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Zunino homers twice, but Giants rally to edge Mariners 9-8

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) Mike Zunino hit two home runs and Kyle Seager added a third for the Seattle Mariners, but the San Francisco Giants rallied from a four-run deficit in the top of the ninth inning with minor leaguers Saturday in a 9-8 split-squad victory. Zunino connected in the second inning off Giants starter Jake Peavy and again in the sixth off big league reliever Jeremy Affeldt...
Via AP on Fox
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Points Leagues: Ring Around The Posey, A Pocketful Of ADP

I've got to be "bust"ing your chops by suggesting Buster Posey as a first round pick in points leagues, right? First I declare Clayton Kershaw the top overall pick over Mike Trout, and now this? Some of you are probably thinking that I've been smoking a bit of the devil's lettuce with Tim Lincecum while putting together these posts! Well I can assure you, that couldn't be...
Via Razzball
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers' Greinke struggles in 8-4 loss to Giants

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) Zack Greinke struggled with his command in his fourth spring start, allowing five hits in 3 2-3 innings as the Los Angeles Dodgers fell to the San Francisco Giants 8-4 on Friday night. After retiring the Giants' first three batters in a crisp first inning, Greinke walked Andrew Susac and gave up a single to Gregor Blanco in the second. Susac and Blanco scored...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The top 100 players in baseball: 25-11

As we work our way down the top 100 baseball players of 2015, we find a group of perennial MVP contenders, as well as a World Series superhero along the way. The post The Top 100 Baseball Players Of 2015: #25-11 appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
Via The Sports Fan Journal
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Tim Lincecum Battles and Flashes Brilliance in Latest Spring Start

There was once a day where San Francisco pitcher Tim Lincecum was one of the brightest stars in the Major Leagues, using his unorthodox windup to throw mid-90s fastballs and knee-buckling off-speed pitches past unsuspecting hitters. The 5-foot-11, 170-pound straggly-haired hurler was must see television every time he toed the slab with everyone watching to see if the two-time Cy...
Via Baseball Essential
1 day ago  |  Discuss

2015 season preview: San Francisco Giants

You can forgive Giants fans if they got a little jumpy on the first of January, when the euphoria of another World Series championship was pushed aside by the creeping horror of the start to another odd year. Is there such a thing as an odd year curse? Some Giants fans certainly think so, and their team’s performances in years following a title could turn anyone into a believer...
Via Bloguin Best
1 day ago  |  Discuss

2015 season preview: San Francisco Giants

You can forgive Giants fans if they got a little jumpy on the first of January, when the euphoria of another World Series championship was pushed aside by the creeping horror of the start to another odd year. Is there such a thing as an odd year curse? Some Giants fans certainly think so, and their team’s performances in years following a title could turn anyone into a believer...
Via The Outside Corner
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Lincecum goes 5 innings but Giants lose 6-4 to Athletics

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) Tim Lincecum pitched five shaky innings for the San Francisco Giants, and Billy Butler hit a two-run double that helped the Oakland Athletics to a 6-4 victory Thursday night. Giants catcher Hector Sanchez drove in two runs and then left the game after getting hit in the throat area with a foul ball in the seventh. A's starter Jesse Chavez completed 3 2-3 innings...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants Pitcher Hunter Strickland Should Start Year in Triple-A

As the regular season approaches, questions will begin to be answered about who makes the 25-man Opening Day roster for each respective MLB team. From position players filling bench roles and pitchers sliding into spots in the bullpen, the reigning World Series champion San Francisco Giants will have some difficult decisions to make before their April 6 opener against the Arizona...
Via Baseball Essential
2 days ago  |  Discuss

SF Giants Playing Pepper – 2015

The esteemed Daniel Shoptaw wears a number of hats, all of them St. Louis Cardinals red. Daniel is the creator and managing author of C70 At the Bat, a fantastic St. Louis Cardinals blog. And he is also part of the Cardinals Conclave, a group of like-minded bloggers who talk Cardinals baseball and much more, 24-7. Each year on the C70 Daniel features an insightful series called “Playing...
Via The Giants Cove
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants look to end every-other-year championship trend

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) The San Francisco Giants lost Pablo Sandoval to big money and the Boston Red Sox. They missed out paying big money to left-hander Jon Lester, who instead signed with the Chicago Cubs. While the reigning World Series champions are ready to shed that every-other-year title trend, plenty of people wonder whether general manager Brian Sabean and his staff did enough...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Madison Bumgarner Channels Paul Bunyan

Not since Jim Thome have we seen a Major Leaguer so adept at channeling Paul Bunyan. And while Madison Bumgarner has a long way to go to become the Hall of Fame-caliber player Thome is (he’s got the suspenders and flannel down pat)…he’s doing alright in the axe-wielding department. The 2014 World Series MVP got all choppy in a recent commercial for Carhartt and while I’ve...
Via Hall of Very Good
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Should Brandon Belt be More Aggressive at the Plate?

