1. Giants Hope PCL Slugger Pill Can Cure What Ails Them Down Stretch

    There's no mystery surounding Brett Pill’s long, slow climb through the San Francisco Giants’ minor league system that culminated Thursday in his being called to the big league ...

    Ted Sillanpaa Written by Ted Sillanpaa about 3 years ago 974 reads 4 comments

  2. These Giants Can Win, but Tinkering with Roster Will Remove Much Doubt

    Just over five months after the San Francisco Giants won the World Series, fans are flipping their lids over a mediocre start and calling for all type of outlandish changes...

    Ted Sillanpaa Written by Ted Sillanpaa about over 3 years ago 1,760 reads 15 comments

  3. NFL Draft 2011: 49ers' Draft Class Just Above Average, but Harbaugh Got His Man

    One last look at the San Francisco 49ers ' 2011 draft class shows they got the quarterback they most wanted and...not much else in the way of sure-fire impact players...

    Ted Sillanpaa Written by Ted Sillanpaa about over 3 years ago 9,301 reads 25 comments

  4. NFL Draft 2011: 49ers to Pass on Gabbert; Trade with Redskins Unlikely

    The San Francisco 49ers don't appear to be interested in trading the No. 7 overall pick in the NFL draft to enable the Washington Redskins to grab a quarterback. They do, however, seem very interested in drafting a quarterback themselves...

    Ted Sillanpaa Written by Ted Sillanpaa about over 3 years ago 3,012 reads 29 comments

  5. NFL Draft 2011: San Francisco 49ers Looking at Ricky Stanzi?

    Comcast Sports Bay Area's San Francisco 49ers beat writer Matt Maiocco reports that Iowa quarterback Ricky Stanzi could very well be the quarterback that the club selects in Thursday's NFL draft...

    Ted Sillanpaa Written by Ted Sillanpaa about over 3 years ago 2,193 reads 13 comments

  6. San Francisco 49ers: Foolish 49ers' Fans Ripping Smith Would Rather Be Right Than Give Coach a Chance

    San Francisco 49ers ' fans are trying to come to grips with the idea that the club won't draft Blaine Gabbert or any other quarterback in the 2011 NFL Draft ...

    Ted Sillanpaa Written by Ted Sillanpaa about over 3 years ago 1,162 reads 71 comments

  7. NFL Draft 2011: Seven Truths to Guide 49ers Fans as Big Day Nears

    (Sillanpaa sez: Updated story April 23, 2011, 4:31 p.m. Some interesting comments from readers are worth checking, too...

    Ted Sillanpaa Written by Ted Sillanpaa about over 3 years ago 1,034 reads 20 comments

  8. 2011 NFL Draft: Patriots' Eyes on Ricky Stanzi, but the 49ers Must Grab Him

    Spend enough time studying players entering the 2011 NFL draft and you will actually find yourself thinking about them while you're lying in bed at night...

    Ted Sillanpaa Written by Ted Sillanpaa about over 3 years ago 3,233 reads 47 comments

  9. 2011 NFL Mock Draft: Things Change as 49ers Eye Robert Quinn at No. 7, Then QB

    Each one of the six teams selecting ahead of the San Francisco 49ers in the 2011 NFL draft are going to have to talk themselves out of drafting LSU cornerback Patrick Peterson...

    Ted Sillanpaa Written by Ted Sillanpaa about over 3 years ago 1,938 reads 28 comments

  10. San Francisco Giants' Barry Zito Could Have First Career-Ending Sprain

    San Francisco Giants left-hander Barry Zito sprained a ligament in his foot on Saturday night and had to leave a game against the Arizona Diamondbacks ...

    Ted Sillanpaa Written by Ted Sillanpaa about over 3 years ago 587 reads 14 comments

  11. NFL Draft 2011: 49ers Can Mine for Tarnished QB Treasures Like Quinn, Leinart

    The San Francisco 49ers and their fans might want to think outside the box as the organization tries to find a quarterback (or two, or three) to play for head coach Jim Harbaugh in 2011...

    Ted Sillanpaa Written by Ted Sillanpaa about over 3 years ago 2,289 reads 35 comments

  12. Alex Smith: 10 Reasons the San Francisco 49ers Won't Rule Him Out

    While the notion leaves most San Francisco 49ers fans seeing red, head coach Jim Harbaugh seems interested in retaining the services of quarterback Alex Smith. Harbaugh is a former NFL quarterback...

    Ted Sillanpaa Written by Ted Sillanpaa about over 3 years ago 2,250 reads 46 comments

  13. Barry Bonds Found Guilty on Obstruction of Justice; Could Face Jail Time

    Major League Baseball all-time home run leader and former San Francisco Giants left fielder Barry Bonds has been found guilty of obstructing justice, while the jury could not ...

