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Matt Cain and the Seven Underappreciated Seasons

Matt Cain has an impressive resume. He has won three world championships as a member of the San Francisco Giants, he is a three time All-Star, including starting the Midsummer Classic in 2012, and has also thrown a perfect game. Cain has been a “horse” for Giants rotation since his call up in 2005. In the storied history of the Giants, pitchers such as Christy Mathewson, Juan...
Via Baseball Essential
1 day ago  |  Discuss

2015 MLB Farewells: San Francisco Giants

And so the trend continues. The San Francisco Giants have won titles in three of the last six MLB seasons, and each one of those titles was succeeded by missing the postseason altogether. Big name acquisitions dominated NL West headlines this spring, but it was quite the opposite for the Giants as they lost Pablo Sandoval to free agency and failed to pick up a starting pitcher to...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
1 day ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants will win in 2016 because of even year magic…and talent

The San Francisco Giants have had an interesting last six seasons. Three World Series championships. Three seasons without a playoff appearance. Every even season they win it all. Every odd year, they don’t even make it to the dance. How can we explain this? It’s very simple. Even year magic. Also, baseball is very hard and making the postseason is never easy. In pro basketball...
Via Baseball Essential
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Veteran Giants starter Jake Peavy makes promise for 2016

Jake Peavy had a solid season for the San Francisco Giants this year, but he's looking beyond his recent accomplishments and already has his sights set on 2016 with the Giants eliminated from the playoffs. Peavy was 8-6 with a 3.58 ERA this season, but was limited to only 110 2/3 innings due to a back injury that forced him to miss more than a month in the early stages of the season...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants' Matt Duffy wins Willie Mac Award

Matt Duffy will likely be surpassed in the NL Rookie of the Year voting by Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant, but he undoubtedly is the Rookie of the Year and more for the Giants. The rookie third baseman has been granted this year's Willie Mac Award, the Giants' team award voted on by coaches, players, training staff, and fans given to the most inspirational player on the team. Previous...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants: Thanks Jeremy Affeldt

With the news of Jeremy Affeldt retiring, it’s time to pay homage to his career as a Giant. I’m being honest and very blunt, the Giants didn’t win any of their three World Series Championships without  without him. It’s time to examine Affeldt’s Giants career because it was a great one. San Francisco Giants pitcher Jeremy Affeldt bows his head during a media conference...
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Game 162: Cain Start and Affeldt Honors Dampered By Giants’ 9th Inning Loss

On a day where Game 162s across the country were determining postseason berths and homefield advantage, the Giants had a memorable final day of their own as Jeremy Affeldt was honored, Matt Cain threw five scoreless innings, and walkup songs got weird. “It was a crazy day trying to get through everything,” said Cain on the pregame festivities. “Luckily we’ve done a lot of...
Via BaySportsNet
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeremy Affeldt Honored In Retirement Ceremony

On the final day of the 2015 season, the Giants said goodbye to Jeremy Affeldt and recognized his work both on and off the field through his 14 year career. A video montage of Affeldt plays, at-bats, and assorted quotes played on the board to begin, and followed with messages from teammates and coaches. From there, Giants fan Brian Stow, who has formed a relationship with Affeldt...
Via BaySportsNet
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Hudson Honored, Tomlinson Goes Inside-The-Park In Giants’ 3-2 Win

The San Francisco Giants are keeping fans entertained in their final series of the season, as Saturday started with a retirement ceremony for Tim Hudson and ended with a win over the Rockies sparked by homers– both in- and outside the park. The day began with a tribute to Tim Hudson’s 20-year career, as a montage of Hudson highlights and words of praise from current and former...
Via BaySportsNet
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers pitcher annoyed ‘Fuller House’ scene interrupted game

There must be some segments of the population thrilled by how sitcom “Full House” is being treated to a spinoff. But Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Brett Anderson definitely does not belong in that group. At least when said spinoff of the cheesy 80s-90s sitcom interrupts a game in which he is pitching. Anderson was pretty miffed after Thursday’s game against the San Francisco...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Retiring Giants reliever Affeldt: PED users took food off my table

As he announced his retirement from baseball after 14 seasons on Thursday, San Francisco Giants reliever Jeremy Affeldt delivered a candid take on the aspects of baseball he won't miss after he's done playing. Among the things Affeldt will be happy to no longer have to deal with are Phillies fans, poor facilities at Wrigley Field, constant travel, the recent influx of incessant...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Giants, Tim Lincecum have ‘mutual and strong’ interest in return

    With the Giants officially being eliminated from postseason contention on Tuesday after an 8-0 defeat at the hands of the Dodgers, who clinched their third straight NL West title, the focus for San Francisco is now on next season. And one of the first orders of business could be bringing back veteran right-hander Tim Lincecum for another tour of duty with the team. Lincecum...
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

End of season post-mortem: 2015 San Francisco Giants

Winning back-to-back world championships is hard. The San Francisco Giants have learned that three times over now, with their latest quest to defend their title coming to an end last night. But unlike the previous two odd years, this one left Giants fans with good feelings and hope that the even year thing may continue in 2016. Decimated by injury, no one would have been surprised...
Via The Outside Corner
8 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants: Is Jarrett Parker legit

