Month: May 2014

San Francisco Giants: Potential 2014 All-Stars

May 11, 2014; Los Angeles, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey (28) and San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Tim Hudson (17) at the mound in the 5th inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

May 11, 2014; Los Angeles, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey (28) and San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Tim Hudson (17) at the mound in the 5th inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

The San Francisco Giants have the best record in MLB at 35-19, and they’ve had an incredible start to their 2014 season.

The initial National League ballot figures were released on Wednesday, and the Giants had seven players near the top of the voting for their respective positions. Buster Posey is second at catcher, Brandon Crawford is second at shortstop, Brandon Belt is fourth at first base, Pablo Sandoval is fifth at third base, and Angel Pagan, Michael Morse, and Hunter Pence are eighth, ninth, and 10th for outfielders.

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San Francisco Giants: Should They Pursue Jeff Samardzija?

May 26, 2014; San Francisco, CA, USA; Chicago Cubs pitcher Jeff Samardzija (29) follows through on a pitch against the San Francisco Giants in the sixth inning at AT&T Park. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

May 26, 2014; San Francisco, CA, USA; Chicago Cubs pitcher Jeff Samardzija (29) follows through on a pitch against the San Francisco Giants in the sixth inning at AT&T Park. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

The San Francisco Giants just finished up a three-game series with the Chicago Cubs, and one of the Cubs’ starting pitchers has been connected to the Giants in some recent trade rumors. It’s very likely that Jeff Samardzija will be moved before the trade deadline, and San Francisco is one of the possible destinations for him.

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Hunter Pence’s Scooter Has Been Found and Returned

May 13, 2014; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants right fielder Hunter Pence (8) points to the sky after hitting a double against the Atlanta Braves during the first inning at AT&T Park. Mandatory Credit: Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY Sports

May 13, 2014; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants right fielder Hunter Pence (8) points to the sky after hitting a double against the Atlanta Braves during the first inning at AT&T Park. Mandatory Credit: Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY Sports

Hunter Pence can sleep soundly tonight. Not only did the San Francisco Giants secure a series win over the Chicago Cubs with their 5-0 win today, but Pence’s scooter has been found and was returned.

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Mauer on Posey: “I’d Like to See Him Catch as Long as He Can.”

May 14, 2014; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey (28) reacts between plays against the Atlanta Braves during the first inning at AT&T Park. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

May 14, 2014; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey (28) reacts between plays against the Atlanta Braves during the first inning at AT&T Park. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

The San Francisco Giants are currently playing a three-game interleague series against the Minnesota Twins this weekend at AT&T Park. The Giants and the Twins play in different leagues in MLB, but they have something in common. The Twins converted their face of the franchise and superstar catcher Joe Mauer into a first baseman to protect him from injuries and keep his bat in the lineup. Ever since Buster Posey suffered a gruesome leg injury in 2011, there has been discussion that the Giants should do the same thing for Posey in the near future.

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San Francisco Giants: First-Quarter Progress Report

Apr 22, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey (28) and teammates watch from the dugout in the ninth inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. The Rockies won 2-1. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Apr 22, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey (28) and teammates watch from the dugout in the ninth inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. The Rockies won 2-1. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

The San Francisco Giants have officially completed one quarter of their 2014 schedule. They currently have a 28-18 record, which puts them in first place in the NL West and gives them one of the best records in all of MLB. They’ve gotten off to a blazing start so far, and they haven’t shown any signs of slowing down yet.

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Golden State Warriors: Is A Kevin Love Trade Realistic?

Nov 6, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Golden State Warriors power forward David Lee (10) plays tight defense on Minnesota Timberwolves power forward Kevin Love (42) as he attempts to drive to the basket in the first half at Target Center. Mandatory Credit: Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

Nov 6, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Golden State Warriors power forward David Lee (10) plays tight defense on Minnesota Timberwolves power forward Kevin Love (42) as he attempts to drive to the basket in the first half at Target Center. Mandatory Credit: Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

The Golden State Warriors had one of the best starting lineups in the NBA last season, but for the 2014-2015 season, what if the Warriors had a starting lineup of Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Andre Iguodala, Kevin Love, and Andrew Bogut?

Many fans are more than willing to trade David Lee in order to get Love, in the hopes that the Warriors could potentially win a title with Love. The Warriors have been connected to Love in trade rumors for a few seasons now, but the trade rumors have started up again.

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San Francisco 49ers: Examining the Depth at the Wide Receiver Position

Dec 15, 2013; Tampa, FL, USA; San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree (15) reacts after scoring a touchdown during the first quarter of the game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rob Foldy-USA TODAY Sports

Dec 15, 2013; Tampa, FL, USA; San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree (15) reacts after scoring a touchdown during the first quarter of the game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rob Foldy-USA TODAY Sports

One of the San Francisco 49ers’ biggest weaknesses in 2013 was their lack of depth at the wide receiver position. With Michael Crabtree sidelined for much of the season and Quinton Patton also missing time due to injury, the 49ers had to rely on Anquan Boldin and Kyle Williams, which proved to be not enough for the 49ers’ offense.

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