Wednesday, April 25, 2018

WEDNESDAY:



GUESTS:

430 - BAGGS

5 PM - SABEAN


TOPICS:

-WARRIORS / PELICANS PREVIEW:
-WHEN WILL STEPH PLAY?

-SPURS SERIES REVIEW

-BREAKDOWN

-PREVIEW

GAMES TONIGHT:

WIZ @ REPATORS
PACERS @ CAVS
TWOLVES @ ROCKETS
JAZZ @ THUNDER


-GIANTS:

-MAC WILLIAMSON DOES IT AGAIN AND HE COULD CHANGE EVERYTHING --
-TAKING 2/3 ONLY LOSING TO SCHERZER
-SAMARDZIJA OK

-LINECECUM UPDATE


IM FOR REYES MONTOYA TO CLOSE: 

Injuries to Mark Melancon and Will Smith gave Moronta a chance at middle-relief duties starting Opening Day, a chance to prove he should stay in San Francisco. Through 11 appearances, his high fastball velocity and biting slider have him toting an 0.64 ERA. He’s managed seven hitless outings, 10 strikeouts and allowed just one run — a home run by Arizona’s Ketel Marte. He’s been a dependable rising star on a bullpen staff with a perennial question mark over its head.

49ERS:

-WHICH QB WOULD YOU TAKE?

-ROSEN
-DARNOLD
-MAYFIELD
-ALLEN

BEST CASE SCENARIO: ROSEN DROPS -- BILLS, DOLPHINS, CARDS TRY TO MOVE UP ---COULD EVEN BE JACKSON

IT'S LIKELY ONE OF THESE GUYS:

Boston College edSENge rusher Harold Landry, Texas-San Antonio edge rusher Marcus Davenport, Virginia Tech strong-side linebacker Tremaine Edmunds, adaptable Florida State safety Derwin James, Georgia inside linebacker Roquan Smith, and even Alabama defensive back Minkah Fitzpatrick.


Round 1, No. 9
Round 2, No. 59 (from New Orleans)
Round 3, No. 70 (from Chicago)
Round 3, No. 74
Round 4, No. 128 (from Pittsburgh)
Round 5, No. 143 (from the New York Jets)
Round 6, No. 184
Round 7, No. 223 (from Miami)
Round 7, No. 240 (from Kansas City)
There’s a large 50-pick gap between the team’s first selection at No. 9 and the second one at No. 59. It exists because the 49ers’ original second-round pick, No. 43, now belongs to the New England Patriots as a result of the October 2017 trade for Garoppolo.

NFL:

-WHAT QB WOULD YOU TAKE?

-SHARKS:

OTHER:

IS CUTTING OFF A PENIS APOROPRAITE FOR LEAKING A SEX TAPE? 

-ONE AND DONE DEBATE


Tuesday, April 24, 2018

TUESDAY:


GUEST

4 PM FP SANTANGELO

5 PM AFFELDT

530 PHIL STEELE



TOPICS:


GIANTS:

-BELT: I HEARD FITA AND BROOKS --OPS IS SOLID---HE'S HOT RIGHT NOW, I'D STILL TRADE HIM IF I COULD ......HE'LL HIT A VALLEY --STILL HAS A BIG HOLE IN HIS SWING --STILL GOING TO DRIVE YOU NUTS....

-STRATTON, WILLIAMSON, WITH DUGGAR AND SLATER ON THE WAY ....

-STRICKLAND ISN'T A CLOSER. --- I MIGHT GO WATSON

- IF WILIAMSON CAN HIT

-WTH WAS WITH LONGORIA AND MCCUTEUN LAST NIGHT?

-OLNEY: GIANTS SHOULD CONSIDER TRADING BUM

WARRIORS:

-CLOSE OUT TONIGHT --JUST CARE , DON'T BEAT YOURSELF

-SHUMAN THING ---HOW DO THEY HANDLE IT WHEN PLAYERS ARE UPSET --IF THEY WON'T TALK TO YOU --YOU HAVE NO JOB  (POOLE PIECE)

-IT'S NOT COMPLICATED WHAT IT'S ABOUT --STARS WIN SERIES, CLOSE THEM OUT 0---DURANT AND KLAY --LIVE UP TO THE CONTRACTS TONIGHT --THIS IS WHEN YOU EARN THE BIG BUCKS

NBA PLAYOFFS:

-RUSS SETS A BAD TONE FOR HIS TEAM -- OKC IS RATTLED--UTAH IS YOUNGER AND MORE COMPOSED

-HOUSTON 50 ON MINN AFTER 50 IN FIRST HALF

-NEW ORLEANS BETTER W OUT COUSINS --HOW IS THAT POSSIBLE?


