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Re: Big Unit signs with SF

Postby San D » Sun Dec 28, 2008 4:20 am

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San D wrote:I really like the Giants' chances next year. A starting rotation of Lincecum, Cain, Johnson and Sanchez is nasty. If Lowry can come back OK, that could push Zito to the pen where he could make an adequate, high priced lefty killer or long man/6th starter. Wilson is fine as the closer. Just a little bit of offense (maybe a Dunn or Manny signing) could be enough with that staff to give them the NL West.

Consider them my super sleeper. ;-D


Today's sign of the apocalypse: A 125 million dollar lefty specialist / spot starter.... :-S


It's definitely more wishful thinking on my part since Zito had an adequate 2nd half last year, but barring a trade, someone would have to take this spot starter role IF everyone is healthy. I just have a bad feeling it would be Sanchez. :-?
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Re: Big Unit signs with SF

Postby GiantsFan14 » Sun Dec 28, 2008 7:02 am

San D wrote:
pokerplaya wrote:
San D wrote:I really like the Giants' chances next year. A starting rotation of Lincecum, Cain, Johnson and Sanchez is nasty. If Lowry can come back OK, that could push Zito to the pen where he could make an adequate, high priced lefty killer or long man/6th starter. Wilson is fine as the closer. Just a little bit of offense (maybe a Dunn or Manny signing) could be enough with that staff to give them the NL West.

Consider them my super sleeper. ;-D


Today's sign of the apocalypse: A 125 million dollar lefty specialist / spot starter.... :-S


It's definitely more wishful thinking on my part since Zito had an adequate 2nd half last year, but barring a trade, someone would have to take this spot starter role IF everyone is healthy. I just have a bad feeling it would be Sanchez. :-?


there's no way sanchez is put into a spot starter role. it's highly unlikely lowry will be able to provide anything this year, and even if he does sanchez is higher on the depth chart. also, i'm pretty sure sanchez would get traded before they made him a spot starter.
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Re: Big Unit signs with SF

Postby wkelly91 » Sun Dec 28, 2008 7:03 am

He was actually pretty good in sept/oct:

w- 2 L-1 ERA-3.15 GS-5 Inn-34.1 H-29 ER-12 BB-15 K-27 BAA-.225
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Re: Big Unit signs with SF

Postby stumpak » Sun Dec 28, 2008 9:15 am

I don't see how anyone can complain about this signing. $8M/yr for a decent starter is not bad, but to get this in a one year contract with no downside risk in the outyears is pretty good.
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Re: Big Unit signs with SF

Postby San D » Sun Dec 28, 2008 10:49 am

GiantsFan14 wrote:
San D wrote:
pokerplaya wrote:
Today's sign of the apocalypse: A 125 million dollar lefty specialist / spot starter.... :-S


It's definitely more wishful thinking on my part since Zito had an adequate 2nd half last year, but barring a trade, someone would have to take this spot starter role IF everyone is healthy. I just have a bad feeling it would be Sanchez. :-?


there's no way sanchez is put into a spot starter role. it's highly unlikely lowry will be able to provide anything this year, and even if he does sanchez is higher on the depth chart. also, i'm pretty sure sanchez would get traded before they made him a spot starter.


I agree on a trade occurring before this scenario was to ever happen. I just read a blurb from the Johnson signing article on mlb.com that Sabean is more open to trading Sanchez now that Unit is signed.
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Re: Big Unit signs with SF

Postby baizboll » Mon Dec 29, 2008 1:51 pm

San D wrote:I agree on a trade occurring before this scenario was to ever happen. I just read a blurb from the Johnson signing article on mlb.com that Sabean is more open to trading Sanchez now that Unit is signed.



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Re: Big Unit signs with SF

Postby ayebatter » Mon Dec 29, 2008 1:56 pm

baizboll wrote:
San D wrote:I agree on a trade occurring before this scenario was to ever happen. I just read a blurb from the Johnson signing article on mlb.com that Sabean is more open to trading Sanchez now that Unit is signed.



Sabean is giving me agita lately. :-t



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Re: Big Unit signs with SF

Postby Snakes Gould » Mon Dec 29, 2008 2:14 pm

stumpak wrote:I don't see how anyone can complain about this signing. $8M/yr for a decent starter is not bad, but to get this in a one year contract with no downside risk in the outyears is pretty good.


the complaint is easy to see. the giants are not winning much of anything this season so why waste the 8 million on a 1 year stopgap when they could use a guy for far less money for 1 year while a younger better option comes along.

now, if randy can muster up enough attention/dollars for the giants to cover the 8 million, then its a good signing.
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Re: Big Unit signs with SF

Postby AquaMan2342 » Mon Dec 29, 2008 2:59 pm

Snakes Gould wrote:
stumpak wrote:I don't see how anyone can complain about this signing. $8M/yr for a decent starter is not bad, but to get this in a one year contract with no downside risk in the outyears is pretty good.


the complaint is easy to see. the giants are not winning much of anything this season so why waste the 8 million on a 1 year stopgap when they could use a guy for far less money for 1 year while a younger better option comes along.

now, if randy can muster up enough attention/dollars for the giants to cover the 8 million, then its a good signing.


What's wrong with thinking SF can contend in the NL West this season? Their pitching staff has the potential to be the best top-to-bottom in the entire NL. If they are able to find a decent power-hitting outfielder I don't see why they can't make a run in that division.
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Re: Big Unit signs with SF

Postby Pogotheostrich » Mon Dec 29, 2008 3:12 pm

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Snakes Gould wrote:
stumpak wrote:I don't see how anyone can complain about this signing. $8M/yr for a decent starter is not bad, but to get this in a one year contract with no downside risk in the outyears is pretty good.


the complaint is easy to see. the giants are not winning much of anything this season so why waste the 8 million on a 1 year stopgap when they could use a guy for far less money for 1 year while a younger better option comes along.

now, if randy can muster up enough attention/dollars for the giants to cover the 8 million, then its a good signing.


What's wrong with thinking SF can contend in the NL West this season? Their pitching staff has the potential to be the best top-to-bottom in the entire NL. If they are able to find a decent power-hitting outfielder I don't see why they can't make a run in that division.

They finished 12 GB in the West last year. I guess anything is possible but SF offense would need more than a "decent power-hitting outfielder". SF ranked 15th in R, 13th in OBP and 15th in SLG% in the NL.
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