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Carl Yastrzemski's grandson hit his 9th HR yesterday, a 12th inning walk off.
Remember when people were talking about his call-up as almost a charity act, that he wouldn't have gotten a chance with an organization that wasn't as inept and talent-starved as SF?

Yeah, sounds like he's gonna stick, at least for a few years. He's almost 29, so it's not like he's on track to be a HOFer like his grandfather, but an >.800 OPS as a rookie (of sorts) is pretty good even by OF standards.
 

richgedman'sghost

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He is the Daniel nava of the giants. Really not a terrible career
Could anyone explain why the Giants were so anxious to send him down before the Rockies series? I know the Giants needed extra pitching but was Baby Yaz the only player with options? If the front office was totally sold on him, wouldn't they have considered another player for demotion rather than Mike Yaztremski?
 

nattysez

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The Giants are currently doing a pretty smart thing (for a team with lots of call-ups) where they constantly shuttle players between AAA and the majors to maximize the number of rested relievers they have. Since series in Colorado usually chew up bullpens, I think he was seen as an extra guy they could send down for relief help and then bring back ASAP. But then Dickerson's back flared up and they needed Baby Yaz around.
 

keninten

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Could anyone explain why the Giants were so anxious to send him down before the Rockies series? I know the Giants needed extra pitching but was Baby Yaz the only player with options? If the front office was totally sold on him, wouldn't they have considered another player for demotion rather than Mike Yaztremski?
Blasphemy!!!! (spelling)
 

bosox79

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Manuel Margot has been hitting the ball well lately and has salvaged his season.

Last 30 games: 104 PA, .284/.394/.545, .309 BAbip. 15bb/16k. 8 sb/0 cs. 9 doubles, 1 triple. 4 HRs. Now at .247/.322/.391 for the year.
 

Pitt the Elder

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First Red ever to homer twice in his first game with the team. The Reds also blew a seven run lead. Great American Ball Park giveth and Great American Ball Park taketh away.
I'm amazed that Lavarnway is still around but apparently he's played games in all seasons except 2016 after he was called up for a cup of coffee in 2011.

He has a 1.038 OPS in 5 games in Cincinnati. I think he's turned a corner.
 

edoug

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I'm amazed that Lavarnway is still around but apparently he's played games in all seasons except 2016 after he was called up for a cup of coffee in 2011.

He has a 1.038 OPS in 5 games in Cincinnati. I think he's turned a corner.
Maybe a tad premature, but still good for him.
 

jon abbey

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Actually he got DFAd a few days ago when their regular catchers came back, he cleared waivers and is back in AAA.
 

Hank Scorpio

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Craig Kimbrel, and his FIP of nearly 7 placed on the IL with a knee injury.

Easy to get on Dombrowski for not signing or trading for a closer, but Kimbrel certainly isn’t the answer to our woes.
 

threecy

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Craig Kimbrel, and his FIP of nearly 7 placed on the IL with a knee injury.

Easy to get on Dombrowski for not signing or trading for a closer, but Kimbrel certainly isn’t the answer to our woes.
Considering his second half and post season performance last year, I think it was a good idea to steer clear.