Posted October 24, 2011 on
With the World Series underway, the Giants need to put 2011 behind them and start working toward reclaiming a World Series title in 2012. In part one of a seven-part series, GiantsPipeline takes a look at each position in the Giants lineup -- with an eye to where the farm system can help the big club improve. Today, a look at catcher -- and whether Buster Posey can return to 2010 form.
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John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle says it could be worthwhile for the San Francisco Giants to take a one-year flier on Grady Sizemore to patrol center field at AT&T Park.
Sizemore is coming off a knee injury and hopes his Oct. 3 arthroscopic knee surgery will have him back on the right track. Doctors say he should be ready for the start of spring training.
The Platoon Advantage: An Interview with Ralph Branca
Bill over at TPA had a fantastic interview with the pitcher who served up Bobby Thomson’s Shot Heard ‘Round the World.
GM Potential: Minor League Free Agent Target: Mike O’Connor
Mike O’Connor could be an interesting target for the Giants this offseason.
Sergio Romo? More Like: Strikeouts Relievo | FanGraphs Baseball...
TOO LEGIT TO QUIT
For those of you who don't live in San Francisco, interim mayor Ed Lee is seeking re-election and his campaign team decided to create this rather awesome campaign video. It features Giants closer Brian Wilson, 49ers legend Ronnie Lott, and MC Hammer....Yes, you heard correct...MC Hammer: (Courtesy of Tech Crunch)
OK, this isn't breaking news or anything, but Aubrey Huff wasn't very good in 2011 for the Giants.
This comes, of course, on the heels of Giants GM Brian Sabean rewarding Huff with a two-year, $22 million deal.
But just how bad was Huff? Well, he was actually named the Least Valuable Player in the National League by the New York Times' Tyler Kepner. Ouch.
(All entries courtesy nationalpastime.com)
2002: In Game 4 of the World Series, Barry Bonds is walked intentionally three times, setting a new record for a Fall Classic game. Angels starting pitcher John Lackey, who issues all three free passes to the Giants left fielder, does not factor in the decision in San Francisco’s 4-3 victory at Pac Bell, which deadlocks the series at two...
The Giants/MLB's video section got two nice interviews with Gary Brown and Joe Panik, where they answer some questions about their background, college experience, their 2011 performance, type of hitter they are, what they are working on in the AFL, and future plans. BrownI've been very impressed so far by the interviews that Gary has given before and he was great in this...
Here is the rest of San Francisco Chronicles' John Shea's list regarding the top free agents and possible destinations:
– Carlos Beltran: Shea believes that his “tender knees” will keep him away from center field, and believes he could go to the American League so he can be a designated hitter. The chances of him returning to San Francisco are 50/50 according to...
Halloween is upon us and that means pumpkins everywhere.
And what would be better than having a pumpkin that represents the San Francisco Giants. Of course, that's easier said than done ... unless you have a Brian Wilson pumpkin stencil.
Which we do, courtesy of MLB.com.
It's pretty simple to use, really. Just click on the link or the picture, print out the beard, tape it...
Giants right-hander Ryan Vogelsong is among the finalists for the National League Comeback Player of the Year in the annual Players Choice Awards balloting, which is reserved exclusively for Major Leaguers.
Tonight, Texas will host its last game of the season at 8 (Fox, Channel 2 in Detroit). The Rangers will vie to be World Series champs after falling to the San Francisco Giants last year in five games.