Posts tagged San Francisco Giants

INTERVIEW: FRESNO GRIZZLIES MANAGER BOB MARIANO

INTERVIEW: FRESNO GRIZZLIES MANAGER BOB MARIANO

Bob Mariano is in his first season as the manager of the AAA Fresno Grizzlies in the San Francisco Giants’ organization. Mariano, who had previously managed in the minors in three different stints, had been the Giants’ minor league hitting coordinator since 2005. As a former minor league infielder, he has insights into how to […]

2012 DEADLINE: WEEKEND ROUNDUP

2012 DEADLINE: WEEKEND ROUNDUP

No huge moves took place over the weekend. Lots of talk involving big names as the July 31st Non-Waiver Trade Deadline approached, but the biggest names to move were LHP Francisco Liriano and INF Marco Scutaro. WHITE SOX GET LIRIANO – Chicago landed a left-handed arm in Liriano in exchange for two youngsters, INF Eduardo Escobar […]

2012 DEADLINE: ANGELS GET GREINKE

2012 DEADLINE: ANGELS GET GREINKE

The Angels are in a dogfight in the AL west that includes not only Texas but the suddenly-swingin’ A’s as well. Milwuakee is struggling in the NL central, well below .500 and far from their 2011 playoff form. On Friday the two clubs made a deal that sent RHP Zack Greinke to Los Angeles for […]

TRADE PIECE: ZACK WHEELER

TRADE PIECE: ZACK WHEELER

As the 2011 trade deadline approached, the San Francisco Giants were leading the NL west with only the Diamondbacks close to them in the standings. The solid pitching that had led the Giants to the 2010  World Series victory was still in play, but a big bat was needed in the middle of the lineup. […]

SANDOVAL REHABS IN FRESNO

SANDOVAL REHABS IN FRESNO

Giants 3B Pablo Sandoval continued his minor league rehab on  Tuesday in Fresno, CA where he batted cleanup for the AAA Grizzlies against the Salt Lake City Bees (Angels). In a 5-2 Grizzlies win, the Panda had no fielding chances, but he went 1-4 at the plate with a double and a run scored. Sandoval […]

LINCECUM STRUGGLES AS GIANTS LOSE OPENER

LINCECUM STRUGGLES AS GIANTS LOSE OPENER

Is there something wrong with The Freak? The Giants’ offense gave Tim Lincecum a few runs of support but the two-time Cy Young award winner had already spotted the Diamondbacks three first-inning runs. The final result was a 5-4 win for the defending NL west champs over the Giants. Lincecum was anything but sharp. Not only […]

ROSS, A’S STRUGGLE IN JAPAN

ROSS, A’S STRUGGLE IN JAPAN

It doesn’t count in the standings, but the Oakland A’s tuned up for their 2012 opener in Japan with a couple of exhibition games. The first game saw the A’s win 5-0 over the Yomiuri Giants behind five strong innings from starter Tom Milone. The second game was a rough outing for starter Tyson Ross […]

GIANTS FAN BRYAN STOW INTERVIEWED

GIANTS FAN BRYAN STOW INTERVIEWED

On Opening Day 2011, the San Francisco Giants began to defend their 2010 World Series championship with a game against their arch-rivals, the Dodgers, in Los Angeles. The day was marred by a reprehensible act in the parking lot after the game where Giants fan Bryan Stow was attacked and beaten by thugs, and most […]

TERMS AND RULES: SUPER-TWO’s

TERMS AND RULES: SUPER-TWO’s

Major league players reach free agency after six seasons, giving them freedom to test their value on the open market. During that six-year period, the arbitration process kicks in, giving players a chance to “put in for a raise” for the next season. For the majority of players, they are arbitration-eligible after three years. A select group of […]

BRANDON BELT FINISHES DWL STINT

BRANDON BELT FINISHES DWL STINT

Giants’ 1B/OF prospect Brandon Belt has finished up his tour in the Dominican Winter League, according to GiantsPipeline.com. The sweet-swinging phenom returned to his steady ways at the plate, posting a .300 average in 100 ABs along with an OPS of .865. Belt rose quickly through the Giants’ system in 2010, moving from high-A to AAA and producing […]

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