Found May 01, 2012 on
The Crazy Crabbers:
With the first month of the minor league season in the books I think that now is a good time to take a look at how things are going down on the farm.
First up the Giants position prospects (all stats are through the April 28th):
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Some players just can’t seem to stay healthy, and Jeremy Affeldt admits he is one of those players. What makes his injury history so fascinating is the way in which he hurts himself. Last September, the Giants reliever had to shut it down for the season after he injured his hand trying to separate frozen hamburgers. Affeldt suffered another injury in his home this past weekend...
Giants pitcher Jeremy Affeldt is one of the kings of bizarre injuries. His latest one will make you laugh and scratch your head.
Freaky Friday: featuring Barry Zito and Tim Lincecum.
So far, the Giants have played in 23 games (not including tonight’s game against the Marlins) and have their fare share of hot and cold starts. In the month of April, the Giants had a rough start but found their groove to earn a 12-10 record.
The brightest spot of the giants so far is their offense averaging a hair under four...
Earlier in this still-young baseball season, Giants first baseman Audrey Huff was asked to play second base and seemingly went walkabout during a routine double play grounder. Now, the troubled 35-year old has been placed on the 15-day disabled list for what has been described as anxiety by manager Bruce Bochy.
Anxiety is a psychological problem that affects around 40 million Americans...
Remember that time Brandon Belt was on the field?
Episode 75: BeltzRgood is out!
In the seventy-fifth episode, Thomas and Danny talk to Padres correspondent Levon about the series win, Aubrey Huff’s trip to the DL, Angel Pagan’s hitting streak, Brandon Belt’s disappearance, and Buster Posey.
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Giants reliever Jeremy Affeldt has, for the second time in just eight months, landed on the disabled list because of a freak injury inside his own home.
Last September his season was ended early when he severely sliced his non-throwing hand separating frozen hamburgers.
This time he sprained the medial collateral ligament in his right knee catching his 4-year-old son, who had jumped...
The San Francisco Giants tried something new this year. They kept quite a few young, homegrown hitters on their Opening Day roster. Gone were the well-traveled veterans who arrived through free agency, trades and waiver claims, either to play significant roles or be stopgaps. In either case, none fit the Giants' new model of ballplayer: younger, more athletic, homegrown. ...
San Francisco Giants reliever Jeremy Affeldt might want to spend his time away from the ballpark in a bubble.
In September, Affeldt sliced his non-throwing hand to the bone while separating frozen hamburgers (has happened to the best of us). But now, Affeldt’s home life has injured him again.
The left-hander sprained his right knee Saturday night catching his 4-year...
Giants reliever Jeremy Affeldt has landed on the disabled list for a non-baseball injury for the second time in less than eight months.
The left-hander sprained his right knee Saturday night when he reached out to catch his 4-year-old son, Walker, as the 60-pound boy jumped off the couch to hug his arriving father.
Affeldt said he heard a pop but didn't think there was anything...
A Matt Cain fan at the Giants game last night wore a horse mask and drank beer. Check out the hilarious video below.
An unidentified San Francisco Giants fan wearing a horsehead mask was seen on camera enjoying a beer during Tuesday night's game against the Miami Marlins.
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The fan, who was wearing a Matt Cain jersey, had to shove the bottle of Budweiser halfway down the mouth of the horse to drink it, providing amusement for game commentators and...
San Francisco's Matt Cain hasn't allowed a run in two home starts this season. Miami's Ricky Nolasco has been nearly as dominant over his career at AT&T Park.
Runs could be at a premium when the host Giants and sputtering Marlins open a three-game series Tuesday night.
Following a string of subpar pitching performances, San Francisco held San Diego to one run in...
Giancarlo Stanton homered for the second time in three games to help back Ricky Nolasco's third straight win, and the Miami Marlins beat the San Francisco Giants 2-1 on Tuesday night for just their second victory in 10 games.
Hanley Ramirez had an RBI single in the fourth that ended Matt Cain's home scoreless streak to start the season at 21 innings.
Nolasco (3-0) outdueled...
Way out in the National League West, the much-mocked Barry Zito and the much-debated Trevor Cahill are both off to good starts. Both players got their starts with the Oakland As before moving the to National League. Of more interest is that both players have, at different times, been held up as examples of pitchers for whom DIPS stats like FIP are inadequate. Without getting into...
Ricky Nolasco continued his career success in San Francisco and Heath Bell notched the save in a 2-1 Miami Marlins win on Tuesday over the San Francisco Giants. The Marlins came into the game having dropped eight of their last nine games. The win snapped a two game losing streak for Miami and improved their record to 9-14 on the season.
Nolasco who has excelled in his career...