1. SF Giants: 5 Players That Will Determine the Giants' NL West Fate

    Last season, the San Francisco Giants were four games ahead of Arizona on July 29 when they traded for the best bat on the market, Carlos Beltran. What followed was a blurry meltdown...

    Matt  David Written by Matt David about 2 years ago 80 reads 7 comments

  2. San Francisco Giants: How Will the Closer Situation Shake Out?

    Just one year ago, the San Francisco Giants bullpen was one of the best in the biz. Bullpens, however, are a fickle species. Just ask anyone who has tried to chase saves in a fantasy baseball league...

    Matt  David Written by Matt David about 2 years ago 2,851 reads 10 comments

  3. San Francisco Giants: Is It the End of the Line for Aubrey Huff?

    In the afterglow of the 2010 World Series, with throngs waving and fans gearing up for a repeat, the Giants had to decide whether to bring back two heroes from that once-in-a-lifetime playoff run...

    Matt  David Written by Matt David about 2 years ago 4,207 reads 12 comments

  4. San Francisco Giants: All-Star Melky Cabrera Is the First-Half MVP

    Leave it to San Francisco Giants fans to get a little over excited about having a league average offense this season. So excited, in fact, they tried to vote the whole lineup in as All-Stars...

    Matt  David Written by Matt David about 2 years ago 1,680 reads 3 comments

  5. Battle of the Bay: Giants Beating the A's on and off the Field

    The year was 1975. The Athletics were playing their eighth season in Oakland. The previous seven had brought an average of 91 wins, four division titles and three World Series Championships...

    Matt  David Written by Matt David about 2 years ago 2,452 reads 4 comments

  6. San Francisco Giants: Where Does Matt Cain Rank Among MLB's Best?

    The secret among Giants fans is that this question is no more relevant than it was last week. So a perfect game suddenly rockets Matt Cain into the top 10 pitchers in baseball? Six straight seasons of 190 IP didn't do it? How about a 2...

    Matt  David Written by Matt David about over 2 years ago 2,865 reads 6 comments

  7. Mapping out the San Francisco Giants' 1st-Base Plan for the Rest of 2012

    Sometimes you just play with the cards you are dealt. Even if those cards are a pair of threes, a four, a six and a joker, someone forgot to remove from the deck. Such is the Giants ' first-base situation in 2012...

    Matt  David Written by Matt David about over 2 years ago 3,286 reads 3 comments

  8. SF Giants: Could Roger Kieschnick and Nick Noonan Provide Help from Fresno?

    The Giants will spend the next few days drafting guys that I've never heard of. Those guys will flail away in the minor leagues for a few years until they either disappear forever or become the September call-up I've never heard of...

    Matt  David Written by Matt David about over 2 years ago 3,513 reads 2 comments

  9. Gregor Blanco: The Unlikely Spark Plug of the Giants Offense

    What a difference the leadoff hitter makes. Last year's Giants were historically bad at the plate. Their leadoff hitters posted an abysmal .297 OBP...

    Matt  David Written by Matt David about over 2 years ago 1,588 reads 3 comments

  10. San Francisco Giants: Why Melky Cabrera Is the Giants' MVP Thus Far

    Melky Cabera is the best hitter on a team fighting for a playoff spot. Chew on that for a while. Giants fans joke that many key starters in the Giants lineup couldn't hold a roster spot on the Yankees ...

    Matt  David Written by Matt David about over 2 years ago 888 reads 1 comments

  11. San Francisco Giants: Why Brandon Belt Needs to Start

    Due to injuries, setbacks, under-performance, and defensive ineptitude, San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy has been placed in a rather unappetizing position...

    Matt  David Written by Matt David about over 2 years ago 2,221 reads 43 comments

  12. San Francisco Giants: Who's to Blame for the Giants' Offensive Struggles?

    As the San Francisco Giants offense continues to flail away, the questions continue to mount. Have the 2011 Giants, who we spent all winter trying to bury, been resurrected right ...

    Matt  David Written by Matt David about over 2 years ago 906 reads 16 comments

  13. San Francisco Giants: Odds of Key Giants Becoming All-Stars

    Is it ever too early to start talking about the All-Star game? Yeah, probably. The April All-Star team would probably include such non-stars as Gerardo Parra and Jose Altuve. By July, the cream will rise...

