Good Vibrations–Spring Training, Week 1

15-year-old Mauricio Dubon visits AT&T (Oracle) Park. Photo credit: SFGate/Richey Family by DrLefty The Giants’ spring training camp, complete with a brand-new clubhouse complex, opened this week. Everyone slunk in, sad about how PECOTA says they’ll finish dead-last with just 68 wins in 2020, glum about the loss of Madison…

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Happy FanFest Day–The Trilogy

Brandon Crawford, Buster Posey, and Hunter Pence on an Orange Friday Past  Photo credit: NBCS-Bay Area by DrLefty This is my third year of doing a Happy FanFest Day post, and as I did last year, I spent time reading over my previous efforts before starting today’s post.  You can…

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Welcome to February

San Francisco Giants pitchers and catchers report for duty. Photo credit: Rick Scuteri, USA Today   by DrLefty Hello February. Super Bowl.NHL Trade Deadline.NBA Trade Deadline.Pitchers and Catchers Report.Champions League Returns. Sneaky good month. — Sid Seixeiro (@Sid_Seixeiro) February 1, 2020   Today is February 1 and my half-birthday. Now,…

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The World According to #SFG

by DrLefty As per usual, there wasn’t much Giants news this week. And unlike last week, there wasn’t a major MLB scandal to discuss, unless you’re really, really upset about Derek Jeter falling one vote short of a unanimous first-ballot election to the Hall of Fame. (Me: If the Babe…

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What a Week

Houston Astros celebrate after cheating to *win the 2017 World Series. Photo credit: AP by DrLefty We’ll get to the Giants news, but let’s just get this out of the way. The Astros’ sign-stealing scandal is not just the biggest baseball news of this week. It’s up there in the…

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Spring Training Invites & Other News

Live spring training countdown here by DrLefty Once the ball has dropped and the New Year has been rung in, it’s close enough to spring training to start counting the days and surveying the landscape. It’s a little premature to deconstruct the Giants’ 40-man roster that will report to Scottsdale…

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Is The Emperor Wearing Any Clothes?

by DrLefty I’ll admit this up front: I don’t know the answer to the question I posed in the title. But I thought it would be interesting to think about and discuss in this after-the-Winter-Meetings post. The “emperor” to whom I refer is, of course, Giants President of Baseball Operations…

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