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Fresh update on "giants" discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News

WTOP 24 Hour News

00:30 sec | 4 hrs ago

Fresh update on "giants" discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News

"You look at the data it does look like it's most likely transmitting easier than delta Doctor Robert Murphy is with the northwestern school of medicine We don't know if it's really any worse as far as disease progression or death or hospitalization He says it will take another week or two to get many of these answers the big question though is how effective if at all will current vaccines be against this new variant Jack Dorsey who cofounded social media giant Twitter in 2006 is stepping down as CEO CBS News technology reporter Dan Paterson He says he's stepping aside because founder led companies in his words can be a single point of failure and limit a company's growth He said he has faith in Twitter's new CEO as well as his team Are you getting items in your cart or sold out alerts on this cyber Monday CBS is at least Preston says it's a problem this year.

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 Giants' defense smothers Eagles 13-7, gets 3 picks

AP News Radio

00:31 sec | 1 d ago

Giants' defense smothers Eagles 13-7, gets 3 picks

"The giants behind a solid defense picked up a thirteen to seven win over the eagles earlier this week the giants fired offensive coordinator Jason Garrett but the defense was the key to victory forcing Philadelphia into four turnovers eagles cornerback Jalen hurts fourteen of thirty one only a hundred and twenty nine yards he tossed three interceptions giant's quarterback Daniel Jones running plays called by offensive assistant coach Freddie kitchens was nineteen of thirty two hundred and two yards and a touchdown pass to Chris Myrick giants foreign seven Philly now five and seven might

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Musical theater legend Stephen Sondheim dies at 91

AP News Radio

00:43 sec | 3 d ago

Musical theater legend Stephen Sondheim dies at 91

"Hi Mike Rossi a reporting towering musical theater master Stephen Sondheim has died I comic songwriter Stephen Sondheim a giant in American musical theater has died attorney Rick Pappas told The New York Times Sondheim died Friday at his home in Roxbury Connecticut he was ninety one Sondheim who was taught by the legendary Oscar Hammerstein wrote the lyrics for nineteen fifties American stage classics West Side Story and gypsy early in his career six of Sondheim's musicals won Tony awards for best score he received the Pulitzer Prize for something in the park an academy award for the song sooner or later from the film Dick Tracy five Olivier awards and the presidential medal of honor hi

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Update on the latest sports

AP News Radio

02:00 min | 5 d ago

Update on the latest sports

"AP sports I'm guessing Coolbaugh Georgia continues to top the latest CFP rankings but there's a new number two and number four Ohio state has moved ahead of Alabama for second with Cincinnati holding the other semi final slot in Michigan sitting just outside the picture in fifth the Bulldogs and bear cats are the only unbeaten teams in the rankings here Cincinnati coach Luke Fickell it is what it is I think we've kind of said that from the get go and it doesn't really matter until the very end of the season in other college football news Penn state coach James Franklin has agreed to a new ten year contract that will guarantee him at least seventy five million through two thousand thirty one in NFL news the Titans cut former all pro running back Adrian Peterson after just three games the giants have fired offense of coordinator Jason Garrett also in New York a person with direct knowledge of the situation says number two overall pick Zach Wilson will return as the jets starting quarterback Sunday against the Texans in college basketball number one Gonzaga handled number two UCLA AP correspondent Dave Ferrie reports Andrew name hard scored twenty four points in top ranking zagra improved to six and by whipping number two UCLA eighty three sixty three to capture the empire classic hi Amy how Cass tried to keep the Bruins it finishing with nineteen points before UCLA fell to five in one it was the first meeting between the two teams since their epic battle in the final four last spring in NBA news warriors star Klay Thompson practiced at full speed on Tuesday on the court the Knicks were able to regroup after squandering a twenty five point lead against the short handed Lakers a manual quickly nailed four three pointers in the final period to bail out the Nixon A. one oh six one hundred victory we need a room ready to you know make that second push so we just you know want to withstand an act in the NHL the lightning have eleven points in their last twelve games after blanking the flyers for nothing Zach Bogosian scored for the first time in sixty three games and Corey Perry snapped a thirty seven game goal drought guessing Coolbaugh AP sports

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Tom Brady tosses 2 TDs, Buccaneers beat Giants 30-10

AP News Radio

00:31 sec | 6 d ago

Tom Brady tosses 2 TDs, Buccaneers beat Giants 30-10

"The Tampa Bay Buccaneers got back on the winning track after two straight losses by defeating the New York Giants thirty to ten Tom Brady threw for three hundred seven yards including touchdown passes to Chris Godwin and Mike Evans it was seven seventy second career touchdown breaking the franchise record formerly held by running back Mike Alstott giants quarterback Daniel Jones threw two interceptions each of which led to a Tampa Bay field goal the only highlight of the night for New York was a touchdown pass from Jones to tackle eligible Andrew Thomas I'm Tom Aikens

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Bucs handle Giants...Magic blown out...Comeback honors

AP News Radio

00:58 sec | 6 d ago

Bucs handle Giants...Magic blown out...Comeback honors

"AP sports I'm David Shuster the Phoenix Suns got off to a slow start this NBA season but they are in high gear now riding a thirteen game winning streak following Monday's one fifteen one eleven victory at San Antonio elsewhere Memphis scored the final seven points in their win on the road at Utah one nineteen one eighteen other winners included Brooklyn Charlotte Atlanta Boston Milwaukee Minnesota Indiana and Philadelphia who defeated Sacramento off the court lebron James and I'd say it's stored both suspended following their altercation Sunday James getting one game store getting too on the collegiate level this week's a people has Gonzaga at UCLA at numbers one and two both played in one Monday night inside a one oh seven fifty four over central Michigan UCLA seventy five sixty two over Bellarmine Gonzaga and UCLA face off later this week and then pro football Tom Brady keeps rolling on the seven time Super Bowl champion had a pair of touchdown passes is Tampa Bay blew out the New York Giants thirty to ten I'm David Shuster AP sports

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Illinois Democratic Worker Mary Lemanski Made Disgusting Tweets About Waukesha Christmas Parade

Mike Gallagher Podcast

01:54 min | Last week

Illinois Democratic Worker Mary Lemanski Made Disgusting Tweets About Waukesha Christmas Parade

"But I have to share a reaction from a Democrat in Illinois, that you need to hear, because to me, this sums up the giant riff between the Republican Party and the Democrat party in America. Are people who call this show all the time. Yeah, I'm a Democrat, and that's okay. You be what you be what you want to be. You want to be a Republican be a Republican. You want to be an independent, you want to be an independent. You want to be a Democrat for your Democrat. But if you're a Democrat, you share a party affiliation with a woman named Mary le mansky. Larry Mary le mansky is apparently the social media director for the Democratic Party in dupage county, Illinois. She's being blasted for a Twitter tirade. Where she referred to this Wisconsin rampage, a car plowing over children, grandmothers, this beautiful group of grandmothers called the dancing grannies, apparently one of the fatalities was one of those grandmothers, children lying on the ground being run over by this monster in his red Ford escape. You want to know what the social media director of demic of for the Democrats in dupage county Illinois tweeted? It was probably just self defense, Mary le manski wrote. Living in Wisconsin, he probably felt threatened. She added more sarcasm to her evil tweets. I'm sure he didn't want to hurt anyone. He came to help people.

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Drug chain CVS to close 900 stores over the next 3 years

AP News Radio

00:43 sec | Last week

Drug chain CVS to close 900 stores over the next 3 years

"CBS has announced plans to close hundreds of stores the giant drugstore chain has not yet said where but the company says it will reduce store density closing about three hundred stores a year for the next three years that's nearly a tenth of its roughly ten thousand retail locations CVS health says it has been evaluating population changes customer buying patterns and future health needs to quote ensure it has the right kinds of stores in the right locations and quote the explosive growth of online shopping and the start of the co the pandemic has blunted the need for in person shopping CVS health said it stores we grouped into three models some as traditional pharmacies some dedicated to customer primary care and an enhanced version of publications with health care workers and community rooms for things like yoga classes I'm

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Brian Kilmeade Knew Fox News Was Special 25 Years Ago

The Eric Metaxas Show

01:42 min | 2 weeks ago

Brian Kilmeade Knew Fox News Was Special 25 Years Ago

"And today I get to talk to the author of a book called the president and the freedom fighter, Abraham Lincoln Frederick Douglass and their battle to save America soul. And the author of the book is someone you may know, named Brian kilmeade, Brian, you look very familiar. Eric, thanks so much for your support over the years. Every time I have a book out, you always say come down to this cathedral. And this place is the nicest studio I've ever seen. Period. Thank you very much. Look, this, I think I told you this. And by the way, people, if you're just tuning in, this guy has been on Fox and Friends for how many years now? 25. Radio show for 13. Well, hold on a second. Did you just say 25? Yeah, I started doing it in junior high. I thought so. Yeah, it was crazy. Playing pop Warner football and they grabbed you. It took me 12 years to be to get to Fox. And then once I got there, I realized how great it was, even though no one had heard of it yet. So when it started, I started filling in as a sports guy, and then it evolved and things started going crazy from the war from the election mess to the war on terror to the Iraq War. First election mess. Failure to a 2000 Chad hanging chads. Yes. So you are the youngest living institution in the country. Seriously, that's amazing 25 years from the beginning. Yeah, I mean, I knew when I walked into that place who was going to be special, they were all about winning. They're all about substance. They're all about getting things done completion oriented. Every time they would be a negative story out, they would put their headline on the wall. I'm like, wow, they're not running for negative stories. They would laugh at being laughed at. These guys, this is like Bill Parcells. And the Giants before they were even 500. Until recently, I'm talking about the build ourselves just 25 years. Good

