1. Five Good Things San Francisco Giants Fans Will Remember from 2009

    With the Giants' season officially over, I think it is time to go in retrospective mode over the Giants' 2009 campaign...

    Kevin O'Brien Written by Kevin O'Brien about almost 5 years ago 484 reads 4 comments

  2. Milton Bradley in San Francisco Sounds Great, but Move Is Game Giants Can't Play

    On Sept. 26, the Chicago Tribune reported that the San Francisco Giants may be one of three teams interested in the services of talented, but troubled switch-hitting outfielder Milton Bradley...

    Kevin O'Brien Written by Kevin O'Brien about almost 5 years ago 464 reads 9 comments

  3. Freddy Sanchez's Surgery Cripples San Francisco GM Brian Sabean's Return

    With this being the last year of GM Brian Sabean's contract, owner Bill Neukom is faced with a very tough decision. Does he stick with the GM who has been at the helm of the Giants' front office ...

    Kevin O'Brien Written by Kevin O'Brien about almost 5 years ago 507 reads 22 comments

  4. Why Giants Closer Brian Wilson Has Proven He Deserves His Role in the Bullpen

    To be honest, I have never been that big of a Brian Wilson fan prior to this year. I have been skeptical of his ability to take the ball in the ninth inning, and I felt that his All-Star selection ...

    Kevin O'Brien Written by Kevin O'Brien about almost 5 years ago 610 reads 7 comments

  5. Bob Howry a Disappointment? Not As Much As Giants Fans Want To Believe

    It is safe to say that Bob Howry's tenure in San Francisco this season has gone without much fan fare. With a 1-6 record, and a propensity to give up the walk-off home run (he has given ...

    Kevin O'Brien Written by Kevin O'Brien about almost 5 years ago 210 reads 2 comments

  6. The Fred Lewis Conundrum: Where Does He Fit on the San Francisco Giants?

    Fred Lewis has had a down season in 2009. I don't think anyone (Giants fans, Giants management, Giants players, or even Fred himself) can deny that...

    Kevin O'Brien Written by Kevin O'Brien about almost 5 years ago 165 reads 0 comments

  7. With Bochy's Contract Ending Soon, Does He Fit Into the Giants' Plans?

    With Giants general manager Brian Sabean, and skipper Bruce Bochy in their last years of their contract, many Giants fans have wondered if new owner Bill Neukom will keep both guys in the San Francisco organization next year...

    Kevin O'Brien Written by Kevin O'Brien about almost 6 years ago 504 reads 8 comments

  8. An Inexplicable Giants Season: Succeeding Despite the Questionable Stats

    With a 65-54 record going into Wednesday's game against the Reds, the Giants certainly have surpassed expectations this year...

    Kevin O'Brien Written by Kevin O'Brien about 5 years ago 179 reads 7 comments

  9. San Francisco's Ryan Garko Has Been a Trade Deadline Bust So Far

    When San Francisco Giants GM Brian Sabean traded minor league pitcher Scott Barnes for Cleveland Indians first baseman Ryan Garko on July 27, a lot of Giants fans were hopeful about what Sabean pulled off before the deadline...

    Kevin O'Brien Written by Kevin O'Brien about 5 years ago 518 reads 17 comments

  10. San Francisco Has a Giant Problem With Its Glut in the Outfield

    With Nate Schierholtz back in the lineup healthy, Giants manager Bruce Bochy is put in an intriguing situation when it comes to his outfield. Who will be the odd man out? Already, one guy has been eliminated from consideration...

    Kevin O'Brien Written by Kevin O'Brien about 5 years ago 398 reads 19 comments

  11. A San Francisco Repeat: Giants and Dodgers' Seasons Hinge on Series Again

    Despite what either team's record is, nothing can beat a San Francisco Giants-Los Angeles Dodgers series in the last couple months of the season...

    Kevin O'Brien Written by Kevin O'Brien about 5 years ago 438 reads 9 comments

  12. Will Ramon Ortiz Get One More Shot at the Majors with the Giants?

    The last Major League Baseball game Ramon Ortiz pitched in was on October 1, 2007, with the Colorado Rockies...

    Kevin O'Brien Written by Kevin O'Brien about 5 years ago 337 reads 5 comments

  13. The SF "Entourage": Comparing the Giants to the HBO Show Characters

    The popular HBO show "Entourage" is four episodes into its sixth season, and the San Francisco Giants have 44 games left in their season...

