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European firefighters join battle to stop French wildfires
"Firefighters from across Europe arriving in France to help battle several wildfires including a giant blaze ravaging pine forests in the southwest of the country Firefighters tackle the wildfire in the gironde region that has burned around 30 square miles since Tuesday and led to the evacuation of at least 10,000 people The firefighters brigade says to spread of the forest fire was limited overnight due to little wind that conditions for containing the blaze remain unfavorable due to the hot dry weather Francis week is in its fourth heat wave of the year as it faces what the government describes as the country's worst drought on record I'm Charles De Ledesma
After leaving Russia, McDonald's to reopen in Ukraine
"The Big Mac is coming back McDonald's is reopening in Ukraine McDonald's will open the doors to some of its restaurants in Ukraine in the coming months a symbol of the war torn country's return to some sense of normalcy and a show of support after the American fast food chain pulled out of Russia The burger giant close its restaurants in Ukraine after Russia's invasion nearly 6 months ago but has continued to pay more than 10,000 McDonald's employees in the country The Ukrainian economy has been severely damaged by the war and restarting businesses even
Drury, Nola homer in big rally, Padres beat Giants 13-7
"Brandon drury's three run home run and highlighted a 7 run 6th inning as the San Diego Padres beat the San Francisco Giants 13 to 7 San Francisco would build an early four zero lead off padre star to Sean mania then San Diego would answer back with a 6 run third inning The Giants retook the lead in the top of the 6th inning and then the Padres responded with a 7 run outburst all with two outs juries home run put San Diego ahead to stay I mean I know that this is the lineup that capable of doing that and putting up 7 spots in any With the win the Padres maintain a one game lead over the brewers for the third national league wild card spot Philip gon San Diego
Wood, Giants beat slumping Padres 1-0 after overturned call
"Alex wood allowed just three hits over 6 and a third innings as the San Francisco Giants as the San Diego Padres one to nothing The giant starter would out dual padre started Blake's now who allowed a run on 6 hits in 5 and two thirds innings One of those ones I was pretty tired from start to finish But it made some pitches and I got a little boost of adrenaline there You know if that's so AB Pyro Estrada drove home the only run of the game on a fourth inning sacrifice fly The potteries have now lost 5 straight games and saw their lead over Milwaukee for the final playoff spot cut to just one game Philip gone San Diego
The Tragic Saga of Alex Jones
"Jones back in many a couple of years ago. Spoke out about the sandy hook shooting. He said something quote, he said, no one died. The incident was staged. It was synthetic. It was manufactured. It was a giant hoax and completely fake with actors. He's totally wrong there. In fact, he's admitted he was wrong. Shouldn't have said it. It was not true. Somewhat despicable, quite honestly, and he shouldn't have said it. Okay, so he said that and in reaction to it, the sandy hook parents then started to allegedly to the court documents started to get harassed because of that. Series of lawsuits then were filed against Alex Jones saying that because of him their lives were totally ruined. This trial has been going on and on and on. Now remember, with Alex Jones, you're dealing with someone that specializes in bombast and bravado, shouldn't have said it. It was a mistake. He's admitted he was wrong, multiple times, but that will not satisfy the media, and that will not sought satisfy the nonstop pressure campaign against Alex Jones. So according to the judge and the Alex Jones case, anything you read in the press is hearsay and even reciting what you read as a means to convey how you made it feel is also hearsay. So let's play cut 22. How did you feel about that? Well, when I read the newspaper, there was a 20 $8 million ad buy. Don't say what you read. Just how many have you filmed? Things that you have read are also here today. Okay. Because you didn't save them. Somebody else centered right on writing is speech. Do not tell the jury anything that came from someone else that you've read or heard don't have to disregard that sentence. Go ahead. So that is the judge, her name is Maya Guerra gamble. This is the type of judge that Alex Jones was given. 23 up on stage. Hashtag stay at home. It could save lives with a blue hair bonnet on. Love is love with the transgender thing, and also don't stay at the top, vote for every Democrat. That's the type of judge Alex Jones got. Conflict of interest, you better believe it.
