Here’s an interesting fact: Since 1960, the Giants have only had two seasons in which a player collected 200 hits or more. Which Giant hitters accomplished that feat? If you guessed Bobby Bond’s 1970 season (200 hits) and Rich Aurilia’s 2001 season (206 hits) then you would be correct. Since 1960, the Red Sox lead all teams with 18 individual… Read more →
Andrew Baggarly has an interesting writeup today on Brandon Crawford and his defensive skills at shortstop. The video (above) was linked in the post and it’s amazing to watch. Crawford’s pregame routine in the minors was to put on a defensive show of behind-the-back throws, no-look passes, and all sorts of cool tricks. Baggs states in the article, that: It’s… Read more →
I can sorta-kinda-maybe deal with losing 2 of 3 games to the Reds. But, losing to the Dodgers just stinks. Once again, the Giants offense looked pretty flat. Freddy Sanchez went 0-4 and had a couple of at-bats that looked like he was swinging with his eyes closed. The Giants did score their two runs on two separate solo home… Read more →
Hey, it looks like the Giants offered Rich Aurilia a minor league deal similar to the one that Juan Uribe got. Fringe utility middle infielders? Gotta catch’em all. Per Baggs: For now, one development to share: Sabean said the Giants made Rich Aurilia an offer for a non-guaranteed contract similar to what they gave Juan Uribe ($1 million if he… Read more →
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Exciting news this weekend, FanGraphs is now providing UZR data — Ultimate Zone Rating — on it’s website. UZR for those who don’t know, is one of the more heralded defensive systems out there. Consider UZR another handy tool to stick in your tool belt when it comes to player analysis. UZR splits the field into “zones” — hence the… 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 →
To borrow a page from Real Time with Bill Maher, I’ve decided to enact some ‘New Rules’, Giants style. New Rule, for the love of god stop playing Rich Aurilia. I don’t care if he has great career numbers against Randy Johnson, he looks completely done and after last season, who could argue the opposite? Aurilia is hitting (.209/.261/.209) in… Read more →