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We Have a Serious Problem With Big Pharma in America
"We have a serious problem in this country. We've known this for a while, but we're beginning to be more clear on what the problem is. With a big pharma. And not exclusively with big pharma, big pharma is also what I'm about to say about it could also be said just as well about, say, big food, the giant corporations that manufacture the food that we eat. The point I want to make is that it's becoming increasingly clear that issues of health and welfare are secondary. I'm not saying they don't matter at all. I'm saying that they are secondary for these giant corporations and what is primary is, of course, profit. The bottom line. Now, in a capitalist system, we don't have any problem with companies that make really good products, products that we need and want that make our lives better that we pay for and the companies do well as a result. So we're not complaining about that. We're complaining about the way in which these giant industries manipulate and rig and control the system. Using the weapon of money but also using the weapon of social leverage and political control in order to shut down their critics in order to prevent debate on their products, which often are of suspect value. And how do these companies go about doing this? What is the modus operandi? What is the technique of big pharma? Recently watched a short video by a Canadian cardiologist named asim Malhotra. Now this is a guy whose dad apparently took the vaccine and died soon after. So he's been on a bit of a crusade against the vaccine, but he's a really smart guy, and he's been thinking about the broader issue. How does big pharma and by extension big food work?
New York Post: Deflate of the Union
"New York Post cover deflate of the union with a giant photograph of this massive Chinese spy balloon that infiltrated American airspace this week deflate of the union. China balloon bungle hangs over Biden address. A host of questions, including why the U.S. didn't detect the Chinese spy balloon sooner, overshadow Biden's State of the Union speech tonight as Republicans say they will convene hearings to demand answers. Well, I hope so. There better be some answers. Unlike Nancy Pelosi, who miserably ripped up Trump's State of the Union speech, remember that? Remember that famous moment? One of the most shocking appalling moments in political history. Honestly, I can't think of anything worse. Have you ever seen a more disrespectful act? Mark Davis and I were talking about it this morning. He reminded me of South Carolina congressman Joe Wilson, blurting out you lie when Obama was spewing a bunch of lies, I guess that's sort of close to it. And if memory serves, didn't Joe Wilson apologize?
Ana Navarro: China Loves That Republicans Freaked out About Balloon
"On a Navarro is one of the most loathsome characters on the view. She's a piece of work. I don't know if she's a regular on there or they rotate those women in, believe me. I suffer enough in my life. I don't want to watch the view. It's bad enough to get some of the clips that we get. Here's what she said. You got to listen to this. This is really really fascinating to watch the left pretend there's nothing to see here with his Chinese spy balloon story. Anna Navarro on the view. I think this one's about China sending a message, right? And that is, that is a serious issue because I think they are establishing themselves have established themselves as now a major world power and they want to show their strength. Do you think they wanted to show Biden's weakness as well? They want to build up they love this. They love that Republicans turn this into this big drama there. You know, that there's senators and people shooting it. But this is about exercises and exercises in the South China Sea. This is satellites all over the place. They wanted this thing to be spotted. If you're going to spy, you're not going to send a giant balloon all across the United States for a week, right? Chinese know how to spy. They can do it better. They wanted to create a crisis, a national crisis and international crisis. They wanted it to be elevated and it would be visible and be talked about and they got it. I mean, this is, this is gaslighting at all at a major league level.
