Monday, August 1, 2016

Down on the Farm: 7/31/2016

AAA  Sacramento River Cats destroyed the Salt Lake City Bees 15-1:

Kelby Tomlinson 2B- 2 for 4, 2 BB.  BA= .310.
Matt Duffy DH- 1 for 4, 2B, BB.  BA= .333.
Andrew Susac C- 3 for 5.  BA= .273.
Jarrett Parker RF- 1 for 3, HR(14), 2 BB.  BA= .283.
Austin Slater CF- 2 for 4, 2B, BB.  BA= .227.
Travis Ishikawa 1B- 2 for 4, HR(5), BB.  BA= .250.
Chris Denorfia LF- 2 for 4, 2B, HR(1), BB.  BA= .224.
Dan Slania RHP- 7 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 5 K's.  ERA= 1.29.

It's like the Giants have an entire team of reserves here!  The big news here is Big Dan Slania getting the promo to replace Adlaberto Mejia and pitching a dominant start.


AA  Richmond Flying Squirrels defeated the New Hampshire Fisher Cats 4-1:

CJ Hinojosa SS- 1 for 4, HR(2).  BA= .286.
Chris Shaw 1B- 1 for 3, 2B, BB.  BA= .210.
Matt Gage LHP- 6 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 5 K's.  ERA= 3.71.
Chase Johnson RHP- 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K's, Save(4).  ERA= 3.42.


High A  Modesto Nuts beat the San Jose Giants 4-1:

Daniel Carbonell LF- 3 for 4, SB(8).  BA= .272.
Tyler Cyr RHP- 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K's.  ERA= 2.00.


Low A  Lakewood Blueclaws outscored the Augusta Greenjackets 12-7:

Seth Harrison CF- 2 for 5, SB(15).  BA= .266.
Dillon Dobson 3B- 3 for 5.  BA= .271.
Junior Arias RF- 2 for 5, 2 2B.  BA= .280.
Matt Pare C- 1 for 4, HR(5), BB.  BA= .202.
Jake McCasland RHP- 6 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 3 BB, 3 K's.  ERA= 1.86.


Short Season  Salem-Keizer Volcanoes topped the Hillsboro Hops 5-1:

Ashford Fulmer DH- 2 for 3, BB.  BA= .325.
Ryan Kirby 1B- 2 for 4, 2B.  BA= .278.
Zack Bowers C- 2 for 4, 2B.  BA= .247.
Matt Krook LHP- 5.2 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 5 K's.  ERA= 1.80.
CJ Gettman RHP- 1.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 3 K's.  ERA= 4.76.
Patrick Ruotolo RHP- 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K's.  ERA= 0.00.


Rookie AZL  Giants pounded the Padres 11-3:

Mikey Edie CF- 1 for 3, BB, HBP, SB(8).  BA= .209.
Aramis Garcia C- 1 for 4, 2B.  BA= .143.
Jacob Heyward LF- 2 for 3, 2B, 3B, BB.  BA= .424.
Sandro Fabian RF- 2 for 5.  BA= .329.
Nick Hill 3B- 2 for 3, 2B, HBP, SB(11).  BA= .293.
Michael Bernal 2B- 2 for 5, 2B, HR(3).  BA= .235.
Robinson Medrano 1B- 2 for 5, 2B.  BA= .213.
Alex Bostic LHP- 5 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 5 K's.  ERA= 5.16.
Jacob Greenwalt RHP- 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K's.  ERA= 4.76.


DSL  Giants were idle.


  1. Giants got Will Smith for Bickford and Susac wow i think this is a very steep price.

    1. Bickford or Susac for Smith would have been too much.

    2. would be if smith was a rental. both smith and moore are under club control to 2019...that is always gonna cost more

  2. We get Matt more too giving up Fox. Duffy, and Santos good trade right here.

  3. I'm sure Doc will do a piece but I've been thinking about all three trades. I think each taken by itself was kind of like "huh"--why did we give up Meija for Nunez? Put together, the trades have an entirely different feel. We gave up Bickford, Meija and Duffy for Moore, Smith and Nunez. You can throw in Fox, Santos and Susac, but those are ancillary IMHO. So, when you add up:

    Nunez replaces Duffy. Not ideal given how much Duffy meant to the team, but Arroyo has gotta be close to ready to go and Nunez is under contract. Kelby now has is spot back, so you're fine for this year and next year you can have Arroyo and Kelby as your back up IFs.

    Moore replaces Peavy. Under contract for 2 more years. Seems to have recovered from TJ. If so, he's what a No. 3 starter behind Cueto and MadBum? Pushes Shark to 4 and Cain to 5. Plus you even the rotation with 2 lefties. On top of that, he's good until 3 years so Meija's loss is muted.

    Smith can step in now and Osich is there when the Sept 1 call backs. We'll add Gearrin and have Matt Reynolds. Plus, looking at next year, you now have Strickland, Law, Smith, Osich and (long man) Suarez. That means we only need two guys to fill out the pen and with Reynolds, Gearrin, Kontos, Stratton, Okert, maybe Black, you have those two.

    This not only puts us in really good shape for 2017-2019, it does so while actually helping payroll and continuing to give us options to sign guys (including our own long term). It was a bummer to give up Bickford, but especially with Moore, we really don't need anyone until 2018, and at that point, you'd hope to have Beede plus one of the others (Coonrod, Slania, etc.). Plus we have this year's picks too. Don't mind giving up Susac (who was expendable with Brown) or Santos (we have other guys who are moving up in A). Fox was a bit of a bummer but we have lots of MIF types.

    I HATE giving up Duffy, wasn't enamored with giving up Bickford and (for what we got), losing Meija was a lot. But when added together, it was both an immediate and long term move. We still have horses.

  4. i would rather have done what the giants did than what the dodgers did, which is give up prospects for rentals...cuz if you do that and dont win now, you get burned
    evans was just on knbr and he went out to richmond and took a long look at arroyo and he is saying that the kid is close...if that is the case, the duffman was expendable.
    i like the trades because while they are about win now, they are also looking toward the future


    1. That is probably what makes these trades tough to appreciate. These are workman-type deals. We really needed a controllable starter, that can help now and for the next couple of years. The Giants desperately needed a lefty in the pen.

      I really like Duffy. This feels like the first Good Giant in a long time that has been traded. It just doesn't feel right.

      Evans made a tough call, and probably the right call: Arroyo is the future at 3rd. Meanwhile Nunez and Connor and Kelby will hold the line.

      And we're going to be fighting and scratching the rest of the way.

  5. OK, we lost Duffy which makes all of us sad but he's the only one that would help this year or next, maybe two more years, inorder to get a guy as good as he is (+/-) for a year and a half and fill two giant pitching holes with a pair of lefties.
    You can't get something for nothing but with Lopez scuffling, Osich/Okert hot and cold, and three starters struggling through 5-6 innings, Giants had to address that.
    We may come to rue losing the Duffman, Bickford, Mejia and Fox, but that will be after we take a shot or two at another Ring.

  6. I love the trade for Moore. Especially when taking the Nunez trade into account. He has a great contract and seems to be returning to his pre TJ form. We gave up way too much in Bickford though for Smith. The market for relievers this years sucks. At least we got Beede still to hopefully take a rotation spot in the next year or so.

    Anyone know how good of a defender Nunez is at 3rd base?

    1. Nunez is kind of a jack-of-all-trades. Capable of playing lots of positions, master of none. Average at best at 3rd.