    Kevin O'Brien Written by Kevin O'Brien about 5 years ago 1,022 reads 11 comments

  14. Freddy Sanchez Is Spark San Francisco Giants Need for Postseason

    Say what you want about the Freddy Sanchez-for-Tim Alderson trade that happened shortly before the trade deadline: a classic example of Brian Sabean mortgaging the future on one player at the ...

    Kevin O'Brien Written by Kevin O'Brien about 5 years ago 500 reads 7 comments

  15. Pablo Sandoval's Hitting Approach Needs To Improve To Be a Great Giant

    Pablo "The Kung-Fu Panda" Sandoval has helped re-energize Bay Area baseball fans this season. After a 2008 campaign that had its moments (thanks to Tim Lincecum and his Cy Young season) but was ...

    Kevin O'Brien Written by Kevin O'Brien about 5 years ago 562 reads 33 comments

  16. With Sadwoski Demoted, Who Should The Giants Look to at The Five Spot?

    After coming back home from AT&T Park from the Giants game on Saturday, I was carousing on my Twitter and stumbled upon this very intriguing Tweet from the San Francisco Giants' ...

    Kevin O'Brien Written by Kevin O'Brien about 5 years ago 331 reads 16 comments

  17. Does Eugenio Velez Have a Career with Giants? One Giants Fan Thinks So

    About a couple of weeks ago, Eugenio Velez was an afterthought. Heck, I even wrote an article on Bleacher Report about how I felt his tenure as a Giant was probably going to come to an end after this season...

    Kevin O'Brien Written by Kevin O'Brien about 5 years ago 447 reads 9 comments

  18. With PED Revelation, Ortiz Should Be Held to Same Standard As Bonds

    Say what you want about Barry Bonds. You can call him a liar, a terrible human being, a jerk, or whatever expletive comes to mind...

    Kevin O'Brien Written by Kevin O'Brien about 5 years ago 186 reads 10 comments

  19. Sanchez-Alderson Trade Will Determine Future of SF Giants GM Brian Sabean

    If anything, the San Francisco Giants GM has bought himself at least one more year as GM in the Bay Area. Giants fans clamored for an offensive upgrade, as the team ranked second to last in ...

    Kevin O'Brien Written by Kevin O'Brien about 5 years ago 1,241 reads 42 comments

  20. Sanchez, Sadowski, Pucetas: A Three-Way Dance for the Giants' Last Spot

    Who knows if Randy Johnson will be healthy for the remainder of the season. At 45-years of age, it isn't a foregone conclusion that he will come back from the shoulder injury he suffered in his last start against the Houston Astros on July 5...

    Kevin O'Brien Written by Kevin O'Brien about 5 years ago 537 reads 12 comments

  21. Should the Giants Have Signed Orlando Cabrera Over Edgar Renteria?

    First off, let's get one thing out of the way before I make this argument. I'm assuming that for whatever reason, we couldn't sign Orlando Hudson, even though he would have come at a bargain of a price that we certainly could have afforded...

    Kevin O'Brien Written by Kevin O'Brien about 5 years ago 346 reads 8 comments

  22. With Holliday a Cardinal, the Giants Must Improve On Their Own

    With Matt Holliday going from Oakland to St. Louis for a high-value trio of Cardinals prospects (including Bret Wallace, the main prize of the deal), the chance of the Giants getting a player of real impact at the trade deadline suddenly vanished...

    Kevin O'Brien Written by Kevin O'Brien about 5 years ago 305 reads 8 comments

  23. Is Edgar Renteria Due for a Second Half Breakout?

    If you judge him on the first half of the season, then there is no doubt that Edgar Renteria has been a disappointment as the San Francisco Giants' everyday shortstop. With a .254 batting average, ...

    Kevin O'Brien Written by Kevin O'Brien about 5 years ago 146 reads 3 comments

  24. San Francisco Giants GM Brian Sabean Needs to Announce a Plan

    The secrecy surrounding what Giants general manager Brian Sabean will do at the deadline is getting ridiculous. It's almost getting as bad as Nike's "Lebron James Dunked-On But We Won't Release the Videotape to the Public" scandal...

    Kevin O'Brien Written by Kevin O'Brien about 5 years ago 597 reads 15 comments

  25. Shaky Economy Forces MLB Owners to Balk at Firing Inept Leaders

    Five years ago, there is no way New York Mets general manager Omar Minaya would still have a job. If you listen to WFAN-AM, it's a safe bet that you will hear angry callers talk about the late-season ...

    Kevin O'Brien Written by Kevin O'Brien about 5 years ago 126 reads 2 comments