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The Giants have had some pretty unique catchers in the past. I remember as a kid the Giants catchers have been my favorite position to watch because of their heart, leadership and toughness.
With several gold glove winners, typically batting .220, yet grittier than grits, Mike Matheny, Benito Santiago, A. J. Pierzynski and the big round Bengie Molina (his B-R page reads 190 pounds somehow…) were the ideal Giants catchers.
While the Giants were drafting future star pitchers like Matt Cain, Tim Lincecum, Brian Wilson and Sergio Romo, they still managed to pick up a young catcher who happened to be a College World Series Champion and “Golden Spike” award winner.
He could hit for power and average, played excellent defense and was a natural leader. His name is:
Lord Posey, 24, was a godsend for the Giants organization. After being compared to a young future all-star such as the Twin’s Joe Mauer straight out of college, Posey was sent into the Giants organization with hig...
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It’s still very early in the Cactus League, but there is some good signs that this year might not be as much of an offensive struggle as it was in 2011. For starters Buster Posey and Freddy Sanchez should be back and healthy. Lets take a look at some players that are off to a hot start in Arizona. Let’s start with Melky Cabrera. Cabrera is hitting .455 with 2 homers in his first...
Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle says Buster Posey and Freddy Sanchez could be back in the lineup Friday (Giants have confirmed Posey will play). Posey would be behind the dish, and Sanchez would be in a DH role. Sanchez doesn’t think he will be able to play the field by the end of this week.
Hector Sanchez will be out of action for a couple of days to nurse his...
According to <a title="NBC Bay Area: "Giants Ink 7-Year-Deal With KNBR"" href="http://www.nbcbayarea.com/blogs/the-cove/Giants-Ink-7-Year-Deal-With-KNBR-141609163.html" target="_blank">NBC Bay Area, the San Francisco Giants have signed a new 7-year contract extension with flagship station KNBR.
Giants games have been heard on KNBR since...
A visit to renowned orthopedic surgeon Dr. James Andrews’ office in Gulf Breeze, Fla. yesterday by Dan Runzler confirmed that the Giants’ left-handed reliever has indeed aggravated his strained lat and it will take 4-6 weeks to heal.
Runzler, who turns 27 on Mar. 30, originally injured the muscle on the last day of the 2011 season and was hoping it would heal on its own during...
Angels scout Jeff Schugel was kicked out of a San Francisco Giants workout in Scottsdale Stadium on Wednesday morning, an incident that stunned and confused the 25-year veteran.
"I got there early, and I was just doing my job, watching infield practice and grading arms," Schugel said. "The next thing you know, an usher told me I couldn't be there. I thought he...
There are a few ways to ponder Melky Cabrera. There’s Cabrera in the context of how he was acquired: i.e. the Giants traded Jonathan Sanchez. There’s Cabrera in the context of how he impacts the Giants — in pure terms of how much better they’ll perform with Melky, as opposed to how they’d do without him. And then there’s the simple one: Melky Cabrera, free of context...
San Francisco pitcher Matt Cain looked sharp in his Cactus League debut, but it was the Milwaukee Brewers who came away with a win 7-3 tonight at Scottsdale Stadium. [box score]
Cain pitched two solid innings, allowing just two hits and a walk. He tossed 32 pitches.
Pinch hitter Zelous Wheeler blasted a three-run homer off Jeremy Affeldt and former Giant Travis Ishikawa added a solo...
The San Francisco Giants, owners of baseball territory in the North and South bay, have been having to deal with the Oakland Athletics trying to move into San Jose after Oakland is becoming less of an attractive city for the sport.
To the A’s, it’s simple. The A’s want to move to San Jose, a much more popular sports venue location with years of successful growth with the San...
There was not a whole lot of bad blood between the Giants and Angels coming out of the 2002 World Series, and a decade later, the wounds inflicted on this then-12-year-old fan have mostly healed. The sight of a rally monkey still makes me cringe, but there is no longer any internal debate as to which Los Angeles-area franchise I find less tolerable.
Wednesday’s tiff between...
Good day for the G-Men Tuesday. Riding strong offensive performances from Melky Cabrera and Brett Pill, the Giants beat the Dodgers 8-4.
On May 25, 2011, I left work just after 5 pm, like usual. I walked a few blocks to the gym, did my workout, showered, and came home. I got home just after 8, and ate my dinner while I turned on the night’s Giants game. I had DVRed the game, and started watching on delay. As usual, I skipped through commercials, doing my best to avoid Facebook, Twitter, and all other social media...