1. Buster Posey: The Money Lies with RBI for Giants MVP Catcher

    Wednesday night, Buster Posey became the first San Francisco Giants player to drive in 100 runs since Barry Bonds did it back in 2004. As Jeff Kent once said, the money lies with RBI ...

    Mark Reynolds Written by Mark Reynolds about almost 2 years ago 1,767 reads 7 comments

  2. San Francisco Giants: Breaking Down Financial Situation Heading into Free Agency

    The San Francisco Giants are now champions of the National League West for the second time in three years. The hard work of getting to the Fall Classic and winning another World Series is all that stands between autumn and free agency this winter...

    Mark Reynolds Written by Mark Reynolds about almost 2 years ago 6,398 reads 27 comments

  3. Predicting the Full 2012 Postseason Roster for the San Francisco Giants

    After missing the postseason last year, and thus a chance to defend their title, the San Francisco Giants are going back to the dance...

    Mark Reynolds Written by Mark Reynolds about almost 2 years ago 4,656 reads 28 comments

  4. New England Patriots: Defense Takes Major Step Backwards in Loss to Ravens

    After being near the bottom of the league in yards allowed during the last two years, it appeared that the New England Patriots had turned a corner through the first two weeks of the season, allowing an average of only 4...

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  5. San Francisco Giants: 5 Most Valuable Players Who Led Team to NL West Crown

    For the second time in three years the San Francisco Giants are champions of the National League West. In a word, this year's team was resilient. They lost starting second baseman Freddy Sanchez and closer Brian Wilson for the entire season...

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  6. Melky Cabrera: Should the San Francisco Giants Bring Him Back for the Playoffs?

    Andrew Baggarly of CSN Bay Area reported on Friday that San Francisco Giants outfielder Melky Cabrera has been ruled ineligible to win the batting title this season...

    Mark Reynolds Written by Mark Reynolds about almost 2 years ago 2,396 reads 21 comments

  7. Brandon Crawford: San Francisco Giants Shortstop Should Win NL Gold Glove

    Two things were made abundantly clear during Brandon Crawford's big league debut last season: his bat was not ready for the big leagues, but his defense had Gold Glove potential...

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  8. Major League Baseball: Misplaced Moral Priorities Are Exposed by Yunel Escobar

    On Tuesday, the Toronto Blue Jays —with the backing of Major League Baseball ( MLB ) and the Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA)—suspended shortstop Yunel ...

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  9. San Francisco Giants: 3 Reasons They Can Be Better Than 2010 World Series Champs

    You may have heard about that 2010 World Series Giants team by now. They won 92 games to win the National League West, then went on to win the World Series for the first time since the franchise headed west in 1958...

    Mark Reynolds Written by Mark Reynolds about 2 years ago 2,583 reads 10 comments

  10. New England Patriots: Similarities Between Super Bowl Loss and Loss to Cardinals

    The last time the Patriots lost a game was seven months ago, when they were defeated 21-17 in the Super Bowl by the New York Giants ...

    Mark Reynolds Written by Mark Reynolds about 2 years ago 1,602 reads 19 comments

  11. Brian Sabean: 5 Deals That Should Make SF Giants GM Executive of the Year

    Long decried by the sabermetric community for his lack of public appreciation for modern statistics, San Francisco Giants general manager Brian Sabean is proving that the principles of Moneyball and The Extra 2% are not lost on him...

    Mark Reynolds Written by Mark Reynolds about 2 years ago 4,832 reads 29 comments

  12. San Francisco Giants & Oakland A's: 3 Reasons Why the A's Are Better

    It seemed settled forever on June 23 of this season that the San Francisco Giants were the Bay Area's best team. The Giants beat the A's 9-8 that day to clinch the season series and improve to 40-32 for the season...

    Mark Reynolds Written by Mark Reynolds about 2 years ago 4,212 reads 54 comments

  13. San Francisco Giants: Examining Struggling Madison Bumgarner and Ryan Vogelsong

    The success of the San Francisco Giants over the past four seasons has been largely predicated on their excellent pitching and defense, aided by the friendly confines of AT&T Park...

    Mark Reynolds Written by Mark Reynolds about 2 years ago 139 reads 9 comments

  14. New England Patriots: 3 Developing Signs to Note from Win over Titans

    Not surprisingly, the New England Patriots thumped what is projected to be a mediocre Tennessee Titans team 34-13 last Sunday...

