ON THE NEED TO “SHAKE THINGS UP”

Ben discusses the demise of the San Francisco Giants, which can be traced back to the 2016 All-Star break. Since that time, the team has a 168-219 record, which is definitely not too small of a sample size to analyze! He addresses the specific failings — from top to bottom — of an organization that […]

YOUNG PITCHING, GOOD BULLPEN, DOMINANCE AT HOME KEEPING SF IN CONTENTION

Ben looks back on the past month-and-a-half of Giants baseball. He delves into the unexpected development of Andy Suarez and Dereck Rodriguez, the team’s suddenly well-above-average bullpen, and its adequate offense. Although some key hitters have been disappointing, others have stepped up and they remain in decent shape overall. The Cory Gearrin/Austin Jackson trade is […]

STAYING AFLOAT

Thanks in large part to an MVP-like season so far from Brandon Belt, the Giants offense is much improved — and quietly one of the best in baseball — but their starting pitching has struggled without Madison Bumgarner and Johnny Cueto. Bumgarner (and reliever Mark Melancon) are expected to return soon, but will their presence […]

GIANTS SURVIVE STRANGE OPENING WEEK

The Giants split a four-game series in LA in which they scored just two total runs. Their first three runs of the season (through 4+ games) all came on Joe Panik solo homers. Despite the fact that they began the year with a slumbering offense and a severely battered pitching staff, the Giants are 3-3 […]

PROJECTING THE 2018 GIANTS

Ben discusses the Giants’ roster as Spring Training gets underway. The front office was able to get fans, players, and even local media excited about a team that lost 98 games last year — but is the hype warranted? Music Credit: Released by Tasty Records Artist: TheFatRat Song: Xenogenesis