Bocock Returns!


He was batting .179/.239/.231 in 65 games at Triple-A.

Bauman calls for Fielder


I'm sick of hearing this. Sabean wouldn't do it and there is no way we can get him for anyone other than Cain. Cain should be untouchable

Zumaya's elbow explodes. :(


Poor guy. Hopefully he will be able to come back from this. For how hard some of these guys throw, this is just a reminder of how unnatural throwing a baseball can be for a human arm.

Happy B-Day, Ryan Cavan! POTW and 2 HR


Well, if you're going to have a birthday, this is the way to do it. Get the Player of the Week Award after hitting home runs on back-to-back nights (from different sides of the plate), and then go ahead and hit two more. Congrats to the Belmont native! Also, take note that he's done this in Kannapolis, which has a 0.91 HR Factor in the most recent three-year factor numbers I could find. I.E., it's somewhat of a pitcher's park for home runs.

GM Candidates: Subscriber Only


Will Carroll of Baseball Prospectus has put together a list of his top 10 General Manager Candidates. Note that he did this last year, and because he decided not to include candidates from last year, a bunch of the more well-known names are absent (Kim Ng, etc).

OT: Gay Rugby Player


This is relevant to the fanpost about baseball and homosexuality. I would have posted this link there but the thread has kind of died down. It's interesting to see both the teammates and fans reactions to a pro athlete coming out.

Extra-huge version,...


Extra-huge version, here: Green = Non-Swings Red = Swings

Brian Sabean "the most difficult GM to trade with"


Responding to Henry Schulman's San Francisco Chronicle piece about the Giants' need for bullpen help, Olney identifies two roadblocks. According to general managers, the relief market is "very, very thin." On top of that, a group of GMs polled by Olney named Brian Sabean as the most difficult GM to trade with.