Monday, December 09, 2019

No Steve Garvey

Ted Simmons and Marvin Miller were selected to the Hall of Fame by the Veterans Committee. Praise be that the incredibly over-rated Steve Garvey was not

Sunday, November 10, 2019

A new Giants General Manager

He's Scott Harris. The Giants didn't have one last year after, followed by four years of Bobby Evans. Here's Maria Gardado's story on the official Giants site --

The Giants will have a new face representing them at the General Managers Meetings this week.
President of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi announced Sunday that the Giants have hired Cubs executive Scott Harris as their general manager. Harris, a Redwood City, Calif., native, will work under Zaidi and be formally introduced during a press conference at Oracle Park on Monday at 11 a.m. PT.
Harris joins the Giants after seven years with the Cubs, where he had served as the assistant general manager for the last two seasons. He emerged as a top lieutenant to Cubs president Theo Epstein and GM Jed Hoyer, assisting in potential player acquisitions, contract negotiations and player evaluations. He was also tasked with overseeing the research and development department, salary arbitration process, baseball operations’ financial strategy and planning, and the high-performance department.
“We’re thrilled to be able to bring in an executive of Scott’s caliber to help lead our baseball operations group,” Zaidi said in a statement. “The combination of his breadth of experience, contributions towards building a championship-winning, perennial contender in Chicago and his Bay Area roots made him an ideal fit for our general manager position, and I’m looking forward to executing our vision together.”
Zaidi did not hire a GM last year after being tapped to lead the Giants’ baseball operations department, but he said in September that he planned to interview candidates to work under him like he did with Andrew Friedman during his tenure with the Dodgers.

Saturday, November 09, 2019

Who's coming back for the Orange and Black?

Monday, November 04, 2019

Tony Watson Opts In for the Giants

Sunday, November 03, 2019

What about Alex Dickerson?

He was a ton of fun to watch in June and particularly in July, when the Giants won nearly every game and gave us fans a whiff of pennant fever.

Then he got banged up. Still, he's only 29.

McCovey Chronicles has a nice recap that concludes: Dickerson’s 2019 was the Boogie Nights of seasons: impossibly fun at the beginning, then a dark turn into despondent misery. But even with the fall in production at the end, the fact stands that Zaidi got the Giants a Dirk Diggler on the cheap. We’ll see if he can repeat his performance next season, but at least he gave us plenty of action in his limited time this year.

A successful baseball season

Sorry for my absence!!!

What a great postseason. The LA Dodgers have again gagged. I tell fans of the team that they were so much better than everyone else in the NL West that they stopped playing with any intensity when August rolled around.

The Nationals started the season by going 19-31 so every game they played was played with intensity right to the final weekend of the regular season. That paid off big time.

Eat it Dodgers. Eat it raw.

Sunday, October 06, 2019

I Hate the Dodgers

Why can't the Nationals beat them?

Why are the Nationals letting a worthless has-been like Russell Martin beat them?

Nothing in the post-season has given me more pleasure than Clayton Kershaw suck again. He was garbage for the first two innings on Friday night, ensuing that the Dodgers would lose.

He's 9-11 in his career in the postseason with a 4.33 ERA. That's plain lousy. He's gone 1-2 with a 5.40 ERA in the last two World Series. He's getting $30 million a year for that.

Get it together, Nationals!!

By the way, I wasn't surprised to see Oakland do their usual foldorama in the wild card. What a worthless money-grubbing franchise. I'll enjoy going to their new stadium in 2101.

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Last day of the season

Always a tough day. What the hell am I going to do without Giants baseball games for the next six months.

The Giants are starting the 2020 season at Chavez Latrine for three games, followed by three at Chase Field before their home opener -- also against the Dodgers. Opening day is March 26.

Hopefully, the Dodgers will have been humiliated in the post-season again

I'm sorry I have not published much this season but this blog is called Giants Win. That didn't happen much this year. It was a better season than the previous two but it was still pretty bad.

Hoping that Pillar, Dubon, Webb and Yaz are the real things and that MadBum gets re-signed and Cueto comes back as his old self.