Assessing the CCP's Motives With Jack Posobiec
"The CCP's calculation here? I don't quite understand that part. They say it's a weather balloon. I don't believe them. But was this just kind of a an act of defiance, not even defiance, but just kind of a reminder that they're in charge. I mean, what is the, what is the CCP's motive, a giant troll operation? Because they knew what was going to be discovered. Well, Charlie, I think there's two things going on here. Number one, obviously from their perspective is they want to know what's going on with our nuclear facilities. They want to conduct collection signals collection when it comes to the types of codes that we're using, the encrypted codes that we're using for communications around these around these facilities, they could be using a number, by the way of scientific sensors, not for the cloud cover, but potentially obviously these are our underground facilities so they could have been using LIDAR or other sensors to look into these at a lower level where a low and slow persistent collection platform would be much easier and gain much greater fidelity for those collection operations rather than high flying satellite that may only have a very low, very low view window as it's flying over in higher orbit. But there's also exercises that were held actually exercises that included defense of the Pacific from nellis air base that were just about one week prior to this. So we can be looking at it from a timing perspective that they're collecting on our exercises, the way that, of course, they always collect on our exercises, but not within the continental United States. So I think we really need to look at this as a series of escalations that's been going on for years that our government has not only been gaslighting us about, but apparently they were gaslighting the previous administration about as well in general milley needs to absolutely be subpoenaed by this new Congress. We need all of them to be subpoenaed to understand exactly what's going on with these operations because now it's the Chinese have been given a free hand and it's spilled over to the point where now Americans are asking are the Chinese spying on our cell phone calls?
Jack Posobiec on China's Possible Motives for the Balloon
"Posobiec is with us now. Jack, welcome to the program. You should check out Jack's podcast human events daily. Jack, I want to get to the Chinese balloon. How should we think about the Chinese balloon? And I mean, I have a lot of questions there. You're a Chinese expert, expert on the CCP, the floor is yours. Yeah, thanks for having me on Clark Kent. And I just really wanted to, well, just follow up on what you were saying, but I couldn't agree more about how that is something that's a struggle, right? When you're looking at suffering in the world or children who get terminal diseases and things like this, I mean, I go back to the book of joke a lot to get that understanding of why God allows suffering in the world and it is one of the hardest parts of faith, a 100%. When it comes to the balloon, this platform from China that what I'm hearing on this situation is that it's very interesting that, of course, China wouldn't do something like this out of the blue that this actually was the culmination of an escalatory trend that the Chinese Communist Party, the Chinese intelligence services, Chinese military working in conjunction, have conducted to the United States for years. At some points, this included small platforms drones in places like our naval facilities on the coast on other military facilities on other coasts, did it occur during the Trump administration. That's obviously been this huge pushback from the Biden administration to say that this type of probing did occur. Obviously, we all know, by the way, that nothing like this specific event occurred during the Trump we would know. Alexander veneman would have been there to save America by telling us in blowing the whistle, but I don't think that Americans in this day and age of social media would have missed a giant balloon or a Zeppelin, which is basically what this is. The size of three school buses flying overhead and flying over a nuclear facilities. No, obviously this didn't happen well president Trump was in office.
Columbia Journalism Review Calls Out the Media for Misinformation
"We're all familiar by now with the Russia collusion hoax. A hoax that was cooked up by the Hillary campaign, probably with Hillary's knowledge if it wasn't her idea in the first place. Hillary campaign cooks it up. They involve the FBI and the deep state. The deep state then leaks falls accusations of Russia collusion to the media, the media is only too eager to collaborate. There's massive communication traffic going on between the FBI on the one hand and other agencies of the government feeding inaccurate information to various media outlets, including in the end The New York Times, The Washington Post, really all of them, all the major media are in on this. And all of this is now come to light. It started to come to light with Robert Mueller looking at this and going to the astonishment, by the way, dean baquet, who's the executive out of The New York Times, says he says he was stunned when he realized that he goes holy as obscenity. Bob Mueller is not going to do it, meaning he's not going to find Trump guilty of any kind of Russia collusion. And of course, this is what the media had been reporting for for years. And so the real kind of new development is an article in the Columbia journalism review, written by a media insider. We're talking about a guy who is deeply connected, he used to work for The New York Times. In fact, the Columbia journalism review was edited by a guy Kyle Pope, whose wife, Kate Kelly, is a reporter for the Washington bureau of The New York Times. So we're talking now about a part of the journalistic establishment. And this is a giant article in depth. And it goes on for it seems like about a hundred pages. It's four parts long. And the striking thing about it is that it in systematic detail, even though it has a kind of friendly bias toward the media. It goes on to say, guys, you really blew it here.
