Category Archives: Giants

What do we expect from Brandon Crawford in 2014?

Over at McCovey Chronicles, Grant Bisbee (@mccoveychron — a must follow even for the non SF Giant fans out there) has a piece today about Brandon Crawford, trying to offer some perspective on projecting him for 2014 and beyond (partially tongue in … Continue reading

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Hunter Pence’s Impending Contract

The SF Giants are in the death throes of an utterly abysmal follow-up to their 2012 World Championship.  With 81 losses already, they will finish below .500 unless they win out, and have long since  been eliminated from the NL … Continue reading

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Worse Trade Deadline — Giants or Mariners?

The emerging consensus on the 2013 MLB Trade Deadline seems to be that it was a dud, and I can’t say that I disagree.  Rather than breaking down the trades that happened, I find myself drawn to those teams that … Continue reading

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Surprises after 40 Games — NL Version

Yesterday, we took a quick glance at some surprises in the American League through the season’s first two months.  Today, let’s have a look through the numbers in the Senior Circuit (offense here and pitching here): (1)  The best hitting … Continue reading

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@ProfessorP0TTER: Alternate Viewpoint on Lincecum

As I’ve discussed previously, I hold out little hope that Tim Lincecum is going to be able to remain an effective SP for the Giants this year (and for whomever he plies his trade for after collecting $22M from the … Continue reading

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Is it Tim Lincecum’s Fastball or Changeup?

Tim Lincecum’s struggles in 2012 are well documented (as is his resurgence as a reliever in the playoffs), and by now everyone is aware of the significant drop-off in fastball velocity that Timmy suffered.  Coming into 2013, fantasy owners especially … Continue reading

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Who is Brandon Belt?

Being a sabermetrically inclined baseball fan resident in San Francisco, I am painfully aware that  Brandon Belt has been a cause célèbre for a number of years. The Baby Giraffe finally came up to stay in mid 2011 after tearing … Continue reading

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