Found October 14, 2013 on
San Francisco Giants
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With our favorite non-Giants teams out of the playoffs, we're shifting our focus from back to Giants baseball . . . with a little rooting interest on the side for anyone playing the Los Angeles Dodgers. Okay, a lot of rooting interest.
Anyway, it's already time to start thinking about the floor and the ceiling for next year's San Francisco Giants. How good can they be if things go right? How bad will they be if things go wrong? What exactly is there to go wrong and right?
Well, let's examine the best and worst case scenarios for 2014. Starting with the bad news, of course . . .
Worst case scenario:
The Giants decide to enter 2014 with mostly the same cast as they had in 2013. They re-sign Tim Lincecum and bring back Ryan Vogelsong for his $6.5 million option, but Vogey pitches like it's still 2013, and Tim pitches like it's 2012. They decide that, after spending money on those two, it's not worth it to invest in international...
BEST OF MAXIM
Barry Zito and Giants fans have long been resigned to the fact that he isn’t going to be returning to the team next season. It’s been seven years of some good and a lot more bad. Now Zito’s about to hit free agency. And after last year’s debacle of a season, now is as good as time as any to make a clean break. Have both sides start anew. So before the offseason officially...
Coming off of their incredible World Series run in 2012, 2013 didn’t go exactly how the San Francisco Giants imagined. Two World Championships in three years covers a lot of wrongs, but fans will expect more from the team and front office come 2014. But what moves should they make to assure that they reclaim their National League West crown?
There are a lot of returning players...
In 2007 the San Francisco Giants made a splash in the free agent market signing lefty pitcher Barry Zito to a 7 year, 119 million dollar deal. Zito was very inconsistent during his Giants tenure unable to consistently capture the mound magic he experienced across the bay in Oakland.
When all was said and done Zito won 63 games for the Giants during his 7 years, earning approximately...
Zito pulled off a classy move by taking out a full page ad in the San Francisco Chronicle to thank the fans of the San Francisco Giants for their support over his seven years with the organization.
Were there bad times? Of course, and Zito even admitted as much in the ad. Anytime you’re given a seven year, $126 million deal there are certain expectations that you inherit and Im...
A few days ago we crowned our 2013 Giants MVP: Hunter Pence. Well, today it’s time for the Cy Young. And, as you probably could guess, it ain’t a very close race.
Yup, our Cy Young winner for the 2013 San Francisco Giants is none other than Big Country . . . Madison Bumgarner. Despite being only 24 years-old, Bumgarner pitched like a season veteran all season long, matching...
We thought that Barry Zito's performance in game #162 was the proper send-off. He entered in the 8th, faced longtime friend, ex-teammate, and retiring veteran Mark Kotsay, struck him out, and left to the ovation that he truly deserved.
But now he has truly put the feather in the cap of his exit. After the fans sent the lovable lefty out in style, Zito re-paid them in...
Yes this is the story of an extremely rich professional athlete taking a moment to thank the fans of a particular city. San Francisco Giants pitcher Barry Zito who just completed a 7-year $126 million contract bid adieu to the city of San Francisco by taking out a full-page ad (click above for the actual photo) to provide considerable thanks to the fans.
Zito’s contract was inescapably...
What a year it was for us San Francisco Giants fans. There was the beginning, when expectations were high, following two championships in three seasons. There was the middle, when everything seemed to go wrong. And there was the end, where optimism resumed, and thinking ahead to 2014 became as trendy as rooting against the Dodgers.
And in between, there were moments. So...
Trivia time! This year Giants outfielders Gregor Blanco, Jeff Francoeur, Angel Pagan, Hunter Pence, Juan Perez, and Andres Torres combined for 23 outfield assists.
Can you name who led the team in outfield assists? Was it Pence, who played all 162 games? Francoeur or Perez, who played only a handful of games, but have cannon arms?
Yeah, that was actually said during the baseball broadcast by Joe Buck last night. I mean, good for the New England area and all, but most of us get nauseated by the amount of coverage around them during the regular season.
What are we waiting to talk about?
Will Tim Lincecum come back?
Will Javier Lopez get a better offer elsewhere?
Are the Giants actually going to get Jose Abreu...