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Should the San Francisco Giants Pursue Tim Lincecum to Fix their Bullpen?

Between Johnny Cueto and Jeff Samardzija, the San Francisco Giants spent a boatload of money in the offseason with the hopes of enhancing their pitching rotation. And while such additions have already paid off nicely for the franchise, the Giants’ bullpen is seemingly collapsing at the hands of veterans Jake Peavy and Matt Cain, both of whom have pitched some painfully mediocre...
Via The Sports Journal
37 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Mild, mild west: the NL West is an ugly tire fire

The National League West was supposed to be the division this season. The biggest free agent pitchers all found their way there. The most notable international free agent landed there. There were big trades and big moves made to strengthen already-formidable teams and push them to the playoffs. It was going to be the best division in the game. A month and change into the season,...
Via The Outside Corner
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Column: Angels need Tim Lincecum

The Los Angeles Angels’ hopes to reach the postseason took a hit on Friday morning. Source: Angels ace Garrett Richards has torn ulnar collateral ligament and is expected to need Tommy John surgery. https://t.co/wkbiUpTCl0 — Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) May 6, 2016 To say that news is disheartening for the Angels is a vast understatement. Richards broke through as a strong...
Via Today's Knuckleball
1 hour ago

Brandon Belt’s Annual, Awesome Adjustment

We’re here every year, it feels like. May rolls around, we notice that Brandon Belt has been doing new things in the early part of the season, and then we forget about it until the next season rolls around when we start all over again. Maybe it’s because he’s been the victim of a few impact injuries that have caused him to miss time in the second half of the past two seasons...
Via Fangraphs
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

SF Giants Minor Lines, 5/5

Many ways to skin a cat day! You like offense? We got it! You like pitchers' duels? We got that too! Far be it from us to be provincial in our appreciation of baseball here at Minor Lines. When an opponent's play makes us stop and stare in wide wonder, we highlight it. We know how to "tip our cap" with the best of them! And so on this day, a Minor Lines salute to Greenville Drive...
Via McCovey Chronicles
3 hours ago

The Angels and Giants Are Making Unprecedented Contact

Is it still cool to talk about contact hitting, or are we past that? I don’t think we should be past that. Not yet, not as long as the Royals remain the defending champions. So, you remember all this stuff. It was a big part of the Royals conversation during last year’s playoffs. Yeah, the Royals had a really strong bullpen, and an incredible team defense, but they wound up mostly...
Via Fangraphs
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Rockies absolutely annihilate Giants with historic 13-run inning

There are crooked numbers, and then there is what the Colorado Rockies did on Thursday in their 17-7 win over the San Francisco Giants.The Rockies scored 13 runs on 10 hits -- in the fifth inning -- against a Giants pitching staff that again simply didn't have any answers. Last week, the New York Mets had a 12-run inning against San Francisco.Making Thursday's beatdown even worse...
Via Fox Sports
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

LEADING OFF: Lincecum pitches for a job, Zimmermann at 5-0

A look at what's happening all around the majors today: --- OPEN INVITATION Free agent Tim Lincecum will pitch at a showcase in Arizona, with representatives from more than 20 big league teams expected to watch him in person. At 31, the two-time Cy Young Award winner is hoping to play in the majors this season. He didn't pitch for the Giants last year after June 27 because of a...
Via AP on Fox
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Rockies score 13 times in fifth, beat Giants 17-7

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Trevor Story had no idea he was sparking a record-setting effort when he led off the fifth inning with a home run. Story and Nolan Arenado each homered and drove in three runs, and the Colorado Rockies set a franchise record with their 13-run inning in a 17-7 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Thursday night. ''I was looking to start off the inning by getting...
Via AP on Fox
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Giants give up 13 runs in the 5th inning, lose 17-7 to Rockies as Matt Cain's slide continues

SAN FRANCISCO _  After giving up 12 runs in an inning to start their last road trip in New York, it's hard to believe the Giants could do any worse Thursday night when returning to the friendly confines of their own park. Yet the Colorado Rockies did the Mets one better, scoring 13 times in the fifth inning of a 17-7 win over the Giants before a crowd of 41,477. ``It's hard to believe...
Via Giants Extra
13 hours ago

Bochy believes Cain can get back on track

Matt Cain may not be pitching as well as he has in the past but that doesn't stop Giants manager Bruce Bochy from believing in his right-hander.
Via Giants.com
13 hours ago

Tim Lincecum Addresses Media, Finally

If there was any more of a role being left unfilled, one of the two starting rotation stragglers for the Giants would, for some undisclosed reason, be incapable of taking the field for their next start. Tim Lincecum may be far from assuming a starting role, but the timing of his tryout has become increasingly interesting. The talk of the tryout has circulated throughout the week...
Via The Sports Journal
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Rockies score 13 times in fifth, beat the Giants 17-7

