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Cain goes 4 innings in Giants win over LA

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) Matt Cain went four innings, Buster Posey and Angel Pagan each had two hits and drove in two runs and the San Francisco Giants beat a Los Angeles Dodgers split-squad 11-9 on Sunday. Joe Panik had three hits and scored three runs for the Giants, who won their third straight for the first time this spring. Brandon Belt added two hits and drove in a run. Yasiel...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Defending World Series Champs San Francisco Giants Unlikely to Make Playoffs

Ryan Braun #8 of the Milwaukee Brewers slides across home plate to score a run as catcher Buster Posey #28 of the San Francisco Giants applies a late tag during the third inning of a Cactus League game at Scottsdale Stadium. (Mandatory Credit: ESPN/Getty Images) With a whittled offense and fragile starting rotation, the San Francisco Giants look unlikely to contend for a playoff...
Via The Sports Journal
3 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
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Infante continues to heat up at the dish; Royals fall to Giants

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Jake Peavy pitched five innings, and the San Francisco Giants snapped a four-game losing streak with an 8-3 exhibition victory against the Kansas City Royals on Monday. Brandon Crawford and Joe Panik each had two hits for the World Series champions. Peavy, who felt ill before the game, gave up three runs and seven hits. Omar Infante had two hits and drove in...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Peavy pitches 5 innings in Giants win

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) Jake Peavy pitched five innings, and the San Francisco Giants snapped a four-game losing streak with an 8-3 exhibition victory against the Kansas City Royals on Monday. Brandon Crawford and Joe Panik each had two hits for the World Series champions. Peavy, who felt ill before the game, gave up three runs and seven hits. Omar Infante had two hits and drove...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Brewers lose close game to Giants, Braun gets first hit of spring

PHOENIX (AP) -- Ryan Vogelsong allowed two hits in 4 2/3 scoreless innings, and Joe Panik and Brandon Belt homered to help the San Francisco Giants beat the Milwaukee Brewers 3-2 Thursday. The first hit Vogelsong gave up was a single to Ryan Braun leading off the fourth. It was Braun's first hit of the spring, ending an 0-for-13 drought extended by a flyout in the first. "All great...
Via AP on Fox
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Vogelsong has strong outing, Giants beat Brewers 3-2

PHOENIX (AP) Ryan Vogelsong allowed two hits in 4 2-3 scoreless innings, and Joe Panik and Brandon Belt homered to help the San Francisco Giants beat the Milwaukee Brewers 3-2 Thursday. The first hit Vogelsong gave up was a single to Ryan Braun leading off the fourth. It was Braun's first hit of the spring, ending an 0-for-13 drought extended by a flyout in the first. ''All great...
Via AP on Fox
13 days ago  |  Discuss

What’s next for Giants’ Joe Panik?

It’s safe to say that 2014 was a big year for Joe Panik. The 24-year-old rookie had an impressive .305 average and .343 on-base percentage in 73 games for the world champion San Francisco Giants. In addition to a solid regular season, Panik had eight crucial RBIs during the postseason run and – oh yeah – turned one of the best double plays in playoff history in Game 7 of the...
Via BaySportsNet
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Young Giants duo confident after playing key role

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) Joe Panik is young but full of confidence at spring training. It helps that the 24-year-old is the projected starting second baseman for the defending champion San Francisco Giants after a stellar half-season in 2014 that saw him hit .305 in 73 games and log five extra-base hits and eight RBIs in 17 postseason games. ''To call yourself one of 30 everyday second...
Via AP on Fox
February 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Can The San Francisco Giants’ Repeat In 2015?

Today really should be a holiday. The day that all of baseball is reporting to work. Not just pitchers and catchers, but second baseman and right fielders too. On this glorious day, let’s take a look at the defending champs, the San Francisco Giants, and their chances at a return trip to October baseball in 2015. The Lineup: CF Angel Pagan 2B Joe Panik 1B Brandon Belt C Buster...
Via Baseball Essential
February 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Top 10 Players Under The Age of 25

With several teams attempting to get younger and maintaining top prospects to rebuild, we are taking a look at the top 10 players under the age of 25. In order to be elected for the top 10, the player must be under 25 when the season starts in April. So without further ado your top players under the age of 25 for the 2015 MLB season. Honorable Mentions: Joe Panik, Manny Machado,...
Via Baseball Essential
January 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Nori Aoki Should Hit Leadoff for The Giants

The San Francisco Giants officially announced on Tuesday the signing of outfielder Nori Aoki. Aoki has, over his three year career in the MLB, totaled 1531 plate appearances as a leadoff hitter and only 280 in other spots (primarily the second spot in the lineup). Sounds good, but the Giants already have a leadoff hit in Angel Pagan. Where then, does Aoki fit into this new-look...
Via San Francisco Giants Baseball (SF Giants Rumors)
January 21, 2015  |  Discuss

