Sabean needs to stop announcing his plans...
Jeremy Affeldt’s 5 million dollar option has been exercised. Clearly, the bullpen would have been a priority regardless. But to announce to the world, pretty much, each and every step we will be undertaking this offseason, and then following said announcements by performing the actions to the letter is concerning. Clearly, other GMs might take the recent actions and accept Sabean’s...
Javy Lopez resigned
According to the Associated Press and as tweeted by Hank Schulman, Javier Lopez has agreed to a two-year, 8.5 million deal to return to the Giants’ bullpen. Management has said their top goals were to secure the pitching staff and return as many relievers as possible. This is a good step towards that goal and isn’t a handcuffing. It might be a stretch at 8.5 but necessity might have...
Game 6 collapse
Woah, it’s 2002 again? I’m going to go ahead and say that was worse than the Giants’ disaster in 2002. Granted, we didn’t have Washington tossing a game ball to one of the pitchers coming off the mound, but boy the Rangers were sitting pretty with a sizable lead turned over to a strong bullpen. We had a four run opening with Felix, Worrell and Nen, but Ogando, Adams and...
I am incredulous at the moment. The easiest, most predictable MLB award race this year was undeniably the Comeback Player of the Year Award. The very fact that Ryan Vogelsong was not a landslide victor, is disheartening, maddening and insulting. While Lance Berkman contributed to the St. Louis offense, he was a small piece in the Albert Pujols Machine. Ryan Vogelsong stabilized the entire...
Club now ranks last in spending on player development, despite its marquee brand...– Major League Baseball on the LA Dodgers
Buster Progress →
“We won’t know if Posey is truly recovered until spring training in February, when he does all the regular activities with the team and plays in a game, but the fact he’s ahead of schedule raises hopes that he will be ready to hit the ground running when pitchers and catchers report.” (Hank Schulman)
But Belt was legitimately all over the place as a hitter this season. He had...– Grant Brisbee, McCovey Chronicles
Sabermetrics fans everywhere!
Time to put my Sabermetric-loving testicles on the line tomorrow. AJ Burnett’s xFIP is 3.86 while Jered Weaver, Cy Young contender, has an xFIP of 3.80. A pitcher, all Giants’ fans are familiar with this year, Ryan Vogelsong, has an xFIP of 3.85 and came up more clutch than any other pitcher when we needed him to against Arizona. (He threw an absolute gem, 7.1 IP, 2 ER, 6 Ks, just 1...