49ERS:

NFL DRAFT:
DRAFT ODDS:


Top of the Draft Props
NFL DRAFT - Who will be the 1st overall pick in the Draft?
Sam Darnold                 5/12
Josh Allen                     8/5
Saquon Barkley             11/2
Josh Rosen                  18/1
Baker Mayfield              10/1
Bradley Chubb              45/1

NFL DRAFT - Who will be the 2nd overall pick in the Draft?
Saquon Barkley             2/1
Bradley Chubb              11/4
Sam Darnold                 114
Josh Allen                     7/2
Josh Rosen                  4/1
Baker Mayfield              15/1
Lamar Jackson              40/1
Mason Rudolph             60/1

NFL DRAFT - Who will be the 3rd overall pick in the Draft?
Josh Rosen                  7/5
Baker Mayfield              8/5
Sam Darnold                 4/1
Josh Allen                     5/1
Saquon Barkley             11/2
Bradley Chubb              11/1

NFL DRAFT - Who will be the 4th overall pick in the Draft?
Bradley Chubb              EVEN   (1/1)
Any Other Player           -140     (5/7)

Miscellaneous Draft Props
NFL DRAFT - How many Defensive Players will be selected in the 1st Round?
Over/Under                   15.5

NFL DRAFT - How many Offensive Players will be selected in the 1st Round?
Over                             16.5

NFL DRAFT - Will The Top 3 Picks All Be Quarterbacks?
Yes                  EVEN   (1/1)
No                    -140     (5/7)

NFL DRAFT - Will The Top 4 Picks All Be Quarterbacks?
Yes                  +800     (8/1)
No                    -2500   (1/25)

NFL DRAFT - Will any of the top five picks be traded on draft day?
Yes                  +225     (9/4)
No                    -350     (2/7)

NFL DRAFT - Number of Quarterbacks Selected in Round 1
Over     5.5        +155     (31/20)
Under   5.5        -220     (5/11)

NFL DRAFT - How many RB's will be selected in the 1st Round?
Over     1.5        -220     (5/11)
Under   1.5        +155     (31/20)

NFL DRAFT - How many WR's will be selected in the 1st Round?
Over     2.5        +110     (11/10)
Under   2.5        -150     (2/3)

NFL DRAFT - When will the first Wide Receiver be drafted?
Over/Under                   19.5

NFL DRAFT - Who will be first Wide receiver drafted?
Calvin Ridley                 1/2
DJ Moore                     11/5
Courtland Sutton           9/2
James Washington        11/1
Christian Kirk                 18/1
DJ Chark                      20/1
Michael Gallup              25/1
Anthony Miller               40/1

NFL DRAFT - Number of Alabama Players Selected in Round 1
Over     3.5        -300     (1/3)
Under   3.5        +200     (2/1)

Player Draft Spots
NFL DRAFT - Draft Position - Saquon Barkley
Over     4.5        +160     (8/5)
Under   4.5        -230     (10/23)

NFL DRAFT - Draft Position - Bradley Chubb
Over/Under                   4.5

NFL DRAFT - Draft Position - Baker Mayfield
Over     6.5        +180     (9/5)
Under   6.5        -280     (4/15)

NFL DRAFT - Draft Position - Lamar Jackson
Over     17.5      -165     (20/33)
Under   17.5      +125     (5/4)



OTHER:










Monday, April 23, 2018

MONDAY:



GUESTS:


WARRIORS:

-SPURS GET NO CREDIT , EARLY TURNOVERS, LACK OF URGENCY --JUST LIKE REGULAR SEASON --
NOT AFRAID OF OF NEW ORLEANS -STOP IT --PLAYOFS GAME OF MATCH UPS -
-HAVE TO PLAY ANOTHER 48 MIN
-KLAY WILL MISS SHOTS, KEVIN WILL MISS SHOTS, BUT YOU CAN ALWAYS PLAY HARD AND SMART--THEY DIDN'T LACKED KILLER INSTINCT THEY HAD LAST YEAR IN CLOSING OUT SERIES

