1. Tim Lincecum: 4 Possible Options the Giants Have with His Upcoming Free Agency

    The reasons for the sudden decline and fall of Tim Lincecum are plentiful. He scrapped his slider during spring training to save some wear and tear on his elbow, only to begin throwing it again shortly after the season started...

    Mark Reynolds Written by Mark Reynolds about almost 2 years ago 3,864 reads 48 comments

  2. Ryan Vogelsong: Has the Magic Run Out for the San Francisco Giants Star Pitcher?

    Coming into this season, I mistakenly predicted that Ryan Vogelsong would be due for major regression from his outstanding breakout season in 2011...

    Mark Reynolds Written by Mark Reynolds about almost 2 years ago 1,593 reads 24 comments

  3. MLB Trade Rumors: Billy Beane Upgrades the Oakland A's by Acquiring Stephen Drew

    According to the Arizona Diamondbacks Twitter page , the team has traded Stephen Drew to the Oakland A's for minor league shortstop Sean Jamieson...

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  4. Melky Cabrera: The San Francisco Giants Should Bring Back the Outfielder in 2013

    Last week, I argued that the San Francisco Giants should extend Melky Cabrera for five years and about $60-to-$80 million dollars...

    Mark Reynolds Written by Mark Reynolds about almost 2 years ago 2,742 reads 116 comments

  5. Tim Lincecum: Fall of the Giants' Ace Exceeds Loss of Melky Cabrera

    Wednesday afternoon, moments before the San Francisco Giants hosted the Washington Nationals , news broke that Melky Cabrera's summer is over because he failed a drug test ...

    Mark Reynolds Written by Mark Reynolds about almost 2 years ago 1,475 reads 32 comments

  6. Madison Bumgarner vs. Matt Cain: Which Giants Pitcher Will Have Better Career?

    Matt Cain and Madison Bumgarner are having nearly identical seasons this year, which has put them both in contention for the National League Cy Young Award...

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  7. MLB Trade Deadline: Grading San Francisco Giants Moves Thus Far

    San Francisco Giants general manager Brian Sabean made two moves before the trading deadline, and one waiver claim afterwards, to bolster the team's playoff chances...

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  8. Oakland A's: Using the Long Ball to Fuel Playoff Chase

    Chicks dig the long ball. They also dig movies with the handsome Brad Pitt starring as the equally handsome Billy Beane. The Oakland A's are leading the American League Wild Card chase mostly because of their 3...

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  9. Melky Cabrera: What a Contract Extension Should Look Like for Giants Outfielder

    Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reported Wednesday that the San Francisco Giants and impending free-agent outfielder Melky Cabrera will table contract extension talks until after the season ends...

    Mark Reynolds Written by Mark Reynolds about almost 2 years ago 1,898 reads 29 comments

  10. San Francisco Giants: Jeremy Affeldt Should Be Full-Time Closer

    Andrew Baggarly of CSN Bay Area reported last night that Giants manager Bruce Bochy has decided to use the closer-by-committee option in the ninth inning between relievers Javier Lopez, Sergio Romo and Jeremy Affeldt...

    Mark Reynolds Written by Mark Reynolds about almost 2 years ago 1,269 reads 9 comments

  11. San Francisco Giants: Learning to Like Rookie Catcher Hector Sanchez

    A few weeks ago, I wrote an article arguing that San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy was wrong to play catcher Hector Sanchez over Brandon Belt...

    Mark Reynolds Written by Mark Reynolds about almost 2 years ago 1,249 reads 13 comments

  12. San Francisco Giants: Grading Each Aspect of Hunter Pence's Game so Far

    It has been an inauspicious beginning to the Hunter Pence era in San Francisco . It's only been six games, but the results have not been pretty thus far. Pence has gone just 4-for-26 with only one walk against six strikeouts, leading to a tepid ...

    Mark Reynolds Written by Mark Reynolds about almost 2 years ago 4,002 reads 25 comments

  13. San Francisco Giants at St. Louis Cardinals: A Possible Preview of the 2012 NLCS

    The San Francisco Giants head to St. Louis Monday night to start a four-game series against the best team in Major League Baseball, in what could be a preview of the 2012 National League Championship Series...

