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On Second Thought: Giants pitching

Apr 24, 2012

Alex Grotewohl Giants fans have been subjected to a lot of uncertainty in recent weeks. Between a new surgery for Brian Wilson and a few decent starts in a row by Barry Zito, the San Francisco faithful can be excused for not knowing which...

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OFF THE WOHL: Brian Wilson out for season, but Giants OK

Apr 17, 2012

San Francisco Giants closer Brian Wilson, known almost as much for his larger-than-life whiskers and Taco Bell commercials as for his performance on the mound, has fallen victim to structural damage in his throwing elbow. The hurler, who has...

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Commentary: Lincecum off to a rocky start; what gives?

Apr 16, 2012

Giants fans have been subjected to a lot of uncertainty in recent months. Their cleanup-hitting catcher is recovering from a season-ending injury suffered last year. Can the team find enough offense from this group of prospects and retreads t...

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Barry Zito stuns the world with his competence in Denver

Apr 9, 2012

As an any-weather fan of the San Francisco Giants, I admit I looked at the probable pitchers for today’s game in Colorado and groaned. It was that same groan you make when you get called into work on your day off or see the police lights be...

Bochy missed chance to exploit bench depth; yanked Lincecum too late

Apr 6, 2012

You can't get too upset about Opening Day losses -- it is one of 162 games, after all.But just a couple nits to pick that may spell warning signs ahead: Bruce Bochy's late hook of Tim Lincecum and his decision to stay with Aubrey Huff late in...

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OFF THE WOHL: Posey needs to stay behind the plate for Giants

Apr 3, 2012

Giants’ fans are well aware of how important catcher Buster Posey’s bat is to the San Francisco lineup. Without his presence in the cleanup spot, the team looked shakier than Rick Santorum’s grip on reality. Posey’s injury in 2011 was...

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Cain gets paid; is Lincecum next?

Apr 2, 2012

I just turned off the news. The weatherman is reporting a massive front sweeping across the nation today as millions of Northern California residents breath a sigh of relief at the reports of Giants pitcher Matt Cain’s five-year contract ex...

Video: New Giants season brings improved views, gnomes

Mar 30, 2012

During its annual Media Open House, the San Francisco Giants unveiled this week a number of off-season improvements to AT&T Park to keep the fan experience fresh and contemporary.

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Giants Spring Training primer

Giants Spring Training primer

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The Giants’ bench takes shape as the spring comes to a close

Mar 22, 2012

In a couple of major ways, the San Francisco Giants are in an unenviable position heading into 2012. Their offense remains a huge stack of question marks and their rotation, while still among the best in baseball, lacks the depth to which fan...

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