1. Darren Ford: 5 Reasons He Could Be a Major X Factor for the San Francisco Giants

    In 2011, it seems that the San Francisco Giants have been snake bit. They have been unable to sustain the wave of momentum and luck that helped carry them to the World Series Championship last season...

    Shaun Toback Written by Shaun Toback about 3 years ago 868 reads 1 comments

  2. San Francisco Giants Prospect Peek: 2011's Top 5 Minor League Pitchers So Far

    Pitching wins baseball games. But you don’t have to remind the San Francisco Giants . The Giants 2010 Championship run was built on the back of pitching that is unmatched ...

    Shaun Toback Written by Shaun Toback about 3 years ago 1,348 reads 0 comments

  3. Buster Posey Injury: Is Posey's Catching Career Done?

    For the San Francisco Giants, the prospect of a Buster Posey positional change has been the elephant in the room for some time. Now it is an unavoidable talking point that could form the Giants roster for years to come...

    Shaun Toback Written by Shaun Toback about 3 years ago 5,287 reads 42 comments

  4. Title or No, Longevity Proves Mavs Are a Signature NBA Franchise

    Let me begin by saying that I am a Sacramento Kings fan. Back in the day when the Kings were actually relevant in the NBA , I remember watching them battle a young Dallas ...

    Shaun Toback Written by Shaun Toback about over 3 years ago 1,223 reads 15 comments

  5. 2011 NBA Playoffs: If Dallas Mavericks Win Title, Where Does Dirk Rank All Time?

    Dirk Nowitzki has arguably been the most intriguing player in the 2011 NBA playoffs. And if not the most intriguing, definitely the best...

    Shaun Toback Written by Shaun Toback about over 3 years ago 114 reads 33 comments

  6. Don't Believe the Hype: Building the Worst NBA Lottery of the Last 15 Years

    The 2011 NBA Draft is right around the corner. And this year's class is a doozy. But not in a good way. It is generally acknowledged that this season's class is the weakest in years...

    Shaun Toback Written by Shaun Toback about over 3 years ago 3,451 reads 20 comments

  7. San Francisco Giants: 7 Reasons Ryan Vogelsong Should Keep Starting Job

    At this point, Giants fans don't need much convincing on the topic of Barry Zito . They are at their wits end with him, frustrated by years of sub-par peformances and unmet expectations...

    Shaun Toback Written by Shaun Toback about over 3 years ago 1,926 reads 7 comments

  8. San Francisco Giants Nate Schierholtz: Why His Time Is Now

    Nate Schierholtz is the best defensive right fielder the Giants have. And I am a sucker for a good defensive right fielder...

    Shaun Toback Written by Shaun Toback about over 3 years ago 776 reads 10 comments

  9. MLB Concussion Issue: Why Justin Morneau and Jason Bay May Never Be the Same

    Baseball, it is said, is a game of inches. But in reality, it is a sport even more precise than this adage suggests...

    Shaun Toback Written by Shaun Toback about over 3 years ago 1,846 reads 6 comments

  10. Oklahoma City Thunder: How Russell Westbrook May Hurt Their Championship Chances

    Nearly every time the Oklahoma City Thunder take the floor, Kevin Durant is the best player on the court. He knows it. Fans know it. Coaches know it. But Russell Westbrook doesn ’t know it...

    Shaun Toback Written by Shaun Toback about over 3 years ago 1,336 reads 24 comments

  11. NBA Playoffs 2011: Russell Westbrook Must Change His Game to Give OKC a Chance

    Nearly every time the Oklahoma City Thunder take the floor, Kevin Durant is the best player on the court. He knows it. Fans know it. Coaches know it. But Russell Westbrook doesn’t know it...

    Shaun Toback Written by Shaun Toback about over 3 years ago 51 reads 0 comments

  12. 2011 NBA Playoffs: After Game 2 Win, Is This the Year the Mavericks Break Out?

    To the surprise of…well, basically everybody, the Dallas Mavericks have gone up 2-0 on the LA Lakers after two games at the Staples Center. Through two brief games, this series has been a living nightmare for the Lakers...

