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Will Tim Lincecum pitch for the Giants again?

Tim Lincecum has pitched his entire nine-year career in San Francisco, has won two Cy Young Awards and three World Series titles with the Giants, and will forever hold a special place in Giants fans' hearts as the lovable "Freak." Yet, as he underwent season-ending hip surgery on Thursday, Lincecum's career in San Fran might be done for good. The 31-year-old quirky right-hander's...
Via Fox Sports
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Joe Panik makes wicked barehanded play in rehab game (Video)

In 1978, we had Ozzie Smith. Now in 2015, we have Joe Panik. OK, maybe the comparison is a little bit off, but that’s the only parallel we can draw to possibly comprehend the spectacular play that Panik made in a rehab game on Thursday. The Giants second baseman is currently on assignment with the Sacramento River Cats of Triple-A trying to work his way back from a lower back...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

How Does Tim Lincecum Stack Up Among Giants Greats?

Early Thursday morning Tim Lincecum had surgery on his troublesome hip, possibly ending the chapter of his career spent in San Francisco.  The righty is slated for free agency after the season and a return to San Francisco for Lincecum is very much up for debate. If the surgery and subsequent rehab go well, Lincecum should be able to land a one-year deal for next year with a...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Barry Bonds congratulates Tom Brady on Deflategate decision

Thursday, Tom Brady had his four-game suspension overturned by a New York judge. And it didn’t take long for Twitter to explode with comments…both congratulatory and otherwise. Among the tweet barrage that made its way to the New England Patriots quarterback was from baseball’s home run king himself. Congratulations to #TomBrady on today’s decision. Best of luck this season, Tom.
Via Hall of Very Good
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Bonds congratulates Brady on Deflategate decision

From one cheater to another, Barry Bonds had a message for Tom Brady hours after the court decision was announced overturning the QB’s four-game suspension for Deflategate. Congratulations to #TomBrady on today's decision. Best of luck this season, Tom. — Barry L Bonds (@BarryBonds) September 3, 2015   Is this a matter of cheaters uniting or MVPs supporting MVPs in their...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers owner talks trash after sweeping Giants

    The Los Angeles Dodgers completed a crucial sweep of the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday night, and one of their owners clearly understood the importance. After Clayton Kershaw lead the Dodgers to a 2-1 win with a 15-strikeout complete game, team owner Mark Walter couldn’t contain his excitement. Dodgers owner Mark Walter, walking by the entrance to the Dodgers...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: Lincecum to visit hip specialist to determine if surgery necessary

Tim Lincecum will reportedly soon discover whether or not he has potentially thrown his last pitch for the Giants. CBS Sports reports that the 31-year-old right-hander will visit hip specialist Marc Philippon in Colorado on Wednesday to give a conclusive opinion on whether or not he will need surgery on his degenerative hips. The report says that Lincecum, who hasn't pitched for...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Madison Bumgarner is back to October Bumgarner

Madison Bumgarner has been having quite a month of August. He’s posted a 53:4 strikeout-to-walk ratio while allowing only six earned runs in 37.2 innings, and he’s looked almost as unhittable as he did last October, when he relentlessly took the ball for the Giants in high pressure situations during the playoffs. That’s not a coincidence, it turns out, as Bumgarner is currently...
Via Fangraphs
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Duvall homers in first at-bat as a Red

Welcome to the Cincinnati Reds Mr. Duvall! One of the big pieces in the Mike Leake trade between the Reds and the San Francisco Giants came through in a big way on Monday night. In the sixth inning of the team's game against the Chicago Cubs, Adam Duvall stepped in for his first at-bat as a Redleg. And, it was a memorable one as Duvall hit a two-run homer putting the Reds up 7-5...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants Round Third in the Race for an NL Post Season Slot

Even though the San Francisco Giants are 3 1/2 games behind the Los Angeles Dodgers in the National League West, and even though it’s August 31st, we haven’t quite hit Defcon One in The Giants Cove War Room. Don’t get me wrong. San Francisco is at the point where they need to fiercely focus on winning baseball games, but there are no must-win games on the immediate horizon...
Via The Giants Cove
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Madison Bumgarner has once again put Giants on his back

August is just about in the books, and the Giants managed to survive a brutal schedule and keep themselves within striking distance of a playoff spot. And while we’re supposed to believe baseball is a team game, they basically have one person to thank for keeping them in contention: Madison Bumgarner. Bumgarner had one of the best months any pitcher could have in August. He...
Via The Outside Corner
4 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants Likely Need To Win NL West Division To Defend World Series Crown

One thing about a defending World Champion is that it is always entertaining to see that team have the chance to go for back-to-back titles in the following season’s playoffs. Unfortunately for the San Francisco Giants, their title defense is trending towards ending in the regular season unless they can surpass the Los Angeles Dodgers in the National League West division. Fortunately...
Via The Giants Cove
4 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants: Biggest series of the year

The San Francisco Giants have survived the August gauntlet without falling out of contention. Because they were able to survive August the upcoming three game series against the Los Angeles Dodgers is important. How important? Let’s just say it’s the most important series of the year. It might sound weird to call this series the biggest series of the year, because in essence...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Has Tim Lincecum thrown his last pitch for the Giants?

