San Francisco Giants Analysis

2019 Trade Deadline: Winners, Losers And WTFers

by John Watson

Aug 1, 2019 7:30 PM

The first consolidated trade deadline came and went, and it couldn’t have happened during a weirder year. Read more »

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Favorite Things: A National League Midseason Baseball Revue

by John Watson

Jul 15, 2019 1:08 PM

The Dodgers are unsurprisingly dominating the National League, followed by the Braves, Nationals, Cubs and Brewers. Read more »

Tags: Arizona Diamondbacks, Atlanta Braves, Chicago Cubs, Cincinnati Reds, Colorado Rockies, Los Angeles Dodgers, Miami Marlins, Milwaukee Brewers, New York Mets, Philadelphia Phillies, Pittsburgh Pirates, San Diego Padres, San Francisco Giants, St. Louis Cardinals, Washington Nationals, IQ

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Predictions For The 2019 MLB Season (Bold, Tepid & Otherwise)

by John Watson

Mar 28, 2019 8:58 AM

Some rankings, thoughts and predictions for the 2019 season, all of which will certainly come to pass and which we will in no way regret in the future. Read more »

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Gimme Dat Harp, Boy: On the Bryce Harper Signing

by John Watson

If any team could afford to take a risk on a very special player like Bryce Harper, it's the Phillies. Read more »
2018 Year-End MLB Team Portfolio Rankings

by Andrew Perna & John Watson

The Red Sox, Astros and Dodgers comprise this year's top-3 with the Yankees and Cubs right behind them. Read more »
Predictions For The 2018 MLB Season (Bold, Tepid & Otherwise)

by John Watson

Predicting the regular season awards, division winners and what will happen in the always unpredictable October. Read more »
Grading The Offseason: NL West

by John Watson

On the moves the Giants, D-Backs, Rockies and Padres made this offseason to try to catch up with the Dodgers. Read more »
Grading The Deal: Pirates Trade Andrew McCutchen To Giants

by John Watson

The Giants have now given up significant chunks of their (already hurting) farm system to procure a couple of stars in decline in Andrew McCutchen and Evan Longoria. Read more »
2017 Year-End MLB Team Portfolio Rankings

by Andrew Perna & John Watson

The Astros, Dodgers, Yankees, Indians and Cubs comprise our top-5 as we enter 2018. Read more »
Grading The Deals: Eduardo Nunez, Anthony Swarzak, Pat Neshek

by John Watson

On Eduardo Nunez to the Red Sox, Anthony Swarzak to the Brewers and Pat Neshek to the Rockies. Read more »
Just How Bad Off Are The Giants?

by John Watson

The Giants need some things to start improving immediately if they aren't going to punt the season and there are a mess of things (the loss of Bumgarner, the lack of power, iffy rotation, etc.), that they can't really do anything about. Read more »
Predictions For The 2017 MLB Season (Bold, Tepid & Otherwise)

by John Watson

Here are some predictions for the 2017 season, organized by team. If we make enough; some safe, some crazy, surely, we'll get some right, right? Cue: the rumbling laughter of the baseball gods. Read more »
Grading The Offseason: NL West

by John Watson

The Dodgers and Giants continued to improve this offseason, and the Rockies tried to do enough to be in position for the Wildcard, the D-Backs and Padres made moves for the long-term. Read more »
2016 Year-End MLB Team Portfolio Rankings

by Andrew Perna & John Watson

The Cubs won the 2016 World Series but they rank behind the Dodgers and Red Sox in terms of the value of their collective assets. Read more »
Grading The Deals: Rich Hill To Dodgers, Mark Melancon To Giants

by John Watson

The Dodgers struck first, signing Rich Hill to a three-year, $48 million deal and then the Giants made their move, signing Mark Melancon to a four-year, $62 million deal. Both moves are interesting and risky, albeit in different ways. Read more »
The Morning After: Just Another Even-Year October

by John Watson

It's definitely more likely than not that 2016 will be the year that the #EvenYear stuff is finally put to bed, but it was certainly in full effect last night. And don't tell Madison Bumgarner about the so-called "odds," because you'll probably just make him angry. Read more »
Grading The Deals: On The NL Trade Deadline

by John Watson

Matt Moore, Matt Duffy, Matt Kemp, Josh Reddick, Rich Hill, Jay Bruce and Mark Melancon were some of the big names to move at the deadline. Read more »
Grading The Deal: Giants Trade For Eduardo Nunez

by John Watson

A swap of a close-to-the-majors pitching prospect for a utility infielder having a banner season is pretty ho-hum stuff in and of itself, but the fact that it's the Giants who made the deal is a bit surprising, considering their biggest needs were rotation and bullpen help. Read more »
Halfway To Home: Midseason Meanderings On NL Contenders

by John Watson

On the Dodgers' rotation gamble, the Giants' old-school approach, the half-mortal Cubs, Washington's pitchers, Mets' issues, Pirates' cheapness, Cardinals' devil magic and whether the Marlins are for real. Read more »
Under Pressure (Or Not?): On The Giants' Bullpen

by John Watson

The Giants' bullpen isn't that different from last season, but they have been the weakest part of their team even with all of the injuries to their everyday lineup. Read more »

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