Brandon Crawford Belongs In The #2 Spot In The Lineup

  Credit: Steven Robles – SF Giants Rumors The San Francisco Giants are about to wrap up their opening series in Arizona, and so far, three different players have started the game batting second: Brandon Belt, Hunter Pence and Gregor Blanco. We knew before the season started that Marco Scuatro was going to start the year on the DL, and while Arias was the heir apparent (not...
Via San Francisco Giants Baseball (SF Giants Rumors)
8 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB Hot Starts - Time to Cool Off

There are currently 14 Major Leaguers still hitting over .400 and while that means things have been great for fantasy owners, it also means bad times are coming!  The last batting champ to hit .400 was Ted Williams in 1941.  Nomar Garciaparra and Ichiro Suzuki own the highest batting averages since 1990 when they hit .372 in 2000 and 2004 respectively. table.tableizer-table { ...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Lincecum Struggles, Giants Fall to Diamondbacks

Mitchell Evans San Francisco Giants Writer   Diamondbacks 7 Giants 3   Recap: In the top of the first, Paul Goldschmidt was right where he left off last time against Lincecum, hitting a 3 run home run to right field. The home run came after a leadoff triple by Parra, and a walk by Prado. Michael Morse homered in the bottom of the second inning to make the score 3-1, and then in...
Via TopSportsReport
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Angel Pagan: Healthy and Leading Off the Offensive Charge

The San Francisco Giants have been off to a blazing hot start this season, already putting 47 runs on the board over eight games.  Their offense ranks at the top of the league in runs, home runs, and runs batted in, and they rank up there in plenty other categories as well. Brandon Belt has done plenty to make headlines this season, but also at the helm of San Francisco’s offensive...
Via BaySportsNet
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Hudson, Morse Endear Themselves to the Home Crowd, Giants Win Opener

The Giants continued to flex their offensive muscles on a warm day at AT&T Park, defeating the Arizona Diamondbacks 7-2. Tim Hudson got his second win in as many games for the orange and black as San Francisco won their home opener, sending 42,166 fans home happy, and remaining atop the National League West. Angel Pagan and Brandon Belt continued to power the Giants offense...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

2014 Fantasy Baseball Hot Hitters and Pitchers

There were plenty of fireworks in Period 1 of the fantasy baseball season. I could sit and discuss all of the big names, but what would you get from that? Absolutely nothing. Who I am going to list are those that are hot and are still riding the waiver wire pine in many leagues. Angel Pagan lead all the hitters with 33 fantasy points and he is still available in 31.2% of all ESPN...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants: Week One Review

Last week in my San Francisco Giants season preview, I noted seven things that needed to happen for the Giants to have a successful season. I thought it would be good to check in on those things when it's feasible (also known as when they have a day off), to see how they're doing in that regard. They are 5-2 and in first place in the NL West, so that shows most things are...
Via Sporadic Sentinel
12 days ago  |  Discuss

2014 Fantasy Baseball Week 2 Waiver Wire: 3 to Catch, 3 to Cut, 3 to Keep

In the Week 2 edition of fantasy baseball 3×3, we’re scooping up James Paxton, holding on tight to Angel Pagan, and strongly considering new scenery for Billy Hamilton. There are plenty of waiver wire columns out there that provide an exhaustive list of the most added players in fantasy leagues. This isn’t one of them. Here, we’ll run down a few lesser-known, lesser-considered...
Via The Fantasy Fix
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Buy or Sell: Opening Week Surprises

We’re only a week into the season and, as usual, a bunch of guys have come out of fantasy obscurity to make notable impressions over the first 5 or 6 games.  Many of these guys may be just smoke and mirrors and will disappear back into the ether over the next couple weeks, but some of them could be the breakout stars that help proactive managers win fantasy leagues.Keep in mind...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Angel Pagan Looks Like His Old Self

One of the unsung heroes of the 2012 San Francisco Giants team was Angel Pagan, who had come to San Francisco in trade in December, 2011. In fact, Pagan was so unsung that towards the end of the 2012 regular season, our very own Dave Cameron touted him for the tag of “most underrated player […]
Via Fangraphs
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants head to L.A. after taking season-opening series

No matter how a team looks in spring training, things usually change once the regular season begins, inside the big ballparks, with every pitch recorded and every important play analyzed to death. Curiosity abounds on Opening Day, inside the clubhouse and out, on how the team will respond in games that count. One series into the 2014 season, the Giants like what they see. They...
Via Pro Sports Daily
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Another blown save costs D-backs series finale

PHOENIX -- The Diamondbacks' bullpen was a sore point in the first half of 2013, and despite a major tweak, not much has changed so far this year. The D-backs lost four- and two-run leads while losing three of four games in their home-soil-opening series against the Giants, the latter coming when Will Harris gave up five runs in the top of the eighth inning in San Francisco&...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Pagan's 3-run homer leads Giants past Arizona 8-5

