The Giants are in the middle of a wild offseason. For the most part, prices are high, and teams are paying top dollar for non-elite talent. We’ve seen Mark Ellis, Jamey Carroll, Bruce Chen, and Rod Barajas all get deals that, at least in my opinion, are a little shocking. At the moment, baseball seems flush with cash and in… Read more →
Release Dave Roberts. The Giants have just announced a move surprising in its timing. They have released outfielder Dave Roberts now to give him time to find a job elsewhere. The team will be on the hook for most of his $6.5 million salary in 2009. Roberts was not going to get much playing time this year. He would have… Read more →
On one hand: Manager Bruce Bochy’s announcement Monday that Eugenio Velez will spend time in the outfield besides competing at second base intensified the scramble for reserve spots on the Opening Day roster. On the other: If Velez proves that he can handle the outfield, he might render veteran Dave Roberts expendable, since the Giants then could begin the season… Read more →
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A quick post this morning on the defense from 2002-2008. Thanks to FanGraphs for making bUZR publicly available. I’ve really had a lot of fun looking through the data. I decided to use bUZR from the years 2002-2008 to find the best and worst defender on each Giants team in each year. My criteria was fielders who played at least… Read more →
The All Star break is here and that means that a little more than half the season has been played. It also means that the trading deadline of July 31st is getting closer and closer. At the break, the Giants find themselves in 3rd place in the worst division in baseball with a record of 40-55. Despite sitting in 3rd… Read more →
My expectations for this year are fully tempered. I don’t need much. I know the Giants are going to be lousy and I know that they’ll struggle to win games. I’ve made my peace with this. I’m cool. As long as Matt Cain and Tim Lincecum pitch a healthy season, I’ll consider this year a step in the right direction…. Read more →
A lot has been made out of the Giants’ defense in the coming years as a key component to their success. It’s a good idea in theory, as the offense looks to be bad for the ’08 season and maybe beyond. Any positives gained on the defensive front will be critical to the team. As of now, the Giants’ bats… Read more →