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The Telegraph

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Brian Sabean held a press conference yesterday to preview his thoughts on the upcoming winter meetings. Everything he said made sense to those of us who want to see the Giants tread carefully in the free-agent market and only trade their...
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Home Bonds Office

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Word has it HBO has optioned the film rights to “Game of Shadows.” To play Bonds, may I suggest… You take the blue pill, the story ends. You take the red pill, you end up in Wonderland. Any other ideas?...
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Oye Como Va

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The Twins are openly shopping Johan Santana, the best pitcher in baseball. Doesn’t it stand to reason that the Giants should be able to get a similar return for Matt Cain or Tim Lincecum? Here’s why. Santana is expensive. He’ll earn $13...
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Decisions, Decisions

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  Running a baseball team demands a constant stream of choices. A team will make good and bad ones every week, both on the field and off. When the magnitude or the frequency of the bad choices pile up, teams...
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Forties

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She doesn't know it yet, but La Malita Monkeypants has a very talented adopted brother. Come to mention it, my wife doesn't know about him yet either. As part of a whimsical bit of fun over at the McChronic, I...
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Thanks Given

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It’s my favorite American holiday: no plastic trees or horrible music, no street parties that end in gun violence, no ridiculous assertions of national dominance. Just family, friends, and food, and a clear mandate to be thankful for everything we have, be it health,...
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Move Big Mo'?

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This item says the Giants are “looking to move” Bengie Molina. With Yorvit Torrealba nearly signing a 3 year, $14.4 million deal with the Mets, Bengie’s 3–year, $18 M deal doesn’t seem expensive at all. So why shop him? First,...
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The Shakeout

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A-Rod, Glavine, Schilling, Maddux, Posada, Rivera, Lowell: All have signed or will soon sign contracts. Other free agents have narrowed their own choices — it’s the Bronx or retirement for Andy Pettitte — or have had their choices narrowed for...
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Indictment-Free Post

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Congrats to Bay Area native Tyler Walker who probably could have made a few more dollars elsewhere but decided to re-sign with the Giants for $750,000. His quote in today’s paper: “This is where I wanted to play. The Giants...
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Indictment

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Barry Bonds has been indicted for perjury and obstruction of justice. But he didn't leak Valerie Plame's name to the press. That was Dick Armitage.It's both huge news and a huge yawn, and not just because I got three hours...
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The Story of O

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Since there’s little else concrete to ponder Giant-wise right now except for the umpteen permutations of an A-Rod-less lineup or the trade package necessary to snag Miguel Cabrera, I’ve been thinking some more about the Omar Vizquel deal. One thing...
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And Now, Third...

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The Giants entered the off-season with major holes at four positions: shortstop, third base, first base and one outfield spot. The Giants made it official yesterday: Omar Vizquel is in the bag for one more year and potentially two. We...
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One-Year Omar

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Reports this morning say the Giants and Omar Vizquel are close to a one-year, $5.5 million contract. If true, that's a healthy raise from the $4 M he earned in 2007. Too much? Should the Giants have tabbed Kevin Frandsen...
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Her second day on the planet, La Malita was ecstatic, mom and dad were bowled over with love, and everything in the world was good and true. Then we broke the news: the Giants last made the playoffs in 2003 and might not do...
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No Divine Comedy

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The first obituary for the 2008 San Francisco Giants has arrived, courtesy of Nate Silver of Baseball Prospectus. Steel yourself for plenty more this winter even if Brian Sabean makes savvy moves, because the Giants have used up their political...
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