REST OF PLAYOFFS:

TONIGHT:
-HOUSTON UP 2-1 PLAYS TONIGHT IN MINN
OKC IN UTAH DOWN  2-1

MORE:
C'S AND BUCKS TIED 2-2 GOING BACK TO BOSTON
-RATORS-WIZ 2-2 BACK TO TORONTO (SAME OLD RAPS)
-CAVS COME BACK AT INDY 2-2 GOING TO CLEVE
-PHILLY UP 3-1 ON HEAT GOING HOME
-PELICANS SWEEP BLAZERS


GIANTS WEEKEND:

-LOVE BELT RIGHT NOW, WILL LIKELY HATE HIM NEXT WEEK
-LONGORIA CAN HIT
-STRICKALND SCARY --TROUT WAS ON DECK SUNDAY, CALHOUN RIP
-GOOD TO HAVE SHARK BACK
-BUM, CUETO, STRATTON, SHARK, BLACH --NOT BAD.
-0TONY WATSON SOLID.



49ERS ; / DRAFT:

-LYNCH ON FOSTER - STATES THE OBVIOUS --IF HE DID WHAT HE'S ACCUSED OF , HE'S GONE...DUH.

DRAFTR ODDS:


Top of the Draft Props
NFL DRAFT - Who will be the 1st overall pick in the Draft?
Sam Darnold                 5/12
Josh Allen                     8/5
Saquon Barkley             11/2
Josh Rosen                  18/1
Baker Mayfield              10/1
Bradley Chubb              45/1

NFL DRAFT - Who will be the 2nd overall pick in the Draft?
Saquon Barkley             2/1
Bradley Chubb              11/4
Sam Darnold                 114
Josh Allen                     7/2
Josh Rosen                  4/1
Baker Mayfield              15/1
Lamar Jackson              40/1
Mason Rudolph             60/1

NFL DRAFT - Who will be the 3rd overall pick in the Draft?
Josh Rosen                  7/5
Baker Mayfield              8/5
Sam Darnold                 4/1
Josh Allen                     5/1
Saquon Barkley             11/2
Bradley Chubb              11/1

NFL DRAFT - Who will be the 4th overall pick in the Draft?
Bradley Chubb              EVEN   (1/1)
Any Other Player           -140     (5/7)

Miscellaneous Draft Props
NFL DRAFT - How many Defensive Players will be selected in the 1st Round?
Over/Under                   15.5

NFL DRAFT - How many Offensive Players will be selected in the 1st Round?
Over                             16.5

NFL DRAFT - Will The Top 3 Picks All Be Quarterbacks?
Yes                  EVEN   (1/1)
No                    -140     (5/7)

NFL DRAFT - Will The Top 4 Picks All Be Quarterbacks?
Yes                  +800     (8/1)
No                    -2500   (1/25)

NFL DRAFT - Will any of the top five picks be traded on draft day?
Yes                  +225     (9/4)
No                    -350     (2/7)

NFL DRAFT - Number of Quarterbacks Selected in Round 1
Over     5.5        +155     (31/20)
Under   5.5        -220     (5/11)

NFL DRAFT - How many RB's will be selected in the 1st Round?
Over     1.5        -220     (5/11)
Under   1.5        +155     (31/20)

NFL DRAFT - How many WR's will be selected in the 1st Round?
Over     2.5        +110     (11/10)
Under   2.5        -150     (2/3)

NFL DRAFT - When will the first Wide Receiver be drafted?
Over/Under                   19.5

NFL DRAFT - Who will be first Wide receiver drafted?
Calvin Ridley                 1/2
DJ Moore                     11/5
Courtland Sutton           9/2
James Washington        11/1
Christian Kirk                 18/1
DJ Chark                      20/1
Michael Gallup              25/1
Anthony Miller               40/1

NFL DRAFT - Number of Alabama Players Selected in Round 1
Over     3.5        -300     (1/3)
Under   3.5        +200     (2/1)

Player Draft Spots
NFL DRAFT - Draft Position - Saquon Barkley
Over     4.5        +160     (8/5)
Under   4.5        -230     (10/23)

