1. San Francisco Giants: 10 Changes That Should Be Made Before Spring Training

    San Francisco Giants CEO Larry Baer recently told a local sports talk radio host that Arizona was his presumptive favorite to repeat as NL West champions in 2012...

    Barry Shiller Written by Barry Shiller about almost 3 years ago 7,411 reads 56 comments

  2. SF Giants: 10 Big Bats Worth Pursuing To Beef Up Their Weak Lineup

    The San Francisco Giants ' NL-worst offense needed a total makeover this winter. Adding capable table setters Melky Cabrera and Angel Pagan was a nice tune-up, but not enough to position the 2010 World Series champs for a serious 2012 playoff run..

    Barry Shiller Written by Barry Shiller about almost 3 years ago 5,235 reads 19 comments

  3. SF Giants: 4 Reasons Angel Pagan Is Far from Their Perfect Leadoff Man

    Huzzah! All hail new San Francisco Giants leadoff man, Angel Pagan . A heady move by G.M. Brian Sabean ; a real solution to the Giants' needs at the top of the batting order...

    Barry Shiller Written by Barry Shiller about almost 3 years ago 2,817 reads 29 comments

  4. MLB Winter Meetings: Pagan Deal Offers 4 Clues to Giants' Plans (Updated)

    Day 2 of the major league baseball Winter Meetings: Brian Sabean has struck his first deal. MLBtraderumors .com just reported that Sabean has sent Andres Torres and Ramon Ramirez to the New York Mets for outfielder Angel Pagan...

    Barry Shiller Written by Barry Shiller about almost 3 years ago 4,953 reads 56 comments

  5. MLB Free Agents 2012: 5 Moves SF Giants Still Have Wiggle Room to Make

    Is San Francisco Giants G.M. Brian Sabean manufacturing any gifts—an Albert Pujols, Prince Fielder, possibly Jimmy Rollins—to place in our holiday stockings? If Sabean's ...

    Barry Shiller Written by Barry Shiller about almost 3 years ago 801 reads 2 comments

  6. SF Giants: 4 Things We Can Expect with Larry Baer at the Helm

    What does the ascension of Larry (Laurence M.) Baer to the San Francisco Giants ' corner office mean for the franchise? Its chances to return to the playoffs in 2012? Locking up Matt Cain and Tim Lincecum to long-term deals? Hard to say...

    Barry Shiller Written by Barry Shiller about almost 3 years ago 2,229 reads 13 comments

  7. SF Giants: 7 More Offseason Tricks They Might Have Up Their Sleeves

    Had your fill of Thanksgiving turkey, football and ads for Black Friday? Me too. So how about we do a little speculating about the 2012 San Francisco Giants ? G.M. Brian Sabean must have some additional tricks up his sleeve...

    Barry Shiller Written by Barry Shiller about almost 3 years ago 5,890 reads 57 comments

  8. SF Giants Offseason Moves: Sanchez Traded for Cabrera: 4 Immediate Implications

    In a piece published early Monday, I noted four conventional tendencies San Francisco Giants GM Brian Sabean ought to defy this postseason...

    Barry Shiller Written by Barry Shiller about almost 3 years ago 5,058 reads 21 comments

  9. SF Giants Free Agents: 4 Predictable Moves GM Should Think Twice About

    San Francisco Giants G.M. Brian Sabean is nothing if not consistent. Throughout his 15-year tenure with the Giants, Sabean has filled his rosters with veterans, via trade or free agency...

    Barry Shiller Written by Barry Shiller about almost 3 years ago 1,896 reads 7 comments

  10. MLB Free Agents 2012: Hitters SF Giants Could Sign as Insurance for Buster Posey

    All signs point to a healthy Buster Posey returning to the San Francisco Giants lineup in 2012. However, Giants GM Brian Sabean may need an insurance policy in case his recovery stalls...

    Barry Shiller Written by Barry Shiller about almost 3 years ago 3,148 reads 6 comments

  11. SF Giants: Affeldt, Lopez Returning a Trick or Treat? 4 Implications

    The San Francisco Giants haven't wasted time beginning reconstruction of their 2012 major league roster. Reports Sunday indicated that relief pitchers Javier Lopez and Jeremy Affeldt will return to the Giants in 2012...

    Barry Shiller Written by Barry Shiller about almost 3 years ago 1,913 reads 7 comments

  12. 2011 World Series: 4 Reasons Rangers' Card Isn't (yet) "Legendary"

    Before video of Game 6 of the 2011 Texas Rangers/ St. Louis Cardinals World Series is bronzed, shipped to Cooperstown and declared the Greatest World Series Game Ever, let's remember: ...

