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Episode 119: World Series Preview – Blue Bloods

Episode 119: World Series Preview – Blue Bloods In the hundred-and-nineteenth episode, Thomas and Danny revel in the Giants’ dominating win over the Cardinals, tremble in fear at the Royals, compare Bruce Bochy and Ned Yost’s styles, and pick MVPs. Click on the image below to find it on iTunes:  You can also find it on the RSS feed, or by clicking on the play button below...

Episode 118: NLCS Preview – Cardinal Sins, The Teams You Love to Hate

Your ace pitcher, ladies and gentlemen (pre-Samson days). Episode 118: NLCS Preview – Cardinal Sins, The Teams You Love to Hate In the hundred-and-eighteenth episode, Thomas and Danny look back at the topsy turvy season, recap Thomas’ trip to Pittsburgh, the Giants dominant victory over the Nationals, and look ahead to an NLCS rematch against the Cardinals. Click on the image...

Episode 117: Surviving the June Swoon

Episode 117: Surviving the June Swoon In the hundred-and-seventeenth episode, Thomas and Danny lament a terrible month of Giants baseball, look at how the Giants match up position by position against the rest of the league, and weigh the pros and cons of a deadline trade. Click on the image below to find it on iTunes:  You can also find it on the RSS feed, or by clicking on the...

Episode 116: Miracle on the Hudson

Episode 116: Miracle on the Hudson In the hundred-and-sixteenth episode, Thomas and Danny gloat about their conquest over MLB Advanced Media, enjoy the excellent Giants season so far, anticipate Brandon Belt’s return to the lineup, Tim Hudson’s Cy Young chances, and Sergio Romo’s recent struggles. Click on the image below to find it on iTunes:  You can also find it on the RSS...

The Marco Scutaro fallout

The last time we heard about Marco Scutaro, Brian Sabean used the word “confounding” twice to discuss the second baseman’s recovery from a lower back injury (h/t Bay Area Sports Guy). With the very real possibility that Scoots is done for the season and *gasp* his career, let’s examine what the past, present and future hold for the Giants at second base. With Scutaro starting...

Dear MLB Advanced Media: “Come at me, bro”

Major League Baseball is constantly behind the eight-ball with the way it approaches and uses technology. For the entirety of the YouTube era, the NBA has reaped the benefits of streaming video, Twitter, Facebook and other social media. Blake Griffin eviscerating an overmatched European white guy would hit the web, drawing people in to a sport that was long-considered the third...

Episode 115: The Morse Unleashed

Episode 115: The Morse Unleashed In the hundred-and-fifteenth episode, Thomas and Danny do some trivia, talk about the series loss to the Diamondbacks and win against the Rockies, strong pitching from the front of the rotation, hot hitting from an unlikely source, and look ahead to the Dodgers series. Click on the image below to find it on iTunes:  You can also find it on the RSS...
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April 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Episode 114: Mmmm, Barbecast

Episode 114: Mmmm, Barbecast In the hundred-and-fourteenth episode, Thomas and Danny discuss the hot start, Belt’s dingerz, and hear from one of the guys from Cespedes Family BBQ. Click on the image below to find it on iTunes:  You can also find it on the RSS feed, or by clicking on the play button below. We look forward to your feedback, either by commenting here on the blog...
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April 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Andres Torres Is Probably Not Actually Selling His Championship Ring

Giants twitter freaked out Tuesday night when @SFGiantsFans tweeted a link to GoldinAuctions.com, where former Giants outfielder Andres Torres is allegedly selling his ring from the 2010 Giants World Championship. However, according to a source close to the team, this is more likely a ring that was stolen out of Torres’ car following the 2010 season. The source does not know specifically...
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April 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Baseball Experts Really Don’t Like the Giants

In the Worldwide Leader’s annual act of making-so-many-predictions-you’re-probably-going-to-get-at-least-one-right, the panel of so-called experts made their picks for MLB division winners and World Series champions for the 2014 season. The Dodgers and the Nationals were the big winners, snagging eleven and twelve votes to win the World Series, respectively. The Giants…not...
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March 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Episode 113: Bonds is Such a Lohan

Episode 113: Bonds is Such a Lohan In the hundred-and-thirteenth episode, Thomas and Danny discuss the 25-man roster, Panda’s impeding free agency, and the Fountainhead. Click on the image below to find it on iTunes:  You can also find it on the RSS feed, or by clicking on the play button below. We look forward to your feedback, either by commenting here on the blog, emailing...
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March 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Giants and Brandon Belt avoid arbitration with one-year deal

Photo by Bill Zarchy. Giants first basemen Brandon Belt has an official 2014 salary, settling with the club for $2.9 million in his first year of arbitration. It took the 25-year-old flying down to Florida for his hearing before a deal was reached late Tuesday night. The deal was expected, as the Giants haven’t had an arbitration case since 2004. The contract figure is slightly...
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February 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Episode 112: Invader Szym

Episode 111: Invader Szym In the hundred-and-twelfth episode, Thomas and Danny are joined by ESPN’s Dan Szymborski to talk about Hunter Pence’s contract and recap the 2013 season. Click on the image below to find it on iTunes:  You can also find it on the RSS feed, or by clicking on the play button below. We look forward to your feedback, either by commenting here on the...
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October 11, 2013  |  Discuss

World Series Odds As Of October 9

The MLB playoffs are well underway, and with each passing day we’re getting a clearer picture of who might be vying for the top prize come early November. It’s been an exciting round of division series match-ups, with not a single series being decided in a sweep, and until late Monday night all 8 divisional playoff teams were still alive. But with the division series wrapping...
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October 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Larry Baer for Commissioner?