When teams get eliminated from postseason contention the only thing left to do is evaluate young players. Though the Giants aren’t mathematically eliminated from the postseason they have decided to evaluate some of the young players they have. One who stands out is Jarrett Parker. They didn’t choose to play the amount of youngsters they are playing, but because of injuries this...
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe West, Madison Bumgarner get in staredown after close call (Video)

Umpire Joe West is no stranger to confrontation, and neither is Giants ace Madison Bumgarner. It was no surprise that the two butted heads after a perceived missed call on Thursday night. Bumgarner was upset after a borderline call against San Diego’s Jedd Gyorko didn’t go his way early in the sixth inning at bat. After Bumgarner went on to walk Gyorko, he shouted in frustration...
Via Larry Brown Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Woman gives birth to baby boy during Padres game

A woman gave birth to a bouncing baby boy on Thursday night at Petco Park during a San Diego Padres game. According to The San Diego Union-Tribune, the little boy, named “Levi,” was born “around the third inning.” It was the first baby to be born at the ball park, which opened in 2004. We welcomed a baby boy to the world in Palm Court Plaza earlier this evening. First...
Via Sportsnaut
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Madison Bumgarner and Joe West got into a staredown, and Joe West broke

Joe West is a terrible, attention ***** of an umpire. During Thursday night’s Giants-Padres game, Bumgarner walked Jedd Gyorko in the sixth inning. A frustrated Bumgarner yelled at himself, and home plate umpire West took exception (because that’s what he does). The two then began a staredown, which resulted in something you rarely see. Joe West broke. The staredown lasted 17...
Via The Outside Corner
13 days ago  |  Discuss

On the Autopsy Table: The Giants 2015 Season

Despite the bloviating bullying of several San Francisco sports writers and sport-talk hosts, we are going to do the unthinkable and critically evaluate how the San Francisco Giants organization did in the 2015 season. Call it that odd moment when Giant fans are asked to put down their Tim Lincecum bobbleheads for a moment, to stop whining about player injuries being the real problem...
Via The Giants Cove
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Jake Peavy Joins Band for Some Grateful Dead Covers

Jake Peavy is used to pitching in front of big crowds and Friday night was no different. The San Francisco Giants hurler took advantage of some time off to join the team’s former third base coach, Tim Flannery, and his band Lunatic Fringe on stage in front of a packed house. Their jam of choice? “Friend Of The Devil” by one of the Bay Area’s favorite bands…the Grateful...
Via Hall of Very Good
16 days ago  |  Discuss

SF Giants fan reaches over railing, snags two foul balls (Video)

A San Francisco Giants fan found himself seated in the perfect spot during Sunday's game against Arizona, as he used his glove to snag himself not just one, but TWO foul balls. In the first inning, Buster Posey hit a 1-2 pitch foul behind home plate on the right side. The Giants fan seated in the front row of the mezzanine reached over the railing and made a great catch, earning...
Via Holdout Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants: Offseason outlook

The 2015 season isn’t over, but it’s never to early too start looking at the offseason. When it comes to the offseason the San Francisco Giants will be busy. The Giants will mostly be busy looking for a starting pitcher, but also taking a look at the young talent they have playing right now. The biggest weakness for the San Francisco Giants was starting pitching, outside of Madison...
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Bonds congratulates Brady on Deflategate decision

From one cheater to another, Barry Bonds had a message for Tom Brady hours after the court decision was announced overturning the QB’s four-game suspension for Deflategate. Congratulations to #TomBrady on today's decision. Best of luck this season, Tom. — Barry L Bonds (@BarryBonds) September 3, 2015   Is this a matter of cheaters uniting or MVPs supporting MVPs in their...
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Madison Bumgarner is back to October Bumgarner

Madison Bumgarner has been having quite a month of August. He’s posted a 53:4 strikeout-to-walk ratio while allowing only six earned runs in 37.2 innings, and he’s looked almost as unhittable as he did last October, when he relentlessly took the ball for the Giants in high pressure situations during the playoffs. That’s not a coincidence, it turns out, as Bumgarner is currently...
Via Fangraphs
September 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Madison Bumgarner has once again put Giants on his back

August is just about in the books, and the Giants managed to survive a brutal schedule and keep themselves within striking distance of a playoff spot. And while we’re supposed to believe baseball is a team game, they basically have one person to thank for keeping them in contention: Madison Bumgarner. Bumgarner had one of the best months any pitcher could have in August. He...
Via The Outside Corner
August 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Has Tim Lincecum thrown his last pitch for the Giants?

San Francisco Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum’s hip is giving him so much trouble that he might never pitch again for the franchise. Speaking with Andrew Baggerly of, the two-time Cy Young Award winner revealed he is worried any return to the mound this year could cause further damage. And, since he’s a free agent, this could mean his final pitch with the Giants...
Via Sportsnaut
August 30, 2015  |  Discuss

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