Giants without Pagan all hope, no plan

This is my Sunday column on Angel Pagan. WARNING — this is a baseball column. 49ers fans, feel free to skip this. The Giants need a backup plan to back up their backup plan. Angel Pagan was supposed to replace Hunter Pence in the middle of the Giants’ batting order when Pence broke his arm. Pagan, typically a leadoff hitter, was going to bat third while Pence was hurt. Pagan…

March 21, 2015

Giants built for postseason, but can they get there?

This is my Sunday column on the Giants. WARNING — this is a baseball column. 49ers’ fans, feel free to skip this. The Giants are built to dominate the postseason, but they are not built to get there this year. In the postseason, the Giants can pitch Madison Bumgarner one hundred times and the other starters only three or four innings, and the incredible bullpen can handle the rest. The…

February 14, 2015

Little goes right for Posey

This is my Saturday column on Buster Posey. WARNING: This is a baseball column. 49ers’ fans — feel free to skip this. SAN FRANCISCO – Buster Posey turned on C.C. Lee’s hanging slider and crushed it deep into the left field bleachers during the bottom of the sixth inning of the Giants’ 5-3 victory against the Indians Saturday afternoon. The solo home run was Posey’s first hit against a right-handed…

April 26, 2014

Alex Smith and Jim Harbaugh drive Giants In World Series Parade

The Giants are parading through the streets of streets of San Francisco today, and some of them are being driven by Alex Smith and Jim Harbaugh. Spefically, Alex Smith is driving Matt Cain’s car, and Jim Harbaugh is driving Brandon Belt’s car. Here’s what Harbaugh said to CSN Bay Area about the SF Giants: “It’s very inspiring, no question about it, just how they stayed together as a team and…

October 31, 2012