In a piece today on ESPN, baseball writer Jayson Stark mentions San Francisco Giants CEO Larry Baer as a dark horse candidate to replace Bud Selig as the commissioner of Major League Baseball. Selig announced today that he will step down from the office after the 2014 season. CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman had the initial report, which lists Selig’s last day as commissioner as January...
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September 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Episode 111: A Farewell to Arms

Episode 111: A Farewell to Arms In the hundred-and-eleventh episode, Thomas and Danny are joined by their new Padres correspondent to talk the NL West, free agent pitchers, Brandon Belt’s tenure, recovering from last place, and the start to the NFL season. Click on the image below to find it on iTunes:  You can also find it on the RSS feed, or by clicking on the play button...
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September 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Episode 110: Little Giants

Episode 110: Little Giants In the hundred-and-tenth episode, Thomas and Danny talk about mixed feeling seeing Zito and Lincecum start for the last time on the season, Sandoval’s weight loss, next year’s rotation, and interview San Jose’s Clayton Blackburn and Mac Williamson. Click on the image below to find it on iTunes:  You can also find it on the RSS feed, or by clicking...
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August 24, 2013  |  Discuss

What if Max Scherzer Pitched for the White Sox?

Max Scherzer is having a very good season. This has been the best season of his career, by quite a large margin. He’s missing bats, his walks are down, and he’s turned into one of the best pitchers in the American League. Still, the most important thing to help his case for the Cy Young Award happened four years ago: he joined the Detroit Tigers. Scherzer currently leads the...
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August 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Episode 109: Standing Pat, With Beer

Episode 109: Standing Pat, With Beer In the hundred-and-ninth episode, Thomas and Danny talk with FanGraph’s Eno Sarris about the Giants inactivity at the trade deadline, the presumptive 2014 Giants roster, potential free agents, and beer. Lots of beer. Click on the image below to find it on iTunes:  You can also find it on the RSS feed, or by clicking on the play button below...

Episode 108: Buy or sell?

Episode 108: Buy or sell? is out! In the hundred-and-eighth episode, Thomas and Danny talk about the trade possibilities for the G-men, the value of Sergio Romo, and how to root (or not root) for Chad Gaudin. Click on the image below to find it on iTunes:  You can also find it on the RSS feed, or by clicking on the play button below. We look forward to your feedback, either...

G-Minus Presents: Bronson Arroyo

For a little off-day madness, I decided to play our old game, G-Minus. In case you missed our introduction, G-Minus basically takes a pitcher’s career statistics and strips them of their games against the Giants, and compares the results. Let’s see how this works for Reds starting pitcher Bronson Arroyo. Arroyo Career Stats: 133-122, 4.17 ERA in 343 starts. Arroyo Stats Against...

Postgame Wrap: Bochy Wins 1,500th Career Game as Giants Get Blown Out at Home, Bounce Back on the Road

“If you’re going to win one, win the last one.” – Duane Kuiper After yesterday’s game and the first game today, it’s hard to remember that those were worth just one loss each. Despite those two horrible games – I turned off yesterday’s game and watched The Incredible Burt Wonderstone instead – the Giants still had a chance to split the series if they pick up the...

Postgame Wrap: Giants Drop Third Game, Still Win Series Against Diamondbacks

Well, that was substantially less fun. The Giants got just three hits and no runs against Randall “who the hell is Randall Delgado” Delgado. And then the weeeeird ninth inning. Unfortunately, the takeaway from the game will likely be the sixth inning, when Buster Posey singled and then was thrown out at home on a Pablo Sandoval double. Tim Flannery waved Posey all the way in...

Postgame Wrap: Giants Beat Snakes, Not Dead Yet

As my partner Thomas alluded in his excellent piece about Tim Lincecum, this series with the Diamondbacks was set to be something of a bellwether for the Giants season: get swept and the season is over; make up some ground and we’re suddenly back in a race we had no business being in in the first place. So far, so good, as after the first two games the Giants sit 4.5 games out...

Rooting For Chad Gaudin

Watching Chad Gaudin is weird. If you haven’t heard, Gaudin was arrested in January after groping a woman who was lying on a gurney in a Las Vegas emergency room. He was arrested at the time and was recently charged with lewdness under Nevada law. But he’s still pitching for the Giants, which poses some interesting questions: do we root for him? Do we root for the Giants while...
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