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Photo Courtesy of Jesse Montellano In recent years when a person mentioned the San Francisco Giants they were usually talking about their fearsome young starting pitching and how they were the main reason why the Giants won two World Series titles in three years. Well that has changed and the Giants’ starting pitching staff has become a rather large question mark. In 2014 the Giants’ starting pitching rotation will be made up of Madison Bumgarner, Matt Cain, Tim Lincecum, Tim Hudson and Ryan Vogelsong. Although it is very tough to grade the starting pitching because of what happened in 2013, I would have to give them a C+. Here’s why: Bumgarner: At age 24 he’s the Giants’ staff ace. He is the quiet 6’5″ southern southpaw we have all come to know and love and he has absolutely dominated the major leagues in his short career. Bumgarner has posted a 3.11 ERA and averaged 204 innings per season since 2011, his first full season. He has compiled a 12.8 fWAR and ha...

Baseball Prospectus projects the San Francisco Giants

When projections are posted it one of my favorite times of the off-season, it allows for some fun conversations and dreaming of the baseball that is just around the corner. Well today Baseball Prospectus released their projections, known as PECOTA and it is surprisingly optimistic about the Giants heading into 2014.I took a look at what it all means for Bay Area Sports Guy:Here are...

2014 Top Prospects – Part 2

Giants’ Top 10 lists have been rather intriguing and spread out…at least, after Kyle Crick.  There are varying thoughts about which of the mess of pitchers the Giants have are ahead of the others, there are disagreements about the ceilings of the low-ceiling offensive players, as well as how much to believe in some short-season stats. That’s not going to stop me from entering...

San Francisco Giants holding fantastic hat giveaways on back-to-back days (photos)

Hat giveaways at major league games are as synonymous with an outing at the ballpark as hot dogs, Cracker Jacks and, um, adults stealing baseballs away from youngsters (here and here). The San Francisco Giants have taken the lead out of the promotional gate with the announcement of several headwear-related giveaways during the upcoming 2014 […]The post San Francisco Giants holding...

2014 Uniform Changes: San Francisco Giants New Alternate Jersey

After their rivals in LA revealed a new alternate jersey (that at best could be described as lazy), the Giants reveal an alternate jersey, and it looks good! The Giants already had an orange alternate that had the same block font as their home uniforms. It was an alright jersey. San Francisco upgraded it by changing the font to match an older jersey, and the results look great: ...

Player Profile #72: Matt Cain | SP | SF

For just shy of a decade, Matt “the Horse” Cain has been the poster child for pitchers who’s actual pitching statistics out perform their peripherals. In fact, 2013 was only the second season in a career dating back to 2005 when Cain had an ERA higher than either his FIP or xFIP. It was also only the second season that Cain finished with an ERA starting with a number higher...

Check out what the San Francisco Giants are giving away for Star Wars Day

Tweet   For some, going to the stadium to take in a baseball game is enough. Others enjoy collecting the various giveaways teams hand out during the season. Items range from bobbleheads, garden gnomes, t-shirts, and replica jerseys to beach towels, magnets, and everything in between. This year the San Francisco Giants will continue with the increasingly...

San Francisco Giants’ “Star Wars Day” Promotion Features Fantastic R2-D2 Beanies

It looks like I will be taking a trip up to San Francisco on August 31st for the Giants’ ‘Star Wars Day.’ The team announced today that they will be giving away Giants’ R2-D2 beanies to the first 20,000 fans who make it AT&T Park to see their team play the Brewers. [Big League Stew] Article found on: Next Impulse Sports

Minor League Profile: Mac Williamson

  Picture courtesy of Marko Realmonte Welcome to our second Minor League Profile series. This time the spotlight lands on OF Johnathan Mackensey “Mac” Williamson.  Like the center of our first profile, Kyle Crick, Williamson was also invited to join the San Francisco Giants at their Spring Training camp.   Williamson is a 22-year-old, right-handed power-hitting OF from Wake...

Rent Barry Zito’s Amazing Northern Cal Home For $28.5K A Month

Former Oakland A’s and San Francisco Giants ace Barry Zito still hasn’t found a new home for his crafty pitching in 2014. While…

The Return of Ryan Vogelsong

2013 didn’t exactly go the way that we Giants fans had hoped. Coming off of their second World Series win in three years, last year’s team finished a disappointing 76-86, tied with San Diego for third in the National League West. They’ve never been known as an offensive powerhouse, so perhaps the most surprising aspect of the season was the way the starting pitching struggled...

Matt Cain got grabby with Hunter Pence at Giants FanFest

With spring training looming next week (Feb. 14), the San Francisco Giants held their FanFest at AT&T Park last Saturday. The team used…

More Nuggets From San Francisco Giants Media Day

Credit: Steven Robles – SF Giants Rumors As promised, there are more nuggets below that I was able to gather Friday at San Francisco Giants media day.   Starting pitcher Ryan Vogelsong is glad to be back with the Giants, and is looking to get back on track this year to help solidify the starting rotation.   “At the end of the day I’m where I wanted to be, I’m where...

Atlanta Braves Pitching Analysis: 2014 Fantasy Baseball Projections

Sporting a 96-66 win-loss mark, the Atlanta Braves took home the N.L. East crown in 2013. Although they did indeed feature a solid lineup anchored by All-Star first baseman Freddie Freeman, the pitching staff largely led the way to the team’s third playoff appearance in the last four years. Even though 200-game winner Tim Hudson, [...]
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