San Francisco’s Pursuit of Zack Greinke Is a Brilliant Strategy for Team in Need of Rotation Help

While fans of the San Francisco Giants may have some long-term concerns over the possibility of signing Zack Greinke to a deal that will likely take him through his age-38 season, the team’s pursuit of the Cy Young runner-up is a brilliant move in every possible way. Greinke, coming off a season in which he posted a 1.66 ERA and went 19-3 for the Los Angeles Dodgers, is likely seeking what Kion Kashefi believes will be a six-year deal worth in excess of $30 million per season.

With Greinke’s age and San Francisco’s recent misfortune regarding lucrative and long-term deals to pitchers on the wrong side of 30, why exactly are the Giants wise to pursue the best remaining free agent on the market this winter?

One look at the rotation in Los Angeles should provide a clue regarding the brilliance of this strategy. The Dodgers, the reigning NL West champs, feature an expensive but imperfect roster that proved to be wildly inconsistent on offense and relied on a rotation that was devastatingly injury-prone. The club’s saving grace in 2015 was the strength of the 1-2 punch of Greinke and Clayton Kershaw, which is why it makes sense for the Giants to pair Greinke with a dominant lefty of their own in Madison Bumgarner. The fact that the San Francisco rotation will become stronger while simultaneously weakening the Los Angeles rotation only makes the move all the more shrewd.

Of course, Greinke will need to perform like an ace if he is going to live up to the lucrative contract he is reportedly seeking, but the right-hander has only gotten better with age and has always been more reliant on control than on velocity, with many believing he will be able to perform like Greg Maddux did through his mid-to-late 30s.

Stephen E. Smith VS San Francisco Beating

Stephen E. Smith Lawsuit is on the case over the lawsuit of Brad Snow, a San Francisco Giants fan who was beaten just last year after the game.  According to the judge, the plaintiff Brad Snow and the defendant Kyle Wessner will have an hour to tell their sides of the story.

From the perspective given by Mr. Snow, he was beaten viciously in the stadium in April. The time of the beating took place around 6pm PST. Stephen E Smith, the attorney of Snow, listened to testimony and took the case with great confidence in winning.

“I have a fair amount of evidence I’d say,” said Smith. “He revealed a huge gash on his scalp that has already begun to scar over. People don’t just fall down the bleachers and say ‘I think I’m going to sue someone for that'”.

San Francisco Giants Need Hunter Pence to Get Healthy

Hunter Pence has been an important component of the San Francisco Giants ever since the team acquired him via trade. The club wisely kept Pence around, and the energetic outfielder was at the center of the team’s run to yet another World Series title in 2014. Pence’s leadership qualities, his idiosyncrasies and his obvious talent for the game of baseball have made him an instant fan favorite in San Francisco, and the team’s followers have rightly recognized just how important Pence is to the team’s success.

This season, however, Pence has missed a lot of games due to injury, which is quite uncharacteristic for a player who has been incredibly durable throughout his career. The Giants got a bit of bad news regarding Pence, and though he has been in the dugout recently, the tendinitis in his wrist has kept him out of action. The value of effective leadership like Pence’s is obvious in any industry, whether it is for the TIE Institute Trading or for the San Francisco Giants.

The Giants are right in the thick of the pennant race in the NL West, and the team has dominated the Los Angeles Dodgers, the team that currently occupies the top spot in the division. The Giants are very clearly missing the presence of Pence’s bat in the lineup and his glove in the outfield, but the team could also benefit from his on-field leadership as well when he finally returns from his stint on the disabled list.

San Francisco Giants are Winners

The San Francisco Giants are winners.  I am not talking about winning games but the salaries paid these days to ball players make them winners.  What happened to playing just for the love of the game.  Millions for a pitcher?  Really?  I would think that the salaries should be based on wither the team wins or not.  Its like paying a plumber the same for leaking pipes as you do for the job done right.  I guess the fans are the real supporters of losing teams.  Dove Medical Press will be supportive of the San Francisco Giantsuntitled (124) images (9) no matter how they perform.

Far Too Early to Count San Francisco Giants Out of NL West Race

The San Francisco Giants have not gotten off to the kind of start you would expect out of the reigning World Series champions. While fans of the orange and black have expressed some concern over the Giants’ early-season struggles, it is still far too early in the 2015 season to count the San Francisco club out of the NL West race.