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'Green Fraud' Author Marc Morano Describes the Hypocrisy of These Climate Summits

America First with Sebastian Gorka Podcast

02:14 min | 2 weeks ago

'Green Fraud' Author Marc Morano Describes the Hypocrisy of These Climate Summits

"We have with us a returning to America first. The man who educated me on the climate hoax. He is the founder of the climate depot, the author of the politically incorrect guy to climate change and more recently, the green fraud, why the Green New Deal? I prefer green new steel is even worse than you think Mark morano. Welcome to one on one. Thank you so much. Happy to be here today. So where have you just got back from? Did you just get back from what is ObamaCare, Scotland, completely fallaciously, the emerald isle? Where have you been Mark? I have been in the emerald well actually, I think that's Ireland. I've been in Scotland and I did not get to go. I was there for all last week. I did not get to go in one of these private jets like Jeff Bezos or Bill Gates or Al Gore, who were all at the conference as well. I had to fly commercial, but I was there all last week at this Glasgow summit and it was a doozy because I think even the longtime observers are saying, this is as Greta would say, a blah, blah, blah, summit. Not much has happened here except a lot of virtue signaling. So what is this? They're using this acronym cop. I didn't realize it's now running for multiple weeks. Well, what is this? What is this virtue signaling stand for and who, who is their Mark? Well, this is the United Nations climate summit. Cop stands for conference of parties. Bureaucratic language that they have every year. So next year's cup 27. This year's cop 25. And this whole process started in 1992 with the Rio earth summit that then Republican president George H. W. Bush signed and got us beholden to this big monster mess and then of course the first climate agreement they came up with was the Kyoto protocol when Clinton was president. And it's been going strong since then, annual basis. And they always pick exotic location. Scotland's probably the least exotic location that they've had it. I've been the Bali South America cancun all over the world. Next year is going to be in Egypt. They like to fly all over and have giant

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White House: About 900,000 kids got COVID-19 shots in week 1

AP News Radio

00:43 sec | 2 weeks ago

White House: About 900,000 kids got COVID-19 shots in week 1

"The White House says the program to vaccinate younger kids again scolded nineteen is ramping up currents and families across the country are breeding giant sighs of relief virus response coordinator Jeff science says by day's end more than nine hundred thousand kids ages five to eleven would receive their first dose just over a week after federal regulators signed off on the shots those who get the first of two doses by the end of next week will be fully vaccinated by Christmas the pace will be increasing but some experts say the demand for shots could start to wind around band with polling data showing only a fraction of parents plan to get their kids vaccinated immediately Sager make ani Washington

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13 House Republicans Gave Pelosi the Votes to Pass the So-Called 'Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill'

Mike Gallagher Podcast

02:25 min | 3 weeks ago

13 House Republicans Gave Pelosi the Votes to Pass the So-Called 'Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill'

"And so on Friday, the Democrats get to celebrate the passage of the $1.2 trillion infrastructure Bill. Ending weeks of deadlock and infighting between the Democrat parties moderates and progressives. Now, if the Republicans in the House had, I don't know, acted like the loyal opposition to the Democrat agenda. If every Republican would have voted no, the Democrats wouldn't be celebrating this legislative achievement. And this giant win for their agenda. Here's the way Philip Klein over at national review characterizes it all. Just before midnight on Friday, we witnessed an utterly disgraceful act by a group of 13 House Republicans. Given the chance to deal a severe blow to President Biden's flailing agenda, they instead rescued him by providing speaker Nancy Pelosi with the votes she needed to overcome resistance from the far left of her party. For months, Biden's multi $1 trillion domestic agenda has been mired in problems. And the goal of the Democrats has been to pass trillions of dollars of new spending at a time when debt as a share of the economy is at historic levels rivaled only by the fight against World War II. The strategy all along was for Democrats to win over some Republicans to their cause by creating a charade that their agenda was actually divided into two parts. A physical infrastructure Bill and a sweeping social welfare Bill. Now, for months, as we know, we've witnessed Democrats have been battling among themselves. With some members, more attached to the infrastructure Bill and others more attached to the social welfare Bill. But ultimately, ultimately, it became clear that the two bills are inextricably linked, and they would rise and fall together.

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Playing It Safe, Giants Steal a Win From the Raiders

AP News Radio

00:31 sec | 3 weeks ago

Playing It Safe, Giants Steal a Win From the Raiders

"The giants got a strong defensive effort to beat the raiders twenty three to sixteen the three and six giants jumped on top early in the third quarter when Xavier McKinney intercepted a Derek Carr pass and returned it forty one yards for a touchdown we can help seal the win with his second interception late in the game Carr threw for two hundred ninety six yards but ended the final drive with a fumble raiders now five and three it was their first game without released receiver Henry Ruggs who is involved in a fatal car accident on Tuesday might make you so east Rutherford New Jersey

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 Oil tanker explodes in Sierra Leone; scores feared dead

AP News Radio

00:45 sec | 3 weeks ago

Oil tanker explodes in Sierra Leone; scores feared dead

"Authorities say over ninety people on dead on around thirty others critically wounded off to an oil tanker exploded near Sierra Leone's capital in Africa the explosion people crowd around the oil tanker to collect leaking fuel of ticketed collided with another vehicle video obtained by the Associated Press shows a giant fireball burning in the night sky and charred remains of some victims ang strewn at the scene awaiting transport to mortuaries president Julius Maada bio in Scotland attending the U. N. climate talks deplored the horrendous loss of life well see Williams vice president visited two hospitals overnight he

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After Igor Danchenko Indictment, Look at the FBI and Democrats' Activity

Mark Levin

01:18 min | 3 weeks ago

After Igor Danchenko Indictment, Look at the FBI and Democrats' Activity

"And now Durham has obtained an indictment of this guy eager Dan shanko Russian provided the information for the dossier He's charged with lying to the FBI but you know the real story here is the intersection between the Democrats the FBI investigation the phony claims that were made who knew what when and how all this was just a giant lie That's what we know That's what we know Kimberly strasser on The Wall Street Journal points out very very important point Never forget the original claim According to the FBI Democrats and the media mister Trump harbored secret and nefarious ties with Russia We knew that because his mother Jones explained that a 2016 article that became the reigning storyline Christopher Steele was a credible source with a proven record of providing reliable sensitive and important information He had come across troubling evidence of Trump's collusion He brought it to the U.S. law enforcement he brought it to the federales right And then it took a year a year for congressional investigators to reveal that dossier had in fact been commissioned by this opposition research firm known as fusion GPS We all know that right Fusion GPS working for the Democrat party working for Hillary Clinton's campaign And then they all started lying about it They all started lying

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Doug the ugly New Zealand potato could be world's biggest

AP News Radio

00:52 sec | 3 weeks ago

Doug the ugly New Zealand potato could be world's biggest

"A couple in New Zealand may have grown the world's largest potato Colin and Donna Craig brown were weeding their garden Collins hope hit something I got the full king Javed intellect and put it in the ground and Holly seven total place what's going on they began digging around the big object could be a giant puffball or a strange fungal growth it's a potato a seventeen pound potato the size of a couple of sacks of regular potatoes or one small dog this potato is not pretty Donna Greg brown says it's gotten ugly mutant look they've got a name for it Doug after the way they found it they even built a small cart to chose dog around full salary done I've not arms and legs and that sort of thing stock monitor Miller Charlie so you can take me and given to the sun shining on them their potato growing tip throw a bunch of cow manure and strong on the garden and see what happens I'm a Donahue

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Republican Glenn Youngkin Wins Virginia Governor’s Race in Blow to Democrats Everywhere

Mike Gallagher Podcast

02:01 min | 3 weeks ago

Republican Glenn Youngkin Wins Virginia Governor’s Race in Blow to Democrats Everywhere

"What a joy to come to work with only a few hours sleep 'cause I had to see Glenn young and speak. I had to stay up to see this extraordinary lieutenant governor of Virginia winsome Sears speak what a story what a story emigrated to this country. Of course, first African American, lieutenant governor of the history of the Commonwealth, a product of a Salvation army homeless shelter went on to serve her country in the marines and gave a speech last night that not one single MSNBC or CNN viewer saw. Let that sink in about how vile they are. Because her story is such an American story. And that's what the left never understands about us. They treat us like dirt. And they literally ignored winsome Sears. While they were flailing about and sick to their stomachs with their constipated look on their faces, I had so much fun watching MSNBC. I watch them about once a year. And last night was a great night to watch MSNBC. To watch that shrieking woman Nicole Wallace, oh my gosh. I mean, I really thought they were all going to start throwing up on set. Because this is a brutal devastating repudiation of the Biden agenda. You know what happened last night, sanity prevailed. A wave of sanity. Nothing. Swept across the nation. North south east and west. And there's got to be a giant reset

