Found October 08, 2013 on Nation Orange:
Opening day may still be more than five months away, but it’s never too early to start predicting the opening day roster. There are still a ton of unknowns as the Giants prepare to enter free agency, but we’re going to do the best we can to look into the crystal ball. Here’s our best guess for who makes the 25-man opening day roster: Starting Pitchers (5): 2014 prediction: Bronson Arroyo, Madison Bumgarner, Matt Cain, Tim Lincecum, Ryan Vogelsong. 2013 opening roster: Bumgarner, Cain, Lincecum, Vogelsong, Barry Zito Analysis: We think the Giants somehow find a way to retain Lincecum, and restructure Vogelsong’s contract so that they can give him a shot at a bounce back year without it coming at a $6.5 million gamble. That still leaves someone to cover Zito’s place in the rotation, and we envision the Giants landing Arroyo in free agency, because he’s a talented pitcher that will come at a relatively cheap price. Bullpen (7): 2014 prediction: Jer...

SF Giants Rumors: Starting Pitchers Linked To The Giants

Credit: Steven Robles – SF Giants Rumors With Barry Zito‘s contract up and the possibility of Tim Lincecum signing elsewhere. The San Francisco Giants will have to be in play for some starting pitching. They’ve already been linked to a couple starting pitchers. One is a free agent and another is a trade possibility.    Free agent pitcher Bronson Arroyo thinks his...

San Francisco Giants Trade Watch: Potential Dealings for Pitcher David Price

The San Francisco Giants will spend a good chunk of the next few months looking for a way to upgrade their starting pitching. Retaining players, signing players, or trading for players, Brian Sabean and Co are willing to do whatever is necessary to increase the quality of their five man rotation. Well, it appears that one of the best in the game will be available. Tampa Bay...

San Francisco Giants 2013 MVP: Hunter Pence

A week ago we asked you who you thought the San Francisco Giants MVP was in 2013. Despite fabulous seasons from Buster Posey, Brandon Belt, Madison Bumgarner, and Sergio Romo, the overwhelming majority (72%) chose Hunter Pence. We couldn’t agree more. With the 2013 season officially in the rearview mirror, it’s time to hand out someaccolades, and there’s only one...

San Francisco Giants President and CEO Larry Baer Pens a Letter to the Fans

This week, San Francisco Giants President and CEO Larry Baer sent out a stunning letter to the 2013 season ticket holders, reminding them of how they're the best fans in baseball, thanking them for their unparalleled and unwavering support, and promising them that this ship is being turned around. It was, quite frankly, a beautifully written letter that should have every...

This Day in Giants History: October 7

For just the second time in four years, the San Francisco Giants aren't playing baseball on October 7. Which makes it a pretty undramatic day, relatively speaking. Yep, the Giants played on the seventh day of October in both of their recent playoff runs. And while both games ultimately led to a world series, the sentiment on that day was drastically different in each...

Tweet of the Day: Hunter Pence on Playing in SF

Our Tweet of the Day comes from Hunter Pence, thanking the great fans, organization, and city of San Francisco: Appreciate all the support from everybody. I love playing in SF, for this team, for these fans, and… — Hunter Pence (@hunterpence) October 3, 2013 We love you, Hunter!

Giant pitching questions this offseason

Firstly, I apologize for not writing much in the waning moments of the 2013 season. It just got too depressing, too frustrating, and the same issues were being discussed ad nauseum by every source and blog between here and Timbuktu (which is in Mali, in case you're wondering). Mali is the same place that "Would Be" Champions shirts get sent. Even they are discussing...

Giants in the Running for Cuban Slugger Alexander Guerrero

It turns out that Jose Abreu is not the only Cuban infielder that the San Francisco Giants are spending their autumn inspecting. Alexander Guerrero, another 26-year old Cuban slugger was thought to be off the market . . . but now he’s as available as ever. Last month it seemed like the Los Angeles Dodgers – surprise surprise – had wrapped up a deal with the middle infielder...

VIDEO: We're STILL the Champions

Want some exciting news? The World Series is still weeks away. Which means the San Francisco Giants are STILL the world champions. Even though we missed out this year, we're the reigning champs until a new trophy is handed out. And here's the perfect video to celebrate that fact:

I Didn’t Hear A Thank You

So, here’s the list of MLB playoff teams that I would have liked to see win this year in order, including play-in candidates. 1. Oakland 2. Pittsburgh 3. Texas 4. Tampa Bay 5. Detroit 6. Cleveland 7. Cincinnati 8. Boston 9. Atlanta 10. St. Louis 1,000,000,004. Los Angeles I haven’t liked how this postseason has gone so far. I don’t know if it’s nice to know that a couple...
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