Great piece - thank you for sharing.Really interesting oral history of the Fisk debacle:
.... and last night he started at first base! I haven't been paying much attention to the suck-fest that is the 2017 Giants, but this has to be because of injuries to all the other better options... right?Panda after 19 games with the SFG: 19 hits in 69 AB. 4 BB, 12 K. 4 2B, 1 HR. BA of .275. OBP of .324. SLG of .377. OPS of .701. OPS+ 86.
in the field, 22 assists, 1 DP, 2 Errors.
I haven't yet been able to find any info as to why he ended up there...Giants official site didn't mention it. Gonna check the local "papers" and see if I can find anything.I can't be the only person who winced when seeing this information thinking about the last time that Panda started at 1st.
Yeah, that's it. Not just a regular old routine slump that every major leaguer has had since forever. It's the beginning of the end of Travis Shaw's career. By this time next year, he'll have joined Taylor Thornburg on the ash heap of Dombrowski trades.Speaking of Shaw, over his last 29 games and 117 PA, .202/.276/.327. Doesn't include today's 0/2. His fly ball luck ran out.
Yeah, that's it. Not just a regular old routine slump that every major leaguer has had since forever. It's the beginning of the end of Travis Shaw's career. By this time next year, he'll have joined Taylor Thornburg on the ash heap of Dombrowski trades.
Manny Machado, May 2017
.191 / .238 / .391 in 122 plate appearance.
You keep pretending that the bad streaks of Shaw are the predictive one and the good streaks are flukes. Yet, we now have 3 extended periods in which Shaw has been way above average, and 2 long but still shorter periods in which he has been below average.
So, my point is exactly that we have Shaw's entire career to go off of, which now encompasses 1300 plate appearances of above average production. Why are you arguing that any assessment of Shaw's future should include focus disproportionately on the last 117 of them and declare that to be the true talent level?
And regarding my "Shaw love," that "love" is for the Red Sox to win. Those 1300 plate appearances say trading Shaw and 3 prospects for a 28 year old middle reliever coming off his first good season and with a prior PRP injection was really, really stupid.
Panda struck out looking in a pinch-hitting appearance this evening. He has established a new franchise record for consecutive hitless at-bats.http://deadspin.com/pablo-sandoval-is-hitless-in-37-at-bats-and-the-giants-1800797045
And the Panda continues to eat shoots and leaves and shit the bed. The last sentence in the article is the cruel reminder that the Sox are paying this disaster a ton of money for awhile.