Sunday, November 18, 2012

Locking Up Buster Posey: How Much Is Too Much For the San Francisco Giants?

Buster Posey's historic 2012 season earned him a box full of accolades, and with the Giants looking to spend money to lock up their respective free agents, this offseason may be the best time to lock up Posey as well.

How much do the Giants pay Posey? Probably the farm and then some -- but the years will be the most significant part of one of the biggest contracts offered in the MLB.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Holliday Calls Cain's NLCS Plunking 'Less Than Tough'

Matt Holliday's controversial slide into Marco Scutaro in the NLCS is still drawing headlines, even during the offseason.

Holliday had some choice words for the San Francisco Giants on Thursday, singling out Matt Cain's retaliatory plunk job of Holliday in Game 7 of the NLCS.

Selig on A's to San Jose: 'You're Not Going To Get A F%^&*#@ Answer'

Can you blame the media for wanting to know if the Oakland Athletics will be moving from Oakland to San Jose, or even anywhere for that matter?

MLB commissioner Bud Selig is, although he understands the urgent nature of the topic. On Thursday, Selig did not seem in the mood to mess around with the topic or even give a blanket answer, as has been his custom since the issue became national news.

49ers: Is Brandon Jacobs On His Way Out of San Francisco?

Brandon Jacobs has not received a carry this season, and it may all be coming to a head.

Jacobs was reportedly unhappy about the situation earlier this season, after he was declared fully healthy yet did not play a single down for the 49ers.  But he shook off the reports in favor of being ready for the team in the long run -- the playoffs.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Mark Jackson Responds to Charles Barkley's Criticism of Golden State Warriors

TNT's Charles Barkley is not afraid to run his mouth on national television, and he directed his attention towards the Golden State Warriors as his next target this week.

Barkley went on 95.7 The Game Tuesday and talked with Brandon Tierney and Ric Bucher about the Warriors' culture.

Steve Young on Rick Reilly: 'You Didn't Just Say That'

Rick Reilly's ego-driven antics on Monday Night Football created the now infamous Steve Young "death stare" that has captivated the sports world over the past 24 hours.

Young was simply doing what we all were thinking at the moment -- "Bro, really?"

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

San Jose Sharks' Marleau Responds to Roenick's Bashing in New Book

At this point, it is pretty obvious Jeremy Roenick has a personal vendetta against San Jose Sharks' former captain Patrick Marleau.

Roenick's book "J.R.: My Life as the Most Outspoken, Fearless and Hard-Hitting Man in Hockey" took some shots at Marleau once again, after the two have shared some words in the past.

First of all, if that title does not scream "look at me," I do not know what does.  Second of all, here is what Roenick's book had to say about Marleau.

Report: San Francisco Giants Interested in Hunter, Victorino

The San Francisco Giants are looking elsewhere to fill their void in the outfield presumably left by Melky Cabrera and Angel Pagan.

According to the San Francisco Chronicle's Henry Schulman, the Giants have shown interest in free agents Torii Hunter and Shane Victorino. The interest is presumably in response to

Monday, November 12, 2012

Report: 49ers' Alex Smith Expected to Start Monday vs. Bears

Expect Alex Smith back under center for the San Francisco 49ers Monday night game against the Bears, despite the concussion he sustained in Sunday's tie vs. the Rams.

According to CSN Bay Area's Matt Maiocco, if Smith is cleared to play he will start for the 49ers, and all indications point to Smith being cleared to play.

Report: San Francisco Giants Interested in Nick Swisher

The San Francisco Giants have reportedly shown interest in Yankees' free agent outfielder Nick Swisher, according to CBS Sports' Jon Heyman.

Swisher is considered one of the bigger targets in a very weak free agent market this offseason that includes the likes of Josh Hamilton and B.J. Upton, among others.

San Francisco Giants, Jeremy Affeldt Agree to Three-Year Deal

After days of rumors and speculation, the San Francisco Giants have made the deal with reliever Jeremy Affeldt official, as first reported by CBS Sports' Jon Heyman.

The deal is reportedly for three years and $18 million.

Affeldt did not give up a run in 10.1 innings of relief in the entire 2012 postseason on the Giants' way to a World Series title.

Golden State Warriors' New San Francisco Arena Could Make Millions for City

Estimates that San Francisco city coffers would receive almost $54 million in one-time revenue and up to $19 million a year from a new waterfront arena that the Golden State Warriors want to build are "reasonable" projections, according to an analysis released Friday.

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.'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?
            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.