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I already reviewed Pablo Sandoval‘s season, but here’s a look at the rest of the infielders; most of them didn’t accumulate many plate appearances with the Giants throughout the season, whether because of injury or because they were with a different team for most of the year. None of them, unfortunately, had anything near the kind of success that Pablo had in 2011. So it goes…
Mark DeRosa: Ah, DeRosa. There was a time when we thought his career was over — I certainly did. When DeRosa came back from the disabled list, rendered nearly useless with his paper wrist, the Giants opted to send Brandon Belt down to Triple-A in favor of him. It was one of the most mind-boggling moves in a season that had plenty of them. I was outspoken in my criticism of DeRosa, who I felt had no value at that point. And I was wrong, as it would turn out. From that point forward, DeRosa was used pretty sparingly, but managed to get over 50 plate appearances, and he hit quite well (.367/.439/.388). He didn’t ...
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Center fielder Gregor Blanco signed with the San Francisco Giants last week (via CSNBayArea), and as a Venezuelan and a huge Blanco fan I couldn't help, but to think if he could be the lead off hitter the Giants are looking for.
Even though Blanco has only played three years in the Majors, and last season he hit .201/.350/.327 in 199 AB's for the Royals' and Nationals...
Looks like the bandwagon fans are still on board.
The San Francisco Giants opened their box offices this morning at 10:00 to sell a “limited” number of tickets to 80 of their 81 regular season games in 2012, including tickets to the Brian Wilson Garden Gnome giveaway game, 2002 World Series Reunion game, all four Bobblehead giveaway games, and the interleague matchups against...
The Giants have reportedly rejected a blockbuster trade offer by the Yankees that would have included (from left to right) Montero, Swisher and Cain.
According to Mike Silva’s NY Baseball Digest, the New York Yankees offered the Giants a boatload of talented players in exchange for starting pitcher Matt Cain.
The Giants have reportedly rejected the blockbuster proposal.
It’s the offseason. That means hot stove rumors. That means prospect rankings. And that means projections. Bill James’ projections, which he publishes in his yearly handbook, were added to Fangraphs player pages about a week ago. As far as I know, they’re not all published in one place, so it’s hard to just look at all the Giants’ projections unless you want to dig through...
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1955: Monte Irvin’s tenure with the Giants ends as the former Negro League standout is claimed in the Rule V draft by the Cubs. The future Hall-of-Famer will retire after one year in Chicago, finishing his brief eight-year career with a with a .293 batting average.
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Chili Davis will be reunited with A's skipper (and former Giants teammate), Bob Melvin.
Former San Francisco Giants catcher Bob Melvin has hired former Giants outfielder Chili Davis as his new hitting coach in Oakland, according to Red Sox reporter Maureen Mullen.
Davis, 51, was the hitting coach for Boston’s Triple-A team in 2010-’11.
Davis and Melvin played together in...
Last Year the Washington Nationals surprised everybody by signing Free Agent OF Jayson Werth to a 7 year $126 Million contract. While Werth had a disappointing debut in Washington, the Nationals front office did do a good job of structuring his contract in a unique way that could have benefitted the Giants with Reyes.
In the offseason, the common refrain was that the Giants couldn’t...
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Bob Melvin and Chili Davis have remained close friends since their days as teammates with the San Francisco Giants as young major leaguers.
Long before Tim Lincecum, the Giants had a can't-miss pitching prospect, one who seemed sure to burst into the majors and be in charge for a long time. It just took a little longer for Bill Bordley. At 53, he finally...
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