    Ted Sillanpaa Written by Ted Sillanpaa about over 3 years ago 1,538 reads 7 comments

  14. 2011 NFL Mock Draft: San Francisco 49ers 7-Round Mock Draft

    The San Francisco 49ers have 12 picks, more than any other in the 2011 NFL draft. What the 49ers will do with those 12 draft picks will reveal where new Head Coach Jim Harbaugh hopes to take the once storied franchise...

    Ted Sillanpaa Written by Ted Sillanpaa about over 3 years ago 6,441 reads 49 comments

  15. NFL Draft 2011: Experts See San Francisco 49ers Landing CB Peterson as Need for QB Gabbert Remains

    The San Francisco 49ers got good news and bad news from folks who know the NFL and how things should go in the upcoming draft...

    Ted Sillanpaa Written by Ted Sillanpaa about over 3 years ago 947 reads 27 comments

  16. Learning from History: Harbaugh Can't Turn 49ers Around Any Faster Than Walsh

    Maybe we need to slow down a little bit and let history teach us of exactly how the daunting challenge confronting the San Francisco 49ers ' new head coach Jim Harbaugh ...

    Ted Sillanpaa Written by Ted Sillanpaa about over 3 years ago 809 reads 13 comments

  17. Super Bowl DB Davis Joins Ted Robinson in 49ers' Radio Booth

    Eric Davis starred at cornerback for the San Francisco 49ers' last Super Bowl champion, and hopes he'll be on hand when the club wins its next title...

    Ted Sillanpaa Written by Ted Sillanpaa about over 3 years ago 545 reads 4 comments

  18. 49ers' Fans Could Be Shocked to See Who's At Quarterback Next Season

    It’s chic to imagine that media types, professional and amateur, understand enough to make the case the San Francisco 49ers should take cornerbacks, linemen or receivers early in the NFL draft...

    Ted Sillanpaa Written by Ted Sillanpaa about over 3 years ago 2,969 reads 35 comments

  19. San Francisco 49ers Ownership Allowed Mike Singletary To Fail With Talented Team

    The San Francisco 49ers’ fall from NFC West favorite to team on the brink is explained pretty simply. The York family ownership has run the franchise into the ground...

    Ted Sillanpaa Written by Ted Sillanpaa about almost 4 years ago 1,225 reads 7 comments

  20. San Francisco Giants Should Stick With Plan: Start Zito, Pitch Lincecum Thursday

    Don't ask. It's a bad idea. The only reason the suggestion even need be entertained is because it's already been put forward...

    Ted Sillanpaa Written by Ted Sillanpaa about almost 4 years ago 1,493 reads 34 comments

  21. Mike Singletary, Alex Smith, Michael Crabtree Must Prove It Wasn't All Hype

    No reason to remain calm when what appears to be panic seems appropriate. The 49ers were the prohibitive favorite to win the NFC West as one of the "it" teams of the 2010 season...

    Ted Sillanpaa Written by Ted Sillanpaa about almost 4 years ago 2,536 reads 28 comments

  22. San Francisco Giants: Losing Torres Gives Them Reason To Test Drive Ford

    Andres Torres, the center fielder and lead-off hitter, is the most irreplaceable member of the San Francisco Giants' lineup.The Giants have to replace him, though, because he's out for the remainder of the regular season following surgery on his appendix.

    Ted Sillanpaa Written by Ted Sillanpaa about almost 4 years ago 2,008 reads 24 comments

  23. San Francisco Giants Take Fascinating, Gut-Wrenching Path To Tie for First Place

    Where were we?Oh, right, nothing about yesterday's game matters once today's game starts.The Giants belted the Padres 7-3 to win the opener of the important four-game NL West series Thursday in San Diego...

    Ted Sillanpaa Written by Ted Sillanpaa about almost 4 years ago 777 reads 37 comments

  24. San Francisco Giants' Win Shows Burrell, Posey, Cain Mean More Than Momentum

    The Giants' offensive outburst in the first game of the four-game series in San Diego gives them momentum in the NL West showdown...

    Ted Sillanpaa Written by Ted Sillanpaa about almost 4 years ago 2,090 reads 13 comments

  25. Sizzling Giants, Struggling Padres Ready to Set Tone For Final 18 Games

    The National League West race won’t be decided this week when the Giants visit the San Diego Padres. The four-game series between the top two teams in the division will simply set the tone for the final 18 games of the season...

    Ted Sillanpaa Written by Ted Sillanpaa about almost 4 years ago 512 reads 28 comments