7:03 PM EDT, Thu July 30, 2015

Pence, Peavy propel Giants to 5-0 victory

Buster Posey did not start Wednesday. Neither did Joe Panik or Angel Pagan. But Hunter Pence did, and that was all the impetus the Giants needed. Pence made two terrific defensive plays early in the game, one with his legs and glove and another with his arm. His bat showed up in the seventh inning, as Pence smacked an RBI double to break a scoreless tie and propel the Giants toward a 5-0 victory over Milwaukee at China Basin. The win extended a tidy roll for the Giants as they approach a steamy, 10-game road trip starting Friday night in...

Hudson gets first win against A’s as Giants sweep

The surging Giants got their three-game sweep with the 4-3 victory. The 4-3 victory was the Giants’ 11th in their past 12 games, and third series sweep during the run, the Giants moved a game behind the first-place Dodgers in the National League West. Buster Posey had a four-hit day and Matt Duffy homered and singled for three RBIs before the second inning was complete. Whether it happens sooner or later, whether the Giants trade for a starter by Friday's deadline or stand pat, they might be staring at the unenviable prospect of being forced to remove a borderline Hall of Famer from...
McCovey Chronicles Jul 22, 2015

Giants take series from Padres behind Matt Cain, more dingers

Buster Posey and at least a couple Brandons helped, of course. There isn't a baseball-satisfaction index, but there should be. Maybe that's something for an offseason project. It would be a list of satisfying ways to experience a win, ranked in order of satisfaction. Walk-off grand slam on the far right, pyrrhic win with a devastating injury on the left. Somewhere on the right, way over, would be Wednesday's game against the Padres. There are a lot of obvious reasons. Dingers Padres Series win The score A reverse-Caining Padres I'd also like to think that Dale Thayer spit his gum out in...
Twinkie Town Jul 22, 2015

Another look at the trade market for catchers

Jesse takes another look at the trade market for catchers around baseball now that those available are becoming known. A little over a month ago we took a look at three catchers who, at the time, would have made good investments for the Twins in their efforts to get better behind the plate: Baltimore's Matt Wieters, Andrew Susac of San Francisco, and Kevin Plawecki of New York's National League franchise. With most of the American League still in play for the post-season, Wieters isn't the best bet to be available at this point. Susac (blocked by Buster Posey) and Plawecki (competing with...

Posey rests as Giants try to solve the riddle of Despaigne

Buster Posey was going to take a break either Tuesday night or Wednesday afternoon. He is 0 for 12 against Padres right-hander/Giants personal hypnotist Odrisamer Despaigne, who is pitching Tuesday. Posey is resting Tuesday. Here's the lineup against Despaigne (des-PON-yay),… Continue Reading → The post Posey rests as Giants try to solve the riddle of Despaigne appeared first on Giants Extra.

Giants Splash: Posey sits vs. nemesis Despaigne

Giants Splash: Posey sits vs. nemesis Despaigne Three earned runs in 29 2/3 innings. Buster Posey is 0-for-12, his biggest 0-for against any pitcher. Runners-up are C.J. Wilson and Edwin Jackson at 0-fro-9. How is this possible? If I did, Hensley Meulens would have asked my advice by now. The Giants try to even their series at Petco Park against Despaigne. In three starts, including his big-league debut last year, he has a 5.63 ERA. Gregor Blanco start again. Back to Posey. Manager Bruce Bochy had said he expected Posey to rest Wednesday, but perhaps felt Posey needed the break now...

Shea: Vogt, Posey lead the way from behind the plate

Vogt, Posey lead the way from behind the plate Baseballs are fired at you at speeds exceeding 90 mph, and it’s not rare if you get a concussion. Why in the name of Hobie Landrith would you want to be a catcher, Buster Posey? Stephen Vogt? “I just enjoy the thinking aspect of catching, the preparation of it,” Posey said. No position in baseball is more unlike the others than catcher. Nobody needs a cup more than a catcher. Little Leaguers don’t line up to catch. “A hundred percent of the time, I’d rather be behind the plate,” Vogt said. Posey and Vogt, who represented...

