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A West Coast Post-Season

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 09.02.2014 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

An all-West Coast World Series, a distinct possibility at this point, would present an image of baseball that is young, new and forward-looking, despite the inconvenient time zone for many in the East Coast.

How the Giants Collapsed

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 09.05.2014 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

With the season only half over, the Giants still could end up with a playoff spot, but if they continue their losing ways for another week or two, even that will be unlikely.

Can the Giants Move Timmy?

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 08.19.2014 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

Over the last five years, no team in baseball has been more successful than the San Francisco Giants, who have won two World Series. The Giants have done it in a strange way, winning the World Series in 2010 and 2012 while missing the playoffs entirely in 2011 and 2013. 2014 is another even-numbered years so Giants' fans expectations are high.

Time for Tedious All-Star Game Debates Again

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 07.29.2014 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

All-Star Game-related debates are not particularly interesting or important, but they will likely continue to be part of the rhythm of the season, like late July trade rumors or late September wild card races.

Eliminating Collisions at the Plate Will Be Good for Baseball

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 04.29.2014 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

Removing the collision at home plate, takes a tactic away from base runners with the intention of making the game safer, but it does not change the overall dynamic or balance of the game.

The Lincecum Contract

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

The Giants' decision to keep erstwhile two time Cy Young Award winner Tim Lincecum, who has had two distinctly sub-par years in a row, from becoming a free agent by signing him to a two-year contract valued at $35 million, deserves some scrutiny.

The Giants Could Contend in 2014

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 10.10.2013 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

The Timmy-Cain-Panda-Posey-Bumgarner Giants may never win another championship, but keeping that nucleus together is smart economic thinking and good for the Giants. If the Giants resign Lincecum and Pence, they will be poised to be a strong contending team in 2014.

It's Getting Tougher to Improve in Mid-Season

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 08.25.2013 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

In recent years contending teams, and even non-contending big market teams, went into the season with the understanding that their roster on the last day of the season would look substantially different than the roster with which they opened the season.

Is It Time to Get Rid of the All-Star Game?

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 08.13.2013 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

Expanding the size of the All-Star Game roster, using a designated hitter and tinkering with how the roster is selected are all ways Major League Baseball has tried to ensure that the All-Star Game remains interesting for fans. These innovations have not achieved that goal.

The Posey and Cain Contracts

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 06.04.2013 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

This is the second year in a row the San Francisco Giants have ended spring training by signing a major star to an enormous contract extension. Catcher Buster Posey is now signed through 2021, with an option for 2022, at a total cost of about $167 million. Last year, they signed pitcher Matt Cain to a similar contract.

Giants All-Star Gets Historic Deal

AP | JANIE McCAULEY | Posted 05.29.2013 | Sports

SAN FRANCISCO — At age 26, Buster Posey can envision one day retiring with the San Francisco Giants. For now, he is their new franchise man....

In Defense of the World Baseball Classic

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.03.2013 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

The WBC is far from perfect, but it is also a lot of fun for many people and an opportunity to highlight one of baseball's biggest accomplishments in recent years.

A Golden Age for Baseball in the Golden State

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 02.06.2013 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

Baseball has been experiencing an interesting power shift over the last few years. Just as complaints about east coast bias in baseball coverage became widespread, east coast baseball began to get a lot less interesting.

Baseball's Less-Is-More Season: Low Numbers Were Highlights in MLB

Devra Maza | Posted 05.29.2013 | Sports
Devra Maza

As we tip our caps to the past year, we raise our glasses to a new one, and count down twelve top highlights of the 2012 Major League Baseball season.

The Giants Can Develop Hitters Too

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 03.10.2013 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

It is no surprise that a team that has won two of the last three World Series has a good farm system, but the discrepancy between how the system, and indeed the franchise, is perceived, and what it actually is remains significant.

Posey Named MVP

Posted 11.15.2012 | Sports

NEW YORK (AP) — San Francisco's Buster Posey has been voted the NL Most Valuable Player after returning from a devastating leg injury and becoming t...

LIVE: World Series Game 1

Posted 10.24.2012 | Sports

The World Series Game 1 Detroit Tigers vs. San Francisco Giants AT&T Park 8:00 p.m. EST This is it. The Giants welcome the Tigers to picture...

World Series MVP Odds

Posted 10.24.2012 | Sports

It will hardly be a shock if the decisive hit in the 2012 World Series comes off the bat of Buster Posey. Likewise, a sterling showing by starting pit...

Buster Leads Giants Back To World Series

AP | JOSH DUBOW | Posted 10.23.2012 | Sports

SAN FRANCISCO -- On a team known for stellar pitching, bushy beards and quirky personalities, the unquestioned leader of the San Francisco Giants is t...

Giants Force Game 7

AP | JANIE McCAULEY | Posted 12.21.2012 | Sports

SAN FRANCISCO — Ryan Vogelsong and the San Francisco Giants saved their season once more, pushing St. Louis to a winner-take-all Game 7 in the N...

Giants Complete Improbable Comeback

AP | JOE KAY | Posted 12.11.2012 | Sports

CINCINNATI — Not just any comeback would get San Francisco back to playing for a pennant. It would take one of Giant proportions. And Buster Po...

Buster Posey Claims NL Batting Title

AP | BETH HARRIS | Posted 10.04.2012 | Sports

LOS ANGELES -- Buster Posey has gone from missing most of last season after a violent collision at home plate to winning the NL batting title. And th...

Posey Scare Rattles Giants

AP | BERNIE WILSON | Posted 11.29.2012 | San Francisco

SAN DIEGO — Chase Headley hit his 30th home run and had three RBIs to tie Ryan Braun for the NL lead with 112 and the San Diego Padres beat Bust...

Buster Posey Back on the Rise

Malaika Bobino | Posted 11.22.2012 | Sports
Malaika Bobino

Posey is a front runner for the league MVP award and was named the recipient of the 2012 Willie Mac award. "It was a unanimous decision," said Giants manager Bruce Bochy.

GONE! Posey Homer Heats Up Giants Streak

AP | Posted 11.16.2012 | San Francisco

PHOENIX — Buster Posey had a two-run home run in the fifth to help the San Francisco Giants beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 3-2 on Saturday night....