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Postby AussieDodger » Fri Feb 15, 2008 8:37 am

As someone who's not very fond of the current SF Giants, I found this article very amusing.

http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/news?slug=ap-giants-molina&prov=ap&type=lgns

Molina doesn't plan to change his approach at the plate in the slightest for San Francisco. The catcher batted .276 with 19 home runs, 19 doubles and a career-high 81 RBIs last year in his first season with the Giants and first in the National League.


So he's going to continue not to take walks, and to have a .300 OBP? Lucky Giants!
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Re: Molina ready to bat cleanup for Giants in Bonds' old spot

Postby Bloody Sox » Fri Feb 15, 2008 9:04 am

Murderer's Row out there in S.F: Aurilia, Rowand, Molina, Winn. FEAR THE GIANTS!!!

Poor Lincecum and Cain... they could put up a 3.20 ERA, 1.10 WHIP, and 200Ks and still not win 10 games.
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Re: Molina ready to bat cleanup for Giants in Bonds' old spot

Postby stumpak » Fri Feb 15, 2008 11:12 am

Makes Molina a good "undervalued" target.
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Re: Molina ready to bat cleanup for Giants in Bonds' old spot

Postby knapplc » Fri Feb 15, 2008 11:29 am

Bloody Sox wrote:Murderer's Row out there in S.F: Aurilia, Rowand, Molina, Winn. FEAR THE GIANTS!!!

Poor Lincecum and Cain... they could put up a 3.20 ERA, 1.10 WHIP, and 200Ks and still not win 10 games.

And isn't that just a tragedy? It's not like there are a bazillion good arms out there, and then to have two decent SP pitch with this kind of "support," it just further thins the field, and that totally sucks. :-[
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Re: Molina ready to bat cleanup for Giants in Bonds' old spot

Postby AussieDodger » Fri Feb 15, 2008 11:33 am

knapplc wrote:
Bloody Sox wrote:Murderer's Row out there in S.F: Aurilia, Rowand, Molina, Winn. FEAR THE GIANTS!!!

Poor Lincecum and Cain... they could put up a 3.20 ERA, 1.10 WHIP, and 200Ks and still not win 10 games.

And isn't that just a tragedy? It's not like there are a bazillion good arms out there, and then to have two decent SP pitch with this kind of "support," it just further thins the field, and that totally sucks. :-[


Didn't Randy Johnson drag 16 wins out of the 2004 Arizona Diamondbacks?
THAT was torturous owning him.
He pitched so well that year he should have won 25.
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Re: Molina ready to bat cleanup for Giants in Bonds' old spot

Postby BronXBombers51 » Fri Feb 15, 2008 11:39 am

AussieDodger wrote:
knapplc wrote:
Bloody Sox wrote:Murderer's Row out there in S.F: Aurilia, Rowand, Molina, Winn. FEAR THE GIANTS!!!

Poor Lincecum and Cain... they could put up a 3.20 ERA, 1.10 WHIP, and 200Ks and still not win 10 games.

And isn't that just a tragedy? It's not like there are a bazillion good arms out there, and then to have two decent SP pitch with this kind of "support," it just further thins the field, and that totally sucks. :-[


Didn't Randy Johnson drag 16 wins out of the 2004 Arizona Diamondbacks?
THAT was torturous owning him.
He pitched so well that year he should have won 25.


Yeah, RJ should have won another Cy that year.
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Re: Molina ready to bat cleanup for Giants in Bonds' old spot

Postby Field » Fri Feb 15, 2008 11:52 am

BronXBombers51 wrote:Yeah, RJ should have won another Cy that year.


That was a hell of a year, plus he had that perfect game on TBS. Who won the CY that year, Roger?

RJ might actually be a decent grab this year since he can be had so late.
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Re: Molina ready to bat cleanup for Giants in Bonds' old spot

Postby Simulacrum » Fri Feb 15, 2008 11:54 am

BronXBombers51 wrote:
Yeah, RJ should have won another Cy that year.


You ain't kidding.

290 K's

2.60 ERA

.90 WHIP

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and that perfect game too... :-°
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Re: Molina ready to bat cleanup for Giants in Bonds' old spot

Postby AussieDodger » Fri Feb 15, 2008 11:56 am

Simulacrum wrote:
BronXBombers51 wrote:
Yeah, RJ should have won another Cy that year.


You ain't kidding.

290 K's

2.60 ERA

.90 WHIP

.197 BAA

and that perfect game too... :-°


How many games did he lose 1-0? aarrrghhhh :-t :-D
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Re: Molina ready to bat cleanup for Giants in Bonds' old spot

Postby RyeWhiskey » Fri Feb 15, 2008 12:35 pm

Cain and Lincecum know the Giants are rebuilding. They know it'll take a year or two, which is good because that's about how much time they need to hone their skills and become elite SPs. The Giants will work it all out in the end, I have faith. But this season will be absolutely grueling... agh.

In terms of Cs, this has got to boost Molina up a spot or two. Hitting cleanup as opposed to the usual 8-spot should provide him with 'ample' RBI opportunities: R Davis is quick as all hell, Winn is serviceable on the basepaths, etc... I'd slot him in for another 80+ RBIs this year. Thoughts?

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