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 Butker hits go-ahead FG with 1:07 left as KC beats Giants

AP News Radio

00:31 sec | 3 weeks ago

Butker hits go-ahead FG with 1:07 left as KC beats Giants

"It did look pretty in the Kansas city chiefs twenty to seventeen win over the New York Giants but quarterback Patrick Mahomes who's been struggling in recent weeks directed a drive that led to the winning field goal Mahomes threw one touchdown pass and one interception Harrison Butker connected on a thirty four yard field goal attempt with sixty seven seconds left in the game to break the seventeen seventeen deadlock giants quarterback Daniel Jones threw for two touchdowns in the loss Greg Echlin Kansas city

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Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade returns to pre-pandemic shape

AP News Radio

00:36 sec | Last month

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade returns to pre-pandemic shape

"The Macy's thanksgiving day parade will return to the streets of New York again after it was a limited events last year because of the cover nineteen outbreak marches are a letter with the latest twenty eight floats fifteen giant balloons eight hundred clones ten marching bands and Santa Claus are scheduled for this year's Macy's parade on November twenty fifth new balloons this year include ada twist scientist could you an Eevee from Pokemon and baby Yoda a blues clues floats will include all three past and current hosts musicians appearing during the parade include Carrie Underwood rob Thomas Kelly Rowland Jimmy Allen and foreigner

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"giants" Discussed on Giants Splash

Giants Splash

04:26 min | 2 months ago

"giants" Discussed on Giants Splash

"Ted a mix all of them as much as you can keep it like a balance with the usages and everything this cherokee moth and Buster and kurt have really helped me with that. And and all the pitching banney bailey. Jp they've they've all been great with with kind of showing me how to look at scattering reports and look at the usages. And knowing what. I wanna do bullpens how i wanna throw bullpens. And it's been i you know i'm lucky to have all those guys helping me because i don't. I'm not able to do what i'm able to do without those guys. Yeah you have probably the best catching tannen. I'm going to say in the big leagues. Between i mean you look at just even at the catcher's era and obviously the offensive production from those two. But what kind of luxury is that for. A young starting pitcher. Especially when you've got somebody like busters so experienced and then kasallje who've busters off as a i think he's got the best catchers a in baseball. It's it's so much fun. Like i don't i don't even know how to begin to say how lucky i personally all of us in general by having these guys because you know they're they're true professionals and they know exactly what they they're going to do when they get to the ballpark every day and just listening to him talk. They had so much experience with different guys. I i love asking you know. Buster incurred about like. Who's your favorite picture that you've taught before they're so is this a special group and and there's a reason why we have the members that we have as a pitching staff and a lot of credit goes to those guys as well. We'll be back with more with giants starter logan web in just one moment but a reminder you can find all of the chronicles giants coverage in baseball coverage at www dot sf chronicle dot com and to subscribe good sf chronicle dot com slash pod..

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"giants" Discussed on Giants Splash

Giants Splash

08:08 min | 3 months ago

"giants" Discussed on Giants Splash

"This episode is brought to you by hp whenever you do your best thinking. The hp specter x three sixty is ready when inspiration strikes with power saver battery life and focus mode to multitask. You can do your best thinking whenever and wherever it happens. You can't always schedule when and where you might have a brilliant thought whether it's in the morning or before bed when you're at your computer or away from it thinking can happen anywhere and anytime the hp spectre three sixty two and one convertible bc with windows ten saves battery life or whenever an idea hits see hp specter extra sixty a more thoughtful laptop when you draft the guy and i know what the major league level agape kappler far hans. Iii de emphasize versatility. It's not a guy on this team other than maybe posey and crawford and belt who doesn't play multiple positions And we saw maurizio dupont come last year but even wilmer flora's who was a shortstop everyday guy the mets you see them all around the infield and my question is whether undrafted do you take that into consideration what they do at the major league level versatility in a can this shortstop play centerfield or could this first baseman play left this catcher. Play anywhere else. Yeah i think it's really hard early in guys careers to pigeonhole them into a major league position because a lot of these guys you know whether it's high school or college play in the middle of the diamond and by the time they get to the big leagues they're playing on the corners. That's just kind of the natural progression As guys get bigger stronger. They get older Most guys in the middle tend to gravitate towards the corners. It's the special players like crawford that stay in the middle of the diamond. You know their whole career and that's kind of what separates them but you know to answer your question. I think it's definitely something that were drawn to. Guys that can play multiple positions guys. They create versatility on the defensive side of the ball I know it's obviously something that Gives gave and his major league staff a ton of options when it comes to lineup construction and it gives far hunting skied and jeremy. A lot of options when it comes to major league roster construction so Yeah it's definitely something we talk about I think we'd probably take the guy that can play shortstop and play their his entire career. Like brandon crawford but i do believe Still defensive side of the ball is definitely something we're attracted to and it's definitely something that we tend to consider highly when it comes time to drought. Yeah let's just looking back when hearing that answer. The giants have drafted a bunch of shortstops. you know panic was a shortstop. Duffy was a shortstop buster. Posey play short and college. Brand belt thinks he can play shortstop but Yeah i remember. Brian saving saying back in the day. That the more shortstops the better. That's when he was a college coach would always try to Bring a bunch of shortstops to that level in it. I i assume it's the same all the way up but you you spend a lot of time with the as could you. Could you kind of cap your career as a player recap your career as a player and front office official in the as and how you might have met a far han and working for billy and whether there's any real differences between the clubs Yes so i. I was a player with the as not much of one four years in the minor leagues and then got a chance to coach in college for a few years elmo my alma mater awake for so i chuckle when you talk about what saves talked about ego get as many shortstops. You can't because. I kind of felt like we had the same philosophy in in college. Earning in my short stint and wake forest but I had i had you know Ability to go back In work for the as in a scouting capacity. I started as an area scout Moved up to an east coast. supervisor National cross checker assistant scouting director so What a wonderful place. It was the people. There were special Special organization Learned a lot through my time. There from billy bean david forced air kubota the whole crew obviously far on his time there when we were there together Real close knit group That really kind of believed in the people you know my time. There was far hon. really learned a lot from him and kind of grew out of the ways you know. He saw the game And yeah listen you know when it comes to major league roster construction. There's all you're always trying to find players that can help the team You know you're trying to keep the bigger picture and play I think there's a lot of things that were done in oakland. That you know are taking place here in san francisco. But i also think you have to treat every situation Kind of separately and individualistic of itself. So you know. Oakland was a special place for me. San francisco the three years. I've been here. It's been a special place so far Really excited about being here in the future as well. Yeah right on. I like the joke that the giants are the as except with the ballpark and a little bit more payroll. But maybe lastly it in your three drafts is there. I guess you'd have to go back to the previous one in nineteen and twenty to answer this question. But but who out. There might have intrigued. You the most surprised you the most Up and coming. Maybe more than you expected whether it's a high round pick a low round pick somebody really proud of and and getting behind at this point. Yeah you know. I'm probably like a like a parent You try not to. You know brag about just one kid when you have four of them trying to treat them all equally economically as proud of every single one of our draft picks and and i him as much bleeding all of them as much as anybody In trying to support them and help them throughout their careers as much as anybody I will say you know. I'm really really happy. I'm not gonna use the word proud. Because i'm proud of all of them but i'm really happy for ryan murphy's at this year Mostly because i don't really feel like he does. He got a recognition that he deserved coming out of the draft as fifth rounder it. He's gone out and done this year. I think we believed in him what he believed in himself. And now he's getting some recognition for it so Really happy for ryan what he's done this year and in think he's just scratching the surface but really happy for all our guys you know they. They navigated a tough twenty twenty. You know extremely well. They came in twenty one Stronger more focused Really improved and i think they've gone out and showed it this year in twenty twenty one and really excited about the future of all the guys and maybe i will ask one more and that is how different is it for you and are you. Okay with the draft. Come in the all star break in mid-july as opposed to early june where traditionally it's always been where you could get him out on the field quicker and you know. They're further removed from entering college. Or whatever but you know. How different is that for you. Yeah you know. We'll attack no matter how they present it to us Early middle july early june. No matter how it happens. I think will make the adjustment. It was nice to get these guys out on the field and kind of into our system a little earlier but You know the capabilities of being able to get them kind of build them up like we're doing with the pitchers in this year's class has some benefits as well so i think the jury is still out on where we're at as an organization me personally or even Baseball in general of win the draft fall. So we'll continue allowed the major league baseball office to make that decision. And then we're just kind of dabble wonderful. Stop neck so much michael. Thanks for joining us. On the giants splash podcast and thanks to michael holmes for stopping by. We're down to the stretch. Run of the season and be sure to check in with more upcoming podcasts. As we race to the twenty twenty one finish line..

