Giants’ trade deadline preview

The Giants, as all contenders do, have their flaws. These flaws were accentuated during their 5-18 stretch in June and July. The most apparent holes are overall depth off the bench, second base, right-handed relievers and center field. (if Pagan cannot return soon) Starting pitching is also a major question mark with Cain on the DL. Brian Sabean said that no prospect is off-limits, given the right deal. Let’s explore…

July 24, 2014
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Was the Samardzija deal the right move?

July 15, 2014

The Athletics are the best team in baseball at 55-33, with a run differential of +135. They are absolutely dominating Major League Baseball. So why did they need to go out and acquire Samardzija and Hammel? It’s not like they have a lack of depth at the position; Scott Kazmir has turned out to be a great signing, making the AL All-Star team with his 2.53 ERA and 3.31 FIP….

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Why Passing On Afflalo Was A Mistake

July 7, 2014

According to sources close to both teams, the Orlando Magic apparently offered up stud shooting guard Arron Afflalo and a first-rounder to Golden State for second-year forward Harrison Barnes. The Warriors, having complete faith in Barnes’ potential, turned the book on that conversation. Ultimately, the Magic ended up shipping Afflalo to Denver for Evan Fournier and a Nuggets’ second-rounder. On the surface, one can understand why the Logo and the…

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Raiders’ Offseason Update

July 3, 2014

  What’s up Raider fans? It’s summertime, which means the sun is shining on Oakland and shedding some light on what to expect from the Silver and Black. Last season was difficult to watch at times, and I’m sure disgruntled Raiders’ fans view this discomfort in their eyes as normal. The Raiders haven’t been able to make the playoffs since losing the Super Bowl in 2003 to the Tampa Bay…

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Warriors Free-Agency Update

July 2, 2014

By: Apurv Baichwal He was once lauded as the next great high schooler to make the jump to the NBA. His tall, lanky frame, coupled with his crafty ball handling, made him a sure star in the making. Sadly, just three years after being drafted by the Clippers, Shaun Livingston suffered what most thought was a career-ending knee injury, an injury that gut-punched the entire basketball world at the time….

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What Has Led To The Giants Downfall?

July 1, 2014

There are many reasons why the Giants have fallen so quickly. You could point to the absence of Angel Pagan; since he was acquired from the Mets, the Giants are 163-124 when he plays, and 53-66 when he doesn’t. “It’s amazing the different in record when he’s out there versus not,” manager Bruce Bochy said. “The numbers speak for themselves.” As an emotional leader of the club, he is the…

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49ers Minicamp Update

June 28, 2014

  The NBA draft just ended, which means, if you’re like me, you’ll shift your attention to news coming out of the NFL during any breaks from the World Cup. Fortunately for us 49er fans, a three-day minicamp just ended, so there’s a bit to discuss. Not the least of which is the absence of veteran Vernon Davis and standout Alex Boone, both of whom are still in contract disputes….

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Sharks Offseason Update

June 27, 2014

After an abysmal performance in the first-round of this year’s 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs, the Sharks look for answers, hoping desperately to forget their pitiful mark on the history books against the eventual champions, the Los Angeles Kings. Earlier on Friday, the Sharks made a rather unsurprising and long-overdue move, buying out the remaining year in former Czech superstar Martin Havlat’s contract, saving the team $5 million in much-needed cap…

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Injuries Abound For Giants

June 25, 2014

Scutaro, Belt, and Pagan. All three are on the DL, all three should be in the starting lineup, and all three are desperately needed to help spark this anemic offense. Marco Scutaro, last year’s starting second baseman, has been out all year with a chronic back issue and finally started a rehab assignment yesterday with the rookie-level Arizona League Giants. In his first rehab game, he played three innings at…

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BURN: Breakdown of Bay Area Sports

To all the A’s fans out there, congratulations. Your team won the division. And appropriate props should be given. But to continually slam Giants fans in every way, shape, and form is uncalled for and unclassless. The vast majority of Giants fans really don’t hate the A’s, while it seems like every single A’s fan alive hates the Giants almost as badly as Dodger fans do. It’s ridiculous. Because of…

September 23, 2013
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