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Saturday, September 22, 2018

Wainwright impresses Giants’ Bochy

Count San Francisco manager Bruce Bochy as among the many intrigued to see how Adam Wainwright’s start goes Saturday in the wake of the brilliant six-inning, nine-strikeout, two-hit, no-run performance turned in by the 37-year-old Cardinals righthander Sunday against Los Angeles.

“Amazing,” said Bochy. “That’s what great athletes are able to do. They never stop learning or they never think they’ve arrived.

“They’ll try things. They’ll reinvent themselves and because they’re so competitive, they figure out to do it. What a game he threw against a team that was swinging the bat so well. It says a lot about him. That was really impressive.

Well, now is the time of year when the Giants start looking for really poor free-agents to sign….

QLE Posted: September 22, 2018 at 08:35 AM | 14 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: adam wainwright, bruce bochy, giants

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   1. The Duke Posted: September 22, 2018 at 08:40 AM (#5749431)
If wainwright has two good final starts and no injuries he’ll get a nice one year or two year deal somewhere. I think it is unlikely the Cards re-sign him given the uncertainty of his health and the pitching they have but it would be nice to see him throw one more Adam-like season. He’s fun to watch and proof that you don’t need triple digit speed to succeed
   2. Leroy Kincaid Posted: September 22, 2018 at 01:32 PM (#5749519)
Count San Francisco manager Bruce Bochy


How do you get that title?
   3. cardsfanboy Posted: September 22, 2018 at 01:57 PM (#5749529)
I'm with Duke on this one (first time we have ever agreed on anything) I'm hoping for Waino to have a few more solid years in him, and it's not out of the question that he might have a year where he gets Cy votes still... but he's not going to be a true ace going forward... maybe an unexpected ace one year, but to me a true ace is the guy that you start the season knowing he's going to put up 200 ip at 120+ era+ and being right about 80% of the time in that prediction. An unexpected ace is someone like Miles Mikolas this season...and Wainwright maybe in the future.
   4. phredbird Posted: September 22, 2018 at 02:01 PM (#5749531)

if they turn loose ol' waino this really will be a sad year. all we'll have left of that 04-06 run is yadi ... right?
   5. cardsfanboy Posted: September 22, 2018 at 02:21 PM (#5749548)
if they turn loose ol' waino this really will be a sad year. all we'll have left of that 04-06 run is yadi ... right?


Yes... but I think that considering the attrition rate that this team experienced with their starting pitching this year, that there is a good chance the team puts out a decent enough offer to keep Wainwright a year or two.
   6. SoSH U at work Posted: September 22, 2018 at 06:43 PM (#5749703)


if they turn loose ol' waino this really will be a sad year. all we'll have left of that 04-06 run is yadi ... right?




Yes... but I think that considering the attrition rate that this team experienced with their starting pitching this year, that there is a good chance the team puts out a decent enough offer to keep Wainwright a year or two.

Also, having 1-2 guys on a team from 12-14 years earlier isn't too common to begin with, I suspect.


   7. Man o' Schwar Posted: September 22, 2018 at 07:15 PM (#5749713)
Well, now is the time of year when the Giants start looking for really poor free-agents to sign….

He's only 37. That's a little young for the Giants.
   8. phredbird Posted: September 22, 2018 at 08:45 PM (#5749752)

Also, having 1-2 guys on a team from 12-14 years earlier isn't too common to begin with, I suspect.


of course. but i kept hoping wainwright could become one of those guys who pitches forever. maybe this will be the year he transitions into the next jamie moyer or something.
   9. Ziggy's screen name Posted: September 22, 2018 at 09:11 PM (#5749764)
How do you get that title?


Win the World Series every other year. That'll get you into the peerage real quick.
   10. QLE Posted: September 23, 2018 at 12:33 AM (#5749823)
Win the World Series every other year. That'll get you into the peerage real quick.


Emperor Norton is generous that way.
   11. caspian88 Posted: September 23, 2018 at 12:02 PM (#5749872)
Is Wainwright the only pitcher to have twice led the league in wins with fewer than 20 wins, while still having won 20 games at least once in his career?
   12. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: September 23, 2018 at 12:07 PM (#5749876)
Is Wainwright the only pitcher to have twice led the league in wins with fewer than 20 wins, while still having won 20 games at least once in his career?

Greg Maddux led the league in 1994 with 16(t) and 1995 with 19, and won 20+. Strike aided, but that the first one I found.
   13. SoSH U at work Posted: September 23, 2018 at 12:09 PM (#5749877)
Is Wainwright the only pitcher to have twice led the league in wins with fewer than 20 wins, while still having won 20 games at least once in his career?


If Kluber wins his next start, he'd match it.
   14. caspian88 Posted: September 23, 2018 at 04:14 PM (#5750015)
Yeah, Maddux has done it, but he also led the NL with 20 wins in 1992.

Wainwright is the only pitcher to have won 20 games at least once but led his league in W twice with fewer than 20 wins in those seasons. Kluber might do it this year (Snell just won his 21st, so Kluber can't pass him).

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