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Slow and Steady

Slow and Steady

I decided to make something positive come out of COVID, so while mostly stuck at home, I've been working hard for the past months on fitness and diet. I've made some good progress and hope to make more before I go back to work on campus in the fall. We have a Peloton bike on order to arrive sometime in late February, and I'm looking forward to that. Here's the thing, though: I don't lose weight...

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GIANTS NEWS, ANALYSIS & MORE BY DR. LEFTY

Slow and Steady

Slow and Steady

I decided to make something positive come out of COVID, so while mostly stuck at home, I've been working hard for the past months on fitness and diet. I've made some good progress and hope to make more before I go back to work on campus in the fall. We have a Peloton...

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New Giants and Departed Giants

New Giants and Departed Giants

New Giants pitching prospect Carson Ragsdale, acquired yesterday from the Phillies for reliever Sam Coonrod. He's tall.   I have to be honest with y'all. This spring will mark four years of doing weekend posts for TWG, and it has never been harder for me to...

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Santa Comes Early: Welcome, Tony D!

Santa Comes Early: Welcome, Tony D!

  by DrLefty Raise your hand if you had the Giants making the biggest free-agent signing the week before Christmas. OK, now raise your other hand if you're a lying lieface liar. Anyway, welcome, Anthony DeSclafani. Can we just call you Tony D? Tony D, as we know...

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Winter is Here

Winter is Here

by DrLefty The MLB "Winter Meetings" have come and gone, with little of interest happening--no major trades, no marquee free agents signing. The biggest news of the week was about the reconfiguration of the minor league affiliates (#GoEmeralds).   The Giants had...

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Winter is Coming*

Winter is Coming*

*Winter Meetings are coming! by DrLefty Well, we made it through the deadline to tender contracts (or not) to arbitration-eligible players, and now there are 56 new free agents (non-tendered) to go with the long list of players who were already out there. The Giants,...

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Tender is the Night

Tender is the Night

by DrLefty To "tender" something to someone is a business term. It has nothing to do with how soft-hearted you are or how well-done you like your steak cooked. (And when I googled "tender" to find an image for the top of this post, the first thing that came up was the...

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Thanksgiving Giants Musings

Thanksgiving Giants Musings

by DrLefty What a strange and mostly awful year it's been. Kobe Bryant and one of his daughters died in a helicopter crash*. The 49ers lost the Super Bowl* when they should have won it (and now, how shall I put this, they pretty much suck). The Lakers AND the Dodgers...

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Rule 5 Draft Time

Rule 5 Draft Time

Alexander Canario: most likely to be added to the Giants' 40-man roster this week   by DrLefty In this strange odyssey known as the Year of Our Lord 2020, the Masters golf tournament is happening this weekend. The NBA draft, usually in June, is taking place next...

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Moving On

Moving On

A very young Senator Joe Biden plays CF in a Congressional Baseball Game in the 1970s. Check out the number on his jersey!   by DrLefty It's been quite a week, hasn't it? The entire nation--the whole world--waiting breathlessly for days for the outcome of an...

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Happy 10th Anniversary!

Happy 10th Anniversary!

by DrLefty Ten years ago today, November 1, 2010, was a Monday, the day before Election Day. The Giants were in Arlington, Texas, getting ready to play Game 5 of the World Series. Thanks to a spectacular World Series debut on Halloween night by 21-year-old rookie...

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Last Baseball Weekend of 2020

Last Baseball Weekend of 2020

by DrLefty We are now three games through the 2020 World Series, and no matter how long it goes, this is the last weekend of the MLB 2020 season. Even if the series goes a full 7 games, it will be over by Wednesday, October 28. After Games 1 and 3, the easy call was...

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