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It's safe to say this second time around, that repeating as World Series Champions is easier said than done. Sure we basically brought back the exact same team, but if they don't perform at the same level, you're going to get a completely different result. That's what we're dealing with now.
The Giants have been struck by the Injury Bug, something that we haven't had to deal with much in the last couple years. We've been lucky.
We've also been struck by the Bad Pitching Demon and the Unable to Get Timely Hits Fairy. All of those things considered, the Giants are in this, and they can win this division again. There's just no question about it.
The NL West isn't weak-- no that wouldn't be the right word. It is suffering from a bizarre case of NFL-like parity brought on by severe under and overachieving by all 5 teams. The Giants/Snakes/Bastards are all underachieving, while the Rockpile and Madres are playing out of their gourds. Arizona ...
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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...
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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...
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.
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...
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...
San Francisco's pitching staff will get another boost soon as Giants manager Bruce Bochy said he's confident Chad Gaudin will be back next weekend.
Chad Gaudin is about to throw a bullpen. Expects to be ready when eligible July 6.
— Andrew Baggarly (@CSNBaggs) June 29, 2013
Gaudin threw a bullpen session at Coors Field on Saturday, and Bochy said he isn't sure...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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....
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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...