It’s been 40 years now, and Steve is completely over his bitterness and frustration over how his Giants handled the “problem” of too many Hall of Fame bats on one roster. Okay, maybe not quite.
While pitching depth might carry a team in the regular season, front-line talent is crucial in the playoffs. Aaron examines each contender’s postseason pitching staff for clues about who might be best suited for success in October.
Aaron gets caught up on the news from the weekend.
Aaron talks disappearing walk rates, swinging and missing, and the seemingly mysterious nature of park factors.
Aaron talks predictions that are looking good and mainstream writers who are looking bad.
San Francisco GM Brian Sabean has completely remodeled his roster since the Giants lost to Anaheim in the 2002 World Series. Can the new group get the greatest player of this generation back to the World Series? John Perricone examines.
Aaron looks back at what happened in the first-half, with an eye towards what might happen in the second.
Join Aaron, Larry, Studes, Craig, Vinay, Lee and Bryan as they watch the All-Star game.
Steve takes a look at the Giants’ 2004 season at the midway point, assessing how they’ve answered the Five Questions he posed in the spring.
What exactly is an All-Star, anyway? Aaron tackles the yearly question, and then gives his picks for the AL and NL teams.
Aaron crunches the numbers from this week’s draft and finds some things that might surprise you.
Dave looks at this year’s managers, and how often they use their favorite strategies.
Old pitchers have been in the headlines lately, but Matthew takes a look at the old position players who are still getting the job done.
JC examines the relationship between the size of a team’s market and its ability to win games.
Studes looks at the unbalanced schedules of each team, and how they might affect the pennant races.
Barry Bonds has been intentionally walked more than any team in baseball this season. Should something be done to stop this incredibly boring (and self-destructive) strategy, and if so, what?
Make sure you don’t let all the steroid talk — justified or not — distract you from what Barry Bonds is doing on the field. It’s something you’ve got to see.
Aaron talks great individual matchups, an unreal Triple-A performance, and a pitcher who seems destined for a trip to the doctor.
Superman, an unhittable staff, the New Babe Ruth, and the guy who is going to make Twins fans forget all about that Mauer kid.
Will the “Curse of October First” continue to bedevil the Giants in 2004, or will the ballclub — clearly inferior to the 2003 version that won 100 games — be able to prevail in a decidedly unimpressive NL West?