Sure, baseball season is coming. And yeah, the draft is coming in April. But even that is muted as we won’t have any day one picks as our #1 went to Miami for the Trey Lance pick, and the #2 went to Carolina for Run CMC. The upside being of course is that this draft crew seems to hit on a ton of 3rd round and later talent. Unless it is a running back, but that is a different issue. Davis-Price prolly gets released in training camp to follow the path of Trey Sermon out the door.
As it sits now we have 10 picks. 3 in the 3rd, 3 in the 5th, 3 in the 7th, and 1 in the 6th. We got a bunch of comp picks for our black coaches being hired away, including DC DeMeco Ryans, and other things, but I’ll tell ya one thing about Shanahan, he sure knows how to pick a coaching staff.
In his first year picking a staff as a head coach in 2017, 3 of his assistants are now head coaches in Running Back coach Mike McDaniel, DC Robert Saleh, and Defensive Quality Control coach and DC DeMeco Ryans. Rick Scangarello became OC of the Broncos and Eagles, Mike LeFleur is the OC of the Rams, and Bobby Slowik is now OC of the Texans with Ryans. And this was his first staff. Countless other coaches have been hired away, and Anthony Lynn, our Assistant Head Coach and Running backs coach will likely be hired away soon.
So, day 2 and 3 of the draft is our wheelhouse. April 27th and April 28th.
- Round 3, Pick 99
- Round 3, Pick 100
- Round 3, Pick 101
- Round 5, Pick 157
- Round 5, Pick 166
- Round 5, Pick 173
- Round 6, Pick 216
- Round 7, Pick 224
- Round 7, Pick 249
- Round 7, Pick 255
Brock Purdy is a prime example of why the draft is a crap shoot, go head roll the dice
Basically our 3rd rd picks are 4th rounders. But the 3rd day should be fun. It will all be worth it if Lance turns out to be what’s advertised. Bosa should get his contract and maybe Aiyuk too. I think Kinlaw gets kicked to the curb, hopefully we can get a 4th rounder for him. Once again I am all in on the Giants, definitely one of my favorite times of year.
Yeah, they are all comp picks looking at the order. They can still focus on center, RT, LT, and swing guard in the draft and via free agency. DB depth as well. Al-Shaair is a free agent, as are about 35 other guys, so they are gonna be busy this offseason.
Speaking of offseasons, a weird off-season for the Giants. By the end of last season, they had actually come up with a decent pen and they finished on an up note. Although reading about the team you’d think they lost 120 games and their stadium blew up.
Judge is gonna be OK for a couple years and then become a dead weight. Not too worried about missing on him. Same with Correa. He’s gonna be a solid guy for a couple years and break down. Maybe not even that long. They got solid guys in Conforto and Haniger who should improve the hitting. Sean Manaea and Taylor Rogers should step right into their roles.
No they aren’t gonna challenge for the West, but the WC is easily in play. And their prospects really need to make some hay. Ramos, Luciano, Harrison, Bishop, and even Matos and Schmitt need to take big steps.
Should be a fun season despite all the pissing and moaning.
And the Niners just hired Klint Kubiak to be their OC, or whatever the 2nd in command of our offense is. What the team calls a “top role” in their offense. He’s replacing Bobby Slowik, our passing game coordinator. Yes, Klint is the son of perennial John Elway backup QB Gary Kubiak. Gary of course was the 49ers QB coach in that long-ago Super Bowl win in that 1994 season. The OC was of course Kyle’s dad, Mike Shanahan.
So I guess the circle is complete and the team can finally win a Super Bowl.
RIP Tim McCarver
What do you all think
Z had set his off-season priorities as 1) 2 new OFers, 2) 1 new middle IFer, and 3) a bolstered starting rotation and bullpen. He got his 2 OFers, though lighter weight than he first targeted, and still no CFer, so… guess another Yaz/Slater platoon there until something else happens. Did very well on the rotation and ‘pen, I would say that pitching will be a strength. Completely whiffed on any kind of IFer; I think the infield will be a work in progress, because as it is set now, it kinda sucks. The 3-headed monster at 1b could be horrible, both offensively and defensively, unless Wade Jr. really picks it and makes it his own. 3b will also be a work in progress for much of the season, I would guess, again, until someone claims it. If half the IF positions (or even 3/4ths) end up platoony, that’s going to be disappointing, IMO. Hey, it’s still the off-season, could see another move or two before opening day, though likely not significant. Yeah, ready for some baseball….
Definitely “ready for some baseball.” Not big fan of ST and Giants seem mostly set for position players, though lot of noise around C. At least we won’t have LaStella to kick around, but yes middle IF needs an additional help for Crawford and Estrada (who should be better).
I think I can get used to shorter games with pitch clock.
I am worried about the defense. it doesn’t look like we did a lot to improve that.
Josh Bell would have been an easy get. Pissed they didn’t get him.
