Monday, July 25, 2016

MONDAY: JULY 25 - SHOW #11



TOPICS:

Coming up:

4 Reds, 4 Nats, 3 Orioles, 3 Pirates, 3 Mets



GIANTS WEEKEND: END 1-7 ROAD TRIP 

-Lead in NL West down to 3 games (6.5 at AS break)

-Shark Sunday: 5 runs, 2 HR

-Samardzija:

April/May 7-3 3.17 ERA, 5 HRs in 76 IP / 66-18 K/BB
June/ July: 2-3 6.19 ERA / 14 HRs in 52 IP  / 31-14 K/BB

-9-72 RISP on trip .125
-Crawford 6-33 0 RBIs
-Belt 2-33, 17 Ks, 0 RBIs

A year ago Drew Storen was one of the best closers in MLB - This year he was just released with a 6.21 ERA in Toronto

Through July 27th, the Nats held a two-game lead on the Mets, and Storen had converted 29 of the 31 save opportunities he’d been handed. He owned a 1.73 ERA, helped with an 85.1% strand rate and a 2.9% home run per fly ball rate. His 24.3% strikeout minus walk rate was strong too. After Papelbon was introduced to the Washington pen, Storen was bumped from his role as closer. Storen then posted a 6.75 ERA, and 51.7% of his baserunners came around to score. His K%-BB% was a decent 19.1%, but 16.7% of balls that were hit in the air flew over the fence. His season ended on September 9 when he broke his thumb in a fit of anger. Now in Toronto, he should close. As a closer, he’s elite. As a set-up man, he has an abysmal six week stretch on his resume saying that he’s not very good at it. I’d be grabbing him everywhere, as some people may just look at his year as a whole, not see his 3.44 ERA as very closer-like, and pass on him. You shouldn’t. (Darren Schienbein)

The Quick Opinion: It happens to pretty much everyone at some point, and in the summer of 2015, it was Drew Storen’s turn to lose his job. He will probably be closing in Toronto in 2016, and fortunately for his daily routine, Toronto has Chipotle. His stuff isn’t in question, and he’ll get you plenty of saves and strikeouts.


-CUBS GET CHAPMAN : CUBS MORE DEPERATE TO WIN WORLD SERIES... 


STEEP PRICE FOR A RENTAL: More than Giants were willing to pay and for good reason...


 Shortstop prospect Gleyber Torreswill head to the Yankees as the centerpiece of the deal, and the Yankees will also be reunited with right-hander Adam Warren, who is being included as part of the return for Chapman as well. Additionally, the Yankees will land top outfield prospect and former first-round pick Billy McKinney.

-GIANTS COULD LOOK AT CASHJNER AS BULLPEN ARM 

Career at AT&T:

0-6 5.75, .324 BAA , 31/23 K/BB ratio  in 37.1 IP , 5 HR

  • The Giants’ list of relief pitching targets includes Angels closer Huston Street,the San Francisco Chronicle’s Henry Schulman reports.  Street, who turns 33 in August, is enduring by far the worst season of his 12-year career — the veteran has as many walks (11) as strikeouts over his 19 2/3 innings pitched, and he missed a month due to an oblique strain.  His 5.03 K/9 would be a career low, while ERA indicators (5.69 FIP, 6.16 xFIP, 5.67 SIERA) show that Street is actually somewhat fortunate to “only” be posting a 5.03 ERA, though he also has a .358 BABIP.  With around $2.8MM still owed to Street this season and $9MM for 2017, the Angels would surely have to eat a big chunk of that contract to facilitate a deal given Street’s struggles.
  • Andrew Cashner has been cited as a possible Giants target, though interestingly, Schulman reports that San Francisco could explore converting the righty into a reliever.  I would guess that this scenario wouldn’t happen unlessMatt Cain quickly rounds back into form.  The Padres are getting a lot of interest in Cashner and are certainly demanding a “starting pitcher” price tag for him, which the Giants likely wouldn’t be willing to pay unless they were totally committed to using Cashner in the rotation.
  • Brewers relievers Jeremy Jeffress and Will Smith are also Giants targets, with Schulman reporting that Milwaukee has been trying to include either reliever together with Jonathan Lucroy or Ryan Braun as part of a larger trade.  This tactic is of no interest to San Francisco since the Giants have no interest in Lucroy or Braun.

-DURANT, DRAYMOND BOOED IN LA AT EXIBITION GAME


Six players scored in double figures for the United States Men's Basketball Team in a 106-57 victory over China in Los Angeles.
For the second straight game, Kevin Durant led all players in scoring with 19 points on 81 percent shooting from the field including 5-of-7 from beyond the arc. He added five assists.
Warriors guard Klay Thompson hit four 3-pointers in the game and scored 17 points. Draymond Green played 14 minutes and did not score. He did have two rebounds and three assists in the game.
Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins followed up his double-double against Argentina with a 12-point, 7-rebound performance.
Former Warriors forward Harrison Barnes scored six points in just over 15 minutes of basketball.
DeMar DeRozan, DeAndre Jordan and Kyrie Irving rounded out Team USA's double-figure scorers.
Up next, Team USA comes to the Bay Area and Oracle Arena for a rematch against China. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Tuesday from Oakland.

