IR You Ready for Baseball? And, Row Jimmy, Row

The Giants are hitting the IR in mid-season form as Mitch Haniger, Brandon Crawford, Luis Gonzalez, David Villar, Ronald Guzman, Marco Luciano, and Thomas Szapucki are all dealing with injuries. Haven’t seen much of spring training from the Giants, but they have 16 days to get healthy.

I think these are all fairly mundane, except for Mitch Haniger. Oblique injuries are hard to gauge, but we will see.

In other news, Jimmy Garoppolo is taking his football and rowing his boat across the Bay to Oakland, uh, Vegas, as the love, hate, love relationship is finally over. At least on this side of the Bay. The Raiders are essentially trading out of Carr’s $37 million and saving $15 mill as they pay Jimmy $22 mill. Even with Jimmy G instead of Carr, offense shouldn’t be their problem. They will win or (probably) lose because of their defense. Lack thereof.

Aaron Rodgers is apparently serious about the Jets so we will see how that works out. That would be something different anyway. And the Niners signed Sam Darnold.

Here’s to hoping he never sees the field.


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40 Responses to IR You Ready for Baseball? And, Row Jimmy, Row

  1. Winder says:

    Does anyone know if we get comp picks next year for either McGlinchey, Jimmy, or Ward?

    I read over at Roto that Jimmy was getting 74+ mill for 3 years so that would make it close to 25 a year.

    I don’t see how baseball players get hurt all the fucking time. I can understand it if someone gets beaned or cleated but a lot of these injuries sound like they are just not conditioned very well. Giants can’t afford many injuries.

  2. alleykat69 says:

    You can check off ( hmm Star Trek Russian?) OF Luis Gonzalez who is having back surgery and will be out a minimum of 16 weeks and probably longer. I hope Hangier’s oblique is minor cause they are way to heavy on LH OF bats with only Slater the other RH hitting Outfielder..

    Btw..Giants would be fools not to keep Sabol who is tearing it up and could be Bart’s LH counterpunch at Catcher, but supposedly can play some LF/1B as well?If the Giants decide he’s not the fit they have to let him go back to the Pirates under Rule 5 that would be so fucked up!!
    Nobody wants to see .220 hitter Wynn back here.
    And also Casey Schmitt is by far their best 3rd baseman a fantastic defender,bigger version of Matt Williams and he’s been tearing the cover off the ball! He should also get a crack to break ST with club, but knowing the Giants he will sadly start in Sac..

  3. alleykat69 says:

    Winder I read on ninersnation that’s the Niners should get high comp picks next year for Jimmy&McGlinchey if they signed on day 1 F/A which they did.It didn’t mention Ward?who also signed yesterday, hope this helps..

    And in more movements besides my bowels,
    The Raiders have traded TE Darren Waller to the NY Giants for a 3rd rd pick(100) which seems crazy, but then again it’s the Raiders we’re talking about..

  4. Winder says:

    Looks like we lost Alzeez(sp) to the Titans and Moseley to the Lions. To me that sucks I really liked both those guys. Seems to me we could have come up with 6mil for Moseley.

  5. willedav says:

    Lol, JG is hexed. A day after Raiders sign him they trade away Daren Waller to NYGs.
    Per profootball ref, G played in 57 games for Niners in 6 years, though 26 of those were in last 2 seasons. O/U on how many games he survives with Vegas this year?

  6. Winder says:

    Wow, that makes 3 in a row.

  7. PaulinAsia Banh Bao says:

    I can’t remember too many (maybe even any) players who won a spot out of spring training, and as has been discussed, the side of the road to the majors is littered with ST flashes in the pan who never …. panned out. But completely agree that Sabol and Schmitts Creek look like they deserve a chance. Z and Kotter seem like the types who already “knew” in their minds who would make the team from the start of ST, but maybe they’ll surprise us by keeping the likes of Sabol instead of Wynns, who sucks. Especially with injuries on the rise.

  8. unca_chuck says:

    Of all the sports, baseball is by far the easiest on the players. Like John Kruk said, “I’m not an athlete, I’m a baseball player!”

    Ludicrous these guys get hurt all the time.

    • PaulinAsia Banh Bao says:

      Used to go to a lot of hockey games in my Boston days. Sort of became my 2nd sport, after baseball. It always cracked me up to see a hockey player get slammed into the boards and break teeth, nose, etc., require 10 stitches above the eye, and then they’re back on the ice 10 minutes later. Baseball players? Ouch, I think I tweaked something…..

    • willedav says:

      No one has figured out how to keep modern pitchers healthy. They don’t throw near as often as old guys did, minors guys start careers with pitch and innings limits, and yet there are more invasive surgeries and injuries than ever.

  9. willedav says:

    There were 4 pitchers total in NL last season that worked 200 innings.
    shutouts? Leaders had 1, all season. wtf? wonder what Marichal thinks of this? He had season with 10 of them. He would have more in a month than guys today did in 6.

    • PaulinAsia Banh Bao says:

      I seem to remember as a kid hearing about this; even way back in little league, our manager didn’t want the pitchers to throw side-arm because he said it would hurt their arms too much, made them pitch straight overhand. A few years later, it was the opposite, side-arm was less stressful. 3/4 delivery seemed least harmful. I was a pitcher and infielder, I just threw whatever. Who knows.

