1. 2012 MLB Trading Deadline: San Francisco Giants Seek Upgrade at First Base

    The San Francisco Giants entered play on Friday night 24th in the league in runs scored, a clear sign that they are in need of an offensive upgrade...

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  2. Brandon Belt vs. Hector Sanchez: Bruce Bochy Is Completely Wrong on This One

    On Tuesday, Andrew Baggarly of CSN Bay Area caused a stir on Twitter when he posted a quote from San Francisco Giants Manager Bruce Bochy stating that Hector Sanchez is a better hitter than Brandon Belt...

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  3. Melky Cabrera and the 10 Best All-Star Performances in S.F. Giants History

    2008 was a rough year to be a Giants fan. All seemed lost. The Giants completed their fourth-straight losing season and their fifth-straight season missing the playoffs...

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  4. Madison Bumgarner vs. Jason Heyward: Did the San Francisco Giants Get It Right?

    The San Francisco Giants travel to Atlanta this week to take on the surging Braves in a rematch of the 2010 National League Division Series...

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  5. Gary Brown: The San Francisco Giants Should Free Their Top Prospect

    If the San Francisco Giants cannot bolster their offense by acquiring a better offensive shortstop or some power in the outfield by the trading deadline, one way to significantly ...

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  6. Alfonso Soriano Can Help the San Francisco Giants

    On May 29, 2010, the San Francisco Giants signed the recently released outfielder Pat Burrell to a minor league contract...

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  7. 2012 MLB All-Star Game: The High-Water Mark of San Francisco Giants Season

    The 2012 All-Star Game turned into a showcase for the San Francisco Giants when its passionate fanbase stuffed ballot boxes to get Pablo Sandoval, Buster Posey and Melky Cabrera into the starting lineup...

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  8. MLB Rumors: San Francisco Giants May Make a Run at Michael Bourn in Free Agency

    The All-Star Break is an excellent time to take a sneak peek ahead to next season. There is a long way to go this season, and the Giants have a lot of work to do in order to overcome ...

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  9. MLB Trade Rumors: Pirates Should Sell the Farm for Justin Upton

    Barry Bonds' throw to the plate in the deciding game of the 1992 National League Championship Series against the Atlanta Braves wasn't in time to nail the slow-footed Sid Bream...

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  10. MLB Trade Rumors: 5 Latest Targets SF Giants Could Acquire at the Deadline

    The San Francisco Giants enter play on Saturday just a half-game behind the first place Los Angeles Dodgers in the National League West...

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  11. Madison Bumgarner: How the Giants' Young Lefty Can Become a Cy Young Candidate

    Madison Bumgarner has had a tremendous start to his young career. He pitched well down the stretch to help the San Francisco Giants win the World Series in 2010—with his ...

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  12. San Francisco Giants: Grading All 25 Players at the Halfway Point

    The San Francisco Giants enter play on Tuesday night with the second best record in the National League—sitting atop the National League West with a record of 45-35, 1.5 games ahead of the rival Los Angeles Dodgers ...

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  13. San Francisco Giants Should Extend All-Stars Buster Posey and Melky Cabrera

    Buster Posey and Melky Cabrera were selected as starters to the National League All-Star team on Sunday with a major assist from the Giants' marketing department and rabid fanbase...

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  14. Boston Red Sox Using a David Ortiz and Scrubs Approach to Contend in 2012

    After the trade of Kevin Youkilis earlier this week to the White Sox , the Boston Red Sox now have almost $90 million of their $175 million payroll on the disabled list—in Pawtucket or in Chicago...

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  15. Tim Lincecum, Matt Cain and Madison Bumgarner Are the New Big Three of This Era

    From 1991-2005, the Atlanta Braves dominated their division and made the postseason every year except for the strike-shortened 1994 season...

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  16. Matt Cain: 10 Ways Perfect Game Changes the Giants Righty's Career

    Matt Cain threw one of the greatest games in the history of baseball just two weeks ago. The Giants have been playing games since that night—moving into a tie for first ...

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  17. Brandon Crawford: How the San Francisco Giants Can Get His Bat Going

    The San Francisco Giants offense lacks a true star on the level of Matt Kemp, Ryan Braun or Joey Votto. They do not have one player with an on-base plus slugging percentage (OPS) over ...

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  18. San Francisco Giants Former Slugger Barry Bonds Belongs in the Hall of Fame

    This morning I read Lowell Cohn's column in the Press Democrat about why he won't vote for Barry Bonds for the Hall of Fame...

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  19. San Francisco Giants Trade Rumors: Scouting Oakland A's Pitcher Brandon McCarthy

    The San Francisco Giants travel across the bay for a rematch with the Oakland Athletics this weekend with major question marks at two rotation spots...

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  20. Brandon Belt: Breaking Down the First Baseman's Improved Hitting Mechanics

    San Francisco Giants first baseman Brandon Belt is on fire right now due to slight mechanical adjustments in his swing...

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  21. Melky Cabrera: Giants Outfielder Is Leading the NL MVP Race

    There are tangible, statistical reasons that Melky Cabrera is the National League's Most Valuable Player so far this season, and there are also less quantifiable justifications for giving him the award...

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  22. San Francisco Giants Using Moneyball Approach to Boost Offense

    The San Francisco Giants are often labeled in the media as an old-school organization that ignores the wave of new statistics that have overtaken baseball since the publication of Michael Lewis' book Moneyball in 2003...

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  23. Matt Cain's Perfect Game Is a Testament to the San Francisco Giants Front Office

    I have written a lot about the failures of Giants General Manager Brian Sabean and his staff over the past few years...

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  24. Matt Cain Throws the Greatest Game in San Franciso Giants History

    Dave Cameron of FanGraphs wrote an excellent article Wednesday night about Matt Cain 's perfect game. Cameron listed Cain's performance as tied for the second greatest in the history of baseball for a nine inning game ...

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  25. San Francisco Giants Trade Rumors: Is Jed Lowrie the Answer?

    Every time a new opponent comes to San Francisco with a decent middle infielder, I feel like a young child begging his parents to keep a new pet...

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