Giants Splash: Lineup for Game 2 in Arizona

Giants Splash: Lineup for Game 2 in Arizona Not surprisingly, Buster Posey moves from catcher to first base after catching 12 innings over 5 hours, 11 minutes Friday night. The Giants face Chase Anderson and Jake Peavy will try to build on two good starts back from the disabled list. The Giants' lineup:

Lineup: Susac catches Peavy as Giants go for series win at Arizona

The Giants pushed back their team buses by a half hour. That's the humane thing to do a day after playing a five,hour, 11-minute game. Oh, and Buster Posey ain't catching. He'll likely be back behind the plate to catch… Continue Reading → The post Lineup: Susac catches Peavy as Giants go for series win at Arizona appeared first on Giants Extra.
McCovey Chronicles Jul 17, 2015

Ranking the trade players currently in the Giants organization

These aren't completely accurate trade values, but they are on the Internet. Every year, glutton for punishment Dave Cameron publishes his "Trade Value Rankings," which attempt to analyze which players from the minors and majors have the most trade value on the open market. One of the big factors is how good the player is right now, of course, but there are other questions. How good can he be? How much is he making? How long is he under contract? In the list, the Giants have three players in the top 50: Joe Panik (#48), Buster Posey (#18), and Madison Bumgarner (#16). I think that's higher...
McCovey Chronicles Jul 16, 2015

Does Buster Posey belong in the Giants' Franchise Four already?

That depends on your criteria. At some point in the last year, Major League Baseball figured out another brilliant way to make baseball fans argue on the Internet, asking them to choose the "Franchise Four" for every team. The criteria was nebulous, but the idea was that you would pick the four players who defined the franchise. Define the franchise in a good way, that is, which is why Ozzie Smith or Roberto Alomar didn't make the Padres' team. Giants fans were asked to choose four players from the following list: Buster Posey Barry Bonds Willie Mays Willie McCovey Juan Marichal Mel...

Ostler: Duffy’s surprise first half makes Sandoval a distant memory

Duffy’s surprise first half makes Sandoval a distant memory Who is the Giants’ first-half MVP? Best suggestion for Giants’ MVP, however, was from Tweeter Dave Shannon: “Whoever decided not to re-sign Sandoval.” Since it was Pablo Sandoval who decided not to re-sign Pablo Sandoval, your first-half Giants’ MVP is ... Duffy has locked down the third base position that was the Giants’ most troubling spot, and made himself at home in the Giants’ All-Star-studded infield (when Buster Posey plays first). When McGehee was first designed for assignment, Duffy caught fire and...

Giants pound out 15 hits, beat Phils again

Giants pound out 15 hits, beat Phils again Angel Pagan, who had not looked good in any of his three previous at-bats, jolted reliever Luis Garcia for a two-run double to right. Garcia walked Joe Panik and then Matt Duffy scorched a two-run triple to right-center to put the Giants in front. Buster Posey completed the five-run inning by poking a single to right to bring home Duffy. The Phils had used some two-out thunder to grab a three-run edge in the top of the inning. Kontos has not allowed any of his 25 inherited runners to score this season. With Saturday’s victory, the Giants...

How Posey is dealing with hamstring problem; Saturday’s lineups

Steve Kroner subbing for Henry Schulman for Game 2 of the Phillies-Giants series along the shores of McCovey Cove: You’ll notice Buster Posey is catching for the second straight night. He missed the final two games of the series against the Mets this week because of tightness in his right hamstring. He’s now in that walking-a-fine-line mode of trying to play hard — but not too hard. In the Giants’ clubhouse Saturday afternoon, Posey said that it comes down to “just trying to know your body well enough to know how far you can push it. … “I think it’s kind of like everything...

Posey's back vs. Phillies, lineup close to full strength

Buster Posey's back in the lineup to catch Madison Bumgarner, and now all the Giants need is Nori Aoki. But the lineup looks better than it has in recent weeks, and they may need it against Cole Hamels tonight CF… Continue Reading → The post Posey's back vs. Phillies, lineup close to full strength appeared first on Giants Extra.

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