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With all the All Star festivities over, it’s now time to focus on the rest of the season. Catcher Buster Posey looks to continue his run for another MVP type season. Posey’s currently hitting .325 with 13 homers and 56 RBI’s in 90 games. Posey won the 2012 MVP Award with a .336 average, 24 homers and 103 RBI’s in 148 games.
Posey was drafted in the 1st round (5th overall) of the 2008 MLB Draft. I figured you would be curious to see which teams passed on Posey, and the players they drafted before the San Francisco Giants took Posey with the 5th pick in the draft.
Rays: Tim Beckham
Griffin High School
Pirates: Pedro Alvarez
Royals: Eric Hosmer
American Heritage High School
Orioles: Brian Matusz
University of San Diego
Break Down of Posey’s Career Numbers
For his career, Posey is a .316 hitter with 59 homers and 247 RBI. Let’s break the numbers down a little more. At AT&T Park Posey’...
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The Detroit Tigers have interest in acquiring San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Tim Lincecum as a reliever, reports FoxSports.com. Lincecum has won two Cy Young Awards and two World Series rings. Now he has a no-hitter in which he threw a career-high 148 pitches, second most thrown in a no-hitter since Edwin Jackson threw 149 pitches in 2010. Lincecum, 29, pitched his first...
The Giants come off the All-Star break with seven games in six days, three of those games against division-leading Arizona and four against Cincinnati. How those games fall will start to determine what the Giants and general manager Brian Sabean do at the deadline. Get swept out and the team could sell off assets to contending teams; come out roaring and San Fran could be buyers...
Tim Lincecum’s seven-year career thus far has been very impressive. The fan favorite is a two-time Cy Young Award winner, a two-time World Series Champion, and now a distinguished member of the no-hitter club.
The San Francisco Giants have struggled mightily this season and are now currently fourth in the NL West. They own a 43-51 record and have been outscored by 40. The rotation...
Ever since his debut, Tim Lincecum has been the ultimate fan favorite in San Francisco. In two short years, The Freak had become the face of the Giants organization. Lincecum found massive success in 2008 and 2009, which culminated in two consecutive Cy Young Awards. The superstar quickly rose to the top of baseball’s elite. He fit the mold of a true ace and was consistently the...
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Zachary Rymer at Bleacher Report asks if it’s too late for the San Francisco Giants‘ to save their season.
A different perspective from MiracleAtCoogansBluff.com.
A few reasons to feel good about the Giants from Lefty Malo.
A look at the Giants’ struggles with RISP from McCoveyChronicles.com.
A reflection on Brian Sabean‘s most...
San Francisco Giants backup catcher Hector Sanchez began his Minor League rehab assignment Wednesday night with the Class-A Advanced San Jose Giants. He went 0 for 4 but played the entire game behind the plate. There is no indication yet as to how many games Sanchez will need before returning to the big club.
While his line does not look all that impressive, the fact that he...
Credit: Steven Robles – SF Giants Rumors
Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle tweeted over the weekend that the San Francisco Giants have designated Minor Leaguer Chris Heston for assignment to make room for outfielder Jeff Francoeur on the 40-man roster.
Cole Gillespie was placed on waivers by the Giants last week, and he’s since been claimed by the Cubs.
Ok, Lunatic Fringe. You want World Series DVDs. Trust me, Danny and I love popping in the 2010 disks, switching the audio to Kruk & Kuip and reliving the best October either of us can remember.
You want to see Pablo Sandoval hit three home runs against one of the best pitchers in the game and a guy who sounds like a joke in a Bugs Bunny cartoon.
And it’s all right here.
Mark Bowman of MLB.com says the Braves are looking for a left-handed reliever. I’m sure you’re wondering why I’m talking about the Braves wish list? If the San Francisco Giants are sellers at the trade deadline then this means they could be shopping around Javier Lopez or possibly Jeremy Affeldt.
Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports (via Sulia) that he talked...
Tim Lincecum's no-hitter last weekend at San Diego provided a rare first-half highlight for the stumbling San Francisco Giants. The coaching staff received a short reprieve from all the problems facing the club as the National League All-Star staff in New York.
Now, the defending World Series champions must get back to work in a hurry if they want to hang around in an NL West...
Simply asking whether the San Francisco Giants will be buyers or sellers at the July 31 MLB trade deadline indicates that this season hasn't quite gone as planned.
At the All-Star break, the Giants hold fourth place in the NL West. Yet they're only 6.5 games behind the first-place Arizona Diamondbacks in what could be the tightest division race in MLB. (San Francisco...
The Diamondbacks and Giants do not often meet in such position, with the D-backs atop the NL West and the defending World Series champions near the bottom.
As the second half begins, the D-backs will be looking to build on a 2 12-game lead in the NL West while the Giants will be trying to find a way out of a 6 12-game hole dug by a 10-22 record since the last time the two teams...
When the San Francisco Giants won two games in a row last week against the struggling San Diego Padres, a glimmer of hope seemed to appear amid the nightmare of the 2013 season.
Then San Francisco Giants starter Tim Lincecum threw the 15th no hitter in Giants' franchise history Saturday against the Padres and fans flooded the local sports talk radio airwaves with the news...
Giants no-hit pitcher Tim Lincecum has a limited no-trade list that does not include the Tigers or Red Sox, two teams expected to seek closers before the trade deadline this month.
But several baseball executives still see a trade of Lincecum and simultaneous switch of jobs from starter to reliever as unlikely.
"Farfetched,'' one National League executive called the...
Greetings to all followers of Eric’s Dodgers Blog. You may have noticed that we’ve had some talk about and even posted a couple of raw clips from footage of AT&T Park that was filmed about a week and a half back when The Blog went to San Francisco to see the Dodgers take on the San Francisco Giants.
After several efforts to get the video to work right, we have succeeded...