1. 300 and 37: Johnson Wins No. 300, Cain Wins Series for Giants

    Mark the date June 4 2009, it may be the last time you will ever see a pitcher reach 300 career victories. However, I will let my fellow Giants writers delve into the significance of what 300 victories means to Randy Johnson and his historical career...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about over 5 years ago 78 reads 2 comments

  2. San Francisco 49ers: Nothing Wrong with "Moving" South

    Good news for 49ers fans: When it comes to the York family, the most important apple fell far from the tree and landed close to the tree's brother-in-law...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about over 5 years ago 1,318 reads 22 comments

  3. San Francisco Giants: Paging Doctor Offense: Power Needed

    When it comes to building a successful major league baseball team, having players who can drive the ball out of the ballpark is paramount. To most...that would seem obvious, but to Giants general manager Brian Sabean that might not be the case...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about over 5 years ago 249 reads 5 comments

  4. Is Giants Manager Bruce Bochy Doing More Harm Than Good?

    Ever since former Giants manager Dusty Baker made the preemptive move of taking out starter Russ Ortiz in Game Six of the 2002 World Series, Giants' fans have had plenty to complain about when it comes to the manager...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about over 5 years ago 300 reads 2 comments

  5. Patrick Marleau Outplayed by Opposing Captains in Four Straight Series

    Prior to the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs, Patrick Marleau was known as a playoff performer. Coming into this year's postseason, the San Jose faithful expected Marleau to continue his ...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about over 5 years ago 288 reads 10 comments

  6. Why Giants GM Brian Sabean Should Target Houston's Hunter Pence

    After playing sound baseball in a stretch during mid-May that put San Francisco up four games over .500 and three back of the Dodgers, the Giants have since lost nine of their last 14 games...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about over 5 years ago 927 reads 24 comments

  7. San Francisco 49ers: Why Shaun Hill is the Only Choice for Quarterback

    Throughout this current offseason, 49er fans everywhere have been nitpicking at the different issues facing their team...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about over 5 years ago 1,039 reads 18 comments

  8. San Francisco Giants: Sabean Should Consider Matt Cain As "Untouchable"

    Over the last few seasons, the San Francisco Giants' farm system has gone from one of the worst in baseball to one of the best. In fact, numerous baseball sites have the Giants ranked as high as fifth in talent rankings for minor-league prospects...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about over 5 years ago 459 reads 22 comments

  9. San Francisco 49ers: 2009 Success Hinges on Improved Play From Secondary

    Before Niner fans start predicting their team to make the playoffs, they might want to take a moment to question whether or not their team has a pass defense capable of getting them there...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about over 5 years ago 572 reads 18 comments

  10. How the San Jose Sharks Can Solve Their Leadership Issues

    Prior to this past season, San Jose Sharks General Manager Doug Wilson made an off-season trade in which he acquired defensemen Dan Boyle and Brad Lukowich from the Tampa Bay Lightning...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about over 5 years ago 543 reads 8 comments

  11. Madison Bumgarner May Provide Push for Big Club

    After pulling within three games of first-place earlier this past week, the San Francisco Giants have fallen back to six behind the division leading Los Angeles Dodgers...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about over 5 years ago 935 reads 10 comments

  12. San Francisco 49ers: A Coaching Staff That May Finally Stick Around

    In the world of professional sports, you can have a team full of all-star quality players but if the team lacks chemistry on the field/on the ice/or on the court, they will not be crowned champions...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about over 5 years ago 832 reads 5 comments

  13. Giants-Mets: Poor Call Spoils San Francisco's Comeback Attempt

    When a team like the San Francisco Giants face an offensively superior club, they have got to make the key plays at the key times in order to stay in the ball game...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about over 5 years ago 252 reads 3 comments

  14. San Francisco Giants: A MLB Low 102 Runs Scored, Yet Record Over .500

    Despite being over .500 (15-14) coming into today's series finale against the Los Angeles Dodgers, much has been stated about the San Francisco Giants' anemic offense...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about over 5 years ago 426 reads 4 comments

  15. Ten Questions For San Francisco 49ers Quarterback Shaun Hill

    First off, for those of you Bleacher Creatures who closely follow the 49ers community here on B/R, I can speak for all of us writers in saying thank you for the overwhelming amount of reads and comments...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about over 5 years ago 291 reads 8 comments

  16. San Francisco 49ers: Exit Mike Martz, Enter Jimmy Raye and Moran Norris?

    The 49ers are yet again "one and done" with another offensive coordinator. After last year's disappointing 7-9 season, their latest hot-shot offensive coordinator Mike Martz was let go from the team...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about over 5 years ago 819 reads 1 comments

  17. 1998: A Year to Remember For the 49er Faithful

    It would be rather easy for a San Francisco 49er fan to select either 1981, '84, '88, '89, or '94 as their favorite individual season...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about over 5 years ago 268 reads 10 comments

  18. Drafting Michael Crabtree Leaves 49ers' Other Needs Unfulfilled

    Last month, the San Francisco 49ers received what most fans believe to be the steal of the 2009 NFL Draft, selecting Texas Tech wide receiver Michael Crabtree with the 10th overall pick.However, the selection may not pay dividends right away...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about over 5 years ago 2,033 reads 27 comments

  19. San Jose Sharks: Possibly Trading Back For Vesa Toskala?

    Before I begin, let me just state that I wonder if this has ever happened before: a player gets traded from team A to team B, and then less than three seasons later is traded directly from team B to team A...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about over 5 years ago 397 reads 16 comments

  20. San Francisco Giants Win Fourth Series in a Row, Take Two-of-Three from Dodgers

    Surprise surprise, the San Francisco Giants are playing .500 baseball after the first 20 games of the regular season. And who knows, at this rate they might not be done playing when October comes around...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about over 5 years ago 91 reads 2 comments

  21. Why Joe Thornton and Evgeni Nabokov Only Pose as "Leaders"

    After blowing their home-ice advantage by losing the first two games in San Jose, the Sharks have failed miserably to tie up their series with the Ducks by failing to win Game Four in Anaheim...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about over 5 years ago 606 reads 27 comments

  22. San Francisco Giants: 0-5 Start On the Road; Time for Change

    After taking two of the three games in their home opening series against one of the better lineups in all of major league baseball in the Milwaukee Brewers, the San Francisco Giants ...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about over 5 years ago 243 reads 9 comments

  23. Why the San Francisco 49ers Ought to Get Out of the No. 10 Pick

    If the San Francisco 49ers want to get the best value out of the NFL Draft, it will come from not drafting at their current first round position of 10th overall...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about over 5 years ago 1,591 reads 8 comments

  24. NHL Playoffs: Fresh Faces Make for Great Western Conference Matchups

    People thought I was crazy when I picked the Dallas Stars to miss the playoffs, while having both the Chicago Blackhawks and the Columbus Blue Jackets (who haven't ever made the playoffs ...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about over 5 years ago 303 reads 4 comments

  25. Why Game Four Is the Pivotal Game in a Best-of-Seven Series

    With the Stanley Cup Playoffs about to begin, I felt it rather fitting to delve into which game in a best-of-seven series is most often going to hold more weight than any other...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about over 5 years ago 304 reads 8 comments