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Below is the links from last Friday’s feature of SF Giants Blogs Around The Web. We were unable to post since last week for multiple reasons, but still wanted to pass along the must read links!
An in-depth look at starting rotation’s woes from Paul Ghiglieri at MiracleAtCoogansBluff.com.
Humorous take from Grant Brisbee at McCoveyChronicles.com on Lost Scouting Reports given the HOF’s recent release of R.A. Dickey‘s scouting report.
Funny examination from Chris Quick at BayCityBall.com of Barry Zito‘s lone career base hit to right field.
A great case for signing Hunter Pence long term from DP over at DodgerHater.blogspot.com.
Scott Willis at The Crazy Crabbers on Brandon Belt discussing swing mechanics with Keith Law.
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Brett Pill is a Giant once again.
That news may sound good to Pill fans everywhere, but it’s tough to hear for Giants first baseman Brandon Belt.
Pill has been one of the most productive prospects in the minors with his .341 batting average and team-leading nine home runs and 47 RBIs. He has only played in 32 games, but he has been oven an opportunity to spark up the debate: between...
If you’re looking for some good San Francisco Giants talk. You should follow Marty Lurie. Today he sent out a tweet to get fans baseball juices flowing. Lurie said (via Twitter) it’s time to pull Ryan Vogelsong from the rotation. “He is killing the ‘pen & the affect on the rest of the staff is not worth another start.”
Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle snowballs...
The San Francisco Giants finished a 7-3 homestand, and then were off to see Melky Cabrera and the Jays in Toronto. Manager Bruce Bochy presented Cabrera with his World Series ring in a private setting. Bochy said Melky wanted it that way, and Melky says Bochy wanted it that way. I think it’s safe to say that Melky didn’t want the presentation to be public with the way he left...
Giants reliever Jeremy Affeldt is an all-around good guy — or dumb, depending on who you ask.
Affeldt was set to earn $4 million in 2010 as part of a two-year, $10 million contract, but someone made a $500,000 mistake. When Affeldt’s 2010 salary was rewritten into his new contract with the Giants, someone put $4.5 million instead of the $4 million he was supposed to be paid....
It looks like the Giants may soon stop having faith in all of its starting five, with Ryan Vogelsong being the first pitcher to take a fall.
It’s been hard to watch the pitching fail this season. Maybe it’s our fault for expecting so much…but wow, this isn’t just a few rough starts now. Cain and Lincecum at least have had a couple of good starts recently, but it’s not...
The San Francisco Giants are in town (or country, I guess) to play the refurbished, but still terrible Toronto Blue Jays.
During the pre-game armistice ritual of batting practice, the Giants affably chunky 3rd baseman, Pablo “Kung Fu Panda” Sandoval showed off his many tattoos to the Blue Jay shortstop Munenori “Energy Boy” Kawasaki. “Energy Boy” expressed his amazement...
Angel Pagan hit a tiebreaking two-run single in the sixth inning, Matt Cain settled down after a shaky start and the San Francisco Giants won their 10th straight over Colorado, rallying from a six-run deficit to beat the Rockies 8-6 on Thursday night.
Brandon Crawford added a three-run double to help San Francisco and Marco Scutaro extended his hitting streak to 15 games.
It has been 273 days since the Giants have seen Melky Cabrera. He was caught, and that was that.
The Giants were surging and had just traded for the Phillies’ slugger Hunter Pence. Cabrera was leading the league in triples (10), was second in batting average (.346) and was on pace for around 230 hits last year before he was suspended for PED use.
The Colorado Rockies got to Matt Cain early.
It wasn't enough.
Angel Pagan hit a tiebreaking two-run single in the sixth inning, Cain settled down after a shaky start and the Giants rallied from a six-run deficit to beat the Rockies for the 10th straight time, 8-6 on Thursday night.
Wilin Rosario, Todd Helton and Nolan Arenado went deep to put Colorado ahead 6-0 in the third...
Don’t look now but the Toronto Blue Jays have won 4 games in a row, including a dominate 2 game mini-series sweep against the World Champion San Francisco Giants. The Blue Jays outscored the Giants 21 to 9 banging out 29 hits in the two games played at the Rogers Centre .
Former Giants outfielder Melky Cabrera received his World Series ring from Giants Manager Bruce Bochy, a...
The 2013 National League West simply will not stand still and cooperate. And it's annoying to the national sports media who are scrambling to do their best to write this season's pre-packaged NL West story-- i.e., which team will finish ahead of the San Francisco Giants.
Most pre-season predictions about the NL West are disappearing faster than executive careers at the...
The San Francisco Giants have crossed the border for a series against the Toronto Blue Jays. Whenever two teams who rarely play each other face off it makes for an interesting batting practice. Well Pablo Sandoval and Munenori Kawasaki got together and it was safe to say that Kawasaki was left speechless. Pablo decided to show Munenori his tattoo sleeve on his left arm and well...
Though they had Marco Scutaro only for a brief time, the Colorado Rockies might regret sending him to the San Francisco Giants.
Scutaro has ripped apart Colorado pitching since that trade - as have many of his teammates while the Giants have dominated this NL West rivalry - and he's on a roll going into a four-game set at Coors Field starting Thursday night.
In the fourth inning of Tuesday’s game against the Toronto Blue Jays, Giants first baseman Brandon Belt stepped to the plate with his team down 6-1. Squaring off against reigning National League Cy Young Award winner and knuckleball extraordinaire R.A. Dickey, Belt looked to spark his team to a rally from its early deficit. He certainly did his part. On a 2-2 pitch, Belt smacked...
At around age 10, Hunter Pence acquired a Barry Bonds poster from his elementary school fair. Ever since, he has choked up on his bat just as Bonds did in that prized picture.
Pence has become one of the San Francisco Giants' most reliable hitters with his unique style.
Not only does he have a team-leading seven home runs while batting .291 with nine doubles and a triple, he...