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San Francisco Giants, there is always the 2016 Season

By Sam Henry The San Francisco Giants are winners of three of the last five World Series’ played in the MLB.  World Champions in 2010, 2012 and reigning champs from the 2014 season.  The epic seven game series last October ended with the Giants celebrating on the home field of their opponents, the Kansas City Royals with a 3-2 victory.  But winning doesn’t come without its...
Via Beyond The Spread
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Chicken tender drops onto pitcher's mound during Diamondbacks-Giants game (Video)

Now here's something you don't see every day: a chicken tender dropped from the sky onto the pitcher's mound during the 12th inning of Thursday night's San Francisco Giants game against Arizona. The chicken tender bounced on the grass and landed on the outer edge of the mound just as D-backs pitcher Randall Delgado was delivering a pitch to Giants batter Buster Posey, who flied...
Via Holdout Sports
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

So Far, So Good For Tim Lincecum

We are 11-games into this young 2015 season and the San Francisco Giants are off to a rather slow start.  We’ve now seen the starting rotation take their second turn through, and while it’s an incredibly small sample size, we can start to kind of pick up on some trends and make some general observations.  As a whole, the starting rotation hasn’t been all that bad for the...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Giants Pregame: Bochy On Team Getting Ticked Off, Blanco Batting Second, and Arby’s

One year ago, San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy was celebrating his 59th birthday with two wins in a day – one that ended after midnight, and a second later that evening. This year, as the skipper reaches the big 6-0, he’ll be hoping to lead his team out of a six-game rut that has the Giants tied for the fifth-worst ten-game start of any World Series champion. Happy birthday...
Via BaySportsNet
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Giants Affeldt will listen to children about baseball future

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Jeremy Affeldt will take his three children into account when it comes to making a decision on whether he keeps pitching beyond this season. The San Francisco Giants left-hander and 2014 World Series Game 7 winner at Kansas City would like to give it at least another season after 2015, when his $18 million, three-year contract with the reigning champions is set...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Reigning Champs Continue to Stumble as Giants Drop Fifth Straight

SAN FRANCISCO – For the first four games of the season, San Francisco resembled the team that just claimed their third World Series title in the last five years, coming up with clutch hits and showcasing outstanding pitching. But since starting the year 3-1, the Giants have dropped five straight, including a 4-1 loss to National League West rival Colorado on Tuesday night at AT...
Via Baseball Essential
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Heston Makes Case for Spot in Giants’ Rotation

Names like Madison Bumgarner, Tim Lincecum, Matt Cain and Ryan Vogelsong are household names to San Francisco fans. But if you asked Giant fans if they knew who Chris Heston was before he made his first start of the season on Wednesday, April 8 against Arizona, a small contingent of avid fans would say yes, a slightly larger group would say they vaguely recalled his name while the...
Via Baseball Essential
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Bumgarner’s Bat Only Fourth Best Among Current NL Pitchers

Every once in a while I like to listen to local Bay Area sportstalk radio, where those otherwise asked by society to leave the room always have a voice. One recurring theme I’ve noticed is that the vast majority of sportstalk callers are apparently unaware that actual Major League Baseball facts, statistics, and basic information are readily available on the internet. As a result...
Via The Giants Cove
3 days ago  |  Discuss

World Champion Giants Open Their 2015 Home Slate With Tickets Averaging $165

The reigning World Series Champion San Francisco Giants began their 2015 MLB campaign on a positive note. The first series of the season came against the division rival Arizona Diamondbacks, as the Giants were victorious in the first and third game of a three-game trip to Chase Field. Following their stand in Arizona, San Francisco visited PETCO Park for a four-game series with the...
Via The Giants Cove
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Please Don’t Let The Top San Francisco Giants 2015 Season Highlight Be Madbum On A Horse

Because right now, it is.Of course that’s not really true. Rookie Chris Heston has pitched marvelously in two starts, taking over for Matt “Greg Oden” Cain. Unfortunately Heston only has one win to show for it since the Giants can’t seem to score any runs. In the home opener they left the bases loaded in the first two innings, and had 10 men LOB through five.Scoring runs...
Via Sporadic Sentinel
3 days ago  |  Discuss

10 GIFs That Made Fans Fall In Love With Hunter Pence

First off, let me welcome you guys to my new blog on Bay Sports Net. “Extra Innings” will be a place that you can find my GIF recaps, photoshops, and feature pieces that are a little too off-kilter for the main pages. Hope you guys check in often and enjoy! What better way to start off a Giants blog than with a post on why we love Hunter Pence. It also so happens that the big...
Via BaySportsNet
3 days ago  |  Discuss

$100 parking is back around AT&T Park

If you went to the San Francisco Giants home opener today and didn’t pay out the nose for parking, consider yourself lucky. Lots near the stadium were charging as much as $100 for a spot before the World Champions raised their 2014 banner. Say what?! This is what parking lots are charging on opening day. @SFGiants #gouging #mapit pic.twitter.com/m47jqe3oc6 — Lyanne Melendez...
Via The Outside Corner
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Madison Bumgarner rode a horse with the World Series banner

So, how did the San Francisco Giants celebrate their 2014 World Championship at Monday’s home opener at AT&T Park? By having Madison Bumgarner ride in with the banner on a horse, of course. “I’m on a horse.” pic.twitter.com/QMuh06eL09 — MLB GIFS (@MLBGIFs) April 13, 2015 During the World Series parade in the fall, Bumgarner wanted to ride a horse, but the San Francisco...
Via The Outside Corner
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Bonds on A-Rod nearing milestone: 'Why the hate?'

