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Baseball Insider Archive: Giants

The not-exactly-out-on-a-limb LCS predictions

Yeah, no surprises here. I'm going Phillies over Giants, and Yankees over Rangers. I'm already on record as predicting a Phillies-Yankees World Series. And while I got three of the four Division Series right, the fact it will be the Rangers facing the Yankees, instead of Rays-Yankees, in the ALCS...

By Dave Sheinin  | October 15, 2010; 10:43 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Giants, Phillies, Rangers, Yankees  
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How Bad Is the Giants' Offense?

As the Giants fade from the playoff picture, we are about to be denied the small pleasure that would have come from seeing the team with the worst offense in the major leagues (at least as defined by team OPS) playing in the postseason.

By Dave Sheinin  | September 23, 2009; 1:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Giants  | Tags:  Giants, playoffs  
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When Prospects Go Bad

According to the Associated Press, Angel Villalona, a 19-year-old Dominican prospect who was given a $2.1 million signing bonus in 2006, has been charged with murder in connection with the Saturday night shooting death of a man named Mario Felix de Jesus Velete in La Romana, Dominican Republic.

By Cameron Smith  | September 22, 2009; 1:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Giants  | Tags:  Giants, crime, minor league baseball, minor leagues, murder, prospects  
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Moment of Levity: The Big Picture

Giants shortstop Freddie Sanchez needed a little help getting over San Diego's Chase Headley earlier this week, so he dialed into his legendary hopscotch career from elementary school. Legend has it that a young Sanchez once had 12 straight perfect hopscotch runs before the course had to be re-chalked.

By Cameron Smith  | September 10, 2009; 5:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Giants, Padres  | Tags:  Chase Headley, Freddie Sanchez, Giants, Moment of Levity: The Big Picture, Padres  
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Is the National League Really That Easy?

For years it's been said that National League hitting is inferior to that of the American League but in the past few weeks it seems like pitchers who have recently left the AL for the NL are having their way with the senior circuit.

By CJ Holley  | September 3, 2009; 1:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Brewers, Cardinals, Giants, Indians, Phillies, Red Sox  | Tags:  boston red sox, cleveland indians, milwaukee brewers, philadelphia phillies, san francisco giants, st. louis cardinals  
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The Dodgers Got Better Overnight

Yes, despite some pretty horrendous defending by Manny Ramirez and a loss to the cellar-dwelling Diamondbacks, the Dodgers suddenly look a lot deeper and more formidable for the postseason, thanks to two last second moves that added significant pieces to their puzzle just before the deadline for players to be made eligible for postseason rosters.

By Cameron Smith  | September 1, 2009; 12:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Diamondbacks, Dodgers, Giants  | Tags:  Brad Penny, Diamondbacks, Dodgers, Giants, Jim Thome, Jon Garland, Jose Contreras, Red Sox, White Sox, trade  
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Older Entries in This Category »

A Good Weekend for Baseball, CJ Holley , August 21, 2009
A Rough Tuesday for Pitchers, Cameron Smith , July 29, 2009
A Trade Broken Entirely on Twitter, Cameron Smith , July 28, 2009
Moment of Levity: The Big Picture, Cameron Smith , July 14, 2009
Giants' Sanchez Throws No-Hitter, CJ Holley , July 11, 2009
Should Pablo Sandoval Be an All-Star?, Cameron Smith , July 7, 2009
Moment of Levity: The Big Picture, Cameron Smith , June 25, 2009
The Pregame Meal of Champions, CJ Holley , June 24, 2009
Burriss Sent Down ... For Now, Cameron Smith , June 17, 2009
Moment of Levity: The Big Picture, Cameron Smith , May 28, 2009
Moment of Levity: The Big Picture, Cameron Smith , May 27, 2009
Moment of Levity: The Big Picture, Cameron Smith , May 15, 2009
Does Northern California Want the A's?, Cameron Smith , May 14, 2009
Did the Giants Rush Emmanuel Burriss?, Cameron Smith , May 1, 2009
Giants Making a Splash With Ethnic Marketing, Cameron Smith , April 23, 2009
Moment of Levity: The Big Picture, Cameron Smith , April 9, 2009
Phillies Land Reliever Taschner, Cameron Smith , March 28, 2009
Sidney Ponson Is a Winner, CJ Holley , March 11, 2009
Giants Release Dave Roberts, Cameron Smith , March 5, 2009
Let the Games Begin (Sort Of), CJ Holley , February 25, 2009
Camp Notes: Giants in Scottsdale, Cameron Smith , February 24, 2009
Two Minor Signings of Significance, Cameron Smith , February 9, 2009
On Manny: Brinksmanship and Conspiracy Theories, Cameron Smith , February 4, 2009
NL West Rivals Jockey for Manny Ramirez, Cameron Smith , January 2, 2009
Minor and Mid-Major Holiday Moves, Cameron Smith , December 30, 2008
Affeldt is First Free Agent to Sign, Tracee Hamilton , November 17, 2008
Nationals, Orioles Enter Free Agent Fray, Cameron Smith , November 5, 2008
 
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