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"giants" Discussed on Giants Splash

Giants Splash

01:58 min | 3 months ago

"giants" Discussed on Giants Splash

"I'm john shea national baseball writer of the san francisco chronicle and it's a perfect time to welcome the giant scouting director michael holmes to break down the players. He selected in the three years. He ran the giants drafts. Who's looking good. What's up with the top guys taken in this year's draft. And how does the giants versatility at the big league level. Translate undrafted so michael scouting director of the giants after a long time. Stints with the oakland as you've been with farhan zaidi. The past three years leading the drafts. And there've been some intriguing draft draft. So far i mean you had the full forty in two thousand nineteen and then because a code you only had five picks in the twenty twenty draft and then this year twenty six and the draft was wrecked during the all star break held in denver so every year is a little bit different for you in a wondering. How how you adjust from year to year and Because the game has changed and everyone has to change with the game. But how how did that. Make your job different. Well i think this year was an insecure navigate just because One coup the challenge of cova players over the last calendar year. Not having played as much Not as many reps at bats innings on the mound Us not maybe being able to build some of the history. We've we've been able to in the past with some of the players But i i thought it was a whole art. Staff overcame those obstacles. You know really well and we were able to able to get a lot of looks on on the players that we had interest in. I also think it a challenge of the draft being pushed back from date standpoint You know having the introduction of mlb combine was a new a new twist to the draft. Which i thought went really well. And they'll be a really nice job putting that on putting together Thought we got a lot of benefits from being there intending

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"giants" Discussed on Giants Splash

Giants Splash

01:58 min | 3 months ago

"giants" Discussed on Giants Splash

"This is the first regular season series since moving over to cover the giants. Yeah this the only thing that was one of the things that was great with seeing all the security and heinsohn's people especially on the people that we didn't see last year when was cova So that was actually really really wonderful. The only thing that was weird wasn't weird being on the field which i thought it might be. It was weird when the game started. And i realized i was covering the team that was hitting first and that for some reason that was the one where i was like. Whoa whoa wait. What's car that team that. That was a weird thing for me. But you're not covered the rangers for two years. So i've covered the the visiting team here before. So i guess obviously as a million years ago but shouldn't be that weird but i was i was it was. I thought it was going to be strange. Not sitting in my old seat. But i was delighted to get there and find that they had given my old seat to the late pedro gomez. There's a little spot there. For pedro and i loved that so somebody else's got my seat. I'm absolutely thrilled. That it's pedro matt. kawahara That was always wonderful to talk to you on our joint podcasts and we will talk again closely into the season and figure out where both of these teams are heading. That could be very exciting or hey we'll talk again in. Maybe an october before. Bay bridge serious. That's my plan. I have another bay bridge series. And then maybe they can give back that little weird trophy. Do if if there's a world series between the as the giants do they also have to give back the bay bridge the commissioner all right. Thanks everybody for listening. Thanks so much for listening to this. Combined edition of the giant splash as plus podcasts. Our producers today where king kaufman and g allen johnson and our music batter up with written and performed lauren. Gold henry east louis. We'll be back next week with more. Giants anees podcasts..

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"giants" Discussed on Giants Splash

Giants Splash

04:17 min | 3 months ago

"giants" Discussed on Giants Splash

"Jay shot But you know these are older guys and Just as they're starting the most important stretch the season they've got sixteen in a row and they stick it off with new york and atlanta so that is not an easy road trip and then a play the padres a ton down the stretch and you know the padres are in third place but this is still a t and obviously they've got some injuries and some issues and underperformed from what was expected but is a very good team in. I'm a team like the padres. I'm like hey we've had a rotten season but we can turn it around right now. With with all of these games we have against the giants so Those are all going to be key and the giants are going to be going into those potentially a little bit tired about morte. How big in addition is bryant. For them You know he's had his. He's had some big moments here and there. It's not to the point where he is carrying them and it's not that kind of team anyway. There's such a a team that relies sort of on everybody and it seems like like you know a lot of their role player. So the guys that you know you've seen from all these pinch hit home runs so the guys that kind of wind up really plant playing major roles but yeah especially as first week he was making a lot of noise and i suspect he's going to have a lot to do with how they do down the stretch Longoria coming back to Same thing i think he's going to be fairly significant Thomas stella has been a little on the quiet side and we know that he really kind of pushed the as into the playoffs himself last year and then was probably their their best player in that playoff series. So i think he will have something to to say with all of this but Yeah they are certainly a very you know at this point. I think we can. We can stop talking about how they're exceeding expectations. They're just a good team. If proven at time and time again and it's funny because it seems like the fans just keep waiting for the wheels to fall off in june. I spent so much time. Well try and ignore people going to swoon june swoon. And it's you know late august and they lose to in a row. The slogan webb said after the game today we lost two in a row. People were going crazy like what like what it was. Nuts like people were panicking. I don't get it so Yeah i think this is a team. That's proven they're a playoff team. They just need to make sure they hang onto that top spot and avoid the wildcard. Although the giants history is a wildcard team is not poor..

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"giants" Discussed on Giants Splash

Giants Splash

02:12 min | 3 months ago

"giants" Discussed on Giants Splash

"Every year But anyway lastly if if you could explain how you know the the passion you have the baseball being in your blood and and the longevity you wet what makes what has kept you in the game for so long Because obviously you love it otherwise you would be a stockbroker. Whatever the heck But what what's kept you in the game so long in maybe explain your passion baseball being in your blood. Well i think I'll tell you a quick story when but it started with my dad. My dad play ball his whole family from western pennsylvania. We grew up in connecticut but He had a chance to play professional ball. He didn't keep his job and he needed to work. He felt like he couldn't go off the play and all his brothers. Were you know we had five brothers. They're all baseball fan so he really brought the love of the game to me In connecticut we were kids. We played catch the. Are we pay pepper. Me my brother and him. My brothers three years old for and hours. So he's the one that brought the love but it was all sports and his support and he loves sports all sports and the story. I'll tell you is. When i was in high school i played soccer. Basketball and baseball and sports has always been Where my passion live and my basketball coach would get few teachers coming up them during the seasons. And hey look you better tell ron that. He's got to worry about his grades because his grades aren't where they should be in. You know tell him. He can't be involved with sports the rest of his life. Well i going to chuckle out of that because Near i am sixty and still going strong. But i think that sums it up. I mean i love baseball. I love the game. Who gets to to do what they love for a living and also the competition. You know you can't get the energy from this crowd when we have a game and you're trying to be dealer team in a packed house The energy and the desire to beat the other guy. It's hard to find those things in regular life. Thanks all for joining us. On the giants splash. Podcast will continue providing these baseball podcasts throughout the stretch run of the twenty twenty one season..

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"giants" Discussed on Giants Splash