    Matt  David Written by Matt David about over 2 years ago 5,499 reads 17 comments

  14. San Francisco Giants: 3 Ripple Effects of the Madison Bumgarner Extension

    In between all of the complaints tossed Brian Sabean's way by Giants fans over the last few years, the Giants' front office continues to demonstrate a certain level of competence, especially when it comes to the pitching staff...

    Matt  David Written by Matt David about over 2 years ago 2,455 reads 0 comments

  15. San Francisco Giants: What Can Bruce Bochy Expect from His Bench?

    The Giants ' World Series hopes do not ride on the success of their bench. Many would argue they don't even ride on the starting lineup...

    Matt  David Written by Matt David about over 2 years ago 2,020 reads 6 comments

  16. San Francisco Giants: 3 Ripple Effects of the Matt Cain Contract

    In 2007, the San Francisco Giants scored the best pitcher on the free-agent market for a gaudy nine-figure sum. That contract prevented the Giants from chasing premier offensive threats during a time of offensive ineptitude in San Francisco...

    Matt  David Written by Matt David about over 2 years ago 3,500 reads 2 comments

  17. San Francisco Giants: 3 Questions Fans Want Answers to in the First Week

    One of the downsides of the 162-game schedule is that it takes at least a month, often more, before our biggest offseason questions are answered...

    Matt  David Written by Matt David about over 2 years ago 2,501 reads 5 comments

  18. Crawford, Theriot and Burris: San Francisco Giants' Middle Infield Conundrum

    You have to go back to 2005 to find the last time that one middle infield tandem played at least 140 games together for the San Francisco Giants ...

    Matt  David Written by Matt David about over 2 years ago 649 reads 6 comments

  19. SF Giants: Lincecum, Bonds, and the Top 10 Things About Being a Giants Fan

    Life has never been better for San Francisco Giants fans. Beautiful stadium. A fresh banner flying over McCovey Cove. Every single game accessible online regardless of where you live...

    Matt  David Written by Matt David about over 2 years ago 4,821 reads 19 comments

  20. San Francisco Giants: 5 Things the Team Hopes to Bring with Them from Scottsdale

    Spring training is always so illusory. It feels like baseball, smells like baseball, and sometimes even looks like baseball. However, it just makes March move that much more slowly...

    Matt  David Written by Matt David about over 2 years ago 639 reads 2 comments

  21. San Francisco Giants: Did the Giants Win the Angel Pagan Trade?

    We have no idea what Angel Pagan is going to do this season. However, whatever he does, he will likely do it better than the Giants did it last year...

    Matt  David Written by Matt David about over 2 years ago 4,648 reads 6 comments

  22. SF Giants: 10 Potentially Available Power Hitters Who Could Help the Giants

    OK, so the Giants did not add any pop to a lineup that was seriously devoid of pop in 2011. Barry Bonds' Splash Hit lead of 32 home runs over the second-place contender is presumably one more year...

    Matt  David Written by Matt David about over 2 years ago 4,509 reads 8 comments

  23. San Francisco Giants: 5 Giants Who Are as Good as New This Spring

    You say the 2011 offseason wasn't productive enough for the San Francisco Giants ? I disagree. Sure, the acquisitions of Angel Pagan, Melky Cabrera and Ryan Theriot aren't exactly boosting jersey sales over at the Dugout Store...

    Matt  David Written by Matt David about over 2 years ago 2,242 reads 7 comments

  24. San Francisco Giants: Ranking Every Giants Team Since AT&T Park Opened

    AT&T Park is the defining crown jewel of the San Francisco Giants franchise. It symbolizes the Giants successful efforts to remain in San Francisco and has become one of the go-to attractions in the city over the last 12 seasons...

    Matt  David Written by Matt David about over 2 years ago 2,033 reads 7 comments

  25. SF Giants: Comparing Madison Bumgarner to MLB's Young Lefty Elite

    The Giants ' Madison Bumgarner rolled into spring training in 2010 as the Giants' highest-profile minor league prospect...

    Matt  David Written by Matt David about over 2 years ago 2,203 reads 14 comments