Issue: Running wild?
Analysis: The Giants, buoyed by the arrival of outfielders Angel Pagan and Melky Cabrera, are placing an emphasis on aggressive baserunning this spring. Read More
The 2011 Giants have changed right before our eyes.
It was obvious coming out of spring training that Bruce Bochy and Brian Sabean believed the Giants needed to score as many runs as possible for the club to have its best chance at successfully defending its World Series crown.
It was offense, offense, offense when they went with Aubrey Huff in the outfield, and Miguel Tejada at shortstop. 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
He was the kid so poor he was forced to use cardboard for a baseball glove. Miguel Tejada excelled because he needed to excel. The other option was a life of struggle.So if along the way, Tejada may have played loose with the truth as well as playing some brilliant baseball, well, that could be understood, if not approved. Read More
The season after the season to remember is upon us.
And for Giants fans, the 2011 season should prove to be another ticket to postseason drama.
The formula in 2011 will pretty much be the same one the Giants mastered at the end of 2010, transforming themselves from a last-gasp divisional winner to world champions: outpitch everybody, play error-free defense and get some timely hitting. Read More
Miguel Tejada got an immediate glimpse of the hype surrounding his new team when a camera crew filmed the shortstop just sitting at his locker preparing to go outside and hit.Tejada is one of few fresh faces around the World Series champion San Francisco Giants, whose roster remains nearly intact from last fall's improbable title run. Read More
The Giants have agreed to terms on a one-year contract with free agent outfielder Pat Burrell, MLB.com reported. The Giants signed Burrell, a Bellarmine Prep (San Jose) graduate, to a minor league deal after he was released by the Tampa Bay Rays two months into the season. He went on to hit .266 with 18 home runs and 51 RBIs for the Giants on their way to a World Series championship.However, Burrell struggled mightily in the World Series, going 0-for-13 with 11 strikeouts. Read More
There’s no crying in baseball. No permanence either. Wonder if those Dodger fans will get the hang of saying “Ooo-reebay”? Wonder if there’s any sort of chant that can be created out of “Tay-ha-dah”?
We blinked, and it’s all changed.
It would have been nice to keep things as they were, at least until December. We understand it’s a business, but does it have to be a heartbreaking one? Can’t we hold onto the magic more than a few hours? Read More