1. Is Rajai Davis of the Oakland A's That Much Better Than Fred Lewis?

    I got in a heated argument with a commenter on an article on Bleacher Report a couple of days ago. The piece was mostly about Giants general manager Brian Sabean not giving young guys like Kevin ...

    Kevin O'Brien Written by Kevin O'Brien about over 4 years ago 1,190 reads 22 comments

  2. Look Out for These Lefties: Two Giants Pitching Prospects to Watch in 2010

    Eric Surkamp and Aaron King . Not exactly pitching prospects that jump at you like Madison Bumgarner or Zach Wheeler...

    Kevin O'Brien Written by Kevin O'Brien about over 4 years ago 5,084 reads 2 comments

  3. Aaron Rowand Up, Andres Torres Down in 2010? It Might Happen, Giants Fans

    The popular sentiment of Giants fans these days seems to be this: bench Aaron Rowand and replace him with Andres Torres , who is better suited to hit leadoff than Rowand, the Giants' current candidate...

    Kevin O'Brien Written by Kevin O'Brien about over 4 years ago 4,344 reads 27 comments

  4. Giant Comeback? Four Infielder Prospects Looking To Bounce Back in 2010

    Last year was a great year for some top Giants prospects. Buster Posey certainly made a leap in his first full year of professional ball , Madison Bumgarner made solid headway from Single-A to ...

    Kevin O'Brien Written by Kevin O'Brien about over 4 years ago 4,407 reads 7 comments

  5. Why San Francisco Giants Fans Shouldn't Miss Tim Alderson

    This is not a defense of the Freddy Sanchez for Tim Alderson trade last July Trade Deadline . Even though I liked Sanchez at the time of the trade , I admit, it was a horrible transaction by Giants general manager Brian Sabean in retrospect...

    Kevin O'Brien Written by Kevin O'Brien about over 4 years ago 5,908 reads 24 comments

  6. Why the Giants' Jonathan Sanchez Is Due for a Breakout in 2010

    There is a lot of skepticism concerning Jonathan Sanchez, and for good reason. While he threw a No-Hitter last season and was re-signed to a $2...

    Kevin O'Brien Written by Kevin O'Brien about over 4 years ago 3,145 reads 8 comments

  7. Under the Radar: Three Giants Prospects to Pay Attention to in 2010

    Madison Bumgarner. Buster Posey. Thomas Neal. Zach Wheeler. Dan Runzler. Waldis Joaquin. When it comes to rookies/prospects currently on the 40-man roster breaking out next season (be it at ...

    Kevin O'Brien Written by Kevin O'Brien about over 4 years ago 4,028 reads 9 comments

  8. Nate Schierholtz the Man in Right for Giants, but Don't Count Out John Bowker

    I expected it anyway, but now I'm making it official: I'm accepting the fact that Nate Schierholtz will be the starting right fielder for the San Francisco Giants on Opening Day ...

    Kevin O'Brien Written by Kevin O'Brien about over 4 years ago 972 reads 6 comments

  9. The Five Songs (and Music Videos) That Describe the Brian Sabean Era

    My feelings about San Francisco Giants general manager Brian Sabean change all the time. I think he does a great job developing pitching talent, but I think he drafts and develops position players ...

    Kevin O'Brien Written by Kevin O'Brien about over 4 years ago 382 reads 3 comments

  10. Can Waldis Joaquin Break Out for the Giants in 2010?

    We've heard a lot about Dan Runzler this off-season as being a breakout player and a key component to the Giants' already steady bullpen next season. Granted, there is good reason for the hype surrounding Runzler ...

    Kevin O'Brien Written by Kevin O'Brien about over 4 years ago 3,106 reads 11 comments

  11. Which San Francisco Giants Were Losers from Fall and Winter League?

    The "Winners Post" got long, so I decided to split it up. Like I said before, just because these players are "Losers" of Fall/Winter League doesn't mean that they buried themselves for next season...

    Kevin O'Brien Written by Kevin O'Brien about over 4 years ago 2,642 reads 10 comments

  12. Which San Francisco Giants Were Winners From Fall and Winter League?

    First off, I want to get something straight. I know Winter and Fall League performances don't mean a whole lot when it comes to how a player will perform that following spring...

    Kevin O'Brien Written by Kevin O'Brien about over 4 years ago 4,467 reads 19 comments

  13. Ready or Not, It Will Be Madison Bumgarner's Time in San Francisco in 2010

    There is about a month until Spring Training officially begins in Scottstdale, Ariz. for the San Francisco Giants , and, in many ways, one can say Brian Sabean was quite active this off-season...

