5 games out with 11 games to go and our chances are slim to none. I believe the Giants went above and beyond what anyone expected this year. No I’m not throwing up the white flag, but just trying to keep it real. We were a big bat away from winning a lot of game this year. We knew coming into the season offense was going to be our problem and our pitching staff was going to be keeping us in games. Our pitching brought us this far and now Lincecum, Cain and Sanchez are tired and not able to keep up the strong pitching.
 
I say we start the Posey era tonight. Let’s see what he can do for the rest of the season. Molina looks so tired out there. Let’s get Bumgarner a start too before this season ends. Let’s see what we have, so we can get a little excited for next season.
 
~King of Cali

Random Thoughts

Giants have two big series coming up. The season is near the end and the Giants are now 4 games back of the Rockies for the Wild Card. We just lost 2 out of 3 from the Padres and it seems like the world is about to end. Okay it doesn’t feel that bad.
 
I was pretty excited to see Bumgarner get his first start. He’s only going to get so much more better. Did you guys see the way this guy can swing it? I was thinking lets move him to 1st base and bat him cleanup!
 
Matt Cain takes the mound Friday night against the Dodgers. We need to catch some fire and end this season on a hot streak. We have had the same problem all year. We have the great pitching and just can’t seem to score runs. We get guys on and hit double plays. We get guys on and can’t bunt them over.
 
We have players that aren’t pulling their weight. I’m on countdown mode for Rowands contract to end. Winn can’t seem to catch a cold from the right side of the plate. I know no one wants to see stone hands Lewis in the outfield. He’s an ok pinch hitter, but seems to strike out every other AB. Another guy that seems to always strike out to me is Ishikawa. 
 
I’m just glad the Giants don’t have a game tonight. At least we can’t lose right? =) I’m still in…. It’s not over till it’s over!
 
~King of Cali 

Lets Go Giants – Clap, Clap!

It’s been a while since I have blogged. I have just been way to busy to do anything. I have still been talking and watching baseball. I don’t miss any games. If I can’t watch them. I’m listening or watching play by play on my phone. No I don’t have an Iphone, so I can’t get the games live on my phone. lol I can only see the pitch by pitch. lol

 

This season for the Giants has been magical. No matter how it ends. It will go down as a great/exciting year. I really loved the trade to get Freddy Sanchez even though he’s only played 13 games with us so far. This guy is a great player and his bat will be nice in our everyday lineup. I liked the Garko deal too, but he just hasn’t got hot yet. He did have one good game in Colorado where he hit 2 homeruns. Right now as I’m writing this blog. Brad Penny is making his first start as a Giant. I also like this pick up. Were basicly picking him up for nothing and he’s our #5 starter. That’s a great #5 starter cause I think he’s way better then a #5 starter. He’s going to be fine now that he’s back in the NL West. He’s not facing the Yankees over here.

 

The Giants have called up Buster Posey today after saying they were not going to bring him up this year. This is very exciting for Giants fans. He’s our future catcher and we know he’s got some game in him. He’s getting his chance to audition for the Giants, so they can decide to bring Bengie back next season or not. I’m sure Bengie is all of a sudden going to be able to play. Which is what I just heard. He said he’s going to be able to start tomorrow. I’m sure we will be seeing a Posey start soon too.

 

If you were to ask me at the beging of the season if I would be happy with the Giants record right now. I would have said hellllll yeah!!!!! Well now I want more wins (I’m greedy like that). I want them to make the playoffs and their behind the Rockies by 1 game. I think they can win the wild card spot with the pitching they have, but they just need to get some offense going.

 

~King of Cali 

Giants 1st 1/2 – Surprised!?!?!

With the first half of the season over. No one including myself expected the Giants to have a record like they have. We knew they would have a chance to win games cause they had a good starting staff on paper. Well they starters came out and pitched just as well as advertised!

 
I did expect Lincecum to go out and pitch like he did last year. He’s been
Thumbnail image for TimLincecum-1.jpgdoing that and has been on fire as of late. He’s even starting the All Star Game for the National League. Everyone kept saying Randy Johnson would just try for 5 wins and then shut down. Randy Johnson is an intense pitcher when he’s on the mound. There is no way this guy doesn’t try to go out there and go balls out every time he takes the mound. I did expect Matt Cain to have a good year, but 10 wins by the All Star break. Wow – that’s above and beyond what anyone could have asked for by this point of the season. We have two guys (Lincecum & Cain) that can be in it for the Cy Young Award. Zito has shown some good games and some bad games, but still better than last year. Sanchez was finally going to show up what he has this year and then ended up losing his starting spot in the rotation. Then he came back to the rotation because of a Randy Johnson injury. Sanchez then tosses a “No-Hitter”!
 