Giants Splash

08:22 min | 3 months ago

"giants" Discussed on Giants Splash

"Brought to you by disney plus disney plus hulu. Espn plus stream all your favorites with the disney bundle. Disney plus has low key and luca on hulu watch originals like american horror story and nine perfect strangers and espn plus has every match of. Spain's thrilling lalita get the disney bundle today for only thirteen. Ninety nine include hulu ad-supported plan access content from each service separately. Terms apply. see the disney bundled dot com for details over your years here. You've been a base coach. Obviously you've been benched coach and you've been an infield coach which is Especially cool in my world. Because because i love watching infielders to turn to i love The athleticism and you've had forego glover's on your watch jt snow and omar vizquel. Of course who were very good before they got here and they continued to win vogue gloves here but brenna crawford joe panic. You kinda tutored from their first day in the big leagues. Could you explain how proud you might have been to see them. Evolve panic maybe on a shorter scale but crawford still doing it at thirty five. You might win another this year. Yeah yeah no question. I think for thirty. Yeah exactly no. You're exactly right Good players make good coaches and couldn't feelers. Make good infield. Coach is certainly jt. Snow and omar vizquel fell into that category. It is it is very special when it's a homegrown player and you haven't from day one in the big leagues In crawl had all the all the all the skills were there you know he has great videos of the trick plays he would do all that. So it's more about. You know honing skills and and teaching them how to play at this level knowing the hitters in a way he approaches the game. And that's one thing i respect about him more than anything is is he goes out and he plays he plays hurt and he's always done that in his defense is always is always been there some. I'm so happy for him and what he's doing this season as well and joe panic was another one that was sure handed and had an accurate arm and those are two qualities i think. All gold glover's have their sure handed and having accurate arm. And all four of those guys definitely had that. And i think joe panic Really opened the eyes to a lot of managers and that vote on this and the league and saw how consistent reliable he was. And i was really happy for him as well. Another another special player for the giants at number one pick that came up through the organization and we all grew together. Can you teach sir handedness and in other words. Soft hands and and The ability to to slow it down even though balls hit over one hundred miles per hour. Yeah i think you can you can help with you know fundamentals positioning. You can try to help their hands. Be a little bit better and usually. It's by improving their feet in a most people that don't have good hands also. Don't use their feet. Well i mean like omar vizquel. It looks like he never got a bad half the way most of the time he didn't because he was so quick with his feet he would get the hop that he wants but even when he got the bad one his hands were soft enough and could adjust enough to make the play. Look easy so you know it's more it's more God given The the good hands Then something that you can coach into him but you can. You can help and other areas to make them more consistent. What makes crawford so cool. I mean he makes the greatest player ever seen and then turns around and puts two fingers up to alert the outfield. They're two outs. Well you just turned a double play for the ages. of course. there are two outs. But he doesn't such a cool manner that is it's it's like you can't stop watching that now. You're you're right is always been cool. He came in with the hair right. Everybody loves the hair. The look is a good looking guy and he has got such a quick love. The hand transfer so He can make. That's what's special. Buy them you know he can make the great play But he can also he also makes a routine play Which you have to do to win a gold glove and and The way he does he has style and personality and even though he's kind of quiet. Can i shouldn't say personnel. He has a style that everybody can relate to. And i. I definitely agree with you. That he's a fan favourite watching him play who's improved among the infielders the most since they arrived here You know seeing whether it's solano or flora's or somebody else from the time they got here to the time that you look at them now and say hey you know. Ground ball to him. That's an out well in the last two years I would say flora's is. His is done a real nice job you know when he came over his playing primarily first base for the diamond backs in a little bit at second now. He came up with the mets and was shortstop so he had been at the other positions. But we kind of transitioned him to third base He's getting more play third base. Does he got a good enough arm and used to play short and profiles for us better over there. But i would say those two guys. He's having a good year and solano is having a much better year this year than he did last year. And in chi- has helped both of those guys as well and and the other coaches that are there here nick ortiz mark. Halberg helping them. You know talking to them and them with their defensive play and if i could ask the same question going back further i mean you arrived in ninety eight. Is there somebody that really sticks out through all years here that while when he left here. Who's so much better defensively than when he arrived. Well that's a tough question to answer. I do know this as a metering meter sticks that. I always used as whenever i got a veteran player. Somebody came over here. I always wanted him to have at least the same years he's had with other clubs or better and You know a guy. I think we accomplished that. With was ray durham ray. Durham was not known. As a as a you know a defensive player who was a great offensive player and sure he had his moments but we changed some things with him and i think he was a more consistent. Fielder When we left here and you know i didn't have much to do. Another name is jeff. Ken in jeff. Ken was another guy that was ridiculed for his defense and when his career was over he was darn reliable second baseman in hall of fame candidate. So guys like richard really. He always has good hands inaccurate accurate arm. I saw him in the minor leagues. So i can't take a lot of credit for guys like him. Bill miller's and other one that worked extremely hard. I'd say i'd say he got better as he the more he played too because he was known for his defense But he turned into a very solid defensive player. I vote for can't for the hall of fame every year. And i'm kind of surprised that he doesn't get more love on the ballot. This is a guy who's got more home runs than any second baseman in history more. Rbi's and always thought his defense was at least average. I mean he dived to his left. He dived was right. He turned double plays. We saw when durham came in that. He didn't turn a double play like ken. Ken stayed in their durham. Did not do you have any feeling as to what gives on that. And you think he's deserving. I do think he's deserving. And the reason i think he's deserving is he's one of the greatest hitters. You know that i've seen in a giant uniform with the game on the line jeff. Ken was a guy you wanted to play. Now berry was a guy that was like that too. But i saw jeff known not only here but in la when he went to l. a. And we had to play against him when we were playing them. I didn't want us to pinch. Jeff can't with the game on the line. I felt like he was a guy that was going to beat us and he did many many times. And i think he took a lot of pressure and and beaten as at that point in time But back to a second base play. He turned a great double. If you're a second baseman like you said he hung in there. He turned a good pivot. And that's that's a good quality for a second baseman with strong arm. And you know what he made it. He had his share of errors. But it wasn't it wasn't that impactful anything. He got his hands on. He made it for the most party kicked when everybody kicks a ball now and then and it's really not a true test of guys defensive ability at least he dived. I'm not sure ryan sandberg ever died as exactly exactly and yet robby thompson didn't win the cy young or the golden gloves. While well you know santamaria who's winningham.

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"giants" Discussed on Giants Splash

Giants Splash

07:07 min | 4 months ago

"giants" Discussed on Giants Splash

"Hello and welcome to the giants slash podcast san francisco chronicle podcast on major league baseball and the san francisco giants on the chronicle feet writer susan's lesser and we are joined again by general manager. Scott harris scott. Thanks for joining us. Especially right after the trade deadline. Of course. that's what we love to talk to you about Happy trade deadline passing. I'm sure that that in the draft both being over a little bit early for you guys. Yeah absolutely thanks for having me on. I looking forward to catching up on some sleep after a long but Productive month for us. I bet now obviously kris bryant was one of the big gets for any team. This trade deadline. You know him well Coming from the cubs organization yourself. How far do you go back with chris. And what was this process lake for you because you do have an established. Good relationship with him. I i go back since the i go back to. The beginning of chris's pro-career i Was in the draft room in two thousand thirteen when we drafted him in the first round After he had one college player of the year and then he proceeded to win minor league player of the year rookie of the year. Mvp and the world series. I gotta front row seat to all of it. So i've not chris for a long time. I've really admired him as a player on the field and as a teammate off the field for a long time and we're thrilled to make a giant and it was really fun to watch him go deep in a second ever at bad as giant on sunday. How would you describe his personality. Obviously we know. He's a good teammate. On the reports of on him as a clubhouse guy or fantastic you mentioned that but What else would you say about him. Just as as a guy. I think chris is additive any clubhouse He brings great energy every day. He he loves to play the game. he really cares about his teammates. And i think one thing that giants fan saw right away after we acquired him is how selfless he is. You know the the message he delivered to us as soon as we got him on the phone after we traded forum was. I don't care where you in the lineup. I don't care where you blame me on the field. I just wanna win. And i'm really excited to be a giant and i think that speaks volumes about what what kris bryant is baseball player. Entertainment how much you feel like maybe your relationships with that people in the chicago office help to further this deal with was that a factor at obviously are far hunt obviously knows everybody in baseball. Well too but but You work there for a long time and came up through that that organization I'm i'm not sure you know. Get the inside. Track to a player if you have worked with. Gm or president before But i think the tone and the openness of the negotiations change when you know that there is trust on both sides. And so. When i was talking to jed hoyer about potentially acquiring chris I think we're pretty blunt with each other I think we knew that we could read each other pretty well and and i think that openness helped us be more efficient in our talks ultimately lay the groundwork for us to be able to acquire chris. And we'll end. What was your call with chris. Like when the trade was. I made especially you know. Having having such a good relationship with him it was a it was a pretty fun. Call i I called him when he was in washington and he was jumping through the phone. So excited niente he. He told me that he had had some conversations with our all-stars colorado about his fondness for for this organization. And he thought you know somehow he was gonna end up a giant Wasn't clear if it was at the trade deadline or or in the future but I had never had a call like that with a player that we acquired Before i think my past relationships with chris made it even more fun in an open call But it it certainly one that that i'm going to remember and it was even more fun to see him when he walked into the clubhouse on sunday. Yeah i mean it looked to me like he got the call while he was in the dugout. Was that you when we've kind of seen that footage of him on the phone in the dugout and then kinda going back into the clubhouse afterwards i think so you have to ask him he He told me he was up on the phone. When i dot com. It looked like these tearing up in the in the video. So i i don't know But either way it was really fun to be able to see that video and again even more fun when we saw him in the black sunday. Now you mentioned Clubhouse fit in the selflessness you guys also reacquired tony watson with the trade with the angels and and that was mentioned a lot with the in the aftermath of that trade to making sure guys are right fit. How do you do that. I mean obviously these are guys that that you know bryant. Well everyone here knows tony watson so well But just in general as you were looking at the deadline. How do you kind of you know. Bet guys from that angle. I think that's a great question. I know four hundred. I were outspoken about the value. We place on culture in chemistry in the clubhouse Observing the way these guys fed off of each other every night for the first four months reminded us to to be careful heading into the deadline. It reminded us to target players who will enhance our clubhouse dynamic not disrupt it that's one of the reasons why we focused on blair's we know at the deadline. You know chris who i know from my time in chicago and wadi who we both know well from last year Stuck out as excellent fits for us on and off the field. It's always easier to vet makeup and Clubhouse presence with guys you know and so i think we felt more comfortable with those types of personalities. But that didn't deter us from digging on on other players who didn't know as well so You're talking to pass teammates talking to pass coaches and leveraging the vast networks that four hundred half but also that has to to make sure that we got a well rounded view of that person on and off the field before we considered acquiring him. There was a lot of talk before the deadline about you guys. And the starting pitching market. How did you guys find that market as you're looking at potentially adding another starter. Which obviously you guys chose not to do that. Took up a lot of conversations in the room for us. And i think i have a few thoughts on on our rotation.

