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August 19, 2015 6:00 am

Daisy Cutter: Surpassing Not-So-Giant Expectations


Sahadev Sharma

How do the Giants continue to produce major leaguers who outperform their perceived ceilings?

No matter how much baseball we watch, no matter how much we think we know, we’re always surprised by something. Whether it’s the underperformance or the ability to exceed expectations of a certain player or team, every new season always brings about something that makes one wonder how it’s happening. It seems as though the San Francisco Giants are able to repeatedly be that team, although they do seem to limit it to some sort of even-year magic.

Of course, the even- and odd-year stuff holds no water; this is a legitimately strong team. When they rebounded from a 3-9 start to get to 10 games over .500 in late May, I decided to take a look at what was going on with them this season. To my surprise, after years of seeing a dominant pitching staff carry the Giants into the playoffs, it was the offense that was the strength of this year’s team.

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May 16, 2012 3:30 am

Pebble Hunting: Kill This Nickname


Sam Miller

Bryce Harper is just the latest player to earn the most overused nickname in sports.

Bryce Harper is back in the Nationals starting lineup for Saturday night's game against the Reds. Besides stitches, Harper also got a new nickname out the the deal: "Bam Bam."The Nats Enquirer

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