The San Francisco Giants are generally thought of as the most improved team in the NL West this year. But with an overrated pitching staff, shaky infield defense, and anemic offense that wasn't addressed this winter, it figures to be a fifth-consecutive losing season for Brian Sabean's boys.
March 30, 2009
Tim Lincecum entered his start on Thursday afternoon against the first-place Chicago Cubs with a 16-6 record in 40 career starts, posting a 3.30 ERA in 256.0 innings pitched. He added to that total on Thursday with another effective start, striking out eight in six innings to pick up his 10th victory in the Giants' 8-3 win over the Cubs.
July 3, 2008
Fresno's bullpen nearly implodes before a former big-league reliever saves the day, while Augusta goes extra innings to get back in the win column. Connecticut's bats rally late, but it's not enough, and San Jose drops a tough one. Just Another mixed bag Day in the Minors!
May 2, 2007
Trading prospects may not always seem to jive with the mandate of getting younger, but there may be good reasons to do it. Perhaps a prospect is blocked and won't get a chance to make it. Perhaps he had a hot season and is overvalued. But there are always options, if the right deal is out there.
April 8, 2007