Saturday, November 10, 2012

Report: Multiple Teams Interested in Melky Cabrera

If the unhappy Giants players' reactions from after Melky Cabrera was suspended was not enough, and the fact the Giants left him off the postseason roster wasn't either, teams' high interest in Cabrera should be.

Melky Cabrera is looking more and more like he will not be with the San Francisco Giants next season.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Golden State Warriors: Andrew Bogut Likely To Miss More Time Than Expected

Andrew Bogut will be sidelined for 7-10 days, according to Golden State Warriors head coach Mark Jackson, and thus begins the season we all expected but never wanted to see come to fruition.

Through five games this season, the Warriors have three wins, two losses and two players injured and out for significant time. That is 0.4 players injured per game -- not a good start to the season, by any means.

Raiders: #PalmersFault Gets Trending on Twitter

I am writing this post and it is all #PalmersFault, at least according to some knowledgable Raiders fans this past week.

The Raiders lost to the Buccaneers, and the fans responded with a hashtag that set the Twitter world ablaze -- in sort of a sarcastic manner.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Sabean: San Francisco Giants Keeping Hunter Pence, Brian Wilson A 'Wait-and-See'

San Francisco Giants GM Brian Sabean has some decisions to make between now and Opening Day 2013.

With the accolades of a World Series victory also comes the burden of players with newly-acquired World Series rings that want money now. Angel Pagan fits into that category rather nicely this offseason.

However, Hunter Pence is another story as he heads into arbitration with the Giants. The arbitration year could score him nearly $13 million next season, after rather disappointing production since the move to San Francisco.

Giants Prospect Andrew Susac Goes on Republican Rant After Presidential Election

We all know catching prospect Andrew Susac is a good player -- or is expected to be in the near future -- but what we may have missed it that Susac is severely right wing and not afraid to be vocal about it, as was evident by a borderline Republican rant on Tuesday night.

Report: San Francisco Giants World Series Parade Cost $225K

Rest assured, residents of the Bay Area, you were not affected by the San Francisco Giants' World Series parade that swept down the streets of San Francisco last week.

According to the SF Examiner, the total cost of putting on the parade was $225,000. However, the hoopla that went on around the parade was the most significant cost of the day. The confetti and

Thursday, November 1, 2012

San Francisco Giants Redefine Baseball's Winning Formula

If 2010 was special, then 2012 was special-er.

The ultimate smack in the face is the San Francisco Giants going into every round of the 2010 playoffs as underdogs, then going into the playoffs two years later as underdogs once again.

In 2012, the Giants smacked back and won their second World Series title in three years --  a feat not accomplished by a National League team since the Cincinnati Reds' Big Red Machine.

Major League Baseball, take notice -- the Giants know something the rest of you do not.

If 2010 hinted at the new winning formula in baseball, then in 2012 it made its definitive case.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Curry, Warriors Agree to 4-Year Contract Extension

Forget the injuries and everything else Stephen Curry has been through in his short up-and-down career thus far -- I know the Golden State Warriors have.

The Warriors and Curry agreed to a four-year contract extension on Wednesday worth $44 million, according to Bay Area News Group's Marcus Thompson III.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

San Francisco Giants' Righetti, Evans Could Be Elsewhere in 2013

The San Francisco Giants may be receiving a little added attention this offseason.

In a period of time that should see Angel Pagan get a monster deal, Marco Scutaro getting a one or two-year deal worth more now with an NLCS MVP in his pocket and Hunter Pence arbitration-eligible, Giants's management may also be facing some tough decisions.

Monday, October 29, 2012

49ers Video: Dashon Goldson Beheads Early Doucet


Dashon Goldson nearly killed a man on Monday night.

In the 49ers' butt-whooping of the Cardinals on national television, Goldson made a hit that could make any sports fan cringe -- although you may want to watch it once or seventeen times.

Report: Golden State Warriors Were Interested in James Harden

The Houston Rockets were not the only team salivating at the prospect of having James Harden on their team to start the 2012-13 NBA season.

Grantland.com's Zach Lowe is reporting that the Golden State Warriors were also involved in some minor negotiations with the Oklahoma City Thunder.

49ers' New Santa Clara Stadium Promises To Be NFL's Smartest

When the San Francisco 49ers' new stadium in Santa Clara opens up in 2014, the goal is not just to make it the best-looking and respected stadium in the NFL, but the smartest as well.

ESPN is reporting that the Santa Clara stadium that is expected to cost around $1.2 billion is going to be the most technologically savvy venue the sports world as ever seen.

San Francisco Giants' Ron Wotus Candidate For Colorado Rockies Manager

With the World Series over and the San Francisco Giants winning it all in the most fitting of fashions, Monday is Day #1 of the MLB offseason, which means the whispers of deals are heard throughout.

