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SF Chronicle’s John Shea: “Maybe Trading Johnny Cueto Is The Way To Go” If SF Is Out Of Race

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SF Chronicle Columnist John Shea is our guest. In part 2 of our conversation we chat about whether or not Johnny Cueto remains a Giant and Dusty Baker’s kid Darren going from the cute World Series bat boy to a Major League prospect.

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Shea tells The Sports Virus about Johnny Cueto’s status a Giant: …“It’s not the same old Johnny Cueto (5-4, 4.37 ERA). But, I think he’ll still be a popular figure come the trade deadline whether the Giants want to unload him or not, whether they think he’ll opt out and they would get nothing for him because he would be a free agent…If you’re the Giants and you’re still 10 games back at the deadline and you pretty much know you’re not going to make the playoffs, maybe trading Johnny Cueto is the way to go. ”

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John Shea: No Minors For Arroyo “Let Him Figure It Out”-The Sports Virus: “I Don’t Blame Posey At All”

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The Giants are hosting the Nationals and we talk about San Francisco’s recent hitting woes and Christian Arroyo’s immediate future with John Shea from the San Francisco Chronicle. Also, The Sports Virus weighs in with a commentary on the Hunter Strickland/Bryce Harper brawl.

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Shea tells The Sports Virus that slumping Christian Arroyo shouldn’t be sent down to AAA Sacramento: “…Play him at one position regardless. If (Brandon) Crawford is off a day don’t put him at short, if (Joe) Panik is off a day don’t put him at second, keep him at third. Let him figure it out. Let him grind over the next few weeks. He’s 0 for 21 (heading into Monday’s opener with the Nationals), that’s awful, but he’s not going to be 0 for 42, he’s too good… He’s dealing with the mental part of this. He’s got the physical capabilities. He’s a ballplayer. He can help you when he’s not hitting.”

The Sports Virus backs Buster Posey’s decision not to join the brawl between Hunter Strickland and Bryce Harper: “…I actually think it was really smart on his part. Some people think maybe he didn’t support his teammate there, but as soon as that pitch was thrown and it hit Harper you could tell that Posey was not in favor of this drilling. He just stood there very disappointed in a way, just his posture, it wasn’t like he was going to go out and tackle Harper and get involved in this because he didn’t approve of it. He didn’t want a baserunner in that situation in a 2-0 game. It seemed like just a personal vendetta, Strickland against Harper…I don’t blame Posey at all.”

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John Shea From SF Chronicle, Part 2: Bobby Evans Optimistic, “There’s Plenty Of Time”

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Our regular guest John Shea from the San Francisco Chronicle joins us to talk about his interview with Giants General Manager Bobby Evans in part 2 of our conversation.

Shea revealed to The Sports Virus what he learned from an interview with Bobby Evans on the recent road trip: “The answers basically came down to listen, it’s May, there’s plenty of time, we have core players in both the lineup and the rotation that got us multiple championships and the anticipation is these people who might have started slowly, their numbers are eventually going to hit their career norms and that will get them from an also-ran to a team that could get to .500 and then from there, who knows.”

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John Shea From SF Chronicle: “Arroyo Is The Real Deal…Does All The Right Things”

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SF Chronicle Columnist John Shea is our guest. In part 1 of our conversation we chat about the Giants road trip including the Wednesday win over the Mets in New York.

 

Shea talked to The Sports Virus about Christian Arroyo’s game-winning three-run double in the 9th inning on Wednesday that beat the Mets: …“Arroyo is the real deal. Yeah his average is low (.242 after he went 2 for 5 in Wednesday’s game), but he always seems to get the right hit at the right time…He does things that help a team win. As his teammates said, the best compliment you can give him is he’s a ballplayer. He’s a smart, intelligent, wise man of 21 going on 28. He does all the right things on the field as if he’s been playing the game at this level for a long, long time.”

