Found January 23, 2012 on The Hardball Times:
A fewdays ago, longtime shortstop Orlando Cabrera announced he’s retiring from baseball after 15 seasons. When news like this happens, it’s natural to look back on a player’s career, and for me that means putting together a list of career highlights. This list includes the greatest and most memorable games Cabrera played in, his personal bests (and some worsts), as well as some oddities he was on hand for and great moments by other players that occurred in games in which he participated. Cabrera in his element - fielding the ball. Basically, it’s a list of Orlando Cabrera’s best “I was there for that game.” Here they are, in order:Expos tenure Sept. 3, 1997: Cabrera makes his major league debut, and it comes in a great game, too. The Expos top the Red Sox, 1-0, in a game featuring a total of three hits. Montreal only has one against Boston’s Aaron Sele, but it’s a home run. Meanwhile, Montreal pitcher Carlos Perez tosses a two-hit shutout. Entering as a mid-game replacement,...

SF Giants Rumors: Lincecum, Cain, And Let The Money Rain

Jon Heyman of says the San Francisco Giants made a $100 million offer to Tim Lincecum for fiver years. Lincecum rejected the offer, and the Giants are now focusing on a two-year or one-year deal.   The Giants and Lincecum don’t seem to be far apart on a one-year, or two-year deal. I don’t believe they will take this to an arbitration hearing. Some fans on SF Giants...

Giants showing interest in Cuban lefty Gerardo Concepcion

According to’s Jesse Sanchez, the San Francisco Giants are one of several teams eyeing Cuban southpaw Gerardo Concepcion. Concepcion, 18, defected from Cuba last summer when he was playing for Industriales de la Habana during the World Port Tournament in the Netherlands. The 6-1, 175-pounder was named Rookie of the Year in the Cuban Serie Nacional in 2010-’11 after...

Lincecum agrees to two-year contract with Giants

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Two-time NL Cy Young Award winner Tim Lincecum and the San Francisco Giants have reached a verbal agreement on a two-year contract worth $40.5 million.

Tim Lincecum and Giants agreed to $40.5M, 2-year deal

SAN FRANCISCO - Two-time NL Cy Young Award winner Tim Lincecum and the San Francisco Giants have reached a verbal...

Red Sox, OF Ross agree to one-year deal.

The Boston Red Sox have reportedly signed outfielder Cody Ross to a one-year deal worth $3 million. Ross told the Associated Press via text message late Monday that the deal won't be finalized until he takes a physical.The 31-year-old was instrumental in the San Francisco Giants' World Series run in 2010 and is a .261 career hitter with 100 home runs in eight seasons.Ross...

Team: Giants reach deal with Tim Lincecum

Two-time NL Cy Young Award winner Tim Lincecum and the San Francisco Giants have reached a verbal agreement on a two-year contract worth about $40 million.

Sox Sign Outfielder Cody Ross

Matt Snyder reports here.Ross was MVP of the 2010 NLCS. His regular season numbers are less impressive, but still decent.

Tim Lincecum, Giants reach $40.5 million deal

Tim Lincecum always has been a rare bird, from his windup to his hair to his demeanor, so who better to agree to that rare baseball contract that makes everyone a winner? The two-year, $40.5 million deal, which was...

Cody Ross would A Nice Addition

The Mets have been rumored to have interest in free agent outfielder Cody Ross. Cody would be a very nice addition to a weak hitting bench. He also has the ability to start if needed. The Mets bench currently consists of Mike Nickeas, Ronny Cedeno, Scott Hairston and Justin Turner. Ross would instantly become the top bat off the bench and provides insurance if any of the potential...

Cody Ross agrees to sign with Red Sox

SAN FRANCISCO Cody Ross says he has agreed to sign with the Boston Red Sox, giving them an experienced bat to...

San Francisco Giants notebook: Closer Brian Wilson ready to start throwing

Sanchez, Posey also progressing well in injury comebacks


With the word that Cody Ross has signed with the Boston Red Sox with the Mets in contention for his services, the question of the day is whom would you rather  have as your 4th outfielder, Cody Ross or Scott Hairston? Ross put a .240/.325/.405/.730 line last season with the Giants in 461 plate appearances. Hairston, stepped into the batter’s box, a sporadic 145 times to fill...
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