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  1. Value of impending FAs Sandoval, Shields

    Jim Bowden

    When the World Series is over between the Kansas City Royals and the San Francisco Giants and all the champagne bottles have been popped, the general managers of the respective teams will not be able to enjoy their celebration or wallow in their mour...

    Blog | October 20, 2014
  2. Is Sandoval's future in Boston?

    Joe Kaiser

    Pablo Sandoval has been quite the story throughout his time in San Francisco, from fluctuating weight and long hitting streaks (both good and bad) to his three-homer performance in Game 1 of the 2012 World Series vs. Detroit. But with Sandoval bei...

    Blog | September 30, 2014
  3. Previewing the qualifying-offer market

    Buster Olney

    As the saying goes, those who don't learn from the past are doomed to repeat it. Not one of the 22 players who were extended qualifying offers the past two winters accepted them, and in a lot of cases, that made sense. But it's a strategy that failed...

    Blog | September 17, 2014
  4. Could Boston court Sandoval?

    AJ Mass

    The Boston Red Sox haven't exactly been thrilled with the progress of Will Middlebrooks, and this past Wednesday, general manager Ben Cherington raised the possibility of sending the third baseman to play some form of winter ball. As Gordon Edes ...

    Blog | September 08, 2014
  5. Best hitting, baserunning tools in baseball -- MLB

    Manny Acta, Jim Bowden, Christopher Crawford

    Manny Acta, Jim Bowden and Christopher Crawford lay out which players have the best hitting and baserunning tools in baseball.

    Story | Conversation | August 14, 2014
  6. Giants waving white flag?

    AJ Mass

    The San Francisco Giants were fairly quiet at the trade deadline, although they did manage to acquire Jake Peavy for two minor leaguers last weekend. But couple that inaction with the decision to designate Dan Uggla and Tyler Colvin for assignmen...

    Blog | August 02, 2014
  7. Surprising starts to believe, not believe

    Jim Bowden

    MLB teams have now played approximately 25 percent of their regular-season games, and as much as we'd like to think you can just multiply their wins or statistics by four to see how the season will play out, we all know better. We do have, though...

    Blog | May 14, 2014
  8. Contract-year myth strikes again

    Eric Karabell

    Fantasy owners like to attach special meaning to players in contract seasons, presuming that the best is yet to come due to that extra external motivation. Sure, it worked once for Adrian Beltre and many others, right? Of course, the overall data is ...

    Blog | April 25, 2014
  9. Early grades for the free-agent class

    Buster Olney

    In the April leading up to CC Sabathia's free agency in 2008, his ERA after four starts was 13.50. Months later, he got the biggest contract ever for a pitcher -- $161 million -- after he had bounced back, and then been traded to Milwaukee and led th...

    Blog | April 25, 2014
  10. Giants ready to make lineup renovations?

    AJ Mass

    With Pablo Sandoval in the midst of a 4-for-27 slide, and having been in a slump for the entire 2014 season -- his batting average is just .169 -- manager Bruce Bochy of the San Francisco Giants is finally ready to make some changes to his lineup. ...

    Blog | April 23, 2014
  11. Sandoval's days with Giants numbered?

    AJ Mass

    Andrew Baggarly of CSN Bay Area writes that contract talks between the San Francisco Giants and Pablo Sandoval -- who would be a free agent at the end of the 2014 season if no agreement is reached on a new deal -- have been tabled. Giants general ...

    Blog | April 09, 2014
  12. Next step after Belt's deal

    AJ Mass

    The San Francisco Giants and first baseman Brandon Belt reached an agreement on a one-year deal worth $2.9 million just eight hours before the two sides were slated to sit down at an arbitration hearing. Although the deal was only for 2014, the Giant...

    Blog | February 19, 2014
  13. Wednesday Roundup: Panda packing up?

    AJ Mass

    Andrew Baggarly, Giants Insider for CSN Bay Area, says that while Pablo Sandoval has looked good while playing for Magallanes in the Venezuelan Winter League, there's a good chance he might not remain in San Francisco beyond the 2014 season. "I t...

    Blog | January 29, 2014
  14. Wednesday Roundup: Beware the Cubs

    AJ Mass

    The Chicago Cubs made some of their fan base quite upset earlier this week when then unveiled their new mascot, Clark the Cub. As Jesse Rogers of ESPN Chicago wrote, "the reaction was swift as the mascot was depicted in unflattering terms on several ...

    Blog | January 15, 2014
  15. Size matters for Sandoval, Hamilton

    AJ Mass

    When players report to their respective training facilities each spring after several months left to their own devices, there are always a few who raise some eyebrows when walking through the door due to drastic changes in their weight. For many ...

    Blog | January 15, 2014
  16. Yankees looking to Padres for help?

    AJ Mass

    On Monday, we discussed the New York Yankees and their possible plan for third base in the wake of the confirmation of the Alex Rodriguez suspension, noting a report that the team had not recently been in contact with the San Diego Padres about the c...

    Blog | January 14, 2014