Sabean Speaks But Says Little- Don’t Expect Giants to Rebound Second Half Amidst Management Failures

     MISMANAGEMENT MAY DOOM SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS  FOR YEARS   Former (and some say still current  ‘co’-general manager of the San Francisco Giants), Brian Sabean  spoke in a rare interview July 11 (with Andrew Baggerly, Alameda Newspaper Group)    about how dreadful the team has been playing the last two half seasons in a row. Perhaps because the team had the best record in baseball the first half season last year, Sabean is still one of the believers that the Giants players are too good not to  bounce back the second half of 2017.       Only problem is that times have changed and the Giants haven’t . And THAT’S THE PROBLEM! .  Yes,...

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Has Baseball Become Too ‘PC’? – President Rejected From Throwing First Pitch Yet PEDs Now Acceptable

STEROIDS OVER PRESIDENT –  What Happened to America, Apple Pie and Baseball? Now Steroids, PEDs Becoming Acceptable While Prez Is Not Now, it’s major league baseball the American pastime that is disrespecting the office so long entwined with the sport.  President Trump doesn’t need that nor does baseball, whose overall attendance has remained stagnant for the past seven years. Can you imagine  Obama being asked not to throw out the first pitch. No one dare broach such a request of the first black president but when it comes to President Trump, it’s all anti-Trump all the time…whether it’s the media going against every Trump appointee or new law, still trying to use the ‘Russian hack’...

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BAY AREA BASEBALL CONTRARY TRADES, ACTIONS

    Wolf/A’s Still Taking Out Stadium Frustrations on Fans BAY AREA BASEBALL TRADES SIGNAL BAD TIMES – TIME TO DROP  AXE ON TRADER BILLY     Oakland A’s real General Manager and part owner, Billy Beane has worn out his welcome.   Now more than 15 years since he effectively took over the organization – shades of Charles Finley and the early days of the Oakland A’s – Beane has again decimated the team and the morale of all concerned,   much like Finley did when he brought the Kansas City Atheetics to Oakland in 1968 . Only difference is that, in the end, Finley succeeded with World Series teams while Beane hasn’t.  ...

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Oakland A’s 2015 Post Mortem – Good A’s, Bad Billy ‘Giveth and Taketh Away’

Oakland A’s 2015 Post Mortem- From Pennant Winners to Last Place in 162 days   WHAT DO THE FOLLOWING 11 PLAYERS HAVE IN COMMON? Just in the current playoffs, alone, Oakland A’s fans will ‘get’ to watch no less than 11  ‘Billy Giveaways’ that could be a World Series caliber unit in itself: JOSH DONALDSON, YOENIS CESPEDES, SCOTT KASMIR, BRANDON MOSS, BEN ZOBRIST, LUKE GREGERSON, JED LOWRIE, JON LESTER, JASON HAMMEL, TYLER CLIPPARD, ADDISON RUSSELL – an All-Star team in itself that shoulda coulda been representing the Oakland A’s this year in the playoffs..  certainly as good or better team than the A’s sent to the playoffs in 2014.  And there’smore…     MR. MONEY BALL...

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BILLY BEANE ENIGMA – Who Is He and Can the A’s Ever Win It All With Him?

Billy Bean vs. Brian Sabean – Longest and formerly longest tenured GMs and Bay Area rivals  never made a trade with each other, but Beane made up for it on his own    NOW GONE IS JOSH DONALDSON and his 40 homers and .300 average  this year in Toronto. GONE IS YEONNIS CESPEDES and his 30 homers in New York. Imagine still having those two on the A’s along with Zobrist and Kazmir and maybe even Jon Lester. It’s crazy that Beane is so good at acquiring these players (the Giants could never get) but then turns around and trades them away! It can’t be all about money. Beane is a total paradox, an ego-centric...

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SF Giants Minor Leaguer ‘Encouraged To Cheat’ -How Pervasive, Symptomatic of Team?

  On the occasion of the 10th Anniversary of Game of Shadows we visit a related, recent  story that went ‘under the radar’ when first out not long ago  ….    SF   Giants Minor League Player Encouraged To Cheat -How Pervasive Is This (if true)?   “I didn’t have an ‘out’ pitch. One way you can develop an ‘out’ pitch is by cheating,” he said. “One of the coaches kind of suggested that to me.” – Garrett Broshuis, former #SFGiants Minor League Player Deflate-gate. Pine tar ‘advantage zone.’  We hear about more and more ways teams and sports figures today may be  ‘cheating’  their sports , but none more than, perhaps, this one still ‘under...

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San Francisco Giants Blanked from EXEC of Year , MVP Voting

HOW GIANTS BEAT ALL ODDS TO WIN FIRST (2) WORLD SERIES IN 56 YEARS     WORLD SERIES SFGiants vs Oakland A’s April HALF PRICE TICKETS- BEST PRICES, BEST SEATS, BEST DATESS – GOLDSTAR >>>   #SFGiants Perhaps First World Series Winner Blanked from  Individual Honors – and even Runners Up Usually when a team wins a world series – let alone three in five years, other teams start gunning for its front office people. As one example, the Dodgers just acquired the American Wild Card Champion Oakland A’s assistant GM Farhan Zaidi and also had acquired another former assistant, Paul DePodesta some years back. The Dodgers even went after arch-rival  San Francisco Giants’ Ned Coletti a few...

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