Found November 05, 2011 on Orlando Sentinel:
San Francisco Giants closer and former LSU pitcher Brian Wilson was the guest picker on this morning’s ESPN College GameDay.

The Giants are willing to trade Jonathan Sanchez

According to Jon Morosi of, the Giants are willing to trade Jonathan Sanchez “in an effort to free up money so they can pursue offensive upgrade.” Sanchez, 28, projects to make around $6MM in arbitration; with Barry Zito under contract through 2013 and Eric Surkamp under team control, Sanchez is somewhat expendable — that is, if the Giants are content with putting...

Giants’ Top Twenty Prospects: Part I…20-11

After a lot of work and deliberation, here are my Giants prospect rankings for 2012. These are based on a number of factors (scouting reports, tools, age relative to league, polish, upside, positional value, etc.), with performance and potential weighted similarly. I decided to arbitrarily go with a top-20, and I’ll break it up into two parts. Chances are I’ll post some honorable...

Splash Hits: Prospect Ranking Season Begins…

San Francisco Giants 2012 Top 15 Prospects San Francisco Giants 2012 Top 15 Prospects by the Bullpen Banter staff. 2011 Beyond the Box Score Catcher Defense Ratings: Year-End Edition – Beyond the Box Score End-of-season catcher defense ratings for 2011. The Platoon Advantage: Arrogance and uncertainty Margins of error and uncertainty matter. The Flagrant Fan: Did All Three Alou...

2011 Season in Review: Nate Schierholtz

One of the only bright spots of this year’s offense was Nate Schierholtz, who had somewhat of a breakout. It wasn’t a spectacular season, but he managed to post a pretty respectable .278/.326/.430 before his season was cut short due to injuries. Around late June, Schierholtz altered his batting stance, and shortly thereafter, he got red-hot: from June 25 to July 10, he hit .421...

On this date in Giants history — Nov. 4

(All entries courtesy 1963: The Cardinals trade outfielder George Altman and pitcher Bill Wakefield to the Mets for veteran right-hander Roger Craig (who would become the San Francisco Giants “humm baby” manager in 1986). Next season, the hard luck hurler, who has lost 20 games the last two years, will win Game 4 of the Fall Classic, beating the Yankees...

Welcome our newest contributor…

I’m pleased to announce that after more than a year of existence, we’re finally adding a new contributor: Josh of GM Potential. He has a profound knowledge of the Giants — and in particular, Giants prospects, and I’m excited to have him on board. In the meantime, you can follow him on Twitter: @Gobroks, and check out his blog.

Can The Giants Improve By Trading Tim Linecum?

With CC Sabathia re-signing in New York, this winter’s crop of free agent pitchers can be safely described as not overly exciting. C.J. Wilson is the only thing resembling a front-line starter, and after his shaky performance in October, it doesn’t seem like anyone is in a hurry to make him their new ace. And yet, despite the lack of supply, there appears to be strong demand...
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