The latest in sports news
"8 piece sports time David Schuster a light schedule in Major League Baseball action on Monday but the first place mets in the national league east they were in action and our Mike man Q fills us in The mets continued their winning ways with a 5 to one victory over the reds with 13 wins in their last 15 games the 71 and 39 mets lead the braves by 7 games in the national league east Chris Bassett tossed 8 innings for his 9th win Starling Marte a two run first inning Homer for the mets against Cincinnati's Justin Dunn who took the loss Over in Baltimore the red hot Orioles made it 6 wins in 7 games with a 7 four victory over Toronto four home runs for the Orioles including one by Austin Hayes We're going out expecting to win every game so I think we've been in this mindset now for the last couple months and we're just continuing to play good baseball Meanwhile out in Seattle the Yankees got back in the win column they snapped their 5 game losing skid They defeated the mirror nurse 9 to four and Philip gon fills us in on San Diego and San Francisco Alex would allow just three hits over 6 and a third innings as the San Francisco Giants as the San Diego Padres one to nothing The giant starter would out dual padre started Blake snow who allowed a run on 6 hits in 5 and two thirds innings The Padres have now lost 5 straight games and saw their lead over Milwaukee for the final playoff spot cut to just one game Pro basketball news Kevin Durant reiterated to Brooklyn Nets ownership that he wants to be traded and let's changes are made in the organization College football news Alabama Ohio State and Georgia They are the top three teams in the preseason coaches poll Meanwhile at Oklahoma assistant coach kale Gundy resigned after he was found to use repeated racially charged language and antennas Serena Williams still coming back from injury she won her first match in over a year at a tournament in Toronto I'm David Shuster AP sports
Sen. Ted Cruz: The American People Don't Want 87,000 New IRS Agents
"Here's senator Ted Cruz over the weekend. Madam president, there are a lot of bad things in this bill, but fewer worse than the proposal by Democrats in this bill to double the size of the IRS and create 87,000 new IRS agents. I guarantee you citizens and every one of our states, if you ask them, what do they want? They don't want 87,000 new IRS agents. And they're not being created to audit billionaires or giant corporations. They're being created to audit you. The House ways and means committee, the minorities put out an estimate that under this bill, there will be 1.2 million new audits per year with over 700,000 of those new audits falling on taxpayers making $75,000 or less. I believe personally we should abolish the IRS, but at a minimum we shouldn't make the IRS larger than The Pentagon, the State Department, the FBI, and the border patrol all combined. That's what the Democrats are proposing here. It is a terrible idea. If you don't want 87,000 new IRS agents, vote yes. Good for you. Senator Cruz. Unfortunately, elections have consequences. And the Republicans, they just didn't have the votes. They don't have the votes in the House of Representatives. So we're about to get 87,000 more IRS agents, and they're coming after all of us. That's who they're coming after. They're coming after you conservatives. They're coming after you, Christians. That's what's going to happen. Oh,
Sen. Ted Cruz: The American People Don't Want 87,000 New IRS Agents
"Here's Ted Cruz talking about the scope and the size of the IRS due to the inflation reduction act of 2022. Madam president, there are a lot of bad things in this bill, but fewer worse than the proposal by Democrats in this bill to double the size of the IRS and create 87,000 new IRS agents. I guarantee you citizens and every one of our states, if you ask them, what do they want? They don't want 87,000 new IRS agents. And they're not being created to audit billionaires or giant corporations. They're being created to audit you. The House ways and means committee, the minorities put out an estimate that under this bill, there will be 1.2 million new audits per year with over 700,000 of those new audits falling on taxpayers making $75,000 or less. I believe personally we should abolish the IRS, but at a minimum we shouldn't make the IRS larger than The Pentagon, the State Department, the FBI, and the border patrol all combined. That's what the Democrats are proposing here. It is a terrible idea. If you don't want 87,000 new IRS agents, vote yes.
IRS To Hire 87,000 New Agents
"Cruz, sums up what this bill that he put in an amendment to eliminate the IRS provisions, it failed, Ted Cruz on the Senate floor cut number 7. Madam president, there are a lot of bad things in this bill, but fewer worse than the proposal by Democrats in this bill to double the size of the IRS and create 87,000 new IRS agents. I guarantee you citizens that every one of our states, if you ask them, what do they want? They don't want 87,000 new IRS agents. And they're not being created to audit billionaires or giant corporations. They're being created to audit you. The House ways and means committee, the minorities put out an estimate that under this bill, there will be 1.2 million new audits for per year with over 700,000 of those new audits falling on taxpayers making $75,000 or less.
