MARCH 19: Nunez will undergo Tommy John surgery, manager Gabe Kapler told Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle and other reporters. He’ll miss this season as a result. Becausee of his Rule 5 Status, Nunez will have to either stick on the Giants’ active roster when he comes off the IL or be offered back to the Mets.
MARCH 18: The Giants have claimed right-hander Ashton Goudeau off waivers from the Orioles, per announcements from both teams. San Francisco placed righty Dedniel Nunez on the 60-day injured list with an elbow sprain in a corresponding move.
The 28-year-old Goudeau spent only a few months with the Orioles, who claimed him from the Pirates in December – less than a month after Pittsburgh claimed him from Colorado. Goudeau made his major league debut in Colorado last year and allowed eight earned runs in 7 1/3 innings. However, he logged a much better 2.07 ERA with fantastic strikeout and walk percentages (30.1 and 4.0, respectively) over 78 1/3 frames with the Rockies’ Double-A affiliate in 2019.
Nunez, 24, joined the Giants as a Rule 5 pick from the Mets last December. He had been competing for a spot in the Giants’ bullpen, but his injury means Tommy John surgery may be a possibility.
This guy has the worst baseball name ever. Ashton is bad enough but having your last name sound like a stinky french cheese adds insult to injury.
But maybe he throws the cheese, the high, stinky, lip burger!
What’s your super snazzy-cool name Giant4? This fella doesn’t have the best “baseball name” but you’re assessment is a little harsh. I mean, he was born. He was named. Not his fault.
No name in the wild world of sports beats this Swiss hockey player:
His brother Likka has him beat.
Yeah, but Jucci has them all beat.
Waiting for Goudeau
If the Giants are claiming “anyone” from Baltimore, trust me, the player’s name is the least of their problems.
Yaz was from the Orioles and he wasn’t even on their 40 man
He doesn’t seem so bad. It appears he’s a pitch to contact type pitcher so COL, BAL and TEX aren’t good fits for him. SFG may just be.
I stand corrected.
If you are claiming players that even the Orioles don’t want, then the player is definetly not good
Mike Yastrzemski says hi.
well its not they didnt want him, they just wanted Tyler Herb better.
I gave up a lot of good stuff for Herb in my younger days
The Orioles DFA’d Yaz. They didn’t want him. The Giants suspected that he would get claimed before the Giants got their “turn” in the claiming order (from worst record in MLB to best), so they offered the Orioles a trade. Which was of course accepted because almost any player is better than nothing. It’s how the waiver wire system works.
They have no clue what they are doing in Balt.
Because they gave up Ashton Goudeau? That seems extreme
Since you are clearly front office staff, please tell us what else people who run baseball teams are doing wrong.
“We should listened to worthington and left Morton in. He was right all along.”
-Kevin Cash, certainly
Yaz was left unprotected 2 straight years. Any team could have picked him in the rule 5 draft.
This just goes to show you how hard it is to scout players.
Let Pete In
The Os have one of the best farm systems this year.
It’s an excellent pickup. Give the guy a chance to settle down and set up a home, fer gods sake. You see that itinerary?!! Look deeper into his numbers. Even at 28 the guy might be able to pitch. And what’s the loss?
From Colorado to Pittsburgh to Baltimore….that probably affects his emotional state more than his name.
Comments closed on the next story. I think it’s kind of ironic that a team can change the name of their stadium in a heart beat but need years to figure out a new team name. I understand why and how it works but it’s still kind of pathetic.
That’s exactly what Dolan should do. Could get a real bidding war for team names, which apparently he needs. Cleveland Pepsi’s. Cleveland Wawa’s. Cleveland Chevrolets. The possibilities are endless.
I think an avenue worth exploring is partnering with the Cleveland Cavaliers in some way and using the same name. It would be a throwback to the days of having the New York Football Giants and New York Baseball Giants. Different logo and merchandising but same name. Two sports franchises might be the best equipped to make a revenue sharing agreement work. Not saying this is perfect but it’s an idea.
St. Louis Cardinals and St. Louis Football Cardinals.
humphrey x boegarts
Cleveland Ham Fighters
I’m still for the Cleveland Electrics. Cleveland was the first state in the country (and in the world) to have electricity (1884).
Not bad, but Cleveland Electrics doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue. My favorite is Cleveland Rockers for the whole, supposed, birthplace of rock and roll thing.
It is, but the idea that “There aren’t many words in the English language that somebody doesn’t own in some shape or form,” certainly has an element of truth. The new Seattle Kraken hockey team SHOULD be named the Seattle Sockeyes (a much, much better name), but that is the name of a fictional hockey team in a series of erotic romance novels. Seriously. Maybe they could have used it anyway, but there were specific legal issues associated with it.
Choosing a sponsor for a stadium shouldn’t be all that hard. There are probably lots of options and they just choose the best deal possible. Picking a new name is kind of a big deal. Not only is it hard to find a name that won’t have legal issues, but it has to be a good name the fans will like. Something that will define the team forever. Well until the new name becomes offensive. Also, how often do teams change names? Basically never.
There are at least 5 MLB team names that could be deemed offensive. They haven’t been targeted yet., and I’m not including the Braves here.
They can go back to being the Cleveland Naps and start another fight when someone finds something wrong with that name.
There are probably a few people left in Brooklyn who didn’t dodge the trolley cars fast enough and suffered bad injuries who still suffer from PTSD whenever they hear the name “Dodgers”, so LA should probably changer their name.
Love it. Giants can stash Nunez and develop another player. Hopefully Nunez recovers and comes back this year healthy.
Most pitchers require around 14 months to recover from Tommy John surgery and pitch again. So his pitching arm won’t be healthy again “this year”. Maybe he’ll be back… sometime around end of May 2022.
I don’t know if they make cars in Ohio but I have a team name suggestion: Cleveland Engines
All they make in Ohio are tractors & tricyclics but that’s funny $hit, but it’s needs to be spelled Ingins Ahahahaha!
Regarding names one of my favorites was Dick Trickle of nascar fame.
Dick Trickle must’ve had a hard time in middle/high school
The rich get richer
New York Yankees. Yankees is offensive to southerners.
Anyone who lived through the Del Webb/Dan Topping owned Yankees found them offensive—in the pejorative sense, NOT as a pun.
goud pickup by the giants
A lot of literary people have been waiting for this guy
Second TJS today? Another job opening.
Shouldn’t be able to stash Rule 5 players
Rulebook says, “A Rule 5 Draft pick can be placed on the Major League injured list, but he must be active for a minimum of 90 days to avoid being subject to the aforementioned roster restrictions in the next campaign.” So if I’m understanding that correctly, he CAN be “stashed” as long as he spends 90 days on 26-man roster immediately preceding that. If not, the rules kick in again for whenever he comes OFF the injury list. Instead of making unnaccurate statements, you should try using Google first.