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2012 World Champions: San Francisco Giants
Posted 22 October 2012 - 09:28 AM
Posted 29 October 2012 - 09:02 AM
I think it was Mr. Loaf who once said, "Two out of three ain't bad..."
Posted 29 October 2012 - 05:47 PM
May all your Octobers be Orange and Black!
Posted 27 November 2012 - 05:51 PM
Also, I have to give you shit for this, on the Posey draft choice: "I would have preferred Smoak, but this is not a bad pick at all."
Ha! There were a lot of predictions of doom in that thread, but I think the Giants ended up being pretty okay. And, as Mike Krukow pointed out, if Barry Zito went away like so many people wanted him to, we probably don't even get to the World Series, let alone win it. Congrats, Barry, you'll forever be forgiven.
Posted 30 November 2012 - 04:37 PM
Edited by Lars The Wanderer, 30 November 2012 - 04:38 PM.
Posted 30 November 2012 - 04:46 PM
I hope he stays, he's a good pitcher regardless of the marketing hype. I also just dropped 80 clams on a Wilson jersey for my mom, who loves him and has the same last name.
Posted 30 November 2012 - 05:01 PM
Not really sure why the text is being all small like this now. I blame Brian Wilson.
Edited by Lars The Wanderer, 30 November 2012 - 05:03 PM.
Posted 11 December 2012 - 05:53 PM
Meanwhile, the Giants have secured their entire starting lineup from the 2012 World Series:
Angel Pagan got four years/$40 million, broken down like this:
2012: $5 million signing bonus
2013: $7 million
2014: $9 million
2015: $9 million
2016: $10 million
He will be 35 in the last year of the contract, but even if he's a bust, $10 million is not likely to break the Giants payroll. It's not an albatross, basically.
Marco Scutaro signed for three years/$20 million. I can't find the breakdown, but he turned down a two year/$18 million offer from the Cardinals when the Giants went with the third year. He will be 40 when the contract is done. However, he joked that Omar Vizquel "played until he was 55," so he's planning to contribute for the duration of the contract. Obviously, I guess. However, interesting tidbit for Red Sox fans: He said that as this is likely his final contract, he really wasn't willing to leave money on the table for anyone, even a team that had a good chance to win the World Series. He said he did that once, with the Red Sox, and he got nothing "but going bald."
The Giants also signed reliever Jeremy Affeldt for three years/$18 million. I think he's far more important to the Giants than Wilson going forward, and when he's right/not ridiculously injured, he's fantastic.
Posted 12 December 2012 - 11:18 AM
If the Giants offer $6 million to Weezy he should take it and run. He needs to reestablish value. If the Dodgers aren't interested in an FU Giants-contract then I can't imagine he's going to get a multi year deal from somebody else that beats 1/6 + incentives.
Posted 13 February 2013 - 12:03 AM
Losing Jaymee Sire hurts. She's awesome, and I'm legitimately sad. Also, I hate Amy G. I think the players clearly preferred Jaymee, too. However, I hope she's successful with ESPN because she is pretty awesome.