1. San Francisco Giants Fan's Confession: Why I Hate the Dodgers

    I just had to get something off my chest today. I really hate the Los Angeles Dodgers ! And today on the heels of the San Francisco Giants' 10-0 loss to the boys in blue, I asked myself, "Why?" So here's my answer...

    Bruce Friedman Written by Bruce Friedman about 2 years ago 2,605 reads 64 comments

  2. Tim Lincecum: Will He Be in the San Francisco Giants Playoff Rotation?

    In 2010, nobody had more to do with the San Francisco Giants winning it all than Tim Lincecum . He was brilliant in the postseason with some legendary games...

    Bruce Friedman Written by Bruce Friedman about 2 years ago 1,304 reads 123 comments

  3. Hanley Ramirez: The Dodgers Trade and How It Affects the San Francisco Giants

    According to ESPN's Jerry Crasnick the Los Angeles Dodgers are about to acquire Marlins star infielder Hanley Ramirez in a four-player deal...

    Bruce Friedman Written by Bruce Friedman about 2 years ago 4,980 reads 67 comments

  4. Reggie Jackson: Ex-New York Yankees Slugger Doesn't Belong in the Hall of Fame

    Last month, former New York Yankee slugger Reggie Jackson created quite a stir. He told Phil Taylor of Sports Illustrated that Yankees star Alex Rodriguez and others weren't worthy of being in the Hall of Fame...

    Bruce Friedman Written by Bruce Friedman about 2 years ago 500 reads 27 comments

  5. Brandon Belt: Time for a Change at First Base for the San Francisco Giants

    Like most Giants fans, I really like Brandon Belt. He still could be the team's future at first base, but right now, San Francisco needs to make a change. Belt looks completely lost at the plate and the numbers don't lie...

    Bruce Friedman Written by Bruce Friedman about 2 years ago 2,438 reads 44 comments

  6. San Francisco Giants: Santiago Casilla's Problem Is Fixable, But...

    Last night, the San Francisco Giants won a bizarre game, beating the Atlanta Braves 9-4. What made it bizarre, besides scoring 9 runs for the second straight game, was surviving yet another Santiago Casilla meltdown and still coming out on top...

    Bruce Friedman Written by Bruce Friedman about 2 years ago 1,059 reads 17 comments

  7. San Francisco Giants: Why Tim Lincecum's Next Start Is Make or Break

    Tomorrow night the San Francisco Giants and the other 29 teams in baseball resume the MLB season after the All-Star break. Tuesday's midsummer classic was an amazing high for Giants fans...

    Bruce Friedman Written by Bruce Friedman about 2 years ago 2,285 reads 41 comments

  8. San Francisco Giants: How the 2012 MLB All-Star Game Changes Things

    Yesterday's MLB All Star Game was quite a day if you're a San Francisco Giants fan. First, there were four Giants starting in the game, more then any other team...

    Bruce Friedman Written by Bruce Friedman about 2 years ago 945 reads 13 comments

  9. Bruce Bochy and Tim Lincecum: The San Francisco Giants Manager Doesn't Get It

    San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy announced his post All-Star break pitching rotation yesterday. Bochy had the option of pushing Tim Lincecum back, having him even miss a start to try to get back into the groove...

    Bruce Friedman Written by Bruce Friedman about 2 years ago 2,792 reads 29 comments

  10. MLB All-Star Rosters 2012: Why It's Time to Have a Computer Pick the Players

    No matter who is selected for the MLB All-Star Game , there will always be people complaining that their player should have been taken instead of somebody else. There will always be snubs...

    Bruce Friedman Written by Bruce Friedman about 2 years ago 2,489 reads 14 comments

  11. San Francisco Giants: Is It Time to Replace Santiago Casilla as Closer?

    Closer is one of the most demanding jobs in all of sports. Yes, you only have to get three outs most of the time and often it's uneventful. But it's a job where you are scrutinized every single day...

    Bruce Friedman Written by Bruce Friedman about 2 years ago 1,203 reads 10 comments

  12. San Francisco Giants Are Having Trouble Beating the Top Teams

    At the halfway point in the season, there is one major issue the San Francisco Giants are facing. It's not Tim Lincecum 's struggles. It's not a lack of clutch hitting. It's not a lack of power...

    Bruce Friedman Written by Bruce Friedman about 2 years ago 1,079 reads 2 comments

  13. New York Mets GM Sandy Alderson Shows No Class Ripping Pablo Sandoval

    I knew New York Mets general manager Sandy Alderson about 30 years ago. He was new in baseball, acting as the general counsel for the Oakland Athletics . He was a classy guy. Very nice, very engaging...

