Breaking: Yoan Moncada is a free agent after MLB changes its rules regarding Cuban players. Story with details soon on Yahoo Sports.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) February 3, 2015
Oh, cool! Now the Giants can make their best effort to sign him!
♫ Second place, here we come
♫ Right back where we started from
Guillermo Heredia Leaves Cuba
What's that? Yet another Cuban player who I know nothing about? I WANT HIM. OPEN UP YOUR CHECKBOOK GIANTS BRASS.
Getting Dodgers' SportsNet LA to new viewers affected by media mergers
This story is almost a month old, but then, really, this story is almost a year old. It looks like the Dodgers will once again not be on 70% of the TVs in the Los Angeles area. Let's take a look at some possible reactions!
A. This is deeply, deeply sad for all the fine baseball fans down there who should be able to follow their team, even if their team is the physical embodiment of farting on an elevator.
B. LOLOLOL HEY WHY DON'T YOU RAISE PAYROLL AGAIN I HEAR THAT FIXES EVERYTHING
C. Maybe the Dodgers' biggest rival is actually Time Warner Cable. You ever think of THAT, Puig?
Good work, everyone. I think that went well.
Life Hacks for the Minor Leaguer: Money Saving Tips
Matt Pare, a catcher in the Giants' organization, recently started writing a blog, and in this entry he talks about some of the ways a poor minor leaguer can stretch his money a little farther. It's all pretty common sense advice, though the fact that it's necessary is a testament to the penny-pinching and greed among all major league owners. But let's not focus on that because that is an Issue and Issues get unpleasant and political and then you have to deal with a fair bit of cognitive dissonance, and no one wants that. Let's focus on happier things. Just two weeks until pitchers and catchers report!
BIZARRE BASEBALL CULTURE: Strange Sports Stories #1… "TO BEAT THE DEVIL!"
You may recall that a couple months ago, I linked to this story where a regular human baseball team took on a bunch of headless aliens, with Earth hanging in the balance. I don't remember who won. Probably the aliens. Well, in this comic, the Meteors, another pennant-winning team who we all definitely remember, play against the devil. THE DEVIL. The only thing this comic is missing in a literal deus ex machina where Jesus bursts out of the scoreboard with a machine gun to settle the score with Old Scratch once and for all.
Franchise bests/worsts: San Francisco Giants
What are some of the best and worst players, moments, and teams in Giants history? If you guessed "Neifi Perz, any time Neifi Perez played, and any team Neifi Perez was on," then you'd be wrong. I mean, according to the link you'd be wrong. In a deeper moral sense, you'd be right about the first two, at least. Turns out, Neifi was on some pretty good teams! Good for you, Neifi. You should be proud.