ALDON SMITH MAY BE REALLY DUMB 
-Aldon: "Good try, not me" 

-The Video in question

The Periscope account @ravenga, which features numerous videos of Smith, shared a stream of an unidentified man smoking what looks to be a blunt filled with weed. Though the face of the man filming is never shown, an unidentified woman advises him that he probably shouldn't be sharing the video, to which he responds "they don't know it's me. It's not like I put 'Aldon Smith.'"

After that, the video abruptly ends.


Aldon Smith


@AldonSmith

Good try, not me

https://twitter.com/AldonSmith


GAMBLE NAMED 49ERS ASSISTANT GM:

Tom Gamble, who played a pivotal role in the 49ers’ hiring of coach Chip Kelly, was promoted to assistant general manager on Monday, the club announced.
“Tom is an accomplished talent evaluator who grew up around the game of football,” 49ers general manager Trent Baalke said in a statement. “Having spent the last 28 years of his life in the NFL, his wealth of experience has been invaluable to our organization for almost a decade. Tom is a hard-working professional and more importantly a good man. We are excited he will continue to play an integral role in the development of our team.”
[REWIND: Kelly's rapport with Gamble paved way for 49ers reunion]
Gamble served as 49ers director of player personnel in 2011 to 2012. From 2005 to ’10, he worked under then-general manager Scot McCloughan as the 49ers’ director of pro personnel.
In 2013, he left the 49ers to serve as Philadelphia Eagles vice president of player personnel. Gamble was known to be one of Kelly’s few allies with the Eagles. He was fired late in 2014, seemingly widening the chasm Kelly experienced with the Eagles and the organization’s top football executive Howie Roseman.
In January 2015, after spending extensive time scouting with Baalke at the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Alabama, Gamble was re-hired by the 49ers as “senior personnel executive.”

DAVIS COMING BACK:

Jason Cole Bleacher Report: 49ers wary of  Davis quitting once he returns

Could be:

Davis RT, RG Josh Garnett (1st rd Stanford C Kilgore LG Beadles LT Staley


T Trent Brown, G Brandon Thomas, Ian Silberman, Andrew Tiller G , Erik Pears T
Anthony Davis took to Twitter to announce that he has submitted a letter seeking reinstatement to the NFL and the 49ers. Because Davis officially retired in 2015, some paperwork is required before he can take the field again. 
At different points over the last year, Davis has hinted that he wants to return to football. However, he has also bashed the 49ers, making it seem like he does not want to suit up again for San Francisco. If he does return to the NFL, the 49ers will still hold his rights.
Prior to the draft in April, Davis tweeted [sic], “The 49ers should Draft an Offensive Tackle in the top 10. #NFLDraft2016.” After that, he took an even more direct shot at the 49ers by writing, do not want to work with a front office or anyone else who seemingly doesn’t want to win as bad as I do.

NFL: MANNING DID NOT USE PED'S:

NFL GETTING TOUGH ON TEAMS TRYING TO HIDE CONCUSSIONS:

NFL and NFLPA just announced agreement to enforce concussion protocol and discipline teams for violations: fines, lost draft picks on table.




JOSH GORDON REINSTATED, 4 GAME SUSPENSION 


MICHAEL JORDAN SPEAKS: 

BREAKING: Michael Jordan donates $1 million apiece to organizations trying to better police-community relations.


CHRIS SALE BLOWS UP OVER THROW BACKS:

The Chicago White Sox suspended ace left-hander Chris Sale for five games after scratching him before his scheduled start on Saturday when Sale reportedly had a bit of a tantrum over the 1976 throwback uniform the team expected him to wear. According to Ken Rosenthal, Sale finds the uniform uncomfortable and asked that the team not use the throwbacks on days he pitches — starting pitchers often get to make those calls — so he blew up when he found the team unwilling to indulge his wishes.


FUN STUFF:

-Audio: Doug Christie's wife checks his balls when he returns home form trips

KD's restaurant closed, rebranded, will re open

Friday, July 22, 2016

FRIDAY: JULY 22ND - NOT FIZ AND BROOKS SHOW

GUESTS:

ANTIDOTES:

-Had cold pizza for breakfast on principal, hadn't had it for breakfast for a long time .....still good.....



Mike - Board
Updates Ryan Covey
Producer Tim Webb



1 PM- 1:18: WHAT'S GOING ON TODAY

Quick statement on topic choices and development....Shooting in Munich at a mall

--I like to have fun---One of the reasons I wanted to do today was to intoroduce myself...

-I know what we are and wh you come to sports talk been doing it 20 years ---

-In today's society we have a respobility t better inform our selves to talk about a number of diffretnt issues--sports today forces us to do so....

-I won't talk RNC and Trump=---that drives people away ....


