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Second baseman pain-free hitting, taking ground balls

Matt Cain Player Projection No. 46

Key Stats: Matt Cain threw less fastballs than he’s ever thrown last season. He threw fastballs 8.5% less fastballs than he had in 2010. The result was a career high number of groundballs and a career low number of fly balls against him. In the end his strikeout and walk rates didn’t change too significantly, but his ERA was as low as it has ever been. Skeptics Say: The pitch...

Giants P Lincecum has no issues in bullpen session

Two days after having a bullpen session scratched, San Francisco Giants ace Tim Lincecum was back to normal Thursday. Lincecum threw for about 10 minutes in the bullpen Thursday and said he felt "great." The two-time National League Cy Young Award winner was unable to throw Tuesday due to lower back stiffness. "You wouldn't know that he tweaked his back or whatever...

Giants closer Wilson strong in bullpen session

San Francisco Giants closer Brian Wilson had a solid bullpen session Thursday. Wilson had to be shut down at the end of last season because of recurring elbow soreness. "It's getting better each time," Giants manager Bruce Bochy said. "That's what you're looking for." Wilson went 6-4 with a 3.11 ERA and 36 saves in 41 opportunities last season....

Spring training recap—Day 7

With everybody in camp, the San Francisco Giants conducted their first full-team workout today at Scottsdale Stadium. Most of the workout was broadcast live on the Giants website, while Marty Lurie and a couple of the production dudes from SFG Live provided commentary and interviews with players. The Giants debuted two “SFG Shorts” with one featuring Sergio Romo driving his Beamer...

Bochy focused on expanding Giants' repertoire

Improvement was the theme of manager Bruce Bochy's address to the Giants before their initial full-squad workout Friday.

Giants' Sanchez thinks he'll be ready Opening Day

, Ariz. - Second baseman Freddy Sanchez is the first to acknowledge he will not know how his surgically repaired right shoulder will feel when he makes a long throw to first on a double play or dives for a grounder....

Splash Hits: 2/22/12

It’s been a while since I put up a links post, and as such, I have some catching up to do… Kevin Goldstein released his top 101 prospects list, with only one Giant showing up: Gary Brown at #18. Brown, of course, was also #1 on Goldstein’s top Giants prospects (which, by the way, is free to the public). Additionally, Brown was the lone Giant on Baseball America’s 2012 top...

Giants pitcher Ryan Vogelsong out to prove last season wasn't a fluke

Pitcher who provided one of the feel-good stories of 2011 looks to build on his surprising success.

Lincecum, Wilson throw normal 'pen sessions

Tim Lincecum dispelled any lingering worries about his health by throwing comfortably off a bullpen mound Thursday. The Giants right-hander was scratched from a similar session Tuesday with a stiff lower back.

Lincecum better, throws on flat ground

Right-hander Tim Lincecum played catch on flat ground Wednesday, dispelling fears about the stiff back that forced him to skip his bullpen throwing session one day earlier.

Sandoval feels 'great,' has more muscle mass

Pablo Sandoval understands the questions about his weight but no longer cares what people say.

Pablo Sandoval unconcerned about weight questions

Pablo Sandoval's portion sizes and weigh-in statistics always seem to be a hot topic this time of year.

Tim Kawakami: This year should show if San Francisco Giants' 2010 World Series run was a fluke

If Buster Posey stays healthy for the entire season, toss out 2011 and consider 2012 as a final, delayed test for the 2010 carry-over.
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