1. Women's Tennis: 5 Reasons Maria Sharapova Will Never Win Another Major

    Maria Sharapova, while the most recognizable player on the women's tour, has failed to produce results to justify her enormous hype...

    Barrett Hansen Written by Barrett Hansen about over 3 years ago 2,719 reads 7 comments

  2. San Francisco Giants: 10 Reasons Pablo Sandoval Is the Solution at Catcher

    Buster Posey's injury on May 25th left an enormous hole in the Giants' offense. Since that fateful day, the biggest question surrounding the Giants has been how they hope to score enough runs without arguably their best offensive player...

    Barrett Hansen Written by Barrett Hansen about over 3 years ago 5,734 reads 9 comments

  3. Cal Football: 10 Off-the-Wall Predictions for the Golden Bears in 2011

    Even if the NFL is locked out, college football lives on. The California Golden Bears will enter 2011 under the radar after a disappointing 2010 season in which they went 5-7 and didn't reach a bowl game for the first time since 2002...

    Barrett Hansen Written by Barrett Hansen about over 3 years ago 507 reads 18 comments

  4. San Francisco 49ers: 10 Players Most Looking Forward to Coach Jim Harbaugh

    Under new 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh, some players will get a lot of opportunities to shine in featured roles. Mike Singletary wasn't known for his diverse playbook—he relied a lot on both lines to out-physicalize opponents...

    Barrett Hansen Written by Barrett Hansen about over 3 years ago 2,210 reads 3 comments

  5. 2011 NFL Lockout: How Stoppage Is Hurting San Francisco 49ers Unit by Unit

    The biggest question going into the 2011 season for the San Francisco 49ers is which players will be most impacted by the NFL lockout. The more common questions are whether the team will be affected by the lockout, and if so, how much...

    Barrett Hansen Written by Barrett Hansen about over 3 years ago 1,162 reads 4 comments

  6. San Francisco Giants: Brandon Crawford's Role in 2011

    With one swing of the bat, Brandon Crawford went from being a random call-up from Single-A to the savior that gave the Giants their only win in a week. Crawford turned a 3-1 deficit into a 5-4 victory in a game against Milwaukee last Friday...

    Barrett Hansen Written by Barrett Hansen about over 3 years ago 3,596 reads 3 comments

  7. Buster Posey out for Season: 8 Moves Giants Can Make to Ease Pain

    Even though Buster Posey's year is over, the Giants still have 110 games to go. San Francisco will have to shake up their lineup to maximize the output of the rest of the players ...

    Barrett Hansen Written by Barrett Hansen about over 3 years ago 715 reads 0 comments

  8. MLB Injuries: Buster Posey and the Player Each Team Can't Bear to Lose

    "Shocked" is the best word to describe the state of the San Francisco Giants fan base. The Giants have endured an onslaught of injuries this year, but fate dealt its harshest blow ...

    Barrett Hansen Written by Barrett Hansen about over 3 years ago 352 reads 0 comments

  9. San Francisco Giants: 5 Players the Giants Should Acquire to Increase Depth

    In 2010, the Giants ignored all the pundits screaming for a big bat and made no blockbuster deals at the trade deadline. Instead, they accumulated depth in the form of Pat Burrell, Jose Guillen and Cody Ross over the course of the year...

    Barrett Hansen Written by Barrett Hansen about over 3 years ago 12,534 reads 13 comments

  10. MLB Trade Deadline: 5 Rookies Who Could Land Starting Jobs Following Trades

    When a veteran player is dealt at the deadline, we spend so much time dissecting his every move on his new team that we often forget somebody else is now playing his old position...

    Barrett Hansen Written by Barrett Hansen about over 3 years ago 324 reads 0 comments

  11. San Francisco Giants: 5 High Bust-Potential Prospects SF Should Consider Dealing

    There's no such thing as a sure thing when it comes to prospects. Plenty of players appear destined for stardom, only to wash up somewhere in the minors...

    Barrett Hansen Written by Barrett Hansen about over 3 years ago 6,289 reads 5 comments

  12. MLB Power Rankings: Rating the Deepest Positions in SF Giants' Farm System

    Every team strives to fill its minor league ranks with studs like Brandon Belt or Zach Wheeler. But not every minor-leaguer can be a future rookie of the year candidate. Sometimes, all a team can do is simply accumulate depth across the board...

