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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 IRS. At the end of April the national sports media finally fixed on their "big story"-- it seems the Colorado Rockies were for real and just might make a big move in 2013.
But a topsy-turvy April is slowly sorting itself out and actual performance is beginning to replace wishful thinking:
> The early favorite Los Angeles Dodgers and their $220 million payroll are in last place at 15-22 and the team's 9-13 home record is giving their easily distracted fans more reasons to stay home and watch reality shows on their 72" TVs.
> LA Manager Don Mattingly seems to be a wonde...
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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...
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 Giants on Monday recalled Brett Pill and his hot bat from Triple-A Fresno.
The first baseman has been off to a terrific start in Fresno, hitting .341, nine home runs and 47 RBI in 32 games. The Giants are hoping Pill can keep that production going for them with the club visiting American League ballparks this week (Toronto) and next (Oakland) and in need of an extra bat. Pill...
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...
The San Francisco Giants have optioned outfielder Francisco Peguero to their Triple-A Fresno minor league affiliate. This move was in accordance to making room for first baseman Brett Pill on the active roster whom they recalled from the same farm club. He is expected to add power off of the bench and possibly serve as the designated hitter in games against the Toronto Blue Jays...
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...
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....
The San Francisco Giants lost Melky Cabrera to a swarm of controversy during the 2012 regular season.
They will extend the ultimate olive branch to Cabrera on Tuesday when they play his new team the Toronto Blue Jays.
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The Giants are in first place once again, and with a pitching rotation that sports such names as Tim Lincecum, Matt Cain, and Madison Bumgarner, you’d think the main reason for their ranking atop the NL West would be due to some superlative pitching. Well, think again.
The Giants currently sport a 23-15 record and a hold a seat on top of their division, and the driving force behind...
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...
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.
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...
A matchup of Cy Young Award winners will take a backseat to an unusual reunion for the San Francisco Giants.
Outfielder Melky Cabrera, suspended for drug use last season and now with the Toronto Blue Jays, faces his former team for the first time Tuesday night in Canada.
San Francisco's Barry Zito (3-1, 2.75 ERA) and Toronto's R.A. Dickey (2-5, 5.06) will start the opener...
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.
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...