The Giants have the 2nd best home record in the National League. I know nobody seen that coming with this young unproven team. The NL West was said to be the weakest division in the NL this year. I guess all the experts were way wrong, cause the Giants have the Wild Card lead right now too. With that said the Giants still have a lot of upgrades they can do to help their batting order. They have been linked to a few different trade rumors. I know some fans think they should stay as is and roll the dice with these kids. I would make a deal if there is one to be made without giving up the farm. If they can’t get a big bat. I would at least make a trade to bring in a decent bat. Just someone to help spark the lineup. Many names have been linked – Uggla, Holliday, F-Sanchez, Dunn, Johnson, Dye, V-Mart and others. I wouldn’t make any trades that would include Bumgarner or Posey, but we do have guys in the minors that we can trade that have some value.  
 
It would nice to see a big bat behind Pablo Sandoval. This guy can flat out hit. He’s hitting .333 with 15 home runs at the All Star Break. Sandoval is a guy that I try to see every AB. The last Giants player I needed to see every AB was Barry Bonds. Pablo is turning into a fan favorite very quickly. Giants fans should be proud of him since he came up through our system and is only 22 years old. We still have a lot more Sandoval ahead of us.
 
Even though the Giants are playing good ball right now. The are 10 games over .500 and still 7 games back of the Dodgers. They still have a long road ahead of them. If they can stay focused on trying to catch the Dodgers that might help them stay at top of the Wild Card Race. It’s very doubtful that they will catch the Dodgers but anything can happen with half of a season still left.
 
~King of Cali
 

Let’s Go Giants – Clap Clap!

The Giants are coming off series at home that they got swept by the Angels. Does this just mean the Giants are not as good as the better teams out there? They start a series at home tonight with the Rangers. Randy Johnson takes the mound tonight. Giants fans are hoping he can stop this little losing streak. There is also talks of the Giants skipping Jonathan Sanchez next start since he hasn’t seem to come around this season.

 

Okay now I don’t know why Bochy continues to bat Sandoval after Molina. I do like Bengie but he’s a very slowwwww runner! That’s not a knock on him. It’s just the reality. Everyone knows Pablo Sandoval can swing it. He’s got some pop and can flat out hit. I think it’s time the Giants move him to the third or fourth spot in the lineup. Keep him ahead of Molina so he can drive some runs in. Molina can be on 2nd base and Sandoval will get a hit and Molina won’t score. If they want Molina at the 4 spot then put Sandoval 3rd. I mean it’s not like we have a set solid middle of the lineup so why are they so stuck on batting Molina 4th and Sandoval 5th?

 

I’m starting to ramble on and on, so I will cut this blog short. =) Go Giants!

 

~King of Cali

Random Giants Thoughts

I know Pablo Sandoval is no Barry Bonds, but man is this guy fun to watch or what? He had 2 home runs in last night’s game against the Angels. This guy has a .332 AVG and is near the top in the NL. I know he could have more RBI’s if he wasn’t hitting behind Bengie, but hey he can just control what he does at the plate.
 
The Giants were getting spanked last night until they decided to make their come back. It was a little to late, but at least they didn’t just throw in the towel and wait to try till the next game. The final score was 9-7 Angels. It was looking like it was going to be a 8-0 score till the Giants started to get some stuff together.
 
I think the Giants are open to anyone that is available in a trade. I mean if a 1st baseman comes available. The Sandoval can go back to 3rd base. If they find a 3rd baseman then Pablo can go to 1st base. Even Fred Lewis hasn’t played well enough to keep his job, so we can take a corner infielder or an outfielder.
 
I’m getting people asking me what I think about Dan Uggla and other players. I don’t think Uggla is the big bat that we do need, but I do think we need more than one bat. Which means I wouldn’t mind adding that bat. Burriss is playing 2nd and is like in an 0-24 slump right now. Uggla can’t do much worse than that and has home run pop. I would be fine with adding Uggla and try to add another decent bat. I doubt were going to be able to snag a superstar through trades this year, cause the Giants do not want to part with their top prospects.
 
~King of Cali