Hank Schulman: Romo earned $1.575 million last year. He submitted an arbitration request of $4.5 million for this year, while the team offered $2.675. That’s a fairly big divide in these sorts of cases. I’d guess his salary for this year will be somewhere at the midpoint, maybe $3.5 million, with a $5 million-plus salary in 2014. I imagine he’ll… Read more →
(After a brief break from posting, I’m back and with more Sergio Romo slider porn.) One of my favorite pastimes is talking about Sergio Romo. I’m constantly amazed by the slider; the command; the everything. He’s easily one of my favorite Giants and when I sat down today to run though some numbers, I was a little surprised at what… Read more →
I’ve been watching the Giants for almost 20 years now and I can’t remember a Giants pitcher that pitched off his fastball more than Ryan Vogelsong over his last two NLCS starts. Maybe Jason Schmidt, when he was dominating the National League, but it’s pretty damned special what Ryan Vogelsong is doing right now with his fastball. Velocity. Movement. Location…. Read more →
Saaaay, I remember this offense! We’re just a few Jose Castillos and Aaron Rowands away from collecting the entire set. First things first: Ryan Vogelsong did an excellent job of giving the Giants a solid start. Vogelsong ended up pitching five innings of one-run baseball with five strikeouts and three walks. The pitching line by itself isn’t incredible; however, it… Read more →
From tonight’s (ongoing) game. My favorite. Watching this .GIF loop is great because it makes me think that the Giants have perfected a cloning device and 500 Romos are coming out of the clubhouse, one by one.
Tweet See attached image: There’s really no reason for this image to ever exist, but holy crap I’m so glad that it does. I always knew that throwing unhittable sliders was a Force power. Now I have definitive proof. Rest of video can be found here. Follow @baycityball
Tweet The Giants ended their first half with a resounding thud. The team, riding high after a dominating sweep of the Los Angeles Dodgers, performed less than admirably against, at the moment, contending teams in the National League. The Giants split a series against the Reds, were swept by a rising Washington ballclub, and were lucky to limp out of Pittsburgh… Read more →
Tweet Watching Barry Zito pitch in record-setting upper-90 degree weather sure is something. And by “something” I mean maybe the worst thing ever imaginable. The game starts. You find yourself sitting in the left field bleachers and it’s hot. Really, really hot. It’s the third inning and Barry Zito just walked a guy on four straight pitches. That guy is… Read more →
1. Santiago Casilla has been very, very good over the past three years. Rk Player ERA+ IP 1 Mariano Rivera 233 129.2 2 Craig Kimbrel 230 122.2 3 Scott Downs 226 136.2 4 Sergio Romo 222 128.0 5 Santiago Casilla 212 133.1 Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Play Index Tool Used Generated 6/16/2012. That’s the top-five ERA+ ranking for relievers that… Read more →
Subtitle: If you follow my Twitter account, you’ve probably already seen these. Delicious baseball .gifs after the jump!