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Last GBC Reader of 2021: If Moneyball Mostly Dies in the DS, and Has Never Won it All, Do We Really Want to Commit?

This season was mathemagical and lucky. The Dodgers were the better team, that a few times only lost because of an error by one guy (Bellinger, Jansen, Turner). To their credit, our Giants seized the mistakes. The Giants played unbelievably … Continue reading

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GBC Reader No. 5 – Tidrow Passes, Giants Select Fourth-Ever Indian-American Player in MLB Draft, Start Second Half in St. Louis Tonight

Before we launch into the second half, we mourn the loss of the architect of our pitching staff of the first World Series Championships in San Francisco, Dick Tidrow – who died at the age of 74 this week. John … Continue reading

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Tauchman Etches Name in Giants-Dodgers Rivalry Lore, Robs Pujols of Walkoff; Giants Get First Win Over Bums in Extras

This was a Giants-Dodgers classic with a stunning catch to prevent what would have been Albert Pujols’ 669th home run and his first walkoff at Chavez Ravine. But for the guy Farhan Zaidi traded for in the last week of … Continue reading

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The San Francisco Giants are Alone in First Place in the NL West on the Last Day of April

The highest payroll in Major League Baseball in 2021 is that of last year’s 60-game season World Series Champs ($249m). Appearing in three of the last four World Series’, they acquired Mookie Betts two years ago, Trevor Bauer this past … Continue reading

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First Fifteen Games Report

Welcome back Giants Baseball Corner subscribers! and welcome aboard new friends and fans! I’m Karthik Rajan and this is the first GBC Reader of the 2021 season. When it was announced The Farhan Zaidi Era was to begin with Gabe … Continue reading

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Letter to the President of Baseball Operations, GM and Managers of the San Francisco Giants in Advance of Last Game of the Irregular Season, PLUS Final Starting Lineup

Dear Farhan Zaidi, Sam Harris, Gabe Kapler and Giants Staff: Whew! If that incredible, short, sharp blast of games was a vision of what can be expected in the years to come, I am very excited for what we are … Continue reading

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Rookie Bart Catches Cueto Because Tromp Had “Potential” Injury – Cueto/Bart Give Up Seven Runs, Giants Lose Critical Game in Playoff Push Reminding Us Bochy Always Carried THREE Catchers

According to Giants beat reporter Maria Guardado, Chadwick Tromp appeared to jam his shoulder sliding back into first base during Sunday’s matchup against the A’s. Apparently, the shoulder was tweaked enough to still hurt in the afternoon on Monday and … Continue reading

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Kapler’s Decision to Hold Cueto Pays Off, Giants Batter A’s, Bash Murphy, Take More Runs Than They Gave Up in Two Games, Prevent Season Sweep, 14 – 2

These Giants looked tough on Sunday, eh? Bob Melvin was complaining about ’em bashing his catcher and beaning Laureano (like the most hit guy in the league, btw). That’s rich. The A’s manager complaining about the Giants roughing ’em up! … Continue reading

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Cueto’s Start Pushed for Anderson as Cross-Bay Rivals Smite Giants’ Playoffs Dreams with TWO Six-Nothing Shutouts *PLUS* Critique of Management and Broadcast Coverage

Ugh. The A’s are a lot better than us. I hoped we’d win the Gausman outing, and it was a tense, well-fought battle until the cobbled-together outfield, created from the absence of Alex Dickerson (paternity leave) and Mike Yastzremski (calf … Continue reading

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Zaidi Picks Up ‘Pen Help for Cash, Lays Back on Trade Deadline

So in the end, the trade deadline passed and Farhan Zaidi made no moves of current Giants or prospects but rather, only made one announcement, late in the day, that he paid cash to the Moneyball-Rays for a lefty to … Continue reading

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