1. San Francisco Giants: Stock Up, Stock Down for Top 10 Prospects for Week 6

    Welcome to another installment of our weekly look at the San Francisco Giants ' top prospects. Before delving into the stock watch for this week, it's instructive to talk about what goes into this list of top prospects...

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  2. Breaking Down San Francisco Giants Ace Matt Cain's Gem Against the Dodgers

    Matt Cain had perhaps his best start of the year for the San Francisco Giants on Sunday Night Baseball against the Los Angeles Dodgers . He went 7.1 innings and allowed only one run to lower his ERA from 6...

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  3. San Francisco Giants: Stock Up, Stock Down for Top 10 Prospects for Week 5

    The defending champion San Francisco Giants enter play on Sunday night in first place in the National League West with an 18-12 record. Their minor league affiliates are playing well, too...

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  4. Brandon McCarthy: Breaking Down His Early Struggles for the Arizona Diamondbacks

    Brandon McCarthy is off to a slow start in his initial season with the Arizona Diamondbacks . He's allowed 53 hits, 29 runs and five home runs while putting up a 7.22 ERA in 33...

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  5. Madison Bumgarner Is the San Francisco Giants' Newest Ace and Cy Young Contender

    The San Francisco Giants closed April with their 15th win on Tuesday night behind their newest ace and Cy Young contender, 23-year-old Madison Bumgarner ...

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  6. San Francisco Giants: Stock Up, Stock Down for Top 10 Prospects for Week 4

    The biggest change in this week's look at the San Francisco Giants ' top 10 prospects is the sudden rise of Joe Panik. Panik got off to a slow start to the season at Double-A Richmond...

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  7. San Francisco Giants: Does It Matter Who Catches Tim Lincecum?

    Tim Lincecum has looked like a different pitcher over his last two starts with Buster Posey behind the plate in place of Hector Sanchez. Over his first three starts with Sanchez catching, Lincecum struggled...

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  8. Breaking Down the San Francisco Giants Lightning Rod First Baseman Brandon Belt

    When it was all said and done last year, San Francisco Giants first baseman Brandon Belt had a pretty solid season. He hit .275/.360/.421 over 472 plate appearances...

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  9. San Francisco Giants: Stock Up, Stock Down for Top 10 Prospects for Week 3

    After getting swept in Milwaukee during the week, the San Francisco Giants came home and returned the favor with a sweep of the Padres this weekend. Three weeks in to the season, the Giants are 12-7 and just 1...

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  10. San Francisco Giants: Breaking Down the Early Struggles of the Starting Rotation

    The San Francisco Giants ' starting rotation—which has been the foundation of the team's run toward two World Series titles in the last three years—is struggling to open 2013...

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  11. San Francisco Giants Shortstop Brandon Crawford's Hot Start Is Sustainable

    After hitting only four home runs all of last year, San Francisco Giants ' shortstop Brandon Crawford blasted his third home run of the young season on Thursday. He is now hitting a robust ...

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  12. San Francisco Giants: Stock Up, Stock Down for Top 10 Prospects for Week 2

    In just the second week of the season, we've already got some movers and shakers on the San Francisco Giants ' top-10 prospect list...

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  13. Tim Lincecum Should Be Moved to the Bullpen by the San Francisco Giants

    The San Francisco Giants are almost certainly not going to move their highest paid player to the bullpen after only three poor starts. The problem with that logic is Lincecum hasn't just been bad for three starts this year...

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  14. San Francisco Giants' Investment in the Bullpen Paying off Early in 2013

    In the top of the sixth inning Monday night, the Colorado Rockies knocked out San Francisco Giants ' starter Madison Bumgarner . They coaxed five walks out of him on the night and cut the Giants' 3-0 lead to 3-2 against him...

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  15. San Francisco Giants: Stock Up, Stock Down for Top 10 Prospects for Week 1

    The San Francisco Giants have used the farm system to bolster the big league squad in each of the last three seasons, which is why it's important to keep a close eye on the team's minor league affiliates...

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  16. San Francisco Giants: Breaking Down What Tim Lincecum's 1st Start Means

    Even though Tim Lincecum was the winning pitcher in the San Francisco Giants ' 5-3 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday night, he wasn't particularly sharp...

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  17. San Francisco Giants vs. L.A. Dodgers: MLB Opening Day Live Score, Analysis

    Welcome to the Opening Day showdown between the two projected favorites in the National League West: the San Francisco Giants and the Los Angeles Dodgers . The game begins at 4 p...

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  18. Post-Spring Training Scouting Report for Each Top San Francisco Giants Prospect

    Before delving into the post-spring training scouting report on each of the San Francisco Giants ' top 10 prospects, it's instructive to break down what constitutes a top prospect...

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  19. San Francisco Giants Set Opening Day Roster, Payroll Approaches $150 Million

    The San Francisco Giants made their final roster moves on Saturday in preparation for Monday's Opening Day battle with the Los Angeles Dodgers ...

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  20. Tim Lincecum: Scouting the San Francisco Giants Starter's Final Spring Start

    Tim Lincecum looked like the ace of old through the first 3.1 innings of his final spring training start on Thursday night. He was filling up the strike zone with all of his pitches...

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  21. Predicting All San Francisco Giants' Team Awards for 2013

    Predicting the San Francisco Giants ' team awards for 2013 has to start with the reigning National League Most Valuable Player and batting champion, Buster Posey...

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  22. Tim Lincecum's Spring Struggles Continue, but Don't Expect Giants to Sign Lohse

    San Francisco Giants ' former ace Tim Lincecum continued his difficult spring training on Saturday when he was knocked out in the fourth inning after retiring only half of the 18 batters he faced...

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  23. 2013 MLB Draft: Scouting Top Overall Prospect Mark Appel

    On Friday night, Stanford ace Mark Appel beat Utah in front of a contingent of eagle-eyed scouts who were closely watching Appel in preparation for the 2013 MLB draft. Appel was also one of the top prospects in last year's draft...

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  24. Breaking Down the Battle for the San Francisco Giants Final Roster Spots

    With fewer than 10 days left until Opening Day, the defending champion San Francisco Giants are in the process of making their final roster decisions...

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  25. Breaking Down the San Francisco Giants' Blueprint for Winning the Division

    If the San Francisco Giants are going to win their third World Series title in the last four years this season, they'll want to win the National League West first to avoid the randomness of the one-game Wild Card playoff...

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