Break Time: Giants At Play In The Land of Fifty Wins

Of course the All Star break is not the halfway point of the MLB season. It’s more like the 55% point of the season. Which makes belonging to the 50 Wins at the Break Club a nice place to be. Eight teams qualified for that club in 2016 but it’s interesting to also see the […]

CINCINNATI, OH - JULY 14: American League All-Star Chris Sale #49 of the Chicago White Sox, American League All-Star Wade Davis #17 of the Kansas City Royals, American League All-Star Glen Perkins #15 of the Mennesota Twins, and American League All-Star Hector Santiago #53 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim walk in the outfield during the 86th MLB All-Star Game at the Great American Ball Park on July 14, 2015 in Cincinnati, Ohio.  (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Your Guide to MLB All-Star Week

There are only a few more days until the 2016 edition of MLB All-Star Week is upon us. The 87th All-Star game and the exciting events surrounding it are set to take place at Petco Park in San Diego from July 10 through July 12. Check out our exclusive All-Star Week guide below and enjoy […]

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Big Deal: Save $25 on ALL Ticket Network Orders

The 4th of July weekend is coming quickly upon us and our friends at Ticket Network are running a special promotion to celebrate our Independence Day! Use promo code USA25OFF to take $25 on all orders over $150.00*. If you can’t save the world from an alien extinction this 4th of July, at least you can save some […]

BOSTON, MA - SEPTEMBER 28: Derek Jeter #2 of the New York Yankees speaks with David Ortiz #34 of the Boston Red Sox prior to the last game of the season at Fenway Park on September 28, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

MLB Farewell Tour: David Ortiz vs Derek Jeter

Two years ago, future Hall of Famer Derek Jeter was making his final appearances at MLB stadiums across the nation. Fans far and wide were lining up at the gates of each American League ballpark and a handful of National League stadiums to see the career-long Yankee shortstop play in that particular city one final […]

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SF Giants: The Numbers and the Rest of the Way

What we constantly hear in the baseball media-sphere throughout the first half of every MLB season: “It’s just too early to say anything.” What we constantly hear from the All Star break to mid-September: “Hey, there’s still a lot of baseball left to play.” At the risk of saying anything that might prove later to […]

Take a Second Look: Brandon Belt is Already a top MLB First Baseman

It has become a Spring Training ritual over the past four years for San Francisco Giants fans and much of the local sports media to, at some point, make what I call The Brandon Belt Declaration. It has many variations and is usually accompanied by a frustrated tone of voice and impatient hand gestures. The […]

CHICAGO, IL - JUNE 5:  Jake Arrieta #49 of the Chicago Cubs pitches in the first inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Wrigley Field on June 5, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)

Save Big on MLB Tickets with Promo Code “TSD5”

Going to the game this weekend?  If you need tickets for the upcoming game or any other, you can use promo code “TSD5” at Ticket Network and save 5% off your order. This deal isn’t limited to baseball tickets. You can use our promo code to purchase tickets for Copa America matches, Concerts, and other events. If you […]

In the Matter of the Hunter Pence Injury

Recently an ESPN baseball reporter said there had been an “unexpected rash” of baseball injuries around the game at the end of May. He was referring to the Mets losing first baseman Lucas Duda (lower back stress fracture) and third baseman David Wright (herniated disk, neck). Followed by Kansas City Royals third bagger Mike Moustakas […]

CLEVELAND, OH - JUNE 16:  LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers shakes hands with Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors after the Warriors defeated the Cavs 105 to 97 to win Game Six of the 2015 NBA Finals at Quicken Loans Arena on June 16, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

NBA Finals Ticket Prices Up for Warriors, Down for Cavaliers

Leading up to the NBA Finals, the Cleveland Cavaliers have breezed their way through the playoffs, sweeping their opponents in the first and second rounds, and beating the Toronto Raptors in the Eastern Conference Finals in six games. In the West, the Golden State Warriors, who were down three games to one to the Oklahoma […]

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Are The Giants For Real? Who is and Who Isn’t in 2016

A recent “MLB Now” show on the MLB Network took a close look at the 2016 Philadelphia Phillies, a young team that isn’t supposed to be doing what they’re doing. Specifically, they’re winning a lot of baseball games. In a season that was pre-planned to be a major reconstruction project, complete with orange cones and […]

What’s Bumping Electric Around the Majors? Just Follow the Numbers

Even casual fans are aware that Major League Baseball’s storied history has seen a number of institution-defining, legendary eras. Incredible championship runs by wildly talented teams, historic changes to the structure and rules of the game, periods of challenging social and labor equality. But now, right now, Major League Baseball is going through one of […]

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Giants Spent Big on Pitching But Hitters are Leading the Way

There was much excitement over the winter when, for the first time in over a decade, the San Francisco Giants spent serious money in the free agent market. (I have always set my “serious money” alarm clock to go off at $220 million.) Specifically the addition of Johnny Cueto for six years at $130 million […]

SF Giants: Trying to Find a Substitute for Baseball

Being a thoughtful and analytical San Francisco Giants fan is not a welcoming avocation. It’s kind of like being that guy out in the desert in a 1950s sci-fi movie who is the first one to see the giant 40 foot ants. The first act of those movies is all about the authorities trying to […]

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Early Dispatches from the War in the NL West

During Spring Training last March it became clear that the 2016 National League West race would be a tough grudge match between a group of geared-up franchises on the hunt to win right now. How clear? “Crystal”. The San Francisco Giants and Arizona Diamondbacks together spent north of $626 million on free agents and player […]

SF Giants Bloggers Play Some Pepper

You can’t stop St. Louis Cardinals’ blogger Daniel Shoptaw. You can only hope to out-write him. Every March a group of SF Giants bloggers are invited to participate in Daniel’s Spring Training feature, “Playing Pepper”. It’s the blogalistic crucible Daniel puts every MLB team through– at the hands of that team’s own bloggers. All this […]

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