Found November 04, 2011 on NBC Bay Area:
In the past 24 hours, two notable MLB writers have lobbed out the possibility of the Giants trading Tim Lincecum. Hey! Stop screaming. Seriously, let's talk about this. First there was Dave Cameron, the writing brains behind FanGraphs, who asked "Can the Giants Improve by Trading Tim Lincecum?" Cameron's premise is pretty simple: there's an absolute dearth of starting pitching on the free-agent market (C.J. Wilson is the top starter available) and if the Giants played to the market by making Lincecum available, they could potentially land a haul of talented, young, cost-effective talent from a team with a big payroll like the Yankees, Red Sox or Rangers. Additionally, if the Giants moved Lincecum for cheaper players, it would clear up a chunk of payroll that would allow them to pursue a player like Carlos Beltran in free agency. "Lincecum’s clearly one of the best pitchers in baseball, and subtracting him from their roster would make their rotation a lot w...

The Giants are willing to trade Jonathan Sanchez

According to Jon Morosi of, the Giants are willing to trade Jonathan Sanchez “in an effort to free up money so they can pursue offensive upgrade.” Sanchez, 28, projects to make around $6MM in arbitration; with Barry Zito under contract through 2013 and Eric Surkamp under team control, Sanchez is somewhat expendable — that is, if the Giants are content with putting...

2011 Season in Review: Nate Schierholtz

One of the only bright spots of this year’s offense was Nate Schierholtz, who had somewhat of a breakout. It wasn’t a spectacular season, but he managed to post a pretty respectable .278/.326/.430 before his season was cut short due to injuries. Around late June, Schierholtz altered his batting stance, and shortly thereafter, he got red-hot: from June 25 to July 10, he hit .421...

VIDEO: The Kung Fu Panda is having a blast in Taiwan

With his infectious smile and goofy antics on and off the field, Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval is nothing short of a big kid. So it’s no wonder he’s a huge hit in Taiwan, where he and a group of other Major League Baseball players (including teammates Andres Torres and Ramon Ramirez) are playing in a three-city, five-game All-Star tournament. (As of Saturday, the MLB team...

Brian Wilson wears LSU helmet, football uniform for GameDay visit

Of course he did. San Francisco Giants closer Brian Wilson pitched for the LSU baseball team back in the day, so when the opportunity came for him to visit the ESPN College GameDay set Saturday, he dressed from helmet to tail in Tigers football gear. Even shoulder pads. When it comes to his costumes, Wilson is all about the authenticity. And why not? Not only did Wilson want to...

Barry Bonds hits YouTube in support of Bryan Stow

Perhaps some cynics will watch this video that Barry Bonds recently taped with Bryan Stow's family and say it was an attempt to spur positive and image-rehabbing posts like this one. But remember: Back when it was announced that the former San Francisco Giants star was heading an attempt to pay for the Stow children's college fund, it was the family's attorney who publicized...

Matty Alou dies; played on Giants and A's World Series teams

Matty Alou, the second of three Alou brothers to play in the majors and for the San Francisco Giants, died Thursday in Miami.

Former Giant Matty Alou dies

Matty Alou (1938-2011) Former Giants outfielder Matty Alou, the brother of fellow Giants Felipe and Jesus Alou, has died at the age of 72, according to the Associated Press. He died at his home in the Dominican Republic after battling diabetes for several years. Born Mateo Rojas Alou on Dec. 22, 1938 in Bajos de Haina, San Critobal, he was drafted in 1957 by the then-New York Giants...

The Beard Is Too Mighty For Facemasks

That's San Francisco Giants closer and Taco Bell spokespimp Brian Wilson in full LSU regalia as College GameDay's guest game-picker this morning. Lee Corso got into the beard act as well. It goes without saying his appearance in such costuming did not go over well with the crowd outside Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa. More »

Ex-Giant Matty Alou, 72, dies in Dominican Rep.

Matty Alou, once part of an all-Alou outfield for the San Francisco Giants with brothers Felipe and Jesus, died Thursday in his native Dominican Republic. He was 72. He died of diabetes complications, according to his former Dominican team, Leones del Escogido. The Giants also confirmed his death and said Alou had been sick for several years with a variety of health issues.

Matty Alou, Batting Champion for Pirates, Dies at 72

Matty Alou once shared the San Francisco Giants’ outfield with his brothers Felipe and Jesús.

Matty Alou dies

Matty Alou, the second of three Alou brothers to play in the majors and for the San Francisco Giants, died Thursday in Miami.

Ex-Giant Matty Alou, 72, dies in Dominican Rep.

Matty Alou, once part of an all-Alou outfield for the San Francisco Giants with brothers Felipe and Jesus, has died in his native Dominican Republic.
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