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  1. Milwaukee Brewers Carlos Gomez, Arizona Diamondbacks Gerardo Parr...

    Doug Mittler

    In ESPN The Magazine's Money Issue, Doug Mittler writes that as new defensive metrics gain relevance in MLB, bargain players like Carlos Gomez and Gerardo Parra won't be underpaid for long.

    Story | Conversation | April 16, 2014
  2. Giants strike early to drop Pirates into 1st-place tie with Cards...

    Buster Posey had three hits, Pablo Sandoval drove in two runs and the San Francisco Giants beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-3 on Saturday night.

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | August 24, 2013
  3. Lester gives weary mates a break

    Joe Stiglich, Special to

    SAN FRANCISCO -- Whatever zone that Jon Lester finds himself in right now, he's not interested in dissecting how he got there. Things are rolling along nicely for the Red Sox left-hander, and he continued a strong second-half stret...

    Blog | August 20, 2013
  4. Schierholtz continues torrid stretch

    Joe Stiglich

    SAN FRANCISCO -- Nate Schierholtz appears locked into quite a zone right now, which is probably for the best. The Chicago Cubs' right fielder might be the next player packing his bags and leaving the team before Wednesday's non-waiver trade deadl...

    Blog | July 28, 2013
  5. Giants' Tim Lincecum quiets Blue Jays to end losing streak

    Tim Lincecum ended a three-start losing streak, Andres Torres hit a two-run homer and the San Francisco Giants beat Melky Cabrera and the Toronto Blue Jays 2-1 on Tuesday night.

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | June 04, 2013
  6. Rockies get first series victory over Giants in 2 years

    Juan Nicasio scattered three hits over six innings, Carlos Gonzalez and Troy Tulowitzki each drove in two runs and the Colorado Rockies won their first series over San Francisco in two years, beating the Giants 5-0 on Sunday.

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | May 19, 2013
  7. Should the Dodgers keep Brandon League?

    Mark Saxon

    The most impressive aspect of the Dodgers' final month was the relief pitching, particularly in the late innings. Ronald Belisario, Kenley Jansen and Brandon League made the final three innings a no-fly zone, smothering teams' hopes of a rally with u...

    Blog | October 03, 2012
  8. Tim Lincecum finally earns a win as Giants shut out Dodgers again...

    Tim Lincecum won for the first time in nearly two months to end the worst drought of his career, throwing four-hit ball over seven innings, and the San Francisco Giants held the Dodgers scoreless for the third straight game in a 3-0 win Wednesday.

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | June 27, 2012
  9. San Francisco Giants' Matt Cain -- Ted Barrett behind plate for s...

    Major league pitchers are going to start demanding Ted Barrett for their starts. Barrett became the first major league umpire to call balls and strikes for two perfect games.

    Story | Conversation | June 14, 2012
  10. Josh Hamilton is crushing everything, which means pitchers must a...

    Buster Olney

    Josh Hamilton is doing things we've never seen before, and yet opposing pitchers continue to feed him pitches to drive. As Buster Olney writes, it's time to try one last option before walking him: expand the strike zone.

    Blog | Conversation | May 13, 2012
  11. Giants 7, Mariners 5

    Giants 7, Mariners 5

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | March 15, 2012
  12. Brett Lawrie: Offensive and defensive star?

    Mark Simon, ESPN Stats & Information

    Left: Brett Lawrie's swing rate against offspeed pitches out of the strike zone (16%) Right: Average right-handed hitter against those pitches (32%) Click here to create your own Lawrie heat maps Brett Lawrie made a major impression as a 21-ye...

    Blog | February 14, 2012
  13. Nationals-Giants Preview

    Nationals-Giants Preview

    Preview | June 07, 2011
  14. A headfirst mistake

    Buster Olney

    Roberto Alomar had the greatest half-season of any player I've ever seen in 1996, after signing with the Baltimore Orioles as a free agent. He seemed to catch every grounder hit within two time zones, make every throw, collect big hits and steal...

    Blog | April 13, 2011
  15. MLB: Josh Hamilton isn't the first, and won't be the last, to mak...

    Buster Olney

    Josh Hamilton on Tuesday did something that's been done for ages, and with similar consequences. It's not some kind of a fluke to suffer a bad injury on a headfirst slide, but the problem hasn't been cured, writes Buster.

    Blog | Conversation | April 13, 2011
  16. MLB: Pablo Sandoval may be swinging his way out of the league

    Matt Meyers

    Matt Meyers examines Pablo Sandoval's shaky start to the season, noting that if he continues going after pitches out of the zone, he might swing himself out of the league.

    Story | Conversation | April 06, 2011