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San Francisco Giants: Prospects to keep an eye on at Spring Training

Football is over and that leaves one thing on everyone’s minds…baseball season. Spring training for the San Francisco Giants will begin Feb. 18 for all pitchers and catchers and on Feb. 23 for all position players. If you are like any die hard fan of the Giants, you will want to know who to keep an eye out for during spring training. The Giants have invited 21 non-roster invitees...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The winter of blah

I’m checking in here for the first time in a few weeks…and while there have been some moves along the way, the summary of the offseason is about the same. Underwhelming. Not exciting. Some possibly shrewd under the radar moves and decent value buys, sure. And don’t get me wrong – the Pirates still project to be a good team. It’s just hard to get especially excited about...
Via Raise the Jolly Roger!
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Bullpens and rotations

I’m not entirely certain that the Pirates are done making moves this winter; as has been discussed in plenty of places, they’ve still got some payroll maneuverability, they need a left-handed reliever, and their off-season reliever stockpiling (which is what we’re going to talk about here) has made a Mark Melancon trade conceivable, so it’s possible that there’s one big...
Via WHYGAVS?
January 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Vogelsong gets $2M in Pirates deal, $3.1M in bonus chances

PITTSBURGH (AP) Ryan Vogelsong is guaranteed $2 million in his one-year contract with the Pittsburgh Pirates and can earn $3.1 million more in performance bonuses. Vogelsong would receive $100,000 each for 10, 12 and 14 starts under Friday's agreement and can earn $2.8 million under a points system that calls for three points for each start, two for each relief appearance of two...
Via AP on Fox
December 21, 2015  |  Discuss

A Thank You Letter to Ryan Vogelsong

Giants fans have a unique relationship with Ryan Vogelsong. Not a single year in the last five years has every fan been on board with Vogelsong at the same time. Well, maybe one time. In 2012, with the team’s back against the wall, Vogelsong pitched his heart out against the St. Louis Cardinals in the […]
Via Baseball Essential
December 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Old Arms, Familiar Places

This week has been calmer than what we’ve seen from Major League Baseball this offseason, but by Friday three teams had finalized one-year deals for notable veteran starters. Bartolo Colón, Ryan Vogelsong, and Hisashi Iwakuma signed with the New York Mets, Pittsburgh Pirates, and Seattle Mariners respectively. What can we expect? Bartolo Colón, $7.25 Million Zack Wheeler...
Via The Sports Post
December 19, 2015  |  Discuss

With Return To Pirates, Ryan Vogelsong Comes Full Circle

Ryan Vogelsong was drafted by the San Francisco Giants as the 158th overall pick of the 1998 Amateur Draft. Eighteen years after his initial entrance into professional baseball, the Kutztown University product finds himself back with the Pittsburgh Pirates, the team who gave him his first chance in a starting rotation in 2003. Since Vogelsong […]
Via Baseball Essential
December 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Pirates would be foolish to believe Ryan Vogelson can last entire season

The Pittsburgh Pirates signed right hander Ryan Vogelsong to a one-year deal on Friday worth $2 million guaranteed. Another $3 million can be earned by Vogelsong via incentives but if the Pirates really believe this is the answer to the back end of their rotation they are mistaken. Vogelsong enters the season at 38 years of age and is coming off a poor season in which he posted...
Via Tireball.com
December 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Vogelsong returns to Pirates, agrees to 1-year deal

PITTSBURGH (AP) Ryan Vogelsong is returning to the Pittsburgh Pirates for the first time in a decade. The 38-year-old right-hander agreed to a one-year contract, the Pirates said Friday, rejoining the team he pitched for from 2001-6. Vogelsong helped the Giants win World Series titles in 2012 and `14, then was 9-11 with a 4.67 ERA this year in 22 starts and 11 relief appearances...
Via AP on Fox
December 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Just what you always wanted for Christmas: Ryan Vogelsong returns to the Pirates

Since the Charlie Morton trade almost a week ago, we’ve all been wondering who the Pirates would sign/acquire to fill the hole that Morton’s exit created in the rotation. Today, we get our answer: they’ve re-signed Ryan Vogelsong. Yes, seriously. Vogelsong, of course, has had quite the itinerant career; he was drafted by the Giants in 1998, then traded to the Pirates as part...
Via WHYGAVS?
December 18, 2015  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants: All about that pitching

It’s well documented that the San Francisco Giants need and want to obtain starting pitching. Acquiring starting pitching through free agency won’t be easy, but the Giants have the cash to do so. The team has shed a ton of cap space with players like Tim Hudson, Ryan Vogelsong departing and Tim Lincecum’s two-year contract expiring. Zack Greinke, Johnny Cueto, David Price and...
Via isportsweb.com
November 25, 2015  |  Discuss

On the Autopsy Table: The Giants 2015 Season

Despite the bloviating bullying of several San Francisco sports writers and sport-talk hosts, we are going to do the unthinkable and critically evaluate how the San Francisco Giants organization did in the 2015 season. Call it that odd moment when Giant fans are asked to put down their Tim Lincecum bobbleheads for a moment, to stop whining about player injuries being the real problem...
Via The Giants Cove
September 24, 2015  |  Discuss

San Francisco must address pitching this offseason

It’s Monday, September 7, and I believe it’s finally safe to write off the San Francisco Giants this season. It’s just that with them, you genuinely never know. And no, this has nothing to do with the superstition of the odd-numbered/even-numbered year. After all, the defending champions had played well for most of the season. Unfortunately, two factors caught up to them: injuries...
Via The Sports Post
September 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Ryan Vogelsong hits first HR, doesn't enjoy it an iota

