Clickery: Bay Bridge Series Hangover Edition

  • Has the Giants-A’s “rivalry” lost its luster? [Giants Talk]
  • After Friday night’s suckfest (yes, we said suckfest–wanna fight about it?), where do you lie on the Zito-Worry-O-Meter? We’re somewhere between a five (“5 – Okay, I’m a little worried. He’s a good pitcher, and even though I’m not crazy about the contract, I still think he’ll do well this season.”) and a seven (7 – I had no idea his control was this spotty. I knew he didn’t like to bite off a ton of the strike zone, but I thought that was by choice. If his control doesn’t get better, it’s not going to turn around. And they don’t make a designer drug that magically gives you better control. Believe me, I’ve looked.). Conventional wisdom says that would be a six, but whatever. In either case, about that $115 million … [McCovey Chronicles]
  • Mark Teixeira would most certainly look good in a Giants uniform. What would it take to end the Pedro Feliz era though? Noah Lowry, we’re looking at you. Yay or nay? Would you pull the trigger on that (general) deal? [The FanHouse]
  • If Barry Bonds ever leaves the Giants, he has a friend in Kansas City’s Mark Sweeney, who calls the slugger a “class act.” We can picture it now: Barry Bonds, Kansas City Royals Designated Hitter. [SJ Merc]
  • RBI Baseball, revisited. Oh, how we pine for those blithe days of yesteryear and Julio Franco. What? [100% Injury Rate]
  • In a discussion of the most lopsided trades ever, ESPN Page 2 writer Jonah Keri brings up a painful memory: “If that deal doesn’t cut it, several readers offered up the Twins’ trade of A.J. Pierzynski to the Giants for Joe Nathan, Boof Bonser and Francisco Liriano. Let’s see, Nathan is one of the top closers in baseball, Bonser is the Twins’ No. 2 starter and ranks sixth in the AL in strikeouts, and Liriano at times looked more dominant than Johan Santana last season before going under the knife for elbow surgery and is expected to make a full recovery by next season. Meanwhile, Pierzynski remains one of the league’s better offensive catchers — with the White Sox. Yup, that works too.” Fabulous, just fabolous. [ESPN]
  • Nick Swisher now has 90% less hair and 100% better karma. [ESPN]
  • So, Jason Kendall, about your lack of offense … [Athletics Nation]
  • Breaking: the De Anza baseball rape case has been dismissed. [SFGate]

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