Payments Giant Visa Optimistic of Crypto Sector Despite Recent Downturn
"6 p.m. Sunday February 5th, 2023. Payments giant Visa optimistic of crypto sector, despite recent downturn. At the start wear Sessions 2023, visas head of crypto business QE Sheffield said that the corporation aims to create a
US downs Chinese balloon, drawing a threat from China
"China is threatening what it calls further actions after the U.S. Military shot down that massive white balloon that had been flying over the U.S.. Defense officials say they are coming through a 7 mile debris field left behind from that giant white orb, which they've identified as a surveillance device. The Pentagon says it entered the U.S. air defense zone January 28th, traveled over Alaska into Canada and then over northern Idaho last Tuesday. It was shot down Saturday once it was safely over the Atlantic near Myrtle Beach. Where Angela Mosley had her camera rolling. China says this was an accidental breach involving a civilian aircraft and warning of potential repercussions. U.S. defense officials on condition of anonymity say they've been able to collect intelligence as the balloon flew over the U.S., learning what it could survey and how it moved. I'm Jackie Quinn
US temporarily restricts airspace over Carolina coastline in preparation for operation to down Chinese balloon
"Officials say the Biden administration is considering plans to shoot down the giant Chinese surveillance balloon flying over the U.S. and had closed off some airspace in the Carolinas to prepare. Officials who spoke on condition of anonymity say President Biden has authorized the shootdown of this Chinese balloon, which was spotted flying over North Carolina in the morning, asked by reporters Biden said, we're going to take care of it. Pentagon officials early on had advised against it. Fearing the risk of people getting hurt on the ground. But now with the balloon heading over the Atlantic coastline, it could be shot down over the ocean. China continues to claim it's a weather research airship that blew off course and is criticizing the U.S. for its reaction, which includes the cancellation of a meeting with Secretary of State Antony Blinken in Beijing. The Pentagon, meanwhile, has determined another Chinese surveillance balloon is flying over Latin America. I'm Jackie Quinn
When the Dead Show up at Your Doorstep...
"Off this sort of off the wall Friday. I had to start off with this story, and it was returned, their headline was returned, earned to sender. And what has happened here is a special liberty of something, but a Brooklyn based indie rocker got a package of it had to be an indie rocker, okay? Of course. I love how they threw this in here. Is a package of cremated human remains belonging to a stranger in the mail and was stun when the funeral home that sent them initially told them it wasn't their problem. This guy named Hamilton let Hauser 44 frontman for the popular indie punk band, the waltman, was gosp activity when he opened the cardboard container and found the ashes inside in another playing cardboard box. It would just kind of shocking. The remains were Martin. Now get this, giants. The remainings were October 7th, 2017. So those have been floating around. Well, it's interesting. 7 years. It had been shipped to the current resident of the studio apartment. Out in east Williamsburg or wherever this app. Anyway, he tried to call the funeral home and straighten things out. The owner was extremely unhelpful. He said something like, it's your problem now. And actually hung up on me. The story hung up. Asshole, I love how they did this. Let it slip that after no one came to claim the remains. He tried to ship them to a man named Robbie, or possibly Ronnie, who may have lived a teacher in 2017.
Amazon beats Q4 revenue estimates, but profits slump
"Amazon is reporting fourth quarter results that were disappointing on the profit side, but saw an increase in revenue. Amazon says it made $300 million in profits or three cents a share, well below the $2 billion analysts were expecting. The retail giants as profits were dented by its stock investment in an electric vehicle startup. But overall revenue rose 9% to $149 billion. That's above Wall Street expectations. Revenues were boosted by Amazon's AWS cloud computing unit, although it seeing a slowdown as well. Consumers are veering away from pandemic fueled online shopping and working from home, and the company is now trying to right size its business. For the year, Amazon posted a loss of $2.7 billion.
Mike Lindell Makes on Appearance on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!'
