The Giants Have An Excellent Opportunity to Re-Set Their Attack

There is one safe assumption we can make about every Major League Baseball season: virtually every team will have injuries to players on the active 25 man roster. No one wants to see any ballplayer on any team get hurt, but when the inevitable does happen it can be an opportunity for teams that rarely […]


Giants Host Rockies For Most Expensive Series Remaining In June

After surprisingly getting swept at home by the division-rival Arizona Diamondbacks from June 12-14, the San Francisco Giants got back on track the following week. After splitting a four-game home-and-home series against the Seattle Mariners, the Giants were aiming to complete a sweep of their No. 1 nemesis, the Los Angeles Dodgers, but lost the […]

Giants’ Rollercoaster Search for Consistency, Runs

The San Francisco Giants have spent the first sixty-six games of the 2015 season in a rambling search for their identity and for consistent run production. With 40% of the season in the books, and a respectable 35-31 record through June 16th, the Giants have the feel of a Spring Training squad still seeking a […]


Giants Take On Stanton, Marlins On The Road For Most Expensive Tickets In June

The San Francisco Giants are now looking like a team who wants to successfully defend their 2014 World Series crown. After a slow start to the 2015 season, the Giants are one of the hottest teams in baseball after producing the National League’s best record in May, and suddenly find themselves atop NL West division. […]

Two Giant Developments: Hitting Shows Signs of Life and Roster Improves

Few things happen in the fan-centric, old school world of the San Francisco Giants. It’s a staid place where players get contracts for being fan favorites (or for just being inexpensive), and SF Giant fans become extremely upset on the rare occasion when any player is cut or traded. Meanwhile, in the rest of baseball, […]


Rivalry Returns as Giants Host Dodgers At AT&T Park

The top-two teams in the National League West division, not to mention two of the biggest rivals in the NL, will begin a three-game set on Tuesday of this week at AT&T Park. San Francisco Giants tickets are most expensive on Thursday night, May 21, when the average price is $60.95 with a get-in price […]

So Far Giants’ Pitching is Holding Its Own, But Giant Run Scoring is Disappearing

To the casual observer, the San Francisco Giants’ limp start to the 2015 season is all about their pitching. More specifically, it’s about San Francisco not having the kind of outstanding starting pitching around which their celebrated World Series successes were constructed. With the current group of overpaid, lackluster starters following Madison Bumgarner every five […]


NL West Small Sample Size: DNA or False Positive for 2015?

When the San Francisco Giants took game one of their first series of the season with the Los Angeles Dodgers, it was like a breath of fresh air. The April 21st 6-2 win came at a time when the Giants were 4-10,  their worst start in nine years. With a only a mere 9.26% of […]

Bumgarner’s Bat Only Fourth Best Among Current NL Pitchers

Every once in a while I like to listen to local Bay Area sportstalk radio, where those otherwise asked by society to leave the room always have a voice. One recurring theme I’ve noticed is that the vast majority of sportstalk callers are apparently unaware that actual Major League Baseball facts, statistics, and basic information […]


World Champion Giants Open Their 2015 Home Slate With Tickets Averaging $165

The reigning World Series Champion San Francisco Giants began their 2015 MLB campaign on a positive note. The first series of the season came against the division rival Arizona Diamondbacks, as the Giants were victorious in the first and third game of a three-game trip to Chase Field. Following their stand in Arizona, San Francisco […]


Instate Series Between Giants and Padres Sees Ticket Prices Averaging $70+

The San Francisco Giants couldn’t help but let some of the drama from their 2014 World Series title leak into the new season. After taking down the Arizona Diamondbacks 2-1 in their opening series of the year, the Giants embarked on a four-game journey in San Diego against the division rival Padres. If game one […]

The Handy NL Pocket Guide to the 2015 MLB Season

First let’s put a framework on the complex thought processes brought to bear here. I’m about to say some things about the 2015 Major League season which might create teeth-grinding disagreement and physically debilitating contention. But, as Mary Shelley once said, “That’s just the nature of the beast.” So I want to start off with […]


SF Giants “Playing Pepper” 2015

The esteemed Daniel Shoptaw wears a number of hats, all of them St. Louis Cardinals red. Daniel is the creator and managing author of C70 At the Bat, a fantastic St. Louis Cardinals blog. And he is also part of the Cardinals Conclave, a group of like-minded bloggers who talk Cardinals baseball and much more, […]

Question: Do Spring Training Records Matter? Well… Yes and No

The true meaning of pre-season baseball in Florida and Arizona is difficult to assess. It’s kind of like trying to figure out if Nicolas Cage’s next film is going to be bad, or historically bad. The short answer is that MLB Spring Training games and their results matter a great deal on some levels and […]