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"giants" Discussed on Giants Splash

Giants Splash

03:35 min | 4 months ago

"giants" Discussed on Giants Splash

"You know the sunny gray susan. You mentioned danny duffy. But there's quite a few but jose he'd be he'd be my second choice. Actually maybe after even sure sir there are a lot of guys that are available. Just gonna cost so it's gonna be really interesting few days in john. I wanted to kind of go back. And this is also include. Somme stuff to what i mentioned about society which is interesting mentioning that he does not want to offend sort of the clubhouse chemistry. Can you imagine a bay area analytics Baseball team president of operations saying anything about team chemistry but he one of the ways he learned that was the suspect is trade. Which i'm not sure they will admit but It's you know that gutted that team And as a in both ways you know took the heart out of the lineup. And then lester came in and it was not a fit mc clubhouse i don't you know no matter what the higher ups say so They're going to be careful with that and that that alone can be you want a guy you know will fit in. And that's i think for. The giants is a primo consideration. Because this is unselfish team. As i've ever seen maybe the most unselfish team and that You know even just adding aaron sanchez. back which i expect to happen today in the bullpen or role. He's not really all that crazy about even something like that could be something. That's a little tricky with a team that says hugely unselfish as the giants are and they're going to be careful So something to keep an eye out for sure. Yeah in met duffy. We talk about cesspit. A sink thing. Two thousand sixteen. The nights needed some pitching the picked up more from tampa bay. Got rid of duffy. Who was loved in clubhouse. The willie mac award winner the year before the only Rookie to win most inspirational player in history that team. And they gave him away for a pitcher and they didn't win and sixteen in the bullpen. Blew up in game. Four and the rest is history. They haven't been to the playoffs since it. It matters but It so if you were each to pick Two people and forget about the cost and forget about having to give up just two people who would be great fits No matter what the cost in terms of money sorry mattie and also prospects who would two guys that would turn the giants as around be well. I'll just jump in. I think everybody knows what. I'm going to say already pictures for one. He's kind of talked me around on kimbrel. Some i must say kimbro. Thanks john i think one of the guys you mentioned was gallo. Joey gallo the rangers. I think he would be sort of a perfect fit for the as i mean he could slide into right field Plur i feel day's defense lee's pretty pretty good left handed hitter power. I think that would be appreciative for what they need Kind of in that lineup. To just give him a bit of a jolt. And if money prospects or not a consideration spring kim rollover and let him close here. I can't wait to the giants as world series. The who play on both teams. Well this is great. Sorry madison bumgarner. You're not returning to the bay. I guess thanks susan. thanks matt. We'll see you at the deadline. Fantastic thanks for joining us on this special combined giant splash and as plus podcast stay tuned for more chronicle baseball podcasts. As we enter the dog days of the twenty twenty one season.

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"giants" Discussed on Giants Splash

Giants Splash

05:02 min | 4 months ago

"giants" Discussed on Giants Splash

"Jason. You mentioned sherzer. So let's go there and my feeling is if surgery comes to the nfl west. Whichever team gets him the padres. The dodgers giants will win. The division needs that much of an impact pitcher now. He's thirty seven but he still in his prime He'll be a free agent. After the season there's a little money deferred that the new team would have to pick up. His agent is scott boras. He's talking about an extension but sir is making it clear that if he were to waive his no trade clause it would be to a west coast team bingo so I mean the dodgers really aren't the same without kershaw and that guy. Trevor bauer who might never never pitch again in this league Or the other league for that matter and you know beyond walker bueller there. They might be a little thin and the padres have yu darvish but some other guys who've scuffled the so it seems like all three teams especially the dodgers and padres Maybe those certain extent the giants are in on starting pitchers so sherzer by just Change the balance of that division by showing up to one of these three cities but Susan d do you. I mean we talked about maybe not so much. I'm hitting side but the pitching side. How how realistic is somebody like that. And their futures still the focus right with all these prospects coming up next year the the year after that would they give it a top dog away for two months dexter. Well i mean that you've kind of hit on one of the other reasons to do that. If nothing else it keeps them away from the other teams in the division. He is a difference maker. Yeah okay as the starter. He's going one out of every five games but his presence alone is going to give a big boost to a team. And i i mean he's he is absolutely the creamier clearer available regardless of position this trade deadline if he is indeed available or they're not just You know the nationals were like are we sellers buyers for a long time until they had the bad weekend so a little bit remains to be seen but If i'm the giants i am all in. I'm unless i have to trade Market luciano i am going all all in for max scherzer okay. You'll eat was much. They have lots of They've got some pretty decent outfield debt. I mean i think we would all hate to see elliot ronald scott. We've seen 'em we know. The talent level superb. I have no doubt in my mind. He is going to be a good major league player. But this time of year. If you feel like you have a window and windows can open and close so quickly You know some teams only get one shot you gotta go for it and the giants are in a position where i think they have to go for it like it. It's accelerated their window but sometimes your windows accelerated. And then you don't get it back. You have to jump on it so why not do it now and hey maybe a wind up signing the guy you know. Maybe he loves it. Maybe the team You know excels is that probably would with him certainly should and you can get him back. I can you imagine if you have that. That guy and then resigned guzman or at least go fine ear or something money. Money is not that much of a consideration for them..

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"giants" Discussed on Giants Splash

Giants Splash

05:57 min | 4 months ago

"giants" Discussed on Giants Splash

"How how would that factor into the trade deadline because the giants entire infield the projected infield is on the injured list.

"giants" Discussed on Giants Splash

Giants Splash

07:26 min | 5 months ago

"giants" Discussed on Giants Splash

"The astros in our the astros gonna come back down to earth lot of question. Probably i mean they. They i think they already did a little bit in this last series. Where were they detroit detroit. I think they split a doubleheader something. Then that being lost the finale. Anyway they're i mean they're lost. They weren't like eleven games in a row. So they'll probably cool off a little bit though orange wagon But they still have to show that they can quite the lineup. I mean the that offense is incredible right now and they've played a couple of few series against the as and the pitching is just not been able to hold them down even oakland Which is strange because last year they are pitching was lights out against them in oakland So it's i think they go there go to houston for a series before the all star break. So that'll be a chance to maybe even things out A little bit before they get to the break but In terms of what they need to do both of the bullpen. For sure. that's number one because yeah right. Now they have lou trevino at the back end and a lot of question marks. And how you it's to you know if your starter gets like five or six i mean because you saw you saw that on saturday like Montefusco five four two in the seventh inning and became even get through the eighth without losing lead And jake diekman was so good. Last year. he's given up a lot of home runs right now which is strange so he went. I think i forget what the exact number but it was something one hundred fifty games he'd given up giving up sixteen seventeen something like that petite Shaky and other than that. Those guys you know romo has been okay but the other options are just like not as reliable as you would hope so. I think they could definitely add arm or two or more back there i mean hayseeds. Lozada's still kind of a wild card As to even as to what they're going to do with him because they're using it as a starter in the minors. And i think the long term goal is for him to start still but is that this year i don't know so yeah Pity staff definitely ask some questions And you know the offense. Their offense kind of comes and goes sometimes but they haven't gotten a lot of production out of the eight spot They signed mitch moreland. Who was going to be there left handed guy. That's really mostly what he's done. He's back to meddle senate first base couple of times but he hasn't produced a whole lot And they've been using jed lowrie as they were kind of right handed Da's guy and his numbers against left handers are markedly better than his numbers. Right handers so So that's not as much of an issue but yeah maybe some. Maybe another left handed bat interesting. That's that's not quite as easy to acquire at the deadline You and i are both addressing the trade deadline in this weeks paper And the giants Far on this podcast. A couple of weekends ago for said The giants have The ability of the financial ability to take on extra payroll which is in. This price is one of the main differences. I think matt. I'm learning about covering the giants as opposed to the as they say dick and and i think they would prefer to take on salary rather than part with like a bigger prospect in if if deal but they would really like i think to get another starter who doesn't start up But particularly the way injuries are going they would love to get another starter and particularly one that maybe has some club control beyond this year Which might cost them. A you know a decent prospector to but certainly if there's a lot of salary involved the giants can handle that The question is going to be. I think belt. And if they learned something here in the next week or two about belts availability the rest of the way do they need to go out and get another bat they might have to. They have enough flexibility Among their their players the roster's constructed with so many utility guys. That doesn't necessarily have to be a first baseman. They could get a second baseman. And you save. Thomas i weighed. I got a lot of different options at first but you know without F- longoria for the short term and potentially built for much longer i. I wouldn't have said about a couple of weeks ago. But now i'm saying that and like everybody they'll probably be looking for a little relief help if they added one reliever. I wouldn't be shocked for on tends to do a lot of things similar to what the as front office does. And we have the front office pretty much every trade deadline. When they're in it will pick up at least one reliever so And they'll probably be fighting over some of the same guys there because those guys come a little cheaper in terms of prospects. So i think it'll be fascinating but i think the one thing i think is pretty clear is this is the first time that Citing will be running the giants when they're in a position to make a major move at the trade deadline and he's gonna do something and i think he's going to do something you know i who knows yet. What big names might be out there. But i would not speed surprised to see him right in the middle of it so that should be fun. Yeah so you had something fun ish with a guy who's well known to both giants fans and and as fans and sergio romo was one of the few guys who did not particularly enjoy the first go round of spot checks more than everybody else. Maybe he did enjoy more seriously or not as serious. Did take it to the next level. what was what was that like. And what did he say. After dropping trowel on the first day was much. It was weird it was like after the first few. What's the first few like really intently. And you've i mean you've been. Have you been a globally field the globe global so you know how high up the press box boxes. It's like you're at the top of airplane. Hangar and all the players look like ants. Yes so like we watched the first few checks pretty intently just to see what was going right and no big deal so you kind of looking at a corner of your eye. So he finishes the sending. It's a it's a real lopsided game too so you know you're kinda turn right at the same time so i'm just kinda having to look up and just seem like drop the pants and like i think surgery And i don't think there was the tv like had cut away. I think at that point. So i wasn't like seeing any immediate replays but it's like i think he's trapped and he did In he explained we didn't talk to the game but the next on the field and he explained like. I said like i didn't plan on doing that I was kind of pissed kind of angry. Because i gave up a home run and i like made a bad pitch. Give up a home run. And then i'm walking off the mountain and all of a sudden the park comes up and says let me see your gloves. So he was like a glove. Here's my hat. Here's bill and let me just go ahead and open up the rest so i think it's been an isolated incident so far. Yeah i have. No i have not seen any other actual pants dropping. Um which is probably the best But yeah he.

