1. Tim Lincecum: Why the San Francisco Giants' Former Ace Isn't Going Anywhere

    Last week, Nick Cafardo of The Boston Globe reported that the San Francisco Giants will make Tim Lincecum available in a trade this winter (h/t Wendy Thurm of FanGraphs )...

    Mark Reynolds Written by Mark Reynolds about almost 2 years ago 11,940 reads 108 comments

  2. San Francisco Giants Should Have Made Qualifying Offer to Angel Pagan

    According to Andrew Baggarly of CSN Bay Area, the San Francisco Giants will not make a qualifying offer to free agents Angel Pagan , Melky Cabrera or Jeremy Affeldt ...

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  3. San Francisco Giants Dynasty: The Role of Moneyball for the World Series Champs

    Yesterday in the San Francisco Chronicle, columnist Bruce Jenkins argued that the San Francisco Giants have won two World Series titles in three seasons by relying on their scouts, not statistics and other Moneyball concepts...

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  4. 2012 World Series: 10 Transactions That Built the San Francisco Giants Dynasty

    The San Francisco Giants have won the World Series twice in the last three seasons. During that span, they've won six consecutive postseason series, making them only the third team to accomplish that feat in the division-play era...

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  5. 2012 World Series: Ranking the Giants' 5 Biggest Heroes of the Series

    The San Francisco Giants are World Series Champions for the second time in three seasons—not bad for a franchise that hadn't won a World Series since it moved west in 1958...

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  6. How Tim Lincecum is Actually an Even Bigger Weapon Out of the Bullpen

    Tim Lincecum has been a revelation out of the bullpen to San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy this postseason. In Game 1 of the World Series, that trend continued...

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  7. Chris Young Not a Good Fit for Full Oakland A's Outfield

    On Saturday, Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane began the offseason in earnest by flipping middle infielder Cliff Pennington and a prospect to the Arizona Diamondbacks for outfielder Chris Young...

    Mark Reynolds Written by Mark Reynolds about almost 2 years ago 2,464 reads 15 comments

  8. San Francisco Giants: 5 Players Who Should Be Replaced This Offseason

    The offseason will soon be upon us, and that means changes are in store for the San Francisco Giants as they face the hard facts of autumn , regardless of how they do in the World Series...

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  9. Will Giants' Marco Scutaro Earn Gutsy NLCS MVP Award with Big Game 7?

    Marco Scutaro appeared to be knocked out of the series in Game 2 when the diminutive second baseman was barreled over by Matt Holliday while he was attempting to turn a double play...

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  10. Will Barry Zito's Incredible Outing Cause Chain Reaction with Vogelsong, Cain?

    After Barry Zito's first postseason start in which he allowed four hits, four walks, a home run and two runs in just 2.2 innings, I had so little faith in him to shut down the St...

    Mark Reynolds Written by Mark Reynolds about almost 2 years ago 1,478 reads 9 comments

  11. St. Louis Cardinals vs. San Francisco Giants Game 3: Live Score, NLCS Analysis

    Game 3 of the NLCS between the San Francisco Giants and the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium is a pivotal matchup for both clubs. The series is tied 1-1 after the Cardinals pounded Madison Bumgarner en route to a 6-4 victory in Game 1...

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  12. Matt Holliday Versus Marco Scutaro: The NLCS Slide Seen 'Round the World

    Was Matt Holliday 's slide into Marco Scutaro in the first inning of Game 2 of the NLCS a dirty play? While Holliday's intent was almost assuredly not to injure Scutaro , the ...

    Mark Reynolds Written by Mark Reynolds about almost 2 years ago 1,304 reads 8 comments

  13. San Francisco Giants vs. St. Louis Cardinals: Team Grades from NLCS Game 2

    The San Francisco Giants defeated the St. Louis Cardinals , 7-1, behind a stellar pitching performance from Ryan Vogelsong to even the National League Championship Series at 1-1...

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  14. New England Patriots: Offensive Execution Dooms Pats in Latest Fiasco

    The New England Patriots are making a habit out of blowing two-score leads in the final minutes of road games this season...

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  15. 2012 NLCS: 4 Reasons the Cardinals Should Be Underdogs Against the Giants

    The San Francisco Giants won 94 games this season compared to the 88 games won by the St. Louis Cardinals . The Giants clinched the NL West early, while the Cardinals had to play a one-game playoff just to get into the divisional round...

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  16. San Francisco Giants: 5 Things We Learned During Divisional Round

    The 2012 San Francisco Giants are a resilient bunch. We already knew that when they lost their starting second baseman, closer and left fielder during the regular season yet still managed to cruise to 94 wins and the NL West title...

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  17. Cincinnati Reds vs. San Francisco Giants Game 5: Live Score, NLDS Analysis

    Welcome to the decisive Game 5 of the NLDS between the San Francisco Giants and the Cincinnati Reds (at Great American Ball Park) which is just getting under way. Stay right here for Bleacher Report's live coverage of the entire game...

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  18. Joaquin Arias: Why He Will Be Game 5 X-Factor for the San Francisco Giants

    When the San Francisco Giants recalled Joaquin Arias from Triple A Fresno earlier this season, I had very little idea as to who in the world he was...

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  19. Reds vs. Giants Game 4: 4 Keys to the S.F. Giants Forcing a Do-or-Die Game 5

    The San Francisco Giants staved off elimination with a nail-biting 2-1 victory over the Cincinnati Reds in Game 3 on Tuesday night...

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  20. 5 Ways SF Giants Can Launch Miraculous NLDS Comeback Against Cincinnati Reds

    After getting two-hit by Cincinnati Reds starter Bronson Arroyo and two relievers at AT&T Park in a 9-0 rout on Sunday night, all appears to be lost for the San Francisco Giants ...

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  21. Washington Nationals vs. St. Louis Cardinals Game 1: Live Score, NLDS Analysis

    Game 1 of the NLDS between the Washington Nationals and St. Louis Cardinals (at Busch Stadium) is now underway on TBS. Stay right here for Bleacher Report's live coverage of the entire game...

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  22. San Francisco Giants vs. Cincinnati Reds: Team Grades from NLDS Game 1

    The Cincinnati Reds knocked out San Francisco Giants ace Matt Cain after only five innings of work to propel them to a 5-2 victory in Game 1 of the National League Division Series...

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  23. San Francisco Giants: Reviewing the Regular Season for NL West Champs

    Winning the World Series two years ago spoiled San Francisco Giants fans to some extent. If nothing else, it created higher expectations for the franchise...

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  24. Oakland A's Playoff Berth Proves That Moneyball Is Alive and Well

    After dealing away young ace pitchers Gio Gonzalez, Trevor Cahill and closer Andrew Bailey this winter, the Oakland Athletics appeared to be in full rebuilding mode heading into this season...

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  25. San Francisco Giants: 2012 Rotation Doesn't Measure Up to 2010 Version

    In 2010, the San Francisco Giants made the postseason by refusing to allow runs during September. The Giants only allowed 50 runs over 26 September games to go 18-8 down the stretch—stealing ...

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