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Since there’s no baseball today or tomorrow, I figure I’d be remiss if I didn’t take a stab at a first half review. For the sake of simplicity, I’ll divide it into three segments: the starters, the offense, and the bullpen. Without further ado…
Oh, Matt Cain. Where to begin? Right as the offseason was drawing to a close, the Giants signed Cain to a rather massive long-term extension, tying up roughly $150M in him through 2018. I was pleased with the deal, but as I noted, pitchers tend to a) get worse with age, and b) get injured. Cain has done neither those of things. In fact, at age 27, Cain is currently performing better than he ever has.
He’s struck out one in four hitters that have come to bat against him, which is far and away the best strikeout rate of his career. And while the strikeouts have gone up, the walks have actually gone the other direction. Of the 473 batters he’s faced this season, only 23 have drawn an unintentional walk. Put the two together, and Cain’s...
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The San Francisco Giants dominated the 2012 All Star Game. The fans obviously knew what these guys could do by voting them in the starting lineup. Okay I’m joking about the ballot stuffing. You can’t fault Giants fans for stepping up and voting their guys in. Maybe next year some other teams will try to get their fans to vote more. Giants All Star HighlightsMelky Cabrera got...
The San Francisco Giants GM Brian Sabean was on KNBR with Mr. T and Ray Ratto. Mr. T didn’t waste any time getting to Tim Lincecum questions. “If he (Lincecum) were to go upside down. I think we’d have to seriously consider skipping him a start to give him more time on the side,” said Sabean.When asked if the Giants would send Lincecum down. Sabean just laughed at the question...
Tim Lincecum gave up seven hits and six earned runs in 3.1 innings pitched on Sunday in Pittsburgh. Bruce Bochy and the San Francisco Giants now have some decisions to make heading into the second half the season. After finishing the first half of the season with a rough roadtrip through the east coast heat, the Giants will take their 2-7 record through their...
Melky Cabrera, Pablo Sandoval, and Matt Cain of the San Francisco Giants were all starters in the 2012 MLB All- Star Game and had the most impact on the mid summer classic Tuesday night. T- Money discusses the good and the bad of the All- Star Game and some of the moments that stood out.
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After Melky Cabrera was announced as the All Star Game MVP, Matt Vasgersian interviewed him but Cabrera's English is very limited and he did not understand Vasgersian's questions at all.Where was the translator? Check out the video below.Your browser does not support iframes.
Tonight the 83rd All-Star Game takes place in Kansas City with the American and National League battling it out for home-field advantage in the World Series. The last time the Midsummer Classic took place in Kansas City was in 1973 as the National League won 7-1. The game was the last All-Star appearance for San Francisco Giants legend and New York Met at the...
Outfielder Melky Cabrera, who was acquired by the Giants in November 2011, would like to stay with the team after the 2012 season according to John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle. “Of course I would,” said Cabrera. “I'm a free agent next winter, but the fans and Giants organization have treated me very well, so I would welcome staying with the Giants.”
It was the San Francisco Giants show at Tuesday night’s All-Star Game as the National League beat up on the American League 8-0 from Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City.
Giants outfielder Melky Cabrera opened the flood gates in the first inning off of AL Starter Justin Verlander. Cabrera singled to left center before Ryan Braun doubled him home to make it 1-0. Later on in the first...
The Big Leagues The San Francisco Giants closer takes the prize for best spring-activated head.
We don’t plan on watching all of the ESPYS but just when you start to get tired of ESPN still talking about LeBron, Tebow, and with NO Erin Andrews, you start to lose interest.
But then … San Fransisco Giants closer Brian Wilson and his beard brought a hot date to the award show… Sasquatch!
All that was missing was some beef jerky.
A trio of San Francisco Giants played a huge role in the NL's most-lopsided All-Star victory.
After limping into the break, the Giants hope to get their season back on track beginning in Friday night's second-half opener against the lowly Houston Astros.
San Francisco (46-40) has dropped seven of nine, but is only one-half game back of NL West-leading Los Angeles.
Last night was a good night for the NL. And for Giants fans.
Now, time to get to the World Series to take advantage of that home field advantage again.
Tony La Russa doesn't concern himself with storylines. If he did, he would have chosen New York Mets' knuckleballing sensation R.A. Dickey to start the All-Star Game.
Instead, La Russa picked San Francisco's Matt Cain as the National League starter and created a different theme to the pitching matchup for tonight's All-Star Game (MLB on FOX, 7:30 p.m. ET). The subplot...
Tony La Russa doesnt concern himself with storylines. If he did, he would have chosen New York Mets knuckleballing sensation R.A. Dickey to start the All-Star Game.
Instead, La Russa picked San Franciscos Matt Cain as the National League starter and created a different theme to the pitching matchup for tonights All-Star Game (MLB on FOX, 7:30 p.m. ET). The subplot cant compare with...
LINEUPS FOR THE 83rd ALL-STAR GAME ANNOUNCED
Aces Verlander of the Tigers and Cain of the Giants Earn Starting Honors
KANSAS CITY, MO – The 2012 All-Star Game managers, Tony La Russa and Ron Washington of the Texas Rangers, have announced their starting lineups for the 83rd Midsummer Classic, to be played on Tuesday at Kauffman Stadium. The lineups were announced at this...