1. 10 Ways to Get Tim Lincecum 'Back' in Season's Second Half

    The euphoria of a dominant Giants performance in the All-Star game has settled, and it's time to get back to baseball...

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  2. What to Expect from San Francisco Giants in the All-Star Game

    Despite extremely poor showings from the San Francisco Giants in Washington, D.C. and Pittsburgh this past week, the votes have been counted and four members of the team are now headed to Kansas City...

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  3. 5 Reasons Brandon Belt Has a Higher Ceiling Than Pablo Sandoval

    With the internet abuzz with news that Pablo Sandoval has usurped Mets' third baseman David Wright as an All-Star game starter, few, if any, have noticed the man who came in second for NL first basemen...

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  4. San Francisco Giants: 5 Candidates to Be Their 'Melky Cabrera' in Second Half

    Remember Jonathan Sanchez? He was this pitcher the San Francisco Giants had for a while. This one time he pitched a no-hitter , but a whole bunch of other times he didn't...

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  5. Tim Lincecum: Why It's Too Risky for S.F. Giants to Give Him a Long-Term Deal

    The numbers speak for themselves. The Freak from San Francisco is 2-8 in 14 games started in 2012. In those 14 starts, Lincecum has allowed 53 earned runs, 13 shy of the number he allowed all of last season...

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  6. San Francisco Giants: Recognizing the Unsung Heroes in Matt Cain's Perfect Game

    When a pitcher throws a perfect game, it's not hard to decide who should get the game ball. What Matt Cain did last night was historic: 14 strikeouts (tying Sandy Koufax for ...

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  7. San Francisco Giants: Why It Would Be a Mistake to Trade Barry Zito This Season

    Last Sunday, the unthinkable happened. Seated at AT&T Park, I watched as Tim Lincecum turned-in his latest disaster on the mound. More worrisome than the hits were how erratically he allowed them...

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  8. 10 Steps to Tim Lincecum Quickly Shifting from Awful to Good

    There's a pitcher in trouble in San Francisco, and his name isn't Barry Zito. No, Zito is pitching great, with a 5-2 record to back his .298 ERA. In fact, everyone in the rotation has delivered, with one exception: Tim Lincecum ...

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  9. 5 Explanations for Matt Cain's Elevated Strikeout Totals in 2012

    In the wake of Tim Lincecum's problems on the mound, the focus has shifted away from some of the more positive storylines surrounding San Francisco's pitching. Among them are the elevated strikeout totals being racked up by Matt Cain ...

    Zack Ruskin Written by Zack Ruskin about over 2 years ago 2,167 reads 8 comments

  10. San Francisco Giants: Ranking the 10 Greatest Hitters of the SF Era

    What makes a hitter legendary? There's the long ball, clutch timing, consistency and of course, the intangible element of fear your bat instills in every pitcher you face...

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  11. San Francisco Giants: Ranking the Injured Players They Need Most

    Lately, the San Francisco Giants bench has looked more like a hospital waiting room. Injuries are a part of the game. Most teams have one or two players on the disabled list at any given time...

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  12. San Francisco Giants: Do They Need More Infield Help or Bullpen Depth?

    Imagine a baseball team as a chess set. Every piece is important; they are all necessary to ensure the defeat of an opponent. The valuable tokens, kings and queens, are vulnerable without smart play from the pawns (rooks and bishops)...

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  13. Tim Lincecum Rumors: If Problems Persist, Could Giants Let Him Walk?

    A few days ago, during a San Francisco Giants post-game wrap, a radio personality solicited callers to name the team's best pitcher. The first caller said Madison Bumgarner, which made perfect sense given that it was Bumgarner who had pitched 7...

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  14. San Francisco Giants: Should They Choose Pill, Belt or Extend Huff in 2013?

    For a guy who hasn't wanted anything but a chance to play major league baseball, there sure is a lot of controversy surrounding Brandon Belt. The media treats him gingerly, like a sore ankle you're afraid to apply too much pressure to...

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  15. San Francisco Giants Extend Madison Bumgarner Through 2017

    22-year-old lefty Madison Bumgarner has agreed to a five-year extension that will keep him in the San Francisco Giants black and orange through 2017, according to MLB.com ...

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  16. 6 Best Ways for San Francisco Giants Fans to Mock the Phillies at AT&T Park

    Few things electrify a stadium more than the presence of a rival ballclub. The stakes for success are higher, the media takes an extra bit of notice and out-of-town fans find their way into the seats...

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  17. San Francisco Giants: 10 Biggest Differences from Last Season

    By and large, the San Francisco Giants started 2012 with few changes from the season before. Sure, there were new players and healed players and the team made a few trades...

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  18. San Francisco Giants: 10 Burning Questions Heading into Opening Day

    Opening Day is in less than a week. The hot dogs have been ordered, Lou Seal's costume dry cleaned. The Coke bottle slide is waxed and McCovey Cove is hungry for kayaks and crazy people...

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  19. San Francisco Giants: Worst Double Play Combos in Franchise History

    The San Francisco Giants have many strengths. Their pitching is phenomenal—from ace Tim Lincecum to closer Brian Wilson. Third baseman Pablo Sandoval was an All-Star last year and is primed for a breakout season...

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  20. San Francisco Giants: 6 Homemade Designs That Should Be Sold in the Dugout Store

    San Francisco is home to many things. There's the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz Island, and a whole ton of homemade t-shirt makers looking for a quick buck. You'll have no trouble spotting them outside of AT&T Park...

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  21. SF Giants: 10 Shocking Occurrences to Complicate Bruce Bochy's Roster Decisions

    The offseason ahead of spring training each year is a crystal ball of hopes, educated guesses and serious concerns...

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  22. Monta Ellis for Andrew Bogut in 5-Player Deadline Swap

    Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports reported an hour ago that a trade had been made in principal to send star guard Monta Ellis to the Milwaukee Bucks in return for center Andrew Bogut...

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  23. San Francisco Giants: The Biggest Question Facing Each Giants Pitcher in 2012

    San Francisco Giants fans harbor no illusions as to how their team's success is determined. It's all in the pitching...

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  24. San Francisco Giants: 20 Biggest Barriers Standing in the Way of NL West Title

    If 2010 was the year of unexpected success, and 2011 the year of inevitable letdown, what is in store for the San Francisco Giants in 2012? On the positive front, they welcome outfielders ...

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  25. Ryan Vogelsong: 10 Reasons His Coach May Turn Back into a Pumpkin in 2012

    There weren't many feel-good stories in sports last year that topped the rise of Ryan Vogelsong. The 33-year-old journeyman had a tumultuous career before his breakout 2011 season...

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