BRANDON BELT NEWS

Should Brandon Belt be More Aggressive at the Plate?

With the departure of Pablo Sandoval and Hunter Pence set to miss the first two weeks of the season, the Giants will need someone to help perennial MVP-candidate Buster Posey drive in runs. But who will that player be? Source: Elsa/Getty Images North AmericaThe Giants should look to first baseman to help produce some of the run production lost when Pablo Sandoval signed with the...
Via Baseball Essential
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Taking a Look at the Giants Roster Prior to 2015 Season

View image | gettyimages.com With Spring looming on in the baseball world, teams’ rosters are beginning to shape up to what we may see come Opening Day, April 5th. All eyes will be on the defending-champions, the San Francisco Giants. The franchise has won 3 out of the past 5 World Series and will look to make the necessary moves to prepare for yet another title run come October...
Via TopSportsReport
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Adam Rubin Reviews Alderson’s Biography

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York published a review last night of Sandy Alderson’s upcoming biography “Baeball Maverick: How Sandy Alderson Revolutionized Baseball and Revived the Mets”. In his review, Rubin highlighted Alderson’s comments on Terry Collins‘ job security and what happened behind the scenes in the Carlos Beltran trade. Here are some of the most interesting details...
Via Mets Merized Online
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants have Options to Fill Void Left by Sandoval in Lineup

The departure of third baseman Pablo Sandoval to the Boston Red Sox via free agency leaves a panda-sized hole for San Francisco to fill in the middle of their lineup. Hitting mostly out of either the three or five holes in the batting order, the once lovable fan-favorite “Kung-Fu Panda,” decided to chase bamboo shoots in the Northeastern part of the country. While losing a player...
Via Baseball Essential
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Ten players ready to make the leap in 2015

Trying to find a player due for a breakout season is fun, especially if: a) it’s a player from your favorite team and you tell other fans you’ve found a player to watch, or b) you play fantasy baseball and like rubbing it in to your friends that you know way more than they do. Either way, it’s an opportunity to prove how smart you are to strangers and friends. Who doesn...
Via The Outside Corner
28 days ago  |  Discuss

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
February 25, 2015  |  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
February 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Fantasy Baseball Team Preview: San Francisco Giants

The defending champs didn’t make many moves in the offseason. But, when you win a title, the need to improve dwindles. There is still plenty of talent on this roster for your fantasy squads. ALSO SEE: TEAM PREVIEWS ARCHIVES Key additions: Casey McGehee and Nori Aoki Key losses: Pablo Sandoval, Michael Morse, and Marco Scutaro Projected Lineup 1. Angel Pagan, CF 2. Joe Panik, 2B...
Via Fox Sports
February 20, 2015  |  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...
Via isportsweb.com
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

Belt reaches $3.6M, deal with Giants, avoiding arbitration

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Giants first baseman Brandon Belt has agreed to a $3.6 million, one-year contract that avoided salary arbitration. Belt hit .308 with two RBIs 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 RBIs. During batting practice in July before a game at...
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

Revisiting Belt vs. Hosmer, 2014’s Last 1B Standing

Those of you who were reading us back in March and April are probably familiar with a year-long debate between Adam Nodiff, Jake Devereaux, George Fitopoulos, and myself — who would have the better season, Brandon Belt or Eric Hosmer? Adam and Jake were staunch Belt supporters, maligning Hosmer’s ground ball rate. George and I figured Belt had better raw power, but his ballpark...
Via Baseball Professor
November 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Watch: Brandon Belt’s homer in 18th lifts Giants to 2-0 NLDS lead

Your browser does not support iframes. The San Francisco Giants needed 18 innings to put away the Washington Nationals on Saturday night. Brandon Belt’s home run off Tanner Roark leading off the 18th lifted the Giants to  its 10th consecutive postseason victory, edging Washington 2-1 for a 2-0 lead in their NL Division Series. “That’s how we do it. On paper, it might not...
Via Sports-Glory
October 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Watch: Brandon Belt the game winning home run

(Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group) Let’s see, what does 8 2/3 innings, three hits, five strikeouts and not giving up a single  run with a one run lead get you in Game 2 of the NLDS.  It gives you a closer who couldn’t close the deal.  Oh, I forgot to mention it was Jordan Zimmerman, who threw such a gem and I also fail to include he retired 18 straight batters before...
Via Reading Between The Seams
October 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Giants Outlast Nationals 2-1 After Brandon Belt’s 18th-Inning Homer

WASHINGTON — Brandon Belt homered off Tanner Roark in the 18th inning, lifting the San Francisco Giants to their 10th consecutive postseason victory, edging Washington 2-1 on Saturday night for a 2-0 lead in the NL Division Series. It tied the mark for most innings in a postseason game and set a time record at 6 hours, 23 minutes, Down to their final out in the ninth, the wild...
Via NESN.com
October 05, 2014  |  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

Brandon Belt’s homer pushes the Giants to Game 2 win

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...
Via Bloguin Best
October 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Belt's HR in 18th lifts Giants over Nats, lead 2-0

WASHINGTON (AP) Brandon Belt homered off Tanner Roark in the 18th inning, lifting the San Francisco Giants to their 10th consecutive postseason victory, edging Washington 2-1 on Saturday night for a 2-0 lead in the NL Division Series. It tied the mark for most innings in a postseason game and set a time record at 6 hours, 23 minutes, Down to their final out in the ninth, the wild...
Via AP on Fox
October 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Belt blast in 18th gives Giants win over Nationals, 2-0 series lead

  Brandon Belt homered off Tanner Roark in the 18th inning, lifting the San Francisco Giants to their 10th consecutive postseason victory, edging Washington 2-1 on Saturday night for a 2-0 lead in the NL Division Series. It tied the mark for most innings in a postseason game and set a time record at 6 hours, 23 minutes, Down to their final out in the ninth, the wild-card Giants...
Via AP on Fox
October 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Giants Injury Update: Brandon Belt to take BP

The San Francisco Giants enter an important weekend series against the Los Angeles Dodgers with a record of 81-65, two games behind the Dodgers in the National League West. The Giants continue to play without Brandon Belt, but the good news is that he took batting practice today and could return to the lineup soon #452698612 / gettyimages.comI reported yesterday that Belt, who has...
Via Sports Injury Alert
September 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Giants Injury Update: Brandon Belt cleared for baseball activity

The San Francisco Giants improved to 81-65 on the season following a 6-2 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Thursday. Hunter Pence had two RBI and Buster Posey had three hits to lead the Giants, who are just two games behind the Los Angeles Dodgers in the National League West. There is good news on the injury front, as Brandon Belt has been cleared for baseball activity. #452698612...
Via Sports Injury Alert
September 12, 2014  |  Discuss

The Howard & Other Stuff

With the 2014 MLB regular season winding down, it's time to take a look at The Howard standings.  Atop the leader board are Ian Desmond and Brandon Belt with 3 apiece.  Belt is currently inactive, but Desmond continues to crack homeruns and misplays balls, so a 4th Howard might just happen in the last 20 games.  There's a butt-load of players with 2 Howards on the season, with...
Via We Should Be GM's
September 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Giants Injury Update: Brandon Belt not ready for baseball activities

San Francisco Giants first baseman Brandon Belt has not played since August 6th and is not currently rehabbing from his concussion, but he is confident that he will play again this season. John Shea is reporting that Belt will see a doctor again on September 8th and is sure that he will be able to get back on the field again.Bochy: 10 days before Belt (concussion) does baseball...
Via Sports Injury Alert
August 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Giants Injury Update: Buster Posey, Brandon Belt, Hector Sanchez

The San Francisco Giants need a full-strength roster to stay in the playoff hunt. Unfortunately, with Buster Posey hurting and slumping, and both Brandon Belt and Hector Sanchez potentially done for the year because of concussions, that's exactly what they haven't got.According to Andrew Baggarly of CSN Bay Area, Posey was out of Wednesday's lineup with soreness in his left hip...
Via Sports Injury Alert
August 21, 2014  |  Discuss
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