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San Francisco Giants Try to Sneak Center Fielder Up to Pick Off Bryce Harper

The San Francisco Giants tried to use a little trickery during Saturday's game against the Nationals. Somehow they thought they could sneak the center fielder up, catch Bryce Harper napping, and pick him off. Something tipped Harper off and he was able to get back to the bag in time though.Kudos to the Giant for trying to be sneaky, but come on guys. Did you really think no one would...
Via FatManWriting
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Expect the Giants to Make Some Serious Changes in the Next Three Weeks

The San Francisco Giants are going through a difficult stretch. But this “stretch” isn’t an aberration, it’s the Giants’ talent and depth finding its true level at the midway point of the 2015 season. Which in a way is a funny thing to say about a 42-40 second place team on July 4th. That’s because the current problems facing San Francisco are broad and foundational and...
Via The Giants Cove
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Bryce Harper flaunts patriotic bat, hits home run

Love him or hate him, Bryce Harper is a red-blooded, white-boned and blue-bleeding American, and he’s got the baseball bat to prove it. Saturday morning, the Washington Nationals outfielder stepped up to the plate flaunting a patriotic-themed bat. Bryce Harper's bat.
Via Sportsnaut
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Man Saves Date From Jake Peavy's Flying Bat

When you go to a baseball game there is always a chance that you might get to go home with  souvenir from the game. It is not unusual to see quite a few balls fly in the stands, and from time to time you might even see a bat fly in the stands. However, when those balls are coming they are coming fast as are the bats.This guy was aware of this when San Francisco Giants pitcher Jake...
Via FatManWriting
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Giants activate Jake Peavy, place Tim Hudson on DL

The San Francisco Giants have activated Jake Peavy from the disabled list while placing Tim Hudson on it. Peavy will join the Giants rotation in Washington on Friday night after being out since mid-April with back issues. Expectations should be tempered to start. Hudson is listed as having a right shoulder strain in addition to an issue with his ankle. The 39-year-old Hudson was...
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The returns of Matt Cain, Jake Peavy could land San Francisco Giants in postseason

Given the hoopla surrounding the return of Jose Fernandez, Matt Cain‘s 2015 debut for the San Francisco Giants was easy to overlook.  Except maybe for the part where he gave up a home run to Fernandez and took the loss in a 5-4 Miami Marlins win on Thursday. The truth is, while Fernandez being back in the big leagues might be great for Marlins fans and baseball in general, Cain’s...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
1 day ago  |  Discuss

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...
2 days 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
2 days 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
2 days 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
3 days 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
3 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
4 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
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants manager Bochy indicates Lincecum move coming soon

Although it’s not official yet, it’s likely that Tim Lincecum will be placed on the disabled list for the first time in his nine-year career, according to Andrew Baggarly of the San Jose Mercury News. There had been speculation that Lincecum would be put in the bullpen due the imminent returns of Jake Peavy and Matt Cain as well as his ineffectiveness of late. However, after...
Via Fox Sports
5 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
5 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
5 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
5 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
6 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...
6 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
6 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
9 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
9 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
9 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...
13 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
15 days ago  |  Discuss

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