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Second baseman pain-free hitting, taking ground balls
BEST OF MAXIM
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...
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...
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....
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...
Improvement was the theme of manager Bruce Bochy's address to the Giants before their initial full-squad workout Friday.
, 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....
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...
Pitcher who provided one of the feel-good stories of 2011 looks to build on his surprising success.
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.
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.
Pablo Sandoval understands the questions about his weight but no longer cares what people say.
Pablo Sandoval's portion sizes and weigh-in statistics always seem to be a hot topic this time of year.
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.