Found October 26, 2011 on
SF Giants Nirvana:
Mychael Urban of CSN Bay Area interviewed Giants GM Brian Sabean today…a few notes –
In regards to payroll, Sabean says the Giants will go up incrementally in spending, but not dramatically.
He says Brandon Crawford’s done a really good job making mechanical adjustments in the Arizona Fall League, and has “earned” his high batting average there.
Joe Panik, for a first-year player, has played second base really well; Gary Brown’s showing signs of fatigue but he’s had some nice at-bats.
Freddy Sanchez is back into rehab, and will probably start throwing around December 1st (seemingly on schedule).
Buster Posey has hit on the field three days a week, and has continued to catch on the pitching machine; he’s going through an intensive running program as well.
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
Brown is awarded MiLBY for being Class-A's best hitter.
Top Giants prospect Gary Brown was honored Thursday with the MiLBY for Best Class A Advanced Hitter.
The San Jose Giant’s leadoff man finished among the Cal League’s top three leaders in numerous offensive categories, including batting (.336), runs (115), hits (188), triples (13), total bases (290) and stolen bases ...
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)
(All entries courtesy nationalpastime.com)
2001: With his seventh inning, three-run shot off New York’s Andy Pettitte, Matt Williams becomes the first player in World Series history to hit home runs with three different teams. The Diamondbacks third baseman homered in the Fall Classic for the Indians in 1997 and with the Giants in 1989.
1989: The A’s complete their sweep of the...
The defending World Champs were doomed from the get-go. Their 2010 victory was built on a house of cards. Of course, that is what makes baseball fun. They pitched over their heads and had a run of good luck down the stretch. This year, they weren’t so lucky.
Buster Posey went down early in the season, and Aubrey Huff turned back into a pumpkin. If it weren’t for Pablo...
The folks at Red Bull have been doing fun stuff with Tim Lincecum all year. They were running a contest where fans got to try and duplicate Timmy’s pitching motion for a chance to face him, and the fan who won it pitches exactly like him. It’s freaky. Video: The winner is Lance Lampert, a [...]
Tim Lincecum has had his share of impersonators since bursting into Major League Baseball back in 2008. There was Luis the Brazilian cab driver, the oft-repeated comparisons to Dazed and Confused's Mitch Kramer and the high school pitcher who got lit up by opponents after adopting his delivery.
Even Red Bull, one of Lincecum's main sugar daddy sponsors, has gotten into the...
The San Francisco Giants' biggest viral video creator, Ashkon, is back in a video supporting San Francisco's interim mayor, Ed Lee, to run for another term. He's not alone. Rappers MC Hammer and Will.I.Am join Giants closer Brad Wilson, former 49ers safety Ronnie Lott and numerous others in the video, set to one of the greatest songs ever written by human beings. Check...
(All entries courtesy nationalpastime.com)
2006: After leading the Padres to two consecutive NL West titles, Bruce Bochy, with a year left on his contract, leaves San Diego to become the manager of the division rival San Francisco Giants. The 51-year-old skipper, who compiled a 951-975 (.494) during his 12 seasons in the Friars dugout, signs a three-year deal worth approximately...
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.
Ryan Vogelsong was -- in my opinion -- snubbed when MLB gave out its Comeback Player of the Year Award.
He'll get another chance to win, though, as he's up for the Players Choice Awards Comeback Player of the Year, which is voted on by his colleagues.
Vogelsong, Cardinals outfielder Lance Berkman and Mets shortstop Jose Reyes are also nominated.
And yes, Berkman is the guy...