Cody Ross, 7-47, 11 strikeouts, .149/.273/.255 with runners in scoring position and two outs. Do you know what’s good for a baseball team? Jesus.
Sabe's -- The day after
Consider it a lesson learned. Rare is the young player like Posey or Pablo Sandoval who bursts onto the scene. So while Sabean said he “isn’t comfortable” with any of his internal choices in center field, don’t expect the club to jump top prospect Gary Brown straight from Single-A San Jose. Basically, Belt and Crawford aren’t major league ready as he admits. Both...
Baseball Night in America →
A friend of mine posted this. I hope you guys all read this because it is great sports journalism.
nubiagarcia asked: When did you realize the Giants were not going to make it to the postseason?
What I said in July...
Vogelsong has definitely cooled down recently and by no means, do I expect him to carry this absurd pitching streak through the rest of the year. His NL-second-best ERA+ of 170 is buoyed by his 0.8 HR/9 and 8 percent HR/FB rate. For these two reasons and also because he’s showed impeccable control, I don’t think he’ll regress to his normal numbers that quickly or that severely. He’ll have a good...
To be fair...
http://giantsfan55.tumblr.com/ask I will politely answer any questions you may have for me. Though I doubt most Giants fan on here will have anything to say to me.
First, I told you to STFU to get your attention. Clearly, I have it. Now on to my points: There’s a difference between writing off a prospect like Buster Posey after 17 ABs and Belt after his nearly 200 plate appearances. Buster Posey’s swing had no issues. He willingly takes the ball the other way and has a beautiful inside-out approach. In his case, yeah, seasoning did him no good...
“Baby Giraffe should start!” .222 Avg., .305 OBP, 99 OPS+, 54/19 K/BB ratio, -3.5 runs created on off-speed pitches, (swings and misses 35 percent of the time) 1.2 UZR, 0.7 WAR “Ross is still boss!” .240 Avg., 96/49 K/BB ratio, 52 RBIs, 0.8 WAR “Crawford is sexy!” .198 Avg., (No really, it’s .198.) .282 OBP, 60 OPS+ (LOL!), -11.9 wFB, (He...
True Giants fans will look at the 2011 season in two polar opposite views. First, the success of the Giants pitching staff, the rotation and the bullpen, that kept the team in the division and wild card race despite an offense that resembled a AAA lineup, outscored by both the Padres and the Astros. It’s not absurd to suggest that without the best pitching staff in the league, that the...
Well, that the Giants really, really pitched incredibly, unbelievably well to be...– Extra Baggs
at 44 years young, has a better batting average and on-base percentage than Orlando Cabrera, Miguel Tejada and yes, Brandon “Can’t hit for shit” Crawford. He comes with better defense too.
In My Mind: Tim Brown, Asshat →
sbfboyd: Giants fans, please read this article from Venice Beach, CA resident and Southern California native Tim Brown about the San Francisco Giants season: “Giants come to grips with uncomfortable reality” Yes, Yahoo… I really want to read a Dodger fans opinion about the Giants regular season. This…
The Braves are leaking so much oil, BP called and asked if they’re...– Fitz and Brooks show, KNBR
Giants announcers' day-off plans
Dave Flemming: I wanna go swimming. In the pool. But I could do the beach. Some Beach volleyball.
Jon Miller: Ever see Dave in that suit?
Mike Krukow: You mean that leather thong?
I didn’t realize Neukom threw shutout innings in the playoffs. Oh wait, our entire staff did that part. I didn’t realize he slammed a couple of home runs off Cliff Lee and Roy Halladay. Oh wait, that was Ross and Renteria. I didn’t realize he grew a beard and became untouchable in the late innings. We all know who did that bit. I didn’t realize he put the pieces together....
Belt and Crawford suck
Let’s be honest here, Brandon Belt and Brandon Crawford will be nothing more than average-level players and maybe only slightly better than replacement level in their lifetimes. Belt had another awful night at the plate, and it doesn’t look like he’s going to get any better. You can argue small sample size all you want, but the things you can see in an at-bat aren’t...
I love having Justin Christian
…in the lineup. He brings speed that only Andres Torres can ever bring and with his injuries, Christian is really important to our team. He’s showed it in half an inning tonight with a leadoff infield single (ruled an error, but really, he forced the bad throw from Dee Gordon.) He stole second on another pitch and scored from second on a hit to LEFT FIELD by beating out a throw. There...
You expect this...
…after the kind of season we’ve been having. I can’t help but laugh at this one, though.
Where are we? →
The Giants are still one of the best franchises in the league. Lacking an offense, yet stacked with pitching, but more importantly a strong financial standing, this team may not be a powerhouse like the teams on the East Coast, but like Howard Bryant says, this team now comes out each spring with a legitimate chance to win a title. The Giants gambled by building AT&T Park with private...
Off-season 2012 cheatsheet
These are the contracts that are coming off the book in the 2012 offseason. Rowand isn’t listed here because we’re eating the 13.5 million he is still due for 2012. As for Miggy, he was already DFA’ed so it’s a no-brainer that he’s not going to be back. Besides the obvious, I see Keppinger getting offered arbitration and Vogelsong due a huge pay raise. I doubt...
The Giants double-A affiliate, the Richmond Flying Squirrels, made the Eastern League Playoffs today. The Squirrels won on a homerun by Wes Hodges off of Tim Alderson. Yes, that Tim Alderson, the one that was a better prospect than Madison Bumgarner. The same guy that people didn’t wanna trade for Freddy Sanchez. Let’s see if Zach Wheeler goes the way of Alderson.
All that's left before March
With 22 games left before our off-season begins, (we sure as hell aren’t making the playoffs now…) there are two things left for the Giants to do: 1. See the rookies. 2. Stop the bleeding. 1. We have 22 games before there is no more pro-ball to test and prepare. Our year was given reason to be a wash after Posey and after Sanchez sapped any hope of our offense being respectable....
Right now, it’s obvious who should win the team’s Willie Mac award...– Mark Purdy, SJ Mercury writer
Story of our season
After today’s loss how bad, exactly is our offense in low scoring games? The research and math is as follows: In games where our offense has provided 2 runs or less of support, our big four starting pitchers have a combined ERA of 3.32. In comparison, the other top two NL pitching staffs, Philadelphia and Atlanta, have 3.22 and 3.67 ERAs in similar situations, respectively. The difference?...