It’s getting increasingly difficult to get people to bite on April Fool’s pranks, isn’t it? If you don’t pick someone off very early in the morning, before they’ve gotten their wits — dim or otherwise — about them, good luck to you. It probably ain’t gonna happen.
More than likely, it’s a mere reflection of these media-saturated times; everything is viewed with suspicion, with borderline disdain, so everybody’s always “on guard.” Read More
No team wins a world championship on the strength of a single unit, so to say the Giants won it all in 2012 because of their starting rotation is an oversimplification.
So, too, is saying that Buster Posey makes the offense go, or that Sergio Romo is critical to bullpen success.But when you think of the Giants and the keys to their shot at repeating, where does the mind go first? The rotation, of course. Read More
It’s official: The Giants are no longer flying under the radar. Coming off a season in which they rallied to their second World Series title in three years, no teams will be underestimating the Giants in 2013.
Despite hitting the fewest home runs in the majors last season, the Giants were able to compete with an established pitching staff and some young players coming into their own to get to the playoffs. Read More
The Giants played their first game at AT&T Park on Thursday since Game 2 of last year’s World Series, reigniting the exhibition Bay Bridge Series with a 7-3 loss to the A’s.
Giants starter Tim Lincecum began the game well, striking out four in his first three innings, but gave up a two-run homer to Yoenis Cespedes in the third. He departed the game with two outs and two on in the fifth before A’s outfielder Josh Reddick homered to right off reliever Jeremy Affeldt. Read More
Have the Giants regained their spot as the No. 1 team in the Bay Area and Northern California? You might think so if you go to a Giants game at AT&T Park. But then, you’d change your mind if you went to a 49ers game at Candlestick. Read More
The Giants made it through spring training — and a run through the World Baseball Classic for many — with on important asset: their health.
The most pressing concern is the health of third baseman Pablo Sandoval, who has been experiencing pain in his right elbow and numbness in his fingers. While the “Kung Fu Panda” did not play in Thursday’s game against the A’s, manager Bruce Bochy said his return could be right around the corner. Read More
The Giants announced Thursday they have extended both general manager Brian Sabean and manager Bruce Bochy through the 2016 season.
Sabean has been with the Giants organization since 1993, including 17 years as general manager. During his time at the helm, the Giants have been to three World Series and won the NL West five times. Read More
As the Giants get set to defend their World Series title, the front office is ensuring that the team also remains No. 1 in the social-media world.
The experience of attending a baseball game at AT&T Park will be even more interactive this year with increased Wi-Fi capacity, the addition of mobile device and tablet charging stations, and the unveiling of baseball’s first social-media center. Read More
Melky Cabrera’s offensive production seemed impossible to replace as news broke in August that he had tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs. With 159 hits, 84 runs and a .907 OPS sucked out of the order, the Giants looked incapable of keeping pace with the Los Angeles Dodgers, who held a one-game lead in the National League West. Read More
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Brandon Belt hit his eighth spring home run and Madison Bumgarner threw five effective innings and the San Francisco Giants wrapped up their spring training in Arizona with an 8-6 victory over the Diamondbacks on Wednesday. Read More