It’s a given that the Giants will have strong pitching again, but hopes that their offense will be much improved are largely based on problematical players. Read More
’Tis the season for doling out presents to those who have been nice this year, but it is also the time of reckoning for the naughty in San Francisco who deserve a lump of coal in their stocking. It has been an interesting year of politics, protests and unsportsmanlike behavior, but a few rose above the fray. Here is the list from The San Francisco Examiner that we have checked twice for St. Nick to bestow grand gifts (or not). Read More
As the sun finally set on the Giants’ defense of their first Bay Area world championship, another clock started ticking.
There can be no more delay. There can be no more if Brandon Belt develops, and Aubrey Huff rebounds or buts connected to Barry Zito’s contract. The Giants need to prove to Tim Lincecum and Matt Cain that there will be legitimate run support in their future.
Otherwise, the future of both aces may not be in the Bay Area. Read More
What happened to the Giants? The better question is, what didn’t happen to the Giants?
From Opening Day, when they were beaten by the Los Angeles Dodgers and Clayton Kershaw — and Buster Posey was still healthy — there was a sense this year might be as frustrating as last year was elating. Read More
Imagine the Giants as a fighter.
Early in the bout for 2011, they took a potential knockout blow when Buster Posey went down. They absorbed a stiff uppercut when Pablo Sandoval went on the disabled list.
But they kept punching, scoring enough late-inning victories to keep themselves ahead on points. Read More
The headline wasn’t wrong. "Injuries Leave Big Holes for the Giants to Patch." That was in the New York Times. About the New York football Giants, not to be confused with the San Francisco baseball Giants, who have as many big holes because of injuries and virtually no time to patch them.
Different sports, same nickname, same problems. Too many missing pieces for the S.F. Giants. Too many missed chances. This is not a June Swoon, it’s an August Collapse. Read More
Buster Posey, the injured San Francisco Giants catcher, is the father of twins, according to the team.Kristen Posey had the twins, named Lee Dempsey and Addison Lyn, on Sunday, the San Francisco Giants announced.Posey has been out for the season after a collision at home plate injured his leg. Read More
I don’t know what’s in the water at AT&T Park, but the Giants continue to drink from the fountain of unexpected good fortune.
Amazingly, San Francisco has a better record since Buster Posey was lost for the season than with him.
Too bad the Giants can’t morph Eli Whiteside’s gamesmanship with Chris Stewart’s arm and Hector Sanchez’s bat. Read More
“Mark it down, repeat.” Those are the confident, if not unabashedly cocky, words of Giants closer Brian Wilson in the opening moments of the preview for “The Franchise: A Season with the San Francisco Giants,” which aired in April on Showtime.
The Giants are back on the small screen today at 10 p.m. with the premiere episode. Read More