Perspective on the Giants’ Power Woes

The Giants’ record is one thing, some operatic tragedy that has the gentle people of San Francisco seriously worried the team won’t win the World Series this year. I could talk about that, but I’ll throw maybe three extra views Grant Bisbee’s way over at McCovey Chronicles: he covered their… Read more“Perspective on the Giants’ Power Woes”

Bullpen Report on All 10 Teams

Note: All statistics in the table below are from games up to and including May 13. Which team in either the AL or NL West has the best bullpen this season? There is no other place to start. Already we learn some things: the Astros bullpen is almost definitely bad… Read more“Bullpen Report on All 10 Teams”

Weekend Preview, May 9 – 11

All these teams except the Giants and the Dodgers, who play each other, will travel to or receive teams from the Central and East divisions. That means there are nine series to rank on intrigue. 9. Arizona Diamondbacks (13-24) at Chicago White Sox (18-18) Fri – Brandon McCarthy (1-5, 4.67… Read more“Weekend Preview, May 9 – 11”

Rookie Watch

Jonathan Singleton, Astros 1B Believe it or not, first base is a crowded position for the Astros. Besides the lefty-hitting Singleton, you have right-handed Chris Carter, who is Pedro Cerrano without the voodoo, and righty Jesus Guzman, acquired this offseason in a trade with San Diego. Thanks to the DH,… Read more“Rookie Watch”