NFL DRAFT - Draft Position - Bradley Chubb
Over/Under                   4.5

NFL DRAFT - Draft Position - Baker Mayfield
Over     6.5        +180     (9/5)
Under   6.5        -280     (4/15)

NFL DRAFT - Draft Position - Lamar Jackson
Over     17.5      -165     (20/33)
Under   17.5      +125     (5/4)

SHARKS:

VEGAS KNIGHTS ODDS:

Tom is one of hundreds of people who bet on the Golden Knights at inflated odds to win the Stanley Cup and now look like prophets of profit, with the team entering the second round against the San Jose Sharks as the odds-on favorite to win the Cup at 9-2. Some locked them in at 200-1, others at between 150-1 and 100-1. According to the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook, just 13 fans managed to lock in the Golden Knights at 500-1 from Oct. 4 to 8.

OTHER:

-MANEA NO HITTER--BEST PITCHER IN THE BAY

-STEALING A JACKET MAKES ESPN.COM

-RAIDERS SIGN RECENTLY RELEASED WORLEY CB

Friday, April 20, 2018

FRIDAY:


GUESTS:

REVISION BREWING 330

MARK GUBICZA 4 PM

MARCUS THOMPSOTS PRE GAME N 430

AFFELDT 5 PM


GIANTS PREGAME 615


WARRIORS:

THOMPSON WITH A CURRY UPDATE: 
The Warriors are no doubt hoping Portland makes a series of it against New Orleans or else the Western Conference semifinals could start on April 28, at the earliest. Yes, it could be that soon. Assuming the Warriors finish off the Spurs quickly, whether Curry is available for the start of the next round could come down to when it begins.

According to multiple sources, Curry is still not close to playing. Despite video of him doing work on the court, which has fans salivating about his return, he isn't in the final stages of his rehabilitation. He will be evaluated again on Friday. He is on schedule but not on pace to beat the announced timelines. The working parameters have been 4 to 6 weeks since JaVale McGee crashed into Curry's left knee.


he Warriors have won 18 straight Western Conference playoff games
-Final 3 of OKC series back in 2016
-Went 12-0 through the West in 2017
-Up 3-0 in Round 1 vs Spurs in 2018


-DRAY'S DEFENSE

-DURANT'S ANKLE:


The spooky finish

With just under five minutes left and the Warriors up 17, Durant fumbled the ball up top. As his gangly body tried to scramble downward and retrieve it, Patty Mills was on the prowl from behind. Sprawled awkwardly, Durant twisted his left ankle pretty significantly, grabbing it in pain as Mills took off with a steal.
Durant was immediately pulled from the game and soon limped to the locker room. But he appeared fine in the postgame, making the 200-yard walk from the locker room to the podium without a limp.
“It's cool. I'm good,” Durant said. “Shouldn't have been playing around with the ball anyway. So I blame myself.”
Literally 33 game seconds later, almost the exact same thing happened to another important Warriors piece: Bringing the ball upcourt, Livingston was jumped by an aggressive Mills. In the scramble, Livingston fell awkwardly and twisted his left ankle, forcing him to hobble off.
“I think they're going to be OK,” Kerr said. “Shaun's was probably a little worse than Kevin's. Both sprained ankles, but I think they'll be all right.”

NEW ORLEANS: 
But Anthony Davis' game continues to ascend to megastar status, Jrue Holiday is having one of the more underrated seasons in basketball, the wily Rajon Rondo is showing up big in the playoffs again and Nikola Mirotic is proving to be the most important trade deadline addition, sniping through 30 points on 12-of-15 shooting in Game 3.
But there will be plenty of time to analyze the matchup next week. Let's first see if these two teams can finish off the sweeps.



-HELD YOUR BREATH ON DURANT, LIVINGSTON KNEE
-CURRY TIME TABLE ---CLOSER TO 6 WEEKS - CAN THEY BEAT PELICANS W OUT CURRY?
-PELS LOOK GOOD - MIROTIC



GIANTS:

GIANTS LOSE --ONE RUN OR FEWER IN 10 OF 18 --


Although unofficial for now, the Giants intend to place Pence on the 10-day disabled list because of the right thumb he sprained in the club’s home opener April 3. Hot-hitting outfielder Mac Williamson will join the Giants on Friday in Anaheim as the club begins a three-game interleague series, Bochy confirmed.
Bochy did not commit to Williamson being anything more than a taxi squad player on Friday. But from what I’ve been told, the club had every intention of activating him by Saturday at the latest and giving him a shot at regular playing time in left field.
The Giants wanted to wait to see how their bullpen came out of Thursday’s series finale here, cognizant that Jeff Samardzija is returning from the disabled list to make his season debut on Friday and threw just 62 pitches in his last rehab assignment.

