Sabean on Lincecum: “I see Timmy staying in a Giants uniform”, plus some wild rotation speculation

The Giants come off the All-Star break with seven games in six days, three of those games against division-leading Arizona and four against Cincinnati. How those games fall will start to determine what the Giants and general manager Brian Sabean do at the deadline. Get swept out and the team could sell off assets to . . . → Read More: Sabean on Lincecum: “I see Timmy staying in a Giants uniform”, plus some wild rotation speculation

Thursday’s SF Giants lineup vs. Pirates, plus notes and links

The Giants’ road woes continue. With two straight defeats in Pittsburgh, San Francisco is now 12-20 on the road and just 33-31 overall. To their great fortune there is no breakaway team in the NL West, with Arizona on top at 37-29. If the Giants called the NL Central home, they would be 8.5 games . . . → Read More: Thursday’s SF Giants lineup vs. Pirates, plus notes and links

Bad pitching, bad defense and a path to the postseason

Aside from a burst offense in an aborted comeback on Wednesday, little has gone right the last three days against the Oakland A’s. The defense has been bad and the pitching has been worse. Health, too, has been a problem; Angel Pagan hasn’t played since Saturday and Marco Scutaro has caught the virus making its . . . → Read More: Bad pitching, bad defense and a path to the postseason