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Giants are 4-10, Let’s Keep Calm and Panik

The San Francisco Giants are in last place. Only two teams in baseball, the Miami Marlins and Milwaukee Brewers, have a worse record than the Giants’ 4-10 mark. The Giants are next-to-last to only the Boston Red Sox in hard-hit ball percentage. Buster Posey, the team’s cleanup hitter and former league MVP, is currently hitting .229 with two extra base hits. Casey McGehee, who...
Via Baseball Essential
12 days ago  |  Discuss

The Utterly Quotable Brandon Belt

Brandon Belt turns 27 today. Despite his sloooooooow start, some would argue this could be a career year for him if he can stay healthy. Maybe an All-Star or a Gold Glove in the future? Who knows. While we don’t know what’s in store for the next 140+ games, I think we can all agree on one thing: Brandon Belt is likable, unique, and especially quote-worthy. The stuff that comes...
Via BaySportsNet
13 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants: From good to ugly

The San Francisco Giants sit at 3-4 after the first week of the baseball season. They started off great, and then looked awful. What was the reason behind the inconsistently? Is it too early to tell what kind of season this is going to be? The Giants did what they were supposed to do, which was beat up on the Arizona Diamondbacks. They did everything well in that series. They pitched...
Via isportsweb.com
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Brandon Belt back in lineup, updates on McGehee and Susac

After sitting out four games due to a strained groin Giants’ Brandon Belt is back in the lineup today against the Padres. He was available to pinch hit last night, but didn’t get the chance. Brandon Day: Aoki LF, Panik 2B, Posey C, Belt 1B, Crawford SS, Maxwell RF, Blanco CF, Duffy 3B, Peavy RHP — Alex Pavlovic (@AlexPavlovic) April 12, 2015 Belt, 26, turned quickly to chase...
Via Baseball Essential
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Baseball Profcast: Arrieta The Ace?

In Episode 171, Professors Jake Devereaux (@DevJake) and Lance Rinker (@LanceMRinker) discuss some fantasy baseball news and recap the Baseball Professor 2015 season predictions. Topics include: Joe Nathan’s future on Detroit Michael Brantley and Brandon Belt go down with injuries Whether Jake Arrieta is a legitimate ace When you should pick up Red Sox prospect Eduardo Rodriguez...
Via Baseball Professor
24 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants Injuries Piling Up

The San Francisco Giants are coming off a World Series Championship, and falling HARD from the top. They lost Pablo Sandoval this offseason to the Boston Red Sox in free agency, then Hunter Pence broke his arm in Spring Training and have now seen 2/5 of their starting rotation placed on the disabled list, in Matt Cain and Jake Peavy.  Brandon Belt could be Joining those two...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
25 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB Quick Hits: Injuries mount for Giants

The defending champs are having a rough week. The Giants have placed SP Matt Cain on the DL with a flexor tendon strain in his elbow. Jake Peavy might join Belt on the shelf, as his back didn't feel right during a Tuesday throwing session. Finally, 1B Brandon Belt left Tuesday's game with a strained groin, and his status is TBD. Belt doesn't seem to think the issue is too serious...
Via Fox Sports
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Brandon Belt Exits Early with Groin Strain

The San Francisco Giants are starting to resemble a MASH unit as the defending World Series champs have suffered a series of injuries just two days into the regular season. Recent injuries to Matt Cain and Jake Peavy add to those that Hunter Pence, Travis Ishikawa and Erik Cordier suffered during spring training. The Giants are adding another name to the list of injured players...
Via Baseball Essential
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants' Belt leaves game with leg injury

PHOENIX (AP) San Francisco first baseman Brandon Belt left the Giants' game against Arizona on Tuesday night with a leg injury, replaced with one out in the bottom of the fourth inning by Joaquin Arias. Belt appeared to be injured going after a foul ball, then was checked by a Giants trainer and asked to run. He was then promptly removed by manager Bruce Bochy. Belt was 1 for 2...
Via AP on Fox
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Dark horse MVP candidates for 2015

If you’re a baseball fan, chances are someone is going to ask you who you think will win the MVP this season. And if you’re boring, you’re going to say “Oh, Mike Trout and Giancarlo Stanton, probably.” You’re so boring! Everybody is going to say Trout and Stanton, or Jose Abreu, or Andrew McCutchen, etc. How about picking someone the casual fan doesn’t even know exists...
Via The Outside Corner
29 days ago  |  Discuss

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
March 25, 2015  |  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
February 27, 2015  |  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

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
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