Well, not having Joc and Luis Gonzalez stumbling around out there can’t hurt.
Yep! Baby steps! Losing Belt though is gonna hurt. As much as I was annoyed by him.
Thanks for that nice pic of you and daughter skiing. You still going back and forth from Bay Area to Montana? Oy
Yep. Driving back on Saturday/Sunday. Decent weather thankfully. One last day of skiing tomorrow.
Irish, they all suck. We need a back-up till Purdy is right, but any one of those will be the same flavor of shit.
Stidham looked great against us but didn’t do much otherwise. Heiniekie is OK at times.
If it comes down to it, one of those will be OK. Darnold, Bridgewater, Dalton, Brissett? No no and nooooo.
Yeah none of them inspire confidence in winning
Speaking of baseball, these new rules are for the fucking birds. Shift limiting is pretty lame, but hey, I’ll give Manfred that one as it MIGHT raise BAs a little. And baseball pretty much played their positions for 130 years in their spots. But I don’t like rules that downplay strategy. Like the fucking DH, but that ship has sailed, sank, and is now a beautiful coral reef.
But the 2 throws to 1st thing? Calling balks tighter? Fucking joke. How does this help the game? All it will do is get more air time for the fucking umps.
Bigger bases? Whoop de fucking doo. If it cuts down on collisions, hey, great. We’ll get more replays at 1st base I suppose.
Is the umps union paying off Manfred?
You posted these guys before. Crazy I’d never heard of them. They are very bizarre.
Yeah, I think this is just about their full playbook. I never heard of them either I wish I would have known about them in ’66’ cause I would have liked em.
Jack Hammer at PD questioning how many QB injuries the Niners have had.
5 out of the last 6 years a serious QB injury. Sure some is bad luck, my contention is that some of these play calls expose our various QB’s more than the average play caller would sanction. Just too much risk.
I think the Giants are gonna field a pretty good team this year. Due to the schedule changes this year it gives us like 10 less game between the dogs and pads so we might end up being a nuisance.
Yeah that can’t hurt but they will be more exposed to better AL teams too. I think pitching could be very good and as Unc said hopefully D improves. Maybe more of return to Torture style low scoring games. Doval working on improving time to the plate, lol.
Baggs had nice column on Villar in Athletic today. Hope he can hit and field and solidify everyday spot in the lineup
Yeah, I read that one. There seem to be a lot of ‘IF’s with this years team but the real ? for me is our farm system, If they crap out again this year we are probably in trouble so for the time being I am gonna hope for the best.
Willied/Winder..I’m excited about Villar as is Z basically declaring he’s the 3rd baseman incumbent coming into camp and with his major upside in his power potential.Defense will likely improve with more game experience as well, and the idea of getting some play at second when Estrada moves over to SS to give Craw a dayoff against a tough lefty is a good plan as well.I would love to see Villar getting close to 500 AB’s this season!
And let Davis get a lot of play at 1B to keep 2 power bats in the LU.Actually looks good with the DH RH bats with Davis,Flores( who should see less playing time in the field to keep him fresh imo) and Villar..Then LH DH Joc&Wade Jr with Wade getting work at 1B/OF some as well..
Looking forward to Hangier as well,please stay healthy cause he has solid power capable of 30 bombs in the middle of that LU..
12th I think Lance’s injury was a direct result of bad play calling on Shanahan’s part. Garoppolo’s was just his poor pocket presence and lack of feel for the pressure. Purdy’s injury was a fluke due to the severity of it, but there should have been a better protection scheme. As KC showed, they ran the same sort of scheme on Reddick but had the tackle help instead of leaving Reddick 1:1 on the TE.
If Villar can hold down 1st, I’d love to see Davis play 1st. I’ll never get over them not getting Bell for cheap. He would have beena nice upgrade over the platoon shit they will use.
I don’t know where I read it but Kapler or someone said they want a set infield of everyday players. If it does not happen this year it sure as hell should be a set infield next year. I hate platooning. They are letting players become specialist at the plate, platoon a guy cause he can’t hit lefties or vice versa righties. Older players are laughing at them.
Interesting take on Purdy
I think this is one of Spector’s ‘wall of sound cuts.’
Yeah, Irish, that’s pretty much what we’ve been saying here about Purdy. Better on the move, and Shanahan was MUCH more inclined to use play action rollouts. Jimmy was horrible at that. But we also didn’t block it well.
And early on, Purdy was doing great rolling backside to Williams’ side rather than rolling to McGlinchey’s side. Teams did pick up on that, but the adjustment on Purdy isn’t that big a deal. Also, MvGlinchey’s (or our new RT’s) blocking needs to improve. Purdy just need reps to gain confidence in more situations. I’m not worried about his progressions.
Or his progression.
So Purdy surgery is postponed due to the inflammation not going down, they say it could be nothing or it could mean the injury is worst than thought,
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