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Today is day two of Spring Training for the San Francisco Giants pitchers and catchers. Position players will check in Friday, and Saturday will be the first full squad workout.
After Tim Lincecum had his first bullpen session yesterday, Lincecum said he’s “definitely ahead of where I was last year” in how his body feels and his delivery. Lincecum only threw on flat ground during the offseason to ensure good mechanics. (via Henry Schulman Twitter Links).
The big question at last year’s camp was how Buster Posey‘s ankle will hold up? After the year he put up (NL MVP), that’s not even in question anymore. However, Posey still does feel ankle stiffness, but that’s only when he gets out of bed. Once he’s up, his ankle loosens up quick, says Andrew Baggarly (via Twitter).
Baggarly also says (via Twitter) manager Bruce Bochy and Team USA‘s manager Joe Torre spoke today about the World Baseball Classic. Ryan Vogelsong will likely be Team USA’s number ...
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Today is the day that the San Francisco Giants pitchers and catchers are taking the field. Andrew Baggarly of CSNBayArea.com says (via Twitter) presumed Opening Day starter Matt Cain leads the first bullpen group. Catching prospect Andrew Susac gets to catch Jeremy Affeldt‘s bullpen session.
If you would like to get to know more about Susac; check out this SF Giants Rumors Interview...
Citing statistics from FanGraphs, San Francisco Giants general manager Brian Sabean is certain faded ace Tim Lincecum has forever lost his blazing fastball. Lincecum (10-15, 5.18 ERA), who has gone 79-56 with a 3.31 ERA since debuting in “The City … Continue reading →
Position players are reporting to camp today, and Andrew Baggarly of CSNBayArea.com tells us (via Twitter) Angel Pagan, Andres Torres and Ramon Ramirez all have their lockers in a row.
Torres and Ramirez were traded to the Mets last offseason for Pagan. One year later the Giants have brought back Torres on a one-year deal, and Ramirez on a minor league deal.
Pagan has also signed...
Spring Training for the San Francisco Giants is getting as predictable as Tommy Lasorda's favorite ethnic food. Or Alex Rodriguez ruining yet another very expensive lie-detector machine.
Really, what would Spring in Scottsdale, Arizona be without Willie Mays and Will Clark roaming the clubhouse and batting cages, casually dispensing wisdom and humor? And once again San Francisco...
So, this should be a very unsurprising top 3. The top 3 prospects of the Giants are all starting pitchers, and all three are expected to man the rotation in San Jose next season.
If you get a chance this year, go see San Jose. Chances are, you’ll see a good pitcher.
3. Clayton Blackburn – When a 16th rounder our of high school has a solid year, it’s a win. When he has...
GLENDALE, Ariz. San Francisco Giants first baseman Brandon Belt's comments about the big-spending Dodgers hit Matt Kemp's radar.
"All I can say is, you can't buy chemistry," Belt said at his team's FanFest earlier this month.
Kemp was puzzled as to why Belt would say anything.
"If I was a World Series champ, I wouldn't be saying anything about...
The following is an interview conducted by Jeremy Dorn, an Editorial Intern at San Francisco Magazine and an experienced sports blogger with a number of great credits (and several disturbing ones).
Through no fault of his own, Jeremy was born in the Bay Area but was raised a Los Angeles Dodger fan. Perhaps it was due to an unhealthy mix of Cap'n Crunch cereal and that white...