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San Francisco Giants
The trade deadline is just 33 days away and the trade rumor machine is already heating up. The Giants as currently constructed are far from perfect and they could certainly use some help in getting better if they want to defend their title.
To help get an idea of where the Giants are at currently and where they could use help, over at Bay Area Sports Guy I took a look at where the Giants weak spots were and what the outlook looks like.
Offensive weak spots
The injury bug has not been kind, taking out Angel Pagan until at least mid-September, Pablo Sandoval for the last couple weeks, not to mention Marco Scutaro, Brandon Crawford and now Joaquin Arias.
With all of the injuries, the Giants could use some depth — especially in the outfield with Pagan needing surgery on his hamstring, and possibly in the infield depending on the extent of Arias’ hamstring injury. But overall, things aren’t too bad. With 319 runs the Giants are the 5th highest scoring team in the National Le...
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There was a time when Tim Lincecum was the best pitcher in baseball. In his first four seasons, he won two Cy Young awards and a World Series. Watching Lincecum on the mound in 2013, however, is like watching a grandparent with Alzheimer's. He has completely forgotten how to pitch effectively on a consisten basis and it has become extremely sad at this point.
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San Francisco Giants reliever Santiago Casilla is on course to go out on a rehab assignment within the next few days. MLB.com's Ian McCue reports that Casilla threw two simulated innings against live hitters on Friday in Colorado. Manager Bruce Bochy wouldn't give a timetable for the reliever's return but did say he could go on rehab 'real soon'.
Data courtesy Baseball Reference, runs scaled to 9 innings total
If it feels like the Giants are always fighting from behind it is because they probably are, the Giants have been outscored in the first 5 innings of games by a healthy margin this year.
I wouldn't consider myself a great baseball stragestist but I will go out on a limb and say that this is bad and if they...
Ryan Vogelsong hopes to pitch for the Giants again by August. Whether he will be returning to a contending team is another matter. MLB.com's Chris Haft reports that Vogelsong had the splint removed from his fractured pinkie finger on Tuesday and he will now work on building up strength in the hand. The right-hander said he simply needs to regain flexibility at present, after...
The San Francisco Giants selected high school shortstop Christian Arroyo with their first pick (25th overall) in the 2013 MLB Draft. Arroyo passed on his full ride scholarship to the University of Florida, and decided to sign with the Giants. In his senior year, Arroyo hit .524 with 13 doubles, 3 triples and 11 homers in 105 AB’s.
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Marco Scutaro made his Major League debut at age-26. It took him two year to get regular playing time, and at age-28, given his first real chance as a big leaguer, he hit .273/.297/.393, good for a 77 wRC+ and an exactly replacement level performance. Undeterred, the A’s stuck with him, and he eventually turned into something pretty close to a league average hitter. From 2005...
The San Francisco Giants are in fourth place in a tight NL West race a year after winning their second World Series title in four years.
The only team trailing them in the standings is the Los Angeles Dodgers, who completed a sweep of the Giants at home for the first time since April 2009.
Clayton Kershaw outpitched Tim Lincecum in the seventh regular-season matchup between the...
The San Francisco Giants, as we know, are struggling. Big time. Their rotation is struggling, their bullpen is struggling and they are failing to knock in runs. In their last 13 games, the Giants have averaged 2.3 runs per game. If you want my analysis on that, I'll give it to you. It's not good. That is leaving the team looking for hitting through the free agent and trade...
The road has not been Barry Zito’s friend this year. Zito yielded four runs in five a third innings as the Giants fell to the Rockies 4-1, dropping their record to 38-41 for the season. The offense, save for Buster Posey was lifeless, as the Giants found themselves three outs away from being shutout in back to back games in Denver. While Posey’s ninth inning home run helped...
Whenever the Giants travel to Coors Field, fans of the Orange and Black have learned to prepare themselves for the worst. As even casual baseball fans know, Coors Field, due to its high altitude and thin air, is a hitter’s paradise and a pitching nightmare. Despite efforts recently to alter the environment to help pitchers a little (humidor, longer infield grass), any game there...
Casey Johnstone, the young man who became something of a media sensation after a video of his 5th grade graduation speech won the hearts of Los Angeles Dodgers fans and others alike, threw out the ceremonial pitch before the Dodgers played the San Francisco Giants at Dodger Stadium on Tuesday night. Johnstone, who lives in [...]The post Viral video star Casey Johnstone throws out...
The San Francisco Giants are one of several teams in the market
for starting pitching the summer. While they would prefer to add an arm that is
under contract beyond the 2013 season, it hasn’t stopped the Giants from
expressing interest in Chicago Cubs right-hander Matt Garza, who’s set to
become a free agent this winter, according to Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports.
The San Francisco Giants roster has taken another hit after centerfielder Angel Pagan’s latest setback. Decimated by injuries, the defending World Series Champions will be without their starting outfielder for at least 10-12 weeks. Pagan could very easily miss the rest of the season.
The surgery will repair a tendon in his left hamstring and will be performed during the three game...
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