Alex Rodriguez is just five home runs shy of tying Willie Mays for fourth on baseball’s all-time home run list with 660, but we all know every home run the New York Yankees slugger hits is accompanied by an asterisk. Barry Bonds wishes it didn’t have to be like that. During a recent interview with...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Jake Peavy returns to Petco Park for first start

Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports The San Francisco Giants dropped their third straight to rival foe San Diego Padres on Sunday afternoon. Jake Peavy, the Giants starting pitcher returned to San Diego for his first start since being dealt away in 2009. Peavy was the ace in San Diego for five years, which included all-star appearances in 2005 and 2007.  In 2007, he won the Cy Young award...
Via Sports-Glory
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Professio”Nole” Athlete of the Week: Buster Posey

The 2015 Major League Baseball season is underway and a number of former Florida State players have made an impact. Devon Travis’ first career hit was a home run at Yankee Stadium, but this week’s top professional athlete from FSU is the most accomplished current big leaguer to have played his college ball in Tallahassee. San Francisco Giants’ catcher Buster Posey is the Professio”Nole”...
Via Noled Out
4 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants: From good to ugly

The San Francisco Giants sit at 3-4 after the first week of the baseball season. They started off great, and then looked awful. What was the reason behind the inconsistently? Is it too early to tell what kind of season this is going to be? The Giants did what they were supposed to do, which was beat up on the Arizona Diamondbacks. They did everything well in that series. They pitched...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants’ Chris Heston’s pitch is just a bit down and out (VIDEO)

San Francisco Giants starter Chris Heston, who's filling in for the injured Matt Cain, had a pretty good game against the Diamondbacks on Wednesday. The rookie went six solid innings with no earned runs and just three hits and two walks.  Most of his pitches were in and around the strike zone. But this one to Paul Goldschmidt  — not so much.  Your browser does not...
Via The Other Paper
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Cain’s health a giant key to San Francisco’s success

The San Francisco Giants are one of the most remarkable stories of the past 6 years in baseball.  In 2010, the Giants won their first world series since moving to San Francisco from New York in 1958 and first championship since 1954.  They followed that campaign up with two additional championships in 2012 and 2014. Indeed, only the Red Sox have experienced this type of success...
Via The Outside Corner
9 days ago  |  Discuss

The Top-Five Giants Prospects by Projected WAR

Yesterday, Kiley McDaniel published his consummately researched and demonstrably authoritative prospect list for the champion San Francisco Giants. What follows is a different exercise than that, one much smaller in scope and designed to identify not San Francisco’s top overall prospects but rather the rookie-eligible players in the Giants system who are most ready to […]
Via Fangraphs
10 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants: Ready or Not

The San Francisco Giants had a very unimpressive Spring Training. They finished just 13-22. They did not play good baseball and lost a key player to injury in Hunter Pence. So are they ready for the season? Even though the Giants looked lethargic for most of the spring, they did finish 7-3 in the last 10 games. This included winning two out of three against the Oakland Athletic...
Via isportsweb.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Hall of Fame Broadcaster Lon Simmons Dies at 91

The San Francisco Giants announced some sad news on Easter Sunday. According to a press release from the team, Hall of Fame announcer Lon Simmons has passed away at the age of 91. Simmons was one of the most recognizable voices in west coast baseball since becoming the voice of the Giants during their first season in San Francisco back in 1958. A career that spanned five decades...
Via Sportsnaut
12 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants: Making cuts and picking Hector Sanchez as backup catcher

Andrew Susac, Hunter Strickland, and Juan Perez are gone. All three members of the San Francisco Giants 2014 World Series team were optioned to Triple-A Sacramento, as the front office all but set the 25-man roster. Hector Sanchez appears to be the backup catcher, winning a spot he often wondered if he’d be able to do again after a series of concussions last year. Additionally...
Via isportsweb.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss

SF Giants file brief in support of gay marriage to Supreme Court

The San Francisco Giants are one of three professional sports teams in North America that have filed an amicus brief with the United States Supreme Court in support of an argument in favor of same-sex marriage. Without getting into too much detail regarding what an amicus brief is, here’s a description directly from Cornell Law. An amicus curiae brief that brings to the attention...
Via Sportsnaut
March 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Tim Lincecum’s last best chance

What you probably already know is that next winter’s free agent starting pitching crop has the potential to be historic, not only due to the amount of talent currently unsigned beyond 2015 but for the hundreds of millions of dollars they’ll surely command. With the obvious caveat that extensions for some of these guys are […]
Via Fangraphs
March 04, 2015  |  Discuss
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