Denard Span Should Sit Against Lefties

The title is pretty self-explanatory. Someone posted a question on the Giants’ Reddit page today about Denard Span. The poster wanted to know what to expect from Span in 2017, and how much patience the club would have with him after a largely disappointing debut season with his new team. After signing a three-year, $31M contract last off-season, […]

Cain vs. Blach; Parker’s Power; Giants in WBC; Lineup Construction

Ben and Adam discuss the Giants’ televised spring game against the Dodgers, which featured the intriguing fifth starter battle between Matt Cain and Ty Blach. They also talk about Jarrett Parker’s impressive game, and Brandon Crawford and Buster Posey leaving for the WBC on Monday. Finally, the analyze Giants with (and without) platoon splits and […]

Embrace the Pitch Clock…Or Else? Plus Giants News and Notes

Ben and Adam are back, just in time for the first day of Spring Training games. They analyze Commissioner Rob Manfred’s vilification of the MLBPA and objective dissect the proposed rule changes. They also take a close look at Giants camp, where there’s a new base-running coach, an update on Will Smith’s elbow, and optimistic […]

On Knuckleballs, Spring Competition, Barry Bonds, & Bad Rule Change Proposals (podcast)

Ben and Adam discuss a wide range of topics, with Spring Training right around the corner. They talk about Brian Wilson’s comeback efforts as a knuckleball pitcher; the competition for the 5th starter spot; Pence’s oblique; Barry Bonds’ return to an instructor’s role; and finally, the terrible proposed extra-innings rule change from the league office. […]

Romo to LA? Crawford, Belt, Bum, Cueto Make Headlines (podcast)

Ben and Adam discuss the reports that Sergio Romo has a one-year deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers. They talk about his time with the Giants and look ahead to a bullpen without any of the Core Four. They also discuss the four Giants who have appeared thus far on MLB Network’s Top 10 Right […]

New Kids on the Blach: Young Giants Ready to Contribute in 2017 (podcast)

Ben and Adam discuss three compelling Giants prospects who appear destined and ready for the major leagues. They discuss the capabilities and candidacies of Christian Arroyo, Ty Blach, and Tyler Beede, as well as other off-season topics. They analyze Johnny Cueto’s impressive work ethic, the likelihood of a Matt Cain rebound, and the left field […]

A Closer Look at Mark Melancon

If you paid any attention at all to the 2016 Giants, you noticed that the bullpen was pretty terrible. When the game was on the line–when all the cards were on the table–the bullpen came in and ruined everything. Need I remind anyone of N.L.D.S. Game 4 against the Chicago Cubs? I didn’t think so. Anyway, that’s old […]