BUT: TODAY'S SPORTS PAGE FEATURES:

*Chapman , who never admitted guilt or showed remorse , got 34 games by MLB and Giants could be considering hm

*Ezikielle Eliott accused of deomstic violence by girlfriend

*Ray Rice says he'll donate all money he would earn in a come back to domestic violence causes and prevention...

*HB2 forces the NBA ASG to move from Charlotte 9Heard where some players and some owners were upset))--Congrats to NBA for being so swift and decisive----

*I'm proud to be living in a time where , I don't know what kind of progress is being made but at least we can have open discissuons about Race, Gender, sexual orientation.....

*Black Lives matter movement ---I'm all for players today using the pulpit to advance causes....for a while players didn't....be more reposnsible ---I disagree when Barkely used to say I am not a role model....You take money to endorse products ----how you act and what you ssay endosrses and influences.....Use it for right....

I'm proud to live in a time and in a market that is smarter than just the field......

---It's not for ratings ---Because as many if not more people hate when you discuss things that are non sports or non funny.....But we can't help it anymore...

Draymond legal case resolved:

Draymond Green reportedly resolved his case in Michigan.
The Warriors' All-Star forward will avoid jail time and his charges will be reduced, according to multiple reports.
Draymond will reportedly pay a $500 fine and a $60 restitution fee.

He was facing a charge of misdemeanor assault or misdemeanor assault and battery after his July 10 arrest for allegedly slapping a Michigan State football player.
"The plea agreement reached with Mr. Green is in accordance with our normal plea bargain procedures and guidelines for a case with similar circumstances, evidence and witness statements," assistant city prosecutor David Meyers said. "We simply treated Mr. Green no differently than any other defendant that we prosecute."


Dennis Green's death: Only 67 --- My father's story vs. losing omeone to cardiac arrest ---Tragic over 90 you celebrate......67 you mourn...

As coach:


GIANTS START WEEKEND SET AT YANKEE STADIUM TODAY ON KNBR 680---


-Two fold: Win for the first time since the break and help the Yankees decide to sell


*CURRY SAYS HE'S NOT OVER NBA FINALS LOSS: ARE FANS BECAUSE OF DURANT? SEEMS LIKE MOST ARE.....

"I haven't gotten over it at all. I mean, it's something that will live with you forever," Curry told ESPN of the Warriors' loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers. "Game 7 was a tough pill to swallow."
The two-time NBA MVP, who's one of the favorites to win this week's American Century Championship celebrity golf tournament in Lake Tahoe, Calif., went on to say that he took the blame the Warriors' loss squarely on his shoulders.
"I took a lot of responsibility for just not performing at the level that I expect myself to, and it's obviously the biggest stage that we can possibly have," Curry continued. "You feel that weight after the game's over with, come down on you. ... It won't be something that will hold me down, but I'll have it in the back of my mind forever."
Not that Curry is looking at it as a bad thing, per se. "We're gonna hopefully come back stronger and better than we were this year, hopefully put ourselves in to a position to be playing for another championship and get the job done," he said.


Did Durant get you over it?

*USA BASKETBALL: HAD JERRY COLANGELO ON - LOOKING AT BIO'S STILL SO WEIRD TO SEE DURANT AS A WARRIOR IN WIRITING.....


AUDIO: BOBBY EVANS - WOULD HE GO AFTER CHAPMAN? (NEED QUESTION AND ANSWER)
3. Jeanmar Gomez, RHP, Phillies Gomez and Hellickson are the two most valuable trade pieces the Phillies have to continue their rebuilding program by adding talent through trades at this year’s deadline.
4. Alex Colome, RHP, Rays
Colome quickly developed into one of the league’s best closers after Brad Boxberger went on the disabled list. The Rays are looking for bats if they trade him.
5. Jeremy Jeffress, RHP, Brewers
If the Yankees don’t end up selling, the Brewers could benefit by reaping a significant return for Jeffress.
6. Will Smith, LHP, Brewers
Teams that lose out on Chapman and Miller will be calling the Brewers on Smith as well as Jeffress.
7. Sean Doolittle, LHP, Athletics
Doolittle's injury history and contract will make it difficult for the A’s to move him.
8. Fernando Abad, LHP, Twins
Abad is probably the best bet to be the first player traded by interim GM Rob Antony.
9. Ryan Madson, RHP, Athletics
He’s better suited for a setup role for a contending team than pitching as a closer at this point in his career.
10. Tyler Clippard, RHP, Arizona Diamondbacks
He has experience closing and setting up, and he can get out both right-handed and left-handed hitters.
11. Boone Logan, LHP, Colorado Rockies
The Rockies should be able to pick up a quality prospect for him.
12. Jake McGee, LHP, Rockies
He needs to get out of Coors Field.
13. Joe Smith, RHP, Angels
Teams looking for a different arm angle and bullpen look should take on a chance on him.
14. Huston Street, RHP, Angels
An injury and poor performance are the story here, as his value has plummeted.


