Dusty Baker, Inept Owners, and the Goblet of Metrics

The Washington Nationals have the best starting pitching in the National League. Still. And by far the League’s most valuable player in outfielder Bryce Harper. According to several rating systems (Baseball America, ESPN), the Nats have anywhere from the 9th best farm system to the 15th best farm system in the Majors. And they have […]

As the Baseball World Speeds By, Will the Giants Catch Up?

Major League Baseball’s 2015 post season has been one of the most exciting and well-played in years. And it’s not only about great pitching, home runs, sparkling defense and innovative moves by managers. There is a special kind of excitement seeing wildly talented young players not only make big league rosters, but then immediately get […]


On the Autopsy Table: The Giants 2015 Season

Despite the bloviating bullying of several San Francisco sports writers and sport-talk hosts, we are going to do the unthinkable and critically evaluate how the San Francisco Giants organization did in the 2015 season. Call it that odd moment when Giant fans are asked to put down their Tim Lincecum bobbleheads for a moment, to […]

SF Baseball Media’s Message: No Criticism of Giants Allowed

The difference between baseball fans on the East Coast and Midwest and fans in San Francisco and the West Coast has never been more stark. The same goes for their respective local baseball media. In New York, Boston, Chicago and St. Louis, baseball fans are bonded with, and fiercely defend, their franchises. But if your […]


Giants Round Third in the Race for an NL Post Season Slot

Even though the San Francisco Giants are 3 1/2 games behind the Los Angeles Dodgers in the National League West, and even though it’s August 31st, we haven’t quite hit Defcon One in The Giants Cove War Room. Don’t get me wrong. San Francisco is at the point where they need to fiercely focus on […]


San Francisco Giants Likely Need To Win NL West Division To Defend World Series Crown

One thing about a defending World Champion is that it is always entertaining to see that team have the chance to go for back-to-back titles in the following season’s playoffs. Unfortunately for the San Francisco Giants, their title defense is trending towards ending in the regular season unless they can surpass the Los Angeles Dodgers […]

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When the Media Spreads Financial Misinformation about the Giants

Trying to give a compelling picture of the San Francisco Giants franchise, its operations and actual financial state isn’t an easy task. Because the Giants’ front office and ownership have created a multi-layered series of anecdotal stories about players and coaches, about the team’s beloved history, and about its finances all wrapped in a series […]

The Giants, the Numbers, and Other Hills to Climb

The dog days of August are feeling a lot mangier than usual. Don’t get me wrong– the 2015 MLB season is one of the most intriguing and exciting in several years. Thanks in large part to the Chicago Cubs, New York Mets, Toronto Blue Jays and an amazing number of super-talented high performing rookies who […]


The 2015 Playoff Race: Have the Giants Devalued their Biggest Asset?

In 2006, when Bruce Bochy was hired to manage the San Francisco Giants, he had just finished guiding the San Diego Padres to two consecutive National League West titles. Bochy also led the Pads to NL West titles in 1996 and 1998, when San Diego reached the World Series to play the New York Yankees. […]

Trade Deadline Moves Change Long-term MLB Balance of Power

The shortcut most sports media can’t help using to describe the results of non-waiver trades is “winners” and “losers”. It’s a journalistic shiny object that gives readers permission not to bother about thinking too much or making assessments on their own. The 2015 non-waiver trade deadline was no different. The New York Yankees and the […]


San Francisco Giants Have Three Players In The Top-Seven Of MLB Jersey Sales

As the Major League Baseball season rolls further past the All-Star break that featured an entertaining Home Run Derby and the American League securing home field advantage in the World Series, the numbers for the league’s jersey sales have been released, according to this article from ESPN. Major League Baseball began releasing jersey sales data […]


Expect the Giants to Make Some Serious Changes in the Next Three Weeks

The San Francisco Giants are going through a difficult stretch. But this “stretch” isn’t an aberration, it’s the Giants’ talent and depth finding its true level at the midway point of the 2015 season. Which is a funny thing to say about a 42-40 second place team on July 4th. That’s because the current problems […]