1. Buster Posey Is a Catcher and Should Stay a Catcher

    Spring training is under way so let the over-analysis begin. For the San Francisco Giants , that analysis will center on Buster Posey 's return to the team...

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  2. San Francisco Giants Positional Breakdown: Offseason Recap

    The end of the football season signals a great change. The weather begins to warm up. Hockey enters into what seems like the eighth month of its season. But most importantly, it marks the upcoming start of spring training...

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  3. Tim Lincecum: Could the Giants Ace Be Unhappy with His New Deal?

    Could Tim Lincecum be unhappy with his new deal? That is admittedly an odd statement to attach to an athlete who is about to make an average of $20 million over the next two years...

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  4. San Francisco Giants and the Politics of the Clubhouse

    In the 1992 film Mr. Baseball , Tom Selleck plays aging first baseman Jack Elliot. He is a smug veteran firmly entrenched in baseball dogma. He'll light your shoes on fire. He'll disagree with the manager...

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  5. San Francisco Giants: Excuses We're Already Hearing About This Season

    There are few things as exciting and hopeful as spring training. Each team has a chance to enter camp with a clean slate. A sense of possibility and chance takes over a fanbase " This is the year we finish ...

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  6. Tim Lincecum vs. Matt Cain: Take Your Pick

    LinceCain . TiMat . CainiCum . FreakyCainer . Tim Lincecum and Matt Cain have become the Bay Area celebrity power couple. The pitching dynamic duo, earning All-Star game berths, winning Cy Youngs and bringing home a World Series trophy...

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  7. San Francisco Giants: Possible Extension Candidates

    Somewhere in the catacombs beneath AT&T Park, Brain Sabean is hard at work. Pulling names out of a hat, shaking magic eight balls, placing manila envelops to his head like Carnac ...

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  8. San Francisco Giants and Tim Lincecum Agree to 2-Year, $40.5 Million Dollar Deal

    The San Francisco Giants and Tim Lincecum agreed to a deal worth 40.5 million dollars over two years today. The deal breaks down for 18 million in 2012 and 22 million in 2013...

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  9. Pitching Records Tim Lincecum Could Break

    With Cy Young awards in his first full two seasons in the majors, Tim Lincecum is already well on his way to the record books...

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  10. Tim Lincecum Is Not Going to Be Traded by the San Francisco Giants

    Tim Lincecum is not going to be traded, ever. The above statement couldn't be any clearer. Yet it seems with each passing week the talk and tweets about why Lincecum should be traded, before he is allowed to leave in free agency, grow...

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  11. Brian Wilson: 5 Reasons There's a Ton of Pressure on SF Giants Closer in 2012

    One hundred and seventy saves since 2006. Three-time N.L. All-Star. One World Series title. An iconic following. Marketing gold. A litany of quotes. Brian Wilson has lived and thrived in the pressure cooker that is the closer's role...

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  12. Craziest San Francisco Giants Rumors of the Offseason

    Like a high school locker room on prom weekend, the baseball rumor mill has a unique way of churning out gossip and down right false information...

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  13. Baseball Hall of Fame Voting and Why It Needs to Be Trashed

    Barry Larkin was elected to the the Baseball Hall of Fame today. No doubt a great and deserved honor for Larkin . The trouble with Larkin 's election has nothing to do with him as a player, or even him as a person...

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  14. San Francisco Giants: Early Cy Young Odds

    2012 is likely to be an expensive year for the Giants when it comes to their vaunted pitching staff. Matt Cain and Tim Lincecum are likely to receive extensions pushing the $15-$20 million per year mark...

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  15. San Francisco Giants: The Perils of "your" Franchise

    The commercials run non-stop during the season. Buses are plastered with ads. Promotional emails are sent to season-ticket holders. And the phrase is repeated each time...

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  16. 5 Prospects the San Francisco Giants Regret Trading

    Turn on the radio sometime during the 1950s and you were likely to hear a story about Willie Mays or a recap of Ted Williams' latest on-field exploits...

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  17. 5 San Francisco Giants Who Could Play Their Way onto the Trade Block

    With a mounting payroll and a fanbase forever clamoring for another youth influx Brian Sabean could have some trades to make come midseason. The Giants were racked with injuries last year...

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  18. San Francisco 49ers and the Return of Monday Night Football

    Monday Night Football once meant something. The best teams played each other in the most competitive and anticipated game of the week. The Monday workday wasn't nearly as soul-crushing when you knew that, come 6 p...

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  19. 10 Signs the San Francisco Giants Are Getting Complacent

    The San Francisco Giants ' payroll last year was $118 million dollars, putting them at eighth in the league. That figure will rise to roughly $130 million in 2012, keeping them in the same ranking amongst the league's top spenders...

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  20. San Francisco Giants Positional Breakdown: Catcher

    "I saw Hamilton’s first pitch coming in and knew it was head high. But Tony didn’t start to react until the last fraction of a second. Instinctively he threw up his hands to protect his head, but not nearly in time...

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  21. Albert Pujols Inks 10-Year, $254 Million Deal with Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

    "You can't go back home to your family, back home to your childhood ... back home to a young man's dreams of glory and of fame..."—Thomas Wolfe Or "Who says you can't go home? There's only one place that call me one of their own...

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  22. San Francisco Giants: 5 Players Poised for Career Years

    "A World Series ring your first year. It's all down hill from here," -Aubrey Huff to Buster Posey after receiving their 2010 World Series rings . There will be no Train concert to start this season...

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  23. San Francisco Giants Trade for New York Mets Angel Pagan

    The Giants traded two of their World Series cornerstones tonight. Andres Torres and Ramon Ramirez were traded for the New York Mets ' Angel Pagan ...

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  24. San Francisco Giants Positional Breakdown: Center Field

    "I said I wanted to change the culture of the clubhouse and get back to the warrior mentality and play the game hard for nine innings," Bochy said. " Aaron's the type of player who can do that...

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  25. Jose Reyes to the Miami Marlins: What Is the Potential Impact of the Signing?

    As reported by Jon Heyman earlier today, the Miami Marlins have upped their offer to six years, $111 million for Jose Reyes ...

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