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SF Giants Nirvana:
After a lot of work and deliberation, here are my Giants prospect rankings for 2012. These are based on a number of factors (scouting reports, tools, age relative to league, polish, upside, positional value, etc.), with performance and potential weighted similarly. I decided to arbitrarily go with a top-20, and I’ll break it up into two parts. Chances are I’ll post some honorable mentions as well. Anyway, here goes…
20. Clayton Blackburn, age 18, RHP
Blackburn was a steal as the Giants’ 16th-round pick this year, and he dominated the Arizona League in a limited sample (10.00 K/BB, 0.570 WHIP, 1.08 ERA in 33 innings). Baseball America had him as the best late round pick at or below slot in the entire draft.
19. Chris Dominguez, age 24, 3B
I have a hard time even ranking him this high…the 9/78 BB/K in Double-A Richmond is quite rough, but he’s a 3B with a lot of power.
18. Charlie Culberson, age 22, 2B
Another guy with disappointing numbers in Richmond (22/129 BB/K), but age works in ...
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According to Jon Morosi of FoxSports.com, the Giants are willing to trade Jonathan Sanchez “in an effort to free up money so they can pursue offensive upgrade.” Sanchez, 28, projects to make around $6MM in arbitration; with Barry Zito under contract through 2013 and Eric Surkamp under team control, Sanchez is somewhat expendable — that is, if the Giants are content with putting...
In case you missed it, here’s part one. Tomorrow, I’ll post honorable mentions — prospects that just missed the list. Moving on…
10. Ehire Adrianza, age 22, SS
Plus defensive shortstop, and as such, the bar for his offense is set pretty low. Showed glimpses of potential for reaching that bar (.300/.375/.470 at San Jose).
9. Heath Hembree, age 22, RHP
Hesitant to rank him...
With his infectious smile and goofy antics on and off the field, Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval is nothing short of a big kid.
So it’s no wonder he’s a huge hit in Taiwan, where he and a group of other Major League Baseball players (including teammates Andres Torres and Ramon Ramirez) are playing in a three-city, five-game All-Star tournament. (As of Saturday, the MLB team...
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Giants closer Brian “the beard” Wilson stopped by the set of college game day and we all know who he likes tonight.. “The Beard” will do just about anything for attention these days but i have to say i’m liking LSU myself .-TO
Brian Wilson Supports the Big Lebowski
Brian Wilson Gets His Campaign On
(All entries courtesy nationalpastime.com)
2002: A’s southpaw Barry Zito (23-5, 2.75 ) is selected as the American League Cy Young Award winner by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America. The 24-year old sophomore, who led the AL in wins, out points Red Sox right-hander Pedro Martinez, 114 to 96. He would sign a 7-year, $126 million contract with the Giants five years...
Of course he did. San Francisco Giants closer Brian Wilson pitched for the LSU baseball team back in the day, so when the opportunity came for him to visit the ESPN College GameDay set Saturday, he dressed from helmet to tail in Tigers football gear. Even shoulder pads. When it comes to his costumes, Wilson is all about the authenticity.
And why not? Not only did Wilson want to...
That's San Francisco Giants closer and Taco Bell spokespimp Brian Wilson in full LSU regalia as College GameDay's guest game-picker this morning. Lee Corso got into the beard act as well. It goes without saying his appearance in such costuming did not go over well with the crowd outside Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa. More »
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The Giants send SP Jonathan Sanchez and LHP Ryan Verdugo to Kansas City for OF Melky Cabrera.
Just read the news, oh boy: Hank Schulman blogged that the KC writer tweeted that Jonathan Sanchez has been traded for CF Melky Cabrera. He was able to confirm it. There is also an article on Yahoo on it as well, which reported that Ryan Verdugo was also included in the trade. Giants ThoughtsNot too surprising because Sabean in recent interviews noted that the Giants might...