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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 man deserving of the Giants MVP award: the man who twitches in the batter’s box like a dying spider. A wonderful, hilarious, and lovable dying spider, we might add.
By the books, Pence had a fabulous year. He hit .283/.339/.483 with a .822 OPS. He had 27 home runs, 35 doubles, 99 RBI, and 22 stolen bases (in just 25 attempts). Still, from a strictly analytical standpoint, Pence was not the Giants best player. That distinction belongs to either Posey or Belt, or possibly even Bumgarner.
But the “V” in MVP is essential, and it’s impossible to calculate Pence’s contributions, especially in a down ...
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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...
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):
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...
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… http://t.co/nFtBzsCY2c
— Hunter Pence (@hunterpence) October 3, 2013
We love you, Hunter!
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...
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...
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...
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:
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.
4. Tampa Bay
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...
To anyone worried about the future of the San Francisco Giants: don't be. In addition to having recently locked up four of their biggest stars to long contracts - Buster Posey, Hunter Pence, Madison Bumgarner, and Matt Cain - it turns out that the Giants prospects are pretty darned good to. Meaning the future of the team is in pretty good hands.
Baseball America recently...
The Mariners intend to extend a one-year qualifying offer to Kendrys Morales not necessarily because they are hoping for the draft-pick compensation but because they want to retain him.
They may just end up with the draft pick though.
Morales will turn down the qualifying offer as he'd expect to hit it much bigger in a market flush with cash but bereft of power (Nelson Cruz...