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Tommy John surgery might have been the best thing that could have happened to George Kontos. In 2009, the Giants’ right-hander was in Triple-A for the first time, and he had the kind of stuff that would make him a big leaguer in somebody’s bullpen: A 92-mph fastball and a wipeout slider that usua...
BEST OF MAXIM
Once infielder Angel Villalona reported to camp on Friday, Villalona was reinstated from the restricted list by Major League Baseball. He’s now officially back on the San Francisco Giants 40-man roster.
Infielder Joe Panik is going to be splitting time this spring between second and shortstop, says Alex Pavlovic of the San Jose Mercury News (via Twitter).
In another Pavlovic tweet...
RHP Kyle Crick – Courtesy of MiLB.com
Rated as the number one prospect in the San Francisco Giants‘ farm system and #86 prospect overall according to MLB.com, 20-year old right-handed pitcher Kyle Crick is proving once again that the Giants organization has a knack for drafting and developing young pitchers. Following in the same mold as Matt Cain and Madison Bumgarner,...
The San Francisco Giants finished the regular season last year with a 94-68 and an 8 game lead over their nearest competitor, the LA Dodgers, in the NL West. They followed that up with a remarkable postseason run that was culminated with their 2 World Series Championship in the last 3 years. So in the offseason they did their best to keep the team intact. The Giants will return 21...
THE GIANTS WAY
The reigning World Series champion San Francisco Giants held their team photo day on Wednesday. And second basemen Marco Scutaro definitely took the prize for best pose.Well done, Mr. Scutaro. Who says 11-year veterans can't have fun at spring training camp?Via Twitter
NEWSPAPER HEADLINES FROM SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS 2013 SPRING TRAINING
ANGEL VILLALONA ARRIVES IN SF GIANTS 2013 SPRING TRAINING CAMP
Hints that Brandon Belt Should “Find a New Position to Play—and Real Soon”
LEGENDARY CLUBHOUSE GUY MIKE MURPHY CRITICIZED BY GIANTS MANAGEMENT
Tons of Team’s Dirty Laundry Piles Up While “Murph” Has Imaginary Conversations...
Former Houston Astro (and current San Francisco Giant) Hunter Pence is looking to make a little dough on the side. Pence, who signed a one-year, $13.8 million deal in January, has put his Houston condo up for rent for the reasonable price of $3,998.
Why is a guy that makes eight figures worried about an extra couple grand a month? Who knows, but you can’t really fault the guy for...
It’s been a problem throughout his five-year MLB career, but San Francisco Giants 3rd baseman Pablo Sandoval is still having problems keeping his weight under control. It’s so alarming that San Fran manager, Bruce Bochy, had to have a closed-door meeting with Sandoval over the topic.
The World Series MVP claims he’s in good baseball shape from playing Winter Ball in Venezuela...
If you hadn’t read the headline, would you have known who that was in the picture? This year’s model of Tim Lincecum isn’t just different in countenance. The Giants right hander of last year was a mere shell of himself. After throwing his first bullpen session of spring training this week, however, Lincecum realized [...]
Giants manager Bruce Bochy announced on Monday that Matt Cain will be the team’s opening day starter April 1 against the Dodgers.
In other news, the president’s house is white and the earth is round.
Tim Lincecum has gotten the opening day nod the last four seasons, but Cain (16-5, 2.79 ERA, 1.04 WHIP) was the Giants’ most reliable pitcher in the rotation last season, starting...
Hunter Pence has only played six major league seasons and won’t turn 30 until two weeks into the 2013 season. Still, his stat profile reads more like a player in his mid-30s.While he’s consistently hit about 22-25 homers (he’s actually landed in that range in the last five season), that’s about the only consistent part of Pence’s game. After stealing 11+ bases in his first...
It's more like you're a schmohawk if you draft Buster Posey in the 2nd round. Let's just look at his MVP season. Hmm, it might take me a while to get through 300 hours of video to look at his MVP season. Plus, you give this to me on VHS?! Grey's Intern, "Sorry, Mr. Albright, MLB is a bit behind with their technology. I assumed you didn't want grainy...
The chances of the San Francisco Giants re-signing free
agent infielder Ryan Theriot are “very slim,” according to Henry Schulman of
The San Francisco Chronicle.
Chances of #sfgiants reunion with Theriot are very slim. He doesn't just want more playing time. He's hoping for a starting gig....
— Henry Schulman (@hankschulman) February 16, 2013
Seriously, I haven’t seen a single non-San Francisco publication tell us about why we should be watching the Giants, or why the defending champs are the favorites.
The Dodgers are better, because now they have their ex-Red Sox for a full year, and now have Zack Greinke. Never mind that most of the new Dodger players just outright sucked before coming to Los Angeles.