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  1. The wit, wisdom and poetry of Hunter Pence

    David Schoenfield

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- With his mop of curly hair, pants hiked up above his knees and energetic style of play, Hunter Pence is a fan favorite not just in San Francisco but across the country. Fans in out-of-town cities began bringing clever Hunter Pence...

    Blog | October 21, 2014
  2. Giants rally as bullpen stifles Cards

    David Schoenfield

    Man, we had a lot of stuff going on in this game. Both starters got knocked out early, 13 pitchers were used altogether, the Giants had another unlikely rally, the fans were loud, Hunter Pence signs were everywhere, the sky was beautiful and it was a...

    Blog | October 16, 2014
  3. Things we've learned after one series

    David Schoenfield

    Overreact after one series? Of course we're going to overreact! We're baseball fans. It's no fun if we just spout things like "small sample size" and "check back in two months." So, what have we learned after one series? Here are a few trends and thi...

    Blog | April 04, 2014
  4. SweetSpot TV: Trade deadline ideas

    David Schoenfield

    Eric and myself check in on the trade deadline. Which teams need to make a move and what would we like to see? And where could Jake Peavy land if the White Sox deal him?...

    Blog | July 30, 2013
  5. Time to put a fork in the Giants' season

    David Schoenfield

    Matt Cain threw 36 pitches on Wednesday afternoon, most of them ineffective. He faced seven batters, walked three of them, allowed hits to two more of them, threw just 18 strikes and got yanked before the San Francisco Giants even batted. When man...

    Blog | July 11, 2013
  6. NL All-Star squad looks much stronger

    David Schoenfield

    The big questions for this season's All-Star selections as we headed into Saturday's selection show: Would Yasiel Puig make it? Who backs up Miguel Cabrera at third base in the American League from a strong field of candidates? Who represents the Ast...

    Blog | July 06, 2013
  7. Offseason report card: Giants

    David Schoenfield

    2012 in review Record: 94-68 (88-74 Pythagorean) 718 runs scored (6th in NL) 649 runs allowed (6th in NL) Big Offseason Moves Re-signed Angel Pagan, Marco Scutaro and Jeremy Affeldt. Signed OF Andres Torres. Lost OF Melky Cabrera. GM Brian ...

    Blog | February 01, 2013
  8. Why I didn't rank the Giants in my top 10

    David Schoenfield

    How could I leave the defending World Series champions out of my top 10 offseason power rankings? Giants fans weren't happy. One of my editors wasn't happy. So here you go. Ten reasons I didn't have the Giants in my top 10: 1. The Giants in 2012 s...

    Blog | December 17, 2012
  9. Tigers stars come up short as Giants win

    David Schoenfield

    DETROIT -- We can go silly overanalyzing three baseball games, so let's keep it simple: The Detroit Tigers are a stars-and-scrubs team. If the stars aren't delivering, it's going to be an uphill climb. And now that climb is Mount Everest. In Game ...

    Blog | October 28, 2012
  10. Bumgarner, little things put Giants up 2-0

    David Schoenfield

    SAN FRANCISCO -- This was the Madison Bumgarner Giants fans saw most of the season: the pitcher with impeccable control, the ability to get inside on right-handed batters, generate ground balls and change speeds. This was the pitcher who had become o...

    Blog | October 25, 2012
  11. Six key players to watch in World Series

    David Schoenfield

    We finally know the World Series participants and maybe it's good news the second wild-card team didn't reach the World Series. Instead, we do end up with two first-place teams and two of the game's historic franchises. Here are three key players fro...

    Blog | October 23, 2012
  12. Pence, defense key Giants' blowout win

    David Schoenfield

    There's a running joke out there that Hunter Pence must be an alien because of the awkward way he plays baseball, a unique style not replicated by any other major leaguer. I say awkward, but others might term it ugly. He hits from a stance so wide...

    Blog | October 22, 2012
  13. Baker's smart move with Latos pays off

    David Schoenfield

    When Cincinnati Reds starter Johnny Cueto had to leave with back spasms after recording just one out Saturday, manager Dusty Baker and pitching coach Bryan Price had four reasonable options: 1. Bring in reliever Sam LeCure, who didn't start a game...

    Blog | October 07, 2012
  14. Ten important players for September

    David Schoenfield

    When Davey Johnson got his first managerial gig with the New York Mets in 1984 he took over a franchise that had lost 94-plus games in six of its previous seven seasons, and the only reason it didn't happen in the seventh season was due to the 1981 s...

    Blog | August 31, 2012
  15. Trade deadline acquisitions have been flops

    David Schoenfield

    For all the hype about the trade deadline, the early returns haven't been good. Ryan Dempster, Rangers: Has been pounded for 19 runs in 17.1 innings in three starts, including two starts with eight runs. He gave up eight-plus runs just three time...

    Blog | August 14, 2012
  16. Ten important things to know on Aug. 13

    David Schoenfield

    You have to love August baseball. This is when the grind of the long season settles in, when depth becomes even more important, when pitchers have to pitch through fatigue and soreness and maybe a little pain. It's when we find out if the pretenders ...

    Blog | August 12, 2012