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Here we are, not even in the month of May, and Belt-induced Panic™ is in the air. The narrative on Brandon Belt at this point is well established: he’s good, he sucks, he’s good again, he sucks, he’s good, he had a great spring, and now he sucks again. This yo-yo effect on Belt’s talents is exhausting, and I can’t… Read more →
The Giants ended up winning a (terrible) baseball game today against the Cubs. The game featured another frustrating Lincecum start (are there any other at this point?), a heroic ninth inning, two-out solo homer by Hunter Pence to dramatically tie things up, and maybe one of the worst days I’ve ever seen for a catcher in major league baseball. The… Read more →
In life, some people like oranges. And some people enjoy the taste of apples. Everyone has their preference of things — food, clothing, cars, sports teams, whatever. Everyone has preferences. This, oddly enough, extends to pitchers hitting. Some are for it and some against it. Me, personally, I’m for it. I’m not here to tell you which preference is right…. Read more →
Tonight, Tim Lincecum will make his 2013 debut against the Dodgers. He’ll be opposed by Josh Beckett. It’s probably going to be a pretty important start. Yes, it’s just one start, but it’s hard to see how Lincecum’s success this season won’t play a huge role on the Giants’ chances for playoff baseball. Or it could end up being meaningless,… Read more →
What else is there to say? Soon.
Andrew Baggarly: The Giants have agree to terms on a nine year contract with Buster Posey. (8 year extension). — Andrew Baggarly (@CSNBaggs) March 29, 2013 Baggarly then went on to tweet some of the finer details of Posey’s new nine-year deal. Starting in 2014, he’ll earn: 12.5M, 16.5M, 20M, and then 21.4M over the remaining five years. There’s also… Read more →
After blogging about the Giants for years — FOR YEARS! — one thing that I’ve noticed in recent times that seems to be a trigger for fan-rage is Tim Lincecum and perceived issues with his fastball. Or, in other words: he doesn’t throw as hard anymore and I’m freaking out. Someone please hold my hand. A graph: I just noticed… Read more →
As we near the start of the season, it’s looking more and more like noted hacker, Hector Sanchez, might not be ready to play baseball. From John Shea’s twitter: Hector Sanchez (shoulder) shut down til Tuesday, after which he could get extra swings in minor-league games. #SFGiants — John Shea (@JohnSheaHey) March 15, 2013 Sanchez has been dealing with… Read more →
After fooling around this morning with some pitch data numbers (PitchF/X), I tweeted the following: Madison Bumgarner threw 1,250 sliders in 2012, most among all SP. — Admiral Gaudin (@baycityball) March 9, 2013 Immediately after tweeting, I got into some pretty good discussions with Eno Sarris and Anna (@SFBleacherGirl), among others, on the topic of Bumgarner’s future health and if… Read more →