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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How Do Lackluster SF Giants Keep Winning in Post-Season with Bumgarner ‘One Man Wrecking Crew’ ? #Steroids

How Is Bumgarner ‘One Man Wrecking Crew’ Enough for Lackluster Giants To Keep Winning In Post-Season #steroids          ‘He (Madison Bumgarner)  has now pitched in eight postseason road games. The Giants have won all eight of them. He has worked 53⅔ innings in those eight games. The opposition has scored a total of three earned runs. And he has faced 24 hitters with runners in scoring position in those postseason road games. The next hit he allows will be his first. Yeah, really.’ -Jason Stark , ESPN commentary 10-6-16  This after Bumgarner  could barely win a  game the second half with a near 5.00 ERA The Giants can’t be called anything but lackluster –...

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HOW UNDERDOG #SFGIANTS KEEP COMING BACK IN POST-SEASONS 2010, 2012, 2014 -2016? #PEDs

  Giants Back At IT – Four ‘Even’ Years Running… WHY UNDER-DOG SF GIANTS KEEP MAKING/WINNING PLAYOFFS, WORLD SERIES’ 2010, 2012, 2014 #PEDs      They may have waited until the last week of September and first of October, but the San Francisco Giants appear to be back at it, once again sneaking into the playoff picture as the last Wild Card in the National League. After the most dreadful half season in Giants history – or in baseball history of the last fifty years – the Giants are suddenly  winning again, gaining their only their second series sweep  since the July All Star break, this against the division-leading Los Angeles Dodgers, to close out...

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Steroid Era Back in Full Swing? Late Season Hitting, Pitching Numbers Up #PEDs #Steroids

Thought it was bad in 2015?    STEROID ERA BACK IN FULL SWING? BOTH HITTING and PITCHING NUMBERS UP #PEDs #Steroids Ever notice how one day a team will get 20 hits and the next day three for no apparent reason (eg comparable opposing pitchers, same line-up, etc)?  It’s called increased drug testing and a team  with rampant PED use will suddenly go off the PEDs when drug testing is announced, thus the lower numbers. That’s why we’re seeing this, especially with teams with known wide-spread drug use like the #SFGiants, in our researched  opinion .(SEE http://buff.ly/29OS82a)  Yet, many ‘dumber’  players are still using – and more are getting caught what with over 10...

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Should Barry Bonds Be Given A Statue? Perry ‘Spitballs’ Were ‘Kids Play’ #PEDs

    DOES BARRY BONDS WARRANT A STATUE?  Voice Your Choice #PEDs #Steroids          The San Francisco Giants have honored their top players of the past with statues, most recently giving one to pitcher Gaylord Perry (August 13) of the 1960s-70s teams. In answering the question ‘Should Bonds Have A Statue?’  much is determined by one’s own feelings with regard to Performance Enhancing Drugs.   Before Barry Bonds came to the Giants in 1997 he was a ‘mere’ .275 hitter averaging  25 homers a year with Pittsburg during his mid-20s -lower combined averages than any Hall of Famers.  Of course we know what happened  when Bonds and  BALCO  burst upon the scene  in San...

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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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Byrd 7th PED Player Bust of over 10 This Year-MAKE BASEBALL FUN AGAIN Hat Sale #PEDs

BASEBALL FUN AGAIN Hat Sale as Baseball Still Struggles with PC, #PEDs Marlon Byrd was the SEVENTH PED bust in 2016 – there were only five all last year -with the 162 game suspension of two-timer and  last year  #SFGiants   BYRD; we thought it timely to run our ‘MAKE BASEBALL FUN AGAIN ‘ hat sale and thoughts. Since this story was written several months ago there have been at least three more #PEDs busts, by far the most #steroids indictments from direct MLB drug tests in years, if ever.  (Most previous indictments have been a result not of direct drug testing but as a secondary result of either the Biogenesis bust or the...

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GIANTS LATEST DEAL FOR BYRD DOUBLY TROUBLING FOR TRADITIONAL BASEBALL FANS

  President Larry Baer said Giants ‘Wary of Adding Players with PED Pasts’ Then Adds Three More in Past Two Years ‘Have we gone that far away from HONEST sports today that nobody cares anymore, and the Giants can , basically, thumb their collective noses at past drug testing efforts by MLB – weak as they may have been – especially now, in light of Barry Bonds‘ acquittal of all legal charges related to his PED and perjury allegations?’  With major league attendance and TV viewing down significantly since 2000 and the steroid era, MLB should perhaps  scrutinize  potential trades like  this latest trade, bringing another player with a PED past to the San Francisco Giants    ...

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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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Bonds Clearance Legitimizing PEDs, Bringing Him Closer to Hall of Fame

When Bonds Got To the Giants, there were no such discussions like the one above because Bonds ran the insane asylum.Bonds was the Giants multi-million ‘Golden Boy’ who outlasted the managers,   trainer,   owner, announcer and Jeff Kent and a lot of players he didn’t get along with.  Mild-mannered Managers Baker and Bochy would never get into a heated argument like the above with Bonds and upset the Giants PED, er, apple cart.  That’s why  Bonds left Pittsburg – because they didn’t stand for his temperament – and that’s why Baker left the Giants, because the world centered around Bonds in San Francisco – to the point he is still welcomed back to...

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