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San Francisco Giants: 2017 Preview, Predictions & Schedule

By Athlon Sports, 2 years 1 month ago
The Chicago Cubs had to come back from a 3-to-1 deficit against the Cleveland Indians to prevail as World Series champions, but the Giants understood this painful truth: They had the Cubs right where they wanted them, too. The Giants were three outs away from forcing a decisive Game 5 in their NL Division Series, with Johnny Cueto lined up to start at Wrigley Field and Madison Bumgarner...

5 National League Storylines to Watch During Spring Training

By Nicholas Ian Allen, 2 years 2 months ago
Baseball is back. All 30 MLB teams are fully entrenched in spring training in Florida and Arizona, and members of every organization are representing their home countries in the World Baseball Classic all over the globe. With only a few weeks left until Opening Day, the 2017 season is beginning to take shape. As we count down the days, we take a look at five National League storylines to watch...

NL Wild Card Game Preview and Prediction: San Francisco Giants vs. New York Mets

By Jake Rose, 2 years 7 months ago
The bright lights of New York City tend to be the most glaring when one of the Big Apple’s two baseball teams is in the postseason. Since the Mets survived to see the wild card, all eyes in the baseball-crazed city will be on the mound of Citi Field tonight as two of the best arms in baseball today square off for the right to face the best team in baseball, the Chicago Cubs, in the...

Making Baseball Fun: Spicing Up the All-Star Game

By Jake Rose, 2 years 10 months ago
This past spring training, Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper unabashedly donned his “Make Baseball Fun Again” hat in an effort to shed light on baseball’s lack of individuality.   To some baseball lifers, Harper’s tongue-in-cheek ball cap was seen as too brash and self-serving, an indictment of the latest generation of professional athlete — and...

Where 10 Top MLB Free Agents Could Sign

By Jake Rose, 3 years 6 months ago
Major League Baseball’s hot stove is already at full boil. New Red Sox general manager Dave Dombrowski is already making his mark in Boston, swapping four prospects with the Padres for closer Craig Kimbrel. Meanwhile, Kimbrel’s former club, the Braves, continue to make their fans say, “They did what!?” by trading away Andrelton Simmons, the best...

San Francisco Giants Mt. Rushmore (Franchise Four)

By Charlie Miller, 3 years 10 months ago
Major League Baseball is promoting an effort to identify the best four players in each team’s history with their "Franchise Four." We selected our choices for Mt. Rushmores a few years ago. Here are updated versions for all 30 teams. Who are the four baseball players that have risen above all others for each organization? The question sounds simple, right? Not so fast. Let...

Giants call up Adrianza, DFA McGehee

By The Sports Network, 3 years 11 months ago
Miami, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - The San Francisco Giants have purchased the contract of infielder Ehire Adrianza from Triple-A Sacramento and designated third baseman Casey McGehee for assignment. Adrianza is batting .316 with six doubles, three homers and 15 RBI in 44 Triple-A games this year. He hit .237 with six doubles and five RBI in 53 games with the Giants last year. The 32-year-...

Recap: Miami vs. San Francisco

By The Sports Network, 3 years 11 months ago
Miami, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - With just four homers in 402 career games coming into Tuesday, Dee Gordon capitalized on a chance to add to his total without having the ball leave Marlins Park. Gordon sped around the bases in the second inning for a three-run inside-the- park homer to help Miami edge the San Francisco Giants, 5-3, in the opener of a three-game series. Justin Bour went...

Giants' Lincecum hit in arm by liner, exits

By The Sports Network, 3 years 11 months ago
San Francisco, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - San Francisco Giants right-hander Tim Lincecum left Saturday's game against Colorado with a right forearm contusion after being hit in his pitching arm by a line drive in the second inning. Lincecum spun around and put his head between his legs after being struck near his right elbow by DJ LeMahieu's liner. The ball ricocheted to first baseman Buster...

Recap: San Francisco vs. Colorado

By The Sports Network, 3 years 11 months ago
San Francisco, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Andrew Susac hit a go-ahead three-run double in the bottom of the seventh inning to lift the San Francisco Giants to a 7-5 win over the Colorado Rockies on Saturday. Giants right-hander Tim Lincecum left the game with what the team called a right forearm contusion after being hit in his pitching arm by a line drive off the bat of DJ LeMahieu in the...