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I have to admit that I've never been a huge fan of Heyward's. Though that is probably due mainly to the fact that he hasn't really lived up to expectations statistic-wise that were created by his performance in 2 of his first 3 years.

Hopefully he can make the transition to CF and maintain that plus fielding that keeps his WAR so high. He actually hits much more like a CFer than a RFer -- though he is certainly build like the latter. And he's only 26, so might not be a finished product.

Love the moves that Theo and Co. are making.
The Giants just signed Johnny Cueto to a 6-year, $130 million deal. The deal includes a clause that will allow him to opt out of the agreement after two years, as well as a club option for the 2022 season.

We will have to see if this is a good signing. He was awful when he went to the Royals until the playoffs. Might just be the change in leagues, and being back in the NL will be good for him. In any case, the Giants rotation looks tough with Bumgarner, Samardzija and Cueto. Of course, it will be interesting to see how their bullpen is going to look.
Originally posted by GlennK:
As a Dodger fan I really like the 2 pitcher signings for the Giants. They might get a short term boast but I don't think either pitcher will age well. Those contracts will be regrettable.

The propaganda in the Bay Area is that Samardzija was tipping pitches and should be helped by Righetti and Gardner. Cueto has an opt out option after year 2 so many are hoping the Giants get two good years from Cueto, he opts out, and goes elsewhere as a six year contract of this size can be problematic with pitchers.

The Giants are hoping to have some starters get into the seventh inning besides Mad Bum. The loss of Jeremy Affeldt in the bullpen will be difficult to fill.
@vint posted:
Took in the Jays last regular season game at Rogers Centre yesterday. It was Fan Appreciation Day and they had Jays exclusive astroworld hoodies for the first 20,000 fans through the gates. We arrived an hour before the 1pm first pitch and were told they ran out of hoodies at 10:30 that morning.

When Donaldson spanked his game-winning, walk-off solo shot over the left field wall in the bottom of the ninth, the place went bananas. The game was over, but no one left their seats. Say what you will about the fickle nature of Toronto sports fans, but it's good to see that kind of excitement in Toronto again.

I am big fan. Hopefully the ground is open again after covid.

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