"You know, I think Mike probably, I didn't see the whole segment last night, but I've watched clips and a funny thing happened on social media. Even his fiercest critics are giving Mike lindell credit. For being earnest and likeable and heartfelt and patriotic. And when Mike was on our show yesterday and he said that he was going to be in a claw machine, I didn't even understand what he really meant. I thought he was just like using some proverbial like some metaphor. I didn't even know what he meant I was going to be in the claw machine. While claw machine, he's talking about one of those giant glass boots with stuffed animals where you take the claw at the carnival or the arcade and you try to lift it a stuffed animal out. Well, Jimmy Kimmel had Mike sit inside a glass claw machine. So there's Mike sitting in the claw machine sharona by stuffed animals being interviewed about election fraud and election integrity. It's wild because Mike lindell came out of this so endearing and people show respectful of saying, okay, you had fun. You made fun of yourself. I mean, he was self deprecating. He was joking about the claw machine being a rigged machine, and it's rigged, and it's corrupt. He was laughing a lot. Kimmel was laughing a lot. Listen, I'm no fan of Jimmy kennel. Kimmel, but he was clearly, he's clearly got some affection for Mike.
Samsung's profit plummets amid global economic woes
"Tech giant Samsung says its profits plummeted last quarter amid weak global demand. The corporation says profits in the last quarter plummeted nearly 70% as a weak global economy to press demands for its consumer electronics products and computer memory chips. The drop represented its lowest quarterly profit since the third quarter of 2014 revenue falling 8% to just over $57 billion. The South Korean tech chant had thrived through the first two years of the pandemic, but it's found it harder to weather the economic shock unleashed by Russia's war on Ukraine, which is disrupted industrial supply chains. I'm Charles De Ledesma.
France buys new masterpiece for Orsay museum with LVMH gift
"France has bought a new masterpiece for the osse museum, with a gift from luxury goods giant LVMH. LVMH has donated nearly $47 million for a boating party by 19th century French artists Gustav kibo, the oil on canvas, shows an oarsman in a top hat, rowing his skiff on languid waters. The work remarkable in its realism delicate colors and almost cinematic perspective as though the artist was in the boat with the rower, went on display on Monday in the museum d'Orsay. The masterpiece was sold by kibbutz descendants, John Paul cleverly, and adviser to LVMH, says it had been one of the last impressionistic wonders still in private hands. I'm Charles De Ledesma
US Senator Focused on Crypto Money Laundering Crackdown Urges Congress, Regulators to Take Action
"12 a.m. Monday, January 30th, 2023 U.S. senator focused on crypto money laundering crackdown urges Congress regulators to take action U.S. senator Elizabeth Warren has called on Congress to ensure regulators, such as the Securities and Exchange Commission SEC, have the tools to regulate the crypto industry effectively and crack down on crypto money laundering activities. The current legal structure essentially holds up a giant sign over crypto that says, money laundering done here.
Borussia Dortmund Ties the Knot with Coinbase
"10 a.m. Friday, January 27th, 2023. Borussia Dortmund ties the knot with coinbase. Coinbase is now a premium partner of German football giants Borussia Dortmund, expanding a partnership that began in July 2022. The post barista Dortmund ties the knot with coinbase appeared first on Bitcoin chaser.
First Mover Asia Amazons Web3 Foray Will Be a Compliance Nightmare Bitcoin Tops 23.9K
"1 a.m. Monday, January 30th, 2023 first mover Asia, Amazon's web three four a will be a compliance nightmare Bitcoin tops 23.9 K the retail giants initiative, especially in NFTs, may force some regulatory clarity for digital assets. Crypto surge in Sunday trading
Is America in Terminal Decline?
"I saw a very short video that someone posted of the airport in Singapore. He has a little video, and he says, I'm just in awe of Singapore's airport. And you see this magnificent airport with a giant waterfall in the center of it. And it reminded me of airports I've seen over the years recent years like the airport in Seoul, South Korea, another spectacular airport. Which by the way has beautiful facilities, top notch restaurants, you can have salons all in the airport itself. And it occurred to me, wow. Americans probably don't know this, but foreign airports today are much better than American airports. You look at places like JFK, which looks like some rundown, second, almost third world airport. And the Bombay airport, which used to be a third world airport. You'd actually have to walk on dirt to get to the gate is now a spectacular polished floors beautiful airport. Now, I'm not really here to talk about airports. I'm raising a bigger question, which is America in terminal decline. Now, I remember that when Reagan gave speeches, he frequently would say, and it's typical optimistic fashion. Our best days are still ahead. Even when Reagan wrote his very touching letter about having Alzheimer's, it ends with I'm convinced that America's best days are ahead. But I think for Reagan, this was not a prediction so much as it was kind of a hope that America would hold on to the things that made America special and made America great. Civilizations don't last forever.
