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Main Cain is years removed from being Giants ace, simply needs to fill rotation

Matt Cain returned to the mound today taking a loss after allowing five runs in five innings of work against the Miami Marlins who ironically were also seeing the return of starting pitcher Jose Fernandez. The Giants are not expecting Cain to be an ace anymore spouted the analysts following Thursday’s start. Yet, I’m left stumped as it seems it has been years since Cain has...
Via Tireball.com
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants Face Instate Foe Oakland Athletics For Most Expensive Tickets in July

The San Francisco Giants continue to play quality baseball, but still are having trouble catching the division-leading Los Angeles Dodgers, who have been in first place in the NL West for the majority of the season. As the baseball calendar turns to July, the Giants (42-35) trail the Dodgers (43-34) by one game. Of course, with plenty of baseball left on the schedule, the Giants...
Via The Giants Cove
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Rewind: A Mac Williamson Interview From 2013

Mac Williamson has always been one of my favorite prospects to watch – a complete five-tool outfielder, down-to-earth personality, and so much potential. Williamson was batting .293 and slugging .429 in Double-A before his recent call-up to the Giants Triple-A team and is just five games deep with the Rivercats. I did an interview with him 2 years ago and thought I would re-surface...
Via BaySportsNet
1 day ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Has the Best Infield in Baseball

The San Francisco Giants began the season with what appeared to be an adequate, but perhaps underwhelming, infield. Buster Posey was the star at catcher and Brandon Belt seemed like a solid young first baseman. Brandon Crawford looked to be a decent glove-first shortstop while not much was expected from Joe Panik at second — and […]
Via Fangraphs
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Matt Duffy is baseball’s biggest surprise

Guys drafted in the 18th round aren’t supposed to amount to much. Every once in a while you get lucky, but for the most part teams are drafting for organizational depth by then: players who might move up a level or two in the minors, but nothing more. It’s where teams draft a light-hitting infielder with a .253/.305/.289 overall college slash line with no career home runs. The...
Via Bloguin Best
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Dee Gordon legs out first inside-the-park HR at Marlins Park

MIAMI -- Dee Gordon made history with the first inside-the-park homer in Marlins Park history Tuesday night. Gordon lined San Francisco Giants right-hander Ryan Vogelsong's first pitch -- an 84 mph changeup -- to the right-center field gap for a three-run homer. According to Statcast, it left the bat at 97 mph and traveled 352 feet. Right fielder Gregor Blanco fielded the drive hear...
Via Fox Sports Florida
2 days ago  |  Discuss

What Matt Cain can bring to the San Francisco Giants’ rotation

It’s been quite a while since we’ve seen Matt Cain pitch for the San Francisco Giants. Once considered the ace of the Giants’ staff, Cain hasn’t pitched in a major league game in about a year. Injuries have piled up on the perfect game throwing pitcher. Originally, it was surgery to remove bone chips in Cain’s right elbow last July. Then, spring training came along and...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Casey McGehee designated for assignment by Giants

MIAMI (AP) Casey McGehee, the NL Comeback Player of the Year in 2014, will need another comeback. The veteran infielder was designated for assignment Tuesday by the San Francisco Giants shortly before they began a three-game series at Miami. The Giants purchased the contract of infielder Ehire Adrianza from Triple-A Sacramento. McGehee, 32, lost his starting job at third base to...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe Panik’s breakthrough season

After being called up as a last resort in June of last year, the Giants were just hoping to get some league average production out of the second base slot, and Joe Panik did that. He was the two-hole hitter on a World Series team while slashing .305/.343/.368 with a 107 wRC+. With middle of the pack defense he was a huge improvement from Brandon Hicks, Ehire Adrianza, and Dan Uggla...
Via Baseball Essential
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Meet Matt Duffy, An Underrated Baseball Player

When the San Francisco Giants won the World Series a season ago, they seemed to have everything going their way, but there was one question that had yet to be solved and that was their situation at third base. Pablo Sandoval, who had manned the hot corner and made a name for himself in San Francisco, was a free agent. There were people, who ended up being right, who said Sandoval...
Via Baseball Essential
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Professio”Nole” Athlete of the Week: Buster Posey

It was a good week for former Florida State stars playing professionally, but the best week for a former FSU athlete came from the Seminoles’ biggest star on the baseball diamond. San Francisco Giants’ catcher Buster Posey is the Professio”Nole” Athlete of the Week for the week of June 22nd through the 28th after a huge week at the plate. In six games for the Giants this...
Via Noled Out
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants' Matt Duffy comes one hit short of the cycle two straight days

