In ESPN The Magazine's annual ranking of 122 pro sports teams, the San Francisco Giants followed up their World Series win with baseball's best finishes in coaching, players and stadium.
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The one catcher you need
There is Buster Posey, and then there are all other MLB catchers. You'll want to grab him early in next year's fantasy draft. Early top 25 in 2016 (Insider)
Giants double up on elite defenders
Pretty much any Giants infielder could be considered a breakout defender this year, but this duo stood out the most in 2015. Can you guess who? Breakout defenders (Insider)
No more deal for Giants, Martinez
This weekend, GM Bobby Evans confirmed an agreement between the Giants and touted Cuban center fielder Eddy Julio Martinez. Now, there is no longer a deal. What happened? MLB rumors roundup
Is Leake the Giants' top priority?
San Francisco GM Bobby Evans said the team intends to focus on adding starting pitching this offseason. Does that start with bringing Mike Leake back to the Bay Area? MLB rumors roundup
Giants fall in Power Rankings
San Francisco, losers of four of its last six games, dropped a spot in our rankings. Where is the team slotted to end the year? Find out here
Hank Aaron Award finalists: NL West
The Hank Aaron Award is given annually to a player recognized as the most outstanding offensive performer in his league. Here are the nominees for each NL West team:
- Arizona Diamondbacks: Paul Goldschmidt
- Colorado Rockies: Nolan Arenado
- Los Angeles Dodgers: Adrian Gonzalez
- San Diego Padres: Matt Kemp
- San Francisco Giants: Buster Posey
Stats show that Max Scherzer's no-hitter against the Mets was among the best performances of the live-ball era.
Grantland: The 30 Finale: Throw Your Hands Up Like Max Scherzer and Say Goodbye to the Regular Season
Before the Yankees and Astros square off tomorrow, let's sort through 2015 and take one last look at the good, the bad, and the Scherzer. It's the finale of the 30!
Kris Bryant has top selling MLB jersey
Nope, not Mike Trout, Bryce Harper or Clayton Kershaw. The Cubs rookie 3B had the best selling jersey in MLB during the regular season. Giants' Madison Bumgarner and Buster Posey were No. 2 and 3 with Kershaw, Trout and Harper following.
Congrats, your team is headed to the postseason. But does their style of play work under the bright lights of October? David Schoenfield examines the formula for playoff success.
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Corey Dickerson hit a three-run homer, pinch-hitter Justin Morneau delivered a two-run single and the Colorado Rockies rallied for seven runs in the ninth inning Sunday to beat the San Francisco
Jeremy Affeldt wins prestigious honor
Affeldt is already a two-time winner of MLB's Most Creative Injuries award. In the past, he's sliced his hand separating frozen hamburger patties and torn a knee ligament while greeting his son. So what's he done to win the award this time? Injuries of the year
Where did Matt Duffy come from?
The former 18th-rounder hasn't looked back since he earned the starting third base job in San Francisco. With a .300 average and double-digit homers and steals, has Duffy been the most unexpected rookie this year? Rookie surprises, disappointments (Insider)
Jim Bowden lays out a four-pronged attack for the San Francisco Giants to focus on this offseason, noting the team has rotation issues to address.
Jake Peavy pitched five innings for his fifth consecutive win, rookie Kelby Tomlinson hit an inside-the-park home run and the San Francisco Giants beat the Colorado Rockies 3-2 on Saturday.
San Francisco Giants outfielder Nori Aoki will not play again this season and will instead continue his recovery from a concussion.
Nolan Arenado hit his NL-leading 42nd home run and broke the major league record for extra-base hits in a season by a third baseman as the Colorado Rockies beat the San Francisco Giants 9-3 on Fr
Flashback Friday: Giants uniforms 1999
Halloween costume or baseball uniform? The "futuristic" look baseball was going for in 1999 garnered a nearly universally negative response. The Giants' uniform was no exception. Check out that heinously large logo. See the others
A tip of the cap to Tim Hudson
The 40-year-old right-hander made the final start of his 17-year career. He won 222 games with the A's, Braves and Giants, which should put him in Hall of Fame discussion. Thursday's Top 5
Tim Hudson left the pitching mound for likely the last time Thursday, receiving a roaring ovation and tipping his cap to every section of the stadium in Thursday's 3-2 loss to the Dodgers.
The retiring lefty can boast to his friends that he resides between a pair of baseball legends on an important all-time list. We explain.
Brett Anderson pitched two-hit ball into the eighth in his final regular-season start, and the NL West champion Los Angeles Dodgers wrapped up their road schedule with a 3-2 victory over the San