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San Francisco Giants’ Team of the Decade: The Outfielders

The Aughts began with the San Francisco Giants on top of Major League Baseball, almost literally. They finished with the best record in baseball in 2000, came six agonizing outs away from the World Series in 2002, and made ... (Continue reading)

Roy Halladay Trade Another East Coast Conspiracy Against West Coast Baseball

That's right. Few will have the courage to agree with me, but I'm sayin' it anyway. In 2009, the San Francisco Giants' superlative right-hander, Tim Lincecum, won his second consecutive National League Cy Young award. The East Coast establishment of Major League ... (Continue reading)

Nick Johnson Won’t Be THE Cure for San Francisco, but He Could Be Part of One

The San Francisco Giants, like most teams, won't find the answer to all their 2009 problems via the free agent waters. There are no magic bullets available this year—even the biggest catches aren't panaceas. Matt Holliday and Jason Bay are wonderful ... (Continue reading)

MLB Free Agent Market Might Force the San Francisco Giants’ Hand (Yikes)

With Christmas about a week away and Major League Baseball's winter meetings in the rearview mirror, it's a perfect time to see what juicy acquisitions might be possible for your favorite baseball team. For the San Francisco Giants, that means offense, ... (Continue reading)

Tim Lincecum Again Living the High Life, Wins Another Cy Young

For the second consecutive year, San Francisco Giants ace Tim Lincecum has been named the National League Cy Young Award winner following one of the closest races ever. Phew... When I was asked in advance to write an affirmative reaction piece to ... (Continue reading)

MLB Regular Season Awards: Chrome Bats and Pyrite Gloves Gotta Go

For those distracted by football and basketball, Major League Baseball is in the process of recognizing its outstanding players from the 2009 season. The biggies are still in the pipe, but those generally go to the right individual. At the ... (Continue reading)

Oakland Raider Coach Tom Cable Is Innocent Because We Don’t Know If He’s Guilty

Last Wednesday, the president of the National Organization for Women, Terry O'Neill, emailed the USA Today and announced that Oakland Raider Head Coach Tom Cable should be suspended . For those unfamiliar with the story, Cable stands accused of physically ... (Continue reading)

Lincecum Cited for Possession: Hitters Aren’t the Only Thing He Smokes

If you're under 35 or have spent ANY time on the West Coast, the news that Tim Lincecum was pulled over and arrested on misdemeanor charges for marijuana possession isn't exactly surprising. Note that it was possession and NOT driving ... (Continue reading)

Michael Crabtree’s First Start Stops the Bleeding In More Ways Than One

Many in the national media and almost everyone around San Francisco have been openly critical of rookie wide receiver Michael Crabtree's decision to hold-out for more money. Although I never grappled with the issue directly, I'm definitely and firmly in ... (Continue reading)

San Francisco Treat: Freddy Sanchez Proves It Isn’t All About the Money

Although it's making headlines, Freddy Sanchez' new two-year contract with the San Francisco Giants doesn't really qualify as news. Most close observers of the team expected the second baseman to ink a deal in the wake of his disappointing stretch ... (Continue reading)