WILLIAMSON: 

Williamson was 19 for 41 with six home runs and three doubles for the River Cats. His slash line is .487/.600/1.026 (yes, that last number is his slugging percentage, not his OPS). And while there is always some pyrite in Pacific Coast League statistics, Williamson is gobbling up Triple-A pitching on the heels of a highly impressive spring in which he rapidly implemented an overhauled approach at the plate.
PENCE: 
.172  10-58 / 22K'S 
1 XBH (DOUBLE) 
0 HR 3 RBI'S 
1-17 , SINGLE 10 K'S

2017:


Offensively, San Francisco's left fielders ranked 28th, the center fielders were 23rd and the right fielders 30th in the majors


THIS SEASON:

OPS:

C- 17
1B -10
2B- 12
SS - 22
3B  - 15
LF - 29
CF -17
RF- 20


-PHANTOM PENCE INJURY - BRING UP MAC
-SAMARDZIJA BACK

WHAT IF THE GIANTS HAD SIGNED OHTANI?


“Bumgarner,” said Bochy, with a faint smile. “He asked whether Bum’d be OK pitching sometimes on a sixth day. He did his homework. He knew everything about us.”
If the Giants had won over Ohtani, there is an alternate reality in which Bumgarner would be starting this weekend against the Los Angeles Angels and one of his rotation mates could serve as his DH. The pair of power-hitting pitchers could’ve spent the entire season drawing crowds while trying to one-up each other in batting practice – an endlessly more entertaining show than the bunts and butcher-boy cuts you usually see in pitcher’s BP.
Ohtani chose the Angels, of course. And as the Giants arrive in Anaheim to begin a three-game interleague series tonight, it so happens that neither Ohtani nor Bumgarner will throw a pitch.
As you might suspect, the scheduling architecture of a pitcher/hitter is something Bumgarner has thought about in the past. But he never took to scaling the idea too high in his mind.
“I didn’t think it would work,” Bumgarner said. “And I don’t know if it will still work. Nobody knows. We just have to see how it goes for an extended amount of time. But he’s definitely gotten out of the gate better than anybody was expecting, especially after (his spring).”
Bochy had his doubts, too, and expressed them publicly to reporters prior to a game last September. Later that afternoon, he was shown video of Ohtani’s swing and marveled at his bat speed. The next day, he started his pregame session with a nervous laugh: “Can we talk about Ohtani again? Because I think we could make this work.”
It’s not Ohtani’s fast start — .324 average, 1.055 OPS, three home runs in just eight starts at DH plus one pinch-hitting appearance — that most surprised Bochy. He saw enough video to know the outsized talent was there. It’s the fact Ohtani struggled through spring training before taking the advice of coaches to eliminate a leg kick at the very end of camp.
“He’s already shown he has the ability to adjust,” Bochy said. “The hitting part can be a big adjustment when he doesn’t know these pitchers. The bat speed is there and now he’s made the adjustment, and made it so fast. So I think we’re seeing just how special this guy can be.”


49ERS:

-JUST DID THE 2018 DRAFT PODCAST WITH KUEG ---

SCHEDULE HEARD THE GAME BY GAME THING ---WHAT A BEATING THAT IS ...


SHARKS:

OTHER:

420




Thursday, April 19, 2018


GUESTS:


TOPICS:

-NFL SCHEDULE RELEASE 5 PM --RAIDERS/ 49ERS PRIME TIME --MORE JIMMY OR GRUDEN? 


he 49ers and Raiders will meet this season in a prime-time game in Santa Clara.
The Bay Area’s NFL teams are scheduled to meet at Levi's Stadium in Week 9, on Thursday, Nov. 1, at 5:20 p.m., NBC Sports Bay Area’sScott Bair and Matt Maiocco are reporting via a league source.
The teams last met on Dec. 7, 2014, in Oakland. The Raiders won 24-13. The last regular-season meeting on the 49ers’ home field was Oct. 17, 2010. The 49ers won 17-9 at Candlestick Park.