Dodgers beat Padres 4-0, make statement with 3-game sweep
"Confidence moving forward Like the Dodgers the Cardinals brought out the room on Sunday camping at three game sweep of the Yankees out slugging The Bronx bombers 12 to 9 That makes third sacra Nolan Arenado a happy man Anytime you can cap off a sweep of a great team like the Yankees it's huge And what we're trying where we're trying to go you know you got to win ball games win series Other national leaguers answering the Sunday win column roll call with a Phillies reds Marlins pirates giants and Diamondbacks The American League winners were the guardians raise royals Blue Jays White Sox and Mariners golf a bit of history at the Wyndham championship 20 year old South Korean Tom Kim notched a 5 stroke victory making him the second youngest winner of a PGA event since World War II I play great this week You know it was hard to stay in the moment in the final round just knowing that I was so close but I just never let my guard down until I hold that putt on 18 NASCAR Kevin Harvick ended at 65 race winless drought when he got the checkered flag Sunday at Michigan International Speedway Bruce
What Is the Biblical Reason to Care About America?
"You a question for our Christian audience. Why should Christians care? What is the biblical reason we should care about America? Some Christians say, I just care about the gospel. I don't care about government or politics. Why is that misguided? Well, two things if I were to some America up in one word as individual. Every other form of government, every other country, your worth is dependent on your relationship to a group. It's called the honor shame culture. If the group honors you, your worth as a person goes up, if the group changes you, your worth goes down. In Islam, if your daughter embarrasses you in front of your uma community parents, well, even murder their own daughter, right? It's all group. Well, Jesus calls us out of the group. He says, you got to not care what people think about you. And anyway, you only have to care what God says about you. And I believe he's pushing us to that point. Are you living your life on how you're liked and followed and friended? And trending, or are you afraid of people canceling you and blocking you and getting rid of you, deplatforming you? It's group versus God. I love the one where Sam coonrod a giant baseball pitcher was the only one not to kneel in protest to the flag and they asked him afterwards why. And he goes, well, I'm a Christian. I just believe you're only supposed to kneel to God.
Kershaw leaves with low back pain, Dodgers sweep Giants 5-3
"The Dodgers completed a four game sweep of the Giants winning the finale 5 to three It's the first time the Giants have lost 8 straight to the Dodgers in the same season since 1979 Mookie betts with the three run Homer in the top of the fourth Trey Turner added a solo shot in the 7th I don't know why that is or what it is but I think we're just taking care of business this year so far and we got a lot of games left but I think we just focus on ourselves and I think that's helping out a lot Clayton Kershaw pitched four innings giving up three hits and two runs but left the game with lower back pain Following the all star break the Giants are a major league worst three and 12 Ryan leong San Francisco
Urias wins his 8th straight decision, Dodgers top Giants 3-0
"The Dodgers have won 7 straight against their Northern California rivals beating the Giants three zero since the all star break the Dodgers have won every game against the Giants over a 12 day span When he pitched 6 innings giving up 7 hits and had 6 strikeouts In his major league debut Miguel Vargas with a single double and two RBIs Dodgers manager Dave Roberts had praised for Vargas It was just good We won He played well had good at bass drove in two runs And family got to see it It was Cobb took the loss He gave up three runs on four hits in 6 and a third innings Ryan leong San Francisco
Eric Schmitt Wins Missouri Republican Senate Primary
"Good Wednesday morning to you. It's the morning after election day. Eric Schmidt is the nominee in Missouri. That's a giant relief he's going to win handily, attorney general Schmidt. And now we have the field all but set. There are ten key races for the United States Senate. And I always focus on the Senate. Anyone who's listening to this show for years now. By the way, Kerry Lake is about 20,000 votes ahead of Karen Robson. I think Carrie Lake is won it, not quite sure yet. No one's called it, tutor Dixon is the nominee for governor in Michigan. And Blake masters, the nominee in Arizona. None of those unexpected, the Taylor, the Kerry Lake Karen Robson race is a dead heat statistically, and the polls have that completely wrong again. Do not read the polls. It's sort of like, I know Herschel's of Raphael Warnock. And I know the polls show that he's not. And I know that Doctor Oz is ahead of John fetterman, the polls show he's way behind. He's not. It's just that they don't know how to pull anymore and they won't admit it and they continue to use it because the media is left wing. And they don't want to make it obvious. Look, here is the rundown. I just tweeted this out. I hope you'll do two things. To begin this morning, might be a little bit. While trying to get my voice because that late night following results last night until I finally couldn't see any way to figure out who was going to win in Arizona's governor race. Eric, Eric Schmidt had won the Missouri race fairly early, as had tutor Dixon the Michigan race. There are four big races last night. Michigan governor, and my guy lost, I wanted Kevin rinky, but I kind of knew that tutor Dickson was going to win when Donald Trump endorsed her. I really mattered the most to me with Eric Schmidt winning an Missouri. I've got to tell you, we have a safe red seat there, a safe, deep red state that could have been thrown away and we didn't throw it away 'cause they nominated the strongest, very competent candidate when the show me state nominated Eric Schmidt.