    Bruce Friedman Written by Bruce Friedman about 2 years ago 1,581 reads 38 comments

  14. San Francisco Giants: Is Ryan Vogelsong Their New Ace?

    Matt Cain pitched a perfect game. Tim Lincecum is the freak. Madison Bumgarner has been fantastic at times. Even Barry Zito has had his moments. I have a trivia question for you...

    Bruce Friedman Written by Bruce Friedman about 2 years ago 1,054 reads 20 comments

  15. San Francisco Giants: Can They Run Away and Hide in the National League West?

    Yesterday's 3-0 whitewashing of the Los Angeles Dodgers finally put the San Francisco Giants where they feel they belong, in first place in the National League West, now tied with L...

    Bruce Friedman Written by Bruce Friedman about 2 years ago 1,962 reads 58 comments

  16. San Francisco Giants vs. Los Angeles Dodgers: How Big Is This Series?

    Tonight, the San Francisco Giants come home to host their arch rivals, the hated Los Angeles Dodgers , at AT&T Park. How big is this series? Really big. Here's why...

    Bruce Friedman Written by Bruce Friedman about 2 years ago 852 reads 17 comments

  17. Brandon Belt: Patience Pays off for Giants and Their First Baseman

    If you haven't noticed lately there is a new force in the San Francisco Giants lineup. First baseman Brandon Belt has been on a tear in the month of June...

    Bruce Friedman Written by Bruce Friedman about 2 years ago 467 reads 7 comments

  18. Tim Lincecum: Has the San Francisco Giants Ace Finally Turned the Corner?

    I'm sure like all San Francisco Giants fans, watching the first inning of last night's 5-4 win over the Oakland Athletics was both excruciating and exhilarating...

    Bruce Friedman Written by Bruce Friedman about 2 years ago 2,922 reads 33 comments

  19. Barry Zito: His Slump Is a Huge Blow to San Francisco Giants Playoff Chances

    With the San Fransisco Giants already down 0-3 on the season due a sweep at the hands of the Arizona Diamondbacks, Barry Zito looked to get his team back on track in Colorado...

    Bruce Friedman Written by Bruce Friedman about 2 years ago 591 reads 24 comments

  20. Tim Lincecum: Are San Francisco Giants in Denial About Their Ace?

    Today I read this blog post by Giants Chronicle beat writer Henry Schulman saying the San Francisco Giants will not skip Tim Lincecum in his next start, despite the fact that ...

    Bruce Friedman Written by Bruce Friedman about 2 years ago 1,495 reads 32 comments

  21. San Francisco Giants Pablo Sandoval's Weight Is Pulling Down the Giants

    First of all, I will tell you that I'm just as much a Pablo Sandoval fan as anyone. However once again, his weight is becoming an issue for the San Francisco Giants . Tonight's game against the Seattle Mariners was a good example...

    Bruce Friedman Written by Bruce Friedman about 2 years ago 3,969 reads 20 comments

  22. San Francisco Giants Need to Send Tim Lincecum to the Minors, Here's Why

    After watching the San Francisco Giants lose yet another start by their "ace" Tim Lincecum , I came to a startling revelation. One that I would expect the Giants' brass will come to sooner rather than later...

    Bruce Friedman Written by Bruce Friedman about 2 years ago 2,998 reads 104 comments

  23. San Francisco Giants 2012 MVP: Gregor Blanco - Here's Why

    I spent just about all of the Cactus League season watching the San Francisco Giants prepare for the 2012 season...

    Bruce Friedman Written by Bruce Friedman about 2 years ago 1,171 reads 23 comments

  24. Barry Zito: San Francisco Giants' Pitcher May Have Finally Turned the Corner

    Like most San Francisco Giants fans, I cringe when the subject of Barry Zito 's $126 million contract comes up. We've all gone through way too much pain as Zito has struggled through the first five years of the deal (it seems more like 20)...

    Bruce Friedman Written by Bruce Friedman about 2 years ago 1,423 reads 11 comments

  25. Bruce Bochy: How Long Can the San Francisco Giants Wait to Fire Him?

    So the San Francisco Giants won today, beating the Miami Marlins 3-2 to split the four-game series in South Florida. Melky Cabrera continued his torrid hitting, going 4-for-4 and raising his average to ...

    Bruce Friedman Written by Bruce Friedman about 2 years ago 1,550 reads 85 comments