Carlos Beltran Deal Is Close To Done For the San Francisco Giants

The question all along has been, what would the San Francisco Giants be willing to part with to get Carlos Beltran. It looks like highly touted pitching prospect Zach Wheeler is one of those people, alongside center fielder Gary Brown.

How much the Mets are willing to cover in Beltran’s contract is also an issue. Obviously, how this plays out for Andres Torres, Cody Ross, Nate Schierholtz remains to be seen too. Beltran started his career in center, but has now been playing right field.

July 27, 2011 at 11:28 am | Derek Moore's Blog | No comment

The Batting Stance Guy makes Fun Of Giants Players For Franchise Promo

The guy known as the Batting Stance Guy, who perfectly impersonates players at the plate, is now making fun of several San Francisco Giants players.

He is promoting the Showtime documentary called The Franchise. He takes on Brian Wilson, Cody Ross, Andres Torres, Pat the Bat, Buster Posey and many others. Torres and Posey are highlights.

July 11, 2011 at 1:48 pm | Derek Moore's Blog | No comment

Too Many Heart Stoppers…

Every team has the talent to come from behind and steal a win.  But come on… The Giants have been doing it practically every night.  Nate Schierholtz, Darren Ford, Manny Burriss, Cody Ross, Aubrey Huff… coming through when all hope seems to be lost.  And speaking of talent, let’s face it…..it’s not like the Giants are stacked with an All-Star caliber lineup.  Maybe that’s why so few “experts” pick this team to even make the playoffs.  They’re still being underestimated… and that’s why we love ‘em.  The Misfits are back.  Oh, and to that person who’s inventing a revolutionary catcher’s helmet…  please roll one out for Buster.

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May 23, 2011 at 12:37 pm | Tom Nakashima's Blog | No comment

The Misfits Are Back…

No one repeats as World Series Champions… at least that’s the prevailing wisdom.  But I wouldn’t bet against these guys, as they finally begin to defend their title tonight in La-La Land against the hated Dodgers.  Most of the Misfits return, and a young pup named Brandon Belt surprised everyone by making the opening day roster.  If they struggle early, not to worry.  ‘Cuz they’ve come back.  Seemed like Tim Lincecum was 0 for August last season…. and Panda hit into two double plays before breakfast.  Oh, and Buster Posey, Pat Burrell, Cody Ross, Javier Lopez and Madison Bumgarner weren’t even on the team on Opening Day last year.  Somehow, it all worked out, didn’t it?   If you don’t have Band of Misfits by Giants beat writer Andrew Baggarly, get it.

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March 31, 2011 at 11:45 am | Uncategorized | No comment

The A’s Looking at The Giants Formula For Success

When the San Francisco Giants went out and got Aubrey Huff, Pat Burrell, Cody Ross and succeeded, it raised many eyebrows. That goes for the Oakland A’s as well, who did their own version of that in the offseason. They signed Hideki Matsui, David DeJesus and Josh Willingham. With the talent that they have on their young pitching staff, and additions in the bullpen, the A’s are a contender in the AL West.

USA Today has the full story.

March 28, 2011 at 1:44 pm | Derek Moore's Blog | No comment

Cody Ross Expected To Miss Time For the Giants

Cody Ross is expected to open the season on the disabled list for the San Francisco Giants. On Wednesday he suffered a moderate calf strain. This could open the door of opportunity for Brandon Belt to actually open the season in the majors. You could move Aubrey Huff to the outfield. Perhaps Aaron Rowand would start in center and Torres in right. It will be interesting to see what Bruce Bochy decides to do.

March 24, 2011 at 3:30 pm | Derek Moore's Blog | No comment

Cody Ross To Bat 8th For the Giants this Season

It looks like Bruce Bochy will do the smart thing, and leave Cody Ross in the 8th spot in the lineup. That’s where he was most productive this season, including the postseason. Ross is also known for being a streaky hitter. Obviously, we haven’t seen the down turn yet as a Giant.

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February 7, 2011 at 12:31 pm | Derek Moore's Blog | No comment

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