Tuesday, August 23, 2011
For the Sharks, they needed to address two problems they encountered last season: Speed and defense.
Saturday, August 20, 2011
You know how I know?
The defending World Series champions, and a team in the middle of a competitive playoff race, are in danger of being swept by the worst team in baseball.
Do you cringe when you watch Giants baseball these days? How about turn away from the television once the opposing team scores over three runs?
You're not alone.
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
The Giants are a mess. It think we will all agree to that. A few late-inning throw-aways, slew of injuries and the surging Diamondbacks prove that.
Still, San Francisco remains just 2.5 games back after all that with a whole lot of baseball yet to be played.
Monday, August 15, 2011
To recap: The Sharks traded Devin Setoguchi and Dany Heatley to the Minnesota Wild for Brent Burns and Martin Havlat in two separate deals. Also, San Jose acquired Jim Vandermeer and Colin White to help bolster the defense, and they acquired Andrew Murray, James Sheppard and Michal Handzus to fill the open spaces in the third and fourth lines.
However, what the Sharks currently lack is depth.
While many teams would be content with making it to the third round of the NHL playoffs two years in a row, GM Doug Wilson evidently was not. He made that clear when he traded sniper Dany Heatley and young talent Devin Setoguchi to the Wild this past offseason.
Saturday, August 13, 2011
It is true that fans must immediately put the preseason out of their minds once the regular season begins. Last year, the 49ers went 4-0 during the preseason, then proceeded to lose their first five games of the regular season.
The preseason simply does not matter -- success or failure.
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Despite the list of mistresses, critics and Steve Williams' remarks, Woods was back to reclaim is rightful place on the throne of golf.
However, we forgot one thing, he is playing the sport of golf and nothing is guaranteed -- not even for Tiger Woods.
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Predictions and speculation.
With the lockout intact, the Warriors' proactive front office cannot extend their "act-first" wings that we got a glimpse of before David Stern laid down his gavel on the NBA season.
Just when things were getting good, too.
Monday, August 8, 2011
However, Barry Zito is just that man, and San Francisco knows all too well why the lefty will be hard-pressed to make the 25-man playoff roster.
It has just never clicked for Zito. Signing the richest contract in MLB history for a pitcher at that time is something that player must live up to. The 33-year-old has never even sniffed living up to that contract.
Five years into that lucrative contract, Zito's record is 43-61 and he's has had trouble staying in the Giants starting rotation.
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.