Found December 06, 2013 on San Francisco Giants Baseball (SF Giants...:
This article may be a little late, but it’s still relevant (at least in this writer’s opinion) because signing Tim Hudson was an absolutely, positively GREAT signing. Why was it so absolutely positively great? Because it means the San Francisco Giants have accepted their current position as a #2 or #3 (depending on what you think of the Arizona Diamondbacks – personally, I don’t think much) finisher in the National League West. Whoa! A Giants fan and writer who is accepting #2 before Spring Training even starts? Listen, I would love to be wrong, and maybe the even-year thing will prove to be true.  If that’s the case, fantastic. If not, there’s always next year. And that year…that is the year we should be excited about. Hudson buys the Giants two things: time and experience. Time is important because your 2014 Giants are in-between new talent. This team has looked almost exactly the same for 2 years now (2012, 2013), going on 3 (2014). But when you looked ahead, you see a whole new ...

San Francisco Giants: Hot Stove Update

The San Francisco Giants came into this offseason knowing that their roster wasn’t good enough to compete with the Los Angeles Dodgers in the NL West as well as the top teams in the National League, so they knew they would have to make moves. The first thing they needed to do was go after starting pitching because they only had two starters under contract. Also, that was something...

All Quiet On The Western Front: Giants Lack of Movement Troubling

I’ve been very torn about the Giants moves, or lack thereof, this offseason. On one hand, I get what their doing. They deemed last season to be sort of flukey with injuries to Pagan, (the second most important player on the team), Cain, Affeldt, Casilla, and Scutaro’s lack of production due to an injury (thats what they say), and Sandoval’s weight issues. The Giants are confident...

SF Giants Rumors: Vogelsong, Tanaka, Sabean, Choo, Beltran, Etc.

Credit: Justeen Ferguson Starting pitcher Ryan Vogelsong passed his physical yesterday, so his one-year, $5 million deal is now official. The San Francisco Giants rotation now seems to be set as GM Brian Sabean has said Vogelsong will not need to compete for a rotation spot. He’s got the fifth spot on locked down. I would say that this means the Giants are surely out on Japanese...

Mysterious Street Art of Hunter Pence Appears in San Francisco

San Francisco Giants fans just love Hunter Pence’s swing. It looks awkward, hilarious, and somehow beautiful. It’s a veritable concoction of twitches, shakes, jiggles, and mini seizures; a sugared-up T-Baller who somehow has the ability to hit record length home runs and manage a .822 OPS. It’s just a damned mesmerizing and awesome swing. And now it’s immortalized...

Steamer Projects: San Francisco Giants Prospects

Earlier today, polite and Canadian and polite Marc Hulet published his 2014 organizational prospect list for the San Francisco Baseball Giants. It goes without saying that, in composing such a list, Hulet has considered the overall future value those prospects might be expected to provide either to the Giants or whatever other organizations to which they might someday belong. What...

Q&A: Kyle Crick, San Francisco Giants Pitching Prospect

Kyle Crick isn’t a nibbler. The 6-foot-4 right-hander’s approach is to attack hitters, and while his command isn’t where it should be, he’s going about things the right way. In 14 starts this year for high-A San Jose — an oblique injury kept him on the shelf for part of the season — he logged a 1.57 ERA and struck out 12.5 batters per nine innings. Crick is a power pitcher...

2014 Top 10 Prospects: San Francisco Giants

Despite their penchant for dealing prospects for veterans, the Giants have amassed an impressive group of young arms that ranges from potential frontline starter to back-end innings-eaters (and everything in between). What the organization lacks, though, is a potential impact bat.   #1 Kyle Crick | 65/A+ (P) Age G GS IP H HR K/9 BB/9 ERA FIP 20 21 19 84.1 57 2 12.70 5.34...

Giants Make Wrong Statement With Vogelsong Signing

It's not just that the San Francisco Giants re-signed fading starter Ryan Vogelsong. Its that General Manager Brian Sabean made it clear to the reporters who follow the Giants that the Vogelsong signing rounds out the 2014 starting rotation. If that's true, the Giants will be again be competing with the San Diego Padres to determine which team will finish in third place...
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