Tag Archives: San Francisco Giants

MLB Previews: Phillies, Pirates, Padres, Giants, Mariners

The Phillies and Giants look like repeat division winners, while the Pirates and Mariners look like they’ll continue their runs as bottom-feeders. The Padres aren’t likely to catch lightning in a bottle again. Continue reading

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World Series Preview

HOWARD MEGDAL: The Rangers have answered every question I have about them. And still, despite being the clearly inferior team, I think the Giants are going to win their first world championship since moving to San Francisco.

CHRIS PUMMER: I think they Giants will prove they are just as good as the Rangers when they win in seven games. Continue reading

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MLB Divisional Series Preview

HOWARD MEGDAL Here’s the secret about the Yankees: none of their biggest names had star-like seasons. Robinson Cano was the clear offensive leader, with his 142 OPS+, and guess who was second? Not A-Rod, not Teixeira, not Jeter certainly: Nick Swisher. And while he had a good season, his 130 OPS+ would have ranked sixth on the 2009 Yankees, just ahead of 2009 Swisher and 2009 Hideki Matsui.

MIKE CUMMINGS: My whole point about all this, and the only reason I got into this discussion in the first place, was to say that the entire Major League Baseball postseason is little more than a crapshoot. There, I said it. As such, I hereby defer my power of prognostication to my dog, Callie, who will pick the winner of each series based on which treat she picks out of which hand. Continue reading

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Jon Miller

JUSTIN JARRETT: It’s a shame that a generation of baseball fans is likely to remember Jon Miller as the guy who worked with Joe Morgan — and thus a guy who was too often subjected to the mute button — rather than one of the best play-by-play announcers of his time.

Miller gets a bad rap for his association with the universally-hated Morgan, but no one can argue against his voice or his knowledge of the game, and he certainly compares favorably to most of today’s national play-by-play guys.

SAM BORDEN: The best play-by-players are the ones that can overcome and shine through their often weaker analysts. I’m not a huge Miller guy, though I think much of it comes from the stuff he gets wrong — which, I imagine, often stems from him getting older. If I’d been more cognizant of him when I (and he) was younger, than maybe my view would be different.

ERIC NUSBAUM: I am one of those children of the West Coast. I grew up in LA listening to Vin Scully and devoted a great deal of my youthful energy to hating the San Francisco Giants. And yet I find myself a fan of Jon Miller. Continue reading

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More Surprising: Andres Torres, or Jose Bautista?

HOWARD MEGDAL: While I couldn’t say that I saw Jose Bautista’s 2010 season coming, it seems to me that the more surprising breakout offensively has to be that of Andres Torres over the past two years.

CHRIS PUMMER: Torres’ breakout has been less surprising to me because when his minor league output is taken into consideration, his recent major league success seems like less of an anomaly. Continue reading

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Perpetual Post NL West Preview

Last Year’s Finish
Los Angeles Dodgers
Colorado Rockies
San Francisco Giants
San Diego Padres
Arizona Diamondbacks. Continue reading

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Winter Meetings Review: Win, Lose or Draw

Every MLB team went to Indianapolis last week looking to improve itself. We decide which teams got it done, which teams went the wrong way and which ones remain in a holding patern. Continue reading

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Baseball Winter Meetings Reaction: Day 3

Perpetual Post authors analyze and discuss the rumors and transactions from the MLB Winter Meetings. Continue reading

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