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How Many Good Giants Were Good Prospects?

Usually one sees this the other way around — how many good prospects became good players? It’s the foundation of any good prospect analysis, and indeed what we see is that higher-ranked prospects usually perform better in the majors than … Continue reading

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The Greatest Giants Hitters

So, I did this sort of meaningless baseball thing — not for the first time and not for the last. Here’s what I did: I looked at the Giants position players who were Baseball Reference Wins Above Replacement leaders for … Continue reading

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The Giants’ Most Lopsided Teams, Part 1

In 2012, the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim powered their way to 89 wins primarily on the strength of their offense. Mike Trout led the Halos’ effort with an amazing 8.6 offensive WAR (or “oWAR,” which is WAR without consideration … Continue reading

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This Day in Giants History, July 29, 2009: Brian Sabean Is Not Afraid To Trade Pitching Prospects

In a day spent dismantling their infield, the Pirates send second baseman Freddy Sanchez to the Giants for top pitching prospect Tim Alderson. Giant general manager Brian Sabean has never been afraid to make a move. If his team has … Continue reading

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Which Mets Hit the Giants?

Which Met hitter, with a minimum of 100 at-bats against the Giants, had the highest OPS against them? It was catcher Mike Piazza, who, in 145 plate appearances against the Giants between 1998 and 2005, hit .333/.413/.619. That’s an OPS … Continue reading

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