Found July 02, 2013 on The Giants Cove:
Make no mistake about it. There isn't a team in the National League West that believes the 2013 San Francisco Giants are toast. Or even partially broasted . That would include the three teams ahead of the 4th place 39-43 Giants in the NL West standings (Arizona, Colorado, and San Diego), as well as the rejuvenated and surging last place LA Dodgers. And that's a very prudent attitude because we're just hitting the halfway mark of the season. As Nostradamus amazingly predicted in 1560, "there's will still be a lot of baseball left to play on July 1, 2013." (Sadly, Nostradamus also thought there would be a delicious baseball team named the Baltimore Oreos.) But let's not sugarcoat things. The San Francisco Giants have landed in a serious pile of bovine excrement, and the place is starting to smell. First we'll clear up four myths about the 2013 Giants that, for some reason, fans, broadcasters, and sports writers desperately want to beli...
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
RELATED ARTICLES

SF Giants Blogs Around The Web: Lincecum For Rios Trade, Blanco’s Success, Posey, Belt, Etc.

A reflection from Lunatic Fringe on the Tim Lincecum for Alex Rios Trade That Never Was… Or Will Be?   A look at why the San Francisco Giants should be focusing on the objectives rather than the goal from Miracle At Coogan’s Bluff.   A great review of Gregor Blanco‘s success as a substitute for Angel Pagan from Lefty Malo.   Buster Posey and Brandon Belt lineup rosterbation...
WORK OF ART

Buster Posey portrait made of LEGO

A Buster Posey portrait? Sounds kinda boring. But a Buster Posey portrait made out of LEGO bricks? Now it’s exciting (even if only for the potential risk of total disaster)! With the Giants playing a series in nearby Cincinnati the catcher had a chance to come face to face with the artsy LEGO version of himself on Tuesday. It’s normally on display at the Louisville Slugger Museum...

Madison Bumgarner halts the San Francisco Giants’ six game slide

  The 2013 San Francisco Giants have had their share of ups, but more often than not, their downs. This year has been a far cry from the magical 2012 season that culminated in a World Series Championship. Prior to the Sunday finale against the Colorado Rockies, the Giants had lost a season high six straight games. This has been the club’s longest losing streak since 2010.   Saturday...

Giants promoting 1B Angel Villalona to Double-A

First baseman Angel Villalona, a former top prospect with the San Francisco Giants before being cleared of a murder charge in his native Dominican Republic, has been promoted to Double-A Richmond from Class-A San Jose. Giants assistant general manager Bobby Evans said Sunday night Villalona would join Richmond on Monday. A California League All-Star this season, the slugging first...

Giants' Ryan Vogelsong throws for the first time since injury

The San Francisco Giants are struggling.  They are just three games back in the National League West, but they are four games under .500.  They just got blown out by the Reds in a rain-shortened game.  The team needs some good news, and they got it yesterday.  Ryan Vogelsong took a major step forward in his recovery. Chris Haft of MLB.com says Vogelsong threw yesterday for...

Bumgarner, Posey, and Pence give Giants a much-needed win

Madison Bumgarner went seven strong innings, and Buster Posey homered (again) to give the Giants a much-needed 5-2 win over the Colorado Rockies. For the first time in the series, San Francisco got on the board first. For the second time in the series, Posey went deep, this time launching his 12th homerun of the season to left field to give the Giants a 1-0 lead in the third. But...

Giants move LH Mike Kickham to bullpen

Left-hander Mike Kickham will pitch out of the Giants' bullpen for now. San Francisco moved the rookie out of the rotation on Tuesday, a day after he had another rough outing. Kickham lasted only 2 2-3 innings in an 8-1 loss to the Cincinnati Reds, allowing seven runs. Kickham lost all three of his starts since he was called up to replace the injured Chad Gaudin on June 24...

Reds, Giants both struggling

The San Francisco Giants' run to last year's World Series title nearly ended in the division series until they swept their road games against the Cincinnati Reds. The Giants will have a more modest goal when they return to Great American Ball Park. San Francisco will try to turn around what's so far been a miserable road trip while Cincinnati will seek to bounce back...

Cuddyer extends hitting streak to 27

Madison Bumgarner gave the San Francisco Giants a much-needed lift. Bumgarner scattered four hits over seven innings, Hunter Pence hit a two-run homer and the Giants ended their longest losing streak in three years with a 5-2 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Sunday. ''It was a big win for us,'' Bumgarner said. ''I feel like that you have to think you...

Giants 5, Rockies 2

Madison Bumgarner scattered four hits over seven innings, Hunter Pence hit a two-run homer and the San Francisco Giants ended their longest losing streak in three years with a 5-2 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Sunday. San Francisco had lost six straight, its longest skid since dropping seven in a row from June 26-July 1, 2010. The World Series champions had dropped seven...

Please Let This Be Rock Bottom

Okay, maybe this isn’t as far as a team could sink…  Sure, the Giants aren’t in contention for the number 1 overall pick in the draft next year. They’re only 3 games back in what I will gently call a competitive division. They are mostly the same team that won a World Series last year, albeit with a couple of injury problems.  More, it’s a lot of players playing under...

Buster Posey Wins National League Player of the Week

After getting swept by the Dodgers and losing two out of three to the Colorado Rockies this past week, the San Francisco Giants were in desperate need of some good news. Luckily, their MVP catcher was around to provide a silver lining to a team that needed any lift it could get. Buster Posey was named the National League Player of the Week for the week ending on Sunday, June 30....

A Few Words on All-Star Ballot Box Stuffing (Would MLB Allow Eight Giants as Starters?)

(Image: Morry Gash/Associated Press) As of this writing, Troy Tulowitzki has a commanding lead in All-Star Game voting at NL shortstop.  Since Tulo is on the disabled list, it appears likely the starting job will go to the second-place candidate, San Francisco’s Brandon Crawford.  Brewers shortstop Jean Segura is a relatively close third, so it’s conceivable (albeit unlikely...

SF Giants Rumors: Joba Chamberlain, Glen Perkins, Casey Fien, Etc.

Photo Courtesy of Steven Robles George A. King III of the New York Post reports that the San Francisco Giants have sent scout Lee Elder to Target Field to watch reliever Joba Chamberlain. Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle later tweeted that Elder was in Minnesota last night to scout the Twins bullpen, and not Chamberlain. Schulman posted in The Splash that a big prize...

Giants-Reds Preview

The San Francisco Giants' run to last year's World Series title nearly ended in the division series until they swept their road games against the Cincinnati Reds. The Giants will have a more modest goal when they return to Great American Ball Park. San Francisco will try to turn around what's so far been a miserable road trip while Cincinnati will seek to bounce back...
Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.