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The San Francisco Giants are not just leading Major League Baseball in errors on the field in 2012. The team's scattered attempt to fix their deteriorating and prospect-light minor league system in last week's First Year Player Draft will likely put the organization even deeper in the hole. Currently the Giants' minor league organizational standing is considered mediocre-- rated 25th of 30 MLB teams by Baseball Prospectus and 26th by Minor League Ball. And there is little doubt that, after the dust settles on the 2012 draft, San Francisco's prospects' rating will drop even lower. First, several broad perspectives on the Giants' approach to the draft (see all 40 drafted players at the SF Giants official site):> the Giants selected 21 pitchers (53% of the total draft) and 7 infielders (18%);> chose only one position player (outfielder Mac Williamson) in the first eight rounds of the draft;> picked up one third baseman (Round #20 - Delfino Mitche...
BEST OF MAXIM
As most Giants fans know, the two-time Cy Young award winner, four-time all-star and dazzler on the mound known as Tim Lincecum has not been his self in 2012.
Not even close.
After yesterdays 5-0 loss to the Texas Rangers (all five runs earned by Lincecum), Lincecum’s ERA is now at an even 6.00 on the year. Before this season, his career ERA stood at an impressive 2.98. Yeah, he...
Well, it’s been quite a while since I posted some links. As I’m sure nobody wants to revisit today’s game, now feels like as good a time as any to end this drought. Without further ado…
On Ryan Vogelsong – McCovey Chronicles
Ryan Vogelsong: good at baseball.
Barry Zito’s Greatest Enemy: Inertia – Bay Bridge Banter – SB Nation Bay Area
Barry Zito was thrown out on...
Should the Giants pull Tim Lincecum from the rotation and rest him for a start? In the wake of another Lincecum clunker -- five runs, nine hits, four walks, 5 2/3 innings -- the Giants might consider all options, and one is to sit him out for more than the regular four days and have him get his act together. Sounds like a real possibility. Not now, however. Not when his next...
San Francisco Giants right-hander Tim Lincecum was 24 when he won his first National League Cy Young Award, symbolic of his status as the best pitcher in the league, and 25 when he picked up his second piece of Cy Young hardware.
Now, with his 28th birthday coming on Friday, the baseball world is waiting to find out just how good a pitcher Lincecum really is.
Giants fans are starting...
The Giants have no plans to rest struggling right-hander Tim Lincecum or send him to the bullpen to work out his problems.
The two-time NL Cy Young award winner is winless over his last eight starts. Lincecum has a 6.00 ERA that is the highest on San Francisco's staff.
Lincecum has lost five straight decisions and is 2-7 this season after Texas tagged him Sunday.
A bad Tim Lincecum start no longer is a rarity. It's part of a trend. Nine hits and four walks in 5 2/3 innings? Thirty pitches in the first inning? For a guy who thinks WHIP (walks and hits over innings pitched) is one heck of a stat, Lincecum might not want to see his these days. As manager Bruce Bochy said of Lincecum, whose WHIP is 1.58, ERA is 6.00 and winless streak...
Episode 79: Texas Cainsaw Massacre is out!
In the seventy-ninth episode, Thomas and Danny break their non-podcasting streak to talk about Pablo Sandoval’s return, Ryan Vogelsong’s continued dominance, Brett Pill’s designation for assignment, Theriot’s hot streak, and a visit from Dr. Todd.
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In Brian Wilson’s absence, Tim Lincecum has taken it upon himself to make Giants baseball torturous once again. Remember, Torture doesn’t mean bad. Torture means just good enough to hang onto your hopes and your dreams and feel like there’s a reason to wake up each morning. Torture is good pitching and bad hitting, or good hitting and bad pitching, or stranding baserunner...
With the 2012 MLB Draft just passing. I have been receiving a lot of emails from fans that want to know a little more about the San Francisco Giants draft picks.
Here is the Giants first 6 picks in the draft.
Round 1: Pitcher – Chris Stratton
Round 2: Pitcher – Martin Agosta
Round 3: Outfielder – Johnathan “Mac” Williamson
Round 4: Pitcher – Steven Okert
SAN FRANCISCO -- Some bad shoes may have led to Nelson Cruz being out of the lineup for Sunday's finale against the San Francisco Giants.
The Texas right fielder put on new spikes Thursday in Oakland and started feeling some pain in his right Achilles while walking down the steps at the park. He continued to feel some pain in San Francisco and it got worse.
He switched back...
Earlier today, Buster Olney tweeted this interesting tidbit:
ELIAS: The Giants have gone 16 consecutive home games without a home run, the longest streak by the franchise since 1918.
— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) June 11, 2012
On May 14th, Gregor Blanco hit a solo shot off of Christian Friedrich. Nearly a month has passed, and the Giants have yet to hit another home run at home...
SAN FRANCISCO -- In a rematch of the 2010 World Series, the Texas Rangers exacted some revenge, pummeling Tim Lincecum, who was the winning pitcher in the deciding game 5 of that World Series. Ian Kinsler and Josh Hamilton each hit two-run doubles off Lincecum to take the rubber game of the series as the Rangers beat the San Francisco Giants 5-0 on a warm Sunday afternoon. "...
Madison Bumgarner didn't have his best stuff last time out, but the San Francisco Giants scored enough runs for him to come away with the win.
The left-hander can't count on that happening in Tuesday night's series opener against the visiting Houston Astros considering the way the Giants have struggled at the plate.
Looking to win a second straight start after going...
SAN FRANCISCO -- In a rematch of the 2010 World Series, the Texas Rangers exacted some revenge, pummeling Tim Lincecum, who was the winning pitcher in the deciding game 5 of that World Series. Ian Kinsler and Josh Hamilton each hit two-run doubles off Lincecum to take the rubber game of the series as the Rangers beat the San Francisco Giants 5-0 on a warm Sunday afternoon. Alexi...