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Tim Lincecum: Now a Reliever, Maybe Needs to Close

Tim Lincecum is headed to the bullpen. After a miserable start to the second half — opposing batters are hitting .331/.422/.622 against him since the All-Star break — the Giants have finally removed him from the rotation and will experiment with Lincecum as a relief pitcher. Of course, Lincecum famously dominated out of the pen […]
Via Fangraphs
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Giants Rumors: Will Tim Lincecum make his next start?

Since the All-Star break, San Francisco Giants starter Tim Lincecum has been largely awful. Despite being bumped up to the third starter in the rotation thanks to a dominant streak that began with the June 25th no-hitter against the San Diego Padres, Lincecum has not lived up to recent expectations. So far this month, his ERA is an appalling 7.94 in only 17 innings pitched. That...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Professio”Nole” Athlete of the Week: Buster Posey

For the fourth time this season, San Francisco Giants’ catcher Buster Posey earns Professio”Nole” Athlete of the Week honors. Posey is the top professional athlete from Florida State for the week of August 18th through the 24th for his efforts at the plate. In five games this week for the Giants, Posey hit .409, going 9-for-22 at the dish. Five of Posey’s nine hits went for...
Via Noled Out
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BASTA: Giants Choke In Atrocious Fashion To Drop Series To Nationals

((HT: BASTA their own selves/Ben Leonard))The Giants came to Washington hoping to take a series victory. They leave undeserving to play in our nation’s capital, more fit to play in Williamsport. Holding a 5-0 lead after three innings, they managed to lay an egg and fall 14-6, representing a 14-1 run for the Nationals after the third.The Giants tagged the once overhyped Stephen...
Via Online Sports Guys
2 days ago  |  Discuss

No Need to Panik: Our Savior is Here

#453983624 / On Friday the Giants knocked around Doug Fister and the Nationals bullpen for 10 runs. This was the first double digit runs scored game by the Giants since May 5th in Pittsburgh. The star of the Giants offense was the rejuvenated Joe Panik, he went 4-5, with 2 R, and 3 RBI. Panik has been hitting extremely well in August (.403/.429/.507). Panik had...
Via TopSportsReport
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants Injury Update: Angel Pagan sits but expects to play Monday

The San Francisco Giants entered Sunday's game with the Washington Nationals in second place in the National League West, four and a half games behind the Los Angeles Dodgers. With a little more than a month remaining in the season, the Giants are in good position to make a run in the division. The is some promising news on the injury front, as Angel Pagan, who left Friday...
Via Sports Injury Alert
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Tim Lincecum doesn’t have it — will he make his next start?

The Giants will be discussing Lincecum’s status in the rotation. After the two-time Cy Young Award winner was pulled in the third inning of Saturday’s 6-2 loss to the Nationals, manager Bruce Bochy wouldn’t commit to Lincecum making his next start. “This is something we need to talk about internally, what our best option is,” Bochy said. “We’ll look at it and see what...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants: Buster Posey’s future

Amidst the uncertainty and disappointment of the San Francisco Giants’ 2014 season, one narrative remains consistent: Buster Posey may not, and possibly should not, finish out his career behind the plate. Analysts and fans alike have shown the desire for Giants management to make the move from catcher for Posey, but the organization has shown few signs that any such plans are in...
3 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants: Whiff on another Cuban Star

The San Francisco Giants missed out on another Cuban sensation as they decided not to take a risk on Cuban star Rusney Castillo. The Giants need a player like Castillo and had an opportunity to land him, but failed. Will they regret it or do they know what they are doing? The 7 year 72.5 million dollar contract that Castillo received is not outrageous. It’s in line with the money...
3 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Will Finish August with Talented Rookies and Retread Fill-ins

The San Francisco Giants will finish this critical month of August playing twelve games: six against quality teams (3 each with the Washington Nationals and Milwaukee Brewers) and six against sub-.500 teams (2 against the Cubs and 4 with the Colorado Rockies). With the Dodgers three games ahead in the NL West Division and Atlanta and Pittsburgh within two and a half games of the...
Via The Giants Cove
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants Injury Update: Buster Posey, Brandon Belt, Hector Sanchez

The San Francisco Giants need a full-strength roster to stay in the playoff hunt. Unfortunately, with Buster Posey hurting and slumping, and both Brandon Belt and Hector Sanchez potentially done for the year because of concussions, that's exactly what they haven't got.According to Andrew Baggarly of CSN Bay Area, Posey was out of Wednesday's lineup with soreness in...
Via Sports Injury Alert
5 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants: Better off as Wild Card?

Today’s double-header against the Chicago Cubs will be a key point in determining if the San Francisco Giants still have hopes of a division title in 2014 but could the Wild Card be the best thing thing for the Giants to compete for going forward? If the Giants fail to beat the Cubs in today’s suspended make-up game, they will fall four games back of Los Angeles, with just over...
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants win protest over tarp malfunction, game to be finished

The Chicago Cubs defeated the San Francisco Giants in less than five innings on Tuesday night after the grounds crew was unable to cover the infield with a tarp during a torrential downpour. But after winning their appeal on Wednesday, the Giants are now technically trailing the Cubs 2-0 heading into the bottom of the […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants Win Appeal of Tarp Game for First MLB Protest Win in 28 Years

The San Francisco Giants have won their protest of the odd tarp game at Wrigley Field on Tuesday night. After pouring rain stopped the game in the middle of the 5th inning, the Wrigley Field grounds crew made a feeble and controversial attempt to cover the field. Their inability to properly covered the field prevented the game from continuing on a soggy diamond, thus giving the Cubbies...
Via Next Impulse Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants Injury Update: Joe Panik exits with hand injury

Joe Panik of the Giants left Sunday’s game against the Phillies due to a left pinky injury. He was sliding into second base when he jammed his pinky into second base. He continued to run and then was taken out for defense by Joaquin Arias.Arias going to second base. Panik going downstairs with the trainer. #SFGiants— Henry Schulman (@hankschulman) August 17, 2014#453581244...
Via MLB Injury News
9 days ago  |  Discuss
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