WARRIORS: GAME 3
Y A TEAM ,BUT INDY WAS CLOSE AND
-SPURS 33-8 HOME, 14-27 ROAD
-HOW WILL SPURS REACT TO DEATH OF POP'S WIFE --WIN ONE FOR HER?
-STARS VALE ETC PLAY
-INJURIES?


NBA:
JAZZ TOP THUNDER ---THUNDER BIG 3 0-14 IN 4TH --MITCHELL REAL DEAL
LEBRON CAN STILL CARRY A TEAM , BUT INDY WAS CLOSE AND CAN WIN THAT SERIES  - HE HAS TO LEAVE THAT TEAM
-ROCKETS LOOK GOOD IN GAME 2


TODAY:
76ERS @ HEAT
BLAZERS AT PEICANS
WARRIORS  SPURS 630


WILL THE LAKERS BE RELEVENT NEXT YEAR? WHAT IF IT'S LEBRON AND KAWHI OR GEORGE?

Sports Illustrated (@SInow)
Kyle Kuzma used the young Thunder as a Lakers blueprint: “Remember when KD and Russ were young, and they were 3–29. This happens” on.si.com/2HasLsk


GIANTS: WIN!

-STRICKLAND BLEW IT --BELT COMES THROUGH WITH 100TH HR
-PENCE STUNK AGAIN -- HOW LONG --LET'S GO....


DON'T HAVE TO REBUILD WITH TALENT THAT ISN'T READY

-GLEYBER TORRES 3B/ SS
-OF CLINT FRAIZER 23, OUT WOTH CONCUSSION
AND A COUPLE YOUNG ARMS...

-SHAW TO 1B, PANIK 2B, CRAW SS, TORRES 3B, FRAIZER RF LONG TERM, CF

GOING TO LESS BASEBALL?:

BAGGS W FITZ --TALK OF A BUMGARNER AND A REBUILD ---FANS CAN'T STOMACH I




Compared to last season at this juncture, the Boston Red Sox are down about 2,500 fans a game. For the Chicago Cubs and St. Louis Cardinals, it’s nearly 5,000. The Cleveland Indians’ average crowd has dropped more than 5,000, the Texas Rangers’ more than 7,000 and the Pittsburgh Pirates more than 7,500. The Toronto Blue Jays, Detroit Tigers and Kansas City Royals each are in the 8,000-fan range, and the Miami Marlins are pushing 10,000. The most severe is the Baltimore Orioles, who have played six games at home and are at almost 16,000 fewer per.
Even if some are obviously weather-related, the numbers are nevertheless staggering. The average crowd of 27,532 over the 221 MLB games played this season is about 2,700 fans per game lower than last year through the same point. Over the course of a full season, that would amount to a drop of more than 6.5 million fans.
Now, the last time the league suffered through an April with more postponements than this was 2007. Over the first 225 games that season, the average crowd was 29,888. By the end of the year, that number leaped to 32,704 per game for a total of more than 79.5 million, still the largest attendance figure in the game’s history.
GIANTS  2017 - 40, 785 (3)  '18 39, 724 (2) 

A'S: 18,446 (29) -  '18 15. 212 (29) 



49ERS DRAFT TALK

-BROWNS CAN'T TAKE ALLEN AT 1 --HE NEVER CARRIED A TEAM




49ERS / DRAFT:

TRADE FOR GRONK?


John Middlekauff (@JohnMiddlekauff)
Should the 49ers make a move for Gronk? What could they offer And thoughts on CJ Anderson & Dez theathletic.com/316785/2018/04…



SHARKS:

-EVERYONE WILL HATE THE SHARKS, BUT IT'S MUS\T SEE TV NOW

Wednesday, April 18, 2018



GUESTS:

4 PM CHARLES DAVIS NFL NETWORK

-DRAFT RATINGS
-QB RANKINGS
-49ERS 9
-RAIDERS 10
-UNDERRATED /. OVERRATED
-CHANGED MIND ON

5 PM BAGGS
-TRENDING WRONG WAY
-LONGROIA
-WHY WAITING ON SLATER OR WILLIAMSON?
-SAMARDZIJA
-OFFENSE DOESN;T DESERVE BENEFIT OF THE DOUBT
-TOUGH STRETCH OF GAMES ---COULD DETERMINE THE FUTURE
-COULD THIS TOWN DEAL W A REBUILKD --IT'S THE CYCLE

GIANTS PREGAME AT ARIZONA (640 FIRST PITCH) 5:45

TOPICS:

SHARKS CAN CLOSE OUT DUCKS AND BE THE VILLANS VS. THE VEGAS KNIGHTS---EVERYONE WANTS THE KNIGHTS---EVERYONE LOVES VEGAS....


