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SF Chronicle’s John Shea: Giants “Would Have More Confidence With Joe Nathan” As Closer

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We talk about the Giants series in Chicago with our regular guest SF Chronicle Columnist John Shea in part 1 of our conversation.

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 The Sports Virus if the Giants might replace Santiago Casilla with Joe Nathan as the closer:

… “Joe Nathan looked really good Sunday and Santiago Casilla looked really bad Sunday. It’s easy to say, ‘just put in Nathan.’ Well, Nathan hasn’t really closed for awhile, he’s coming off his second Tommy John surgery, he’s 41. But, then again, look at Sunday. When you compare those guys who do you feel more comfortable with? I think this team would have a lot more confidence with Joe Nathan.”

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SF Chronicle’s John Shea: SF “Would’ve Pulled Trigger (trades) If They Had To Do It Over”

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We talk about clubhouse chemistry with our regular guest SF Chronicle Columnist John Shea in part 2 of our conversation.

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 The Sports Virus also talked to Shea about how the Giants trade deadline deals for Matt Moore, Will Smith and Eduardo Nunez are working out so far:

… “I think they would have pulled the trigger on all three (trades) if they had to do it all over again. It’s all about those guys progressing and performing and producing. The front office did its part. They all have track records of succeeding.”

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SF Chronicle’s John Shea: LA Starters “Done Just Well Enough To Pull This Crazy Thing Off”

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We talk about the Giants loss to the Dodgers in game 1 of their key series in LA with our regular guest SF Chronicle Columnist John Shea in part 1 of our conversation.

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 The Sports Virus talked to Shea about the Dodgers overtaking the Giants in the standings:

… “Everybody stepped up…What have they had, 12, 13 starters this year? They’ve done just well enough to pull this crazy thing off.”

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SF Chronicle Columnist John Shea, Part 2: Peavy to the Pen

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We talk about the Giants bullpen and the return of Hunter Pence as our regular guest SF Chronicle Columnist John Shea joins us in part 2 of our conversation.

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 The Sports Virus talked to Shea about Jake Peavy moving to the bullpen:

… “You have to acknowledge he did it without a fight. On the other hand, is he suitable for that? I don’t know. (Barry) Zito wasn’t. (Tim) Hudson wasn’t. A lot of these guys at the end of the line are moved to the bullpen and everyone expects them to be in their prime again, like (Tim) Lincecum in 2012, just a super-duper reliever. It’s not that easy. It’s a whole different rhythm, a whole different timetable. You never know when you’re going to get called to pitch in a game…It’s a completely different lifestyle.”

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SF Chronicle Columnist John Shea, Part 2

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We talk about the second half of the season for the Giants as our regular guest SF Chronicle Columnist John Shea joins us from San Diego in part 2 of our conversation.

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 The Sports Virus talked to Shea about San Francisco bench players coming through this season:

… “When (Hunter) Pence was lost last year the Giants were done. It was over. They never recovered from that. This year they lose him and don’t miss a beat and just roll into the All Star break…I think (Bruce) Bochy has a lot to do with this. It’s one of his best managerial efforts.”

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SF Chronicle Columnist John Shea, Part 1

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We talk about the 2016 All Star Game as our regular guest SF Chronicle Columnist John Shea joins us from San Diego in part 1 of our conversation.

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 The Sports Virus talked to Shea about the All Star Game winning league getting home field advantage in the World Series:

… “I asked Buster Posey, if there is one thing you could change about this All Star Game and it’s process what would it be? He said, ‘We play our tail off for 162 games and you’re giving home field advantage for the World Series to the league that won an exhibition game back in July when most guys are playing no more than 3 innings.’ … “Once the game starts who knows if anybody thinks, ‘I’ve gotta get this hit’ or ‘I’ve gotta make this pitch.’ It’s ridiculous.”

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SF Chronicle Columnist John Shea Part 2

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We talk about Tim Lincecum, Ichiro Suzuki and Will Clark’s issue with new rules as our regular guest SF Chronicle Columnist John Shea joins us in part 2 of our conversation.

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 The Sports Virus asked Shea if Tim Lincecum would have been a good reliever for the Giants: … “I kinda doubt it. (Starters) love their routines. Lincecum was a great reliever in the post season in ’12, but that was kind of a short term basis. He didn’t do it all year. He had the pitch count up to where he could throw one inning or five innings, it didn’t matter. The situation called for him to be a reliever at that time. He was dynamite. From there though, his career slipped quite a bit and now we’re at the point where his hip is not an issue anymore and his confidence is soaring.”

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SF Chronicle Columnist John Shea, Part 1

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We talk about Giants recent winning ways with our regular guest SF Chronicle Columnist John Shea in part 1 of our conversation.

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 Shea talked to The Sports Virus about the possibility of Madison Bumgarner competing in the All Star home run derby: … “he hasn’t gotten hurt. He hasn’t had arm problems. He’s a big durable guy and if he wants to hit in the home run derby I think you just let him do it because he pretty much does that every day. He takes regular batting practice and it’s a show. He hits balls farther than anybody on that team except for maybe (Hunter) Pence and maybe (Brandon) Belt here and there. He’s a big, strong man and he hits the ball a long way and that’s a perfect addition to the home run derby.”

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SF Chronicle Columnist John Shea Part 2

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San Francisco Chronicle Columnist John Shea joined us for our on-site podcast from Keeble and Shuchat Photography in Palo Alto in Part 2 of our conversation.

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 Shea talked to The Sports Virus about Tim Lincecum: … “The mechanics are back, the hip is fixed. There were hip issues last year. It messed with his long stride and step. He was pointing his toe one way and if he pointed it the other way he would have been back in stride, but he just couldn’t close out the windup like he normally used to. Basically, he had no command. He had little velocity. At the showcase he reached 92 mph. You never saw 92 last year, you saw 86, 88, 89. He’s not over the hill. He’s 31. A lot of guys are performing at a high level in their mid to late 30’s.”

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SF Chronicle Columnist John Shea Part 1

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San Francisco Chronicle Columnist John Shea joined us for our on site podcast from Keeble and Shuchat Photography in Palo Alto in Part 1 of our conversation.

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 Shea talked to The Sports Virus about the Giants superb infield defense: “…  You talk about gold glovers. The only one with one is (Brandon) Crawford, but there’s gonna be more. I put down the computer (on a) ground ball. It’s a must watch because they’re turning double plays, it’s so swift, it’s clean and the essence of defense and glove work. It’s beautiful to watch right now.”

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