    Mark Reynolds Written by Mark Reynolds about 2 years ago 2,669 reads 9 comments

  15. 5 Similarities Between the 2012 San Francisco Giants and the 2010 Team

    With 22 games left and a 5.5 game lead over the Los Angeles Dodgers , the San Francisco Giants ' playoff odds are at nearly 98 percent entering play on Monday, according to ESPN ...

    Mark Reynolds Written by Mark Reynolds about 2 years ago 3,233 reads 9 comments

  16. Angel Pagan: San Francisco Giants Outfielder Has Been Overlooked Key to Season

    It was an inauspicious debut for one of the San Francisco Giants biggest offseason acquisitions. Through April 25th, Angel Pagan was hitting just .232/.274/.406 on the heels of a miserable 13-for-76 showing in spring training...

    Mark Reynolds Written by Mark Reynolds about 2 years ago 3,792 reads 54 comments

  17. Tim Lincecum: San Francisco Giant Righty Deserves a Rotation Spot for Playoffs

    It's been a tale of two halves for Tim Lincecum in 2012. The first half was certainly the worst of times. Lincecum was last among all qualified starters with a 6.42 ERA while delivering only three quality starts in 18 tries before the All-Star break...

    Mark Reynolds Written by Mark Reynolds about 2 years ago 2,959 reads 10 comments

  18. Marco Scutaro: San Francisco Giants Second Baseman Should Be a Keeper for 2013

    Marco Scutaro delivered a clutch walk-off hit for the San Francisco Giants on Monday, and such heroics are nothing new for the second baseman...

    Mark Reynolds Written by Mark Reynolds about 2 years ago 3,368 reads 26 comments

  19. Can Xavier Nady Help the San Francisco Giants Win the National League West?

    Nearly a decade after struggling to get consistent playing time as a young player for the San Diego Padres under manager Bruce Bochy, it's come full circle for Xavier Nady ...

    Mark Reynolds Written by Mark Reynolds about 2 years ago 4,440 reads 59 comments

  20. New England Patriots: The Biggest Strengths and Weaknesses of the 2012 Team

    In ten days, the New England Patriots head south to Tennessee to take on the Titans . The last time the Patriots played a meaningful game, they fell short to the New York Giants in the Super Bowl, 21-17...

    Mark Reynolds Written by Mark Reynolds about 2 years ago 11,185 reads 0 comments

  21. New England Patriots: A Fictional Pre-Game Speech from Gisele Bundchen to Team

    The speech below from Gisele Bundchen , the wife of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady , is entirely made-up by me...

    Mark Reynolds Written by Mark Reynolds about 2 years ago 2,353 reads 19 comments

  22. SF Giants: 3 Ways Signing Hunter Pence Long-Term Would Impact Offseason

    It's been an inauspicious beginning to the Hunter Pence era in San Francisco. Since being acquired from the Phillies at the trade deadline, he's hit just .214/.266/.316. He entered the season as a lifetime ...

    Mark Reynolds Written by Mark Reynolds about 2 years ago 6,950 reads 26 comments

  23. Brandon Belt: 3 Reasons to Remain Skeptical About the SF Giants First Baseman

    After a torrid June in which he hit .296/.400/.563 with all four of his home runs on the season, it appeared that Brandon Belt had finally arrived. Then, in July, he fell off the face of the earth, hitting just ...

    Mark Reynolds Written by Mark Reynolds about 2 years ago 4,240 reads 31 comments

  24. San Francisco Giants: Tim Lincecum and the Pitching Staff Fuel Playoff Hopes

    In 2010, the World Champion San Francisco Giants led all of baseball with a 3.36 ERA. That number was heavily influenced by the staff's dominance in September, when it put up a dominant 1...

    Mark Reynolds Written by Mark Reynolds about 2 years ago 2,217 reads 30 comments

  25. San Francisco Giants: 3 Options to Replace Melky Cabrera in 2013

    When news broke that Melky Cabrera had been suspended for failing a drug test, my initial reaction was that although the move would hurt the San Francisco Giants this season, it would help them retain Cabrera at a discount going forward...

    Mark Reynolds Written by Mark Reynolds about 2 years ago 4,785 reads 26 comments