MLB: Carlos Beltran Traded to the Giants

World Series champs get an upgrade in the outfield. »»

The Big Orange Guy's Top 5 Questions About the National League West

There are six weeks until pitchers and catchers start to report to training camp.  I know that, not because the calendar told me, but because Curtis Granderson told me from his Facebook page.  Time is getting closer for the players to put on those »»

2010 San Francisco Giants: The Official World Series Film - Blu-ray Review

2010 World Series: San Francisco Giants vs. Texas Rangers gives a good sense of how the victory parade ended up in the land of Rice-A-Roni. »»

The San Francisco Giants win the World Series

As you have probably heard, the San Francisco Giants won the World Series, the first ever for the team from San Fran. They won it because of excellent pitching, timely hitting—and because the Texas Rangers' offense did not show up. I had predict »»

10 Thoughts On Rangers vs. Giants 2010 World Series Game 1

1) I don't know if it's possible to have wound up with a better game one than this series offered. Best pitcher in the NL vs. best pitcher in the AL vs. the likely AL MVP. While the Phillies and the Yankees were favored to be here, I don't think an »»

Pulse Alumni World Series Picks

LCS Results (and Totals) Tom: 2-0 (6-0) Aaron: 1-1 (5-1) Eugene: 0-2 (1-5)* *EDIT: Or as Carrie quipped on Twitter -- "Luckily for Eugene, the domain '16percentsports' is still available!" In lieu of playing the safety so I can be guarante »»

MLB News: Why the Giants will win the World Series

Don't you hate it when a guy makes a prediction without any scientific or mathematical basis—a prediction on a whim, more or less—and runs with it, sticking to it no matter what? Me too, but that is exactly what I am doing here. Well, not exac »»

MLB News: Former All-Star pitcher Bob Shaw passes away at 77

Pitcher Bob Shaw, who was an All-Star in 1962, passed away at age 77 on September 22. Over the course of an 11-year major league career, Shaw went 108-98 with a 3.52 ERA. In his All-Star 1962 season, he went 15-9 with a 2.80 ERA. Though 1962 wa »»

2K Sports Uses Major League Baseball 2K10 To Predict 2010 World Series Champion

2K Games sent out their simulation results, saying that MLB 2K10 has predicted that the San Francisco Giants will defeat the New York Yankees to win the World Series! In the simulation, the Giants defeated the Philadelphia Phillies in 6 games to a »»

MLB News: San Francisco Giants OF Andres Torres Out For About 2 Weeks

Torres has been a big surprise for the Giants all season with the 13th highest WAR of all NL batters. »»

MLB News: San Francisco Giants Close To Trading For Jose Guillen

The Royals and Giants are working on the details to send the OF to the Bay area. »»

Big Orange Guy's Top 5 - Obscure Baseball Rules

I would like to personally thank Don Mattingly for this week's Top 5 inspiration. If you did not hear what Donnie Baseball did last week, let me fill you in. Due to a few ejections, Don Mattingly was left in charge of the Dodgers against the Giants »»

San Francisco Giants Send Catcher Bengie Molina to the Texas Rangers

The Giants sent catcher Molina and cash to the Rangers for reliever Chris Ray and a player to be named later. The Rangers have been looking for catching help with prospects Jarrod Saltilamacchia and Taylor Teagarden having regular problems and an ov »»

Essential Reads: Stealing Home

Very rarely have I been moved enough from another articles to write one of my own. This is one of those times. As I've stated before, I'm a member of the Baseball Bloggers Alliance and part of that is getting group e-mails promoting sites and serie »»

Anatomy of a Keeper League: Selecting Keeper

Last time we looked at off season trading; now we move to selecting our keepers. This league keeps 15 players on the Major League Roster and up to 10 players on the Minor League Roster. My goal prior to selecting my keepers was to get a good base »»

30 Teams in 30 Days: San Francisco Giants Top 10 Prospects

1. Buster Posey, C – Posey doesn't have anything left to prove in the minors, but it appears that he could end up there again. There are people saying that he'll split time with Bengie Molina, which means he'll sit too much; the other rumor is t »»