    Shaun Toback Written by Shaun Toback about over 3 years ago 3,499 reads 54 comments

  13. Francisco Liriano No-Hitter: Will He Become a Top Target of the Trade Deadline?

    Attention New York Yankees : You may now begin out-bidding yourself for the services of Francisco Liriano ...

    Shaun Toback Written by Shaun Toback about over 3 years ago 113 reads 3 comments

  14. Sacramento Kings Staying: Time for Sacramento to Put Up or Shut Up

    $10 million is a nice start. But now it's time for the city of Sacramento to put much more money where their mouth is...

    Shaun Toback Written by Shaun Toback about over 3 years ago 957 reads 16 comments

  15. Pablo Sandoval: Injury or Not, Why He's One of MLB's Best Comeback Players

    Pablo Sandoval ’s prodigal son-like return to baseball’s land of the living has been put on hold once again...

    Shaun Toback Written by Shaun Toback about over 3 years ago 683 reads 6 comments

  16. Boston Celtics vs. Miami Heat: 5 Reasons the Winner Will Be NBA Champions

    Of the many intriguing second round matchups in the 2011 NBA playoffs, none has more at stake than the Miami Heat vs. the Boston Celtics...

    Shaun Toback Written by Shaun Toback about over 3 years ago 779 reads 1 comments

  17. MLB Predictions 2011: 13 Pitchers Most Likely To Make A Run At 20 Wins

    Ah, the simpler days of baseball. I remember a time when the number of runs a batter drove in was actually considered a decent measurement of his worth...

    Shaun Toback Written by Shaun Toback about over 3 years ago 95 reads 1 comments

  18. 2011 Sacramento Kings: How David Stern Is Responsible for the Maloof Debacle

    So I guess we’re supposed to thank them for this? It now seems that the Kings will remain in Sacramento for another year...

    Shaun Toback Written by Shaun Toback about over 3 years ago 2,638 reads 33 comments

  19. 2011 NBA Mock Draft: Breaking Down Picks 5-1

    Check out picks 10-6 of this mock draft here . In a particularly weak NBA draft, teams selecting in the top 5 will have unique opportunities to grab the few legitimate difference makers available...

    Shaun Toback Written by Shaun Toback about over 3 years ago 1,655 reads 8 comments

  20. 2011 NBA Playoffs: Is Game 4 Victory the Beginning of the End for the Hornets?

    Chris Paul may have just awoken a sleeping giant. With the New Orleans Hornets 93-88 defeat of the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday night, Chris Paul and company will head into ...

    Shaun Toback Written by Shaun Toback about over 3 years ago 441 reads 24 comments

  21. New York Yankees' Derek Jeter: End of an Era or Pause in Greatness?

    I’m not a sabermetrics guy. Instead of numbers and formulas, I prefer to rely on what I glimpse with my own two eyes, and judge what I see not with a calculator but with instincts that have been honed through a lifetime of watching baseball...

    Shaun Toback Written by Shaun Toback about over 3 years ago 45 reads 16 comments

  22. 2011 NBA Mock Draft: Breaking Down Picks 10-6

    Although the NBA 's 2011 draft class is weaker than it has been in recent years, there is still talent to be had...

    Shaun Toback Written by Shaun Toback about over 3 years ago 1,611 reads 8 comments

  23. NBA Playoffs 2011: 5 Storylines That Have Surfaced in Round 1

    Although they have just begun, the 2011 NBA Playoffs have no shortage of intriguing storylines. From surprise contenders (like the Mavericks ), to shocking struggles ( Lakers ...

    Shaun Toback Written by Shaun Toback about over 3 years ago 524 reads 0 comments

  24. Dwight Howard: How the 2011 Postseason Impacts the NBA's Most Eligible FA To Be

    The 2011 NBA playoffs are full of intriguing storylines. Looking at the long-term of the league however, the most important plot concerns the Orlando Magic . In 2012, Dwight Howard will be a free agent...

    Shaun Toback Written by Shaun Toback about over 3 years ago 2,252 reads 8 comments

  25. San Francisco Giants' Pablo Sandoval: From Kung Fu Panda to Much More Dangerous

    The panda is, by nature, a docile creature. DreamWork's Kung Fu Panda was a lovable novice who needed to learn how to harness his considerable talents...

    Shaun Toback Written by Shaun Toback about over 3 years ago 945 reads 8 comments