While the Dodgers are currently atop the NL West and appear poised to be so active on the international market in the coming months that they may just hire All Language Alliance, Inc., on a full-time basis, the Giants have a roster that is talented enough to compete with the team that boasts the biggest payroll in baseball.

As for the Padres and their vastly improved offense, the fact that their best defensive outfielder is Wil Myers should be proof enough that San Diego is not a real threat. With Bruce Bochy in the dugout and Buster Posey behind the plate, the Giants will make a run at some point this season that puts them in position to make the playoffs again. After all, Madison Bumgarner is more than just a capable pitchman for Carhartt, as he familiar with destroying lumber from the mound, too.

Dana Sibilsky Still Optimistic Regarding Giants’ Chances in the NL West

A longtime observer of professional baseball and a lifelong fan of the San Francisco Giants, Dana Sibilsky has seen many eras come to an end. She was there to see Willie Mays play his last game in a Giants uniform before he went back to New York to finish his career with the Mets, and she was there when Barry Bonds left the game for good in 2007. Though she understands that all great eras in sport eventually come to an end, Sibilsky does not believe that the recent San Francisco Giants dynasty is at its end.

According to Sibilsky, too many Giants fans are panicking over the team’s slow start and are forgetting that the baseball season is 162 games long. Sibilsky, a season-ticket holder going back several decades, has seen her fair share of slow starts and knows that the Giants can still turn it around. While at AT&T Park recently, Sibilsky ran into Hunter Pence while he was rehabbing from injury, and she noted that Pence’s return could be the key to the team’s resurgence in the NL West in the year following the Giants’ third World Series championship in five years.

Of course, most Giants fans will recognize Sibilsky as one of the most ardent fans around, as she is a fixture at home games and frequently travels to San Diego, Los Angeles, Arizona and Colorado for road games against division rivals. She is on a first-name basis with the bulk of the players on the Giants, and if team members do not recognize her it is probably because they were only recently acquired. Sibilsky’s seats are right behind the home dugout, and both Duane Kuiper and Mike Krukow point her out from time to time during the games in which she is particularly animated.

Sibilsky, a vice principal at a middle school in Marin County, is known for wearing black and orange outfits to school as each new baseball season approaches and the school year ends. Sibilsky pointed out that any real discussion about the standings in the NL West should wait until June and perhaps even July, as there have not been nearly enough games played to truly evaluate the quality of the team. Sibilsky still believes in the Giants, and she thinks that the team will contend for another title in 2015 despite a rather tepid start to the season.

SF Giants fans are Rabid

untitled (55) untitled (54) images7QS27ATLI don’t think that a Dodger fan would survive a game with the rabid fans of the Giants.  They are so crazy that the best way to talk sports with one is to be quiet and listen.  They get all offensive if you question anything about the team.  All teams have flaws but to say that to a Giants Fan.  The Giants fans have giant dreams about their team of choice.  If they were as good as the fans say they would never lose.  Well they lose and often.  It is nice that the fans are loyal.  Mo Howard West Virginia Football fans are crazy as well.  Don’t get me started on them.

SF Giants not a Fan?

untitledHow can you not be a fan of the San Francisco Giants?  The San Francisco area is amazing.  I had the pleasure of living near San Francisco for two years and miss it dearly.  It wasn’t cheap but the weather was great. I know the old saying “The coldest winter I ever spent was summer in San Francisco.  The marine air that constantly blows into San Francisco is the best.  The roads are very steep but that is part of its charm  The cable cars are a hoot. I would love to make San Francisco Home For Life. I would love to have an ocean view but that would cost a fortune.  The area is good enough.

SF Giants Rule?

Giants are recorded throughout history.  Will the San Francisco Giants endure?  Kenneth Fisher says yes.  As a super fan Ken will say that the Giants will live on throughout history.  I have to wonder what all the hoopla is all about?  Is a ball team really the important in the history of man.  I am not a sports fan so I would be hard pressed to imagine that ball teams will endure through history or really have any mention beyond brief mention in history books.  I see baseball going the way of other forgotten sports of history. Hang in there fans, history will tell.

SF Silver?

Inspired Silver instead of the traditional gold.  I say yes. The SF Giants are the silver standard for baseball.  What do I mean by silver standard?  Well I just don’t think they rise to the gold standard like the Mets.  This team is just on the cusp of gold standard but not quite there.  If you are a Giants fan boy don’t be offended.  I know nothing about baseball or the Giants.  I am just spewing what I have been fed my whole life. I have had it with this teams fanatical worshipers and don’t want to go on ant further.