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"giants" Discussed on Giants Splash

Giants Splash

07:27 min | 5 months ago

"giants" Discussed on Giants Splash

"Hello and welcome to a combined episode of the giants slash podcast and the as plus podcast. I'm your host crinkle giants beat writer susan's lesser and i am joined by as beat writer. Matt kawahara the bay bridge series has just concluded matt. What are your takeaways. After the three games at oracle park is side i would say main one is the bullpen is definitely an issue right now They probably had a. They had a good chance of winning that second game and could not close it out with two separate leads in the late innings. So that's an issue The encouraging sign was obviously in the in the Finale cooler ervin came out and pitched probably his best game of the season and best game in the majors And he came out of the gate really well This season he was kind of surprised and then went through a little bit of a lull. But that'll happen. Fishes guys who are in their first full season Starting in the major league level. So i think he is. He's kind of Rebounded and This was an encouraging thing for him. Going into the second. Half about giants the giants. You know they've just been rolling along. So i think you know they kid sweep but how often to sweep especially good team like the as you know the as were leading The al west much of the season until the astros look like they apparently caught fire and So yeah i think. They're very happy with with their homestand. They've won their last twelve. They still have the best record in the major leagues. They were the first team to fifty wins. i'm not sure anybody saw that coming. But i i asked. Bob melvin issue before the game today and he didn't seem all that surprised You know looking at the division before the season. I don't think anybody would have thought the giants would be where they are with the dodgers and the padres in the same division And now the giants hit the road and goats to play the dodgers. Just two games at dodger stadium. They have played the dodgers well but You know we're almost at the halfway part point of the season. They are in first place but they have tons of injuries. They still have got major names on the i l. And you know things like they don't know if brandon belt is going to be back at all much less win with that knee injury and he scheduled to see to specialists this week. So there's a lot going on with them but no matter what happens they seem to bounce back and play really well in those first two games you know. I think everybody saw especially in the second game. I walk off win of the season. Which seems weird when they have to be a good record but There is always the sense with them Like good teams often get like no matter how far they're down. They're going to somehow come back and win and they're doing it with guys like lamont weight and curt casali. Which is that's truly remarkable thing. It's really been very much a team effort How are the as when it comes to things like they're filling. I don't think they've had been hit with quite the same kind of injury levels that the giants have. But how have they been from kind of like their bench guys depth piece kind of perspective. You have the depth is an instant. It's will you said there about the giants and kind of wake never feeling quite out of a game. That's i mean you will know that the as done that for many years and they have a little bit of that To i think they were recently leading the major leagues in. Walk off win so they definitely had that sort of a formula at home Depth was they're getting tested a little bit right on the outfield. They have managed to mostly avoid kind major injuries. They were without ramon laureano for maybe two and a half weeks or so. But they manage to Mitigate that pretty well right now there without mark cana and that's a pretty major loss for them. Yeah because he's been. I mean he. Obviously he's filled in leadoff spot and just really done a pretty remarkable job for a guy who really never hit leadoff before And so they're kind of having to fill both Both his outfield spot and also kind of figured out. What they're gonna do at the lido spot. Tony kemp has been huge for them. his Ability to get on base for this first half is has been pretty remarkable for guys who really just has never or at least not in recent years had sustained Playtime and he has made the most of it for sure and it has not only been just like scrap elite. Getting on base. Amis played good defense. He's play both the outfield and second base chad. Pinder is also that versatile guy even though offensively he hasn't made as big of an impact is probably the expected him to have so. There has been okay I don't think they've necessarily. I mean it seems like the giants make a lot of moves like they'll dip into the minor league the aaa Pool a lot as really haven't done that So far and i don't maybe that's a little bit telling i mean i think it's partly because they feel Pretty confident in the mix that they've had for the first half but i also don't know where exactly that would go if they are going to look at it would depend on. You know needs specific. But i mean right now again to go back to the bullpen. And you seem like they. They could probably use a little bit of help there. But there's just nobody like really knocking on doors. So wha- what i was i was curious about the giants like i mean you talk about. Just the way that they have seemingly Surprised everybody what do they have to do stain. I mean to to get off to a hot surly. This so well they. They need better health. And they need to get evan longoria at the very least off the i l. fairly soon. I don't think they're looking at anytime. Before the all-star break but you know with him out list stella out and belts at potentially indefinitely You know at some point. They're they're gonna and they have to avoid injuries to crawford posey the other sort of big name guys. The one thing that was really remarkable about the giants early was. How will the veteran guys who are playing. Because i think there was this feeling like okay. Here are all these veteran guys. They're kind of at the end of their careers You know on the downward slope the giants are going to get rid of all this payroll in the off season and their two best players by far have been crawford and posey and longoria not far behind them and in fact the first month or so the season he was Probably the most reliable hitter so That they've been very careful with posey. He still missed a couple of games this week with the back thing crawford you know never once. He's a lot like marcus siemian. he never wants to come out. Lineup ever And there's a lot of thought certainly amongst scouts that he kinda wears down in the second half and i think they need to be careful of that but he's just not going to willingly take a day And they don't you know. They've got mauricio de bon of their backup shortstop and he is a shortstop but he also plays center. You know he kind of a lot of places we learned this week. He's their emergency catcher so Crawford's probably not gonna get a lot of days. And they you know if he were to get hurt their they really would have some problems so Yeah they've been surprising all the way around the fact that the veterans have been so good To the point where now looks like the giants actually probably are going to have to figure out a.

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"giants" Discussed on Giants Splash

Giants Splash

05:21 min | 5 months ago

"giants" Discussed on Giants Splash

"If he had to give up games and homer on the road he'd give up the home games because he always loved traveling. He loved living out of a suitcase. He loved exploring Museums and bookstores and restaurants and cafes in cities all around the country and canada and So you know. It was just amazing to be able to fill in for either one of those guys. Because he won was a treasure to work with. I mean i remember The first year or two or maybe the second year in a thirty or can't recall You know the as one division titles in one of those years. They clinched in oakland. So there was a wild celebration the clubhouse and you know i was working that game so ken was up in the booth. And i was the guy in the clubhouse hustling up interviews in you. Know a scene Best described as a as bedlam. So you know it was challenging was fun Are how through through art. How toward a bottle of beer down by back. And i remember thinking two things at that moment one was dan. That's cole and the other was. Wow that's like a sign of affection or sign of respect the the book you wrote the original san francisco giants that oral history All the players from the fifty eight team in some media folk lawn and bob stevens the giants writer from the chronicle When when the giants came west. And mike murphy is featured as well his first season of many In and around the clubhouse but mostly the players including maize and cepeda Antonelli coming from new york. I loathe just a kid. Mccormick future cy young award winner. Spencer stu miller All star anecdote with him. Willie kirkland leon. Wagner ruben gomez your guys and so i mean what a project man how how the heck did you get all those guys and what four decades after the original season that came together starting in about ninety three I started doing two things. One was Efforting to track down every surviving member of that team. Nearly all of whom were still alive and the other thing was..

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"giants" Discussed on Giants Splash

Giants Splash

04:12 min | 5 months ago

"giants" Discussed on Giants Splash

"Baer on the cal college radio one year. Nineteen seventy k. L. larry baer at the mike and on the giant side After russ bill. I mean After russ and bill thompson did some work in the seventies bill king even did some in the early sixties. But but you know it. The giants had their share. I al michaels was here for a cup of coffee. Or to lindsey nelson who was probably a little bit to north new york for the san francisco audience. He didn't have the national necessary casual. sunday afternoon. Mowing the lawn cannon voice but greenwald lawn and and yet other guys but you know and then petaluma mayor david glass with the morgan call. And and how about phil stone or joe angel. Even arctic man. I mean all the way up until today's guys and and it's weird because the you look at the broadcasters on both sides of the bait now and they don't give up these jobs but back then especially on the east side like you said they came and left these wonderful names and voices. I guess because a finley but there were some turnover as well on the giants side. Run fairly was here for a bit too but Yeah no more man. I mean now you look at the broadcasters on both sides which is kind of how i wanted to ask you about your time because you did as games from was a one to eleven are non Tell me about that. How how did that go. What were the memories and On and off the field. So what got the the The as backup radio play by play. Job was the fact that i had spent the seven previous years. Doing minor league baseball in rohnert park for the sonoma's county crushers of the independent western league so i was moonlighting doing those games while i was still working. Kcbs job and my boss. Fortune of lay was very supportive of it. Didn't mind me taking a considerable number of days. Off even non-paid days to squeeze these games in particularly during the months of june july and august So i think doing. Those games enabled me to put together a pretty good audition tape or for disk. I don't remember what it was and And i but might have been so anyway the as that have given me the opportunity to do it and i mean. I was filling in alternately for two of the greatest announcers of all time. I mean go. King is a legend in three sports and ten cork. I think you'll agree is one of the best baseball announcers You know that we've ever seen and certainly they never had area so. I was alternately filling in for those guys probably an average of a dozen games a year although there was one game when bill had some serious health issues and i think i did thirty six games that year. The joke is is that. I did more games an arlington than i did in oakland. Because bill hated doing games in texas he hated games in texas for two reasons one The broadcast booth was very very high of kind of like it is in pittsburgh and it really got windy up in the broadcast booth area of the press box at the old ballpark in arlington and hated that he would just start cussing and just be people who didn't know bill scared of him when he got upset because of the nasty weather up in texas but also hated it because the ballpark was not in downtown dallas and the state and a very mediocre hotel for convenience sake the wyndham. And you can walk to the ballpark from there. So that was nice but the hotel was mediocre as far as major league baseball standards go. And you know bill loved if you though once said to me..