San Francisco Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum’s hip is giving him so much trouble that he might never pitch again for the franchise. Speaking with Andrew Baggerly of mercurynews.com, the two-time Cy Young Award winner revealed he is worried any return to the mound this year could cause further damage. And, since he’s a free agent, this could mean his final pitch with the Giants...
Via Sportsnaut
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Gregor Blanco an Weapon for San Francisco

San Francisco Giants Gregor Blanco, right, scores against the against the Washington Nationals in the fourth inning of a baseball game Sunday, Aug. 16, 2015, in San Francisco. Blanco scored on a double by Brandon Belt. (AP Photo/Ben Margot) Gregor Blanco is going about business as usual—working tough at bats, stealing bases, bunting his way aboard, and playing solid defense...
Via The Sports Journal
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants’ rookie Tomlinson blasts a grand slam for first MLB home run

Kelby Tomlinson made a stunning entrance into the majors with a grand slam on Thursday for the San Francisco Giants. Kelby Tomlinson’s first career home run was just grand: http://t.co/7NvtbrTNEN pic.twitter.com/4wLiHLVyR1 — MLB (@MLB) August 27, 2015   Tomlinson received a standing ovation and cheers heard round AT&T park. There were nothing but smiles as he rounded...
Via Sportsnaut
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Barry Bonds loses collusion case

After pursuing a collusion case against Major League Baseball, an arbitrator has ruled against Barry Bonds, who believed the league owners conspired against him to keep him from playing after the 2007 season. This ruling was first brought to light by Jon Heyman of CBS Sports and was later confirmed by Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle. Bonds had an outstanding year...
Via Sportsnaut
8 days ago  |  Discuss

On the inequity of the 2015 NL Wild Card Game

The Wild Card races in the American and National Leagues could hardly be more different. Over in the AL, only four teams are playing at a level that would normally make them contenders, but the rules require that a fifth team qualify for the postseason, so one team from a remarkably mediocre group is going to get rewarded with a playoff spot even though they may end the year with...
Via Fangraphs
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeremy Affeldt hurt his knee playing with his kids

Details on this are still a bit sparse, but it’s tentatively going into the “stupid baseball injury” Hall of Fame. Giants reliever Jeremy Affeldt hurt his knee…while he was playing with his kids. I’ll let the AP report take it away. The Giants placed left-hander Jeremy Affeldt on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday after he sustained a left knee subluxation while playing...
Via The Outside Corner
9 days ago  |  Discuss

What makes Bruce Bochy and Joe Maddon great?

With the Cubs in San Francisco to face the team just behind them in the wild-card race, it makes sense to compare the two managers. After all, they both ended up within the top five in a recent ESPN.com survey, and their teams have both found success in recent years. Though they were born just a year apart, their styles are different enough that they seem to be a study in contrasts...
Via Fangraphs
9 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants: Marlon Byrd providing a spark

When news broke that right fielder Hunter Pence would be going back on the DL for a third time this season with a moderate oblique strain, it made the San Francisco Giants ramp up their search for finding an outfielder before the waiver deadline. The Giants acquired Marlon Byrd and cash from the Cincinnati Reds in exchange for double-A RHP Stephen Johnson. The Giants almost traded...
Via isportsweb.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants hope key contributors carry them to the postseason

Despite the superstition that has developed surrounding the San Francisco Giants’ inability to win a World Series title in seasons of odd ending years, the defending champions are shaping up to advance to postseason baseball this season. The superstition grew alongside the Giants championship titles during their trilogy of wins that occurred in 2010, 2012, and 2014. Coincidentally...
Via isportsweb.com
13 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants create wonderful Full House parody

#FullClubhouse http://t.co/1MkMdGfuUZ Starring @bcraw35 @mm_duffy @JeremyAffeldt @hunterpence Javier Lopez @JoePanik and Bruce Bochy — San Francisco Giants (@SFGiants) August 14, 2015 As far as team-produced parody videos, this one is right near the top of the list.  The Giants will be celebrating their San Francisco-based sitcom roots with a Full House night in September...
Via Awful Announcing
20 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants filmed their own 'Full House' intro

At the end of September, the San Francisco Giants will be having a Full House Night at AT&T Park, complete with a Full House snowglobe giveaway. To promote the evening, they filmed this Full House parody intro entitled Full Clubhouse, starring Brandon Crawford, Matt Duffy, Jeremy Affeldt, Hunter Pence, Javier Lopez, Joe Panik, Bruce Bochy, and featuring a cameo former Full...
Via The Outside Corner
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants rookie dedicates first hit to memory of Kaiser Carlile

San Francisco Giants rookie Kelby Tomlinson notched his first major league hit in his first career at-bat on Monday night and dedicated his personally noteworthy accomplishment to the memory of Kaiser Carlile, the nine-year-old bat boy who died over the weekend as a result of a tragic on-field accident. Carlile, who served as bat boy for the Liberal Bee Jays, a collegiate summer...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
29 days ago  |  Discuss
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