Found January 13, 2012 on
The Crazy Crabbers:
It is a slow news time of year before we start seeing the arbitration players start signing and we are still over a month away from pitchers and catcher reporting.
However Chris Haft who writes for MLB.com has a new mail bag out today really sums up a line of thinking that just drives me mad, the magnification of Spring Training stats.
Here is the question and answer that I want to look deeper at:
Where is the outfield situation headed? With Brandon Belt, Melky Cabrera and Nate Schierholtz already pretty much in place, I don't see the need for Angel Pagan. Is it possible the team trades Aubrey Huff to put Belt at first base? What can the Giants get for Huff right now? I find it hard to imagine Pagan as the fourth outfielder.
-- Eric Y., San Jose
Little is certain regarding San Francisco's outfield, which explains why manager Bruce Bochy refused to name a starting threesome during last month's Winter Meetings. In fact, making definitive statements about...
BEST OF MAXIM
According to an unconfirmed source, the San Francisco Giants have re-signed Triple-A starters Matt Yourkin and 2011 PCL All-Star Andrew Kown. Again, there’s no confirmation as of now. So take it for what it’s worth. But I wouldn’t be posting this if I wasn’t pretty confident about its accuracy.
Happy 50th birthday to former Giants star Kevin Mitchell. In honor of Mitchell’s golden celebration, check out the video at the bottom of this post of his famous bare-handed catch (with Giants announcers Hank Greenwald and Duane Kuiper behind the mic).
On this date in Giants history…
1883: Both of the New York Major League clubs will play simultaneously at the Polo Grounds...
The San Francisco Giants are hoping 2011 was the beginning of great things for veteran pitcher Ryan Vogelsong. After posting mediocre numbers that led to a three-year stint in Japan, the 34-year-old returned to the United States with a vengeance this past season, posting a 2.71 ERA in 179.2 innings. The Giants rewarded that performance on Wednesday and signed Vogelsong to a two-year...
Switch-hitting outfielders Melky Cabrera and Angel Pagan are the Giants' two biggest offensive additions. Not exactly Albert Pujols and Jose Reyes.
San Francisco Giants ace Tim Lincecum headed 142 players filing for arbitration Friday and is set to ask for a record salary when figures are exchanged next week. Lincecum, a two-time National League Cy Young Award winner, made $13.1 million last season, completing a two-year deal worth $23.2 million.
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Giants ace, team are going to arbitration
On this date in Giants history…
1888: In San Francisco, New York Giants pitcher George Van Haltren (pictured) tosses a no-hitter against the St. Louis Browns in an exhibition game. The only solidly hit ball is a Tip O’Neill line drive caught by first baseman Buck Ewing.
1936: Horace Stoneham is elected president of the New York Giants, succeeding his late father...
NEW YORK (AP) -- San Francisco Giants ace Tim Lincecum headed 142 players filing for arbitration on Friday and is set to ask for a record salary when figures are exchanged next week.