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Tim Lincecum (credits below) I won’t be doing the self-rating this week. It will be an every-other week thing, so that it doesn’t become redundant.
Sell High: Bryan LaHair
One of the nice surprises of 2012 has been Bryan LaHair, who has both invigorated Cubs fans and infuriated them. LaHair has provided the Cubs with the dilemma of whether to sell on LaHair to make way for top prospect Anthony Rizzo, or move to to the outfield and hope his defense does not balance out the contributions he brings with the bat.
As most of these cases go, the decision of the team will be made based upon different criteria than the one a fantasy owner would have to make, but that does not mean that the owner should make an uneducated decision.
LaHair has benefited most from a high BABIP this season, reaching a height of .384. While most would be quick to send him to the purgatory of high-BABIP flukes, maybe the story with LaHair goes a little deeper than that.
Looking at his spray charts, we can see t
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There was a point last year when Tim Lincecum would start games and look pretty bad. Keep in mind, this is back when Lincecum was generally a really good pitcher. Still, he had a tendency to give up a couple hits or walks before he got a good command of the strike zone and truly settle in. Typically at that point he’d be in great shape, but it led to quite a few antsy first innings...
Between worrying about Tim Lincecum‘s performances, the recovery of a “heavier” Pablo Sandoval, the joys of watching Matt Cain pitch perfectly or Melky Cabrera move into third in the National League for starting outfielder in this summer’s All-Star game, I’ve decided to shed some light on the future of the Giants organization.
Before this season, I was excited about the...
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Tim Lincecum reportedly lost 30 pounds over the offseason. He has struggled mightily this year and currently has a 2-8 record and a 6.07 ERA.
Tim Lincecum looks back at his extreme, 30-pound weight loss before this season and wishes he had approached it all differently.
He says he dropped it too fast, taking drastic measures. All because the two-time NL Cy Young Award winner didn't feel right at the 190 pounds he reached in 2011 eating whatever he wanted, whenever he wanted. The thing is, he was still winning then...
Tim Lincecum is 2-8. He has not won since April 28. His team has lost 9 straight games he has started. He has an ERA over 6.00. He has a career worse 4.8 walks per 9 innings. His average fastball velocity is lower than ever. Tim Lincecum is also 28. He has won two Cy Young Awards. He is striking out more than a batter per inning this season. He and the team claim that he is healthy...
It was a night for 3B as Josh Vitters kept up his breakout year hitting his 11th HR. Vitters OPS is now .805.
How many times did Jackson strike out? 2.
Junior Lake was 4-5 with a double and his 7th SB and is hitting .318. This is somewhat of a breakout year for Lake as his production is finally matching the tools we always heard about. He is currently sporting...
First Seattle, and now Anaheim. The San Francisco Giants have lost back-to-back series to American League teams on the road. Next up for the Giants is the Athletics in Oakland.
Infielder Aubrey Huff is eligible to come off the disabled list on Tuesday, but manager Bruce Bochy isn’t going to guarantee he’d rejoin the team that day.
Matt Cain‘s hat, cleats, game...
Wraps are fun to write for games like today.
Remember in the second inning, when Brandon Crawford grounded into a double play to end a rally? It’s okay, the Giants won.
Remember when Madison Bumgarner gave up a first-inning homer to Josh Reddick and grooved one to Jonny Gomes in the third inning? It’s okay, the Giants won.
Remember when Brandon Belt hit .224/.340/.328 between...
Yesterday marked the end of my Brett Jackson bandwagon phase. Its entirely possible he pans out but I don't see star anymore with the way he strikes out. He has made no improvement this year in that regard in fact getting worse while his walk rate declines. On the positive side Brooks Raley struck out 7 in 7 and Rizzo stayed healthy.
Alcantara went 2-4 and Matt...
If the other managers in your fantasy baseball league are asleep at the wheel, now is the time to pounce on Cubs first baseman prospect Anthony Rizzo.
CUBS WIN, CUBS WIN: Anthony Rizzo won't be wearing an Iowa uniform much longer.
Rizzo passes the marker this weekend on the date that prevents him from becoming a free agent one year earlier leading to speculation that Rizzo...
Nearly four months ago, five friends and a 3-month-old goat set off from Mesa, Ariz., on the strangest journey of their lives.
With a desire to end the Chicago Cubs' fabled "Curse of the Billy Goat" and, more importantly, raise money for cancer research, the group journeyed by foot from the team's spring training home all the way to Wrigley Field in Chicago.
Chicago Cubs fans making the trek to Arizona or tuning in to see the call-up of first base prospect Anthony Rizzo were sorely disappointed Friday. Not only did the Cubs lose 6-1 to the Diamondbacks, but the club did not call up Rizzo from Class AAA Iowa. Speculation has been rampant that the Cubs would bring up the 22-year-old phenom, in part because the Cubs were far away from...
Control is to blame for Tim Lincecum’s struggles.
Brandon Belt hit a tying two-run double and scored on Hector Sanchez's single during a four-run ninth inning, and the San Francisco Giants rallied past the Bay Area rival Oakland Athletics 5-4 on Friday night.
Ryan Cook (2-2) walked Buster Posey and Pablo Sandoval on nine pitches to open the final inning. Belt sliced a double down the left-field line just out of the reach of...
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