October 07, 201510

10 offseason questions for the San Francisco Giants

At the Giants’ postmortem press conference, Larry Baer, Bobby Evans and Bruce Bochy answered questions for 24 minutes. Then the two executives stuck around and talked to reporters for several

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October 05, 201515

Luxury tax will impact what Giants do this offseason

When considering whether to sign an ace like David Price or Zack Greinke to a nine-figure deal, the Giants won’t just consider the number of years they’d be paying a

Jeremy Affeldt NLCS
October 02, 20156

Jeremy Affeldt will live forever

The news that Jeremy Affeldt would retire after this season didn’t come as much of a surprise. He mentioned the possibility a week ago, and Dave Flemming told Gary Radnich

October 01, 201511

MLB talent level at its nadir

Have you ever watched a professional sporting event and been shocked at the level of play from the athletes? That’s nearly a nightly experience when it comes to Major League

Madison Bumgarner SF Giants
September 30, 20152

Dodgers clinch NL West, end Madison Bumgarner’s season, give Giants “fuel for next year”

It was surprising that it lasted this long, but it’s over now. The Dodgers, riding one of the better outings of Clayton Kershaw’s already-brilliant career, halted their four-game losing streak

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September 29, 20154

Giants still alive after walk-off win in 12th

Not done yet — Ahmed Fareed (@AhmedFareedCSN) September 29, 2015 The San Francisco Giants are still one loss in the next three days away from having to watch their

September 28, 20151

Coliseum weekend of warm smiles and cold reality

I was at the Coliseum on Saturday for the Barry Zito vs. Tim Hudson matchup. It was something unlike I’d ever witnessed at a professional sporting event. The whole encounter

September 26, 20152

Zito vs. Hudson reminds everyone that baseball is very hard

Barry Zito had already allowed four runs, and was pulled after walking Buster Posey to start the third inning. Tim Hudson was removed from the game after hitting two A’s,

September 24, 20155

Zito vs. Hudson gimmick is all we have left …

… but it’s better than nothing. In a season filled with promise on both sides of the bay, the local baseball franchises will spend the playoffs like the rest of

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September 23, 20155

A day of teasing: Giants give fans hope, then bullpen tosses hope into Candlestick trough urinal

The standings took most of us by surprise at some point over the last 24 hours. Six games. Just six games! That’s less than a week’s worth of baseball! Then

September 21, 20150

Beware the perils of batting practice

A’s catcher Josh Phegley received a concussion after being struck in the head by a bat during batting practice before Oakland’s game at Houston on Friday. It left the team

September 18, 20154

MLB end of season awards: Will the Giants win any?

When the team falls short, individual recognition is all that’s left. With the Dodgers still 7.5 games ahead in the NL West (Magic Number: 10) and the Cubs 8.5 games

September 17, 20154

Barry Zito is back

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

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September 16, 201575

Billy Beane needs to get over himself and let Barry Zito start against Tim Hudson

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

September 16, 20159

Giants DFA Daniel Carbonell, promote Mac Williamson a day too late

It was lunacy. It was also something the Giants supposedly weren’t going to do anymore, since the collective audience oohed and ahhed, then gasped and tsk-tsked, after seeing the team’s

Angel Pagan two outs
September 14, 20155

September surprise: reasons to look forward to 2016 Angel Pagan

The Giants’ sweep of the San Diego Padres was a much-needed dose of fun after a horrendous road trip. The bats woke up. Madison Bumgarner had one of the strangest

September 11, 20158

Offseason: Expect Giants to sign Leake, not a true ace (and definitely not both)

If you’re a Giants fan, and you’re looking forward to a huge splurge this offseason on a starting pitcher like David Price or Zack Greinke, or even Jordan Zimmermann or

Madison Bumgarner Buster Posey
September 06, 20159

What we won’t see from the Giants this month

The seven-game losing streak was snapped last night, and Buster Posey’s month-long homerless streak ended today in the Giants’ 7-4 win at Coors to leave Denver with a series split

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September 03, 201515

Quick thoughts on the Giants: Lincecum’s future, Pence’s impact, Bochy vs. Winters

Statement from the San Francisco Giants Regarding Tim Lincecum’s Health Status Denver, Colorado – Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum underwent successful arthroscopic surgery this morning on his left hip by Dr.

September 01, 201515

Giants lose to Dodgers in 14th, now trail by 4.5 games

This game had everything. The CSN Bay Area feed went out a while in the early stages of this game, which would end up lasting 14 innings. There was a

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