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To Jeremy Affeldt, Thanksgiving isn't a day. Nor is it a season. It's a year-long commitment. Thus, spending the holiday distributing free turkeys or ladling gravy at a homeless shelter isn't enough for Affeldt.

The Freddy Sanchez Extension – Eight Months Later

About eight months ago — April 1st — the Giants extended Freddy Sanchez through 2012 for $6MM. The timing of the move was a bit peculiar, but it ultimately seemed like a prudent deal. The 2B free agent market would be somewhat thin in the upcoming offseason, and the Giants were looking ahead to ensure that second base would not be a void for them entering 2012. Sanchez had proven...

Giants interested in Jerry Hairston?

Last night, I dreamt that the Giants traded Brandon Crawford to the Dodgers for two players I’ve never heard of. Weird how the brain works, huh? I don’t always have dreams about the Giants, and this one was pretty vivid. I was camping with friends and family when the news broke (Crawford was traded in the middle of a game). Because my twitter service was down, I used sticks and...

Happy Orange (& Black) Friday!

Looking for the perfect gift for the Giants fan on your Christmas list? Got a limited budget? Well, then you’re in luck! The San Francisco Giants are selling a limited number of game tickets beginning Friday, Nov. 24 at 10:00 a.m. (PST). You can buy tickets at the AT&T Park box office, any Giants Dugout Store (including the brand new one opening up in Walnut Creek on Friday...

2011 in Review: Relief Pitcher Vertical Vector Charts

Click to enlarge Continuing with the vector charts series that I started earlier today (based on this from Athletics Nation) here are the relief pitchers stats visualized awesomely. If you need a refresher here is how to look at the graph: Each line corresponds to a Giants relief pitcher. The angle of each vector corresponds to the pitcher's GB percent...

San Francisco Giants 2011 Minor League Review

San Francisco Giants 2011 Minor League Review Organizational Talent Rankings via Baseball America: 2011 (24) | 2010 (29) | 2009 (8) | 2008 (16) | 2007 (23) | 2006 (21) | 2005 (30) | 2004 (28) 2011 Affiliate Records MLB: [86-76] NL West AAA: [65-79] Pacific Coast League – Fresno AA: [76-66] Eastern League – Richmond A+: [90-50] California League – San Jose A: [70-68] South Atlantic...

ScoutTV: Brandon Crawford

San Francisco Giants prospect Brandon Crawford joins FOX Sports/ Field Reporter Inna Lazarev to discuss the details of his experience at the Arizona Fall League.

Giants deny arbitration to Ross, Burrell (AP)

The San Francisco Giants have declined to offer salary arbitration to free-agent outfielders Cody Ross and Pat Burrell. The moves Wednesday mean the Giants will not receive compensation if Ross or Burrell sign with another team. The Giants still could re-sign Ross, but Burrell has said he will likely retire because his troublesome right foot hasn't healed.

SF Giants Rumors: Jerry Hairston Jr Linked To Giants

Happy Thanksgiving Giants fans! Here is another rumor that has a player linked to the San Francisco Giants. Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports says the Dodgers, Brewers and Giants are showing interest in Jerry Hairston Jr. for a super-utility role. Hairston plays second, third, short, and all of the outfield positions.   It’s clear that the Giants are showing interest as a backup plan...

Giants decline arbitration offers to Ross, Burrell

The San Francisco Giants have declined to offer salary arbitration to free-agent outfielders Cody Ross and Pat Burrell.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanks to everyone for reading, commenting, and following along. Thanks to Zack and Josh for their excellent contributions, which have made this site so much better. Thanks to Willie Bloomquist for rejecting the Giants’ two-year offer. And thanks to the great community of online baseball analysts and writers for constantly advancing knowledge and passion of the game (in particular...
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