"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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"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
"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..
"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..
"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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"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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"Now i was kind of making it sound like you get to just like rest and relax here. But that's actually not the case. You guys are getting a bunch of guys off the injured list which is fantastic. I'm in some ways Probably just as good as as a major trades with the names involved with stella longoria and belt but you are gonna have some really difficult roster moves to make. How are you guys approaching. All these moves to make both on the twenty five man and on the forty twelve twenty six twenty six man roster and the forty man. I think it is a sign of health for this organization You know though. Those decisions are very difficult and We spend a lot of time and energy thinking through them and thinking about what's going to put our our twenty six man in the best possible position to perform but at the end of the day It is a. It's a blessing to have those those challenges. It's it's Those are the types of decisions that you wanna have So one one thing. I'm looking forward to in the second. Half as you mentioned is getting the belts and longoria back. I think we already have a deep lineup. they're going to lengthen our lineup. Even more i was even talking about talking to brandon belt about some of the lineups. That cap was drawing up with with everyone when we're at full strength and so i'm personally really excited about watching us play at full strength The the other thing about you know who who's a sort of odd man out here I think one thing to remember is that you know if if you know. Reinstatement off the injured list. pushed someone back to sack There's a good chance that we're going to see him again. You know there's a good chance that your injury or underperformance or some other new unexpected dynamic forces them back into action in the big leagues and we. We've certainly had some some guys like jason bossa riding the the shuttle quite a bit so far in the first half but we have a great thing going in this organization in which you know the twenty six men who men who are up feel like they are well positioned to win every night but also the Roster players in sacramento. feel like. they're they're just a phone call away from from coming up and contributing in a big spot. At what my next question. Maybe you're foreshadowing a little bit. Because i was going to ask about You know there's always sort of this choice you in any other team house between. Do you try to maintain maximum roster flexibility and and when you make roster decisions You know try to us. Guys that have options rather than designating for assignment. What's the line sometimes between retaining maximum roster flexibility and potentially choosing a guy who has made me performed better but does have options. It's it's a factor. I think it's a very situation. Situationally specific You know we've we've often up it for both pass. So far and a handful of incision sometimes we will preserve A guy with without options who can contribute in other ways And and you know an optional player has to go down but also you know as we did recently when when we designated Mytalk men have gone. Have gone the other way so i think for us. The priority is winning here. The priority is building the best twenty six man roster to match up against You know an opposing starter. Every night and sometimes that does come into play as well sometimes are upcoming schedule and the opponents and starters at work facing will influence those decisions. If we have a string of lieutenant stars coming up or we have string a right handed started coming up. Sometimes that will affect the position playing core that we choose to keep at any decision point speaking of of talk men and getting him through waivers. Is there some sort of science to that. Like when to risk maybe a guy running a guy through waivers or not does it or is it always just a best guess we talk about the signs of it. I think we overestimate our our ability to read the signs out there. And i think we think we have more control than we actually do when it comes to getting a guy for waivers but specifically in talks case where we're excited that he got through waivers ninety six day giant. We're looking forward to him. Getting more bathroom sacked than he did in san francisco and getting back on track for us. Yeah i mean. He obviously contributed pretty significantly while he was in san francisco. Protect particularly defensively. Also been grand slam and It seemed to have some good clutch at bats. I know that he was working on things. Offensively how much more will he be able to do that. In that setting rather than trying to implement you know maybe some new things at the big league level. I think there are finite number of at bats that are available in the big leagues and I think we ran into a situation with mike in which A lot of those at bats were going to two other players who were performing very well So you