1:00 PM EST, Fri January 20, 2017
Around the Foghorn 1 hour ago

San Francisco Giants: Top 10 Shortstops In Franchise History

The San Francisco Giants were founded in 1883. They have won more games than any team in Major League baseball history. This is one of many all-time lists we’re producing this offseason. The San Francisco Giants have had some amazing first baseman in their history. Thanks to Baseball Reference, we have the ability to compare […] San Francisco Giants: Top 10 Shortstops In Franchise History - Around the Foghorn - Around the Foghorn - A San Francisco Giants Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Around the Foghorn 15 hours ago

Why Omar Vizquel Is a Hall of Famer

Omar Vizquel played his age 38 through age 41 seasons with the San Francisco Giants, and all of the skills he showcased in both Seattle and Cleveland were on display at AT&T Park. Vizquel would go on to play four more seasons after he left the Giants until his age 45 season. In 24 seasons […] Why Omar Vizquel Is a Hall of Famer - Around the Foghorn - Around the Foghorn - A San Francisco Giants Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
McCovey Chronicles 20 hours ago
Gregor Blanco’s five best games with the Giants

Gregor Blanco’s five best games with the Giants

In five years, the outfielder won two World Series rings and saved one perfect game. Not bad! Gregor Blanco signed with the Diamondbacks on Tuesday, and while your first reaction might well have been, “Ew, the Diamondbacks,” I don’t really have a way to end this sentence because that was also probably your next several reactions. But he’s gone now, and so it’s a good time to remember some great games from Gregor Blanco, Very Good Giant. Before we get started, let’s just get this out of the way because it was the first thing everyone thought of and therefore should come...
Around the Foghorn 23 hours ago

San Francisco Giants: What Does This Year Mean for Joe Panik?

The San Francisco Giants home-grown infield (for the most part) has to be the envy of most teams. They’ve brought success in terms of individual accolades (4 Gold Gloves in 2 years) and have eight world series rings combined, all with the Giants. The newest member of the San Francisco Giants home-grown infield is Joe […] San Francisco Giants: What Does This Year Mean for Joe Panik? - Around the Foghorn - Around the Foghorn - A San Francisco Giants Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
You can finally stream Giants games without blackout restrictions

You can finally stream Giants games without blackout restrictions

Welcome to 2009! CSN and MLB have finally reached a deal to allow in-market streaming. There’s a chance, a strong chance, that your baseball-watching routine consists of turning on your TV, sitting down, and watching the danged game. This news is not for you. You may go about your business. For people like me, though? This is a big, big deal. NBC Regional Sports Networks, which includes CSN Bay Area, has reached a deal with Major League Baseball Advanced Media to allow for in-market streaming. You’ll be able to watch as long as you subscribe to a cable package that includes the...
Around the Foghorn Jan 19, 2017

Hall of Fame: Inclusion of Bagwell & Pudge Makes Case Stronger for Bonds

With the announcement that Jeff Bagwell and Ivan “Pudge” Rodriguez are the newly elected members of the baseball Hall of Fame, there are no more excuses for excluding Barry Bonds. For years now voters have kept Barry Bonds out of the Hall of Fame because of his alleged use of steroids during his baseball career. […] Hall of Fame: Inclusion of Bagwell & Pudge Makes Case Stronger for Bonds - Around the Foghorn - Around the Foghorn - A San Francisco Giants Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Around the Foghorn Jan 18, 2017

San Francisco Giants: Barry Bonds Makes Progress But Still No Cooperstown

The San Francisco Giants Hall of Fame drought has now reached 18 years as Barry Bonds and Jeff Kent did not join former Giants greats in the Baseball Hall of Fame. Bonds jumped from 44.3% to 53.8% since last season. Kent, meanwhile, made no gain, as he stayed at 16%. Lee Smith, who had a […] San Francisco Giants: Barry Bonds Makes Progress But Still No Cooperstown - Around the Foghorn - Around the Foghorn - A San Francisco Giants Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Friars on Base Jan 18, 2017

San Diego Padres: Spring Training Around the Corner

San Diego Padres spring training is less than a month from getting underway, meaning that competitions are about to heat up. For baseball fans, the next best words to “play ball” are “pitchers and catchers report”. No one said it better than A. Bartlett Giamatti, who was commissioner of baseball for a very short time […] San Diego Padres: Spring Training Around the Corner - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Friars on Base Jan 18, 2017

San Diego Padres: BREAKING: Hoffman Cheated out of HOF Induction

The legendary San Diego Padres closer Trevor Hoffman fell five votes short of being inducted into baseball’s 2017 Hall of Fame class. The class of 2017 Major League Baseball Hall of Fame inductees were announced Wednesday night, live on MLB Network. San Diego Padres fans were especially intrigued by this annual event, as one of […] San Diego Padres: BREAKING: Hoffman Cheated out of HOF Induction - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Barry Bonds gains in 2017 Hall of Fame vote; Jeff Kent holding steady

Barry Bonds gains in 2017 Hall of Fame vote; Jeff Kent holding steady

Barry Bonds is still more than 20 percent short of induction, but he’s making gains. Jeff Kent moved up .1 percent. For the fifth consecutive year, there was an election for the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Barry Bonds was eligible. For the fifth consecutive year, Bonds was not elected. This reflects poorly on the National Baseball Hall of Fame, not Bonds. The wrinkle in 2017, however, is that there is hope! While there weren’t any former San Francisco Giants elected to the Hall of Fame this year, there is increasing hope for Bonds. After losing votes between his first and...
Baseball America releases top-10 Giants prospects list for 2017

