1. No Deal! San Francisco Giants Will Rise Or Fall With Current Crew

    The San Francisco Giants lost to the Colorado Rockies in 15 innings on Independence Day to fall further back in the NL West and NL wild-card race...

    Ted Sillanpaa Written by Ted Sillanpaa about 4 years ago 2,445 reads 18 comments

  2. If It's Bruce Bochy's Fault, Who Can Do The Job Better?

    Bruce Bochy hasn't done anything differently from the San Francisco Giants' fast start in April to the roller-coaster ride that got them spiraling downward in a seven-game losing streak...

    Ted Sillanpaa Written by Ted Sillanpaa about 4 years ago 1,449 reads 71 comments

  3. Bengie Molina Wasn't Helping Struggling San Francisco Staff During Tailspin

    Bengie Molina didn't win the the San Francisco Giants' Willie Mac Award twice because him teammates liked how he looked in his uniform. He was, obviously, a very popular and respected teammate...

    Ted Sillanpaa Written by Ted Sillanpaa about 4 years ago 410 reads 12 comments

  4. San Francisco Giants: Bengie Molina Swap Creates Job for Brett Pill

    The San Francisco Giants' decision to trade Bengie Molina creates an opening in the everyday lineup, primarily at first base. The club surely isn't interested in returning Aubrey Huff to first base, with Buster Posey the everyday catcher...

    Ted Sillanpaa Written by Ted Sillanpaa about 4 years ago 7,594 reads 7 comments

  5. Foolish Notions & Trades That Might Fly for Giants

    There isn't a Major League Baseball franchise with any interest in dealing talent in return for John Bowker, Travis Ishikawa and Nate Schierholtz. Here are some other thoughts as trade deadline talks begin...

    Ted Sillanpaa Written by Ted Sillanpaa about 4 years ago 877 reads 15 comments

  6. Who Told You So? Burrell, Posey Help; Bowker and Co. Could Not

    Offering opinions in print, particularly on the Internet, curses the writer to be haunted by his opinions forever. Oh, it must be nice to be in the electronic media where you can offer an opinion and have it just disappear into thin air...

    Ted Sillanpaa Written by Ted Sillanpaa about 4 years ago 373 reads 9 comments

  7. Tim Lincecum's Symptoms Point to One Catastrophic Possibility

    Tim Lincecum won back-to-back Cy Young Awards by the age of 25, so only a fool would isolate three consecutive sub-par starts to illustrate that the Giants superstar is in a career-threatening, downward spiral...

    Ted Sillanpaa Written by Ted Sillanpaa about 4 years ago 2,902 reads 30 comments

  8. Giants Might Have More Moves in Mind

    The Giants have recalled Buster Posey and signed Pat Burrell to a minor league deal, leaving some to question where all the pieces will fit if things go as the club would like. Posey started with a bang on Saturday night, playing first base...

    Ted Sillanpaa Written by Ted Sillanpaa about over 4 years ago 3,098 reads 45 comments

  9. Brian Sabean's Frank, Fiery Radio Outburst Provides Long Awaited Insight

    KNBR's Ralph Barbieri finally asked the questions and pushed the buttons that Giants fans have been hoping for—and general manager Brian Sabean responded...

    Ted Sillanpaa Written by Ted Sillanpaa about over 4 years ago 5,099 reads 16 comments

  10. Giants Should Give Burrell a Shot -- Look at How Zito bounced back

    The pointless moaning about whether or not general manager Brian Sabean can build a winner in San Francisco has grown tiresome. There has also been whining about whether club ownership is willing to pay for the type of club that can actually succeed...

    Ted Sillanpaa Written by Ted Sillanpaa about over 4 years ago 1,195 reads 9 comments

  11. Giants Offer Pat Burrell Two Weeks to Make Good

    The San Francisco Giants are nearing a minor league deal with free agent outfielder Pat Burrell, 33, that would give the veteran two weeks to make good and earn a big league spot...

    Ted Sillanpaa Written by Ted Sillanpaa about over 4 years ago 602 reads 8 comments

  12. The San Francisco Giants Can't Make Meaningful Changes with Available Talent

    Manager Bruce Bochy and the boys have kicked around some ideas that they hope will spark the San Francisco Giants' lifeless attack...

    Ted Sillanpaa Written by Ted Sillanpaa about over 4 years ago 2,113 reads 36 comments

  13. Todd Wellemeyer Out, Eric Hacker Brings Joe Martinez-Like Stuff To Giants

    The San Francisco Giants are on the verge of pulling the plug on No. 5 starter Todd Wellemeyer. They're not ready to recall 20-year-old Madison Bumgarner or to bring right-hander Joe Martinez back to the big club...

