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Two Giant Developments: Hitting Shows Signs of Life and Roster Improves

Few things happen in the fan-centric, old school world of the San Francisco Giants. It’s a staid place where players get contracts for being fan favorites or for just being inexpensive, and those fans become extremely upset on the rare occasions when those players are cut or traded. Meanwhile, in the rest of baseball, teams are continuously making actual baseball moves: dropping...
Via The Giants Cove
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants: Two Third Basemen Enter, One Third Baseman Leaves

I didn't realize that when Casey McGehee accepted his demotion to Triple-A Sacramento from the San Francisco Giants that, well, he only kind of went.According to the guy who knows these things, because McGehee said okay to the demotion, he becomes part of the 40-man roster and is available for immediate call-up if they need him. If he'd fought the assignment, his road back to the...
Via Sporadic Sentinel
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

What do the Giants Have in Prospect Kyle Crick?

JOE MAHONEY/TIMES-DISPATCHRichmond Flying Squirrels starter Kyle Crick delivers a pitch against New Britain Friday night at The Diamond. It’s a question that many high velocity, low control pitchers face: is he best suited for the rotation or the bullpen? San Francisco’s Kyle Crick has found himself in this exact dilemma the last few seasons as he progresses up the Giants...
Via The Sports Journal
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Matt Cain Shows Rapid Progress in Injury Recovery

(Mandatory Credit: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images) Matt Cain has been a steadfast and consistent pitcher in his years with the San Francisco Giants—consistency being his most welcomed trait at AT&T Park during their season of torture baseball—but he has also been consistently injured since the end of last season. Cain started the year on the disabled list for a strained flexor tendon...
Via The Sports Journal
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Tim Lincecum: New Look, New Success

San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Tim Lincecum throws in the first inning of a baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds, Thursday, May 14, 2015, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/John Minchillo) Lincecum made his debut with the San Francisco Giants in May of 2007 and it didn’t take long for him to become a fan favorite at AT&T Park. He won back-to-back Cy Young Awards in 2008...
Via The Sports Journal
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Carlos Gomez on Madison Bumgarner’s stare-down: ‘He’s not my dad’ (vid)

Carlos Gomez and Madison Bumgarner shared a tense moment during a third-inning at-bat in Tuesday’s game, one that Gomez didn’t take too kindly to, expressing as much after the game. After the Milwaukee Brewers outfielder fouled off a fastball on an 0-1 count from the San Francisco Giants ace, he yelled at himself in frustration....Read More The post Carlos Gomez on Madison Bumgarner’s...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Carlos Gomez on tiff with Bumgarner: 'He's not my dad'

During Tuesday night’s Giants-Brewers game at Miller Park, Milwaukee outfielder Carlos Gomez wasn’t pleased with fouling off a pitch from Madison Bumgarner, and swore at himself. Bumgarner then threw an inside fastball to Gomez and both players had a staredown before Gomez flew out to end the inning. Gomez then talked about the incident after the game, and explained just...
Via The Outside Corner
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Giants' McGehee helpful toward Duffy despite losing job to him

Even before Matt Duffy took over for him at third base, Casey McGehee has been nothing but hepful to the rookie. According to Andrew Baggarly of the San Jose Mercury News, one of the first things that McGehee did after he was designated for assignment by the Giants, was tell Duffy not to feel any remorse and gave him his phone number in case wanted any advice. Baggarly quotes Duffy...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

One Man’s Trash: The San Francisco Treats

Greetings all and welcome to the post-Memorial Day, all-Giants edition of One Man's Trash. If you took a fantasy vacation over the weekend in favor of the consumption of mass quantities of alcohol and charred animal flesh, well, good for you. That's what the holidays are all about - gluttony. Oh, and family and stuff, if you're into that kind of thing. In case you missed it, I'm...
Via Razzball
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants' Bochy going to the bullpen more frequently than usual

Giants manager Bruce Bochy has been calling upon his bullpen quite often this year. According to Andrew Baggarly of the San Jose Mercury News, no National League reliever has recorded more outs than George Kontos, who’s on pace to pitch 89 innings this season. That would be the most for a Giants reliever since 2004. Meanwhile, Kontos along with Jean Machi and Javier Lopez are all...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants DFA Casey McGehee, Should Mets Bite?