GIANTS: TRADE BUM TO YANKEES AND BELT...

-1 HIT IF SINGLE BY BELT? --OM READY TO PANIC ON OFFENSE--THEY DON'T DESERVE BENEFIT OF DOUBT

-6 RUNS LAST 4 GAMES

-46 IN IN 16 GAMES TIED FOR KC FOR LAST
-OPS .634 (27)
-2ND FEWEST WALKS 42 (41 IS LAST)

DON'T HAVE TO REBUILD WITH TALENT THAT ISN'T READY

-GLEYBER TORRES 3B/ SS
-OF CLINT FRAIZER 23, OUT WOTH CONCUSSION
AND A COUPLE YOUNG ARMS...

-SHAW TO 1B, PANIK 2B, CRAW SS, TORRES 3B, FRAIZER RF LONG TERM, CF

GOING TO LESS BASEBALL?:

BAGGS W FITZ --TALK OF A BUMGARNER AND A REBUILD ---FANS CAN'T STOMACH I




Compared to last season at this juncture, the Boston Red Sox are down about 2,500 fans a game. For the Chicago Cubs and St. Louis Cardinals, it’s nearly 5,000. The Cleveland Indians’ average crowd has dropped more than 5,000, the Texas Rangers’ more than 7,000 and the Pittsburgh Pirates more than 7,500. The Toronto Blue Jays, Detroit Tigers and Kansas City Royals each are in the 8,000-fan range, and the Miami Marlins are pushing 10,000. The most severe is the Baltimore Orioles, who have played six games at home and are at almost 16,000 fewer per.
Even if some are obviously weather-related, the numbers are nevertheless staggering. The average crowd of 27,532 over the 221 MLB games played this season is about 2,700 fans per game lower than last year through the same point. Over the course of a full season, that would amount to a drop of more than 6.5 million fans.
Now, the last time the league suffered through an April with more postponements than this was 2007. Over the first 225 games that season, the average crowd was 29,888. By the end of the year, that number leaped to 32,704 per game for a total of more than 79.5 million, still the largest attendance figure in the game’s history.
GIANTS  2017 - 40, 785 (3)  '18 39, 724 (2) 

A'S: 18,446 (29) -  '18 15. 212 (29) 

A'S "FREE" GAME TUESDAY 



Jane Lee (@JaneMLB)
A's announce 46,028 for tonight's free game -- a very nice showing, but still roughly 10,000 under an actual full house.

WARRIORS:


RealGM (@RealGM)
Stephen Curry Leads NBA In Jersey Sales For 3rd Consecutive Season, 76ers Climb To Third basketball.realgm.com/wiretap/249589…


The Athletic (@TheAthleticSF)
Morning reading: Five observations from the Warriors' 116-101 Game 2 win over the Spurs, via @anthonyVslater
theathletic.com/317201/2018/04…

NBA:

-BLAZERS 0-2 AT HOME ---WORRIED ABOUT PELICANS NEXT?

RATORS 2-0 ON WASH
C'S SCORE 120 IN WON OVER BUCKS


CAVS --PACERS
JAZZ -THUNDER

TWOLVES--ROCKETS





WILL THE LAKERS BE RELEVENT NEXT YEAR? WHAT IF IT'S LEBRON AND KAWHI OR GEORGE?

Sports Illustrated (@SInow)
Kyle Kuzma used the young Thunder as a Lakers blueprint: “Remember when KD and Russ were young, and they were 3–29. This happens” on.si.com/2HasLsk


49ERS / DRAFT:

TRADE FOR GRONK?


John Middlekauff (@JohnMiddlekauff)
Should the 49ers make a move for Gronk? What could they offer And thoughts on CJ Anderson & Dez theathletic.com/316785/2018/04…

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