    Mark Reynolds Written by Mark Reynolds about almost 2 years ago 1,105 reads 57 comments

  14. Bruce Bochy: Breaking Down the San Francisco Giants Manager

    Leadership is a very difficult thing to write about because it cannot be measured or quantified. That doesn't mean that it isn't significant, or that it doesn't exist...

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  15. Oakland A's General Manager Billy Beane Should Be MLB Executive of the Year

    The A's were not particularly active at the trading deadline this season. General manager Billy Beane 's only move was the acquisition of catcher George Kottaras from the Milwaukee Brewers ...

    Mark Reynolds Written by Mark Reynolds about almost 2 years ago 459 reads 18 comments

  16. Hunter Pence: Scouting the Newest Member of the San Francisco Giants

    A lot of commenters have noted that my articles tend to rely heavily on numbers. While I think advanced statistics have their uses, I am also willing to acknowledge that they aren't the end-all-be-all of baseball analysis...

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  17. San Francisco Giants Should Re-Acquire Fontenot and Demote Belt for Playoff Run

    Even though the July 31 trading deadline has come and gone, teams can still make additions to their rosters throughout the remainder of the season...

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  18. MLB Trading Deadline: Giants GM Sabean Delivers the Goods with Pence, Scutaro

    The San Francisco Giants went into the trading deadline needing to fill three obvious areas of deficiency: a lack of power in the lineup, a lack of depth on the bench and in the bullpen due to the loss of closer Brian Wilson earlier this season...

    Mark Reynolds Written by Mark Reynolds about almost 2 years ago 1,557 reads 11 comments

  19. San Francisco Giants Acquisition of Hunter Pence May Not Be Enough to Win West

    As Dennis O'Donnell of KPIX-TV first reported on Sunday night, and multiple sources reported this morning, the San Francisco Giants will acquire Philadelphia Phillies ' right ...

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  20. Giants Trade Scenarios: 5 Deals San Francisco Could Make to Boost Playoff Odds

    Every season since 2004, the San Francisco Giants have had the same problem: they can't hit. Ever since Barry Bonds' final MVP season buoyed an otherwise mediocre offense in 2004, the Giants have been in the bottom half of the league in scoring...

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  21. MLB Trade Deadline: Giants Shrewdly Acquire Marco Scutaro

    According to Andrew Baggarly of CSN Bay Area and Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle , the San Francisco Giants acquired Marco Scutaro from the Colorado Rockies for minor league second baseman Charlie Culberson on Friday night...

    Mark Reynolds Written by Mark Reynolds about almost 2 years ago 9,208 reads 56 comments

  22. Giants vs. Dodgers: Comparing the Pitching Staffs Before the Weekend Showdown

    On Thursday, I broke down the position players for the San Francisco Giants and Los Angeles Dodgers in advance of their showdown this weekend. Now let's take a look at each starting pitcher and the bullpens for both squads...

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  23. Giants vs. Dodgers: Comparing the Position Players before the Weekend Showdown

    Nearly one year ago to the day, the San Francisco Giants went into a weekend series against the Cincinnati Reds with a comfortable lead in the National League West, and the newly-acquired Carlos Beltran in the fold to fortify the offense...

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  24. 2012 MLB Trade Deadline: Hanley Ramirez Acquisition Should Force Giants to Act

    The Los Angeles Dodgers made a big splash early Wednesday morning by acquiring Hanley Ramirez and Randy Choate from the Miami Marlins for Nathan Eovaldi and minor league pitcher Scott ...

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  25. Giants Trade Scenarios: What Should SF Add at the Deadline, Pitching or Hitting?

    According to Ken Rosenthal and Jon Paul Morosi of Fox Sports , the San Francisco Giants are interested in acquiring Cleveland Indians closer Chris Perez...

    Mark Reynolds Written by Mark Reynolds about 2 years ago 7,847 reads 117 comments