With the departure of Pablo Sandoval and Hunter Pence set to miss the first two weeks of the season, the Giants will need someone to help perennial MVP-candidate Buster Posey drive in runs. But who will that player be? Source: Elsa/Getty Images North AmericaThe Giants should look to first baseman to help produce some of the run production lost when Pablo Sandoval signed with the...
Via Baseball Essential
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
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Madison Bumgarner swings an ax as well as a baseball bat

Last year Madison Bumgarner won the Silver Slugger award as a pitcher -- hitting .258 with four home runs and 15 RBIs. To understand why Bumgarner may be such a good hitter, we turn to the great Ted Williams. InThe Science of Hitting, Williams explains that hitting a baseball happens with "the wrists square and unbroken, as they would be at impact when an ax is swung on a tree."...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Opening Day Starters: N.L West

Opening Day Starters: NL West Starting pitchers pride themselves on being named the Opening Day starter for their ball club. The assignment is motivating as you’re often pegged as the guy who will lead your starting staff. The Opening Day assignment is quite overblown by fans, especially when their team doesn’t have a true #1 or obvious choice for the start. I begin a mini series...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Hall of Fame writer Nick Peters dies at 75

The sports writing world lost a titan on Monday night. Nick Peters, the Hall of Fame baseball writer who covered the San Francisco Giants for nearly 50 years, died at his home after a long illness. He was 75. “The Greek” as Peters was affectionately known started covering the Giants in 1961. He served as the team’s beat writer for both the Oakland Tribune and the Sacramento...
Via Awful Announcing
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Longtime SF Giants beat writer Nick Peters dies at 75

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) Nick Peters, a former Spink Award winner who covered the San Francisco Giants for 47 years and loved to mentor young writers, has died. He was 75. Both the Giants and Peters' former employer, the Sacramento Bee, announced that he died Monday at his Northern California home after a long illness. From Hall of Famers Willie Mays to Willie McCovey and Orlando...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Do Spring Training Records Matter? Well… Yes and No

The true meaning of pre-season baseball in Florida and Arizona is difficult to assess. It’s kind of like trying to figure out if Nicholas Cage’s next film is going to be bad, or historically bad. The short answer is that MLB Spring Training games and their results matter a great deal on some levels and don’t mean a thing on a number of other levels. And a team’s final record...
Via The Giants Cove
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Perez shift toward left-field line in Game 7 affected Series

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) Having left Kansas City to sign with San Francisco, Nori Aoki walked up to new teammate Juan Perez in the Giants spring training clubhouse and offered a cheerful greeting. ''Nice catch in the World Series,'' Aoki told him. If not for Perez playing shallow and closer to the foul line than he typically would, Game 7 and the title might have gone differently...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

RECAP: Bumgarner goes 6, Pujols homers in Angels' win over Giants

Madison Bumgarner allowed only one hit, an Albert Pujols home run, over six innings, but the Los Angeles Angels rallied Sunday for a 3-2 victory over the San Francisco Giants. Matt Duffy and Justin Maxwell each had a homer against Angels' starter C.J. Wilson, who allowed three hits over 4 1/3 innings, walked four and struck out two. Scratched from two previous scheduled starts, Wilson...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants send Heston down to Triple-A

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) The San Francisco Giants have optioned right-hander Chris Heston to Triple-A Sacramento. Heston made his major league debut in September and had a 5.06 ERA in three games, one start. Right-hander Cody Hall and outfielder Jarrett Parker also were optioned to Sacramento on Friday, and infielder Mitch Delfino was reassigned to minor league camp.
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

It’s March Madness: Time to re-visit #SFGiants Madness

During the offseason, I decided to purchase a subscription to the Baseball Reference Play Index and with that subscription, I found out so much more about why Matt Cain is one of the most underrated pitchers of the last 10 years. Their site allows you to organize career stats in many different ways very easily, such as how many games has Matt Cain pitched in his career where he went...
Via Baseball Essential
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Vogelsong Shines in Latest Outing for San Francisco

San Francisco right-hander Ryan Vogelsong is in a battle for a spot in the Giants rotation, and he made a very strong statement towards being included in the Opening Day starting rotation after tossing 4.2 scoreless innings during the San Francisco’s 3-2 win over Milwaukee. The victory improved the Giants’ Cactus League record to 5-12. Second baseman Joe Panik and first baseman Brandon...
Via Baseball Essential
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants Title Defense Starts in Phoenix With Just $14 Tickets

The San Francisco Giants have turned into a bit of a dynasty. With three World Series titles since 2010, the Giants are one of the top powerhouse teams in all of baseball and could very well contend for yet another title in 2015. Not bad for a team that hadn’t won it all since 1954, huh? Despite going 88-74 a year ago, the Giants were still mild surprises to win it all, and finished...
Via The Giants Cove
8 days ago  |  Discuss
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