1. San Francisco Giants July Prospect Report: Thomas Neal Keeps On Hitting

    The July 31st Major League Baseball Trading Deadline has come and gone and the San Francisco Giants’ minor league system as lost two of its best arms afer the Giants remade their infield by acquiring Ryan Garko and Freddy Sanchez...

    Danny Penza Written by Danny Penza about 5 years ago 3,008 reads 29 comments

  2. Tim Lincecum Keeps Dealing: The Franchise Is Becoming the Best Around

    When Tim Lincecum won the National League Cy Young Award last year, not a lot of people could think that the man they call The Franchise could get much better than he was...

    Danny Penza Written by Danny Penza about 5 years ago 847 reads 26 comments

  3. San Francisco Giants Acquire Freddy Sanchez: A High Price For a Solid Bat

    The lunatic fringe had been clamoring for Giants GM Brian Sabean to make a deal for a second baseman and now, after paying a hefty price to get him, Freddy Sanchez is finally a San Francisco Giant...

    Danny Penza Written by Danny Penza about 5 years ago 632 reads 37 comments

  4. San Francisco Giants Acquire Ryan Garko: Not a Huge Trade, But a Good One

    He may not be the big bat that everybody was hoping for—he doesn't have the big-name appeal of a Matt Holliday or a Victor Martinez—but new San Francisco Giants first baseman ...

    Danny Penza Written by Danny Penza about 5 years ago 687 reads 19 comments

  5. Fate Of The Franchise: The 2010 Giants Rotation Will Add Yet Another Young Horse

    When the 2009 season began, the San Francisco Giants minor league system reached the highest ranking it had seen in quite a long time after a new emphasis on a long-term project that began in 2006...

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  6. Jonathan Sanchez and His Bag of Mixed Results in a Post-No-Hitter World

    Before he threw his no-hitter three weeks ago, San Francisco Giants starter Jonathan Sanchez had the label of a guy who had all the tools to be great but hadn’t put it all together into one complete package...

    Danny Penza Written by Danny Penza about 5 years ago 209 reads 13 comments

  7. The Giant Dilemma: Can Trading For Now Affect Future Success in San Francisco?

    With success comes a change in expectations, and all of a sudden for the San Francisco Giants, the expectations for them are to compete for a playoff spot in the season’s second half...

    Danny Penza Written by Danny Penza about 5 years ago 766 reads 45 comments

  8. Dominating At Age 19: Why Madison Bumgarner Should Truly Be Untouchable

    As the July 31 trading deadline approaches, the rumor mill is buzzing as to how the San Francisco Giants should try and improve their team for this unpredicted playoff push they are currently embarking on...

    Danny Penza Written by Danny Penza about 5 years ago 966 reads 36 comments

  9. Felipe Melo Signs for Juventus: Not a Bad Signing, but Not the Right One

    Just over two weeks ago, Felipe Melo was signing a new five-year contract extension with Fiorentina and declaring his love for the club and the city of Florence...

    Danny Penza Written by Danny Penza about 5 years ago 716 reads 18 comments

  10. San Francisco Giants Roundtable: First Half Surprises and Disappointments

    The All-Star Break is upon us and not many people would have thought the San Francisco Giants would be 10 games over .500 and leading the National League Wild Card...

    Danny Penza Written by Danny Penza about 5 years ago 499 reads 37 comments

  11. Jonathan Sanchez's No-No Is Just Icing on the Giants' First Half Cake

    Just 24 hours ago, a pretty good portion of San Francisco Giants fans were wondering what the heck Jonathan Sanchez was doing back in the rotation after struggling so mightily before his demotion to the bullpen...

    Danny Penza Written by Danny Penza about 5 years ago 342 reads 27 comments

  12. Juventus and the Summer Transfer Window: Still Plenty of Work To Be Done

    Juventus manager Ciro Ferrara said he wanted to have his team's summer transfer business wrapped up when they meet for summer training the second week of July.After spending €24...

    Danny Penza Written by Danny Penza about 5 years ago 513 reads 25 comments

  13. The San Francisco Giants' Way in 2009: Competing While Rebuilding

    As the 2009 San Francisco Giants' season approached, it seemed that the way to win was simple—have the much maligned offense scrap together a couple of runs and let the talented pitching staff lead the way...

