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Playoffs?! PLAYOFFS???

Playoffs?! PLAYOFFS???

by DrLefty A few days ago, I was envisioning a title for today's Out of Left Field along the lines of "The Giants Will Never Win Again" because that's sure how it felt. They were finding new ways to lose everyday--bad starting pitching, bullpen meltdowns, defensive gaffes, bad situational at-bats...in some new combination. Thankfully for me (and all of us), the last two games happened. After the...

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GIANTS NEWS, ANALYSIS & MORE BY DR. LEFTY

Good on Ya, Farhan!

Good on Ya, Farhan!

Photo credit: NBC Sports Bay Area by DrLefty Here is the column I promised to write after the Giants signed Matt Chapman...IF President of Baseball Operations Farhan Zaidi obtained another frontline pitcher. It didn't have to be Blake Snell, but he's the one I always...

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Unfinished Business

Unfinished Business

Old pals Jung Hoo Lee and Ha Seong Kim pose for a picture at last night's rainout. Photo credit: San Diego Padres Twitter/X account.   by DrLefty SCOTTSDALE, AZ:  Well, I was going to write about how the Giants are doing this week in the Cactus League, but now...

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BoMel Gets His Guy!

BoMel Gets His Guy!

by DrLefty I went to bed early last night and missed the Matt Chapman breaking news. I woke up to texts from BrotherLefty and SisterLefty and have spent the last couple of hours catching up, including listening to the Giants Talk emergency podcast recorded late last...

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Play Ball!

Play Ball!

by DrLefty The last time we saw Giants baseball was October 1, 2023. Today is February 25, 2024. It's been over 4 1/2 months since We Who Bleed Orange and Black have seen our team on a baseball diamond. But today is the day--the first spring training game!  The...

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Placing My Bets

Placing My Bets

by DrLefty The Mr and I are in Las Vegas this weekend. We're going to the Sphere tonight to see U2. We've been talking about placing some kind of bet on the Giants while we're here. Problem is, we know zero, and I mean nothing, about sportsbooks and sports betting....

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The Other Shoe

The Other Shoe

by DrLefty When I woke up yesterday, I was positively dreading writing Out of Left Field today. Nothing, and I mean really nothing, had happened in Giantsville since my last column was published. I half-considered begging off entirely. I've already used the 49ers as...

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Prospects for 2024

Prospects for 2024

by DrLefty I'll just be upfront with y'all: This is a double-duty title today. I'm going to talk about the tiny little tidbits of San Francisco Giants 2024 news that emerged this week--and I do mean tiny tidbits--and then pivot to talk about the MLB top-100 prospects...

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Jordan Hicks? Huh. OK.

Jordan Hicks? Huh. OK.

Fans are like, ‘OK, we get it, we understand now… I get it. You did a lot of moves that added up.’ The lightbulb went on, but the lightbulb didn’t go on immediately. So it’s been a little bit of a lag effect.”--Larry Baer (again), March 2023 by DrLefty Good morning...

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Hello 2024!

Hello 2024!

by DrLefty Happy New Year!  I know it's January 6 (Happy Epiphany!), but I'm happy to report that Larry David has modified his prohibition on saying "Happy New Year" after January 3. Last year, he updated it to January 7, and this year, he's pushed it to Jan. 11. I...

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