Here is the list of questions I would like to ask Mr. Zaidi and Mr. Bochy:
- Who makes the ultimate decisions for each game’s line up?
- Why promote so many players from Sacramento if they are going to spend the bulk of their time grabbing pine in The Show (the Major Leagues)?
- Does the pillaging of players from the Flying Squirrels during their postseason run ultimately hurt the organization?
- Will the Giants sign Madison Bumgarner to an extension/new contract?
- What is the strategy going for forward regarding composition of the starting rotation?
Today’s Game Was No Fun
This game, a 10-0 embarrassment at the hands of the Cardinals in St. Louis may ultimately mean nothing at all in the grand scheme of things concerning the Giants re-build/re-development/evolution for next year and beyond. Logan Webb gave up eight runs in 2 2/3 innings and it could have been worse. The Giants did manage to bust out for four hits, all singes. They also had a couple of defensive miscues. It was just a forgettable game. Don’t look at the box score.
There are many little sub-plots to the Giants right now, too many for me to get into in great detail because I am still upset about this game, but I will allude to a few.
They include Chris Shaw’s apparent evolution as a hitter. Jaylin Davis’s power quotient, and Mauricio Dubon’s skills as a middle infielder. There are encouraging signs for our beloved baseball squad.
Looking Forward to a New Giants Identity in 2020
It’s important to remember that it is very likely the Giants will have a completely different personality and personnel next year when it comes to their roster, their Manager, and their coaching staff. The Bruce Bochy era in San Francisco is nearing its end. I’m not quite sure how I feel about that right now. Maybe, as they say, all good things must come to an end. Or, maybe, we will miss Bochy if the new skipper turns out to be nothing other than yes-man who makes in-game decisions based on computer printouts from the front office (see the Dodgers, the Tigers, and the Brewers).
What I know is this: the Cardinals are a model franchise that never EVER seems to need a rebuild and is always refining its roster, developing excellent Major League talent while never drafting very high, and always competing for a division crown. I also know, I would rather win three rings and suffer some subsequent baseball pain than be a perennial contender who never brings home the Commissioner’s trophy.
If the Giants way its peaks and valleys I’m ok with this as long as the peaks are Everest-like.
Dr. Lefty: Out of Left Field
In other news I’m happy to report that Dr. Lefty is now officially a Together We’er Giants columnist. Her humorous, insightful and entertaining posts are now being archived in a new page. Her new column, “Out of Left Field” is sure to be a crowd-pleaser. It is published every Saturday. You don’t want to miss it.
Her new posts will appear, as usual, at the top of the site.