Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images Pence is transitioning into fanhood brilliantly. Hunter Pence will forever be remembered as one of our favorite San Francisco Giants. Eight years with the franchise, two championships, one All-Star appearance, one legendary speech, and countless memorable moments later will do that. And now Pence is transitioning to being one our … [Read more...] about Hunter Pence bought shots for an entire restaurant after the Rays’ chaotic win
Photo by Brian Rothmuller/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images Who will be there in 2021? Hello and happy Sunday. Last week, Darin Ruf told KNBR’s Mark W. Sanchez that he “loved every minute” of the San Francisco Giants season, and that he’d “love to be a part of it next year.” Ruf returned to MLB in 2020 following a three-year stint in the KBO, after he had failed to stick … [Read more...] about Sunday BP: Predict the Opening Day outfield
The footprints tracing the Giants’ ascent to the 2010 World Series title, the first in the franchise’s San Francisco tenure, still look fresh. Maybe that’s because 10 years doesn’t seem that long ago. Or maybe it’s because that team’s character -- and characters -- remain on the active roster in that playground where nostalgia supplants oxygen. It’s called memory. … [Read more...] about 10 years later: Revisiting the Giants' WS title
Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images And hopefully they stay that way. Hello and happy Saturday. The 2020 MLB season was weird, which every San Francisco Giants fan can attest to. But while lots changed — a shorter, odder schedule, expanded rosters and postseason, a lack of fans, and much more — what most stood out were the in-game rule changes. There were three: A … [Read more...] about Saturday BP: Rules likely to return to normal in 2021
The prospect shared an Instructional League homer on his Instagram. Hello and happy Friday. Many of the San Francisco Giants prospects are at the Fall Instructional Leagues, getting in important development time. Unfortunately the Giants aren’t providing coverage or video of the Instructional Leagues, so we don’t get to see it. But prospect Luis Matos is here to help us out. … [Read more...] about Friday BP: Luis Matos dinger!
Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images About time. The coronavirus may have shortened the 2020 MLB season and thus cost San Francisco Giants first baseman Brandon Belt a shot at playing in the All-Star Game, but he’s still getting some much-deserved recognition. On Thursday it was announced that Belt was named a finalist for the National League Gold Glove Award at first … [Read more...] about Brandon Belt is a Gold Glove finalist
Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images Well, that didn’t last long. Next up on the San Francisco Giants season reviews: outfielder Jaylin Davis. Season stats 4 games, 12 plate appearances, .167/.167/.417, .583 OPS, 1 home run, 1 RBI, 0 walks to 6 strikeouts 54 OPS+, 49 wRC+, -0.1 rWAR, -0.1 fWAR Status throughout the season Davis made the Opening Day roster, but was optioned to … [Read more...] about Season review: Jaylin Davis