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The winter meetings are over, but the hot stove season of winter is still going strong. There are yet a few significant dominoes left to fall. And at least one, Cliff Lee, will have repercussions across several franchises. If the Yankees don...
Charlie Miller
4 years ago
No matter how you hold the prism, the light coming through the other side indicates that Derek Jeter’s contract should be three years for $48 million. Yes, that is how we projected it a month ago in Athlon’s Free Agent Projections. And...
Charlie Miller
4 years ago
The Yankees-Derek Jeter negotiation should be pretty simple, but it could potentially turn into one of the offseason’s best stories if either side turns stubborn. It has been widely reported that New York general manger Brian Cashman (has...
Braden Gall
4 years ago
The Yankees-Derek Jeter negotiation should be pretty simple, but it could potentially turn into one of the offseason’s best stories if either side turns stubborn. It has been widely reported that New York general manger Brian Cashman (has...
Patrick Snow
4 years ago
Hall of Fame manager Sparky Anderson died Thursday at his home in California at the age of 76. He was a delightful character, a baseball legend and a special leader.On the field, Anderson’s accomplishments were numerous in his 26 years with...
Patrick Snow
4 years ago
Is it money or is it brains that wins World Series titles? I say you can’t do it without brains, and money certainly gives teams a better opportunity. But the Giants proved that making shrewd personnel decisions must be a part of the formula...
Charlie Miller
4 years ago
The tried-and-true formula of good pitching and timely hitting won out in the 2010 Fall Classic.Tim Lincecum’s eight solid innings of pitching and Edgar Renteria’s clutch three-run homer led the San Francisco Giants to their franchise...
Patrick Snow
4 years ago
With a chance to close out the World Series, the Giants send ace Tim Lincecum to the mound tonight in a Game 1 rematch with Texas starter Cliff Lee. The Giants dealt Lee the first postseason loss of his career in Game 1. Will Lee allow the Giants...
Charlie Miller
4 years ago
Circuitous (adj.): having a circular or winding course.The word is also defined as not being forthright or direct in language or action.Clifton “Cliff” Phifer Lee’s career path to World Series Game 1 ace could fall into both...
Braden Gall
4 years ago
Just having a little fun researching during the World Series, we select our All-Time Giants-Senators/Rangers Team. This exclusive club is for players who spent time with both organizations. With the Senators entering the American League in 1961,...
Charlie Miller
4 years ago
The team in orange and black was scary good on Halloween night.On a holiday meant for kids, it was the youngest player on either roster that was the biggest star. Twenty-one year old Madison Bumgarner pitched eight shutout innings in leading the...
Patrick Snow
4 years ago
The Rangers’ Colby Lewis was just what the Texas fans ordered last night to get the home team back in the series. Mitch Moreland and Josh Hamilton supplied the offense. Tonight Texas will send Tommy Hunter to the mound to even the series....
Charlie Miller
4 years ago
Now we have a series.The Texas Rangers rode a solid pitching performance by Colby Lewis, as well as home runs from Mitch Moreland and Josh Hamilton, to beat the San Francisco Giants, 4-2, in Game 3 of the World Series. It was the Rangers’...
Patrick Snow
4 years ago
There is more than one way to skin a cat.Mark Teixeira cost $180 million. C.C. Sabathia cost $152 million. A.J. Burnett cost $82.5 million. And yes, the Yankees got their 27th World Championship for all that money.But that was last year.Glory is an...
Braden Gall
4 years ago
GAME 4 PREVIEW HERE
Braden Gall
4 years ago
The Giants landed the first two punches against the Rangers in San Francisco. The run total differential of 20-7 sounds more dominating than reality. Tim Lincecum and Matt Cain silenced the Rangers’ bats, but there have been only two innings...
Braden Gall
4 years ago
The San Francisco Giants took a commanding 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven World Series Thursday night with a 9-0 victory over the Texas Rangers.The star of Game 2 was Giants’ starter Matt Cain, who tossed 7.2 shutout innings on a windy night...
Braden Gall
4 years ago
How important is Game1? Today in the Giants’ clubhouse, it’s huge. On the other side, it’s no big deal, just one game. But the reality is that of the 41 World Series played since the playoffs expanded in 1969, the winner of Game 1...
Charlie Miller
4 years ago
What we expected in Game 1 of the World Series was some kind of 12-inning, scoreless struggle for offense, won courtesy of a walk, stolen base and sac fly. What we saw was an offensive free-for-all courtesy of mistake pitches and bumbling fielders...
Charlie Miller
4 years ago
• The Giants share one World Series record with the rival Dodgers. Both franchises have lost 12 World Series. The Dodgers have won six, the Giants five. The Yankees, winners of 27, have also lost the most, 13. • One of the four longest...
Charlie Miller
4 years ago
Why the Giants believe they can win…. Pitching, pitching and pitching. Then there’s that little matter of clutch hitting up and down the lineup. Tim Lincecum, Matt Cain and Jonathan Sanchez have been terrific this postseason. Combined...
Charlie Miller
4 years ago
As has been the case all season and throughout the playoffs, we expect outstanding pitching in the World Series. The Giants feature four starters (Tim Lincecum, Matt Cain, Jonathan Sanchez and Madison Bumgarner) capable of shutting down the best of...
Charlie Miller
4 years ago
Going into the season, most baseball experts expected the Yankees and Phillies in the World Series. Coming out of the season, most experts still expected the powers from New York and Philadelphia to face each other in a rematch of the 2009 series....
Charlie Miller
4 years ago
1. Two franchises in the National League — Atlanta and Arizona have collected the Cy Young award four consecutive seasons. But only one franchise in the AL has won as many as three consecutive awards. What American League team had three...
Charlie Miller
4 years ago
Cliff Lee is firmly cemented among the best postseason pitchers ever. He is 7-0 in his eight starts with a 1.26 ERA. His latest gem Monday night confirmed that he is better than the Yankees. He proved too tough for the Rays twice, now has three...
Charlie Miller
4 years ago

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