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The Game that Won Chad Gaudin the Giants’ Final Bullpen Spot

A relief pitcher's one inning line in a single mid-March Spring Training game boxscore would hardly seem significant. But veteran right-handed hurler Chad Gaudin may look back at an inning he put up this week that may have been one of the most important of his 10 year Major League career. Because his 1 IP, […]

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The Evolution of the Modern Bullpen Continues in San Francisco

In the past twenty years, Major League Baseball has experienced a slow but powerful revolution on a dozen fronts that has altered, refined, and expanded the game in ways inconceivable twenty-five years ago. Key aspects of baseball have evolved, like Divisional and Inter-league play. Sabermetrics has opened up a new world of objective analysis that […]

STOP THE PRESSES! GIANTS SPRING TRAINING NEWS!

NEWSPAPER HEADLINES FROM SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS 2013 SPRING TRAINING ANGEL VILLALONA ARRIVES IN SF GIANTS 2013 SPRING TRAINING CAMP Hints that Brandon Belt Should “Find a New Position to Play—and Real Soon” LEGENDARY CLUBHOUSE GUY MIKE MURPHY CRITICIZED BY GIANTS MANAGEMENT Tons of Team’s Dirty Laundry Piles Up While “Murph” Has Imaginary Conversations With Ty […]

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SF Giants Spring 2013: New Energy and a Familiar Question

Spring Training for the San Francisco Giants is getting as predictable as Tommy Lasorda's favorite ethnic food. Or Alex Rodriguez ruining yet another very expensive lie-detector machine. Really, what would Spring in Scottsdale, Arizona be without Willie Mays and Will Clark roaming the clubhouse and batting cages, casually dispensing wisdom and humor? And once again […]

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San Francisco Giants: Opening Day 2016 – Pitchers

Talking about outstanding San Francisco Giants prospects is a lot like talking about what presents Santa Claus might bring you next Christmas. What it really comes down to is more a question of existence than potential gifts. MLB.com recently released its annual list of the top 100 prospects in Major League Baseball and, not surprisingly, […]

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The San Francisco Giants: Opening Day 2016 – Hitters

The Giants Cove is about to officially open the 2013 season with a series of posts about the National League, the Giants' strengths and weaknesses, and the possibilities for a San Francisco return to the 2013 postseason. Giants Cove researchers, scouts, and experts (who work out of a secluded complex not far from the CIA […]

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Buster Posey, Other Various Ducks, Lined up to Start the 2013 Season

All at once the San Francisco Giants front office took care of two critical player arbitration signings in preparation for the 2013 season opener. San Francisco announced today they have avoided arbitration with MVP catcher Buster Posey and right fielder Hunter Pence. Posey signed a one year $8 million contract for 2013, leaving the status […]

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Barry Bonds Told to Move to the Back of the Hall of Fame Bus

Baseball Hall of Fame voters just made one of the most absurd decisions in the history of Hall eligibility today, and one that will be seen as petty and outrageous years from now: one of the top 10 players in the history of Major League Baseball was just denied placement in the Baseball Hall of […]

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Bud Selig’s Field of Dreams Legacy: Saving the Oakland A’s

It's True: Major League Baseball Has Been Revolutionized Under Selig's Tenure Say what you want about the highs and lows of Bud Selig's 20 year tenure as the 9th Commissioner of Major League Baseball, but be sure to include the following:     > he took an economically moribund professional sport and generated a series of […]

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