Third baseman Casey McGehee was designated for assignment by the San Francisco Giants on Sunday. Acquired in a trade with the Miami Marlins this past offseason to replace Pablo Sandoval as the everyday third baseman, McGehee has been absolutely awful at the plate. In 110 mostly bad at-bats, McGehee hit .200 with a .248 on-base, .282 slugging, and just nine RBI. He’s struck out...
Via Mets Merized Online
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Brandon Belt hits umpire with line drive (Video)

San Francisco Giants first baseman Brandon Belt accidentally hit the second base umpire with a line drive during the seventh inning of Friday night's game in Colorado.It happened with one out and Giants runner Buster Posey on second. Umpire Paul Nauert had very little time to react when Belt's line drive came his way, so as he put his hands up to protect himself, the ball hit him...
Via Holdout Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Madison Bumgarner hits HR off Clayton Kershaw (Video)

San Francisco Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner helped his cause with a solo home run against Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw during the third inning of Thursday's game at AT&T Park.Given that Clayton Kershaw won the National League MVP and Cy Young Award last year, Bumgarner's HR was an impressive feat.Bumgarner pitched 6 1/3 innings and struck out six, earning the...
Via Holdout Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Odd year, doesn't matter: Here come the San Francisco Giants

There’s no such thing as an odd year jinx. That’s what San Francisco Giants fans have tried to convince themselves of over the past few years, anyway. The Giants’ success in even years starting in 2010 has belied their struggles in the odd years that followed, either due to bad injuries, bad baseball, or both. For whatever reason, the Giants just couldn’t seem to get it...
Via The Outside Corner
7 days ago  |  Discuss

ESPN releases 30 for 30 Short about the Giants’ Crazy Crab

The latest ESPN 30 for 30 Short has been released, and it’s a ridiculous 12 minute exploration of the San Francisco Giants’ anti-mascot – the Crazy Crab. In response to the mascot craze of the 70s and 80s, the Giants introduced an anti-mascot, the Crazy Crab, and essentially encouraged their fans to abuse it. The Crab lasted a year, and the man in the suit (Wayne Doba) ended...
Via The Outside Corner
7 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco’s Offense: A Glass Half Full and Empty

The San Francisco Giants’ offense should be better than we have seen thus far. On the other hand, the Giants’ offense should be a lot worse than we’ve seen thus far. But then again, maybe the Giants’ offense is about what we expected it to be. Below is an attempt to determine how much water is […]
Via Fangraphs
8 days ago  |  Discuss

3 Waiver Wire Adds, Week 7

The last time I wrote this post I touted two Giants, Tim Lincecum and Brandon Crawford. Since then Lincecum pitched a gem in his first start out, and an uneven appearance against the Reds with way too many walks. I’m buying into Lincecum, and I think this is the beginning of a second carrer for him as a different kind of pitcher. As for Crawford, he’s been tearing the cover off...
Via Baseball Professor
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Rivalry Returns as Giants Host Dodgers At AT&T Park

The top-two teams in the National League West division, not to mention two of the biggest rivals in the NL, will begin a three-game set on Tuesday of this week at AT&T Park. San Francisco Giants tickets are most expensive on Thursday night, May 21, when the average price is $60.95 with a get-in price of $22. Tuesday’s game and Wednesday’s game have very similar prices, averaging...
Via The Giants Cove
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Tim Lincecum Loses Control Of Bodily Functions, Falls Down On Mound (Video)

Tim Lincecum took the weirdness of his funky delivery to new heights Thursday night. The San Francisco Giants pitcher lasted just 4 2/3 innings against the Cincinnati Reds, surrendering three runs on five hits while walking five. He hadn’t allowed a run entering the fourth inning, though, until he did this. This embed is invalid" /> We do not recommend...
13 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Tim Lincecum slips during delivery, eats it

Tim Lincecum tried so hard to strike out Marlon Byrd on Thursday night that he lost his footing and hurled a wild pitch toward home plate that no hitter would have considered swinging at. With a runner on second base, and a 3-2 count on Byrd, Lincecum was looking for a strikeout. However, things didn’t turn out exactly how he had hoped. Lincecum has a violent windup and unorthodox...
Via The Sports Daily
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Barry Bonds going after MLB for collusion

San Francisco Giants legend Barry Bonds is going after Major League Baseball over the way his career ended in 2007. According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, the All-Time home run king is proceeding with a case against MLB and claiming collusion by the league’s owners. Bonds apparently feels that teams got together after he...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Pablo Sandoval gets World Series ring in private ceremony

The Boston Red Sox’s trip to the San Francisco Bay Area gave Pablo Sandoval a chance to pick up some of his belongings. The San Francisco Giants gave their former third baseman his 2014 World Series ring in a private presentation Sunday night. Sandoval’s Red Sox are in town for a three-game series with the Oakland Athletics that begins Monday. Last night, the #SFGiants...
17 days ago  |  Discuss

SF Giants fan shares HUGE bag of popcorn with section (Video)

A San Francisco Giants fan with a really, really large bag of popcorn was generous enough to share it with other fans in his section during Thursday night's game against Miami.That bag was so big that he literally could have given some to everyone in the section and still have plenty left for himself.  We know the fan couldn't have brought that huge bag into the park from home...
Via Holdout Sports
20 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Metallica goes Jimi Hendrix for national anthem

No one in their right mind would attempt to repeat Jim Hendrix’s guitar-only rendition of The Star Spangled Banner, right? Wrong. The Northern California-based rock group Metallica did just that prior to the San Francisco Giants taking on the Los Angeles Angels this past Saturday at AT&T Park. And it was pretty amazing. Talk about shredding it. James Hetfield and his...
Via Sportsnaut
24 days ago  |  Discuss

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