    Danny Penza Written by Danny Penza about 5 years ago 401 reads 26 comments

  14. Patience Pays Off: How Nate Schierholtz Is Becoming a Key Player for the Giants

    As the San Francisco Giants try to determine whether they are going to buy or sell at the July 31 non-waiver trading deadline, right fielder Nate Schierholtz is beginning to prove that he is a legitimate major leaguer...

    Danny Penza Written by Danny Penza about 5 years ago 435 reads 31 comments

  15. San Francisco Giants June Prospect Report: Buster Posey On the Move to Triple-A?

    Six weeks after the San Francisco Giants’ top two pitching prospects got a somewhat-anticipated promotion, the other part of the highly touted battery of the future is reportedly getting moved up as well...

    Danny Penza Written by Danny Penza about 5 years ago 664 reads 6 comments

  16. Doing a Double Take: Tim Lincecum's 2009 Season Is Rivaling That of 2008

    After he won the 2008 National League Cy Young, many people thought San Francisco Giants ace Tim Lincecum couldn’t really get much better than what he did in his first full major league season...

    Danny Penza Written by Danny Penza about 5 years ago 842 reads 19 comments

  17. Panda Power: How Pablo Sandoval's Hot Streak Is Turning Him into an All-Star

    In his postgame notes entry on his blog after Saturday’s game against the Milwaukee Brewers, San Jose Mercury News Giants beat writer Andrew Baggarly said Pablo Sandoval “is really turning a corner to Awesomeville...

    Danny Penza Written by Danny Penza about 5 years ago 1,141 reads 25 comments

  18. Gaetano D'Agostino's Potential Move to Turin Is a Deal Juventus Must Make

    Usually when one of Serie A’s best players comes out in the press and states his desire to join your club on more than one occasion, you make the move as soon as you can...

    Danny Penza Written by Danny Penza about 5 years ago 556 reads 5 comments

  19. Tim Lincecum and Matt Cain Go Head-to-Head for NL All-Star Starter Nod

    Let’s face it—San Francisco Giants fans, players, management, broadcasters, and all the other employees at AT&T Park have been completely spoiled this season...

    Danny Penza Written by Danny Penza about 5 years ago 701 reads 10 comments

  20. A Trifecta of Sweeps Sees Giants Optimism Soar, Fall, Then Rise Again

    Oh, how things over the course of the most recent San Francisco Giants homestand changed with every series that passed.After the Giants swept their cross-bay rivals, the Oakland Athletics, the city was filled with optimism...

    Danny Penza Written by Danny Penza about 5 years ago 155 reads 21 comments

  21. Brazil-Italy: First Half Defensive Nightmare Sees Azzurri Sent Packing

    It was pretty simple for Marcello Lippi and his Italy squad if they wanted to advance in the 2009 edition of the Confederations Cup. You win, you go on to the semifinals but if you play poorly, you're going home...

    Danny Penza Written by Danny Penza about 5 years ago 304 reads 0 comments

  22. Egypt-Italy: Failed Second Half Chances Burn Azzurri In Johannesburg

    For everything that went right for Italy against the United States on Monday in Tshwane, Thursday night in Johannesburg against Egypt was the complete opposite and the result shows it...

    Danny Penza Written by Danny Penza about 5 years ago 1,002 reads 6 comments

  23. Jonathan Sanchez Struggles Again As Bumgarner and Alderson Keep Rolling

    As the season goes on, you want your starting pitchers to get sharper and sharper and shaking off any poor outings to begin the year would be basically forgotten.The opposite is currently occurring for Giants starter Jonathan Sanchez...

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  24. USA-Italy: Giuseppe Rossi's Second Half Clinic Leads Azzurri to Victory

    If there were any doubts about Italy boss Marcello Lippi being able to read a game, the decisions he made in the Azzurri's Confederations Cup opener against the United States reaffirmed he's still got the magic touch...

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  25. Nate Schierholtz Deserves the Chance to Become a Regular In San Francisco

    It’s not very often that a 25-year-old, .310 career minor league hitter who can run and well as field almost as well as he can hit is struggling to get any consistent playing time in the big leagues...

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