Here is a link to my Sunday column about Pablo Sandoval and how the Giants are rebuilding themselves. The full column appears below: So much depends on Fatso the Third Baseman. For the San Francisco Giants, that is. The Giants are in desperate need of a power hitter, and Fatso, in smaller incarnations, has been that guy. He has a quick bat from either side of the plate. He’s just a natural-born hitter, except when he can’t get around on… Read More »
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Here is a link to my column about Tim Lincecum. The full text of the column appears below. It must have been a typographical error, actually two typographical errors. That’s what I thought. The first typographical error: The Giants re-signed Tim Lincecum as a cornerstone of their starting rotation. Really? The second typographical error: The Giants paid him $35 million for two years. That’s a lot of millions for a guy who lost his fastball years ago, who wants —… Read More »
Here is a link to my Sunday column. The full text is below. “Someone got murdered at a Giants game,” my son Grant said. “Don’t tell me,” I said. You have to understand I was in St. Louis in a hotel room, Grant and I there for the 49ers-Rams game. Grant, 25, had come across an article about the killing on the Internet. I could see he stopped reading. He was shaking his head. Neither of us wanted to… Read More »
Here is the opening to my Thursday column about the Giants’ future: Don’t expect to see Tim Lincecum in a Giants uniform next season. He has been a favorite in San Francisco — fans love him — but he is almost surely gone, as in out of here. The Giants will make him a lowball offer. Think $8 million. It is not lowball to you and me, but to a two-time Cy Young guy it’s pocket change. The Giants frankly… Read More »
Why is Barry Zito still a Giant? He can’t pitch as a starter and he can’t pitch as a reliever. He just can’t pitch. Let the Giants pay him off for the rest of the season and let them pick up his $7 million severance for next season and cut him right now and wish him a good life. He’s had a good life so far. The Giants should start pitching young guys, whoever they are.
Here is the opening to my Sunday column about Bruce Bochy and Brian Sabean: If Bruce Bochy were managing the Mets or the Yankees or the Phillies — happily he isn’t — fans and writers and sports-talk radio hosts/morons in New York and Philly would be ranting about what a bum he is. They’d say he’s mismanaging the Giants — like, how come Joaquin Arias isn’t batting fourth and playing center field and pitching every fifth day? And they’d say… Read More »
Here is the opening to my Thursday column about what the Giants did not do at the trading deadline: Brian Sabean said the offers for his potential free agents were “embarrassing.” His notable free agents after this season will be Tim Lincecum, Javier Lopez and Hunter Pence, but the floundering, bumbling, stumbling Giants are dealing from a position of weaknesses, and teams know that. And Sabean is not weak. In a movie, he would play the tough guy who finishes… Read More »
The Giants should designate Zito for assignment or just release him outright.
Post no-hitter, do you think Tim Lincecum is all the way back? If you were Brian Sabean would you re-sign him for next season with a multi-year contract?
In your opinion, do the Giants still have a reasonable shot at the postseason or are they dead right now?