An Electric Moment in the 2011 Season

The San Francisco Giants sweep of the Oakland Athletics this past weekend was a big truck roto-grudge match between two of the best pitching staffs in the game. Friday 2-1 Giants, Saturday 3-0 San Francisco, and Sunday 5-4 Giants in 11 innings only begins to suggest how well both teams pitched. And how poorly both […]


Checking In On Larry Baer’s 162 Game Roadmap

At the annual San Francisco Giants FanFest last February at AT&T Park, Giants President and Chief Operating Officer Larry Baer was interviewed about managing an MLB team throughout a 162-game season. Not the day-to-day work done by Manager Bruce Bochy but the overall assessment and decision-making by the front office to stay on a winning […]


The Defining Moment: Giants vs. D’Backs May 11, 2011

You can dissect a Major League baseball game in many ways. Managerial decisions, inning by inning, each at bat, individual pitches, or the overall momentum of opportunity, execution, and chance. But each game is an accumulation of moments and instances mortared together to form the final structure. Even though a baseball game has no time limits, each contest […]


Giants Sweep First Place Rockies at AT&T Park

The Giants’ first series sweep of the Colorado Rockies since August 2009 put them one game out of first place in the NL West and dramatically enhanced closer Brian Wilson’s 2011 pitching line. Wilson came into Friday’s game with a 5.84 ERA, a 0-1 win-loss record, and 10 saves. He proceeded to get the win in each of the first two […]

The Brandon Belt Chronicles: Redemption in Fresno

The first stage of the San Francisco Giants 2011 season is skidding sideways in a puddle of errors, an epidemic of hitting slumps, and embarrassing slapdowns by a series of mediocre opposition starters. Not helping are the snickering references to the stale “Giants baseball– torture” soundbite from 2010, which is totally out of touch with what’s going on with this team. The only current […]


With Sandoval Down the Giants Need DeRosa to Step Up

About ten days ago the Florida Marlins decided they probably would need a Major League third baseman after all. The Fish developed their preferred short list and one name on that list was Mark DeRosa of the San Francisco Giants. Subsequently, DeRosa went on the 15 day DL with an inflamed left wrist– hardly a deal breaker but […]


Nate Schierholtz on the Trading Block as the Giants Reshape their Outfield columnist Jerry Crasnick reported today that the San Francisco Giants have made it known they are actively shopping outfielder Nate Schierholtz. The Giants have to make a roster move in the next week when starting center fielder Andres Torres comes off the disabled list, and Schierholtz has no minor league options left. The bid to move […]


More News From Major League Baseball

             BASEBALL COMMISSIONER ORDERS FURTHER MLB TAKEOVERS  NEW YORK– Following the recent forced takeover of the financially mismanaged Los Angeles Dodgers by Major League Baseball, Commissioner Bud Selig today announced he will immediately institute a number of further takeovers for the good of the game. Effective immediately, an MLB trustee will be appointed to be the […]

The Giants-Rockies Series: Pablo and the Coming Apocalypse

At a time when end of the world predictions are as plentiful as No Doze at a Charlie Sheen concert, jittery fans of the San Francisco Giants endured a series of shocking developments during the recent three game set with the Colorado Rockies. First, the Giants only took two out of three games, which sabermetricians quickly pointed out proves that San Francisco will […]


Pure Joy and Happiness

The San Francisco Giants continue to be a reborn and evolving franchise in so many ways. The sports world was duly informed that the 2010 team was a collection of rag-tag rejects and young players without post season experience; but that team stormed into the World Series and became World Champions. The character of this Giants team, and […]


Opening Day and Opening Night 2011: Less Magic, More Winning Baseball

The San Francisco Giants opened their first home series of the season with extravagant pomp, lengthy pre-game ceremonies, and taking two out of three from the St. Louis Cardinals. In an era when the team’s ownership prides itself on preserving and honoring Giants’ history, 2010 demonstrated we can legitimately add one other item to the top of their priorities list: […]


Speed Bumps Encountered Along I-2011

In the words of the brilliant Greek thinker and philosopher Aristotle, “it’s a damn crazy world.” Nowhere does that better apply than the start of the 2011 Major League Baseball season. The first week of real baseball since the final game of the 2010 World Series has seemingly been a series of illogical events and contrary circumstances that proves two things […]

News & Notes at the Start of the 2011 Season

> reported today that the San Francisco Giants and second baseman Freddy Sanchez have agreed to a $6 million contract extension through 2012. Sanchez came to the Giants from Pittsburgh in a 2009 mid-season trade that sent RHP Tim Alderson and outfielder John Bowker to the Pirates.  The Giants picked Alderson second in round 1 of the […]

Here’s How the 2011 MLB Season Lays Out

Tired of all the endless blather about Major League Baseball? The mind-numbing tedium known as sports talk radio (“This is Bad Dog from Vallejo… why can’t the Giants snag Albert Pujols for Eli Whiteside and Nate Schierholtz– the Cards really need an outfielder and… “). Or the sheer density of angry sports blogs from the far reaches of the […]