Miami Marlins players celebrate after the Marlins defeated the San Francisco Giants 5-3 in a baseball game, Tuesday, June 30, 2015, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Gordon Propels Marlins Past Giants

By: Ben Leonard Follow @ben___leonard They say that defense wins championships, not speed. As Dee Gordon showed today, speed can win you games in June, but maybe not in October for the woeful Marlins. The swift Gordon flashed around the bases for a decisive inside-the-park three-run home run, and Mat Latos pitched six innings of two run ball, helping the Marlins take a 5-3 victory. It’s just a little bit ironic that Latos slapped…


Warriors News: Marresse Speights Option & Free Agent Rumors

Monday the Warriors announced they will be exercising their $3.8 million club option on Marresse Speights’ contract for the 2015-16 season. Marcus Thompson from the Bay Area News Group reported: Warriors picking up the option for Marreese Speights' … $3.8 million was too much of a bargain to pass up — Marcus Thompson (@ThompsonScribe) June 29, 2015 A bargain it is when you consider what it will likely cost the…

CORRECTS KINGS GOALIE TO MARTIN JONES, INSTEAD OF JONATHAN QUICK - New Jersey Devils right wing Martin Havlat, left, of the Czech Republic, tries to get a shot in against Los Angeles Kings goalie Martin Jones during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Report: Sharks Get Their Goalie; Acquire Jones from Boston

By: Joe Lami On Tuesday morning, the San Jose Sharks acquired goaltender Martin Jones from the Boston Bruins. Jones, 25, was dealt to Boston in the deal involving Milan Lucic on Friday afternoon. In exchange for Jones, the Sharks will surrender their 2016 first round pick and Sean Kurlay, an unsigned 2011 fifth round draft pick. Kurlay, a center, is currently playing at Miami University and has put up 29 points…


Sharks Extend Defenseman Dillon

While the Sharks are still searching for a starting goaltender, they’ve made progress sealing up things at the blue line. Defenseman Brendan Dillon who was acquired in a defensive swap for Jason Demers last season, and was a pending free-agent, received a vote of confidence from the organization Monday by inking a fresh contract. Dillon’s agent Jarrett Bousquet confirmed the five-year, $16.35 million deal stating, “Both sides are extremely happy. Brenden…

San Francisco Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner hits a home run against the Colorado Rockies during the seventh inning of a baseball game, Sunday, June 28, 2015, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/George Nikitin)

Duffy, Bumgarner Give Giants Win On Nearly Historic Day

By: Ben Leonard Follow @ben___leonard Yesterday, I predicted that Madison Bumgarner would throw a no-hitter on Sunday. It only took two pitches for me to be proven wrong. But I guess I’ll just have to settle for a near cycle from Matt Duffy, Bumgarner’s 1000th career strikeout, and Bumgarner’s eighth career home run. Sunday was an exciting day at the ballpark for the 41,795 in attendance, who got to see all…

San Jose Sharks' Scott Hannan (27) blocks a shot in front of St. Louis Blues' Chris Butler, center, and Sharks goalie Antti Niemi, of Finland, during the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Possible Goaltending Solutions for San Jose: Post-Draft Update

Follow @joe_lami By: Joe Lami The NHL Draft has come and gone, and the San Jose Sharks are still without a viable number one option in net.  Many fans have gotten concerned, especially since six starting goalies were traded over the weekend, including Sharks free agent-to-be netminder, Antti Niemi. However, Doug Wilson says he has a plan and that there still a plethora of options that are not currently being discussed.  Some…

San Francisco Giants catcher Andrew Susac tags out Colorado Rockies' Chris Rusin during the second inning of a baseball game, Saturday, June 27, 2015, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/George Nikitin)

Susac Drives Giants Past Rockies

By: Ben Leonard Follow @ben___leonard These are the games playoff teams win. Andrew Susac broke through with a bases-clearing double in the seventh, helping the Giants take a 7-5 come-from-behind win over the Colorado Rockies. It was inevitable. You just felt the whole time that the Giants were going to break through against Chris Russin and the Rockies’ borderline horrific pitching staff. Even when Tim Lincecum went down with a…


Sharks Draft and Team Report

The NHL Draft has now come and gone for the San Jose Sharks and their opponents. The Sharks as you may remember, carried a surplus of picks in this years draft, which was regarded by many to be one of the most loaded draft classes in years. The most important of those picks was the ninth overall selection. With that selection, the Sharks chose to draft Swiss-born Timo Meier. The…


Sharks Trade Up In Second to Snag Roy

Follow @joe_lami By: Joe Lami It took until the second round to get the defenseman the San Jose Sharks were looking for, but they got a good one at that.  Jeremy Roy was taken 31st overall by San Jose after they sent the Colorado Avalanche a 2nd round pick in next year’s draft, the 2017 6th round pick, and the 39th overall in this year’s draft. Roy, a 6-foot defenseman…


Bochy, Giants Lose Pretty Average Game to Rockies

By: Ben Leonard Follow @ben___leonard If you had to pick the Giants’ most average game this season, Friday’s shaped up to be a heavy favorite. Any time you play the Rockies, the game’s candidacy just skyrockets. The pretty average Chad Bettis did enough to beat the pretty below-average Giants 8-6, who are missing their entire starting outfield. He went six pretty ordinary innings, a “quality start,” giving up three runs…