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Old 10-02-2010, 11:26 PM
 
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Actually I predict not only their third straight WS, but winning their second in 3 years!
I don't want Yankees to win the WS though.
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Old 10-03-2010, 12:09 AM
 
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Giants are killing me right now. Sanchez better end this crap tomorrow or im gona fk something up
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Old 10-03-2010, 02:47 AM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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Sandoval is finding throwing difficult with both hands around his throat.
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Old 10-03-2010, 09:35 AM
 
Location: Parts Unknown, Northern California
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Sandoval just does not have his head in the game. As well as the throwing error yesterday, he also turned a double into a single by hestitating in the batter's box, and then starting a slow trot to first as though he had homered. By the time he realized the ball was staying in the park, it was too late to go to afterburners. There is no excuse for this sort of airheaded stuff.

About ten games back he pulled another boner. With one out and the bases loaded, he got a quick one hopper hit directly to him one step away from third. What needed to be done was to either rifle the ball to second to start the inning ending double play, or to step on third and fire it home for the force out, which also would end the inning, or just fire it straight home for the force and hope that there was time to throw to first for the double play. Instead, Sandoval hesitated for a fatal moment, didn't step on third even though he was right next to it, and then he fired the ball home on a low trajectory as though he thought a tag play was needed. The throw was on time for the force out at home, but it was so low that the catcher had to bend way over for it and was unable to get back up in time to throw to first.

Obviously Sandoval had not thought through the situation in advance, he made the worst possible choices.

He does these sorts of things far too frequently. He isn't developing as a ballplayer at all. This may be the case of someone with natural All Star talent, but is just too dumb to get the most out of that talent.
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Old 10-03-2010, 05:17 PM
 
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Jonathan Sanchez was the MVP today. He gave 5 strong innings and got started with a triple that turned out to be the winning run!

Padres go home because we own the NL West!
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Old 10-03-2010, 05:19 PM
 
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Suck it!

Padres eliminated, lol
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Old 10-03-2010, 05:46 PM
 
Location: Parts Unknown, Northern California
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A factor which helped the Giants greatly this season was the perfect health of their starting rotation. None of them missed a start. Bumgarner and Wellemeyer divided 31 starts, but only one start was made all year by anyone not part of the regular rotation...Joe Martinez back in June.

Brian Sabean hasn't given me much reason to compliment him the last few years, but he certainly deserves congratulations for this season. His off season signings of Huff and Casilla, and in season aquistions of Burrell, Ramirez and Ross, worked out as great moves.
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Old 10-03-2010, 06:04 PM
 
Location: Washington state
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A factor which helped the Giants greatly this season was the perfect health of their starting rotation. None of them missed a start. Bumgarner and Wellemeyer divided 31 starts, but only one start was made all year by anyone not part of the regular rotation...Joe Martinez back in June.

Brian Sabean hasn't given me much reason to compliment him the last few years, but he certainly deserves congratulations for this season. His off season signings of Huff and Casilla, and in season aquistions of Burrell, Ramirez and Ross, worked out as great moves.

Don't forget the Molina trade, which made room for the man who should be the NL Rookie of the Year, Buster Posey. Of course, Sabean's detractors will point out that Posey should have started the season...
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Old 10-03-2010, 07:34 PM
 
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A factor which helped the Giants greatly this season was the perfect health of their starting rotation. None of them missed a start. Bumgarner and Wellemeyer divided 31 starts, but only one start was made all year by anyone not part of the regular rotation...Joe Martinez back in June.

Brian Sabean hasn't given me much reason to compliment him the last few years, but he certainly deserves congratulations for this season. His off season signings of Huff and Casilla, and in season aquistions of Burrell, Ramirez and Ross, worked out as great moves.
Health played a big role with excellent pitching, bullpen and closer. We don't have Barry Bonds though. Bumgarner should have started instead of Zito on Sat. This season is very much like the 2002, a late surge into the playoffs and now we play the braves again like we did in 2002. Home field advantage will help. I think this series has a chance to go to 5.
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Old 10-03-2010, 08:30 PM
 
Location: Sacramento
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Glad to see Aubrey Huff make the playoffs, he looks like a kid in a candy store out there. Nice to see a vet enjoying the experience after a decade in the majors.
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