    Ted Sillanpaa Written by Ted Sillanpaa about over 4 years ago 52 reads 22 comments

  14. Todd Wellemeyer Looks OK When San Francisco Giants Consider Alternatives

    Todd Wellemeyer’s hold on the fifth spot in the starting rotation has more to do with who the Giants have waiting in the minor leagues than it does with how the veteran has pitched...

    Ted Sillanpaa Written by Ted Sillanpaa about over 4 years ago 1,116 reads 14 comments

  15. LeBron James Coliseum, Much Love Could Lure Him to the Golden State Warriors

    Golden State Warriors fans deserve to dream and dream big. The organization is most likely going to wind up in the hands of Oracle CEO Larry Ellison...

    Ted Sillanpaa Written by Ted Sillanpaa about over 4 years ago 1,917 reads 2 comments

  16. Eugenio Velez Returns With Mark DeRosa On DL; Freddy Sanchez Wants More Time

    The San Francisco Giants put left fielder Mark DeRosa on the 15-day disabled list on Monday, and recalled utility man Eugenio Velez from Fresno in the Pacific Coast League...

    Ted Sillanpaa Written by Ted Sillanpaa about over 4 years ago 489 reads 2 comments

  17. Freddy Sanchez, Buster Posey Keys to San Francisco Giants' Best Lineup

    The lineup and batting order that makes the most sense for the Giants—and why it makes sense—is of some interest as the club hits San Diego looking to move into first place in the National League West...

    Ted Sillanpaa Written by Ted Sillanpaa about over 4 years ago 5,765 reads 29 comments

  18. The San Francisco Giants' Freddy Sanchez Leads a Class-A Bat Explosion

    Second baseman Freddy Sanchez continued his injury rehabilitation stint with Class-A San Jose Thursday by going 3-for-3 with two doubles and one RBI as the Giants pounded Visalia 21-9...

    Ted Sillanpaa Written by Ted Sillanpaa about over 4 years ago 4,931 reads 10 comments

  19. San Francisco Giants Are Who We Thought They Were

    Damn that Brian Sabean! Bruce Bochy is ruining everything! Geesh! How in the world could Sabean not anticipate that Mark DeRosa's surgically-repaired wrist ligament would rupture ...

    Ted Sillanpaa Written by Ted Sillanpaa about over 4 years ago 3,880 reads 46 comments

  20. Be Patient with Giants' Jonathan Sanchez As He Learns to Fight Through

    The Colorado Rockies scored a run off Jonathan Sanchez in the fourth inning on Sunday to take a 1-0 lead over the San Francisco Giants...

    Ted Sillanpaa Written by Ted Sillanpaa about over 4 years ago 1,292 reads 16 comments

  21. If the Giants Can Learn To Finish, They're on the Brink of Something Big

    Enough with watching these Giants snatch defeat from the jaws of victory and having to listen to some knucklehead impersonate a first-grade teacher and say, "There's no reason to panic...

    Ted Sillanpaa Written by Ted Sillanpaa about over 4 years ago 566 reads 27 comments

  22. Buster Posey, Juan Uribe, and Pedro Martinez Could Put Creative Giants On Top

    Save your sabermetrics and your OPS and OBS and all those other statistics that address a hitter's ability to produce. The 2010 San Francisco Giants, when healthy, score a few more runs a week than the 2009 Giants did...

    Ted Sillanpaa Written by Ted Sillanpaa about over 4 years ago 1,783 reads 33 comments

  23. 2010 NFL Draft Recap: Mike Singletary Will Hit People in the Mouth

    Oregon running back Legarette Blount wasn't drafted by the San Francisco 49ers, but he agreed to sign as a free agent on Saturday night to round out a group of incoming rookies clearly hand-picked by head coach Mike Singletary...

    Ted Sillanpaa Written by Ted Sillanpaa about over 4 years ago 6,824 reads 35 comments

  24. Ben Roethlisberger and the 49ers: Repairing His Image

    Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger didn't commit a crime and, unless the organization had its head in the sand, is really just a 28-year-old guy with too much money and time on his hands...

    Ted Sillanpaa Written by Ted Sillanpaa about over 4 years ago 2,192 reads 53 comments

  25. New 49ers Gold Rush Begins With a Quarterback

    Does anybody really want to see another photograph of Sam Bradford or Jimmy Clausen? I didn't think so. Enjoy the 49ers' Gold Rush cheerleaders...

    Ted Sillanpaa Written by Ted Sillanpaa about over 4 years ago 2,620 reads 70 comments