Category Archives: NL West

The Magic of Hesto Presto

Within two days of Opening Day, the San Francisco Giants witnessed injury after injury. The comeback bid of Matt Cain fell short with a strained flexor tendon causing him to join Hunter Pence and Travis Ishikawa on the DL while … Continue reading

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Cheap Seat Chronicles’ 2015 MLB Staff Predictions

It seems like ages ago that we were debating whether or not Alex Gordon could have scored in game seven of the World Series (he couldn’t), but in reality it was just a few short months ago that baseball went … Continue reading

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‘Kitchen Sink Stuff’: Peavy mixing up his pitching repertoire

Talkin’ Giants Ball. It is no secret. When a pitcher losses velocity and relies on a fastball and pitching catalogue of his former days, he is asking for a ticket home. More often than not, these starting pitchers are put into … Continue reading

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Padres Not Done Yet, Reportedly Targeting Yoan Moncada

The ink has barely dried on the four-year pact the Padres made with James Shields, but general manger A.J. Preller is already working on his next move. The newest target appears to be free agent Cuban infielder Yoan Moncada. That’s … Continue reading

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James Shields Signs Four-Year Pact with the San Diego Padres

It took him the entire offseason to find the right deal, but James Shields finally landed a new contract. Shields and the San Diego Padres have agreed on a four-year, $75 million pact that will allow him to pitch close … Continue reading

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Giants Bring Back Veteran Starter Ryan Vogelsong

The San Francisco Giants have agreed to terms on a one-year, $4 million with Ryan Vogelsong. Vogelsong, 37, is coming off a 2014 season where he posted a 4.00 ERA, 1.278 WHIP, and a 151/58 K/BB ratio over 184.2 innings … Continue reading

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San Francisco Giants Ink Deal with Outfielder Nori Aoki

Norichika Aoki reached the World Series last season with the Kansas City Royals, but his club lost to the San Francisco Giants in a thrilling seven game series. It seems that Aoki must follow the “if you can’t beat ’em, … Continue reading

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