The Democrats' Climate Hopes Hinge on Krysten Sinema
"The Democrats are still trying to convince kyrsten sinema to sign off on their giant climate and healthcare boondoggle, according to CNN, Democrats this week have the chance to validate their monopoly on political power in Washington, create a legacy of true significance for presidential what legacy that he spent the crapload of money. And even boost their hopes in daunting at midterm elections in three months. This is all according to the sycophants over at CNN. But first, they must push a back from the dead climate and healthcare initiative through the Senate using their tiny majority, notably by locking in the crucial vote of moderate Arizona senator Kirsten sinema, who has yet to sign off on a bill that may not save Democrats in November, but may at least give them a big new win to run. I know it doesn't. No, again, I ask you, what is the big new win? What is the top line of the bill? We spend $433 billion on climate change. In the middle of a massive energy spike, in terms of prices, in the middle of an economic recession, you're sucking money out of the American economy and raising taxes in order to do so. This is your win. I'm so doubtful is to the strategy. It demonstrates, again, I say it all the time. There's an echo chamber between the media and the Democrats. And so Democrats say, what if we do this thing that makes no sense? And they are like, if you do that, you'll be super popular. And then they do it. And they're not popular. And the Democrats are like, I have a new solution. What if we do the exact same thing, but like a little bigger? And the media are like, that's an amazing idea. You'll probably be super popular if you do that. And then they're not popular, because it turns out that the policy is garbage.
The Democrats' Inflation Reduction Act Isn't Reducing Anything
"What is really sort of floating the democratic vote here is not the polling data. It is the notion instead that somehow spending more money is going to fix this. So they are all hot and bothered. Very, very hot on the idea that this quote unquote inflation reduction act is going to fix all of their problems. So what exactly happened here? There's a giant Bill. We are talking about hundreds of billions of dollars in spending. Joe Manchin, who had been concerned about both deficits and inflation. He said that he was not going to sign on to build back better. But now he's signing on to this. So why exactly is he signing on to this inflation reduction act? And what exactly is the inflation reduction act in the first place? Well, first of all, it's another one of these misnamed acts. So Democrats come up with names for the acts that really have nothing to do with the content of the act. Build back better, had nothing to do with the actual infrastructure. Inflation reduction has nothing to do with actual inflation reduction. In fact, according to heritage and Matthew Dickerson, who's the director of the federal budget at the heritage foundation, he says after more than a year of expressing his concerns about the inflation of impact, the impact of inflation. Senator Manchin has signed off on a massive tax and spending bill that would only push prices for working families even higher. Biden's $1.9 trillion American rescue plan, a stimulus spending bill in March 2021 was the match that lit the inflationary fire. Well, now they're back for more. The so called inflation reduction act of 2022 only would add to the inflationary pain families are already feeling thanks to hundreds of billions in new government spending and job destroying tax hikes. The legislation's proponents argue that over the next year the bill is higher taxes would offset new spending. And it's true that recent massive federal deficits financed by the Federal Reserve and driven by excessive government spending have resulted in crippling inflation, but the inflation reduction act doubles down on the same bad fiscal policy that has caused inflation in the first place.
