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All-Star Game stat pack

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All-Star Game stat pack

This will be first time ever the Giants have 4 players in the startinglineup in an All-Star Game.(3 Starters in 1934, 1989 & 2001)

This will be the first time the Giants have the starting pitcher andstarting catcher in the All-Star Game.

Recent All-Star Starting Batteries from Same Team
2012 GiantsMatt Cain & Buster Posey
2006 TigersKenny Rogers & Ivan Rodriguez
1995 Dodgers Hideo Nomo & Mike Piazza
1993 PhilliesTerry Mulholland & Darren Daulton
1989 AthleticsDave Stewart & Terry Steinbach

2012 will be the 8th time a Giants pitcher has started the All-StarGame
1934 Carl Hubbell 3IP, 0 Runs, 6 K's - ND
1965 Juan Marichal 3 IP, 0 Runs, 0 K's - ND
1967 Juan Marichal 3 IP, 0 Runs, 3 K's - ND
1978 Vida Blue3 IP, 3 Runs, 2 K's - ND
1989 Rick Reuschel 1 IP, 2 Runs, 0 K's - ND
2003 Jason Schmidt 2 IP, 0 Runs, 3 K's - ND
2009 Tim Lincecum 2 IP, 2 Runs, 1 K - ND
Recent Giants Pitchers in All-Star Game
2011 Brian WilsonRetired both batters faced, Credited with Save
2010 Brian WilsonRetired all 3 batters faced
2009 Tim Lincecum Started: 2 IP, 2H, 2 R, 1 ER, 1 K
2008 Brian WilsonRetired both batters faced, 1 K

Giants to Start at 3B in All-Star Game
1952 Bobby Thomson(0-2)
1994 Matt Williams(0-3, 2 K's)
2012 Pablo Sandoval

Pablo Sandoval
2011 All-Star Game at Arizona
1 for 1, RBI Double

Giants to Start at Catcher in All-Star Game
1946 Walker Cooper(1-1)
1947 Walker Cooper(0-3, 1 K)
1948 Walker Cooper(0-2)
1963 Ed Bailey(1-1, BB, RBI)
2012 Buster Posey

Giants to Start in CF in All-Star Game
Mel Ott1938-39
Willie Mays 1957-66, 68, 70-71 (17 games)
Melky Cabrera 2012
Giants Starting Outfielders in All-Star Game
Mel Ott 1935, 38-39, 42
Willard Marshall1949
Don Mueller1955
Willie Mays1957-66, 68, 70-71 (17 Games)
OrlandoCepeda 1961 (2 Games)
Kevin Mitchell 1989-90
Barry Bonds1993-98, 01-02, 04, 07
Melky Cabrera 2012

The last time the Giants had 4 players in an All-Star Game was1990 at Wrigley Field
Will Clark1 for 3
Kevin Mitchell0 for 2, K
Matt Williams0 for 1, K
Jeff Brantley.1 IP, 2 H, 2 ER - Loss
OaklandRookie All-Stars
1977Wayne Gross
1978Matt Keough
1986Jose Canseco
1987Mark McGwire
1998Ben Grieve
2009Andrew Bailey
2012Ryan Cook

Recent A's Pitchers in All-Star Game
2011 Gio GonzalezStruck out only Batter Faced
2010 Andrew BaileyFaced 2 Batters (1 BB, 1 K)
2008 JustinDuchscherer 1 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 1 K
2007 Dan Haren Started: 2 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 1BB, 2 K's)
2006 Barry Zito Retired all 3 Batters Faced

A's Managers named asAll-Star Coach
1959 Harry Craft
1962 Hank Bauer
1984 Jackie Moore
1987 Tony La Russa
1998 Art Howe
2005 Ken Macha
2010 Bob Geren
2012 Bob Melvin

A's Pitchers who have Won All-Star Game
1971 Vida Blue
2004 Mark Mulder

A's Pitchers who have lost All-Star Game
1967 Catfish Hunter
1987 Jay Howell
1995 SteveOntiveros

