Many times in the entertainment world, an actor or singer is denied the opportunity to have one last hurrah. And in sports, oftentimes athletes suffer the same fate of never getting to have one final moment in the sun. In some cases they’ll even resort to signing a farcical one-day contract in order to “retire” […]
This shouldn’t be all that difficult, but this is Billy Beane we’re talking about. It’s always got to be about him. It made too much sense for the A’s to give their downtrodden fans a thrill and add Barry Zito to the active roster at some point during this lost September, but Beane wouldn’t do […]
Today marks the beginning of a new era in Oakland A’s baseball as they will open Spring Training at their facilities in Mesa, Arizona. Many improvements have been made to Hohokam Stadium because the city of Mesa kicked in $17.5 million of the $26.9 million in upgrades, including the HD video board, the biggest (55’ […]
I got this tweet in response to my post from Friday, in which I predicted what I thought the Giants would do in free agency. @BASportsGuy So you are saying the Giants are cutting payroll, they have 30 million going off books, your guys will cost less then that. — peter johnson (@peterjo93477435) December 13, 2014 […]
Bruce Bochy is in Atlanta to meet with Lester today. #SFGiants — Ahmed Fareed (@AhmedFareedCSN) December 1, 2014 Based on this news, the Giants have gone from kicking the tires on Jon Lester to going full Lionel Messi on his tires. It doesn’t sound all that safe, but leg injuries are far easier to overcome than elbow […]
Here we go again, Giants fans. It’s October. It’s an even year. We’re back. Yay. Its been an odd season, to say the least. Odd start. Odd middle. Odd finish. It’s well documented. No need to go into it here. Odd. Tonight’s NL Wild Card game feels odd as well. For one thing, the Giants […]
Twelve: The number of homeruns hit over the past three days. Two: The average number of homeruns allowed per game at Citizens Bank Park (CPB), good for eleventh in the National League. 494,000: The number of page hits when you search “Tim McCarver and Global Warming and Crazy.” I’m not suggesting that Tim McCarver is […]
In a losing effort Saturday, Zito managed just 54 strikes on 99 pitches. Those 45 misses equated to six walks, the most Zito has given up since issuing seven to the Miami Marlins on May 2nd. Following the game, manager Bruce Bochy was quick to defend his pitcher, hinting that Zito might not be completely […]
Since it was obvious to anyone who can count that Santiago Casilla wouldn’t enter Monday night’s series opener against the Dodgers under any circumstances, the only thing for people to question (translation: bitch about incessantly) was why Buster Posey was on the bench. Posey was the lone offensive force of note on Sunday and had […]
The Giants have the fourth best ERA and the fifth best FIP for starting pitchers, yet the biggest problem the team faces right...
Nobody predicted Barry Zito would be this bad, but a couple of you came close. Zito allowed 8 earned runs and struck...