Giants third baseman Matt Duffy came within one hit of the cycle for the second straight day on Sunday. On Saturday, Duffy needed the elusive triple. On Sunday Duffy only needed a single -- and he nearly had it. In the seventh inning he hit a liner down the first base line which deflected off the glove of Rockies first baseman Wilin Rosario. The deflected ball was called foul, but...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants battery mates Bumgarner and Posey set records

It was a record day for the Giants’ battery of pitcher Madison Bumgarner and catcher Buster Posey on Sunday afternoon at AT&T Park. Bumgarner struck out the 1000th batter of his career -- the 13th player in Giants franchise history to reach the mark. According to Andrew Baggarly of the San Jose Mercury News, the 25-year-old became the youngest Giant since the team moved to...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Madison Bumgarner is the best player the San Francisco Giants have

The San Francisco Giants have a pitcher that can really do it all. Madison Bumgarner can pitch with the best of them and apparently he can hit like some of them. He is continuing his leadership for the Giants dating back all the way to the World Series. He is without a doubt the Giants best player on their team. The guy can hit and pitch in the same game and as a matter of fact he...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
4 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants trade rumors: Bench

The San Francisco Giants have one of the worst benches in baseball. It’s been exposed with the injuries to Hunter Pence, Gregor Blanco and Nori Aoki. It’s well known the Giants will be looking for outfield help. Who might be available to make the team deeper? This is an interesting situation because the Giants only have 4 players on their bench right now. Two are Casey McGehee...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Jake Peavy Earns Praise, Set to Return for San Francisco Giants

Jake Peavy #22 of the San Francisco Giants pitches in the first inning against the Kansas City Royals during Game Six of the 2014 World Series at Kauffman Stadium on October 28, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images) For about an hour on Friday night the odds of Jake Peavy returning to the Giants rotation as scheduled weren’t looking incredibly great...
Via The Sports Journal
4 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants’ Tim Lincecum exits game after being hit by line drive

Needless to say, San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Tim Lincecum had a rough Saturday afternoon at AT&T Park. Along with giving up three runs to the Colorado Rockies on four base hits and two walks over 1 2/3 innings, the right-hander had to leave his start earlier than expected because he was hit in the right forearm with a line drive by Rockies second baseman DJ LeMahieu...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Return of Matt Cain and Jake Peavy Still Pose Questions for San Francisco Giants’ Rotation

San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy talks to catcher Andrew Susac and Buster Posey (28) as starting pitcher Tim Lincecum (55) leaves during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets on Thursday, June 11, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II) The San Francisco Giants have had a feel for when veterans Matt Cain and Jake Peavy would return for about...
Via The Sports Journal
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants Have An Excellent Opportunity to Re-Set Their Attack

There is one safe assumption we can make about every Major League Baseball season: virtually every team will have injuries to players on the active 25 man roster. No one wants to see any ballplayer on any team get hurt, but when the inevitable does happen it can be an opportunity for teams that rarely make big changes to their every day line-ups to do some serious re-structuring...
Via The Giants Cove
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Andrew Susac Making a Push for More Playing Time for San Francisco Giants

Andrew Susac #34 of the San Francisco Giants hits an RBI single in the eighth inning against the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field on June 18, 2015 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images) Buster Posey was the hero for the San Francisco Giants Wednesday night, blasting a grand slam to help the team to a 6-0 victory over the San Diego Padres. If it weren’t...
Via The Sports Journal
7 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants: Rotation questions

The biggest questions with the San Francisco Giants this season have been regarding the starting rotation. The rotation has been up and down and now the imminent returns of Matt Cain and Jake Peavy leave the Giants with some difficult decisions. Who do they replace? Cain has a spot waiting for him. He’s been one of the Giants most consistent pitchers for the last five seasons he...
Via isportsweb.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Do the San Francisco Giants have enough offense?

Even in their three World Series championship years, the San Francisco Giants have never been considered an offensive juggernaut; rather, they’ve been thought of as a team that gets just enough offense to back up their stellar pitching. But that’s not an entirely accurate portrayal of the Giants. They’ve fielded dangerous lineups in all of their championship years, even...
Via The Outside Corner
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants’ Rollercoaster Search for Consistency, Runs

The San Francisco Giants have spent the first sixty-six games of the 2015 season in a rambling search for their identity and for consistent run production. After 40% of the season in the books, and a respectable 35-31 record through June 16th, the Giants have the feel of a Spring Training squad still seeking a team identity, with the additional baggage of several unresolved foundational...
Via The Giants Cove
14 days ago  |  Discuss
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