    • Winder says:

      Baseball sure isn’t the game it used to be. Just imagine what a player like Mays or Koufax would be making now days. When I was a kid I expected Marichal, Perry, McCormack, and Sanford to pitch complete games. And unless they got hammered they often did.

      • PaulinAsia Banh Bao says:

        Yeah, the “bullpen” was sort of just an extra thing in the old days, it seemed…

  10. alleykat69 says:

    I’m old school when the pitchers like Marichal,Perry,Gibson,Ryan,Palmer,Jenkins,Seaver,Clemens etc would just go out and throw 9 then chugs some beers and smoke some cigars and never use ice on the shoulder! Real Men! Like those Hockey Players,Toothless,Stiches,Black eyes 👀 Damm I miss those days!
    Oh and P/A do u remember the guy who did tear up ST for the Giants hitting like .716?? Randy Elliott made the team and couldn’t do it the bigs crashing hard,it sucked I was pulling for him..
    PS..Yeah I just want some young blood hungry players on the Giants so I’m pulling for both Up Schmitts Creek&Sabol Island to make this squad out of ST…

    • PaulinAsia Banh Bao says:

      Yes, remember Randy Elliot, also remember some lower level players tearing it up but then unable to stick. The Jarrett Parkers of the world.

  11. Winder says:

    We just lost Brunskill. I can’t remember this many Niners jumping ship at the beginning of FA. All about the Money.

  12. unca_chuck says:

    Bullpens back in the day had 4-5 guys. Now it’s 12-13. Certainly a sea-change in bullpen/bench use from the 70s.

  13. Locojuan says:

    When Nolan Ryan was the CEO of the Rangers, didn’t he eliminate the pitch count for their pitchers or something like that?
    Ryan was a stud, and I’m sure Ventura agrees.

  14. unca_chuck says:

    Shit, the problem with the Niners signing all these make-good deals is when they make good, they want to cash in. We had like 25 free agents this season.

  15. unca_chuck says:

    Shon Coleman is a free agent. They may pick him back up. We need bodies.

  16. alleykat69 says:

    Moseley was good when he was on the field and will be missed, but I hope they could really upgrade more by getting recently released CB Darius Slay even at 32 he’s a fantastic cover man, always around the ball for pass breakups/interceptions possibilities.Maybe he takes allitle less on a 2 year deal for a chance at a SB ring?Hey they just got Hargrave maybe the Slay man follows?

  17. Winder says:

    Looks like Romo is coming back.

  18. unca_chuck says:

    All but done in Rodgers to the Jets.

  19. alleykat69 says:

    Stacking up more on the DL the 49ers are signing former Raider’s bust DE Clelin Ferrel(4th overall pick) to a 1yr 2.5M(1.8M guaranteed contract).Nothing wrong with this deal if DL coach Jason Kourek(sp) can get the most out of him. I’m thinking they’re shifting to OL(RT) CB&TE in the draft..TE class is deep and Shanahan likes 2TE sets a lot with a more athletic type and pass catcher in the Kittle form then Woerner,Dwelly etc.

  20. unca_chuck says:

    To go with DBs as well

  21. unca_chuck says:

    Sergio Romo for a 1 day contract? Not sure how effective he is anymore.

    • alleykat69 says:

      Oh Sergio will just pitch in the Bay Bridge Series and walk into the sunset with his well earned 3W/S rings! Forever a Giants! Never can forget that BP fastball freezing Miggy in Detroit for strike 3 and his fuck yeah pounding his chest!!
      Class act move by the Giants organization bringing him back for a day..,

  22. Winder says:

    I don’t think I have ever seen a 0-0 tie game before. Interesting.

  23. alleykat69 says:

    Anybody’s March Madness Bracket took a hit with 15 seed Princeton knocking off 2 seed Arizona?
    Back 30-40 years ago this rarely happened, but now any seed can knock off anyone!
    PS…Arizona now has the dubious unwanted NCAA record of being the only team losing to a 15 seed twice. Losing to Santa Clara led by PG Steve Nash back in 1993..

  24. Winder says:

    A little snipit from the Athletic

    5. Hargrave has an awesome nickname.

    We live in an era of bland monikers. Talanoa Hufanga is Huf. Tashaun Gipson Sr. is Gip. Brandon Aiyuk is BA. Rinse. Repeat. Yawn.

    Hargrave, however, has a fantastic sobriquet — Gravedigger. When he was growing up, his friends used to call him “Grave” due to the last syllable of his surname, which is standard nickname protocol.

    At South Carolina State, his defensive coordinator started calling him Gravedigger for the speed at which he took quarterbacks to the ground. Hargrave said he began using the moniker for his Instagram account and it stuck when he went to the NFL. It doesn’t hurt that Gravedigger has had 40 1/2 sacks since.

    (In fairness, we should point out that there’s another exception to the blah nickname trend. Tyshun Samuel’s nickname is so perfect that hardly anyone calls him Tyshun.)

  25. alleykat69 says:

    I just pray are new Javon Gravedigger Hargrove turns out better than are last one Steven “GraveDuggar “ Duggar from the SF Giants..

  26. unca_chuck says:

    New thread is up.

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