Found March 23, 2012 on Baseball Prospectus:
Brian Wilson, San Francisco Giants (Right elbow soreness) After finally appearing to be over his 2011 elbow problems, Wilson developed soreness in his right elbow, which has to have everyone concerned. He missed over a month last season due to a strain of the flexor muscle mass on the inside aspect of his elbow. In addition to contributing to force reproduction levels necessary to throw the ball in the upper 90s, the flexor mass is an important stabilizer to the ligament, made famous by Tommy John (with an assist from Dr. Frank Jobe). Velocity is one of the factors that have been associated with injuries to this ligament in throwers. Whenever a pitcher experiences multiple bouts of elbow pain within a year’s time, there has to be concern about some underlying cause, whether it is ligament, cartilage, or tendon damage. Wilson was able to throw in a minor-league game on Thursday and kept his velocity in the upper 90s. He’s not out of the woods yet, but for now, he’s day to day. ...

SF Giants Rumors: Sanchez Likely To Start On DL, Infield Roster Spot Update

Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle says a season-opening trip to the disabled list now seems unavoidable for second baseman Freddy Sanchez. Sanchez has yet to play second base in a game this spring. Manger Bruce Bochy said the team is not likely to keep Sanchez on the Opening Day roster as a pinch hitter.Duane Kuiper was on KNBR with Murph & Mac this morning. Kuiper...

Special Episode: Clubhouse Shorties

Special Episode: Clubhouse Shorties is out! In this special episode, Thomas and Danny tour the Giants clubhouse in Scottsdale, and talk offseason and preparation with Pablo Sandoval, Javier Lopez, Brandon Crawford, Clay Hensley, Eli Whiteside and Chris Stewart. Here are the individual interviews. Pablo Sandoval Javier Lopez Brandon Crawford Clay Hensley Eli Whiteside Chris...

Giants Need Matt Cain, and Vice Versa

Matt Cain will be a free agent at the end of this season. He’s been in serious negotiations with the Giants for months on a new contract. He’s set an Opening Day deadline for those negotiations. Here’s why Cain and the Giants need to get a deal done now. Cain debuted with the Giants late in 2005 but pitched his first full season the following year. By 2007, he was pitching...

2012 SF Giants Roster Report -- UPDATED

The Giants' three biggest health questions involved Buster Posey, Freddy Sanchez and Brian Wilson, and only Sanchez appears headed for the DL because his surgically replaced shoulder isn't sound. With Posey behind the plate and Wilson at closer, the Giants would be far more dangerous than the team that ended last season.

SF Giants Rumors: Sergio Romo and Freddy Sanchez Should See Game Action Friday

  Photo Courtesy of Jesse Montellano Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle says Sergio Romo has been sidelined for over a week with an elbow issue. Romo is expected to get in the game Friday night against the Rangers.   It’s looking like Friday night will also be Freddy Sanchez‘s first game back on the field at second base. He’s been getting his swings in this spring...

Madison Bumgarner > You, or: The children are our future

It has been decided! Stephen Strasburg will start opening day for the Washington Nationals! Be careful driving out there as I’m sure the streets are littered with streamers and empty plastic cups. I just assume there’s been Mardi Gras style partying since the media has been treating this news as something more than a ESPN ticker update. But since Stephen Strasburg is such a young...

Video: SF Giants mascot battle royal

As regular readers of the site know, I have a deep, undying love for two things most people consider creepy or for babies — mascots and pro wrestling. To date, I am the only person in the world to have pictures with both Southpaw of the Lynchburg Hillcats and GHC Heavyweight Champion Takeshi Morishima. So you might be able to figure out on your own that a video of a bunch of...

Tim Lincecum drove an 800 horsepower off-road truck, didn't dislocate any ankles

The San Francisco Giants couldn't endorse this, right? "While in Phoenix for spring training, Tim Lincecum took the opportunity to meet up with champion TORC off-road truck driver Bryce Menzies at... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~

The Old Man vs. The Freak, Part 2

The San Francisco Giants (12-6-3) head over to Salt River Fields at Talking Stick tonight to take on a Colorado Rockies (9-8) split squad. First pitch is at 7:10 p.m. (PT). RHP Tim Lincecum (2-0, 4.50) will make his fifth spring start. LHP Jamie Moyer (1-0, 1.80) is on the hill for the Rox. Fifteen days ago, these same two teams—and same two pitchers—squared off at Scottsdale...

Whiteside, Stewart Compete To Back Up Posey

With catcher Buster Posey seemingly fit to open the season behind the plate, the Giants must decide on a backup.

Giants 6, Reds 4

Matt Cain pitched five scoreless innings to help the San Francisco Giants beat the Cincinnati Reds 6-4 in a split squad game for both teams Saturday. Cain allowed four hits and no walks. He struck out five. Gregor Blanco and Justin Christian homered for San Francisco. Nate Schierholtz had two hits and Brandon Belt had four hits for the Giants. Minor leaguer Danny Dorn hit a three...

Spring Talk: San Francisco Giants

After a debilitating injury, Buster Posey is making a comeback. But, how healthy will he be? National Baseball Expert Frankie Piliere gives us his opinion in this video piece previewing the San Francisco Giants 2012 season. We also discuss an up-and-coming pitcher in the Giants organization. It's a video you won't want to miss!

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A year removed from a World Series Championship, the Giants (86-76) fielded a team with plenty of arms, but still suffered from having no offense. In fact, they were the lowest scoring team in the NL. However, when a team has the likes of Tom Lincecum (13-14, 2.74), Matt Cain (12-11, 2.88 ERA), Madison Bumgarner

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