The first thing the Giants have to realize as they look forward to 2012 is that they can’t replicate 2010, when they got big contributions from aging veterans. They’re going to have to look more at — gasp — younger players. Read More
Bruce Bochy said all the right things about continuing to fight after the Arizona Diamondbacks crushed the Giants’ hopes over the weekend. But Bochy has to face the reality, even after Monday’s rare blowout win against the Padres: The Giants are done, and he has to look at what kind of team he’ll have next season.
That team should have more young players, instead of veterans who can no longer do the job. Read More
San Francisco Giants rookie Brandon Belt, recently nicknamed "baby giraffe" by broadcaster Duane Kuiper, met his namesake Thursday at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in Vallejo.
Click on the photo at right to see a slideshow of the Brandons or scroll down to see video of the meeting. Read More
If Giants manager Bruce Bochy wants to extend his team’s season beyond the 34 regular-season games remaining, he needs to remind himself that he should play his best players, not those making the most money.
And that should start with Brandon Belt, who absolutely should be in the lineup every day, either at first base or left field. Read More
As last season’s underdogs, the San Francisco Giants scrapped through the playoffs to their eventual world championship one game at a time, causing fans to cry “Torture.”Following Wednesday’s Showtime premiere of “The Franchise: A Season with the San Francisco Giants,” the torture will be waiting for the next chapter. Read More
If the Giants aren’t careful, Showtime’s “The Franchise” series — which airs a 30-minute preview episode tonight at 9:30 p.m. before running regularly in the summer and gives viewers a behind-the-scenes look at the world champs —may come off more like a sequel to “The Hangover.” Read More
So many thoughts, so early in a Giants season ...
Miguel Tejada has looked better as the Giants’ starting shortstop than I ever thought he would.
Unfortunately, the rest of the Giants’ defense has looked worse than I could have imagined.
Aubrey Huff as an outfielder has proven to be a much greater liability than previously advertised.
I’m no longer convinced Pablo Sandoval will be in a Giants uniform two years from now. Read More
What a difference a year makes. The Giants opened last season struggling to find enough proven bats and arms to field a competitive team. Now, thanks to a bounty of good hitters and pitchers, they begin their title defense with too much of a good thing, hence some tough roster decisions. Read More
Brandon Belt appears ready for the major leagues, but will he be temporarily stalled as Giants general manager Brian Sabean again tries to protect a player on whom he made a mistake? Read More
It is soooooo tempting to think Brandon Belt is going to simply keep doing what he’s been doing.
Even this spring, Belt has been swinging a sweet bat, hitting the kind of tape-measure rockets that leave those around him wide-eyed in wonder.
His home run last week against the Brewers had San Francisco-saavy fans whispering “McCovey Cove.” Read More