1. San Francisco Giants Re-Sign Andres Torres, Bet on Speed, Defense and Chemistry

    San Francisco Giants general manager Brian Sabean has spent most of the offseason keeping the title team from last season together. On Thursday, he made a move to surround that championship core with a blast from the past...

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  2. San Francisco Giants Farm System Has Been Reloaded with Pitching Prospects

    Marc Hulet did a nice job of ranking the San Francisco Giants farm system over at FanGraphs on Tuesday. What stood out about his rankings is easy to see: of the Giants' top seven prospects, six of them are pitchers...

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  3. San Francisco 49ers vs. New England Patriots: The Blueprint 49ers Must Follow

    The San Francisco 49ers travel east Sunday night to face the New England Patriots in a potential Super Bowl preview...

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  4. New England Patriots Prove They Are Team to Beat in AFC with Thumping of Texans

    ESPN analyst Eric Mangini, the former disciple of Patriots head coach Bill Belichick who is now persona non grata in New England for his role in exposing the Patriots illegal video ...

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  5. Why San Francisco Giants' AT&T Park Is Major League Baseball's Best Stadium

    After the 1992 season, it looked like the San Francisco Giants were headed to Tampa Bay, leaving the Oakland A's as the lone team in the Bay Area...

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  6. San Francisco Giants: How Well Did GM Brian Sabean Do at the Winter Meetings?

    The San Francisco Giants entered the offseason with the stated goal of keeping their championship team intact by re-signing free agents Jeremy Affeldt , Angel Pagan and Marco Scutaro ...

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  7. Tampa Bay Rays Acquire Undervalued Assets in James Loney and Yunel Escobar

    When the Tampa Rays signed James Loney to a one-year, $2 million deal on Monday, it didn't take long for the derision to begin on Twitter: "Loney? It's like the #Rays randomly ...

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  8. San Francisco Giants Keep Title Team Together by Re-Signing Marco Scutaro

    The San Francisco Giants ' goal this offseason was to keep their championship team intact by re-signing free agents Jeremy Affeldt , Angel Pagan and Marco Scutaro ...

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  9. Angel Pagan: San Francisco Giants Do Well to Retain Their Star Center Fielder

    The San Francisco Giants agreed to a four-year, $40 million contract with free agent outfielder Angel Pagan on Monday according to Tim Brown of Yahoo! Sports. While $40 million sounds like a lot of money, this is a good deal for the Giants...

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  10. Michael Bourn, Angel Pagan or Shane Victorino: Who Is Best Option for SF Giants?

    The San Francisco Giants have narrowed their focus in center field to free agents Angel Pagan, Michael Bourn and Shane Victorino, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports ...

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  11. San Francisco Giants' High-Contact Approach Fueled World Series Run in 2012

    The obvious reason that the San Francisco Giants were a surprisingly good offensive team in 2012 despite playing in an extreme pitcher's park was that they had several good hitters...

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  12. San Francisco Giants Should Move on from Brian Wilson

    The Giants have until Friday to tender contracts to their arbitration-eligible players, a list that includes injured closer Brian Wilson . Wilson underwent a second Tommy John surgery on his right elbow after making only two appearances last season...

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  13. San Francisco Giants: 5 Ideal Trade Targets for This Offseason

    Trades and bargain free agents built around a homegrown core have been the main tools in propelling the San Francisco Giants to two World Series titles in the last three seasons...

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  14. Resilient New England Patriots Can Survive the Loss of Rob Gronkowski

    The New England Patriots have been very good at overcoming injuries under the tutelage of head coach Bill Belichick ...

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  15. San Francisco Giants 2012 Offseason in Review

    The San Francisco Giants offseason has been relatively quiet thus far, with the team re-signing Jeremy Affeldt and losing Melky Cabrera via free agency to the Toronto Blue Jays ...

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  16. San Francisco Giants: 12 Dream Free-Agent Pickups for This Offseason

    The San Francisco Giants' offseason plan thus far has been to keep their championship team intact. General manager Brian Sabean has re-signed Jeremy Affeldt, let formerly suspended ...

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  17. Melky Cabrera Saga with San Francisco Giants Comes to an Unfortunate End

    Enrique Rojas of ESPN Deportes has reported that Melky Cabrera and the Toronto Blue Jays have reached an agreement on a two-year, $16 million contract , officially ending the outfielder's brief tenure with the San Francisco Giants ...

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  18. New England Patriots Lack of Consistent Pass Rush Is a Glaring Weakness

    Former New England Patriots head coach Bill Parcells, the longtime former boss of current head coach Bill Belichick , delivered some telling comments about the current Patriots roster on Monday...

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  19. San Francisco Giants Overpay to Retain Jeremy Affeldt

    The San Francisco Giants announced on Wednesday that they have re-signed left-handed set-up man Jeremy Affeldt to a three-year contract through 2015...

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  20. Aqib Talib: Can the Newest New England Patriot Save the Defense?

    For the third straight season, the New England Patriots defense cannot consistently stop their opponents' passing attack...

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  21. San Francisco Giants: Who Is on Giants' Free Agent Wish List?

    The San Francisco Giants' plan for free agency this winter appears to be similar to the plan they employed after winning the World Series two years ago: bring back as much of the band from the championship team as possible...

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  22. San Francisco Giants: Breaking Down Their Free-Agent Second Base Options

    The San Francisco Giants went through the first half of last season with a platoon at second base that consisted of the light-hitting Ryan Theriot and the non-hitting Emmanuel Burriss ...

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  23. SF Giants GM Brian Sabean Gets It Right with Decision to Keep Hunter Pence

    According to San Francisco Giants general manager Brian Sabean (via Jerry Crasnick of ESPN ), Hunter Pence will be offered a contract before the November 30 deadline to tender contracts to arbitration-eligible players...

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  24. Breaking Down the 5 Burning Questions of the 2013 MLB Offseason

    Breaking down the five most important questions of the 2013 MLB offseason is a subjective task. Depending on your perspective, there are tons of burning questions to look forward to getting answered...

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  25. San Francisco Giants: Breaking Down Their Free Agent Center Field Options

    The one area where this year's free agent class is fairly deep is in the outfield. The rest of the crop of free agents is rather weak, particularly in the infield...

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