Barry Zito, Giants, Shutout Chicago Cubs 2-0

Barry Zito continues to impress as he improved his 2012 record to 5-2 Sunday afternoon with a shutout of the Chicago Cubs at AT&T Park. Zito pitched 8 1/3 innings, allowing four hits and two walks, while striking out five batters. He never appeared in any trouble throughout the game, only allowing a single runner to reach second base all more »

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The SF Giants’ Upcoming Salary Issues

The recent offseason was spent harping on the issues caused by the Giants self-imposed salary cap. The budget limit of around $130 million prevented the Giants from re-signing Carlos Beltran or making any sort of big move in free agency. Fortunately, a series of shrewd moves by GM Brian Sabean revamped the Giants offense for pennies on the dollar (Or more »

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The Best Possible Giants’ Lineup

The Giants’ offense has been much improved from 2011, but it is still inconsistent. Bruce Bochy is always meddling with his lineups,  trying to get the most from his healthy bunch. Gregor Blanco has been a pleasant surprise this season, supplanting Nate Schierholtz from right field. Joaquin Arias, another spring training acquisition, has been a marvel on defense, and a more »

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Barry Zito Gives Giants First Win of Season with Complete Game Shutout

Tim Licecum, Matt Cain and Madison Bumgarner couldn’t get San Francisco their first victory of 2012; Barry Zito sure did, making a loud statement in the process. Zito, often criticized and jeered by his own fan base for his poor performances following his signing of a seven-year $126 million contract, pitched the first shutout of his San Francisco Giants career more »

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