Bay Area Sports Guy – Deflated Giants lose first game after losing Melky Cabrera
A recap of yesterday’s events, with video interviews of several Giants players.
Big, Important Opinions on Melky Cabrera – McCovey Chronicles
Not an easy topic, but Grant knocked it out of the park.
On Melky And Morality | Getting Blanked | Blogs | theScore.com
A well-reasoned look at the moral implications of Melky’s actions.
Baseball Prospectus | BP Unfiltered: Melky Cabrera, PEDs, and the Giants’ Playoff Odds
How much did Melky Cabrera‘s suspension affect San Francisco’s odds of appearing in October?
Is 50 Games Too Weak a PED Punishment? | FanGraphs Baseball
Alex Remington explores whether the 50-game suspension is too weak a punishment for PEDs.
Should S.F. sign Cabrera after this? – SFGate
Should the Giants re-sign Melky? I say absolutely yes.
Scouting Report Giants Prospect Kyle Crick | Bullpen Banter
A comprehensive scouting report on Giants prospect and Augusta GreenJackets pitcher Kyle Crick.
Bonds is right: No-doubt Hall of Famer – SweetSpot Blog – ESPN
It almost goes without saying, but Barry Bonds is deserving of Hall of Fame induction, and there’s no doubt about it.
In (Almost) Support of Lyle Overbay – McCovey Chronicles
Should the Giants sign Lyle Overbay? At first glance, no. At second glance, maybe. At third glance, no.
New Theory: Ryan Vogelsong is a wizard « Bay City Ball – A Giants Blog
Go for the Ryan Vogelsong analysis. Stay for the Brandon Crawford GIF.
Emerging star Melky and Giants agree to pick up contract talks after the year – CBSSports.com
Melky Cabrera and the Giants will put aside contract discussions for now, reports Jon Heyman.
Welp, the Giants blew their chance at a sixth consecutive win, falling 3-2 to the Braves today. Madison Bumgarner pitched very well (7 IP, 8 K, 0 BB, 3 H, 2 ER), but two of the three hits he allowed left the yard — and that was the difference in the game. But who can complain about a series win on the road in Atlanta? The Giants are now 5-1 in the second half; I’ll take it.
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Will Clark Saved The Giants, And I Missed It
An excerpt from the Hall of Nearly Great, and a wonderful one at that: McCovey Chronicles’ Grant Brisbee on Will Clark.
An Inner Circle for the Hall of Fame | Baseball: Past and Present
A list of the best of the best: the top 50 players in the Hall of Fame. A certain Say Hey Kid received more votes than any other player.
Game Day Six-Pack: “Buster Posey Is The Perfect Human.”
In which I answered a Phillies blogger’s questions to preview the upcoming Giants/Phillies series.
Schierholtz said neither he nor his agent, Damon Lapa, specifically asked the Giants for a trade, but when asked if he would welcome a deal, Schierholtz said, “I think whatever the best fit for the team and me is would be ideal. I can’t really make those decisions. It’s all up to them. Whether I’m here or not I’m going to give my best effort every day and bust my tail.”