1. Adding Freddy Sanchez and Adam LaRoche to Giants Would Be a San Francisco Treat

    Last weekend's three-game set against the Pirates was a series of signs for the San Francisco Giants. After only scoring five runs (four of them coming in one inning) and going 1-2 against Pittsburgh ...

    Kevin O'Brien Written by Kevin O'Brien about almost 5 years ago 1,656 reads 15 comments

  2. 10 Reasons Why Being a Giants Fan Is Better Than Being a Dodgers Fan

    It is one of the best rivalries in baseball, up there with the Boston Red Sox-New York Yankees and St. Louis Cardinals-Chicago Cubs rivalries...

    Kevin O'Brien Written by Kevin O'Brien about almost 5 years ago 1,122 reads 37 comments

  3. Emmanuel Burriss' Injury a Big Blow to the San Francisco Giants

    As the Giants begin their first series of the second half today against the Pittsburgh Pirates, whispers are fluttering from the Triple-A clubhouse in Fresno...

    Kevin O'Brien Written by Kevin O'Brien about almost 5 years ago 615 reads 8 comments

  4. Recalling the Superhero That Is the "Say Hey Kid" Willie Mays

    "They invented the All-Star Game for Willie Mays." -Ted Williams I was in awe as I watched the video on Sportscenter of Barack Obama talking to Hall of Famer, and former San Francisco Giant, Willie Mays on board Air Force One...

    Kevin O'Brien Written by Kevin O'Brien about almost 5 years ago 654 reads 2 comments

  5. Sorry Barry, But the San Francisco Giants' Ship Has Sailed Without You

    After browsing on the blogosphere, I found this article on the Daily Dish, a SB Nation MLB trade rumors blog. Basically, in summary, it is suggesting that if the San Francisco Giants are looking ...

    Kevin O'Brien Written by Kevin O'Brien about almost 5 years ago 512 reads 20 comments

  6. The San Francisco Giants All-Star Break Awards: "Entourage" Edition!

    With the first half of the season officially over and the Giants getting ready to battle for a playoff spot in the second half, I think it is a good idea to look over some of the highs, lows, ...

    Kevin O'Brien Written by Kevin O'Brien about almost 5 years ago 568 reads 13 comments

  7. Barry Zito: Not a Giant Disappointment... Completely

    There is no question starting pitcher Barry Zito has been a source of frustration since he signed that seven-year $126 million contract prior to the 2007 season. His stats on paper say enough...

    Kevin O'Brien Written by Kevin O'Brien about almost 5 years ago 118 reads 0 comments

  8. Jonathan Sanchez's No-Hitter Reminds an Estranged Giants Fan What Fandom Is Like

    As a Giants fan, I couldn't be prouder of Jonathan Sanchez. There wasn't a guy on this team who needed this moment more...

    Kevin O'Brien Written by Kevin O'Brien about almost 6 years ago 461 reads 12 comments

  9. The Giants Need Closer Brian Wilson to Step It Up

    To be honest, Brian Wilson is the Giants' best closer since 2002. That's right. We haven't had a good closer since Robb Nen's final healthy season. Unfortunately, it's more of an example of mediocrity rather than a testament to Wilson's performance...

    Kevin O'Brien Written by Kevin O'Brien about 5 years ago 304 reads 12 comments

  10. Can Pablo Sandoval Be "The Man" for the San Francisco Giants?

    It is difficult not to like the "Kung Fu Panda" if you're a San Francisco Giants fan. Pablo Sandoval can do it all. He can hit for power, he can hit for average, he can make that great defensive ...

    Kevin O'Brien Written by Kevin O'Brien about 5 years ago 492 reads 22 comments

  11. Manager Bruce Bochy of the Giants Doesn't Get the Credit He Deserves

    It really is hard to gauge Bruce Bochy. If you look at him statistically, he really is nothing special. In his 14.5 seasons as a Major League manager, he has compiled 1,140 wins, 1,193 losses, and a ...

    Kevin O'Brien Written by Kevin O'Brien about 5 years ago 375 reads 6 comments

  12. Why Not Getting Manny Ramirez Saved Brian Sabean's Job as Giants GM

    Since the end of the 2006 season, San Francisco Giants' general manager Brian Sabean has found himself on the hot seat. In that time span, the Giants have not won more than 76 games, and have consistently been a non-factor in the National League West...

    Kevin O'Brien Written by Kevin O'Brien about 5 years ago 275 reads 18 comments

  13. Fred Lewis's Days as a San Francisco Giant Look Numbered

    It's a shame that Fred Lewis's days as a San Francisco Giant seem to be coming to an end soon. With outfielder Nate Schierholtz swinging a hot bat, Lewis is left without a position in a crowded ...

