With Spring training now in full swing for the San Francisco Giants, people will find that Tim Lincecum and his long, luscious hair are back and more importantly so is his father, Chris Lincecum, as the three time champion’s full-time pitching guru.
The two had grown apart over the past three years, resulting in spotty pitching and tough critiques from Lincecum’s father. But...
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) Casey McGehee has been everywhere on the baseball map.
He played high school ball near Santa Cruz, California, played collegiately at Fresno State and then began a tour that took him to Chicago (Cubs), Milwaukee (Brewers), Pittsburgh (Pirates), New York (Yankees), Japan (Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles) and Miami (Marlins).
Now he is back in his old stomping...
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Pat "The Bat" Burrell was WSBGMs first inductee into our Hall of Fame. Here's a snippet from the first ballot from back in 2009.Pat Burrell - Burrell is my favorite Phillie of all time, so this is a sentimental pick for me. But he has some WSBGM's Hall cred, too. Possibly no other player has been as analyzed and scrutinized as often and as severely as Pat Burrell. But his on...
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...
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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) San Francisco Giants closer Santiago Casilla was hit on his left shin by a batted ball and left for X-rays during a spring training workout Thursday.
Casilla was throwing batting practice to Casey McGehee when the reliever got hit.
''He was having fun with the hitters, getting on them because they weren't hitting him,'' Giants manager Bruce Bochy said.
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The San Francisco Giants officially started defense of their third World Series title in the last five years on Wednesday, Feb. 18, when pitchers and catchers reported to Scottsdale, Arizona. For the reigning champions, there are some concerns about the pitching rotation, but one thing for certain is who the starting catcher is, Buster Posey.
Giants’ Manager Bruce Bochy is prepared...
High five to Burrell for being named a Phillies’ Wall of Famer today.
Pat Burrell was announced as the 2015 inductee on to the Phillies’ Wall of Fame earlier today. The selection sparked debate on the internet and on the airways, as folks argued the whys and why nots of Burrell being added to the Wall.
Here are some of the arguments – feel free to jump in the discussion.
Tim Lincecum, Madison Bumgarner and Matt Cain are just a few names that have come through the San Francisco Giants system to put up several Cy Young campaigns under Dave Righetti’s watch. There seems to be a new young arm preparing himself to enter the rotation of baseball’s newest dynasty in their minor league system. Just how close is Kyle Crick?
Crick was drafted 49th overall...
A little more than two weeks before Madison Bumgarner strong-armed the Kansas City Royals in Game 7 of the World Series, before he took the ball on...
The San Francisco Giants farm system isn’t strong by any means. While they have depth at pitching, none of them rate as potential front-line aces; much more like #2,#3 starters or even back-end starters at the MLB level. As for position player, it’s even more bleak in terms of depth. But they do however have one prospect that is a cut above and projects to be a very good...
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.
CF Angel Pagan
2B Joe Panik
1B Brandon Belt
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) Nori Aoki has reconsidered his original plan to wrestle big ace Madison Bumgarner.
''Maybe after practice,'' he cracked, chuckling while sitting at his locker before the San Francisco Giants hit the field for their first full-squad workout.
A few hours later after seeing Bumgarner in person, he had changed his tune completely.
No way, not happening.
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The calendar has flipped and spring training has arrived once again, meaning it is time for the baseball world to go crazy over prospect rankings for the forthcoming season. Based primarily on stats and potential, below is our list of the San Francisco Giants’ top 20 prospects for 2015.
1. Kyle Crick RHP: Crick was drafted 49th overall in 2011 and has now become the top prospect...
Coming off their third World Series title in the last five years, it would be easy to think that the San Francisco Giants don’t have a lot to be worried about. But after a slow offseason, which saw the reigning champions miss out on free agents James Shields, Yasmany Tomas, Pablo Sandoval and Max Scherzer, the Giants are looking to fill some potential holes.
San Francisco was able...
Brandon Belt was one of the more interesting stories of the fantasy baseball season’s first month. A mid-double-digit round draft pick a year ago, Belt went on a tear in April hitting longballs in five of his first eight game and knocking seven out of the park in April overall, while hitting .255 and producing 13 RBI. He’d have nine home runs and 18 RBI through his first 35...
San Francisco Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner as Paul Bunyan....complete with Bull.
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Editor’s Note: Posey ranked 50th overall in our 2015 Draft Guide and comes in as player number 46 in our Top 200 Countdown (rankings originally compiled in November).
In our 2015 Catcher Preview Profcast, hosts Adam Nodiff and Jake Devereaux mention how Buster Posey is capable of producing first base...
Madison Bumgarner is as country as it gets, and we mean that in a good way. This dude can rock tight jeans, a flannel, suspenders and ax with the best of ‘em. Does anyone look more perfect alongside an ox all Paul Bunyan-style than this guy? It’s a great fit. Photo via @SFGiants
Given that the legend of Madison Bumgarner is quickly reaching that of a mythical figure, it’s only fitting that Bumgarner dressed up as a Paul Bunyan-esque figure for Giants spring training. Bumgarner modeled the outfit (along with his ox friend) for the cover of the Giants’ official team magazine. #BusterPosey might be the #FaceOfMLB but
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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) Matt Cain pitched his second productive bullpen session of spring training and is encouraged with each step in his recovery from the elbow surgery that cut short his 2014 season with the reigning World Series champion San Francisco Giants.
He's throwing all his pitches and made about 30 in all Monday.
''Letting it go,'' Cain said at Scottsdale Stadium after...
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Add one chapter to the legend of Madison Bumgarner, who posed at San Francisco Giants' spring training on Monday as folklore lumberjack Paul Bunyan with a large ox. (Reload the page if the photo does not appear.)
Baseball writers have described Bumgarner as Bunyan before, for his superhuman feats in the 2014 postseason, particularly in the decisive Game 7 of the 2014 World Series...
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Bruce Bochy watched Giants pitchers and catchers while a song by Waylon Jennings wafted over the sound system at Scottsdale Stadium.
All was OK for the San Francisco manager.
Bochy rejoined the World Series champions Sunday, three days after having a heart procedure.
"I couldn't feel any better," Bochy said. "I am grateful for the doctors and want to thank...
Being the defending Champions, the San Francisco Giants are going to be dealing with lots of media attention. Due to past success they are used to it. The Giants haven’t had a lot going on yet, however, here is a run-down of what’s happening thus far for the Giants.
The most newsworthy thing the Giants had to deal with was manager Bruce Bochy being hospitalized due to heart...
Remember that vintage 1970’s-80’s EF Hutton commercial adage: “When EF Hutton talks, people listen!”
Edward Francis Hutton was the head of an U.S.-based stock brokerage firm founded in the early 1900s, a man who could make life a little easier for people, if they listened.
That’s the analogy Dave Jauss likes to make when he talks about Felipe Alou.
“This was the foundation...