-If you didn't want Chapman, what would ou do, stay away?

“It’s a good question, but usually bullpens get on a roll like a rotation or a lineup,” he said. “They’ve got the experience. They’ve been there before, both of them. Then you lean on that. Having said that, we know how busy (the front office) guys are looking for some help. But it’s not just going to be the average Joe coming in.
“You’re thinking it’s going to be a meaningful piece, but the competition on the premium people is going to be real stiff and it already is.”
“The (way) the game is played now you want swing-and-miss,” Sabean said. “We got away with it a long time — and to their credit — with a lot of contact relievers. But the game has kind of changed in front of us. Now that wouldn’t preclude you from getting somebody that was as such, but selfishly you would want somebody that could really get through an inning and not have much flak in getting through the inning.”
Miller averages 15.24 strikeouts-per-nine and Chapman, who hit 105 mph earlier this week, is also elite at 12.71.

*NBA pulls ASG from Charlotte - If you are a bigoted state, you don't get the NBA money ...Bravo.

NBA announced Thursday that the 2017 All-Star Game, which was set to be held in Charlotte next year for the first time since 1991, will be relocated due to North Carolina's controversial HB2 law. The league said in a statement that it does not "believe we can successfully host out All-Star festivities in Charlotte in the climate created by HB2" and stated that it wants members of the LGBT community to feel welcome.
Hornets owner Michael Jordan responded to the decision in a statement Thursday, and said that he hopes the NBA can bring the All-Star Game to Charlotte in 2019.
Via the Hornets:
"We understand the NBA’s decision and the challenges around holding the NBA All-Star Game in Charlotte this season.  There was an exhaustive effort from all parties to keep the event in Charlotte, and we are disappointed we were unable to do so.  With that said, we are pleased that the NBA opened the door for Charlotte to host All-Star Weekend again as soon as an opportunity was available in 2019. We want to thank the City of Charlotte and the business community for their backing throughout this entire process, starting with the initial bid. We are confident that they will be just as supportive and enthusiastic for the 2019 NBA All-Star Game."



ESPN PROJECTS NFL STARTING LINE UPS: HOW DO THEY LOOK TO YOU?

49ERS

RAIDERS


-JJ Watt back surgery 

RAY RICE SAYS HE'LL DONATE ENTIRE SALARY TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PROGRAMS - WOULD YOU DO IT?


-Ezelil Elliott accused of domestic violence: The dumbest of all cromes.....You can't touch a woman ...how hard is that to understand?

..Meet Ray Rice....Meet Greg Hardy....Is it not drilled in their head? How can they digest and comprehend a playbook but not this?

Actually 2 things and NFL player must know: No drugs, don't hit women...How hard is that?


PEDs I understand weed...I don't...


1:30 JOHN BAKER  / MAN BEAR WOLF

-NL? Cubs, Nats, Giants ?

-Who needs pen help more?

-Will Yankees sell?

-Giants injuries?

-Would you trade Schwarber for relief help even if it's Andrew Miller?

-Do players care about Chapman's past?

150 : SHORT SEGMENT -


-

2 PM: JEREMY AFFELDT: REPONSIBILITY OF A PLAYER RIGHT NOW? (Black Lives Matter movement, Domestic Violence Chapman, NBA ASG pulled in Charolotte over HB2 )

-Chapman: Do players care what he did?
-The responsibility of a player?
-Trade deadline for a plyers?

Affldt vs. LHH Giants could face in playoffs:

Adrian Gonzalaez .385 10-26
David Ortiz 1-14 .071
Daniel Murphy .429 0 HRS
Rizzo 1-8 .125 2 BB, 2 K
Harper 3-6 3 doubles
Matt Carpenter 4-8 .571



HOFs
Jeter 2-10
Ortiz 1-14
Barry Bonds 0-7 , 4 BB, 1 K
Ken Griffey 0-4

-Balk off?

-Prospects vs. proven?

Losing of break

Cain

Players at deadline


-MLB may set limit on releif pitchers? WHAT IS THIS LITTLE LEAGUE? 
"I am in favor of something like that," Manfred said. "We've [MLB] spent a ton of time on this issue in the last few months.
"You know the problem with relief pitchers is that they're so good. I've got nothing against relief pitchers, but they do two things to the game: The pitching changes themselves slow the game down, and our relief pitchers have become so dominant at the back end that they actually rob action out of the end of the game, the last few innings of the game. So relief pitchers is a topic that is under active consideration. We're talking about that a lot internally."


2:20: BORLAND DD SET A TREND

Didn't think Borland was a trend.... -12 PLAYERS THIS OFF-SEASON UNDER 30 HAVE RETIRED: Eugene Monroe, Calvin Johnson, Marshawn Lynch, Jerod Mayo, Percy Harvin,  AJ Tarpley (24- Stanford) (Others: D'Brickshaw Ferguson 32)

-Parents scared off by football studies showing ---My ex won't let my 12 yeard old play
-IVY Legaue moving kickoff to 40 yard line---CFB in general .....
-NFL soon with concussion studies....
-Make the money and get out.....

