1. MLB's Five Fastest Players

    These are the five fastest players in Major League Baseball, based on Bill James' speed score, which takes into account four components: SB%, 3B%, frequency of SB attempts, and runs scored %...

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  2. MLB's Five Least Disciplined Hitters

    In baseball, the art of being able to recognize and take pitches out of the zone is key to success. Although hitting statistics like home runs and batting average are glorified, walks greatly contribute to wins...

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  3. San Francisco Giants' Playoff Hopes Rapidly Fading Away

    The Giants got off to yet another promising start to the game, as Torres led off with a solo home run. The Giants would only tack on one more run in the game, though (Pat Burrell solo homer), as they suffered an 8-2 loss to the Phillies...

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  4. MLB's 10 Most Valuable Players

    WAR (Wins Above Replacement) is a statistic often used to determine the value of a player based on their position, offensive production, and defense. Here are the Major League's 10 Most Valuable Players based on the WAR they have produced...

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  5. MLB's Five Most Plate-Disciplined Hitters

    In baseball, the art of being able to recognize and take pitches out of the zone is key to success. Although hitting statistics like home runs and batting average are glorified, walks greatly contribute to wins...

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  6. MLB's Top 10 Flamethrowing Starters

    Since the days of Walter Johnson, the fastball has been a pitch that, when mastered, can blow hitters away.Many pitchers enjoy looking at the radar gun on their fastball, but here are the ones that really come in at high velocity...

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  7. San Francisco Giants: 10 Biggest Surprises of 2010

    2010 has been a year packed with surprises, from the success of unsung heroes to the struggles of previous years' stars. Let's take a look at the Giants' 10 biggest surprises...

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  8. NL West Division Title: 10 Reasons the Giants Could Win

    Currently, the Giants are 3.5 games back of the Padres for the 1st place lead in the NL West. The Giants, however, are a growing team...

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  9. The San Francisco Giants' Greatest Pitcher Of All Time: Christy Mathewson

    130 years ago today, Christy Mathewson was born. Almost a century and a half later, his legacy lives on. Christy Mathewson was the greatest Giants pitcher of all time...

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  10. Giants Acquire Mike Fontenot

    Giants acquired Mike Fontenot from the Chicago Cubs today in a trade. They gave up low-A outfielder Evan Crawford. Looking at his stats, he has absolutely no power and absolutely no speed...

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  11. The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

    The Giants lost 8-6 to the Cubs. I'd rather not summarize the game, as it was not a happy one for Giants fans, but here are some notes-- The Good: Pablo Sandoval was 3 for 5 with an RBI...

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  12. Home Sweet Home

    The San Francisco Giants beat the Cubs 4-3 on Monday on a walk-off sacrifice fly by Pat Burrell. Madison Bumgarner didn't have his best game: 5.2 IP, 3 ER, 9 H; but the bullpen picked up the slack...

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  13. Todd Wellemeyer Out, Emmanuel Burriss In

    Todd Wellemeyer was designated for assignment (one day after my post about how he is terrible) in order to make room for Emmanuel Burriss. One day after my post disparaging Bautista, he's DFA'd...

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  14. Todd Wellemeyer is Terrible

    In the midst of another Giants' loss (6-3 loss to the Braves), we once again witnessed a terrible performance by Todd Wellemeyer. This was his first chance at the long relief role, and frankly, it should be his last...

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  15. The New and Improved Barry Zito

    Barry Zito is having his most successful year as a San Francisco Giant, but one might ask, why?The first number that jumps out when taking a look at his stats this year, is his O-Swing ...

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