Baseball America releases top-10 Giants prospects list for 2017

Tyler Beede is at the top, and there are a couple of surprises in the top 10. Between the dead of the hot stove and the pulse of spring training, we have prospect lists. Sweet, sweet prospect lists. The Giants don’t have an ultra-impressive cache of super-prospects, but they definitely have depth. It’s almost as helpful to look at the Baseball America top-10 prospects list and think about the players who didn’t make it to get an idea of the State of the Giants’ Farm. This is going to be a system that makes consensus hard. For example, Baseball America just became the first major...
Around the Foghorn Jan 18, 2017

Ranking the Greatest San Francisco Giants Hall of Famers

The San Francisco Giants have two former players on the 2017 Hall of Fame ballot. Barry Bonds and Jeff Kent will not earn enough votes to earn election this season, but no team has more Hall of Famers in the National League than the Giants. Fifty-five players have worn orange and black on their way to […] Ranking the Greatest San Francisco Giants Hall of Famers - Around the Foghorn - Around the Foghorn - A San Francisco Giants Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Friars on Base Jan 18, 2017

San Diego Padres: Fantasy Outlook Bleak, or are Fans just Uninformed?

Many will say that picking any San Diego Padres in a fantasy baseball draft besides Wil Myers would be a mistake. But what they don’t realize is that the club has several sleepers waiting to burst onto the major league scene. The rise of fantasy sports has led to a shift in fans’ attitudes and […] San Diego Padres: Fantasy Outlook Bleak, or are Fans just Uninformed? - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Around the Foghorn Jan 17, 2017

Gregor Blanco Signs Minor League Deal with Rival Diamondbacks

  Former San Francisco Giants outfielder Gregor Blanco has signed a minor league deal with the Arizona Diamondbacks with an invitation to spring training. Gregor Blanco spent five seasons with the San Francisco Giants where he helped them win the World Series in both 2012 and 2014. According to his agent, Wil Polidor, Blanco will […] Gregor Blanco Signs Minor League Deal with Rival Diamondbacks - Around the Foghorn - Around the Foghorn - A San Francisco Giants Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Around the Foghorn Jan 17, 2017

San Francisco Giants: President Obama Pardons Willie McCovey

San Francisco Giants Hall of Famer,  Willie McCovey, was pardoned by President Obama on Tuesday. The 79-year-old San Francisco Giants legend was one of 64 people who received pardons from the 44th President of the United States. McCovey and fellow Hall of Famer Duke Snider pleaded guilty to tax fraud in July of 1995 for not […] San Francisco Giants: President Obama Pardons Willie McCovey - Around the Foghorn - Around the Foghorn - A San Francisco Giants Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Around the Foghorn Jan 17, 2017

San Francisco Giants: What to Expect from Matt Moore in 2017

Last year, the San Francisco Giants did something they haven’t done in quite some time: traded somebody off of their major league roster. The last time, they landed Hunter Pence for Nate Schierholtz and a few prospects. Last deadline, they landed Matt Moore for Matt Duffy and prospects as well. For the San Francisco Giants, […] San Francisco Giants: What to Expect from Matt Moore in 2017 - Around the Foghorn - Around the Foghorn - A San Francisco Giants Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Around the Foghorn Jan 17, 2017

San Francisco Giants: Bruce Bochy is Already a Hall of Fame Manager

With the Hall of Fame election coming soon, we decided to take a look at a current San Francisco Giants manger that is already destined for the Hall. San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy may not have had a Hall of Fame career as a player, but he’s certainly earned the honor with three World […] San Francisco Giants: Bruce Bochy is Already a Hall of Fame Manager - Around the Foghorn - Around the Foghorn - A San Francisco Giants Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Willie McCovey pardoned by President Obama

Willie McCovey pardoned by President Obama

The Giants’ Hall of Famer received probation for tax evasion in 1995, but now his record is clear. President Barack Obama, just days before the United States is sucked into a Terry Gilliam movie, has pardoned Willie McCovey for pleading guilty to tax evasion in 1995. While paying taxes is probably a good idea, it is the official stance of this site that McCovey is above the law and always will be, so this is a piece of good news. The offenses occurred in the late ‘80s, with McCovey and fellow Giants great Duke Snider failing to report income earned while signing autographs at sports...
Friars on Base Jan 17, 2017

San Diego Padres: Investment in Myers a Leap of Faith

With the San Diego Padres signing Wil Myers to a six-year extension, the organization is putting a good portion of the club’s future in the hands of the 26-year-old. Balancing the concerns and desires of fans with what makes sense in the long term is what makes a general manager’s job so difficult. And sometimes, […] San Diego Padres: Investment in Myers a Leap of Faith - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Around the Foghorn Jan 16, 2017

Former San Francisco Giants Manager Frank Robinson was a Trailblazer

As we celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. today, it is important to look back at a Hall of Famer who never played a game with the Giants. Instead, Frank Robinson broke barriers as a manager in San Francisco. Frank Robinson was hired in 1981 and spent nearly four years managing the Giants. The teams […] Former San Francisco Giants Manager Frank Robinson was a Trailblazer - Around the Foghorn - Around the Foghorn - A San Francisco Giants Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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