Found August 03, 2012 on Full Spectrum Baseball:
Who amongst us has a boss who seemed undeserving of the praise and a chance to punch the coin box. Many of you may feel your boss seemed to achieve his position based on some reasoning other than actual performance. Perhaps he took credit for others performances. Maybe it was due to the fact that every time he did do something right the right people were looking. Maybe his mistakes weren’t noticed at all. Maybe the people doing the evaluating weren’t all that qualified to start with. The positive results of all these scenarios amount to luck. Sound like someone you know? No deductive reasoning can tell us why this person is in charge of your daily grind. Melky Cabrera is this man. If you own Melky Cabrera in a fantasy league, sell now. The market has never been higher and it never will be. Melky’s insane performance over the last 18 months has been a by product of a huge amount of luck and I’m about to show you how. Look at the following chart. Name BB% K% ISO BABIP A...

The Importance of Gregor Blanco

Every spring, the Giants go out and sign a bunch of players to minor-league deals. It’s baseball’s bargain bin, and history would suggest the Giants are particularly adept at this dumpster diving. Most teams are happy to come across the occasional Joaquin Arias, a useful yet seriously flawed player that is capable of serving a functional purpose at the major-league level. In...

Gregor Blanco makes amazing diving catch

Gregor Blanco is making a habit of making amazing diving catches to bail out pitcher Matt Cain. Blanco, a four-year veterans from Valera, Venezuela, followed up his perfect game saving grab with another diving catch on Wednesday night. His latest web gem occurred with two out and a man on second base in the fourth inning of a 2-0 game against the visiting Mets. Jordany Valdespin...

SF Giants Rumors: Posey, Scutaro, Pence And Roster Shuffle

The San Francisco Giants were dodging bullets all night, but it didn’t matter either way. Their offense wasn’t able to get anything started against Mets pitcher Jonathon Niese. Today is the final game of the 4 game set with the Mets. The G-Men have won 7 of their last 11 against the Mets at AT&T Park, so let’s hope they can get the win today to split the 4-game set. The...

Visit to Coors Field might be just what Giants need

The San Francisco Giants have lost seven of eight. They're 0-2 in the Hunter Pence era. In his two games, they've collected seven hits, including four in Thursday's 9-1 loss to the New York Mets. "We've been awful this past week," manager Bruce Bochy said. "We get in these funks, they're not fun. We're in a rut right now. We're not swinging...

Giants 16, Rockies 4

Ryan Vogelsong pitched into the seventh inning, Buster Posey homered among his four hits and the San Francisco Giants broke out of an offensive slump to beat the Colorado Rockies 16-4 on Friday. Brett Pill also went deep and Angel Pagan had three hits and scored four runs for the Giants, who had lost seven of their past eight. Wilin Rosario homered for the Rockies, who have lost...

Mets take on Cain, Giants tonight in San Francisco

Hello and welcome to another tantalizing day of Mets baseball. Tonight, the Mets play the San Francisco Giants for the third time in a row after splitting the first two games in the series. Last night, Tim Lincecum led the Giants to victory with a dominating performance. A solid start from Matt Harvey was encouraging, but not enough to get the Mets a victory. Tonight, it’s Matt...

Giants-Rockies Preview

After dropping seven of eight to conclude a homestand, the San Francisco Giants are looking forward to getting out of town. What appears to be a favorable matchup against a former teammate could help them get back on track. The Giants will take their swings against the Colorado Rockies' Jonathan Sanchez, who tries to avoid losing a career-worst sixth consecutive start Friday...

Mets beat Giants to take three of four in the series

SAN FRANCISCO -- The New York Mets won their first series since the All-Star Break, routing the San Francisco Giants 9-1 on Thursday afternoon to take three of four in the series at AT&T Park. The Giants may have landed the bat they wanted at the trade deadline in Hunter Pence, but a pitching staff that struggled during a 3-7 homestand was at its worst on Thursday. "...

Wait, Wha…?

These are actual quotes from Brian Sabean. Eight years makes a world of difference…but this much?  From denouncing the fans who wanted something wild to embracing them? I don’t know what’s real anymore. Now if only the rest of the team would get the message about high expectations, and start meeting them.  Seriously.

Mets 2, Giants 1

Jonathon Niese scattered three hits over seven innings and Ruben Tejada homered for the first time in almost two years and singled twice, leading the New York Mets past the San Francisco Giants 2-1 on Wednesday night. All San Francisco could squeeze out of Niese (8-5) was a two-out homer by Buster Posey in the sixth, the All-Star catcher's 14th long ball this season. Niese struck...

Pre-Game: New York Mets (51-54) @ San Francisco Giants (56-48)

This afternoon at 3:45 pm, the Mets try to take 3 out of 4 from the NL West leading Giants.  Chris Young (2-5 4.58 ERA) will face off against Barry Zito (8-7 3.89 ERA). Last night Jon Niese turned in a great performance going seven strong, with the only blemish being a solo homer by Buster Posey in the Mets 2-1 victory.  John Rauch, Tim Byrdak and Bobby Parnell came in to close...
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