1. 2009 San Francisco Giants: A Tale of Two Teams

    With the San Francisco Giants currently riding what is arguably the biggest high of the season (sharing the Wild Card lead, with a chance to take three of four games from the defending champs), it is time to take a look at how the team really shakes out..

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about 5 years ago 106 reads 4 comments

  2. San Francisco Giants: "Big Z" Filling In Nicely For the "Big Unit"

    When 45-year-old Randy Johnson injured his throwing shoulder on July fifth against the Astros, Giants fans held their breath...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about 5 years ago 282 reads 13 comments

  3. San Jose Sharks: Put Up Or Shut Up Time For Milan Michalek

    With the San Jose Sharks questioning what has happened to their once potent offense, it is time to take a good hard look at left wing Milan Michalek...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about 5 years ago 637 reads 5 comments

  4. Why Brian Sabean's Trades Put Pressure On Phenom Buster Posey

    Within the last four days, the San Francisco Giants have acquired a new first-baseman in Ryan Garko and a new second-baseman in Freddy Sanchez. However, during that span their have been articles written arguing both sides of the new acquisitions...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about 5 years ago 748 reads 28 comments

  5. Why There Shouldn't Be a Quarterback Competition in San Francisco

    With training camp under way, and position battles heating up around the NFL, it should be noted that teams with quarterback controversies never seem to project for a winning season...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about 5 years ago 280 reads 19 comments

  6. SF Giants: Why Andres Torres Makes Aaron Rowand's Contract Look Ugly

    With Aaron Rowand currently limited to pinch-hit duty due to an injury to his throwing arm, it may in fact be time to rejoice for Giants fans...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about 5 years ago 1,329 reads 23 comments

  7. Analyzing the San Francisco Giants' Acquisition of Ryan Garko

    After a dismal 3-7 road trip to begin the second-half of the season, Giants GM Brian Sabean had enough of his team's horrid offense and brought in a new bat...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about 5 years ago 581 reads 4 comments

  8. Why The San Francisco Giants Fan Base Is at Odds With GM Brian Sabean

    Throughout the Brian Sabean era in San Francisco, two successful trades come to mind. The Matt Williams for Jeff Kent deal (I believe there were other players involved but those were the big two) and the Jason Schmidt for Armando Rios trade...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about 5 years ago 583 reads 27 comments

  9. Battle of the Bay "Rivalry": A Product of Two Struggling Franchises

    Every year the San Francisco 49ers and Oakland Raiders meet during the preseason in a game which has become known as "The Battle of the Bay...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about 5 years ago 1,409 reads 26 comments

  10. SF Giants: Neither Matt Downs Nor Merkin Valdez Belong With the Big Club

    After getting back on track with a clutch victory in the series opener with the Colorado Rockies, the San Francisco Giants laid a dud in Game Two, losing by the final of 8-2...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about 5 years ago 429 reads 7 comments

  11. NHL Western Conference Sleeper: The Dallas Stars

    Disclaimer: Brenden Morrow's series winning goal in quadruple OT of game six in the 2007-2008 Western Conference semi-final series made me sick to my stomach...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about 5 years ago 497 reads 19 comments

  12. Montreal Canadiens: Is Carey Price the Real Deal?

    As a fan of a Western Conference team, I don't get to see much of the Montreal Canadiens, but from what I hear, it is unclear whether Carey Price is a legitimate No. 1 goaltender...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about 5 years ago 1,245 reads 26 comments

  13. San Jose Sharks & Montreal Canadiens: Let's Make a Deal

    With the San Jose Sharks right up against the cap and already carrying seven top-six defensemen, the whole world is expecting GM Doug Wilson to trade defenseman Christian Ehrhoff. However, the issue has been who Wilson can get in return...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about 5 years ago 1,699 reads 27 comments

  14. San Francisco Giants & Colorado Rockies: An Epic Showdown Out West

    With the exception of the Colorado Rockies' miracle run to the World Series in 2007, both the Rockies and the San Francisco Giants have been amongst the bottom teams in the National League the last few years...

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

  15. Is Roy Halladay to The Giants That Far-Fetched of an Idea?

    With the San Francisco Giants struggling to score runs, the whole world is suggesting the men in orange and black should trade for a proven hitter. But the word around the block is there isn't much available in terms of difference making bats...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about 5 years ago 423 reads 7 comments

  16. Why the MLB Should Leave Its Instant Replay the Way It Is

    After reading an article that stated that instant replay should be either used in full force or not at all, I felt compelled to respond...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about 5 years ago 223 reads 3 comments

  17. SF Giants: Matt Downs Got an Extended Look, Why Didn't Kevin Frandsen?

    With the San Francisco Giants no longer the Wild Card leaders, the chances that they can recapture their first-half magic and make the playoffs are starting to dwindle...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about 5 years ago 653 reads 9 comments

  18. San Francisco Giants: Another Hideous Lineup By Manager Bruce Bochy

    Let me just begin by stating that you will not see an image from Tuesday's Braves Giants game similar to this here article's photo unless Bengie Molina comes up as a pinch-hitter...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about 5 years ago 305 reads 9 comments

  19. 2009-10 NHL WCF, A Rematch of 2003-04 WCF: Calgary Vs San Jose

    With the rest of the NHL community providing ridiculously early playoff picks (there is not much more to write about during mid July), I figured it wouldn't hurt to join the party...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about 5 years ago 589 reads 14 comments

  20. Can the San Francisco Giants Afford Their Much-Needed Holliday?

    With the San Francisco Giants hanging onto the Wild Card lead by their shoe laces (or more like dental floss), it is important to understand the importance of a what a new bat could do for this lineup...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about 5 years ago 784 reads 62 comments

  21. San Francisco Giants' Offense Squanders Barry Zito's Gem

    The look on Barry Zito's face hasn't changed much in his time in San Francisco. Even though Zito is clearly having his best year of his Giants tenure, the look on his face remains the same...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about 5 years ago 287 reads 8 comments

  22. Can Joe Thornton Return To Form and Become The Albert Pujols Of The NHL?

    If anyone were to compare a NHL player to baseball's No. 1 star, Joe Thornton wouldn't be amongst the group that fans would choose when trying to find Albert Pujols' equal...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about 5 years ago 457 reads 27 comments

  23. San Francisco Giants: Lineup Miscues Nearly Costs Tim Lincecum the Loss

    There is no denying the greatness of the San Francisco Giants pitching staff. Led by their horse and reigning Cy Young Award winner Tim Lincecum, the Giants are stacked with quality arms who are known to pitch their best ball down the stretch...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about 5 years ago 330 reads 16 comments

  24. Are the 2009 San Francisco Giants a Team of Destiny?

    Let me just get something out of the way before I begin. It is true that I wrote an article titled "Why the San Francisco Giants Will Not Make the Playoffs." And in that article I questioned the move to put Jonathan Sanchez back in the starting rotation.

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about 5 years ago 359 reads 7 comments

  25. San Francisco 49ers CBS Position: Thank You, Bleacher Report

    This past May, B/R teamed up with CBS Sports for a contest that would apparently give 32 B/R writers the opportunity to become beat writers for their local NFL team...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about 5 years ago 192 reads 37 comments