    Barrett Hansen Written by Barrett Hansen about over 3 years ago 7,284 reads 14 comments

  13. Justin Verlander No-Hitter: Is 2011 the Year of the Pitcher 2.0?

    Down to his team's final out, Rajai Davis stood in against Justin Verlander . Two balls, two strikes and the crowd is at its feet...

    Barrett Hansen Written by Barrett Hansen about over 3 years ago 581 reads 0 comments

  14. San Francisco Giants: 5 Reasons Why Brandon Belt Should Play Third Base

    Four-to-six weeks is a long time for Pablo Sandoval to be on the disabled list. It's an even longer time for Miguel Tejada to be a regular starter. The Giants need offense and defense, and Tejada can provide neither...

    Barrett Hansen Written by Barrett Hansen about over 3 years ago 5,320 reads 20 comments

  15. San Francisco Giants: How Backups Are Changing the Face of the Franchise

    There is no doubting that the Giants of 2011 have a much different feel than the team that made a playoff run last season...

    Barrett Hansen Written by Barrett Hansen about over 3 years ago 960 reads 2 comments

  16. SF Giants Prospect Watch: 7 Players off to Strong Starts in 2011

    For fans in Pittsburgh and Seattle , this is the time of year to start examining the farm system. Though the season is still young, the first month has shown that their current team probably does not have what it takes to compete in September...

    Barrett Hansen Written by Barrett Hansen about over 3 years ago 3,021 reads 5 comments

  17. MLB Trade Speculation: 7 Possible Destinations for Mark DeRosa

    As the Giants outfield continues to get more crowded and Pablo Sandoval continues to hit, there is less and less space on the team for Mark DeRosa ...

    Barrett Hansen Written by Barrett Hansen about over 3 years ago 2,186 reads 9 comments

  18. 7 Reasons Why MLB Playoff Expansion Is a Terrible Idea

    The recent word on the street is that Major League Baseball is strongly considering expanding the playoffs from eight to ten teams starting as soon as 2012...

    Barrett Hansen Written by Barrett Hansen about over 3 years ago 409 reads 14 comments

  19. Kershaw Picking Up Where the Padres Left off

    For the second time in a row, Clayton Kershaw made Giants hitters look like little leaguers. Last night, the southpaw allowed only six hits over 6.2 innings, striking out seven, while not allowing a single run...

    Barrett Hansen Written by Barrett Hansen about over 3 years ago 121 reads 1 comments

  20. San Francisco 49ers 2011: Why They Shouldn't Draft a QB at the End of Round 1

    Last week, in a truly inspiring piece that discussed the careers of quarterbacks drafted in the second or third round between 1994 and 2008, I drew the conclusion that the 49ers ...

    Barrett Hansen Written by Barrett Hansen about over 3 years ago 1,291 reads 5 comments

  21. San Francisco Giants: Why We Shouldn't Expect Regressions in 2011

    All offseason, a profusion of power rankings have dispersed to all corners of the web, making their preseason World Series predictions. The author typically feels the need to mention the Giants but fails to provide much analysis...

    Barrett Hansen Written by Barrett Hansen about over 3 years ago 463 reads 1 comments

  22. San Francisco 49ers 2011: Draft a Quarterback in Round 2 or 3? Not so Fast

    Browsing the web over the past few weeks, I have gathered that most people believe Jim Harbaugh and the 49ers will select a quarterback in the second or third round of this year's draft, unless they decide to trade up from number seven overall...

    Barrett Hansen Written by Barrett Hansen about over 3 years ago 1,331 reads 28 comments

  23. MLB: 10 Under-the-Radar Players Who Will Make an Impact in 2011

    Predicting the final stat lines for Albert Pujols or Roy Halladay is almost boring. Just look at the last 10 years of consistently stellar production and pick some numbers in that statistical range...

    Barrett Hansen Written by Barrett Hansen about over 3 years ago 510 reads 3 comments

  24. San Francisco Giants: Is Cody Ross' Injury a Blessing in Disguise?

    An injury to a starter before the season even starts is never a good sign. However, the 2011 San Francisco Giants are one of the few teams this year that can absorb the blow...

    Barrett Hansen Written by Barrett Hansen about over 3 years ago 2,253 reads 7 comments

  25. San Francisco Giants 2011 Opening Day Roster: The Last Bench Spot

    As Opening Day draws nearer, major league rosters are beginning to take definite shape. Clubs have evaluated the talent within their systems, and have made the easy decisions...

    Barrett Hansen Written by Barrett Hansen about over 3 years ago 1,528 reads 1 comments