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  1. irish

    irish DSP Staff Member Administrator

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    big if
    but if we swoop in at the last minute and (essentially) steal harper away from the giants, that would be epic
    and an extended kick in the ass to farhan walking out the door
    but at this point it's obviously still only an if...
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    Nothing says a team and player have tons of interest in each other more than sitting down face-to-face for the first time in mid-February.
     
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    Yeah, he has been working with them a lot this offseason. One thing this team has in spades that I do really appreciate is a class of guys that are known to be hard workers. Barnes, Taylor, Seager, Turner and Kershaw are all said to be some of the hardest workers around. Not to mention the same has been said for some of our top prospects. I think for many of the young guys, they attribute that to Chase Utley. Even though his performance with us was sub par, the guy seems to have set a precedent throughout the org that could be felt for many years ahead.
     
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    totally agree
    just to have had him in the dugout
    consummate professional, no two ways about it
    chase could have played in any era
     
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    Kind of the opposite of Jeena, Kemp, and (supposedly) Yasiel.
     
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    Also great that in the event that if he were to sign with the Giants, it barely moves the meter on their projected win total. Granted he is a great addition, they still have huge/bad money locked up over the next 3 seasons with a weak weak farm. Not sure why he would want to go that route over a team like the Phillies that could be offering a bigger long term deal.
     
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    caleb gets it

    “For the most part staying healthy is No. 1 for me,” said Ferguson during an interview with MLB Network. “And then No. 2, whatever I can do to help the team win. Whether that’s a bullpen role or spot start, starter, whatever I can do to help the team win and get to the World Series.”
     
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    irish DSP Staff Member Administrator

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    wood was supposedly a twisty bkitch too, so fuck him
     
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    Wood was a bitch. Thanks for reminding me. I know Puig was late and shit but I don't think he pouted and complained like Alex and Matt.
     
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    Read an interview with Pollock talking about getting to the WS and playing for the Dodgers. "When you send Kershaw out on the mound, you're gonna be in a good spot to win it all". At this point, do players really believe that when they say it?
     
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    Thought about that as I was writing that response. Kemp and Puig were both known as not the hardest of workers (though Kemp is more well known for not working hard once the season started) and I couldn't help but think if this is the FO trying to signal in that new era. The club is trying to preach a somewhat similar mentality as the Cards have, something the Dodgers used to possess, but lost in the McCourt/Fox eras. Though I am not sure who you mean by Jeena. If that is Jansen, I would not really agree with that. His offseason regiment was suggested by the training department after his playoff usage in 2017. He and the club determined fairly early last season that things did not workout the way they wanted them too. I've never heard anything about him being anything less than a pretty hard worker.
     
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    Jeena was Martin's nickname on here back in 2010 ish.
    I may be mis-remembering his role in clubhouse disputes back in the day, which may or may not have been related to work ethic.
     
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    ohhhhhh.... yeah there were some rumors that he had gotten pretty comfortable while still here. Not sure if that has changed, but at least now he is a backup catcher and less looked at as a team leader, though reports out of Toronto were that he handled getting benched for the young guys fairly well last year.
     
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    My guess is the Giants are interested in Harper as a marketable player, probably valuing the marketability over what the extra wins could get them. And the meeting was to get a better grasp on how far his price has dropped, to see if it makes sense. If nothing else they just want to know "what's going on".

    Harper's side will meet with anyone, no harm really. And if it's true that he really interested in the Dodgers... then what better team to meet with than the Giants?

    I obviously have no clue who Harper will sign with at this point, but for people to now declare the Giants as favorites to sign him? When they clearly only became interested when they saw his stock falling? But he is still looking for a record-breaking deal? Right.
     
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    Pollock hasn't been to the playoffs enough to know what Kersh does after years of playoff breakdowns. Off-season, so far as I know, Pollock reads Field & Stream and drinks buttermilk. The guy is kind of a jock-geek ...

    Otherwise, yeah, that's some empty-headed, BS praise right there ...
     
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    Sweet maybe that news of Harper a Giant will light a fire.
     
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    this is a great point
    want to get a chick's attention?... go out with a chick she hates
     
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    And do I hate the Giants
     
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    you already have...
    you've made them regret ever signing your punk ass
    konichiwa bkitch
    • A healthy Yu Darvish: "I really want to do something for Chicago and the Cubs."
     
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    he's new here
     
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