Tuesday, August 2, 2011
However, it seems like the franchise continues to get hit harder every year, causing the team to push farther and farther back in competitiveness on the field.
Last season, it was Mike Singletary's time to shine with a talented roster and a surprisingly impressive preseason ( whatever that meant). The 49ers followed that up by
Monday, August 1, 2011
The Sharks started off by trading young winger Devin Setoguchi, prospect Charlie Coyle and their first round pick to the Minnesota Wild for All-Star defenseman Brent Burns.
Several talented, high-profile players, like Hunter Pence and Carlos Beltran, were dealt, with some teams being overwhelming sellers and other teams buying their way into contention for the World Series.
Burns is set to receive $5.76 million per year.
Thursday, July 28, 2011
He adds sexiness to a lackluster lineup. Beltran, Sandoval, Huff and Schierholtz is a good way to go 3-6 in the lineup. It is clear to a Giants fan, at least, who is sick of the dull roster that lacked a power hitter.
As I sat in front of the television on Thursday night, I could not help but treat Beltran's at-bats like I had treated Barry Bonds' at-bats back in the day.
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
It all started late Tuesday night with the announcement that the San Francisco 49ers had re-signed QB Alex Smith in a one-year deal for $5 million.
For those waking up to eggs and bacon the next morning, how about eggs and Carlos Beltran?
The Beltran rumors were electric Wednesday morning and continued into the afternoon.
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Pure speculation, though, which is what Young should have said.
The 49ers have talked to Hasselbeck about joining their team, according to ESPN, but it all but stops there.
Monday, July 25, 2011
What does that mean?
Public opinion says that the Giants' top prospects of Brandon Belt, Gary Brown, Zach Wheeler and Francisco Peguero are at the forefront of players that Sabean would hate to part with since they have such big futures apart of this team.
The Giants are rumored to be the front runners in the Carlos Beltran sweepstakes, however there is much debate over who the New York Mets want and who Giants GM Brian Sabean is willing to give up.
The debate comes in when the Mets start demanding key players in the Giants' talented farm system. That list includes Brandon Belt, Gary Brown, Zach Wheeler and Francisco Peguero, although the noted "untouchables list" may include any and all of those players.
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
However, as I watched this rare and nerve-racking event unfold before my eyes, I could not help but think for a second.
I expected that to happen.
Monday, July 18, 2011
One good thing that did come from this lockout for the 49ers was the leadership of free agent QB Alex Smith.
Smith is not signed by San Francisco, yet he organized a training camp-like workout for all players on the roster this past month that seemed to signify another year of the 2005 No. 1 overall pick under center.
Why attempt to fix something that is not considered broken?
Ask Sharks GM Doug Wilson, who seems determined to put together the exact pieces for yet another Stanley Cup run next season.
Thursday, July 14, 2011
Of course, the main attraction to the Showtime series was, and will forever be, Brian Wilson. His outrageous act is impossible not to give at least a wry smile at when seeing him in a spandex tuxedo on national television.
Surprisingly, Wilson was not the main character in Episode 2 this past Wednesday. They did have to sneak in
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
For that matter, let ESPN keep some of their dignity, as well.
For those who could not tell from the revealing of the winners of every category, the ESPY Awards are based on fan voting.
Monday, July 11, 2011
Is it bold? Confident? Stupid?
Has Sharks GM Doug Wilson shot his team in the foot, or is he just a genius?
The answers to these questions will come sooner than we think.
Whether that was beat writers making something out of nothing or not, it is news - some good and some bad.
The best news for the 49ers since the lockout was Alex Smith's leadership in organizing a mini-camp event at San Jose State.
The worst news was the hostility shown by wide receiver Michael Crabtree towards Smith as the 49ers' starter next season.
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Jim Harbaugh played 14 seasons in the NFL, most notable for the Chicago Bears, but his new chapter as a head coach may be the highlight of his NFL career.
So Wilson re-tooled.
Making the biggest splash of the 2011 free agency period, Wilson and the Sharks sent young scorer Devin Setoguchi and talented sniper Dany Heatley to the Minnesota Wild for All-Star defenceman Brent Burns and All-Star winger Martin Havlat in two separate deals just 10 days apart.