Monthly Archives: December 2011

Warning: The Post Contains Moving Images. A Whole Lot of Them.

Sometimes, when I am especially sleepy, I get tempted to turn this blog into a GIF bonanza.  Baseball-themed GIF bonanza, that is.  Hey, it could totally work!

For instance:

The Winter Meetings start tomorrow!

I am sleepy.

Me to Pablo Sandoval:

In this one I am Princess Leia and the Giants are Han Solo.

What I want to say when Brian Sabean is all, “We’re still interested in Carlos Beltran!”  (In Lord of the Rings lingo this is:  Sit down, Legolas.  In Jon Daniels lingo this is:  siddown already!)

This is has been a great offseason for the Giants!

And they are perfect with Brandon Crawford starting at shortstop next year.

Ryan Braun, you want to come to San Fran, right?  And San Fran, you want Ryan and his million year contract, right?

Do your eyes hurt yet?  Yes?  Okay, maybe the GIF bonanza wasn’t that good an idea after all.  I will need to meditate on this.  But first, I need a pig here.  Definitely.

Diamond Girl

p.s.   My meditation today has been more like, “WINTERMEETINGSWINTERMEETINGSWINTERMEETINGS” actually.  Because I am stoked, baby.  Beyond stoked.

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Jeremy’s On the Chopping Block?

He quite possibly has the second-worst-facial-hair in the Giants bullpen and there was some measureable amount of eyebrow raising and tsking at Sabes when San Francisco picked up his $5 million contract option for 2012 at the beginning of this offseason.

And yet despite all of that (that facial hair being the biggest thing I had to get past), he’s one of my favorite guys wearing the orange and black right now.

That’s right, I’m talking about Jeremy Affeldt.

Aside from the fact that he’s hilarious and a huge Not For Sale Campaign guy, I also believe in him as a pitcher.  When he isn’t slicing his hand open over frozen hamburger patties, that is.  He’s far from perfect, but I personally like having him and his curve out in the bullpen.

But the rumor from Ken Rosenthal is now that he’s on the chopping block.

Er, trading block, that is.

However you feel about Jeremy, doesn’t this seem like toying with our emotions?  Whether positive or negative?

Maybe the front office was planning this all along- it was a nefarious scheme to (yay!) get hitting- or maybe they are just perfectly, completely indecisive and only now decided that they didn’t want Affeldt after all.  Either way, I am not happy about it one bit.  I think Jeremy should be here to stay for the coming season.

Then again, maybe it’s just a rumor that some other GM has put out there to try and actually do something totally different and everyone is working on their own nefarious schemes.  Ah!  That’s it, I bet!  I know all about that sort of thing from the very realistic Moneyball movie. 

I feel a lot better now.

And if it’s really a decoy, then I hope the reality of the Giants-trying-to-trade-a-bullpen-guy is that they’re trying to trade Wilson.  Closers are… yeah, you know what I’m going to say.  Overrated.  Moneyball talk again.

Diamond Girl

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