One whisper was actually mentioned a couple days ago, as Giants bench coach Ron Wotus has emerged as a candidate for the Colorado Rockies

Thursday, October 25, 2012

2012 World Series: Bumgarner Deals in San Francisco Giants’ Game 2 Victory



The greatest offense the MLB had to offer in 2012 has been completely shut down through the first two games of the World Series.
            They’ve been shut down not by the top pitching staff in all of baseball, but by a team whose biggest weakness heading into the World Series was arguably their starting pitching.
            A left-for-dead Barry Zito and a struggling Madison Bumgarner have sent the favored Detroit Tigers into a 2-0 hole to start the World Series.
            Bumgarner did the damage in Game 2 on Thursday night.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

2012 World Series: Sandoval in the Zone in San Francisco Giants’ Game 1 Win



            In a strange way, the San Francisco Giants shocked the world on Wednesday night.
            They took Game 1 of the World Series, and proved a lot of critics, analysts and experts wrong in the process.
            The storyline centered on the based god Justin Verlander?
            Non-existent.
            However, Pablo Sandoval was very much existent -- approaching Babe Ruth status with three home runs, two of which were off probable Cy Young winner Verlander.
            The Giants played Wednesday night’s Game 1 exactly how they needed to. No one expected them to win with Verlander on the mound and a week lineup to boot in a pitcher’s ballpark. Yet, San Francisco got the job done 8-3, taking a 1-0 series lead.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Berkman Calls Hunter Pence Broken Bat Hit 'Illegal,' Thinks Tigers Will Win World Series

Mark this one under "bitter player on the losing team."

After the St. Louis Cardinals were defeated for the third straight game in a row on their way to giving up a World Series birth, injured Cardinal Lance Berkman shared his thoughts on Hunter Pence's all-out strange base hit past shortstop Pete Kozma on Monday night.

2012 World Series: Exploring the San Francisco Giants’ DH Possibilities



Through grit and determination the San Francisco Giants are headed to the World Series, although those two characteristics could easily be replaced with luck and sheer magic that every World Series contender holds this time of year.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Brian Sabean Brushes Off Tim Lincecum Trade Rumors

Tim Lincecum will not be traded during the offseason, according to GM Brian Sabean.

The talk got started after an article by the Boston Globe's Nick Cafardo speculated that Lincecum would be traded by the San Francisco Giants.

49ers: Pete Carroll Responds to Jim Harbaugh's Complaints to NFL

Following the 49ers' 13-6 win over NFC West rival Seattle on Thursday, Jim Harbaugh was not happy about the aggressiveness of the Seahawks' coverage in the secondary.

He went as far as to complain to the NFL about it.

Harbaugh claimed cornerbacks Richard Sherman and Brandon Browner were maybe a little too physical with his wide receivers.

NBA Votes Klay Thompson 'Most Likely to Have Breakout Season'

Klay Thompson is the likeliest player to have a breakout season in 2012-13, according to NBA GMs.

Thompson received 13.3% of the votes, while Kyrie Irving and Kawhi Leonard each received 10% of the votes.

Last season, James Harden was given the preseason honor after receiving 21.4% of the vote.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Golden State Warriors: Stephen Curry Tweets "Ankle Will Be Fine"

Stephen Curry hurt his ankle again last night in a preseason game that saw him miss the second half.

Curry dove for a ball amid a scrum vs. Portland and had his ankle rolled over by one of the players involved. However, Curry tweeted that he is doing fine.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Stephen Curry Injures Ankle .... Again .... in Golden State Warriors Preseason Game


Stop me when you have heard this before.

Stephen Curry hurt his .......

Too easy.

Curry rolled his surgically repaired ankle in a preseason game on Friday night in Portland and did not return.

He played in just 26 games last season because of the fragile ankles his career has seemed to be plagued with.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

San Jose Sharks Take To Twitter Explaining Reality of NHL Lockout

If you have not noticed, the players are not happy with the current situation of the NHL lockout.

With commissioner Gary Bettman and the NHL offering the NHLPA a 50/50 revenue split on Wednesday, the concern turned to the players and why they had not accepted an offer they have stood by for the entirety of the whole ordeal.

Ryane Clowe and Logan Couture were quick to explain the reality of the situation via Twitter Thursday.

Residents Against Warriors' San Francisco Arena Plans, Project's Cost Revealed, etc.



A big week for the Golden State Warriors' proposed San Francisco arena was followed by some expected backlash.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

49ers' New Santa Clara Stadium A Finalist For Super Bowls 50 and 51


With the blueprints for the San Francisco 49ers' new stadium in Santa Clara came the promise of a Super Bowl at the location in the near future.

Sure enough, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell announced on Tuesday that San Francisco was a finalist for Super Bowl 50 in 2016.

Golden State Warriors Unveil New San Francisco Arena Images


The Golden State Warriors gave the public the first detailed glimpse at what the proposed new arena in San Francisco will look like.

Candlestick Park Stabbing: Police Arrest Involved 49ers Fans



If the fans of Candlestick Park did not have a bad reputation already, they do now.

Police have arrested the two men involved in a stabbing outside Candlestick Park before the 49ers vs. Giants game on Sunday.

Friday, October 12, 2012

NLCS: Giants announce Bumgarner, Vogelsong Starters in Games 1 and 2


 It was not long after the St. Louis Cardinals came from well behind the Washington Nationals to win Game 5 of the NLDS that Bruce Bochy and the San Francisco Giants announced their first two starters of the NLCS.
            The Giants were presumably docked in Cincinnati waiting to know where they would be playing in the NLCS.
            They found out they would be heading home to start the series on Sunday.