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Real Giants Don't Root For San Francisco Giants

HuffingtonPost.com | David Moye | Posted 10.24.2014 | Weird News

The San Francisco Giants have millions of fans rooting for them to win the World Series, but real giants don't really care about the team at all. T...

27 Things Only San Francisco Giants Fans Understand

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor & Mollie Reilly | Posted 10.23.2014 | Sports

Whether it's the work of "even-year magic" or just more proof that they're creating the "strangest dynasty in MLB history," San Francisco's beloved Gi...

What to Watch for This World Series

Julian McWilliams | Posted 12.21.2014 | Sports
Julian McWilliams

The World Series between the Giants and the Royals is underway this evening. Here is a brief rundown of what to watch for going into what might be a series for the ages.

Will Anyone Be Watching The World Series?

Jordan Schultz | Posted 12.20.2014 | Sports
Jordan Schultz

The Kansas City Royals are in the World Series for the first since in nearly three decades, but it still won't save one of the greatest events in sports. This is the harsh reality for Major League Baseball, who routinely used to draw 50-million plus to crown its champion -- like it did in 1985 when the Royals last made it this far -- but will very likely sink below the 20 million mark, where it has stood for a decade.

In Defense of This World Series

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 12.17.2014 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

The stories, players and characters behind this World Series are as compelling as in almost any year. If you're a baseball fan and don't realize that, you haven't been paying attention.

A West Coast Post-Season

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 11.02.2014 | 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...