A's Pitchers to Save All-Star Game
1933Lefty Grove
1948Joe Coleman
1988Dennis Eckersley
1990Dennis Eckersley
1991Dennis Eckersley
2003Keith Foulke
Giants Pitchers to Win All-Star Game
1951Sal Maglie
1959Johnny Antonelli
1961Stu Miller
1962Juan Marichal
1964Juan Marichal
1966Gaylord Perry
1981Vida Blue

Giants Pitchers to Lose All-Star Game
1990Jeff Brantley
1993John Burkett
1997Shawn Estes

Giants Pitchers to Save All-Star Game
1940Carl Hubbell
1956Johnny Antonelli
2011Brian Wilson

Athletics All-Star Game Home Runs
1935 Jimmie Foxxoff Bill Walker
1971 Reggie Jacksonoff Dock Ellis
1988 TerrySteinbachoff Dwight Gooden

Giants All-Star Game Home Runs
1947 Johnny Mizeoff Spec Shea
1956 Willie Maysoff Whitey Ford
1960 Willie Maysoff Whitey Ford
1965 Willie Maysoff Milt Pappas (Lead-off HR)
1969 Willie McCoveyoff Blue Moon Odom
Willie McCoveyoff Denny McLain
1970 Dick Dietzoff Catfish Hunter
1973 Bobby Bondsoff Bill Singer
1992 Will Clarkoff Rick Aguilera
1998 Barry Bondsoff Bartolo Colon
2002 Barry Bondsoff Roy Halladay
All-Star Games
N.L. Lead all-time series 42-38-2
N.L. has won 2 Straight
A.L. had gone 12-0-1 over previous 13
From 1960 thru 1985 N.L. went 25-3-1

All-Star Games in Kansas City
July 11, 1960
N.L. Wins 5-3
Willie Mays (SF): 3 for 4, Triple, Double
Ernie Banks (CHC): 2 for 4, 2-Run HR

July 24, 1973
N.L. Wins 7-1
MVP: Bobby Bonds (SF) 2 for 2, 2 Run HR, Double
Johnny Bench (CIN): Solo HR
Willie Mays (NYM): Last All-Star Game (0-1)

Offseason can be tense on other side of Giancarlo Stanton rumors

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Offseason can be tense on other side of Giancarlo Stanton rumors

SAN FRANCISCO — Just around dinner time on Monday, Tyler Beede got a call he had been waiting for. General manager Bobby Evans informed Beede, the Giants’ top pitching prospect, that he was being added to the 40-man roster, a significant step toward making his big league debut. Earlier that day, however, Beede’s phone brought him some unwanted news. 

Like most Giants fans, Beede woke up to a report out of South Florida that he was one of several names the Giants and Marlins had discussed in Giancarlo Stanton trade talks. For fans or team employees, it would be painful to give up a Beede or a Chris Shaw or a Joe Panik, but images of Stanton taking aim at the Coke bottle at AT&T Park would soon wash away most concerns. 

For players, the reality this time of year is much different. The Giants are the only organization that all of the rumored pieces have ever known. Panik is a New Yorker, but he and his wife have grown to love San Francisco. Beede and Shaw have spent years dreaming of debuting at AT&T Park and playing in front of sellout crowds. That makes the Hot Stove Season a particularly tense time of year. 

“I try to be a guy who doesn’t look those kinds of things up too frequently, but obviously I’m a normal guy, so I tend to dig into it a little bit more and see what’s going on and see what people are saying,” Beede said on this week’s Giants Insider Podcast. “It’s funny. I don't really know how to handle it. It’s my third year going through the trade deadline and trade talk. I’ve just go to keep telling myself it’s a realistic possibility and not to be shocked if anything were to come out or a trade were to be made.”

The rumor mill is nothing new for these players. Panik acknowledged several times during the season that he could be the odd man out. Shaw actually already once thought he got traded to Florida. For a few minutes at the 2016 deadline, Twitter had him as a key piece in the Matt Moore deal. The outfielder came out of a hotel bathroom right after the deadline to see two teammates staring at him in disbelief as Twitter rumors flew. 

