Giants Roundup: We Welcome Our Joel Hanrahan Overlords

  • In the latest episode of the Giants’ inoffensive offense, our heroes managed one run off Joel Hanrahan. Dave Roberts left in the first inning with “a shin injury.” That is all. [ESPN]
  • Hank Aaron finally speaks. [ESPN]
  • So does the kid who caught the ball. And he just might keep it. [SI]
  • Head-scratcher of the day: Mark Sweeney to the Dodgers for a player to be named later (or cash). It’s the first trade in 22 years between the rivals and undoubtedly sets up the Dodgers’ bench for a World Series run this year. [SFGate]
  • Or maybe the trade was a reward for nice-guy Sweeney. [El Lefty Malo]
  • Trivia question: without looking at the article, can you name the last two players involved in a Giants-Dodgers trade?
  • Tim Kawakami interviews Brian Sabean, who blames himself for the mess called your 2007 San Francisco Giants. [SJ Mercury News, via McCovey Chronicles]
  • Jason Ellison continues to steal Barry Bonds’ spotlight. [McCovey Chronicles]
  • Barry Bonds’ helmet: bulbous and in the Hall. [SFist]
  • Barry-san is still 111 behind the real home run champ, Sadaharu Oh. [Deuce of Davenport]
  • Barry Bonds is the epitome of “a society looking for an edge.” [LA Times]
  • The Pittsburgh Pirates will pay tribute to Bonds when the two teams go to PNC for a doubleheader on Monday after a trio at Pac Bell. [The FanHouse]
  • The Sun explains when Moneyball stops working. We think Giants fans and Barry Estes might have a few timetables. [NY Sun]
  • Even better, Giants-hater Matt Morris (“I’m excited about getting back to the NL Central and getting some better defense and some young guys out there who are looking to play hard”) gets the ball tonight.
  • Trivia answer: Candy Maldonado and Alex Trevino.

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