    Barry Shiller Written by Barry Shiller about almost 3 years ago 170 reads 0 comments

  13. San Francisco Giants: Projecting Their 2012 Depth Chart

    Barely a year after celebrating the club's first World Series championship in 56 years, San Francisco Giants GM Brian Sabean faces a daunting task: assembling a roster that can contend for another title...

    Barry Shiller Written by Barry Shiller about almost 3 years ago 4,169 reads 58 comments

  14. NFL 2011: 5 Changes Roger Goodell, Owners Should Consider Now

    At times, the NFL seems to succeed in spite of itself. Hideous prime-time games. Rules defying (evident) logic. Dumb broadcast guidelines. Don't get me wrong; we all know the "F" in NFL doesn't stand for "forward-thinking...

    Barry Shiller Written by Barry Shiller about almost 3 years ago 1,251 reads 6 comments

  15. SF Giants: Which of These 9 Prospects Are for Real?

    Can the San Francisco Giants exploit their precious window of opportunity to win another World Series title? Or two? Or three? The core starting rotation is there. A deep, durable bullpen will likely be there...

    Barry Shiller Written by Barry Shiller about almost 3 years ago 4,343 reads 68 comments

  16. San Francisco Giants: 10 Most Disappointing Seasons in Giants History

    While everyone digests the implications of (former) Red Sox GM Theo Epstein bolting to Chicago's North Side, here's a question: Of all the stinging disappointments endured by Giant ...

    Barry Shiller Written by Barry Shiller about almost 3 years ago 1,779 reads 17 comments

  17. 2011 MLB Postseason: 10 Division Series Goats (and One Heroic Squirrel)

    Q.: How do you catch a flying squirrel? A.: Climb a tree and act like a wing nut. (courtesy of an online source named Cap'n Tim, all rights reserved) Actually, if you're the Miller ...

    Barry Shiller Written by Barry Shiller about almost 3 years ago 344 reads 0 comments

  18. San Francisco 49ers: Back to the Future? 3 Things to Watch (Plus a 4th)

    For San Francisco 49er fans with especially long memories the last three weeks have shaken loose some thick cobwebs. Successive fourth-quarter comebacks on the road. An all-phases blowout of a decent opponent at home...

    Barry Shiller Written by Barry Shiller about almost 3 years ago 1,195 reads 10 comments

  19. SF Giants: 6 Insurance Policies for Buster Posey and Freddy Sanchez in 2012

    The lack of a legitimate roster alternative to Buster Posey after his late-May injury haunted the Giants for the rest of 2011...

    Barry Shiller Written by Barry Shiller about almost 3 years ago 4,846 reads 21 comments

  20. SF Giants: 4 Implications of Bochy-to-Red Sox Speculation

    Buster Olney of espn.com tweeted early Saturday that Giants manager Bruce Bochy could be on Boston Red Sox G.M. Theo Epstein's list of targets to replace recently-departed Terry Francona...

    Barry Shiller Written by Barry Shiller about 3 years ago 5,039 reads 33 comments

  21. San Francisco Giants: Sabean, Bochy 2011 Postmortem: 5 Big Takeaways (Updated)

    The Giants staged their annual end-of-season postmortem for the media Thursday. In about 40 minutes, G.M. Brian Sabean and manager Bruce Bochy revealed...well, not much, really...

    Barry Shiller Written by Barry Shiller about 3 years ago 1,339 reads 30 comments

  22. 2011 MLB Postseason: 6 People San Francisco Giants Fans Can Root for

    Without the San Francisco Giants to root for in the 2011 MLB playoffs, where do you channel your rooting interests? The NFL, fantasy leagues and college football will help. But some of us will get sucked into the postseason's vortex...

    Barry Shiller Written by Barry Shiller about 3 years ago 1,917 reads 13 comments

  23. SF Giants: Bruce Bochy's Obsession with Experience over Results Doomed Giants

    I knew it, hours in advance. So did you. With his club's playoff hopes barely flickering, Giants manager Bruce Bochy plugged Aubrey Huff into Thursday's lineup against tough Dodgers right-hander Hiroki Kuroda...

    Barry Shiller Written by Barry Shiller about 3 years ago 752 reads 30 comments

  24. SF Giants: 5 Under-the-Radar Explanations for Giants' Fall (Updated)

    With its youthful, brilliant pitching staff under contractual control, most analysts rubber-stamped the San Francisco Giants as a legitimate threat to defend their 2010 World Series title...

    Barry Shiller Written by Barry Shiller about 3 years ago 1,321 reads 11 comments

  25. SF Giants: Rating the Chances of 6 Giants Auditioning Now for 2012 Roster Spots

    For casual Giants fans, September baseball can be enthralling (2010), intriguing (2009) or forgettable (2005-08)...

    Barry Shiller Written by Barry Shiller about 3 years ago 6,307 reads 38 comments