know. Fortunately he'll be able to to get a lot more bats in sac and i think that'll help him You know locke's swing back in to help us. The other important consideration here is now that we're past the trade deadline. We have very few levers all to acquire players as talented as mytalk men. So it's a really big deal when a player like that gets through waivers or any any other player that you know may get through waivers in the future for us So we don't take that lightly and and his Our ability to to send him. Sacramento is an option for us. Moving forward is really important from a depth and upside samporn passing. Now there's about two months left in the regular season. What do you see as the keys for your team. Obviously built a little bit of a lead here in the national league west Very tough nationally league west and have had baseball's best record for quite a while here. How do you. How does this team maintain that hate to give the cliche answer but our number one priority. Right now is health. I think we if we stay healthy. We're gonna be pretty pretty darn good team down the stretch. And i i love the personalities that we have in the clubhouse. I i love The the even distribution of talent up and down our our roster. And i love how dynamic are our lineup is You know even when we face a starter who has one two three first inning. Feels like you just blink. And he's he's already at sixty three pitches in the third inning. Those we feel are are stable skills. That will continue as long as we stay healthy. So i think for us where we're focusing most on on staying healthy Managing the load on a lot of our players especially our veteran players down the stretch to keep them productive and just continuing to do some of the things that that got us. Here in verse lewis. Now there's more tough tough calls to make in the off season. I it's jumping way ahead and i think we talked about last time you were on on the podcast too. But now we're adding kris bryant into the mix there on keeping potentially a group together. That's that's pretty special and trying to keep that group intact. How do you wind up prioritizing. Things like that when you do have So many really major contributors who are free agents or or. Maybe have a team option or.
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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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"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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"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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"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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"I'm proud of the work. It's been tastic now. i can't let you go before. We talk about the fact that there is a local team. In the college world series ends a stanford grad. I definitely wanna that up. But i'm sure you guys all You know pay close attention to the college world series to What's the interest level. And and how do you see that. College world series especially with stanford in it levels like super hyrax. The drafts after the world series. In the past it's kind of been just a or to your guiding may have selected to make sure they walk out of healthy but now they're now that it's taking place prior to the draft. I think our interest levels at all time high continued to follow the laws. These guys but listen. Coach has a great job there. They're a team. It's really kinda stanford team. That's really it really kind of had a nice trajectory as the season's gone along. They have some really stellar pitching performances. Tear down the stretch from their weekend guys. Some time getting i think he's got advice from extras. Some some veteran players some experience on their belt and he's got a couple young guys out there on the field with some exciting tools that perform really rose Also so you know it's it's funny number one seed arkansas. They lost the nc state. They were the heavily having favored going in. So it just goes to tell you know you get three game series. Just never know what will happen but I think i think for the casual fan. Who turns on tv and watches the world series a lot. You're gonna see a lot of competitive baseball and you're gonna see really good arms. You can see a lot of no different than what they're seeing that the major league level I think it's gonna be really fun. It'll be really fun to watch for because the talent level in that world series is definitely. That's fantastic do you send somebody or because you know so. All televised do not need to have a presence there. But we also monitor. that's great. Well michael holmes. Thanks so much for joining us. Here on giant splash and very very. Good luck to you on july eleventh when the draft starts. We're looking forward to talking to you shortly. After that about all the exciting picks that the giants have made our thanks again to michael holmes for joining us on the giant slash. Podcast our producers today for g ellen johnson king kaufman and our music batter up was written and performed by lauren. Gold and rate ace luis. We will be back again next week. With more giant splash. Thanks so much for listening..
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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..