PHOENIX (AP) Angel Pagan hit a three-run home run in San Francisco's five-run eighth inning and the Giants rallied to beat Arizona 8-5 on Thursday in a game that was halted briefly in the top of the first due to a swarm of bees in the outfield.
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants Take 3 out of 4 Against Diamondbacks

Mitchell Evans San Francisco Giants Writer   Giants 8 Diamondbacks 5   Recap: The San Francisco Giants take 3 out of 4 games on the road against the Diamondbacks. In the top of the 8th, with the score 5-4 in the Dbacks favor, Michael Morse came up and hit an RBI single to score Juan Perez. Then, with Posey and Morse on base, Angel Pagan hit a three run home run to give the Giants...
Via TopSportsReport
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks-Giants game delayed by swarm of bees

The Diamondbacks ought to be familar with the local insects by now. Thursday's game against the Giants at Chase Field was delayed for about 3 minutes after the third pitch of the game from D-backs starter Bronson Arroyo when a swarm of bees invaded the outfield. Arizona center fielder A.J. Pollock had to come in to the infield, standing beside second baseman Aaron Hill while...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants get closer to fielding envisioned opening day lineup

With two weeks to go until the start of the regular season, the Giants finally may be close to fielding an opening day lineup for the first time in spring training. "This coming weekend we'll have them all out there, knock on wood," said manager Bruce Bochy said Tuesday. Marco Scutaro played his first game of the spring Monday after being beset with back problems...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Giants' Angel Pagan dealing with back stiffness

The San Francisco Giants lost to the Cleveland Indians yesterday in Cactus League play by the score of 5-1 to drop their record to 11-7 this spring.  There was a bit of concerning news following the game on Angel Pagan, who stared in center field and was 0-for-3.  Pagan reported lower-back stiffness and there is no word yet if he'll miss any action.Eltiempo10 via Wikimedia...
Via Sports Injury Alert
March 17, 2014  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants: 2014 Season Preview

Standing O Sports is previewing all 30 Major League teams seasons, division by division, team by team. Up next is the NL West and the San Francisco Giants. What Happened Last Season The San Francisco Giants suffered from a combination things in 2013. There was a World Series hangover, as well as a vast amount of injuries. Angel Pagan missed over half the season with a torn hamstring...
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March 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Under The Greydar: Angel Pagan

For a seemingly decent leadoff hitter, Angel Pagan gets very little press. has him ranked 246th overall, ESPN has him as the 156th best hitter.  Both rankings have him placed near players like David Freese, Chris Carter, Adam LaRoche, and Alcides Escobar. Outside of his injuries, Pagan has been exactly what a leadoff hitter should be: getting on base often and...
Via Razzball
March 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Hot Sports Take: Countdown to Spring Training #3

Baseball is near, only 3 more days! This countdown really helped the time go by faster. Tonight, we continue our countdown of the 20 Hottest MLB players, here is today’s pick: #3 – Angel Pagan #16|CF|SF Giants Born : July 2, 1981 Birthplace: Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico Height: 6’2″ Weight: 200lbs. Bats: S Throws: R College: Indian River CC, FL MLB Debut: April 3, 2006 (Cubs...
Via World Series Dreaming
February 11, 2014  |  Discuss

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...
Via Baseball Professor
January 13, 2014  |  Discuss

The Giants’ Season Was A Disaster Because…

  Credit: Steven Robles – SF Giants Rumors If only the answer was simple. In a team sport, success and failure can almost never be attributed to a single event or player’s performance. Usually, it is a combination of many things that contribute to winning and losing. In retrospect, let’s look back at the 5 biggest factors responsible for the San Francisco Giants’ fall from...
Via San Francisco Giants Baseball (SF Giants Rumors)
January 02, 2014  |  Discuss

World Series or Bust for 2014 San Francisco Giants

By Nation Orange Insider, Paul Sacca The post season is too low of a goal in 2014 we must shoot for the top or unload and go home - there's no going through the motions here. World Series or bust! Here's how: 1st - Stay healthy which requires training, practice and of course "Luck"...the lucky bounce, the lucky hamstring (Angel Pagan)...may...
Via Nation Orange
November 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Giants seek starters; Pagan more likely than Posey to change spots

The Giants are focusing on starting pitching at the moment but may be open to at least one position change as they survey the every-day player market, as well. The Giants are said to be committed to keeping former MVP Buster Posey as the full-time catcher, meaning they are not a realistic option for free-agent atcher Brian McCann despite interest. It appears San Francisco is more...
Via Pro Sports Daily
November 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Late Homer From Angel Pagan Enough For the Giants To Beat the Dodgers 3-2

Via Valley Bay News
September 27, 2013  |  Discuss

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