30 Teams in 30 Days: San Francisco Giants Roundtable

Our guest bloggers is Matt Seybold from The Sporting Hippeaux. Question 1 - Can Tim Lincecum win his third consecutive Cy Young? Matt: Can he? Absolutely. I don't expect him to backtrack significantly from his '08 and '09 numbers. Will he? I »»

30 Teams in 30 Days: San Francisco Giants Preview

San Francisco Giants – National League West 2009 Record: 88-74, 3rd Place in the National League West, 7.0 Games Back 2009 Review: The Giants won 16 more games in 2009 than they did in 2008. The Giants arguably had the best pitching staff in »»

Under the Radar: A Few More Interesting Baseball Moves

Over the last couple of days, the baseball world has seen some notable transactions. Miguel Tejada signed with the Orioles. Joel Pineiro signed with the Angels. In keeping with my previous installment of this article “series," if that's what you wa »»

How Did Baseball teams They Get Their Name - Part Six of Six

I was watching a baseball game on television during the 2009 baseball season, and I started to wonder about the teams that were playing and how they got their names. I started to do a little research into some team names and found the history intere »»

MLB's Non-Tendered Players

Yesterday MLB clubs had to decide if they were to offer contracts to players under team control; i.e. players that had less than 6 years MLB experience. Depending on amount of service time, the teams can either assign contracts or they can go to arb »»

Some Quick Notes and Rumors: MLB Winter Meetings Day 2

Day 2 was busier than day 1. Tons of news coming out of Indianapolis. First, congrats to Whitey Herzog on being inducted into the Hall of Fame. Whitey was the first manager that I was exposed to growing up. He's a class act and deserves this like »»

Fantasy Football Pitfalls – Week 8

I'm going to look at the matchups each week and pick five fantasy starters that could be in for a tough week. Here's a look at players who could struggle this week. With the bye weeks upon us, you can't necessarily sit the guys on this list unless yo »»

2010 MLB Free Agent Class: Part 6

Over the next few weeks, I'll be looking at the 2010 free agent class by team. I'll list all of the free agents along with their Free Agent Status (A/B). Part 6... NL West Arizona Diamondbacks Doug Davis - B Scott Schoeneweis Chad Tracy (Option) Br »»

A Look at the MLB Trade Deadline

The trade deadline has come and gone (it's been almost a month now) and legendary blogger and Oakland Athletics fan Aaron Cameron and myself look at some of the major trades that happened. The Cardinals get Matt Holliday from the Athletics for Brett »»

TGC Roundtable: Baseball Questions

The TGC staff got together to answer a few questions about baseball season. Conspiracy theorist are saying that Alex Rodriguez's injury is actually a suspension from Major League Baseball for steroids - is their any truth to that? Why or why not. »»

Top 10 Prospects: NL West

I've been watching top prospect lists all winter and am ready to reveal the Tailgate Crashers Top 10 Prospects by Team. I've looked at other rankings and have arranged guys by those score and my own feelings on them. I'm releasing these by division; each team will have a top 10 with a quick note about the system and a sleeper. After all the division lists have been released, I'll rank the organizations and give my top 100 prospects. Coming up next, the... NL West Diamondbacks 1. Jarrod Parker 2. Daniel Schlereth 3. Gerardo Parra »»

NL Award Winners

This year, I'm doing things a little different - I'm using Sabremetric stats to pick the award winners. My formula takes Value Above Replacement Player, Win Shares, Revised Zone Rating, and Win Probablity Added. For pitchers, I switched RZR for Pitching Runs Created. For rookies, I only used VORP - it's easier to compare hitters and pitchers (for the record, a pitcher must have an increadible season to be up for the MVP; also, I'm not a fan of closers winning the Cy Young - how can a closer win an award for top pitcher when they only pitch if their team is winning by 1-3 runs). The Manager and Executive of the Year were my gut choices - no statistics involved. »»

MLB News and Notes

Angels clinch AL West crown with win over Yanks, Rangers' loss...ChiSox slugger Konerko has sprained MCL, return up in air...Braves manager Cox vows to return next year...Twins to push for 2014 All-Star Game...Brewers claim Coffey from Reds...Rays C Riggans needs knee surgery...Reds' Phillips to have surgery on broken finger...Giants' Lewis to have season-ending surgery...Grievance hearing on Alvarez begins...Padres pick up Haeger off waivers »»

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