Yoram Hazony: Not Honoring the Opposition Will Destroy the Nation
"Speaking of Civil War, I mean, a lot of people on both now the fairly radical left and the fairly radical right have proposed almost precisely that. They said we no longer have enough in common to maintain a cohesive nation that you can't have a nation that includes both the woke and social conservatives, fiscal liberals. You can't have that nation. It doesn't exist. It's never existed. There has to at least be a common base of values. And in the absence of restoration of that base of values, maybe it's better if we all go our separate ways. Now, I mean, Franklin, I think that sounds wildly optimistic about what would happen if you actually have the breakdown of a country that has 330 million people. One giant federal military with nuclear weapons that seems like a pretty optimistic vision that everybody just kind of puts down their weapons and walks away. But when does a nation become so noncoherent and non cohesive that is no longer a nation? Well, you've just described very well when it happens. I mean, it's happening right now. What's happening is that in order to, in order to maintain the cohesion of a nation or, you know, the same thing is true in a family. Any group of human beings that stays cohesive, that stays solid. I mean that under pressure internal and external pressure, they pull together instead of blowing apart. In every human loyalty group, what's necessary is that the leadership consciously purposely gives honor to the different competing tribes. Because there's no way to every nation nation is diverse. There's no such thing as a homogeneous nation. Every nation is made up of tribes of subsectors that sometimes they hate each other and sometimes there's a risk of their going to war. The job of the central, the central leadership, the job of the top leadership in the nation, is to make sure that there's a balance that honors being given to the different tribes. And what's happened in America is that, you know, at least since Donald Trump. I mean, the same thing happened in England with Brexit. So it's not localized to America, but at least since Donald Trump had probably a lot longer than that. The idea of I should see the other side as a part of my nation. I give them honor. They give me honor. Has just been completely lost.
Dinesh Assesses Ron DeSantis' Effort to Curb the Power of Woke Capital
"Governor Ron DeSantis of Florida is taking on the ESG. Now, the ESG is part of the ideology of woke capital. It actually means environmental social and governance. That's the E, the S and the G environmental social and governance criteria. I had my son in law Brandon gill on the podcast. This was about what honey a week ago or was it more like a couple of weeks ago, talking about how there's a movement on Wall Street driven by leftists and pushed by these leftist billionaires, which is to take these giant pools of capital, hedge funds, pension funds, mutual funds, and say, we are not going to invest in corporations that don't follow our ESG criteria. So in other words, if a corporation is emitting fossil fuels, it's like, no, we're not going to put any money into your corporation. You have to sort of tow the line when it comes to environmental social and governance. So environmental here refers to basically climate change, social is all the racial stuff. And governance is basically the way the corporation is structured in terms of its governance. So this is basically an effort by on the part of woke capital to exercise leverage or to put a muscle to put pressure on corporations to make them make them woke. And most of this has gone unnoticed, at least I noticed by many, many people in the society that's often very rarely do I see articles on this, and probably most of the GOP is just completely blind to it. In fact, I very rarely, if ever, here are GOP Republican senators, Republican congressmen or governors, even talking about it. But it's a measure of how on it Ron DeSantis is that he is fighting against it
"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..
"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..
"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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"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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"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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"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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"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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"Something like that. We don't is the honest answer. We haven't really spent much time on it. There's so much stuff on our plate right now you know coming off the draft in the trade deadline and now Positioning ourselves to continue to play. Well down the stretch that we really haven't spent that much time on it. Oftentimes those types of contractual situations tend to work themselves out shortly after the season ends. So i think i think to try to keep. Everyone involved focused on Playing deep into october right now and then we'll let we'll let that other stuff take care of itself later at and when do you guys start planning for you know things fun. Things like you know figuring out playoff rotations and scouting potential opponents. Those things already in the works or is of those things you kind of gearing up for now those are the things you try not to talk much about because we all wanna you know jake stang But no we will will start considering you know Advance scouting assignments for for different possible opponents moving forward and and talk about more than nuances of preparing team. Fr- october once once we get a little bit closer october and feel like we can. We can smell it a little more than we can right now. That's the fun stuff while we will be sure to to grill you about some of that stuff hopefully in late september or early. I even better early october. Thanks so much. Scott harris for joining us. Here on giant splash. Susan thanks again to giants general manager. Scott harris for joining us on the giant splash. Podcast our producer. Today with chee allen johnson and our music batter up was written and performed by lauren. Gold and rate useless. We will be back again next week. With more giant splash. Thanks for listening..
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"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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"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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"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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"How how would that factor into the trade deadline because the giants entire infield the projected infield is on the injured list.
