Video Illustrates How Chris Stratton Went from 1st Round Bust to Frontline Ace

Piggy-backing off of my previous article on Chris Stratton’s emergence, today I’ll expand on why his reliance on a new, vertically breaking curveball (rather than his slider) has been such an effective weapon for Stratton and his ability to keep hitters honest and off balance. Since July of 2017, Stratton has gone from a forgotten…

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It Should be Stanton-or-Bust for the 2018 Giants

Despite free agency still a couple weeks away, the Giants have been extremely busy this offseason, revamping the majority of their coaching staff, and setting the zone for what is expected to be a busy winter. Over the last week, GM Bobby Evans announced the following changes… Former Giant pitcher and Dodgers AAA pitching coach…

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Reading Between the Lines – Bruce Bochy Officially on the Hot-Seat

The San Francisco Giants’ journey to an organizational turnaround started with a bang yesterday with news that five members of the coaching staff – pitching coach Dave Righetti, bullpen coach Mark Gardner, assistant hitting coach Steve Decker, bench coach Ron Wotus, and hitting coach Hensley Meulens, all have been reassigned to different positions within the…

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The Houston Astros have an offensive blueprint the Giants should follow

Following Tuesday’s “End of the Season” press conference, Giants fans were provided with an extremely general “vision” as to how the front office plans to attack the offseason. As Dieter Kurtenback of the Bay Area Newsgroup summarized, the four-man panel of Brian Sabean, Bobby Evans, Larry Baer, and Bruce Bochy focused on five topics, all…

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Could Billy Hamilton and/or Dee Gordon Be Giants in 2018?

Pablo Sandoval’s mammoth walk-off homerun to end the season was merely a formality for fans as the front office has had their sights set on 2018 for most of the 2nd half. Giancarlo Stanton (trade to Giants analyzed here), J.D. Martinez, Justin Upton (free agent signing with Giants analyzed here), Mike Moustakas (free agent signing…

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Numbers Don’t Reflect Matt Cain’s Greatness

After 13 seasons and 3 World Championships, San Francisco Giants pitcher Matt Cain has announced that he will retire at seasons end. In order to provide a proper sendoff, Giants manager Bruce Bochy shifted the pitching rotation and shut ace Madison Bumgarner down for the season, to ensure Cain gets one final start at AT&T…

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