Five minutes later, he got a call from Bobby Evans. “You’re still a Giant,” Evans told him. “Don’t take your jersey off.”

“It’s a little tense for sure,” Shaw said earlier this year. “It’s not something you can try to predict. You can have a feeling but that means nothing.”

Evans has always communicated to players and their agents that they can reach out any time they have a question or concern about what they might be hearing, but when it comes to getting on the phone himself, he treats the trade deadline and offseason differently. There’s more urgency to clear the air in July when players might have to take at-bats or throw pitches with rumors weighing on their minds. In the offseason, Evans will wait to reach out until deals are closer to being agreed upon. He tries not to worry as much about “hot stove banter,” he said. 

“In the offseason I think it’s a little less of an issue because a lot of things get thrown out there that don’t have validity,” he said. “We certainly don’t try to respond to every single rumor with an update because there are new rumors every hour, so it’s hard to keep up. A lot more names are mentioned this time of year.”

Players try to find different ways to get away from it all. Every year, several Giants prospects talk of playing golf during the trade deadline to stay away from MLB Network and their phones. For veterans, it’s often easiest to just take offseason vacations, and Panik planned to visit Europe with his wife. 

Beede has a somewhat unique distraction as rumors trickle out. He’s getting married on Saturday, which along with the holiday, has kept him busy all week. Still, he knows the rumors will be out there. 

“After a couple of days I start to just understand that (my) name is going to be in rumors or there may be things that people say or speculate,” he said. “(If) Bobby tells me something, or my agent says something, then I can start to maybe engage in it a little bit more. But as of right now, I’m just trying to go about my preparation and I’ll continue to enjoy being a San Francisco Giant.”

Projection system loves Giancarlo Stanton at AT&T Park

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Projection system loves Giancarlo Stanton at AT&T Park

SAN FRANCISCO — The Giants have made a habit in recent winters of “kicking the tires,” so to speak, on as many free agents as possible. General manager Bobby Evans is committed to being thorough, but at times there is probably no need. 

Hitters have made no secret of the fact that they prefer friendlier confines, and if you’re a power hitter, you’re going to ask Evans for a significantly larger check to play 81 of your games at the harshest power park in the majors. That’s what makes Giancarlo Stanton, readily available via trade, so intriguing. But would Stanton be fully immune to the realities of AT&T Park?

The numbers, at least in a small sample, suggest he would. Stanton has played 27 games in San Francisco and taken 108 at-bats. He has nine homers, 11 doubles and a triple. His .676 slugging percentage at AT&T Park isn’t far off his mark at Coors Field (.714), and his 1.048 OPS is higher than his OPS during the 2017 season, when he hit 59 homers. 

The damage has been done in limited time, but the Giants clearly believe it’s fully sustainable, and a recent study done by ESPN’s Dan Szymborski backs that up. Szymborski ran his ZiPS projection system to estimate Stanton’s stats over the next 10 years for a variety of suitors. The numbers in orange and black are overwhelming. 

The projections have Stanton at 46.2 WAR over the next 10 seasons, including 7.1 in 2018 and 6.8 in 2019, the two seasons the organization should be focused on given Madison Bumgarner’s contract situation. ZiPS projects Stanton at 46 homers next season if he plays for the Giants, followed by 43, 42, 39, 35 over the following four years. For comparison’s sake, Brandon Belt led the Giants in homers each of the last two seasons and he has 35 total during that span. 

Any sort of projection system needs to be taken with a huge grain of salt, especially with a player who has had injury issues in the past. But ZiPS believes Stanton -- who plays in a huge park already -- is a rarity, the kind of power hitter who can keep crushing well into his 30’s and put up huge numbers even if he is limited by the realities of getting older and getting hurt. Szymborski’s projections have Stanton playing just 102 games in 2025, but he’s still projected to hit 23 homers, 20 doubles and post an OPS+ of 121. Even in the 10th year of the projections, ZiPS has Stanton down for 16 homers. 

There are no sure things in this game, but as Evans continues to chase a blockbuster deal, he can be confident that Stanton is one player who should be able to provide power for years to come, no matter what AT&T Park does to hold hitters down.