Why a Catcher Timeshare (and a Platoon at Any Position In General) Is a Great Strategy For MLB Team-Building

When we evaluate an MLB team’s roster, we tend to just look at their opening day starting lineup, which is referred to as their “starting nine”. However, as teams get smarter, it’s clear that we can no longer make those types of evaluations. After studying winning teams, one common theme became apparent- their “starting nine” is more like a “starting twelve”. So, how are these … Continue reading Why a Catcher Timeshare (and a Platoon at Any Position In General) Is a Great Strategy For MLB Team-Building

MLB 2020 Farm System Overview: San Francisco Giants

While we wait for the 2020 MLB season to get underway, it’s time to take a closer look at players who could one day be on opening day rosters. For the next month or two, we’ll be examining each team’s farm system, which will contain several prospects that will either one day be contributors for them, or could be used to acquire impact major leaguers.  … Continue reading MLB 2020 Farm System Overview: San Francisco Giants

Offseason Tracker and Analysis: San Francisco Giants

The Giants will need to put controversy aside after hiring manager Gabe Kapler, but with him and general manager Scott Harris on board, President of Baseball Operations Farhan Zaidi has the personnel in place to guide San Francisco through their rebuild. Still, this is a fanbase that demands winning, so Zaidi likely will open to doing literally anything this offseason, with a focus on getting … Continue reading Offseason Tracker and Analysis: San Francisco Giants

Giants Can’t Let Fluky Hot Streak Sway Them From Selling

When Farhan Zaidi has hired by the Giants to be their president of baseball operations, it was clear that the team was heading for a rebuild. The team went just 137-185 in the past two seasons, had an aging core, and desperately needed to add to a barren farm system. That looked to continue to be the case as of June 29; they had a … Continue reading Giants Can’t Let Fluky Hot Streak Sway Them From Selling

San Francisco Giants Offseason Tracker and Analysis

With the hire of Farhan Zaidi as President of Baseball Operations, the Giants may be finally heading towards a rebuild. It’ll be interesting what Zaidi does in order to shed some of the awful contracts this team possesses. Current State: Rebuilding (Finally!) Giants Hire Farhan Zaidi as Pres. of Baseball Ops The Giants have hired Farhan Zaidi to be their President of Baseball Operations. Zaidi, … Continue reading San Francisco Giants Offseason Tracker and Analysis