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The writing’s been on the wall for months, but it just now finally happened: the San Francisco Giants are no longer the reigning champions of Major League Baseball.
That distinction now belongs to the Boston Red Sox, who are 26th on our “if the Giants can’t win it, this team should” list . . . but hey, at least it wasn’t the Yankees, Cardinals, or Dodgers, right? We can at least be thankful for that.
Barry Zito is no longer the most recent surprise World Series hero, and Pablo Sandoval is no longer the reigning World Series MVP – that title is now held by a man of similar stature and power, David Ortiz.
It was fun while it lasted, Giants. 2012 – just like 2010 – was a magical year, and even though 2013 was a little bit of a face plant, we at least got to ride the high of being the World Series champions throughout the season.
Finish with a losing record? No worries, reigning champs. Get no-hit by the Cincinnati Reds? Who cares, reigning champs. Lose the ...
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Andrew Baggarly of CSNBayArea.com did a live chat with San Francisco Giants fans on Wednesday (10/30/13). Below are some of the main points of the chat.
Baggarly doesn’t think Japanese pitcher Masahiro Tanaka is a realistic target for the Giants. The Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Yankees will be bidding, so the price will likely end up more than what the Giants are...
It’s not exactly a well-kept secret that we’re excited about the players in the San Francisco Giants farm system. There isn’t a surplus of surefire prospects, but there are a few that have us pretty geeked. And two of those prospects just made the roster for the Fall Star Game (previously the Rising Stars Game), the All-Star event of the Arizona Fall League, and the premier...
Okay, maybe I’m oversimplifying the offseason needs as being boring, but the big things that really needed to be covered are now covered. Here was the offseason priority list, as I saw it:
1. Resign or replace Hunter Pence. (Done)
2. Resign or replace Tim Lincecum. (Done)
3. Take the option for Ryan Vogelsong or replace him.
4. Resign Javier Lopez (not an option not to) and otherwise...
Here is the composite list of San Francisco Giants Top Prospects from across the web. The list will be updated as often as new lists are released. After each list, I’ll list the top 5 from that list. Closer to the beginning of the season, I’ll release the 85% Sports Top 20 Prospects for the Giants, along with averages and a composite ranking for each player listed.
The San Francisco Giants pounced all over their free agents to be, signing Hunter Pence and Tim Lincecum to lucrative deals before they even had the chance to hit the open market. $90 million and $35 million later, their top two offseason goals have been accomplished.
On to goal number three: Javier Lopez. The Giants were widely expected to trade the stellar left-handed specialist...
Japanese pitcher Masahiro Tanaka is expected to come to MLB this offseason and has garnered a lot of attention throughout the game of baseball. I’ve heard that he’s the next Yu Darvish, while I’ve also heard he’s a middle-of-the-rotation type of pitcher. He is expected to command a good amount of money and there could be a bidding war for his services.
With the Los Angeles...
Here is the salary matrix for the San Francisco Giants through 2020.
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Be sure to bookmark this page to see what the Giants are doing in the off-season…free agency, trades, arbitration. This info will also be linked to the San Francisco Giants Team Page.
To the surprise of no one, the Giants declined their 2014 club option for left-hander Barry Zito, the team announced. They'll pay him a staggering $7 million buyout right now rather than an $18 million salary next season.
Zito, 35, went 5-11 with a 5.74 ERA (58 ERA+) and 1.70 WHIP in 133 1/3 innings across 25 starts and five relief appearances this past season. He appeared in...
The Giants officially declined their $18.0 million option on lefthander Barry Zito and will instead pay him the $7 million buyout.
This comes as no surprise to anyone the least of whom is Zito himself, who took out a full page ad three weeks ago to thank San Francisco Giants fans.
This brings to an end the seven year relationship with the Giants who signed him to deal worth $126...
The first annual Dan Meyer Awards were a big success. While most of the world is focusing on players that succeeded in 2013, the DMAs focused on the dark side of batting statistics. Today, we are focusing on pitchers who were terrible in 2013. And despite this being more of a pitching era than a hitting era, there are no shortage of terrible pitching performances in this past season...
With the Boston Red Sox being crowned World Champions on Wednesday night, here are five observations from their World Series win over the St Louis Cardinals. 1. John Lackey is this year's Barry Zito. Remember last year, when the highly-paid yet extremely disappointing Zito went 2-0 in the Postseason for the Giants, pitching to a 1.69 ERA in three starts and 16 innings? In the...