A player is usually filled with glee after hitting his first major-league home run. He might throw up a fist pump as he rounds first base, don an ear-to-ear grin as he is congratulated by his teammates, or feel an overwhelming sense of pride and relief as he sits in the dugout reflecting on his feat. Not Ryan Vogelsong. When the San Francisco Giants starter ripped a two-run home...
Via Fox Sports
September 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Giants-Rockies Preview

Ryan Vogelsong should probably look at his last start at Coors Field rather than his first five if he is looking for comfort entering his latest trip to Denver. San Francisco's right-hander hasn't enjoyed much success at the hitter's paradise, but the Giants need him to snap their own skid in Thursday night's series opener against the Colorado Rockies. San Francisco (69-64) has squandered...
Via AP on Fox
September 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Lance Lynn and the St. Louis Cardinals Win Big in San Francisco

St. Louis Cardinals’ Lance Lynn reacts after teammates turned a double play against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the fifth inning of a baseball game Monday, Aug. 24, 2015, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) It was a day defined by one big inning and a lot of zeroes. Lance Lynn and the Cardinals blanked the Ryan Vogelsong and the Giants, and despite hitting into three double...
Via The Sports Journal
August 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Vogelsong outdone by Lynn as Giants blanked by Cardinals 6-0

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) The San Francisco Giants have been so good against St. Louis in recent years and through their winning postseason runs, and against Lance Lynn, too. Lynn finally earned his first career victory against San Francisco this time, outpitching Ryan Vogelsong and hanging tough into the eighth before leaving with a right ankle injury in the Cardinals' 6-0 win Saturday...
Via AP on Fox
August 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Game 122: Pirates 5 Giants 2

Sorry for the lack of posts this weekend; I was out of town for a wedding until this morning, and so I missed the bulk of this series. As it turns out, this is probably the Pirates’ biggest series victory of the year, non-St. Louis Cardinals division, as taking three of four from the Giants puts the Pirates nine games up on the Giants, who are currently the first team out of the...
Via WHYGAVS?
August 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Cardinals muster only two hits in shutout loss to Giants

ST. LOUIS -- Ryan Vogelsong pitched six innings of two-hit ball and ace Madison Bumgarner keyed a seventh-inning rally with his first career pinch hit, helping the San Francisco Giants beat the St. Louis Cardinals 2-0 on Tuesday night. Brandon Crawford doubled leading off the fifth for the Giants' first hit when left fielder Brandon Moss couldn't quite hold onto his drive down the...
Via AP on Fox
August 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Cardinals muster only two hits in shutout loss to Giants

ST. LOUIS -- Ryan Vogelsong pitched six innings of two-hit ball and ace Madison Bumgarner keyed a seventh-inning rally with his first career pinch hit, helping the San Francisco Giants beat the St. Louis Cardinals 2-0 on Tuesday night. Brandon Crawford doubled leading off the fifth for the Giants' first hit when left fielder Brandon Moss couldn't quite hold onto his drive down the...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
August 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Vogelsong, Bumgarner help Giants beat Cardinals 2-0

ST. LOUIS (AP) Ryan Vogelsong pitched six innings of two-hit ball and ace Madison Bumgarner keyed a seventh-inning rally with his first career pinch hit, helping the San Francisco Giants beat the St. Louis Cardinals 2-0 on Tuesday night. Brandon Crawford doubled leading off the fifth for the Giants' first hit when left fielder Brandon Moss couldn't quite hold onto his drive down...
Via AP on Fox
August 19, 2015  |  Discuss

The 2015 Playoff Race: Did the Giants Just Devalue their Biggest Asset

In 2006, when Bruce Bochy was hired to manage the San Francisco Giants, he had just finished guiding the San Diego Padres to two consecutive National League West titles. Bochy also led the Pads to NL West titles in 1996 and 1998, when San Diego reached the World Series to play the New York Yankees. During his 12 year stint as the Padres manager, Bochy became a renown bullpen zen...
Via The Giants Cove
August 14, 2015  |  Discuss

NERD Game Scores for Thursday, August 13, 2015

Devised originally in response to a challenge issued by viscount of the internet Rob Neyer, and expanded at the request of nobody, NERD scores represent an attempt to summarize in one number (and on a scale of 0-10) the likely aesthetic appeal or watchability, for the learned fan, of a player or team or game. Read more about the components of and formulae for NERD scores here. *...
Via Fangraphs
August 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Pitching Woes Down San Francisco Giants in 7-3 Loss

San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Ryan Vogelsong throws against the Chicago Cubs during the first inning of a baseball game, Friday, Aug. 7, 2015, in Chicago. (AP Photo/David Banks) Mike Leake was traded to the San Francisco Giants to give them a solid, dependable arm to shore up their pitching depth. Unfortunately, a leg injury has put him on the disabled list and once again...
Via The Sports Journal
August 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Giants place right-hander Mike Leake on DL with leg strain

CHICAGO (AP) The San Francisco Giants have placed right-hander Mike Leake on the 15-day disabled list because of a strained left hamstring. The 27-year-old Leake (9-6), acquired from Cincinnati last week for two prospects, was scheduled to make his second start for the Giants Friday in Chicago against the Cubs. He was scratched in favor of Ryan Vogelsong after his hamstring tightened...
Via AP on Fox
August 07, 2015  |  Discuss
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