WHAT'S THE PROBLEM WITH WEED? ANYTHING THAT CAN HELP PAIN AND ISNT PERFROMANCE ENHACONG ....GO FOR IT.... DO THE STUDY ---WHAT'S THE BACKLASH GOING TO BE? PEOPLE WONT' WATCH?


2:50 TEAM USA TONIGHT ---- GO FOR 64 IN A ROW .....I would be all for giving young guys a chance....

-If not for Duarnt as a Warrior would you be excited for Tuesday night?
Haven't lost since 2006 vs. Greece......won bronze that year and rededicated....
-The gap is large....
-Playing aan old Greece team: team (Manu Ginobili 38,  Luis Scola 36, Carlos Delfino and Andres Nocioni 35



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Thursday, July 21, 2016

JULY 21 2016 - SHOW #9


GUESTS:

JERRY COLANGELO 430 - Director USA basketball

-Roster


BOBBY EVANS 5 PM


TOPICS:

NBA PULLS ASG FROM CHARLOTTE IN WAKE OF LGBT LAWS


NBA commissioner Adam Silver had threatened to move All-Star Weekend out of Charlotte unless a discriminatory North Carolina law aimed at the state’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community was changed – and time to do so has run out because of the logistics and planning the NBA needs to run its marquee midseason event, league sources said.
The issue is centered on North Carolina’s House Bill 2, a law that mandates transgender people use public restrooms corresponding to the sex listed on their birth certificates. The law also omits LGBT people from North Carolina’s anti-discrimination protections, forbids local governments from widening LGBT protections and excludes all forms of workplace discrimination lawsuits from North Carolina state courts.
Charlotte Hornets owner Michael Jordan had been counting on All-Star Weekend as a signature event for his franchise, and the economic impact of losing the All-Star Game for the franchise and region promises to be dramatic.



Didn't think Borland was a trend....
-12 PLAYERS THIS OFF-SEASON UNDER 30 HAVE RETIRED: Eugene Monroe, Calvin Johnson, Marshawn Lynch, Jerod Mayo, Percy Harvin,  AJ Tarpley (24- Stanford) (Others: D'Brickshaw Ferguson 32)

-Still not over Klay from yesterday: Chicken strips, soccer and ranch dressing Draymond

-Durant adjusting to life as a villan



Harrison Barnes: I guess I died ....

-Still not in panic mode with Giants

-MLB may set limit on releif pitchers? WHAT IS THIS LITTLE LEAGUE? 
"I am in favor of something like that," Manfred said. "We've [MLB] spent a ton of time on this issue in the last few months.
"You know the problem with relief pitchers is that they're so good. I've got nothing against relief pitchers, but they do two things to the game: The pitching changes themselves slow the game down, and our relief pitchers have become so dominant at the back end that they actually rob action out of the end of the game, the last few innings of the game. So relief pitchers is a topic that is under active consideration. We're talking about that a lot internally."


SABEAN SAYS IT NEEDS TO BE A "MEANINGFUL PIECE" FOR GIANTS BULLPEN:

“It’s a good question, but usually bullpens get on a roll like a rotation or a lineup,” he said. “They’ve got the experience. They’ve been there before, both of them. Then you lean on that. Having said that, we know how busy (the front office) guys are looking for some help. But it’s not just going to be the average Joe coming in.
“You’re thinking it’s going to be a meaningful piece, but the competition on the premium people is going to be real stiff and it already is.”
“The (way) the game is played now you want swing-and-miss,” Sabean said. “We got away with it a long time — and to their credit — with a lot of contact relievers. But the game has kind of changed in front of us. Now that wouldn’t preclude you from getting somebody that was as such, but selfishly you would want somebody that could really get through an inning and not have much flak in getting through the inning.”
Miller averages 15.24 strikeouts-per-nine and Chapman, who hit 105 mph earlier this week, is also elite at 12.71.

FIRST RP LIST I'VE SEEN THAT WASN'T JUST MILLER AND CHAPMAN - EXPECT ONE OF THESE GUYS TO BE A GIANT BY AUGUST 1ST:

1. Andrew Miller, LHP, Yankees
Miller is the most sought-after reliever on the market because he is controllable for two more years and can be utilized as a closer or setup reliever or lefty specialist. He should get the best trade return of any player dealt at the deadline.
2. Aroldis Chapman, LHP, Yankees
Since he becomes a free agent this winter, he’s a rental, but also a postseason game-changer with the potential to shut down the game’s best left-handed hitters in October playoff games.
3. Jeanmar Gomez, RHP, Phillies
Gomez and Hellickson are the two most valuable trade pieces the Phillies have to continue their rebuilding program by adding talent through trades at this year’s deadline.
4. Alex Colome, RHP, Rays
Colome quickly developed into one of the league’s best closers after Brad Boxberger went on the disabled list. The Rays are looking for bats if they trade him.
5. Jeremy Jeffress, RHP, Brewers
If the Yankees don’t end up selling, the Brewers could benefit by reaping a significant return for Jeffress.
6. Will Smith, LHP, Brewers
Teams that lose out on Chapman and Miller will be calling the Brewers on Smith as well as Jeffress.
7. Sean Doolittle, LHP, Athletics
Doolittle's injury history and contract will make it difficult for the A’s to move him.
8. Fernando Abad, LHP, Twins
Abad is probably the best bet to be the first player traded by interim GM Rob Antony.
9. Ryan Madson, RHP, Athletics
He’s better suited for a setup role for a contending team than pitching as a closer at this point in his career.
10. Tyler Clippard, RHP, Arizona Diamondbacks
He has experience closing and setting up, and he can get out both right-handed and left-handed hitters.
11. Boone Logan, LHP, Colorado Rockies
The Rockies should be able to pick up a quality prospect for him.
12. Jake McGee, LHP, Rockies
He needs to get out of Coors Field.
13. Joe Smith, RHP, Angels
Teams looking for a different arm angle and bullpen look should take on a chance on him.
14. Huston Street, RHP, Angels
An injury and poor performance are the story here, as his value has plummeted.

-Harbaugh's Wolverines most popular bet thttp://espn.go.com/chalk/story/_/id/17118822/michigan-most-popular-bet-win-college-football-national-title


ESPN PROJECTS NFL STARTING LINE UPS: HOW DO THEY LOOK TO YOU?

49ERS

RAIDERS


RAY RICE SAYS HE'LL DONATE ENTIRE SALARY TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PROGRAMS - WOULD YOU DO IT?


FUN STUFF:

-Pokemon GO player rescused from tree 

-Goalie credits Pokemon Go for two saves 

-Curry favored to win Golf Classic in Tahoe 

-Today would have been Robin Williams http://pagesix.com/2014/08/13/6-tales-of-robin-williams-legendary-generosity/?utm_campaign=SocialFlow&utm_source=P6Twitter&utm_medium=SocialFlow

JULY 21 2016 - SHOW #9


GUESTS:

JERRY COLANGELO 430 - Director USA basketball


BOBBY EVANS 5 PM


TOPICS:

NBA PULLS ASG FROM CHARLOTTE IN WAKE OF LGBT LAWS


NBA commissioner Adam Silver had threatened to move All-Star Weekend out of Charlotte unless a discriminatory North Carolina law aimed at the state’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community was changed – and time to do so has run out because of the logistics and planning the NBA needs to run its marquee midseason event, league sources said.
The issue is centered on North Carolina’s House Bill 2, a law that mandates transgender people use public restrooms corresponding to the sex listed on their birth certificates. The law also omits LGBT people from North Carolina’s anti-discrimination protections, forbids local governments from widening LGBT protections and excludes all forms of workplace discrimination lawsuits from North Carolina state courts.
Charlotte Hornets owner Michael Jordan had been counting on All-Star Weekend as a signature event for his franchise, and the economic impact of losing the All-Star Game for the franchise and region promises to be dramatic.



Didn't think Borland was a trend....
-12 PLAYERS THIS OFF-SEASON UNDER 30 HAVE RETIRED: Eugene Monroe, Calvin Johnson, Marshawn Lynch, Jerod Mayo, Percy Harvin,  AJ Tarpley (24- Stanford) (Others: D'Brickshaw Ferguson 32)

-Still not over Klay from yesterday: Chicken strips, soccer and ranch dressing Draymond

-Durant adjusting to life as a villan



Harrison Barnes: I guess I died ....

-Still not in panic mode with Giants

-MLB may set limit on releif pitchers? WHAT IS THIS LITTLE LEAGUE? 
"I am in favor of something like that," Manfred said. "We've [MLB] spent a ton of time on this issue in the last few months.
"You know the problem with relief pitchers is that they're so good. I've got nothing against relief pitchers, but they do two things to the game: The pitching changes themselves slow the game down, and our relief pitchers have become so dominant at the back end that they actually rob action out of the end of the game, the last few innings of the game. So relief pitchers is a topic that is under active consideration. We're talking about that a lot internally."


SABEAN SAYS IT NEEDS TO BE A "MEANINGFUL PIECE" FOR GIANTS BULLPEN:

“It’s a good question, but usually bullpens get on a roll like a rotation or a lineup,” he said. “They’ve got the experience. They’ve been there before, both of them. Then you lean on that. Having said that, we know how busy (the front office) guys are looking for some help. But it’s not just going to be the average Joe coming in.
“You’re thinking it’s going to be a meaningful piece, but the competition on the premium people is going to be real stiff and it already is.”
“The (way) the game is played now you want swing-and-miss,” Sabean said. “We got away with it a long time — and to their credit — with a lot of contact relievers. But the game has kind of changed in front of us. Now that wouldn’t preclude you from getting somebody that was as such, but selfishly you would want somebody that could really get through an inning and not have much flak in getting through the inning.”
Miller averages 15.24 strikeouts-per-nine and Chapman, who hit 105 mph earlier this week, is also elite at 12.71.

