Found July 29, 2013 on
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It’s one of those moves you just know will never happen. And it’s not just a singular reason for why it wouldn’t happen. It’s not even a matter of the teams not matching up that would prevent it from happening. The motives for failing to even consider such a deal go down to the business level, marketing, and probably a thousand other passing thoughts that would prevent it from ever even reaching an internal discussion, let alone coming to fruition.
But from a pure baseball standpoint, Tim Lincecum to the Oakland A’s makes a lot of sense.
Let’s start with the Oakland side of the argument. Lincecum is a shorter commitment than their primary trade target, Jake Peavy. With free agency looming at the end of this season, they can simply let Timmy walk if he does not help them get to a World Series. By the way, in case you’ve been living in a cave and aren’t aware, he has been a key member to San Francisco winning a pair of World Series in the past three seasons. His postseason experience ...
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According to multiple sources the San Francisco Giants are entertaining offers on a number of veterans, including Tim Lincecum, Hunter Pence and Javier Lopez. Keep in mind that just last week Giants general manager Brian Sabean went on record, saying :
“We’re really in neutral because of the position we’re in,” Sabean said. “When you’re (seven) games out and nine games...
While the San Francisco Giants are still mulling whether or not to trade free agents-to-be Hunter Pence and Tim Lincecum, Joel Sherman of The New York Post reports that the team will "definitely move" left-handed reliever Javier Lopez.
Ever since it was reported that the Giants are willing to listen on their veteran players that are set to hit the open market following...
Few players were more strongly associated with the San Francisco Giants over the past several seasons than Brian Wilson. The oddball closer was drafted by the organization in 2003 and was a member of the team’s bullpen from 2006-2012. He reached three All-Star Games and led the league in saves in 2010. He was on [...]
THE BEARD IS BACK!
The Los Angeles Dodgers reportedly have signed former Giants closer Brian Wilson, who hasn't thrown a big league pitch since April 12, 2012.
It’s official, the Beard has signed with the Dodgers. Wilson, 31, became a symbol of silly during the San Francisco Giants 2010 World Series run, regularly entertaining us with his antics, interviews, and choice outfits.
Wilson has been sidelined since 2012 following Tommy John surgery and is believed to be back to full-strength after working out for the Giants, Pirates, Dodgers...
The Dodgers made a bold move to strengthen their bullpen Tuesday, signing former San Francisco Giants closer Brian Wilson to a minor-league contract, according to several online reports.
Wilson, who is more than a year removed from Tommy John surgery on his right elbow, is expected to reported to the Dodgers' spring training complex in Arizona but will soon be assigned to the...
The Giants dipped their toes into the trading pool today, acquiring right-handed starting pitcher Guillermo Moscoso from the Chicago Cubs for a player to be named later or cash. The 29-year-old Moscoso has spent all of 2013 in AAA and hasn’t seen major league action since last season. With Iowa, the Cubs’ AAA affiliate, he posted a 3.93 ERA in 94 innings, with 94 strikeouts and...
President Barack Obama says the San Francisco Giants are making a ''habit'' of dropping in at the White House.
Obama welcomed the 2012 World Series champions Monday at a South Lawn ceremony honoring their victory and their community service work. The Giants swept the World Series in October, defeating the Detroit Tigers 4-3 in the final game after being nearly knocked...
They played 15 postseason games in 2010 and 16 in 2012. They sent nine players to the World Baseball Classic last spring and six of them later suffered injuries. No one should be surprised that for the San Francisco Giants the bill finally is coming due.
Still it’s difficult to believe that the defending World Series champions are in last place in the NL West 12 games under .500...
Two big innings from Oakland’s resurgent offense and a solid performance from A.J. Griffin helped the A’s cruise past the Blue Jays on a chilly night at the Coliseum.
After averaging just 4 runs per game in their previous 6 games, the A’s bats have come alive for 19 total runs in the last two. Yoenis Cespedes led the charge Monday night with three RBI and was just a double...
Leave it to the minor league teams to always come up with the creative promotions (that would probably never pass in the majors). The Richmond Flying Squirrels (San Francisco Giants AA affiliate) have declared Thursday August 1 “Salute to Scandal” night, with $1 hot dogs around the ballpark in honor of Anthony Weiner, the scandal-plagued New York City mayoral candidate. According...
According to Bob Nightengale, the Dodgers have emerged as the front runners to sign free agent Brian Wilson. The feedback from Dodger fans across the internet have this potential signing landing with mixed reviews. Rightfully so. Dodger fans have despised Brian Wilson for years, suddenly he is going to don the Dodger blue? His talent is undeniable, his track record speaks for itself...
Isn’t that beard something?
Anyways, according to Bob Nightengale of USA Today Sports, the Los Angeles Dodgers, have signed former San Francisco Giants closer Brian Wilson. Wilson is coming off Tommy John surgery last April.
Brian Wilson is the newest member of #Dodgers and will be setup man
— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) July 30, 2013
Brian Wilson will go on minor league...
Jed Lowrie is arguably enjoying the best season of his MLB career with the Oakland A’s in 2013. In 99 games, the 29-year-old shortstop and sometime second baseman has accumulated the following stats:
.291 average, 382 at-bats, 111 hits, 26 doubles, 8 home runs, .358 OBP, .421 SLG, .779 OPS
The 2005 first-round draft pick, who has suffered an injury interrupted career, has also...
With two days before the July 31 trade deadline the A's keep playing as if they don't really need to add much help.
Yoenis Céspedes put together his second consecutive strong performance in Oakland's 9-4 win over Toronto pushing the A's a season-high 20 games over .500 and maintaining their six-game lead in the AL West. Oakland has won four in a row and seven of...