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San Francisco Giants: It’s a family affair for Tim Lincecum

With Spring training now in full swing for the San Francisco Giants, people will find that Tim Lincecum and his long, luscious hair are back and more importantly so is his father, Chris Lincecum, as the three time champion’s full-time pitching guru. The two had grown apart over the past three years, resulting in spotty pitching and tough critiques from Lincecum’s father. But...
Via isportsweb.com
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Social Media Roundup: Madison Bumgarner in His Element Posing with an Ox

Each week, with the help of Rouse Social, STACK scours the social accounts of the world's best athletes to bring you their most interesting posts. Scroll down to check out Nick Moody at
Via Stack
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Burrell Finally Gets His Due

Pat "The Bat" Burrell was WSBGMs first inductee into our Hall of Fame.  Here's a snippet from the first ballot from back in 2009.Pat Burrell - Burrell is my favorite Phillie of all time, so this is a sentimental pick for me. But he has some WSBGM's Hall cred, too. Possibly no other player has been as analyzed and scrutinized as often and as severely as Pat Burrell. But his on...
Via We Should Be GM's
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Young Giants duo confident after playing key role

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) Joe Panik is young but full of confidence at spring training. It helps that the 24-year-old is the projected starting second baseman for the defending champion San Francisco Giants after a stellar half-season in 2014 that saw him hit .305 in 73 games and log five extra-base hits and eight RBIs in 17 postseason games. ''To call yourself one of 30 everyday second...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants’ Battle For Backup Catcher

The San Francisco Giants officially started defense of their third World Series title in the last five years on Wednesday, Feb. 18, when pitchers and catchers reported to Scottsdale, Arizona. For the reigning champions, there are some concerns about the pitching rotation, but one thing for certain is who the starting catcher is, Buster Posey. Giants’ Manager Bruce Bochy is prepared...
Via Baseball Essential
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Yay or Nay: Burrell on the Wall of Fame?

High five to Burrell for being named a Phillies’ Wall of Famer today. Pat Burrell was announced as the 2015 inductee on to the Phillies’ Wall of Fame earlier today. The selection sparked debate on the internet and on the airways, as folks argued the whys and why nots of Burrell being added to the Wall. Here are some of the arguments – feel free to jump in the discussion. The...
Via Phillies Nation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants Prospect Profile: Kyle Crick

Tim Lincecum, Madison Bumgarner and Matt Cain are just a few names that have come through the San Francisco Giants system to put up several Cy Young campaigns under Dave Righetti’s watch. There seems to be a new young arm preparing himself to enter the rotation of baseball’s newest dynasty in their minor league system. Just how close is Kyle Crick? Crick was drafted 49th overall...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
2 days ago  |  Discuss

October Ace: Madison Bumgarner Makes Postseason History

A little more than two weeks before Madison Bumgarner strong-armed the Kansas City Royals in Game 7 of the World Series, before he took the ball on...
Via Athlon Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants Prospect Profile: Andrew Susac

The San Francisco Giants farm system isn’t strong by any means.  While they have depth at pitching, none of them rate as potential front-line aces; much more like #2,#3 starters or even back-end starters at the MLB level.  As for position player, it’s even more bleak in terms of depth.  But they do however have one prospect that is a cut above and projects to be a very good...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Can The San Francisco Giants’ Repeat In 2015?

Today really should be a holiday. The day that all of baseball is reporting to work. Not just pitchers and catchers, but second baseman and right fielders too. On this glorious day, let’s take a look at the defending champs, the San Francisco Giants, and their chances at a return trip to October baseball in 2015. The Lineup: CF Angel Pagan 2B Joe Panik 1B Brandon Belt C Buster...
Via Baseball Essential
3 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants Top 20 Prospects 2015

The calendar has flipped and spring training has arrived once again, meaning it is time for the baseball world to go crazy over prospect rankings for the forthcoming season. Based primarily on stats and potential, below is our list of the San Francisco Giants’ top 20 prospects for 2015. 1. Kyle Crick RHP: Crick was drafted 49th overall in 2011 and has now become the top prospect...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants look to solve left field spot

Coming off their third World Series title in the last five years, it would be easy to think that the San Francisco Giants don’t have a lot to be worried about. But after a slow offseason, which saw the reigning champions miss out on free agents James Shields, Yasmany Tomas, Pablo Sandoval and Max Scherzer, the Giants are looking to fill some potential holes. San Francisco was able...
Via Baseball Essential
3 days ago  |  Discuss

The Price is Right: the Brandon Belt breaktout is upon us in 2015

Brandon Belt was one of the more interesting stories of the fantasy baseball season’s first month. A mid-double-digit round draft pick a year ago, Belt went on a tear in April hitting longballs in five of his first eight game and knocking seven out of the park in April overall, while hitting .255 and producing 13 RBI. He’d have nine home runs and 18 RBI through his first 35...
Via Fantasy Sports Locker Room
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Player Profile #46: Buster Posey | C/1B | SF

