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Who’s on First: The Long-Term Effects of Buster Posey’s Megadeal

Buster Posey is the starting catcher for the San Francisco Giants. This is something that you already know. You also know that he will remain in said position until forever. Which is a happy thing. But what we as Giants fans don't ... (Continue reading)

Los Angeles Dodgers Continue to Add Starters, Shake Up MLB Power Structure

If you can't grow 'em, buy 'em. I'm pretty sure that's the saying. If not, that's what the Los Angeles Dodgers are interpreting it as. With the signings in the past 72 hours of Zack Greinke and Hyun-Jin Ryu, the Bums now ... (Continue reading)

Earn What You Get: Why I’m Glad (Insert Giants Pitcher) Is Getting Paid

The San Francisco Giants pitching staff is widely regarded as one of the best in baseball. At the same time, the San Francisco Giants pitching staff is not the highest-paid pitching staffs in baseball. For now.Take a look at these ... (Continue reading)

San Francisco Giants Roster Crunch: Aaron the Gamer vs. Nate the Great

By now we've seen why keeping Barry Zito despite his hefty pricetag makes sense. But the Giants have another monster on their hands, and that's Aaron Rowand.Unfortunately, while there are a lot of teams that would love to have a ... (Continue reading)

MLB’s Tale of Two Cities: Can the 2011 A’s Repeat the Giants’ Season of 2010?

A vaunted homegrown pitching staff. A very strong bullpen led by an All-Star closer.A franchise player behind the plate. A balanced mix of young guys and veterans.Low expectations. A mild-mannered, baseball-minded manager in the dugout. A weak, very winnable division where ... (Continue reading)

Hit or Miss: Examining the San Francisco Giants’ Non-Roster Hitters

A couple days ago, I took a look at the Giants' non-roster pitchers that they invited to Spring Training, mainly because I believe that the lack of pitching depth is one of the biggest Achilles' heels of this team. But ... (Continue reading)

Starting 6: Why the San Francisco Giants Need To Address Rotation Depth

When pitchers and catchers report next month, the San Francisco Giants will still be world champions. And they will still be the defending champs for at least the next 11 months, which is comforting for all of us Giants fans.  The ... (Continue reading)

San Francisco Giants, World Series Champions: SWOT Team 2010, Revisited

At the beginning of the 2010 season, there were very few people in this world who could have predicted that the Giants would beat the Rangers in the World Series.But it happened.Now we have the opportunity to look back with ... (Continue reading)

San Francisco Giants, Torture No More: First World Series Win Since 1954

When it came down to the games that mattered most in 2010, the San Francisco Giants didn't torture their fans at all. In fact, it seems that every time there was a must-win game, the Giants won it handily.  Once Edgar ... (Continue reading)

Out at the Plate: Glenn Burke’s Baseball Legacy Transcends Gay-Straight Barrier

On Wednesday, the San Francisco Giants will be taking the field against the Texas Rangers in the 106th edition of baseball's World Series. The players will be trotting out to their respective positions, digging into the batter's box and toeing ... (Continue reading)