Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Scutaro, Belt Possibilities in San Francisco Giants Outfield Following Melky Cabrera Suspension

Melky Cabrera will not be with the team following his 50-game suspension, and with it comes offensive uncertainty in the San Francisco Giants’ lineup.
            On Wednesday, manager Bruce Bochy replaced Cabrera in the lineup with Gregor Blanco.
            However, that could very well change as the season progresses and the playoff race heats up.

San Francisco Giants: Bochy, Players React To Melky Cabrera Suspension

Lost in the news that Melky Cabrera had tested positive for testosterone and would be suspended by the MLB for 50 games without pay was the situation it left the San Francisco Giants in on Wednesday.
            The team is now once again without a big bat in the middle of the lineup, making the acquisition of Hunter Pence at the trade deadline all the more crucial.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

San Francisco Giants: Bruce Bochy Pushing All the Right Buttons

Whether it has been San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy’s carousel of starting lineups he produces on a seemingly day-to-day basis or his unorthodox use of the bullpen, Bochy has received flack over the years.
            Today, Bochy is pulling off one of the better managerial jobs in all of Major League Baseball with the Giants.

Monday, August 6, 2012

49ers: Crabtree Returns to Practice Field; Brooks, Hunter Impressing

Not since July 27 has San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree been on a practice field in Santa Clara.
            The long-awaited return of the talented wide-out had to wait 10 days, including seven practices, but Crabtree ran onto the field Monday suited up in full pads ready to practice -- sort of.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

49ers: Harbaugh Defends Rookie A.J. Jenkins As Criticism Builds

Of the several offseason topics surrounding the San Francisco 49ers prior to the start of training camp, one seemed to stand out because of the criticism it took at the time the decision was made.
            The overall consensus from people in the know and in the media was that 49ers’ 2012 first-round draft pick A.J. Jenkins was struggling.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

San Francisco Giants: Sandoval to the DL, Scutaro’s Arrival and Burriss DFA’d

The San Francisco Giants had a bevy of moves on the agenda before Saturday’s game against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
            As presumed, Pablo Sandoval was sent to the 15-day DL with a strained left hamstring, and Aubrey Huff was called up.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Bob Melvin Sees Similarities in 2012 Oakland A’s and 2007 NL West Champion D-Backs

It is no secret the Oakland A’s have gone far above all expectations this season.  They have been arguably the biggest surprise in the MLB this season, and their walk-off win against the New York Yankees on Friday night only proved that on more of a national level.