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Five players with something to prove in 2015

Sometimes having a chip on your shoulder is the best thing for a ballplayer. Having something to prove, or the desire to prove someone wrong, can sometimes be enough to push a guy into having a career year. There are plenty of players who fit that criteria this year, whether it’s guys proving they’re worth the huge contracts they signed this winter, or guys returning from...
Via The Outside Corner
9 days ago  |  Discuss

The Price is Right: the Brandon Belt breaktout is upon us in 2015

Brandon Belt was one of the more interesting stories of the fantasy baseball season’s first month. A mid-double-digit round draft pick a year ago, Belt went on a tear in April hitting longballs in five of his first eight game and knocking seven out of the park in April overall, while hitting .255 and producing 13 RBI. He’d have nine home runs and 18 RBI through his first 35...
Via Fantasy Sports Locker Room
10 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants and Brandon Belt agree to $3.6 million contract

San Francisco Giants first baseman Brandon Belt agreed to a one-year $3.6 million contract earlier this week that avoided salary arbitration, leaving new third baseman Casey McGehee as the only player left in arbitration. Statistically, the 26 year-old infielder played in only 61 regular-season games in 2014, with a .243 batting average, 12 home runs, 27 RBIs and a .306 OBP.  Belt...
February 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Giants agree with 1B Belt on 1-year, $3.6M deal

  Giants first baseman Brandon Belt has agreed to a $3.6 million, one-year contract that avoided salary arbitration. Belt hit .308 with two RBI in the World Series after missing time over the final 2 1/2 months with a concussion. He played in only 61 regular-season games, batting .243 with 12 homers and 27 RBI. During batting practice in July before a game at Miami, two Giants accidentally...
Via AP on Fox
February 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Player Profile #139: Brandon Belt | 1B | SF

Do you buy the potential or do you fear the park? That’s what will decide which side of the Brandon Belt fence you’re standing on, and it’s not an easy question to answer. Belt has been the subject of much debate around these pages. Adam Nodiff and Jake Devereaux, our two Profcast hosts, are Belt believers. George Fitopoulos and myself are not. Conversely, Adam and Jake dislike...
Via Baseball Professor
January 12, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Belt's HR in the 18th inning puts Giants up 2-0

18 innings. Six hours and 23 minutes. 485 pitches. And yet, this one home run by Brandon Belt in the 18th inning will stand apart, enabling the Giants to beat the Nationals 2-1. Game 3 will be on Monday AT&T Park. Madison Bumgarner goes for the Giants against Doug Fister of the Nationals. The post Brandon Belt’s homer pushes the Giants to Game 2 win appeared first on The Outside Corner.
Via The Outside Corner
October 05, 2014  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants Trade Rumors: Pitching Edition

The San Francisco Giants are sputtering in all aspects of their game right now. Ever since the point where they went 42-21 and had a 9 1/2 game lead in their division things have gone downhill quickly. The Giants offense began to sputter when Brandon Belt and, especially, Angel Pagan got injured. The starting pitching remained inconsistent and finally, a bullpen that was so good...
June 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Giants Injury Update: Brandon Belt making progress

According to Amy Gutierrez of CSN Bay Area, Brandon Belt was seen taking ground balls before Monday’s game against the Nationals where they ended up losing 9-2.  He was not gripping the ball with his hand yet. Belt is expected to be back by the end of June and start a rehab assignment in the coming weeks.#487625917 / gettyimages.comBelt was hit four weeks ago by a Paul Maholm...
Via Sports Injury Alert
June 10, 2014  |  Discuss

The Giants will be alright without Belty

Allow me to begin today's post with some 80s musical poetry:"I've been thinking 'bout the timesYou walked out on meThere were moments I'd believe, you were thereDo I miss you, or am I lying to myself againI do these things...(It's all because of you)I keep holding on, but I'll try(try not to think of you)Love don't leave me lonelyI'll be alright without youThere'll be someone else...
Via The Dodgerhater
May 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Brandon Belt Will Have A Breakout Season, And This Is Why…

Credit: Steven Robles – SF Giants Rumors In a very forgettable season for the San Francisco Giants, there were few bright spots in 2013. One of those bright spots was Brandon Belt. Belt was one of the top three hitters for the Giants and was very productive all around, but I believe he didn’t reach his full potential. Belt was a 4 win player while hitting .289/.360/.481 and...

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