FIRST RP LIST I'VE SEEN THAT WASN'T JUST MILLER AND CHAPMAN - EXPECT ONE OF THESE GUYS TO BE A GIANT BY AUGUST 1ST:

1. Andrew Miller, LHP, Yankees
Miller is the most sought-after reliever on the market because he is controllable for two more years and can be utilized as a closer or setup reliever or lefty specialist. He should get the best trade return of any player dealt at the deadline.
2. Aroldis Chapman, LHP, Yankees
Since he becomes a free agent this winter, he’s a rental, but also a postseason game-changer with the potential to shut down the game’s best left-handed hitters in October playoff games.
3. Jeanmar Gomez, RHP, Phillies
Gomez and Hellickson are the two most valuable trade pieces the Phillies have to continue their rebuilding program by adding talent through trades at this year’s deadline.
4. Alex Colome, RHP, Rays
Colome quickly developed into one of the league’s best closers after Brad Boxberger went on the disabled list. The Rays are looking for bats if they trade him.
5. Jeremy Jeffress, RHP, Brewers
If the Yankees don’t end up selling, the Brewers could benefit by reaping a significant return for Jeffress.
6. Will Smith, LHP, Brewers
Teams that lose out on Chapman and Miller will be calling the Brewers on Smith as well as Jeffress.
7. Sean Doolittle, LHP, Athletics
Doolittle's injury history and contract will make it difficult for the A’s to move him.
8. Fernando Abad, LHP, Twins
Abad is probably the best bet to be the first player traded by interim GM Rob Antony.
9. Ryan Madson, RHP, Athletics
He’s better suited for a setup role for a contending team than pitching as a closer at this point in his career.
10. Tyler Clippard, RHP, Arizona Diamondbacks
He has experience closing and setting up, and he can get out both right-handed and left-handed hitters.
11. Boone Logan, LHP, Colorado Rockies
The Rockies should be able to pick up a quality prospect for him.
12. Jake McGee, LHP, Rockies
He needs to get out of Coors Field.
13. Joe Smith, RHP, Angels
Teams looking for a different arm angle and bullpen look should take on a chance on him.
14. Huston Street, RHP, Angels
An injury and poor performance are the story here, as his value has plummeted.

-Harbaugh's Wolverines most popular bet thttp://espn.go.com/chalk/story/_/id/17118822/michigan-most-popular-bet-win-college-football-national-title


ESPN PROJECTS NFL STARTING LINE UPS: HOW DO THEY LOOK TO YOU?

49ERS

RAIDERS


RAY RICE SAYS HE'LL DONATE ENTIRE SALARY TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PROGRAMS - WOULD YOU DO IT?


FUN STUFF:

-Pokemon GO player rescused from tree 

-Goalie credits Pokemon Go for two saves 

-Curry favored to win Golf Classic in Tahoe 

-Today would have been Robin Williams http://pagesix.com/2014/08/13/6-tales-of-robin-williams-legendary-generosity/?utm_campaign=SocialFlow&utm_source=P6Twitter&utm_medium=SocialFlow

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

WEDNESDAY JULY 20TH - SHOW #8



GUESTS:


GIANTS PREGAME:

Tonight: Span CF Pagan LF Belt 1B Posey DH Crawford SS Williamson RF Green 2B Brown C Pena 3B Cain RHP

-Hitting: 3-27 with RISP during 0-4 since break
-Belt 0-15 sinc break
-Peavy: All 4 runners scored, Papi HR , too much of plate
-Giants 1st inning: first two runners on, Posey, Belt, Crawford all K
-Cain back on mound vs. Pomeranz
-Pomeranz 0-2 2.60 vs. Giants this season

-Cain hasn't pitched since June 13, when he sustained a right hamstring strain. He was 1-1 with a 9.00 ERA over three minor-league rehab starts, allowing 13 runs and 14 hits in 13 innings.

wearing the 1978 throwbacks today
Ruben Tejada DFA'd to  make room for Cain 


SCOTT FUJITA - FORMER CAL BEAR, NEW ORELANS SAINTS PLAYER - THE MOVIE GLEASON

-vIDEO JOURNAL OF HIS FIGHT WITH als -DIAGNOSED IN 2011

Steve's wife Michelle , son Rivers

-The movie takes you through the ALS diagnosis and the birth of his son who he records video for while he can

-Climbed to top of Machu Picchu  in a Football Life

-Played at WSU, too small for LB in NFL, claim to fame is blocking punt vs. Falcons in first game back from Katrina. = 1:30 into game, first TD 7-0 Saints.

