Found January 13, 2014 on Nation Orange:
Most of you probably know about this one but, for those of you that don't, the NBA premiered their nickname jersey day. You could argue that this is an opportunity for players to engage in a little self-expression to enhance their personal brand, or you could say that it's another shameless marketing tactic to sell more merchandise. You'd probably be right either way. This piece is not about whether Baseball should follow suit. The Giants are just chock-full of great nick names and anyone who doesn't have one yet absolutely deserves it. Plus the Giants aren't in the running for Mashairo Tanaka (fun piece from Grant Brisbee over at McCovey Chronicles on learning to preemptively hate him) so we need something to talk about. The Easy Ones: Gregor Blanco -- The Great White Shark - rarely in sports do you have a nickname which fits sooooo perfectly with a stadium sound effect. I love to believe that hearing the jaws theme playi...

Pablo Sandoval says he’s lost 42 pounds this offseason

Part of San Francisco Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval’s charm is the fact that he’s ridiculously out of shape. It makes him really fun to watch. Unfortunately those days may be in the past. Sandoval has told Venezuela correspondent Rafael Rojas that he has dropped 42 pounds this offseason. While to some that will seem like tossing a deck chair off the Titanic, it...

Minor League Comeback Story Highlights Giants’ Non-Roster Invites

Fans of the San Francisco Giants have their first underdog story of the year to get ready for. The team announced their non-roster invitees to Spring Training yesterday, and perhaps most interesting among them is 30-year-old utility infielder and organizational soldier Mark Minicozzi. Minicozzi might be the most little-known of any Giants player to trot out to the field in Arizona...

Pablo Sandoval drops 42 pounds in offseason

getty images Plenty of baseball players pack on pounds or drop them prior to spring training. Pablo Sandoval is one who lost weight, reportedly 42 pounds. During his career with the San Francisco Giants the weight of Sandoval has went up and down with the front office becoming frustrated at times with their star player. Set to become a free agent at the end of the 2014 season it’s...

San Francisco Giants Hot Stove: MLB News & Fantasy Baseball Analysis

2013 Giants Overview When it comes to the San Francisco Giants, there has never been any debate that their greatest strength lies in the hands of their pitchers. That was never more clear than during the 2013 season when, as the pitching staff struggled, so too did the team’s record. After two World Series titles [...]

Loe, Gutierrez, Rosario, Giants Add Bullpen Depth

The San Francisco Giants hope to regain dominant form in the bullpen this season, a strategy which helped win them two World Series in three years. San Francisco signed: Kameron Loe, J.C. Gutierrez and Sandy Rosario, all to minor league deals with an invitation to spring training. Loe traveled around the majors last season, finding success in none of his three Mariners, Cubs, or...

Pitcher Chad Gaudin Could Be A Phillies Free Agent Target As Team Looks For "Depth"

Phillies fans may remember Chad Gaudin from the 2009 World Series. Or they may not. The fouth starter for the 2009 Yankees never did get a start in the playoffs, but he does have a 2009 World Series ring. Gaudin could be the latest pitcher the Phillies are targeting, according...

Player Profile #159: Angel Pagan | OF | SF

Last season was a bit of a lost year for Angel Pagan as he struggled through a trio of leg muscle injuries that forced him to miss a total of 91 games. Pagan is a boring player to analyze as his value comes down to one thing — playing time. In the two seasons Pagan played more than 150 games, he was a top 50 player. He’s a speedy, contact hitter who will get you a .290 BA, 90...
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