Matt Cain And Perfection | FanGraphs Baseball
Wendy Thurm on Matt Cain’s perfect game.
El Lefty Malo – Covering Los Gigantes since 2003.
“Retiring 27 Houston Astros in a row on a cool night in a friendly yard doesn’t prove anything, except that a guy with a hammer for an arm and a deep, cool reservoir inside can make baseball history with a little luck and a little help from his fast friends.”
Matt Cain is perfect « Bay City Ball – A Giants Blog
“We’ve heard all of those things, and yet, start after start, Matt Cain has always been a joy to watch. In the truest sense of the word, he’s become a pitcher. And a damned good one, too. And he’s our guy. He’s still our guy. And he’ll always be our guy.”
Bay Area Sports Guy – A Perfect Game for Matt Cain
“What was it like to watch Cain’s perfect game in the stands? First, it’s humbling to know we just saw something only 19 other crowds have witnessed since 1900. Second, AT&T Park felt like 2010 again — strangers were high-fiving each other and, for the first time in over a year, the crowd rose to the occasion and became part of the action again.”
50 Awesome Things About Matt Cain’s Perfect Game – McCovey Chronicles
Fifty awesome things about the Matt Cain perfect game. GIFs ahoy.
Joe Blogs: Cain Perfection
Joe Posnanski waxes poetic on Cain’s perfect game.
Well, it’s been quite a while since I posted some links. As I’m sure nobody wants to revisit today’s game, now feels like as good a time as any to end this drought. Without further ado…
On Ryan Vogelsong – McCovey Chronicles
Ryan Vogelsong: good at baseball.
Barry Zito’s Greatest Enemy: Inertia – Bay Bridge Banter – SB Nation Bay Area
Barry Zito was thrown out on the basepaths on Friday. Kind of like a nincompoop.
2012 MLB Draft: Giants Select Chris Stratton 20th Overall – Seedlings to Stars
S2S examines Giants first round pick Chris Stratton.
Episode 79: Texas Cainsaw Massacre | Giantspod
“In the seventy-ninth episode, Thomas and Danny break their non-podcasting streak to talk about Pablo Sandoval’s return, Ryan Vogelsong’s continued dominance, Brett Pill’s designation for assignment, Theriot’s hot streak, and a visit from Dr. Todd.”
The Diamond Reviews, Richmond Flying Squirrels | Stadium Journey
Stadium Review of The Diamond, Home of the Richmond Flying Squirrels.
2012 Top 15 Prospect List Review: Risers and fallers « Bay City Ball – A Giants Blog
BCB reviews its 2012 top 15 prospects.
It’s been a while since I put up a links post, and as such, I have some catching up to do…
Kevin Goldstein released his top 101 prospects list, with only one Giant showing up: Gary Brown at #18. Brown, of course, was also #1 on Goldstein’s top Giants prospects (which, by the way, is free to the public).
Additionally, Brown was the lone Giant on Baseball America’s 2012 top 100, coming in at #38.
Baseball Prospect Nation, meanwhile, ranked the top 150 prospects in baseball, and three Giants made the cut: Brown at #32, Crick at #130, and Joseph at #133. BPN also ran down the top 15 Giants prospects, and published a scouting report on Gary Brown.
If you can’t get enough of Gary Brown (which is actually understandable), Bullpen Banter has a nice write-up on him. He’s 55th on their top 100.
Jonathan Mayo of MLB.com revealed his top 20 San Francisco Giants prospects.
Over at Baseball Prospectus, Sam Miller details the “worst game of 2011″ – one in which the Giants scored 15 runs(!)
J.P. Breen at Fangraphs ranked teams by WAR added through homegrown players since the 2002 draft. The Giants, at 97.9 WAR, were second in all of MLB.