Gazing Into The Crystal Ball

by DrLefty I know we’re all super-excited about the Twins signing 39-year-old Nelson Cruz, and who else had trouble sleeping last night after hearing about Jonathan Lucroy’s deal with the Angels? As for the Giants? They’re going to have the most kick-ass scoreboard in baseball, yes, they are, which will…

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What’s the Plan, Stan?

by Dr Lefty If I thought¬†last week was a nothing burger, this week was…yeeeesh.¬† The Giants signed Pat Venditte to a one-year major league deal for $585,000 and negotiated with the Oakland (for now) Raiders to let them trample and trash AT & T Park in 2019. Raiders at AT&T…

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Nothing Burger

by Dr Lefty Silly me last Saturday, thinking something might actually happen this week. The Baseball Winter Meetings were mostly a big nothing burger (again), and I might even quibble that it’s not actually “winter” yet, according to the calendar. The Giants did get a Bergen and a Gerber, and…

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On the Verge

by Dr Lefty Greetings from sunny Anaheim, California, where I am literally looking out at Disney’s California Adventure from my room at the Hilton Anaheim. I’m here to give a workshop tomorrow morning as part of a conference being held here, and me and the Mr. are driving to Long…

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Tender is the Night

by Dr Lefty With last night being the deadline to tender arbitration offers to eligible players (or not), I woke up thinking about “Tender is the Night” as a possible riff for the post. This was the name of the final novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald, one that some fans…

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Something from Nothing

by Dr Lefty This is the slow part of the offseason. Awards have been given out, minor leaguers have been added to 40-man rosters, and others have lost their 40-man spots. We’re still more than two weeks away from the Winter Meetings (Dec. 9-12, in Las Vegas). Oh, and it…

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A New Era of Giants Baseball

by Dr Lefty Even without any specific baseball news, it’s been quite an eventful week for the Giants family. Within 24 hours, they introduced Farhan Zaidi, new President of Baseball Operations–and said goodbye to Willie McCovey, the first great homegrown San Francisco Giant. Greek Giant already did a good job…

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