Another Perfect Game? Why Not, Matt Cain

Thursday, June 14th, 2012

In the first 135 years of Major League Baseball history, there were 20 perfect games. In 2012, we've already seen 10 percent of that total reached. Matt Cain threw the second perfect game this season, absolutely mowing down the Houston Astros to match White Sox pitcher Phil Humber's effort against the ...

Jeremy Affeldt Should Be Placed In Bubble Wrap

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012

San Francisco Giants reliever Jeremy Affeldt might want to spend his time away from the ballpark in a bubble. Seriously. In September, Affeldt sliced his non-throwing hand to the bone while separating frozen hamburgers (has happened to the best of us). But now, Affeldt's home life has injured him again. The left-hander sprained ...

Brian Wilson Injury: Closer Likely Headed for Tommy John Surgery

Monday, April 16th, 2012

National League teams will likely not have to "fear the beard" for 12 to 18 months. San Francisco Giants closer Brian Wilson is likely headed for Tommy John Surgery, which would mark the second time he has undergone the procedure. Wilson reportedly has structural damage in his throwing elbow and is ...

Barry Zito Throws A…Shutout?

Monday, April 9th, 2012

Back when "Moneyball" was just a book, Barry Zito was a good pitcher. A lot of things have happened since that time, especially in the form of earned runs, hits and walks issued by Zito. But on Monday, Old Barry Zito unexpectedly returned to the mound for the Giants at Coors ...

Giants, Tim Lincecum Agree to Big New Deal

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

The San Francisco Giants have avoided arbitration with ace righty Tim Lincecum by agreeing to a contract with him. The 27-year-old two-time National League Cy Young Award winner's new deal is worth $40.5 million over two years. The Giants gave Lincecum a $500,000 signing bonus, and the contract includes a salary ...

Giants Won’t Release Barry Zito

Friday, September 16th, 2011

I don't know about you but to me it seems like it's been about a decade since Barry Zito signed his ridiculous seven-year, $126 million contract with the San Francisco Giants. Turns out that after this season, Zito still has two years and $46 million remaining on that deal. And ...

Brian Wilson Done For The Season?

Sunday, September 4th, 2011

San Francisco Giants closer Brian Wilson hasn't pitched since allowing three runs and blowing a save against Atlanta on August 15. The bearded one has since been out with an elbow injury and things aren't looking so rosy in terms of a return to the team this season. Giants manager Bruce ...