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Chris Haft of MLB.com says the San Francisco Giants have added six players to the 40-man roster before Friday night’s deadline (Nov. 18). Players on the 40-man roster are protected from being taken in the Rule 5 Draft at the Winter Meetings on Dec. 8.
The Giants also removed two players from the 40-man roster. Outfielder Darren Ford and pitcher Waldis Joaquin were the odd men...
Chris Haft of MLB.com says San Francisco Giants fans should keep an eye on prospect Heath Hembree. He generated plenty of excitement last season by amassing 38 saves and 78 strikeouts in 53 1/3 innings between San Jose and Richmond. Haft says Hembree can be a replacement for Closer Brian Wilson who will be extremely expensive next year when he’s arbitration eligible.
Before he was a Major League Baseball player, DeRosa was a star quarterback at the University of Pennsylvania.
Guess which San Francisco Giant played quarterback for the University of Pennsylvania back in the early to mid ’90s?
That would be utility man Mark DeRosa, who visited with the Penn football team (not to be confused with that other football program in PA) over the weekend...
(All entries courtesy nationalpastime.com)
2009: Tim Lincecum becomes the eighth hurler in baseball history, joining Sandy Koufax, Denny McLain, Jim Palmer, Roger Clemens, Greg Maddux, Pedro Martinez and Randy Johnson, to win back-to-back Cy Young Awards. The Giants right-hander, receiving less first-place votes than the third runner-up Adam Wainwright, outpoints the Cardinals...
Sorry, no links, but the news is that Selig is suddenly moving forward with the A's desire to move to San Jose, and will meet with the Giants about this. I guess the other news is that San Jose has sold an option to Wolff to purchase the parcel of land that they are hoping to build the stadium on. Sold for $50,000, the city spent something over $25M to buy those pieces but has...
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Continuing with the vector charts series that I started earlier today (based on this from Athletics Nation) here are the relief pitchers stats visualized awesomely.
If you need a refresher here is how to look at the graph:
Each line corresponds to a Giants relief pitcher. The angle of each vector corresponds to the pitcher's GB percent...
86-76, 2nd place, 8 GBFragile Freddy’s “Two A Days” series continues today with the San Francisco Giants. Each day (except Saturday) I will feature two clubs, one AL club, one NL club, and look back at their season. For each club I will comment on a key position player and pitcher (generally in a positive tone), their #1 prospect according to Baseball America, note what...
Is there someone in the Minor Leagues who might be a breakthrough player for the Giants in 2012? Should Buster Posey play a different position next year? Beat reporter Chris Haft answers these questions and more in the Inbox.
At long last, the A's ballpark drama -- which has lasted more seasons than Barry Zito's contract with the Giants and been just as agonizing to watch -- could be entering its final inning.