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Nolan Arenado and Trevor Story each homered and drove in three runs, and the Colorado Rockies set a franchise record with a 13-run fifth inning in a 17-7 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Thursday night. Gerardo Parra had two hits and three RBIs in the fifth, when Colorado sent 17 batters to the plate. It's the most runs scored in an inning by any team...
Via AP on Fox
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Giants succumb to Rockies' record inning

Rookie shortstop Trevor Story's 11th homer of the season led off a club one-inning record 13-run fifth as the Rockies beat the Giants, 17-7, Thursday night in the opener of a four-game set at AT&T Park.
Via Giants.com
14 hours ago

Giants hoping to reverse tide vs. Rockies

The Rockies are looking to continue a trend against the Giants that started during the 2013 season. Colorado won each of the past two season series and won the first series between the two teams this year. San Francisco has won just two of the last 10 series and has been swept twice at home during that span.
Via Giants.com
14 hours ago

Giants implode, lose by 600 runs to Rockies, infield grass catches on fire, outfield grass sinks into the depths below, the seagulls are bleeding from the eyes, and they're coming for you and everyone you love

Denard Span had some really good at-bats, though. There it was, the worst inning in AT&T Park history. When the inning started, it was a close game. It came in a game against the Rockies, who usually gag on the thick, viscous sea air. Rockies hitters hold the bats like Ninja Turtles when they're outside of Denver because they don't know what else to do. And in that environment...
Via McCovey Chronicles
15 hours ago

Breaking down Brandon Belt’s big offense

Following a contract extension keeping him with the Giants organization through 2021, Brandon Belt’s plate production has soared. As a recent recipient of a contract totaling $79 million, Belt has reminded the league of the Giants ability to develop their homegrown players. Belt was due for a strong season. His battle with injuries limited him to just 198 games for 2014-15. However...
Via The Sports Journal
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants: Matt Cain fighting worst season-start of his career

A numbers guy could realistically take tonight being the turn around for struggling right handed starter, Matt Cain, as he looks to find a smooth path to a prosperous groove. The Giants are set to host the Colorado Rockies—a club Cain has success against— at AT&T Park. However, Cain cannot afford to rest on his laurels. Keeping his pitch count per inning low is of supreme...
Via The Sports Journal
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

LEADING OFF: Lincecum pitches for a job

A look at what's happening all around the majors Friday: --- OPEN INVITATION Free agent Tim Lincecum will pitch at a showcase in Arizona, with representatives from more than 20 big league teams expected to watch him in person. At 31, the two-time Cy Young Award winner is hoping to play in the majors this season. He didn't pitch for the Giants last year after June 27 because of a...
Via AP on Fox
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Giants will be without three starters Thursday against Rockies

According to a report from Alex Pavlovic of Comcast SportsNet Bay Area, the San Francisco Giants will be without outfielders Hunter Pence and Angel Pagan in addition to second baseman Joe Panik for Thursday’s matchup against the Colorado Rockies. While Pence is battling minor back tightness to accompany Panik’s groin injury, both players are expected to back in the lineup come...
Via Today's Knuckleball
18 hours ago

Panik on verge of returning to action for Giants

Giants infielder Joe Panik planned to test his groin injury during batting practice Thursday and felt confident he'll play at some point during the series with the Rockies.
Via Giants.com
19 hours ago

Giants notes: Outfielder Hunter Pence not starting vs. Rockies with tight back, expected to start Friday

SAN FRANCISCO _ Right fielder Hunter Pence was out of the lineup against the Colorado Rockies Thursday night , but manager Bruce Bochy said it was nothing to be concerned about. ``He's got a tight back,'' Bochy said. ``He coudl play tonight, but I was going to give him a day here son. Why risk it right now?''With Pence out of the lineup, Gregor Blanco drew the start in right field...
Via Giants Extra
19 hours ago

LEADING OFF: Lincecum pitches for a job, Heyward could play

A look at what's happening all around the majors Friday: --- OPEN INVITATION Free agent Tim Lincecum will pitch at a showcase in Arizona, with representatives from more than 20 big league teams expected to watch him in person. At 31, the two-time Cy Young Award winner is hoping to play in the majors this season. He didn't pitch for the Giants last year after June 27 because of a...
Via AP on Fox
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

The early returns on Denard Span aren't very exciting

But a look at the batted-ball stats suggests that it's fixable. We've played a month of baseball. Denard Span was signed to play at least 18 months of baseball, hopefully with some postseason months added on. We've seen five percent of Span's Giants career. Five percent into the Watchmen movie, I was sure it was going to be the greatest movie ever. Five percent into that sandwich...
Via McCovey Chronicles
23 hours ago

SF Giants Minor Lines 5/4

Dang it, maybe there is a Minor Lines curse after all! Christian Arroyo's been scuffling a bit lately as he adjusts to AA pitching, but he had a milestone last night, hitting his first AA HR and it wasn't a cheapie. So let's celebrate Christian having a swing of success to top things off. HIGHLIGHTS: Andrew Suarez threw 7 one-run innings. Sacramento lost at Albuquerque Isotopes...
Via McCovey Chronicles
1 day ago
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