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NLCS Breakdown: Comparing The Giants and Phillies Defensively in 2010

As a Giants fan and writer, I just can't get over what Buster Olney said on Bill Simmons' MLB Playoff Podcast, which I listened to yesterday.Basically, I came away with four things: 1.) The Tampa Bay Rays have the best ... (Continue reading)

Scarce Six: The African-American Players in the Giants System

I just realized this fact after I saw Emmanuel Burriss get transferred to the 60-day Disabled List on May 22 to make room for Santiago Casilla: The Giants haven't had one African-American player take the field for them this year. Burriss ... (Continue reading)

Five Available Players the San Francisco Giants Should Pass On

It's official. After a 1-0 loss to the Oakland A's, the Giants should be in panic mode when it comes to upgrading the offense. Aaron Rowand isn't cutting it at leadoff (though this isn't exactly "surprising" news) and for whatever ... (Continue reading)

The Giants Should Wait a Little Longer To Call up Madison Bumgarner

I really, really like Madison Bumgarner . Despite the rough Spring Training, I felt talent-wise, he was the best person to pitch in the fifth spot in the rotation over Todd Wellemeyer and Kevin Pucetas. Furthermore, I was impressed by ... (Continue reading)

Zero to Hero: Barry Zito’s Progress with the San Francisco Giants

Barry Zito has been incredible. He is 5-0 with a 1.49 ERA and 0.92 WHIP in 42.1 innings pitched. That is far from the Zito Giants fans were used to seeing from 2007 to the first half of 2009. How did ... (Continue reading)

Trying to Understand the Giants’ John Bowker, “MLB-Version”

I really, really like John Bowker . I admit that. I like him more than Nate Schierholtz (though nothing against Nate, it's like comparing Penelope Cruz and Salma Hayek ; I just like Penelope and Bowker a little more). This ... (Continue reading)

Could Jonathan Sanchez Have a Better Year Than Matt Cain for the Giants?

After last night's seven-inning, 10-strikeout performance against the Padres, Jonathan Sanchez has caught the attention of the baseball nation once again. Not only is Sanchez ready to break out (as I hinted this offseason), he is already on his ... (Continue reading)

Juan Uribe or Freddy Sanchez: The Giants’ Dilemma at Second Base

Thirteen games into the regular season, and Juan Uribe is proving that he is worth the one-year, $3.25 million dollar contract he signed this offseason . He is batting .348 with two home runs so far this year, and is ... (Continue reading)

Is San Francisco’s Aubrey Huff Another Sean Casey?

The Giants are six games into the regular season and look good at 5-1 (compounded by Tim Lincecum being 2-0, with another brilliant, seven-inning, 10-strikeout performance in a 6-3 win tonight ). However, while the Giants' pitching has been ... (Continue reading)

2010 San Francisco Giants Minor League Preview

The 2010 season is officially on its way in San Francisco, with the home opener against Atlanta looming tomorrow. While opening week is near the end of its run in the major leagues, today the Giants' minor league organizations begin their ... (Continue reading)