With Declining Scoring Trends, Defense Matters More Than Ever

Small ball and pitching. We remember it, It bagged us a championship in 1969. It was a staple of competitive play in the National League in the early 80’s when Whitey Herzog’s Cardinals made all manner of problems for the rest of the league. It’s also a prominent feature of a current Giants dynasty that seems to win a World Series every other year. People talk about how good...
Via Mets Merized Online
January 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Five Offseason Questions For the Giants

We are now almost exactly halfway through the baseball offseason, and roughly a month away from pitchers and catchers reporting for spring training (and only 88 days from Opening Day!). While there are still plenty of free agents looking for homes (Max Scherzer and James Shields are the big ones) and several teams with holes to fill, we’re at the point where teams are generally...
Via BaySportsNet
January 08, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 Minor League Preview: San Francisco Giants

Organizational Talent Rankings via Baseball America 2014 (19) | 2013 (28) | 2012 (21) | 2011 (24) | 2010 (29) 2014 Affiliate Records MLB: [88-74] NL West AAA: [68-76] Pacific Coast League - Fresno (2015: Sacramento) AA: [79-63] Eastern League - Richmond A+: [73-67] California League - San Jose A: [62-76] South Atlantic League - Augusta A(ss): [38-38] Northwest League - Salem-Keiser...
Via Razzball
December 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Jon Lester decision down to Cubs, Giants

            Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports Jon Lester is expected to choose a team soon, and make an official announcement. That announcement could come as early as Tuesday. Lester, according to Fox Sports’ Ken Rosenthal, has narrowed his decision to a field of two. He is, barring any late change, deciding between the Chicago...
Via Sports-Glory
December 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Offseason Updates

We just wanted to share a few recent site updates as we head into baseball's offseason: We have updated things like rookie status, service time and contract status for 2015. Here's the updated data for Joe Panik, for instance: As you can see, we've pointed out that his rookie status has now been exhausted and updated the other items, as well. Additionally, our free agency page is...
Via Sports-Reference
November 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Indians named Fangraphs “Far too early sleeper team” for 2015

Though we’re still a few months away from the first glove pops of spring training, Fangraphs has gone ahead and named the Cleveland Indians as their “far too early sleeper team” for the 2015 season. I think my most recent seven posts here at FanGraphs were about the Giants or the Royals or both, a necessary side effect of being a regular baseball writer during the World Series...
Via Waiting For Next Year
November 03, 2014  |  Discuss

2015′s Far Too Early Sleeper Team

I think my most recent seven posts here at FanGraphs were about the Giants or the Royals or both, a necessary side effect of being a regular baseball writer during the World Series. Sometimes it feels like there’s only so much you can say about James Shields or Joe Panik or Lorenzo Cain, but really, why […]
Via Fangraphs
November 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Bill Nye the 'Science Guy' gives physics lesson on controversial World Series play

San Francisco Giants second baseman Joe Panik made a phenomenal stop on Eric Hosmer's grounder up the middle in the third inning of Wednesday night's World Series Game 7, then flipped it shortstop Brandon Crawford for a shot at a double play. The umpire initially called Hosmer safe, who tried to beat the throw by diving for the bag, but the call got reversed after review. Bill Nye...
Via Fox Sports
October 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Joe Panik’s Amazing Double Play Turns Game 7 In Giants’ Favor (Video)

Joe Panik swung momentum in the San Francisco Giants’ favor. The Giants defeated the Kansas City Royals 3-2 in Game 7 on Wednesday to win their third World Series title in five seasons. Panik helped San Francisco’s cause by starting a sick double play in the third inning. Eric Hosmer hit a ground ball up the middle with no outs and a runner on first base. Panik dived to his right...
Via NESN.com
October 30, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Joe Panik makes play of the game of Game 7

Joe Panik made the defensive play of the game for the Giants in their Game 7, World Series-clinching win over the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday. The 23-year-old second baseman made a diving stop up the middle on a sharp grounder by Eric Hosmer, then did a backhanded flip to shortstop Brandon Crawford, who threw...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 30, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: San Francisco Giants 2B Needs a New Belt After Making Clutch Catch Leading to Double Play

The San Francisco Giants had a lot of guys make some clutch plays to help the team win Game 7 of the World Series--and hence the Series itself. One of the best had to be the diving catch that second baseman Joe Panik made that led to an early double play.@cjzero/TwitterRead more »
Via FatManWriting
October 29, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Joe Panik makes play of the game in Game 7

The table was set for the Kansas City Royals to come through with a lead in the bottom third of Game 7 of the World Series against the San Francisco Giants. With a runner on first and no outs, Royals power-hitter Eric Hosmer hit a ground ball that looked like it was going to make it out of the infield for a single. That would have set the Royals up with runners on first and third...
Via Sportsnaut
October 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Replay results in overturned World Series call

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) The first call to be overturned in the World Series under Major League Baseball's expanded replay rules occurred during a double play in the third inning of Game 7. The Royals and Giants were tied at 2 and Kansas City had a runner on first base with nobody out. Eric Hosmer hit a grounder and second baseman Joe Panik made a nice diving stop, flipping the ball...
Via AP on Fox
October 29, 2014  |  Discuss
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