2011 diagnosed with ALS - documented all this in film, had actually recorded the whole process , Michelle documented it all

-Average life expectancy 2-5 years

-6 weeks after diagnosis, Michelle finds out she is pregnant

-Made a video blog for his son to "pass on as much as I am to you"

-Gleasn said many people shut down after diagnosis , he wanted to push it

-mANY DECDIDE TO JUST GIVE UP - gLEASON HAS NOT, HAD A TRECHIONOY SURGERY MOST DECINE

-9 momths after diagnosis led Who Dat chant at mid field - with Drew Brees and Will Smith

-Formed Team Gleason


DRAYMOND GREEN:

-Olympics
-Durant
-Being me has gotten me this far
-Kerr says its about adjusting from a 2nd rounder to a star
-Warriors next year

TOPICS:

-Dodgers looking into Chris Archer and Evan Longoria , only 4.5 back

-Tom's Angels have won 9-11 , Pujols 2 3 run jacks, Timmy wins:
Tim Lincecum (2-3) had seven strikeouts while winning for the second time in his six starts for the Angels, yielding nine hits and five runs in five innings. Huston Street pitched the ninth for his eighth save - his first since June 14.

Klay says he will sacrifice like Ginobili:


"I look at a guy like Manu Ginobili who came off the bench almost his entire career," Thompson explained to ESPN's Ethan Sherwood Strauss. "Never averaged more than 20 points a game, but he's a four-time champion, you know? He could have easily been on another team and averaged 25 a game but he sacrificed to win and that's what I expect to do next year.
"I don't care about averaging 25 or even 20. I just want to finish it out and get back to the Finals and enjoy that ride."
Thompson averaged 12.5 points as a rookie, 16.6 as a sophomore and 18.4 in Year 3.
He signed a 4-year, $69 million extension in October 2014 and responded by averaging a career-best 21.7 points, en route to his first All-Star nod. He was also named Third-Team All-NBA.
Last year, the 26-year old racked up 22.1 points per night, and was an All-Star and Third-Team All-NBA selection again.

-Gleason story: Most LS patients give up, 95% don't get this trechionomy surgery which allows a brething device ......How many would live that way?

Melania Trump speech writer takes the blame:

"TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:
My name is Meredith McIver and I’m an in-house staff writer at the Trump Organization. I am also a longtime friend and admirer of the Trump family.
In working with Melania Trump on her recent First Lady speech, we discussed many people who inspired her and messages she wanted to share with the American people. A person she has always liked is Michelle Obama. Over the phone, she read me some passages from Mrs. Obama’s speech as examples. I wrote them down and later included some of the phrasing in the draft that ultimately became the final speech. I did not check Mrs. Obama’s speeches. This was my mistake, and I feel terrible for the chaos I have caused Melania and the Trumps, as well as to Mrs. Obama. No harm was meant.
Yesterday, I offered my resignation to Mr. Trump and the Trump family, but they rejected it. Mr. Trump told me that people make innocent mistakes and that we learn and frow from these experiences.
I asked to put out this statement because I did not like seeing the way this was distracting from Mr. Trump’s historic campaign for president and Melania’s beautiful message and presentation.
I apologize for the confusion and hysteria my mistake has caused. Today, more than ever, I am honored to work for such a great family. I personally admire the way Mr. Trump has handled this situation


TWINS WANT A "LOVEABLE" GM: WTF?  (I would rather have an asshole- Harbaugh, Belichick)

Anyone interviewing for the Minnesota Twins now vacant general manager job take note. When meeting with owner Jim Pohlad, don’t be afraid to give him a big bear hug.
Minnesota’s owner wants a few things. Though, in the end, the team’s new GM must be lovable. Yes, you read that right. He wants a lovable general manager to run the front office.
“When we had the all-staff meeting, you can see how loved Terry is by our organization,” Pohlad said, via Pat Borzi, MinnPost. “If I had to pick one requirement for somebody going forward, it’s someone that’s lovable. The only way you can be loved is if you’re lovable. We want someone that can ultimately be loved. Technically they have to have the skills and strength and so forth, and have to have the willingness to look an organization and make hard decisions, or come up with ways for improvement.”
If this seems familiar to sports fans, it is very similar to what San Francisco 49ers CEO Jed York said after the decision was made to “mutually part ways” with Jim Harbaugh.
In that case, York said that “winning with class is what matters.” That hasn’t exactly worked out well.
Twins fans had better hope that Pohlad is not serious.


MLB TV RAINGS: GIANTS 117k PER GAME, 9TH IN MLB, A'S TV BROADCASTS LAST (22K), IN MLB

SHOULD PIRATES PITCHER WHO TOOK 105 MPH BASEBALL OFF HEAD THAT LANDED IN OF REAMINED IN GAME?



FUN:

Audio: Pastor says Pokémon are Cyber Demons

-Pokemon GO player/driver crashes into cop car

-Wantd man busted for playing Pokémon GO outside police station

-Potato chips and pickle juice are the big cramping cure now

Mila Kunis shamed for breast feeding in public....you have an issue with it?

-Video: Water Slide Fail

-Klay dating Rams cheerleader

-Mom accused of putting 3 and 5 year olds in trunk of corvette and driving them around

-Guys jump out of cab to avoid paying fare, sue cab company for injuries