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"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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"Question of course is how long can they stay at or near the top five people still think the giants are gonna fade especially because they're battling the dodgers and padres but when you look at inside at the numbers the giants i believe have the the third best or second best run differential and major league baseball there tied for the best whip in baseball there tied for the most home runs baseball. Their fourth in era amid statistically the numbers show that they deserve very much to be where they are I've got questions about the bullpen. To it's amazing that rotation made up of you know aging johnny cueto and guys that they picked up As guys that most teams had no interest in and i mean desclafani guzman of just been incredible guzman in particular and so they got some young guys coming up now helping so the giants may be able to sustain it. If i had to guess i would say both wildcard teams will come from the national league west because the central and the east just are not nearly as strong as the west and you know unless these teams get hit with major injuries. You know. I see giants staying in the race. And getting a postseason berth along with the dodgers and padres the as They're looking up at the familiar foe. The astros and you know you talk about teams that are not a fluke The astros are number one in batting average by fifteen points at two seventy seven their number one opie s slugging the fewest strikeouts fewest strike. Goes away thirty titan. No and they're leading in all these categories plus they strike out the least. Isn't it incredible. And i think there were years seventeen eighteen. They struck out the least. And then of course you know you're gonna have a lot of people cite the sign stealing business as the main reason. Why but they're they're. They're they not only have struck out the few major league baseball. It's by a considerable margin Their witness is excellent. One point one six they re. Ra is in the top ten Best one differential again in the game. I think the as are going to have a tough time beating out the astros in the division but they should still have an excellent shot at getting a at least a wild card spot and again depending.
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"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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"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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"A great job less of are of course the most important question i have to ask you. Mike is mustache. May i am t on june first. Do you have your mustache right now. I do not i. I was very clear from the beginning. it is strictly for. May i understand. People were getting very into it but You can't you can't use something like that. You know you gotta you gotta treat it right and when it's used for a purpose visit for purpose and then we move on and say well. It was our good luck charm moves. This is that you know we're we're never going to take anything away from our players. It was all our players you know. Maybe maybe we had some fun with it and you know there may have been certain times. We rallied around it but You know it always goes back to the players and all these guys fled so all during may i know we were for eighteen in ten in may and everyone says it was. It was scheduled route around the mustaches. We just we rallied around our players. Everybody did a great job lying so There's no reason to think that it's going to go on the other wife. Yeah and you. you can't abuse it right. You can't keep it going too long because then you know what happens next. May you've used it all up right exactly we we gotta save some for other mid there is now. I don't know if you feel comfortable weighing in on things like this because again very important stuff but who had the best mustache and who had the worst I think dustin lind one of our hitting coaches at the best mustache. She had full handlebars You know he's typically indicate so you guys may not have seen that one but that was phenomenal worst mustache. I mean in terms of performance wise. There's definitely movies but he was not in place for effort. You know the era gave everything he had. And i was. I was proud of his effort. His performance see elected all on field. That's for sure his stuff somehow looked like he was. You know fifteen years old which is amazing. I honestly i thought longoria way just did not suit him at all with just so weird so weird Insular started until we started dating all of the homers and then it was like whoa maybe Very well point. I'm yet lamont. Lamont rate he had a big mustache. Yeah and somebody that. I it was somebody that i didn't expect to dive in headfirst right away and he came in hot and it was right. I love burgers second of it. Excellent so do you. Do you try to figure out something now for june or do you just go like we just go. We just do our thing now for the rest of the way we do our thing if somebody if somebody comes up with something greater if not just things rolling and keep having fun that's the most important thing is for having five who stop having fun then. We have to find something to make sure that we are having fun because all good things happened with fun. So that's kind of. That's where i'm thinking we'll stand having fun and if a singer on yeah. I'm i'm starting to suspect. Your team just has fun no matter what so i wouldn't. I'm not too worried about that And i it seems like every like the rest league is probably getting noticed that you guys are a good team and you know you're not going to be taken lightly or taken for granted. Is that you guys know that. Probably for the rest of the way at is. I guess that's a good thing because it means you're playing well but I don't think anybody's gonna be taking lightly. I'm not so sure that anyone gets taken lightly at this level though you know everybody. S such counties. There's there's unbelievable players on every single team in the big leagues and this is the level of the game. So i think that's kind of the mentality always no matter what so. I don't worry about it. Well mike yastrzemski. Thanks so much for joining us. Here on giants flash. I'm sure we will be trying to talk to you again. Sometime before the end of the season And and maybe you'll have something else Different weird to talk about the points are susan. Thanks for having me. Thanks again to mike. Yastrzemski for joining us on giants splash producers. Today we're king kaufman n. g. l. johnson and our music batter up was written and performed by lauren. Golden ray east louis. We will be back again next week. With more giant splash. Thanks for listening..