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"giants" Discussed on Giants Splash

Giants Splash

08:16 min | 5 months ago

"giants" Discussed on Giants Splash

"Hello and welcome to the giants slash. Podcast the san francisco chronicle podcast on the giants and major league baseball. I'm your host clerical. Giants beat writer seasons lesser today. Our guest is the giants director of amateur scouting. Michael holmes michael. I know you have been guests before on the splash. Since this is your heading into your third year As the giants director of amateur scouting. Thanks so much for joining us. This is such an exciting time of year for you obviously First of all before we even get into that you and i are talking just after the giants won perhaps their most exciting game of the season. Mike mike you skis grand slam in the eighth inning with two out to have a comeback from a seven run deficit and beat the diamondbacks. Just your thoughts on one of the most exciting winds for what turned out to be very very good giants team amazing finish great comeback. Not only just the excitement of the players. The staff but i mean susan's excited fans have fans and stands with a great at workable From for the team for the organization for the fans. It's fun to see the guys having fun out here and playing well and his staff or do a tremendous job so A fun night. Norcal hate wasn't there out. Still savage drought like a blast from for net. Can you tell us what what secret location you're at have your you at a tournament or you at a. Where are you looking right now. East coast secrets here. Now Listen you know with the way the pushed the date back to the amateur draft this year. it's a new dynamic force. You know we've always been you know. Used to entering the draft room right after conference tournaments here beginning of june. So just trying to navigate new calendar for us and your schedule as far as wind draft takes place. But one thing it's done this allowed us more opportunities to seek players to give the no players so our staff still been out seeing seeing players some events There's still some Different players throughout playing. We got the mlb combine starting next week. Which will be new orleans to draft side so We're we're kind of working our way through this new schedule with the draft being july but it has given us opportunity to get some more books to our guys are still working really hard. Yeah i was gonna ask you about five weeks now Plus this combine. Tell us a essentially. What your understanding of how. This combine will work. How many players will be there and and what you guys to get out of it. Well i think the combat become splits with some forces with some highschool portions in college for students is far as exactly clear. That'll be an attendance. We're still waiting for some confirmation on some but ultimately be given opportunities to do salons stuff of the medical portion and then obviously they'll be a chance to do some one on one interviews with certain players if need be so It's new for all on both sides. Were not the for for the clubs. Organizations cheaper like myself But we'll enter that next hoping to see what we can Can learn from it from the players. You know we get a chance to see your visit. Weather's and I think it's just something that they grow and continue to expand obviously the first year. I'm sure they'll be things that it will be want to change or do different moving forward but It'll be nice to have that we can just talk. Yeah it's really weird. Getting used to a july draft after you know years and years of everyone's saying june draft the june draft. That was. I mean that was really the the the whole thing but it makes sense coming off. You know really. Two years of shortened seasons obviously last year dramatically for the high school. Some some high schools didn't play at all last year and short college seasons and then this year To some extent also shorter seasons. With twenty rounds. What does that combined with. You know so many programs not playing full schedule certainly last year and to some extent this year. What does that mean in practical terms free of well first of all it means. It's better our standpoint. We're certainly excited that. We're at least Increasing around obviously you know. We'd like to take input as many players. We came into our system that we think can help. Organization last year was still unique. Susan i the college was the division ones they played for weeks and then we all came to a screeching halt Not just to the baseball world or drought the country. So we all kind of how that played out But you don't have to give our staff a of credit. We are guys myself a lot of people. We work so hard and summer and fall of two thousand nine hundred lou leading into that twenty twenty season. We really felt really good with where we were at. And i know that's weird to say seems crazy but we felt really good where we rat on on some of the evaluations. What we knew about the players. How well how good of a job done done. No now we have liked that season to continue of course You know were there guys. We didn't get a chance to go out and see in person and twenty twenty absolutely. There was a lot of places like you said. I've not played a high school. Kids never got a chance to play. And i needed for those kids. They lost their senior high school in that. That's such a vital time in their lives but You know our staff did a great job that summer. Paul we prepare. We still really good. Considering circumstances you know this year were excited. Then it's back. With more rounds. Were up to twenty rounds We have ignited sa- protocols Due to the pandemic different schools as far as you know how many styles could attend different types of regulations depending on conferences team schools. You know portions of the country so our guys are guys hung in there and this year they handled it really well We're excited about the twenty rounds. We're excited about this district class. We're excited about this group of guys you've got a chance to see. We're expecting another really strong dress. What did you from. Last year's obviously very short draft an and the inability scout to. What did you learn. Did you were there like things it like. Were you getting video from unusual places. Did you find kind of workarounds to be able to scout Last year that you can maybe apply at all this year. We did you know. I think what we learned is there's other. There's other avenues to kind of a bike way players that can complement the so called boots on the ground and we have with our staff. We're blessed blessed to have a stab. You know tremendous people but also tremendous waiters. So but we learned is there's waste this kind of supplement some of that evaluation aspect We do do a lot of video work you know. We obviously Every draft taken with some of these players from an analytical stare standpoint. I actually think one of the neatest things about last year strap that i think i'm most proud of is You know to time we were kind of the only thing going right. League season was was on shutdown. Majorly started yet. So we were able to incorporate some player elements some of our major league staff and really kinda collaborate a little bit and try to include some people. Hey take a look at this guy he. What are your thoughts on this guy. On the guys in development stepped up. They were more than willing to help out any way Gave his staff. They were more than willing to help out Take a sin different players scores so it was just kind of a neat thing.

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"giants" Discussed on Giants Splash

Giants Splash

03:45 min | 6 months ago

"giants" Discussed on Giants Splash

"Hello and welcome to the giants slash podcast. The podcast up the giants major league baseball from the san francisco chronicle. I'm your host chronicle giants beat writer. Susan and our guest today is giants team. President of baseball operations going into his third season in that position for hans eighty farhan. I've known you for a very long time Dating back to when you very first started in the major leagues with as and when you first got this job with the giants. I got texts from everyone saying Basically i think the giants are now going to be a lot better. A lot sooner than people may be expected. That looks like maybe that's the case What are you. What are your thoughts on the fact that you right now got a first place team in here we are. it's june. yeah. I mean that's really nice to have done but The end of the day. It's it's you know. A huge group in organizational effort and to get to the point where we are in the season with games to go. We've had to have a lot of things. go right. A lot of players play well and a lot of people contrbute so definitely not resting on our laurels. No there's there's a long way to go and just game really humble you certainly after just a good sixty games so you know we're keeping our heads down and you know going to continue to grind but obviously really excited about how things have come together for us so far this season it is this. Maybe a little bit sooner than expected. And it you know you guys are playing in perhaps the toughest division in baseball too. I think you know going into the season. I don't think people necessarily thought that you guys had a team. That was a last place team or anything but people would look at the anna westin say well the dodgers and the padres are both loaded. Yeah i mean you know. I i think you you. You've covered a different teams and bread offices and so you know that every front office is prone to think Their came biz. Maybe a little bit better more competitive than somebody from the outside looking at it objectively might think back on our last three years and we've been a competitive team. I twenty nineteen You know we're willing four games of a wild card spot at the trade deadline and faced some difficult decisions traded away a couple of penn pieces because we thought we had the ability to back. Fill you know. Unfortunately things didn't go Break right brust the rest of that season than last year. Obviously really just one pitch away from from making the play also albeit in an expanded field. So we've talked about trying to get better every season so we went into this year with every expectation of of being competitive us. Were predicting we'd have hit the best record in baseball but you know there. There's always some variability. Nobody can predict exactly what's going to happen and You know funny enough. Kinda talking about me. Coming up with the as and billy bean You know really for me. The velocity of trying to put together a competitive team every year as heavily influenced by my time working under him. And you know just this notion that the present matters you know. Sometimes you come into an organization or situation that's in transition and everybody's looking two years five years down the road and you just can't lose sight of the fact that the present matters you have fans that are following the team today that you know wanna see a compelling product and A baseball team. You twenty six players. There's a lot of ways to improve your team and to create A more competitive roster and that's something..

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