Well, I suppose there’s always Mark Minicozzi…
The three Giants home runs this spring belong to Minicozzi, Adam Duvall and Ehire Adrianza. Only Adrianza has even the barest chance of making the team. And, well, no one should count on him as a source of power, considering his power set.
This isn’t to say that there isn’t some good signs this spring. All spring stats...
In case you missed it, we here at the Lunatic Fringe got to do a Guest Lecture at Surviving The World, a unique photo-webcomic by Dante Shepherd. He’s a big baseball fan…but forgive him for rooting for the Red Sox, will ya?
As with any system, there are quite a few players who don’t make the Top 10. With the Giants, it’s interesting because of quite a range of second...
Here is the salary matrix for the San Francisco Giants through 2020.
Current Max Contract
Rare is the day in sport when everybody wins when more than 50000 fans players stadium workers and all the rest are treated to goosebumps and tears that they want to spill as two great athletes are honored for all the joy they brought.
The Yankees and their fans will remember a brilliant Sunday of emotion long after they forget that the Giants won 2-1.
Imagine the memories on the...
SF Giants rookies Juan Perez, Nick Noonan, Roger Kieschnick, Johnny Monell, Ehire Adrianza, Mike Kickham, Jake Dunning and Heath Hembree dressed up (down?) like the Naked Cowboy and headed out to meet him. May be the best MLB hazing we've seen. Bravo. [LBS]
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The Giants have had a forgettable season, but they made sure to make some memories during their swing through New York this week.
In town for a couple of series against the Mets and the Yankees, the Giants decided to take the annual ritual of rookie hazing to Times Square. Newcomers Juan Perez, Nick Noonan, Roger Kieschnick, Johnny Monell, Ehire Adrianza, Mike Kickham, Jake Dunning...
Most teams use the month of September to get a good look at their rookies, but the San Francisco Giants maybe received too intimate a view of their young players. There is the time-honored tradition of Major League teams to have their rookies play dress up to entertain the veterans. Well on Thursday it was the day of reckoning for the San Francisco rookies. They were in New York...
It was torture from the bottom of the eighth inning on during today’s San Francisco Giants’ (64-79) game as they battled against the Arizona Diamondbacks (72-70). Starting pitcher, Madison Bumgarner (11-9, 2.82 ERA), threw a gem giving up only four hits with nine strikeouts with 89 pitches in just six innings.
It looked as though the Giants had the win for Bumgarner in the bag...
Hard throwing San Francisco Giants prospect reliever Heath Hembree dropped in the Baseball America rankings prior to the start of the 2013 season. Hembree went from number three in 2012, to number seven in the Giants top 10 prospects list. This is likely due to him missing some time in 2012 with an injury. Hembree still has a power arm, and should get some strong consideration...
Spring Training BP 2013 – Credit: Steven Robles – SF Giants Rumors
Today the San Francisco Giants made a ton of Spring Training cuts. They’ve optioned and reassigned 21 players. An Optioned player means they’re on the 40-man roster and they’re being option to one of the Giants minor league teams. The players that are not on the 40-man roster are reassigned to minor league...
With the first month of the minor league season in the books I think that now is a good time to take a look at how things are going down on the farm.
First up the Giants position prospects (all stats are through the April 28th):
Okay, this one I am not looking forward to: the shortstop position.
It’s times like these that make me wish we had Omar Vizquel because he was the only shortstop with next-to-zero offensive production while still being facsinating enough to watch play defense.
He was a great Giant, and since then the shortstop position has been a nightmare to watch. Brian Bocock, started opening...
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Now, onto the prospects.
The offseason is always a great time to discuss prospects. Who’s ready? Who is coming soon, so you shouldn’t block them with a big, useless Aaron Rowand...
This is the final installment of my prospect rankings. If you missed it part 1 was here and part 2 was here.
My list to date
I've been working on this list for far too long, I have gone back and forth on a number of guys but then I realized I am not a full time scout by any means and this is just for fun.
So here is my top 20 Giants prospects list:
Happy Holidays to everyone!I've been busy (which is good for me, but not for a blog) so I wanted to point out some good posts for those looking for good Giants stuff to read:BA recently released their Top 10 for the Giants. DrB has his take here at his website. Crazy Crabbers shares some of the BA discussion at his site, which I read regularly. Lots of good info and discussions...
Baggs has been the Giants correspondent for Baseball America for the past six years.
Andrew Baggarly, the Giants beat writer for The San Jose Mercury News, has listed Class-A outfielder Gary Brown as the team’s top prospect in a new Top 10 list for Baseball America.
Baggs’ list is not much different from the one I published a month ago, on Nov. 15 (which can be found here)....
The Baseball America digital edition landed in my inbox this afternoon and I was quite happy that this issue was the NL West Prospect preview. The Giants top 10 list is a bit different than the one that I was putting together but the Baseball America scouts did have some nice things to say about the Giants prospects. Here is the top 10 list and a bit of the future blurb for...
In case you missed it, here’s part one. Tomorrow, I’ll post honorable mentions — prospects that just missed the list. Moving on…
10. Ehire Adrianza, age 22, SS
Plus defensive shortstop, and as such, the bar for his offense is set pretty low. Showed glimpses of potential for reaching that bar (.300/.375/.470 at San Jose).
9. Heath Hembree, age 22, RHP
Hesitant to rank him...