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John Shea From SF Chronicle, Part 2: Bumgarner Timetable “A Guess At This Point”

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SF Chronicle Columnist John Shea is our guest. In part 2 of our conversation we chat about the Giants outfield situation, replacing Madison Bumgarner and the All Giants/Dodgers team.

Shea talked to The Sports Virus about Madison Bumgarner’s prognosis: …“This is all a guess that he’ll be ok after the All Star break. A month from now maybe his shoulder will be ok, but maybe his ribs won’t. Maybe his ribs are fine, but his shoulder is still bugging him and he’ll have to be pushed back. So, you can’t really rely on him for sure in mid-July if that’s the timetable because it’s really a guess at this point.”

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John Shea From The SF Chronicle On A “Super Mom” And A Sensational Start For Arroyo

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The Giants are in LA taking on the Dodgers and John Shea from the San Francisco Chronicle discusses the state of the team after game one of the series. In part 1 of a 2 part conversation we talk at length about newcomer Christian Arroyo who learned the game in a very unique way.

Shea explains to The Sports Virus how Christian Arroyo’s mother Kim Drummond taught him how to play baseball and how to hit: “…Christian said she went out and got a copy of the Ted Williams book – The Science of Hitting – and ‘read a page taught it to me, read another page, taught it to me.’ I said, who does that? He said, ‘well, my mom does.’ Super mom.”

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Shea: Losing Madbum “Big Blow”…SF Issues Have “Given Us All The Signs That This Is Not The Year”

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In Part 2 of our conversation with John Shea from the San Francisco Chronicle we talk about the Madison Bumgarner  injury and Buster Posey bouncing back from the concussion DL.

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Shea talked to The Sports Virus about Madison Bumgarner’s injury: …“It’s real possible this guy could be lost ’till August and that’s a big blow for a team that is looking to get deep into the post season. It’s given us all the signs that this is not the year. How often can you say that in April? Pretty much never…This rotation took a hit, the team took a hit…The fans don’t know what to think. Are they bummed out because he’s missing time or are they bummed out because he did something to hurt the team that really shouldn’t be done during the baseball season? Do that in the off season. Don’t put your team in danger or at risk by putting yourself in danger or at risk.”

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John Shea From SF Chronicle Says Matt Cain May Be “Able To Win & Get Outs With 88, 90, 91 MPH”

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Our regular guest John Shea from the San Francisco Chronicle joins us to talk about Bruce Bochy, Matt Cain, the Giants bullpen and the left field situation in part 1 of our conversation.

Shea talked to The Sports Virus about Matt Cain’s hold on the #5 spot in the rotation: …“If they can find somebody better and Cain is struggling in May and June I’m sure they will. They’re not going to go on with his struggles forever. But, at the same time I think the last two starts by him have shown that maybe he is able to win and get outs with 88, 90, 91 miles per hour.”

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Shea On Wild Card Win: Gillaspie “Doing All Of These Things That Were Totally Unexpected”

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We talk about the Giants Wild Card win over the Mets and look ahead to the NLDS against the Cubs with SF Chronicle Columnist John Shea.

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 Shea talked to The Sports Virus about the Giants unlikely October heroes:

… “Cody Ross in ’10, (Marco) Scutaro in ’12, (Travis) Ishikawa in ’14, now we have (Conor) Gillaspie in ’16. I mean, he was DEEP down on the depth chart at third base.”

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SF Chronicle’s John Shea On “Wrong Time” For Crawford, Cueto Injuries & Vin Scully

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We talk about the Giants struggles against the Padres, dealing with injuries to Brandon Crawford and Johnny Cueto and the end of the great career of Dodgers announcer Vin Scully with SF Chronicle Columnist John Shea.

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 Shea talked to The Sports Virus about the injuries to Brandon Crawford and Johnny Cueto against the Dodgers:

… “It’s just the wrong time for this to happen… It’s just not great for moral, not an emotional boost when you lose two key figures like that. But, on the positive side, neither is supposed to miss much time.”

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