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Felt like looking it up after the ATL series, because it seems like we can never secure a sweep....

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Felt like looking it up after the ATL series, because it seems like we can never secure a sweep. Giants are 3-7 in the last game of a potential series sweep for them, plus a failed two-game sweep of Colorado. 2-3 in games that would prevent them from getting swept.

These were baseball scouts, you know, the kind with straw hats, stop watches, radar guns, and...

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These were baseball scouts, you know, the kind with straw hats, stop watches, radar guns, and questionable wardrobes. All the relevant chapters were present: Texas, Pittsburgh, Detroit, Miami, San Francisco, the Dodgers and Angels. There were more than that, in fact.

Giants scouting Hamels? They probably signed a 31-year-old guy named Zach Wheeler, and they're hoping the Phillies don't pay attention.

"I probably watch him a little bit closer," Bruce said before a recent game in Washington against...

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"I probably watch him a little bit closer," Bruce said before a recent game in Washington against the Nationals. "I'm just being honest. I'm going to see if he pitched and how he did."

Bruce, Brett Bochy doing well in the family business | Richmond Times-Dispatch. Another reminder that Bruce Bochy's son is doing ridiculously well in the Eastern League. After 18 years of managing a certain, how weird would it be to have your own son on the team? I'm looking forward to the Brett Bochy call-up. For the science. (And to see what in the heck the younger Bochy throws. Dem stats!)

As of now, the Giants aren't actively looking for a starting pitcher to buttress the back end of...

As of now, the Giants aren't actively looking for a starting pitcher to buttress the back end of the rotation. Evans called reports claiming that the Giants might be searching for another starter "not true."

Giants unlikely to make splash before Deadline | SFGiants.com

Giants catcher Buster Posey, the 2010 NL Rookie of the Year, has bounced back from a devastating...

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Giants catcher Buster Posey, the 2010 NL Rookie of the Year, has bounced back from a devastating ankle injury that wiped out last season to earn the starting nod behind the plate in his first appearance in the Midsummer Classic. Joining Posey in the NL's starting lineup are teammates Pablo Sandoval, who was named to last year's team by Giants manager Bruce Bochy, at third base and fellow first-time All-Star Melky Cabrera in the outfield.

Rosters unveiled for 83rd All-Star Game | MLB.com: News

"The Giants won’t take McCurdy, right?" says Billy. The San Francisco Giants had the twenty-fifth...

"The Giants won’t take McCurdy, right?" says Billy. The San Francisco Giants had the twenty-fifth pick, the only pick between the A’s next two. "Take Blanton with 24 and McCurdy with 26." "Swisher and Blanton and McCurdy," says Erik "This is unfair." He clicks the button on the speakerphone, and his voice shaking like a man calling in to say he holds the winning Lotto ticket, takes Blanton with the twenty-fourth pick, pauses while the Giants make their pick, then takes McCurdy,

Lewis, Michael. Moneyball (p. 114). Norton. Kindle Edition (Spoiler: The Giants took Matt Cain.)

Tim Lincecum is out of sync, his segments are not in sync and he's putting stress on his labrum...

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Tim Lincecum is out of sync, his segments are not in sync and he's putting stress on his labrum (shoulder) that is playing catch up but most of all that continuous pounding on his knee and left hip is the main cause of his problem, which I believe can be fixed rather easily. Segmental velocities in the pitching motion are rather important to any pitcher and Tim is facing these problems head-on.

This morning, you woke up and thought, "Say, I wonder what former Giants star John D'Acquisto has say about Tim Lincecum's mechanics?" That was a weird coincidence.

San Francisco's outfield is a veritable WAR Machine. Cabrera ranks fifth among big league...

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San Francisco's outfield is a veritable WAR Machine. Cabrera ranks fifth among big league outfielders and ninth overall among position players with a Wins Above Replacement of 3.0, according to FanGraphs. Blanco is the 13th-ranked outfielder at 2.3, and Pagan is tied for 21st at 1.9. That aggregate WAR of 7.2 places San Francisco's outfield second to the Atlanta trio of Bourn, Martin Prado and Jason Heyward among the 30 major league teams.

Melky Cabrera leading San Francisco Giants' reconstituted outfield - ESPN. Just like we all expected. One of the best outfields in baseball. Yup.

As Barr indicated, it's anybody's guess. Various mock drafts have linked the Giants to Piscotty,...

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As Barr indicated, it's anybody's guess. Various mock drafts have linked the Giants to Piscotty, right-hander Nick Travieso of Archbishop McCarthy High School in Pembroke Pines, Fla., right-hander Lance McCullers of Jesuit High School in Tampa, Fla., infielder Richie Shaffer of Clemson and left-hander Andrew Heaney of Oklahoma State University.

Pretty good draft roundup from Pravda.

"The biggest thing is getting myself in a hole and not putting balls in play that should be in...

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"The biggest thing is getting myself in a hole and not putting balls in play that should be in play," Belt told me on Friday, when he carried an 0-for-12, eight-strikeout streak into the game. "That’s an approach type of thing. It’s a mental type of thing. At the same time, there might be a need for a mechanical adjustment."

From Baggs. The "putting balls in play" part sounds like anti-strikeout orthodoxy, which gives me the jibblies, but I don't think anyone here would argue that Belt doesn't need to make better contact. I can't wait until 2017, when we can stop debating this stuff.
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