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"Hello and welcome to the giants. thrash podcasts. The san francisco chronicle podcasts san francisco giants and major league baseball. I'm your host chronicle. giants beat reticence lesser. Today we have giants outfielder. Mike yastrzemski with us. It's a treat to talk to you. You spend a sometime within an oblique. How much was that a problem initially and are you stealing still dealing with it all. You're getting better than expected. Been no some little possibility. Navy for their No you're not flying horrible sad. It's tough to really get a good showing that you'd like well. It's been feeling veteran. I think that whether away from it. My whole heal veterans. It better results. It's hard to kinda gauge. Because obviously you probably need some time off here and there to to help with things like that but then you know you have a day where you have a couple of devils or something like that. You don't necessarily want to hit. How do you kind of find that balance like game comes to you and says hey you need a day once again the lineup every day. And if i'm not in the lineup usually was i wrote. I wanna play every help. And i'll never go in there and nashwan not part of my dna but think times where you know you need a day. And i'm just really really glad. Open about that. In ansel on all of us are really good about understanding our buddies more than one versus going now. I i'm going to do a story coming up here about the field because you guys have been really Like the defense completely around the diamond has been very good for you guys all season but there are a lot of times when you look at your outfield and you basically got off center fielder in the how do you. How do you look at what you guys have. Is a hole in the outfield. I think it's awesome You know merge for the most part we all play together for the better. Half of three years between made the w slater Ruffie for past two years And then adding a grid mission. So we've i've well we understand each other's ranges. We understand you know who's aggressive who's not always backing each other on so we know the rich a certain plays And then do the job when he gets thrown into the o. Flu and we have a lot of confidence in each other. I think that's the best part about it. I think because they probably underrated. Do you feel like that. I mean do you i. I don't hear you guys mentioned among you know when people are talking about like top. There's maybe it's because you're also good but I mean do you think that that's possible that maybe you guys are a little bit underrated when it comes to the is a whole but particularly the outfield I don't know as as long as auditors appreciate us and her and cap appreciates us then. That's really matter sauce now. And i think they do you know. Antoine does a great job with us and with our positioning lyrics team and it has a good job able share that. We aren't getting enough work that we need but also making sure refresh when hangs so You know i. I don't know. I just think that as long as we get our job done. It doesn't matter what anybody else thinks. They're where they were. They rank us and or just going to try and keep going out there and making many places in gas. How how Much more advanced. These days are the The shifts that it's not necessarily shift but the positioning for you guys in the outfield. I mean has it even kind of just in the last couple of years change because it seems like you guys are in the right place all almost all the time. It's really extraordinary It's it's actually gotten less complicated so it used to be a little like too over the top where we felt like we were robots and we couldn't make any adjustments based on what we are seeing where we are feeling based on who is pitching so. They've actually simplify the little bit more. And i think that may be what's helping us out there a lot more that we can make our own reads and we can really just athletic and make sure that we can go places. So what do you when you're making your own rates. What are you basing it on. You've got so many potential factors knowing you obviously the who you've got on the mount Maybe where the catcher setting up and how the batters being pitch to but also What that batter has been doing recently. What what do you mostly look at People timing no earlier late Do they look rush is their body. Language look You know certain things with two strikes jenner around the ball that day or they're staying through it or was it look like they're seeing the ball. Well there's so many different things that go on In the matter of a split second when you see somebody swinging so we're trying to take on the information and use it to the bus position and so you know. Sometimes it comes from man swan sometimes from the guy next to you. Sometimes you get it from yourself then you share it the next guy. So there's there's a lot of moving pieces when it comes to trying to be on the road position. How much more important is it with the ballpark like san francisco. Which is his. Everyone knows who's got a pretty big outfield out there and also with your pitching staff which is a very good one. I think i think the most important thing is living stilling. Feminism in the pictures that we are going to go make a play. And we're going to do everything we can do that. So that way they don't have v so perfect with their pitches and they can. They can just raise comfortable in seattle mariners. Because there's a lot of space out there and there's not a chance that people are going to be hitting home runs almost all far seeing last year. We saw some more on this year. But i think We just got a really what it comes down to is making sure those guys know that we're going to get everything have and that way they can just do what they gotta do. Now speaking of your has. I have to ask you about mike. Tomlin sketch the other night. Obviously he's huge position to but how did you write that catch on one of the best matches ever seen for a given situation now him more acrobatic catches it's a little for the range but we're not going to see that matters more situation in that That was absolutely incredible and he. He was perfect. Timing with everything and hats offer being ill nigga plants central mission like that and give us a chance to win which we ended up doing absence later time the other day that you guys have a little bit of a competition going on out there with You know kind of the lowest probability catches and who's making them so. I'm wondering like how much you look at that stuff at how. How realistic competition and catch. How can you guys got that You know unfortunately it's not.