5 MLB Aces No One Saw Coming In 2017The 2017 MLB season has been dominated by offense, but that doesn't mean there haven't been great pitching performances. While the usual suspects like Clayton Kershaw, Max Scherzer, Chris Sale and Corey Kluber have all been unsurprisingly dominant, there have also been major breakouts from a number of young arms.
Giants Pitching Woes: Cain On DL, Peavy Missing Turn In RotationSan Francisco Giants starting pitcher Matt Cain, who had season-ending elbow surgery last August, was placed on the team’s disabled list with a strained tendon in his throwing arm just one day into the 2015 season.
Study Finds Tommy John Surgery Doesn't Boost Pitcher PerformanceOn average, the number of innings pitched fell among the study group from 59 to 50 per season, while ERA’s swelled from 4.15 to 4.74 and WHIP ticked up from 1.40 before the operation to 1.48 after.
Once-Stable Giants Bullpen May Need Closer HelpGone are Brian Wilson, Ramon Ramirez and Guillermo Mota of seasons past. The Giants currently rank 15th in bullpen ERA, a sharp drop-off from the last three seasons, where they finished second in MLB every season.
Giants' Zito Hoping To Bounce Back In 2012Barry Zito made a slight change to his delivery this winter he hopes will help him rebound from an injury-plagued season.
Giants Bringing Back Relievers Lopez, AffeldtLeft-handed reliever Javier Lopez has agreed to an $8.5 million, two-year contract to stay with the San Francisco Giants, who also have picked up the $5 million contract option for fellow lefty reliever Jeremy Affeldt.
Giants Pitchers, Catchers Report For Spring TrainingThe clubhouse inside Scottsdale Stadium didn’t look much different than any other time at the start of spring training, with one exception: The miniature replica of the San Francisco Giants’ World Series banner tacked to an overhang on the ceiling.