    Kevin O'Brien Written by Kevin O'Brien about 5 years ago 668 reads 9 comments

  14. Are the San Francisco Giants Going to Make a Deal for Freddy Sanchez?

    According to San Francisco Chronicle writer Henry Schulman, the San Francisco Giants have just demoted Matt Downs to Fresno, and have reactivated Rich Aurilia from bereavement leave following the Giants' 9-0 win on Saturday over the Houston Astros...

    Kevin O'Brien Written by Kevin O'Brien about 5 years ago 952 reads 15 comments

  15. Eugenio Velez No Longer the Centerpiece of the San Francisco Giants Future

    There were a lot of high hopes for infielder Eugenio Velez when he first broke on the stage in 2007. In a cup-of-coffee 14 game stint at the end of the 2007 season, Velez hit two triples, scored five runs, and stole four bases...

    Kevin O'Brien Written by Kevin O'Brien about 5 years ago 497 reads 8 comments

  16. The National League West: Victim of American League, East Coast Bias

    The sentiment is so widespread that it almost makes you sick to be a baseball fan on the West Coast. "The NL West is the worst division in baseball...

    Kevin O'Brien Written by Kevin O'Brien about 5 years ago 697 reads 14 comments

  17. The Problem with San Francisco Giants Fans Thinking Young

    Don't get me wrong, I like the direction the Giants are taking. I like the fact that GM Brian Sabean has finally wised up and has stayed away from his usual dumb tactics...

    Kevin O'Brien Written by Kevin O'Brien about 5 years ago 182 reads 23 comments

  18. Juan Uribe Bringing Spark To A Surprising Giants Squad

    The Giants have been quite the surprise this season as they are in the thick of things in the National League. This comes much to the chagrin of baseball experts, who thought it would be another long campaign for the orange and black...

    Kevin O'Brien Written by Kevin O'Brien about 5 years ago 179 reads 2 comments

  19. Is Jermaine Dye the Answer to the Giants' Offensive Woes?

    According to an article this morning in the Chicago Tribune, the San Francisco Giants sent one of their top scouts to Cleveland Monday to follow the White Sox-Indians series this week...

    Kevin O'Brien Written by Kevin O'Brien about 5 years ago 954 reads 32 comments

  20. How a Jonathan Sanchez in the Pen Could Benefit the Giants On and Off the Field

    I’m not giving up on Jonathan Sanchez just yet. His stuff really is undeniable. He can frustrate hitters with his pitches and he has a presence on the mound that at times, looks like the makings of an ace...

    Kevin O'Brien Written by Kevin O'Brien about 5 years ago 264 reads 9 comments

  21. Missing Barry Bonds...(Not a Lot, But a Little)

    It's a different Giants team and a different Giants organization since Barry Bonds has been gone. No longer are the Giants a team full of aging veterans past their prime like Omar Vizquel and Dave Roberts (if Roberts ever had a prime that is...

    Kevin O'Brien Written by Kevin O'Brien about 5 years ago 263 reads 11 comments

  22. Midwest Road Trip Will Be Big Gauge of Giants' Progress

    Tonight's 5-1 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers is only one game. The Giants are still 39-33 and still in good shape as a team overall (even though the Rockies are nipping on the heels of the Giants at a breakneck pace)...

    Kevin O'Brien Written by Kevin O'Brien about 5 years ago 79 reads 0 comments

  23. Giants' Upgrade? Downs-Schierholtz Combo Replaces Lewis and Burriss

    Desperate for something to change their offensive woes this year, Giants manager Bruce Bochy has made two interesting moves in the lineup within the last month...

    Kevin O'Brien Written by Kevin O'Brien about 5 years ago 261 reads 9 comments

  24. What Do the Giants Do with Jonathan Sanchez?

    As the Giants continue to surprise people in the National League early on, and the need for an offensive upgrade becomes more evident with each passing series, a lingering question is on the ...

    Kevin O'Brien Written by Kevin O'Brien about 5 years ago 289 reads 8 comments

  25. As Midseason Approaches, Giants Are One Piece Away From Major Success

    At 39-32 after a 6-3 win over the Oakland A's on June 24, the series finale of the 2009 Bay Bridge Series, the Giants are in decent position to compete for a playoff run. While they are still 7...

    Kevin O'Brien Written by Kevin O'Brien about 5 years ago 232 reads 7 comments