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San Francisco Giants: Melky Cabrera Doesn’t Deserve a World Series Ring

Baseball is a sport, and I treat it as such. I don’t get “mad” when the Giants go on a losing streak.  I don’t get “mad” when players are in slumps.  I don’t even get “mad” when the Giants drop a series to the Los Angeles Dodgers.  In fact, rarely do I get “mad” at a player or even the team. I am a fan of the team and will cheer for anyone on the roster.  For the past three seasons, management has put on the field a team that brought the first two World Series Championships in the San Francisco Giants era. But... 
 

Hall of Fame: Does Barry Bonds Deserve Vote From BBWAA?

Barry Bonds will find out today about induction into the Hall of Fame Major League Baseball pitchers and catchers do not report to camp for another month, but today brings baseball into the forefront of baseball news. It’s the day that the Baseball Writers’ Association of America (BBWAA) decides who should – or should not – be honored with an induction into the Hall of Fame. It is also the day where these writers, most of whom would not be added to the 40-man/woman roster of a co-ed softball league in North Dakota, get a chance... 
 

2013 San Francisco Giants Includes Formula from 2012

The 2013 edition of the Giants will look a lot like the 2012 team If you are a regular reader of Baseball News Source – and I hope that you ARE – you may have noticed there has not been many articles published about the World Champions of 2012, the San Francisco Giants. You may have seen articles for the 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates and the future of the New York Yankees, but nothing from the Champs. Truth be told, I’m still on a chocolate high from winning our second Championship in the past three years. I observed the Winter Meetings and... 
 

Giants Outlook – Two World Series in Three Years – Now What?

With the 2012 World Series hangover gone, it’s time for Giants gear up for a title defense The San Francisco Giants will not have the same problem they faced in 2010. Remember, that year featured a “band of misfits” that made a late-season run to win it all. Many position players needed to be let go and new players were needed to fill in. Gone were World Series hero Edgar Renteria, who hit the game-winning three-run homer off Cliff Lee in the clinching Game 5. Feeling “insulted” by the Giants offer of $1 million, he left for the much... 
 

5 Things The Giants Must Do To Win The World Series

San Francisco could win their second World Series Championship in three years, if… When you look on the Internet and see that a celebrity has died, an “Obituary” featuring a list of accomplishments will show up along with sweet, personal sentiments. These obituaries are written long in advance, waiting for the moment of death to occur. As of today, I have written TWO obituaries for the San Francisco Giants. The first was written following Game 2 of their series against the Cincinnati Reds and the second was written after Game 4 of the... 
 

Zito, Giants Send NLCS Back To San Francisco With 5-0 Win

 Zito delivered a dominant performance in Game 5 Barry Zito pitched 7-2/3 shutout innings, striking out six, as the Giants defeated the St. Louis Cardinals 5-0 and head back to San Francisco trailing the Cards 3-2 in the NLCS. The Giants scored 4 unearned runs in the 4th inning off Cards starter Lance Lynn.  With runners on 1st and 3rd and one out, Hunter Pence bounced to Lynn for a potential inning-ending double play.  Someone forgot to tell the Cards’ infield, and Lynn threw to second with no one covering. The ball hit the bag and... 
 

Lincecum to Start Game 4 – In Bochy We Trust

Manager Bruce Bochy has put his faith in Tim Lincecum If you are searching for someone to solve America’s debt crisis or deal with a crisis in the Middle East, odds are you won’t be calling Bruce Bochy. But if you want someone to handle a PITCHER in crisis, look no further than the San Francisco Giants manager, Bruce Bochy. As a former catcher, Bochy already knew the temperament and intricacies of a major league pitcher. More importantly, he knew the difference between a pitcher having an off day, an off month, an off season and an... 
 

Vintage Tim Lincecum Returns – Giants Blank Dodgers Again

SAN FRANCISCO – Angel Pagan drove in two runs and Melky Cabrera added an RBI as the San Francisco Giants shut out the Los Angeles Dodgers for the third game in a row, 3-0. In each game, a Giants starter went seven shutout innings and the “bullpen by committee” hunkered down for two scoreless frames to close out the game. Today’s effort was especially important to the Giants – and, in a lesser way, Giants fans – as Tim Lincecum returned to “Freakdom.” Lincecum (3-8) surrendered just four hits and struck... 
 

Giants Blank Dodgers Again – Trail By 1 Game

SAN FRANCISCO – Ryan Vogelsong pitched 7 shutout innings and Melky Cabrera homered as the San Francisco Giants blanked the Los Angeles Dodgers for the second time in as many nights, 2-0. both teams are headed in opposite directions, as the Giants have one 4 out of their last 5 games, and the Dodgers have lost out of their last 8 games. Vogelsong (7-3) pitched into the 7th inning for the 14th consecutive time and lowered his ERA to a paltry 2.23. As is the norm, Giants’ nemesis Clayton Kershaw (5-4) was tough, allowing Cabrera’s... 
 

Barry Zito and Giants Shut Down Dodgers

SAN FRANCISCO – The San Francisco Giants scored early and often in last night’s 8-0 shutout of the L.A. Dodgers in the first of a three-game set and gained a game in the standings for their effort. Barry Zito was staked to an 7-0 lead after two innings and was in cruise control throughout the night giving up just three hits in seven innings of work. This after allowing 17 runs in in last 14 1/3 innings. Zito improved his record to 6-5 The Giants pounded out 13 hits, highlighted by a two-run double by Pablo Sandoval, who finished the night... 
 

Straight A’s For Giants? Not Quite – Cain Effort Wasted

Meat Loaf said it best with the song, “Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad,” but the San Francisco Giants were just one out away from sweeping the Oakland A’s series this weekend. With a 2-1 lead going into the ninth, Santiago Castilla gave up a three-run, walk-off dinger to A’s catcher Derek Norris as the Giants fell 4-2. Wasted was another fine effort by Matt Cain, who gave up just one run over seven innings. The Giants need to regroup from this tough loss quickly as the Los Angeles Dodgers come to the Bay Area for a three-game... 
 

Will Melky Cabrera STAY A Giant?

Got Melk? Well, the Giants do, and the results could not be more spectacular. For a player who almost ATE his way out of baseball (take note, Pablo Sandoval) in the Yankees organization, Melky Cabrera came to the San Francisco Giants this season following a stellar year with the Kansas City Royals. Not knowing if last year was a fluke, the Giants traded the often-inconsistent Jonathan Sanchez to get Cabrera with one year left on his contract.  Right out of the box, Cabrera has produced.  He could always hit, but as of now he’s poised to... 
 

Matt Cain: Top Ten List – Just For Laughs

Forced to watch Letterman’s monologue for the first time in 15 years – when he was funny – just to see Matt Cain deliver the Top 10 List. It was funny ONLY because Cain was delivering the lines. He is obviously a better pitcher and more comfortable doing locker room interviews with a “Waffle House” cap on. Who saw it and what did YOU think?  Read More »
 

Giant Trouble – What Is Wrong With Tim Lincecum

Baseball, as in life, IS filled with peaks and valleys. For hitters, slumps are inevitable. The great hitters of our time have been through them and hit their way out of them. Star pitchers. at one time or another, will hand the ball off to their manager for a pitching change after giving up a “crooked number” in an inning during a bad outing. Those star pitchers will pitch their way out of a bad start and return to form. In San Francisco, the only time hitting is mentioned is when news media and blogs state the obvious: the Giants don’t... 
 
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