1. NLCS Breakdown: Comparing The Giants and Phillies Defensively in 2010

    As a Giants fan and writer, I just can't get over what Buster Olney said on Bill Simmons' MLB Playoff Podcast, which I listened to yesterday. Basically, I came away with four things: 1...

    Kevin O'Brien Written by Kevin O'Brien about almost 4 years ago 1,876 reads 17 comments

  2. Scarce Six: The African-American Players in the Giants System

    I just realized this fact after I saw Emmanuel Burriss get transferred to the 60-day Disabled List on May 22 to make room for Santiago Casilla: The Giants haven't had one African-American player take the field for them this year...

    Kevin O'Brien Written by Kevin O'Brien about 4 years ago 1,722 reads 2 comments

  3. Five Available Players the San Francisco Giants Should Pass On

    It's official. After a 1-0 loss to the Oakland A's, the Giants should be in panic mode when it comes to upgrading the offense...

    Kevin O'Brien Written by Kevin O'Brien about 4 years ago 5,701 reads 18 comments

  4. The Giants Should Wait a Little Longer To Call up Madison Bumgarner

    I really, really like Madison Bumgarner . Despite the rough Spring Training, I felt talent-wise, he was the best person to pitch in the fifth spot in the rotation over Todd Wellemeyer and Kevin Pucetas...

    Kevin O'Brien Written by Kevin O'Brien about over 4 years ago 1,014 reads 13 comments

  5. Zero to Hero: Barry Zito's Progress with the San Francisco Giants

    Barry Zito has been incredible. He is 5-0 with a 1.49 ERA and 0.92 WHIP in 42.1 innings pitched. That is far from the Zito Giants fans were used to seeing from 2007 to the first half of 2009...

    Kevin O'Brien Written by Kevin O'Brien about over 4 years ago 2,156 reads 14 comments

  6. Trying to Understand the Giants' John Bowker, "MLB-Version"

    I really, really like John Bowker . I admit that. I like him more than Nate Schierholtz (though nothing against Nate, it's like comparing Penelope Cruz and Salma Hayek ; I just like Penelope and Bowker a little more)...

    Kevin O'Brien Written by Kevin O'Brien about over 4 years ago 2,306 reads 22 comments

  7. Could Jonathan Sanchez Have a Better Year Than Matt Cain for the Giants?

    After last night's seven-inning, 10-strikeout performance against the Padres, Jonathan Sanchez has caught the attention of the baseball nation once again...

    Kevin O'Brien Written by Kevin O'Brien about over 4 years ago 886 reads 17 comments

  8. Juan Uribe or Freddy Sanchez: The Giants' Dilemma at Second Base

    Thirteen games into the regular season, and Juan Uribe is proving that he is worth the one-year, $3.25 million dollar contract he signed this offseason . He is batting .348 with two home runs so far this year, and is sporting a OBP of ...

    Kevin O'Brien Written by Kevin O'Brien about over 4 years ago 3,438 reads 25 comments

  9. Is San Francisco's Aubrey Huff Another Sean Casey?

    The Giants are six games into the regular season and look good at 5-1 (compounded by Tim Lincecum being 2-0, with another brilliant, seven-inning, 10-strikeout performance in a 6-3 win tonight )...

    Kevin O'Brien Written by Kevin O'Brien about over 4 years ago 3,970 reads 18 comments

  10. 2010 San Francisco Giants Minor League Preview

    The 2010 season is officially on its way in San Francisco, with the home opener against Atlanta looming tomorrow...

    Kevin O'Brien Written by Kevin O'Brien about over 4 years ago 1,615 reads 10 comments

  11. Why Brandon Medders Is Expendable for the San Fransisco Giants Bullpen

    I'm not bashing Brandon Medders and his performance in 2009 by any means. I thought he was a surprising reliever in 2009. He had a great May where he posted a FIP of 2.85, and a solid September/October where he had a FIP of 3...

    Kevin O'Brien Written by Kevin O'Brien about over 4 years ago 61 reads 3 comments

  12. Why the Giants' Madison Bumgarner May Be Closer to Matt Cain than Tim Lincecum

    Madison Bumgarner is going to start the year in Triple-A Fresno rather than standing along the chalk line with the other Giants this Opening Day in Houston...

    Kevin O'Brien Written by Kevin O'Brien about over 4 years ago 3,153 reads 11 comments

  13. "Giants" Enemy Lines: The NL West Preview

    It's finally here. I'm sorry for the delay. It's been tough balancing two blogs (this and 500 Days of Zobrist , the fantasy baseball blog) so I've kind of slacked a little the past week on posts here at Remember '51...