The 2015 Fantasy Baseball Draft Guide is here! Get your copy for FREE! Editor’s Note: Posey ranked 50th overall in our 2015 Draft Guide and comes in as player number 46 in our Top 200 Countdown (rankings originally compiled in November). In our 2015 Catcher Preview Profcast, hosts Adam Nodiff and Jake Devereaux mention how Buster Posey is capable of producing first base...
Via Baseball Professor
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Madison Bumgarner looking like Paul Bunyan

Madison Bumgarner is as country as it gets, and we mean that in a good way. This dude can rock tight jeans, a flannel, suspenders and ax with the best of ‘em. Does anyone look more perfect alongside an ox all Paul Bunyan-style than this guy? It’s a great fit. Photo via @SFGiants
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Madison Bumgarner dresses as Paul Bunyan at spring training

Given that the legend of Madison Bumgarner is quickly reaching that of a mythical figure, it’s only fitting that Bumgarner dressed up as a Paul Bunyan-esque figure for Giants spring training. Bumgarner modeled the outfit (along with his ox friend) for the cover of the Giants’ official team magazine. #BusterPosey might be the #FaceOfMLB but Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Cain, Hudson make progress in rehab throwing programs

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) Matt Cain pitched his second productive bullpen session of spring training and is encouraged with each step in his recovery from the elbow surgery that cut short his 2014 season with the reigning World Series champion San Francisco Giants. He's throwing all his pitches and made about 30 in all Monday. ''Letting it go,'' Cain said at Scottsdale Stadium after...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants: Early spring training observations

Being the defending Champions, the San Francisco Giants are going to be dealing with lots of media attention. Due to past success they are used to it. The Giants haven’t had a lot going on yet, however, here is a run-down of what’s happening thus far for the Giants. The most newsworthy thing the Giants had to deal with was manager Bruce Bochy being hospitalized due to heart...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Baseball Team Preview: San Francisco Giants

The defending champs didn’t make many moves in the offseason. But, when you win a title, the need to improve dwindles. There is still plenty of talent on this roster for your fantasy squads. ALSO SEE: TEAM PREVIEWS ARCHIVES Key additions: Casey McGehee and Nori Aoki Key losses: Pablo Sandoval, Michael Morse, and Marco Scutaro Projected Lineup 1. Angel Pagan, CF 2. Joe Panik, 2B...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants Manager Bruce Bochy Undergoes Heart Procedure

The San Francisco Giants may be preparing to defend their World Series championship, but some pretty sobering news came out of Arizona on Thursday. The team released a statement via Twitter indicating that manager Bruce Bochy underwent a heart procedure on Thursday after he experienced some discomfort. Here’s the Giants statement in its entirety. Following his physical yesterday...
Via Sportsnaut
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Tom Seaver, Yusmeiro Petit, Hunter Strickland and Deception

“Tom Seaver, he had the whole package. Power, deception, command, everything,” said Giants pitching coach Dave Righetti last week before FanFest. We’d been talking about tipping pitches, and deception, but any time you hear about an icon in the same sentence as Yusmeiro Petit, you put down your recording device and start looking at some […]
Via Fangraphs
15 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants continue to innovate internally

Innovation doesn’t always come on the field. Innovation can invade any part of the sport, really. And innovation doesn’t always mean you are first in your field, even if that sounds wrong. If you define innovation as the introduction of something new, the Giants are constantly innovating upon their own processes. “You always have to […]
Via Fangraphs
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants interested in expanding Barry Bonds’ instructor role

Barry Bonds is one of the greatest hitters of all time, and the San Francisco Giants are looking to put some of his knowledge to good use. Bonds had a short visit with the Giants during spring training last year, which was his first instructional role with the team since his playing days ended in...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Barry Bonds bought himself a $20,000 bicycle

How nice it must be to be able to drop 20 grand on a bike. No, not a motorcycle. A freaking bicycle. That’s what former Major League Baseball slugger Barry Bonds did recently. If you don’t believe us, just check out this photo provided by Business Insider.  Among other things, this insane bike weighs only 14 pounds and features one of only 250 carbon-fiber rockets in the...
Via Sportsnaut
20 days ago  |  Discuss

The Giants have yet another alternate jersey

The San Francisco Giants revealed what I believe is their fifth different jersey for the 2015 season. And for the first time since the heyday of Barry Bonds, the team will be wearing black during games. Making it’s World Premiere on Saturday, May 2nd (@Metallica Day) #SFGiants #FadeToBlack pic.twitter.com/FmgumGTmCi — World Champs (@SFGiants) February 6, 2015 A couple of...
Via The Outside Corner
21 days ago  |  Discuss
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