Hunter Pence Chris Heston Giants
April 09, 20156

Giants beat D-Backs, and Chris Heston can pitch

There would’ve been no reason to throw in the towel after the first series of the season if the Giants got routed in this game, especially since none of their injuries

ross boss
April 08, 20155

Why Cody Ross is a perfect fit for the A’s (and not the Giants)

Last night Susan Slusser reported the Oakland Athletics’ interest in Cody Ross, who’s famous around here for hitting five home runs in the 2010 postseason, including two off Roy Halladay.

April 07, 20158

Giants lose another player, lose 7-6 to D-Backs

The good news is that the soul of this team hasn’t vanished. This is the same group of fiery, talented players that we remember from October, and they gave Arizona

April 07, 20152

Bumgarner and new look offense lead Giants to Opening Night win

So far, so good … once the game started. The Giants released a worrisome Matt Cain update before the game, along with the expected announcement that Ryan Vogelsong would start in place of

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April 06, 20157

Cain had MRI (forearm tightness), Giants skipping Peavy’s start tomorrow

The above photo shows Matt Cain before last year’s home opener. He was scheduled to start next Monday’s home opener against the Rockies, but that is very much in doubt after today’s

AT&T Park
April 06, 20157

2015 San Francisco Giants preview

Now that we know what the 25-man roster looks like (for a week or two, anyway), we can let you know exactly how this season is going to go. First, here’s

April 06, 20156

Lon Simmons had one outstanding trait that’s a requirement around here

Lon Simmons passed away over the weekend at the age of 91, which means he lived a long and full life, but the news was still jarring in a way. While

lon and bill
April 06, 20158

A personal memory of Lon Simmons

I was all set to write a column today about Opening Night and whether the A’s could break the hex of losing their first game seemingly every year, but I

A's Giants
April 04, 201517

The experts have spoken, and they think the 2015 Giants and A’s are mediocre

The last time the A’s and Giants were shut out of the postseason in the same year was 2011. Most experts think that’ll happen again in 2015. According to a

sabean beane
April 02, 201517

Keep the Bay Bridge Series

On Tuesday in the San Jose Mercury News, sports columnist Mark Purdy wrote a story headlined, “Cancel Bay Bridge Series.” He explained that the advent of interleague play has eliminated

Gary Brown San Francisco Giants
March 31, 20157

Day of mourning for KNBR callers: Giants sign Justin Maxwell, DFA Gary Brown

I just knew it. After spending far too much time on a post about Giants roster decisions, the defending champs made my story an afterthought with actual news a few minutes later.

Matt Duffy Jake Peavy Giants
March 31, 20152

Giants roster decisions: Three are (or were) fairly easy, one is very difficult

1. Backup Catcher (easier decision than we thought) Hector Sanchez vs. Andrew Susac probably wasn’t as difficult a decision as most would think. Susac has the opportunity to be one of

straight shooter jay mariotti
March 27, 201513

Examiner hires Jay Mariotti: let the boasting and self-victimization begin!

The San Francisco Examiner has been around for over 150 years. Throughout my childhood it was an afternoon paper that had an odd relationship with the San Francisco Chronicle. I assumed

Sandoval Fat
March 25, 201525

Panda’s pounds: Giants wanted Sandoval to stay on weight regimen, Red Sox were more lenient

The Pablo Sandoval Unapologetically Over The Giants Tour made another stop, this time USA Today. Jorge Ortiz got the new Red Sox third baseman to open up about the Giants once

March 25, 20159

Maybe we’ll see Bruce Bochy manage more like Ned Yost in 2015

BREAKING: According to sources, the Giants aren’t a powerful team. It’s not like they lost Jose Bautista and Giancarlo Stanton this past offseason, but the 32 home runs provided by Pablo

Joe Panik
March 20, 20157

Is Joe Panik trying to become a power hitter?

Joe Panik hit a home run yesterday. Big deal, it’s just Spring Training. But it was his second of the Spring, which looks weird compared to what we’ve come to

March 19, 20150

BASGcast (Ep. 130): Peter Hartlaub on historic sports venues, digging through Chronicle archives

From the archive: Kezar Stadium during 1957 Lions/49ers playoff game. (Note the fans watching from the rooftops.) — Peter Hartlaub (@peterhartlaub) March 4, 2015 Peter Hartlaub of the San

March 18, 20157

Giants reportedly asked Red Sox about Allen Craig

When Hunter Pence got hit by the pitch that broke a bone in his forearm, thoughts immediately turned toward ways to replace him. After all, the Giants were expected to

Pablo Sandoval San Francisco Giants 2014
March 13, 201538

Pablo Sandoval on the Giants: “The truth hurts.”

I’ve avoided writing about this “story,” because it seemed so stupid from the jump. Hurt feelings shouldn’t exist after World Series wins. After three World Series wins in five years,

Hunter Pence speech 2014
March 06, 20158

Enough with the “odd year” doom, Giants fans

Hunter Strickland gave up another homer yesterday, but that wasn’t the worst thing to happen to a Giant named Hunter. Far from it, actually. Hunter Pence took a pitch off

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