Found April 05, 2012 on
San Francisco Giants
I have to say that for all the complaints we Giants fans may have from time to time, I cannot say that management is incompetent. Cheap? Sometimes. Gunshy of big free agents? Yes. But inept? Absolutely not. With the group that reported to Scottsdale this spring, I really believe the best 24 came back to The City with the team."But Dodgerhater, isn't it a 25 man roster, not a 24 man one?"Yes, but you forgot about Zito.:'-(Other than that waste of money, management did the best possible things to put the Giants in a position to win (with current talent) and to lock up the future (Cain).I am a bit surprised that they designated Whiteside for assignment and traded Chris Stewart. Many believe that Hector Sanchez is too raw behind the plate to be counted on to play there 2-3 times a week as Buster does first base duty or gets a day off-- but here we are, for better or for worse.Hey, I say it's for the better! Based on the way the kid is hitting and the way he skipped...
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The San Francisco Giants have announced the 25-man roster. Brett Pill, Brandon Belt and Ryan Theriot have made the team.
Freddy Sanchez, Ryan Vogelsong, and Dan Runzler will be starting the season on the DL.
The backup catcher is going to Hector Sanchez. The Giants have decided to go with an offensive catcher over the defensive catcher in Chris Stewart. It’s not official but...
The San Francisco Giants made a bunch of decisions today regarding who will and won’t play on their professional baseball team. The roster moves that are especially interesting regard the Giants’ lineup.
Summary of lineup-related roster news:
Hector Sanchez made the opening day roster over Eli Whiteside and will backup Buster Posey at catcher, which should give Sanchez enough...
The San Francisco Giants have finally committed to Brandon Belt. Now the team has to figure out how to best use him.
After finishing 29th in runs last season, the Giants were in desperate need of some offense. While Belt’s transition to the majors last year wasn’t all that impressive, his .343/.457/.596 line in the minor leagues proved that he’s more than capable of being...
The Diamondbacks' late-season success against the San Francisco Giants in 2011 has carried over to this year.
The D-backs look for a seventh consecutive victory over the Giants on Saturday at Chase Field.
Arizona began defense of its NL West title with a 5-4 win over San Francisco on Friday. Chris Young and Paul Goldschmidt each hit first-inning homers off Tim Lincecum, and...
Because the Arizona Diamondbacks won the NL West in 2011, the road to the division crown in 2012 technically runs through them. But "technically" is about all the Giants, the D-backs' opponent on Opening Day, will concede.
As they await their season opener Friday at Chase Field, the Giants acknowledge the D-backs' place as NL West favorites by default, but they...
Opening Day is finally here for the Giants and with it the first installment of my attempts to handicap how the series will play out.
Normally for this I have the statistics from the season in progress to go off of when doing this but seeing as the season hasn't started yet, I will use the ZiPS Projections and the Baseball Musings Lineup Analysis tool with lineups...
In 183 at-bats with the Giants last season, the 29-year-old (http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/s/stewach01.shtml) hit .204/.283/.309 with 3 HR and 10 RBI. He also threw out 39% of runners trying to steal. Cervelli threw out just 14% in each of the last two years.
Willie Bloomquist, who really shouldn’t even be batting leadoff, hit a single off Tim Lincecum to get things going for the Diamondbacks. The next batter, Chris Young, hit a home run. And that pretty much set the tone for the game; Lincecum gave up a couple bombs in the first inning, and ultimately couldn’t get through six innings. His fastball velocity sat around 90, topping...
Tim Lincecum loses to Arizona and Ian Kennedy beats San Francisco.
Those facts persisted through all of last season and carried over to the reigning NL West champion Diamondbacks' 5-4 season-opening victory over the Giants on Friday night.
Chris Young and Paul Goldschmidt hit first-inning home runs, then Ryan Roberts' two-run double broke a sixth-inning tie as Arizona defeated...
Episode 72: We Are Young, So Let’s Set the World on Fire is out!
In the seventy-second episode, Thomas and Danny recap the final roster decisions and the new youth movement for the Giants, guess about Panda’s catching future, Nate’s lack of playing time and the Opening Day Second Baseman.
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PHOENIX (AP) -- Chris Young and Paul Goldschmidt hit first-inning home runs off Tim Lincecum and the Arizona Diamondbacks opened defense of their NL West title with a 5-4 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Friday.
Ryan Roberts' two-run double broke a sixth-inning tie as Arizona defeated Lincecum (0-1) for the fourth time in a row.
Ian Kennedy (1-0) allowed three runs...
It’s about damn time. Why do the Giants have to wait so long to get their opening day? This just means the Giants can’t go wire-to-wire now.
I’m ready. Are you?
Fear the beard!
Not sure why Virgin Airlines would want you to fear traveling on its airplane, but apparently Giants’ closer Brian Wilson was the inspiration for Virgin to paint one of its planes in honor of Wilson and the Giants.