    Kevin O'Brien Written by Kevin O'Brien about over 4 years ago 532 reads 10 comments

  14. Why Re-Signing Matt Cain Makes "Giants" Sense (And Why Brian Wilson Does Not)

    On March 28, San Francisco Giants general manager Brian Sabean made a big move to solidify the Giants' pitching staff: he re-signed left-handed setup man Jeremey Affeldt, closer Brian Wilson, and starting pitcher Matt Cain to contract extensions...

    Kevin O'Brien Written by Kevin O'Brien about over 4 years ago 1,768 reads 7 comments

  15. "Giants" Enemy Lines: A Look at the Closers in the NL West

    Okay, so I did part one (a look at the one-two starting pitchers of each NL West squad) a couple of days ago...

    Kevin O'Brien Written by Kevin O'Brien about over 4 years ago 1,612 reads 8 comments

  16. Jeremy Affeldt's Two-Year Extension Might Not Have Been Worth It for the Giants

    On Wednesday, the Giants inked reliever Jeremy Affeldt to a two-year, $9.5 million extension, according to USA Today baseball writer Bob Nightengale . On paper, it makes sense...

    Kevin O'Brien Written by Kevin O'Brien about over 4 years ago 1,103 reads 9 comments

  17. 'Giants Past & Present': A Must-Have Coffee Table Book for Giants Fans

    I received "Giants Past and Present" in the mail yesterday from MVP Books . In all honesty, I plowed through the book in one night. In many ways, it is not a very dense book. It runs 144 pages long and for the most part, it is very picture-heavy...

    Kevin O'Brien Written by Kevin O'Brien about over 4 years ago 991 reads 8 comments

  18. The Giants' Enemy Lines: A Look at the NL West's One-Two Starting Pitchers

    This is a series of posts leading up to the season preview which will be posted sometime next week. This post will look at the No...

    Kevin O'Brien Written by Kevin O'Brien about over 4 years ago 1,807 reads 6 comments

  19. First Day NCAA Tournament Reactions, San Francisco Giants Style!

    I wish I could write something on Giants baseball today. I wish I could write about prospects, or how lousy the free agents (Huff, Derosa, etc.) will be next year, or some sabermetrics article that proves how good Fred Lewis is, but I just can't...

    Kevin O'Brien Written by Kevin O'Brien about over 4 years ago 281 reads 0 comments

  20. Neal, Kieschnick, Fairley: Which OF Prospects Are Primed for "Giants" Success?

    With Spring Training beginning it's third week of play, a lot of interesting questions have sprung up around Giants' camp in Scottsdale. 1.) Is Madison Bumgarner going to start the year in San Francisco or Fresno? 2...

    Kevin O'Brien Written by Kevin O'Brien about over 4 years ago 948 reads 4 comments

  21. Rohlinger, Matos, Frandsen, Hinshaw: 'Four-A Players' or Late Bloomers?

    Four-A Player -Noun 1. Professional baseball player who is too good to play in Triple-A, but is unable to find success at the Major League level: Todd Linden was a Four-A Player for the San Francisco Giants...

    Kevin O'Brien Written by Kevin O'Brien about over 4 years ago 3,892 reads 21 comments

  22. Peguero or Ford: Which CF Prospect Has a Brighter Future for the Giants?

    The fact of the matter is this for Giants fans: Aaron Rowand is going to be the Giants center fielder on Opening Day, and he most likely is going to bat leadoff unless one of three things happen: 1...

    Kevin O'Brien Written by Kevin O'Brien about over 4 years ago 2,447 reads 3 comments

  23. Giant Change is Needed: Why the Neukom-Sabean Relationship is Doomed to Fail

    With spring training officially on its way, the offseason, for the most part, is officially done. Sure, there are some lingering free agents out there and perhaps some late-additions to the Giants ...

    Kevin O'Brien Written by Kevin O'Brien about over 4 years ago 2,629 reads 20 comments

  24. Edwin Jackson or Matt Cain: Who's the Better Pitcher?

    I am very intrigued by new Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Edwin Jackson , who arrived from Detroit in a massive three-way trade this off-season (the New York Yankees—the third team—received Curtis Granderson )...

    Kevin O'Brien Written by Kevin O'Brien about over 4 years ago 740 reads 0 comments

  25. Not Quite Giants: Five Prospects Who Didn't Live Up to Expectations

    Let's face it, baseball is a funny game. For every Tim Lincecum out there that lives up to his billing , there is a Todd Van Poppel that proves to be a bust in the Major Leagues . That's baseball...

    Kevin O'Brien Written by Kevin O'Brien about over 4 years ago 6,179 reads 19 comments