Pitcher Brandon McCarthy is ready for a normal offseason after being medically cleared this week to resume his regular routine, less than three months after being struck in the head by a line drive and undergoing emergency brain surgery. Read More
Buster Posey won the National League MVP Award on Thursday and took his place in history alongside the best catchers in the last 50 years and also the biggest Giant of all, Willie Mays.
Like Mays, who was NL Rookie of the Year in 1951 and then the MVP in 1954a nd 1965, Posey was Rookie of the Year in 2010 and now MVP. More importantly, both Mays and Posey played on teams which swept the World Series. Read More
Young rosters, small budgets, limited expectations.
Bob Melvin of the A’s and the Washington Nationals’ Davey Johnson won big right away and were chosen as managers of the year Tuesday after guiding their teams to huge turnaround seasons. Read More
Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels became the youngest AL Rookie of the Year on Monday and Bryce Harper of the Washington Nationals was voted the second-youngest winner of the NL honor.
Trout, who turned 21 on Aug. 7, received all 28 first-place votes from the Baseball Writers’ Association of America’s AL panel. The center fielder was the eighth unanimous AL pick and the first since Tampa Bay’s Evan Longoria in 2008. Read More
Anyone else notice that there’s no such thing as an offseason anymore?
OK, maybe in hockey there is. Or does having no season at all count? Regardless, even when hockey does have a season, its offseason is about as compelling as a Buster Posey interview.
Wow, is that cat dry or what? Read More
Can you picture Tim Lincecum winding up on the mound at AT&T Park with his stringy hair pouring out of the back of another team’s hat?
The Giants are facing a tough decision with Lincecum’s contract set to expire in 2013. Brian Sabean recently committed a $112.5 million extension to Matt Cain and by the end of next season, he will be finished paying off the $126 million owed to Barry Zito. How eager is he to throw down another $100 million on a big-name arm? Read More
It took a lot of determination for the Giants to become baseball champions in 2012. But it only took one pitch for the entire city of San Francisco to erupt in celebration.
The moment Giants closer Sergio Romo’s final pitch hit the glove of catcher Buster Posey to seal the 4-3 World Series win in Game 4 in Detroit, fans screamed with joy and ran into the streets to celebrate the victory.
“We wouldn’t be anywhere else,” said Katherine Bent of San Mateo, while standing in the mix of the celebration in front of AT&T Park. “You can just feel the energy.”
Barry Zito’s performance in Game 1 of the 2012 World Series was a good reminder of how inspiring baseball can be.
In a few short weeks, Zito has gone from being The City’s biggest sports goat to an Orange October hero who outdueled baseball’s best pitcher in the first game of the Fall Classic. Read More
There will be no gift baskets, Texas barbecue, Dr. Pepper, Budweiser or St. Louis-style toasted ravioli exchanged after this year’s World Series between the Detroit Tigers and Giants, which started in The City on Wednesday.
Instead, Detroit Mayor Dave Bing and Mayor Ed Lee have each vowed to perform a day of community service in the victor’s city. Read More
Venezuelans are celebrating their homegrown baseball heroes as a record contingent of players from the country heads into the World Series with the Giants and Detroit Tigers.
Nine Venezuelans, including five with the Giants, will feature in the series starting tonight — the most ever. Read More