    Kevin O'Brien Written by Kevin O'Brien about over 4 years ago 2,579 reads 21 comments

  14. Projections on the Giants' Sandoval: Is "Panda" the Real Deal?

    After looking through projections of some San Francisco Giants position players for next season, I became interested by some projections concerning the Giants' budding star, Pablo Sandoval...

    Kevin O'Brien Written by Kevin O'Brien about almost 5 years ago 2,101 reads 22 comments

  15. A Farewell Ode to Merkin "Manny Mateo" Valdez

    Dear Mr. Valdez,We hardly knew ye. But believe us, as Giants fans, there was hope for you when you first arrived.There was hope for you when you appeared to be the key cog in the Russ Ortiz trade ...

    Kevin O'Brien Written by Kevin O'Brien about almost 5 years ago 1,353 reads 4 comments

  16. Could Alex Hinshaw Be A Surprise for the Giants Bullpen?

    With Bob Howry gone and officially an Arizona Diamondback (collective "Yea!" heard from Giants fans all over), the Giants are in need of another arm to hold the fort down in the bullpen...

    Kevin O'Brien Written by Kevin O'Brien about almost 5 years ago 1,724 reads 12 comments

  17. On the Fringe: Where Do Five San Francisco Giants Players Stand?

    With new additions Aubrey Huff and Mark Derosa signed, and Freddy Sanchez and Juan Uribe re-signed this off-season by San Francisco Giants General Manager Brian Sabean, the Giants seem to be a brand new team offensively going into next year...

    Kevin O'Brien Written by Kevin O'Brien about almost 5 years ago 2,442 reads 12 comments

  18. Same Old Sabean, Same Old Team: Giants Sign Aubrey Huff

    I guess I jinxed myself last night. For some reason, out of the blue, I came out of nowhere to defend Travis Ishikawa . Call it a bad feeling, hunch, whatever, but I just knew something was in store this coming week in terms of the first base position...

    Kevin O'Brien Written by Kevin O'Brien about almost 5 years ago 2,316 reads 32 comments

  19. With Uribe Back, The Pressure Is On Renteria To Produce For The Giants

    With Juan Uribe on the verge of getting a new contract from the San Francisco Giants, the pressure is on for one current Giants player. Edgar Renteria...

    Kevin O'Brien Written by Kevin O'Brien about almost 5 years ago 2,276 reads 12 comments

  20. Uggla and Damon Are NOT the Answers to the Giants' Playoff Hopes

    Dan Uggla and Johnny Damon . They do not make sense in Black and Orange, right? After all, the Giants currently have Freddy Sanchez at second base. In fact, he's implanted there, without compromise...

    Kevin O'Brien Written by Kevin O'Brien about almost 5 years ago 3,438 reads 17 comments

  21. Ishikawa? Garko? Or Guzman? Who Belongs at First For The Giants?

    Let's face it. The San Francisco Giants have not had decent production from first base since JT Snow left the team after the 2005 season. Mark Sweeney? Meh. Shea Hillenbrand? Not one of Brian Sabean's finest Trade Deadline deals...

    Kevin O'Brien Written by Kevin O'Brien about almost 6 years ago 709 reads 7 comments

  22. Is Re-Signing Juan Uribe Worth It for the San Francisco Giants?

    Giants general manager Brian Sabean has been known for some awful deals. This season was no exception as he proved to make a disastrous blunder in signing shortstop Edgar Renteria to a two-year, $18...

    Kevin O'Brien Written by Kevin O'Brien about 5 years ago 661 reads 11 comments

  23. Giants Hitting Coach Carney Lansford's Firing Unfortunate, But Necessary

    Now that the flames of the initial reactions of Giants hitting coach Carney Lansford's firing have cooled off a bit, I wanted to take a look at the overall picture about the Giants brass' decision not bring the Bay Area native back...

    Kevin O'Brien Written by Kevin O'Brien about 5 years ago 1,279 reads 10 comments

  24. Five Things Giants Fans (and Players) Will Probably Forget from 2009

    I did the good parts about the Giants season already, now I figure it's time to be a little pessimistic. Granted, in the long run, this really was a good season from the boys in Black ...

    Kevin O'Brien Written by Kevin O'Brien about 5 years ago 271 reads 6 comments

  25. Is Nate Schierholtz That Great of an Outfield Option for the Giants in 2010?

    It seems that after—and, at times, during—the 2009 season, Giants fans came up with a common thought:Manager Bruce Bochy did not play Nate Schierholtz enough.It is true Bochy played Randy Winn way too much in right field...

    Kevin O'Brien Written by Kevin O'Brien about 5 years ago 535 reads 20 comments