Saturday, March 31, 2012

Cactus League Preview: Giants at Brew Crew

Game 33 of the San Francisco Giants 2012 Cactus League campaign sees the six-time World Champs (16-12-3) host the former Seattle Pilots, the Milwaukee Brewers.

Numbers Game: so far this Cactus League campaign, the Giants have outscored opponents 143-130; using the statistical metric of runs scored against runs allowed to project wins and losses, this ratio equates to a 85-77 season.

Giants estimated 2012 payroll is $139.7 million (2nd in NL); the Brew Crews estimated 2012 payroll is $115.8 million (4th in NL);

Volcanoes Watching: last four games of Spring Training -- the name of the game is stay healthy. The Giants 2012 season begins Friday, April 6 at the D'Backs.  

Here are *projected* 2012 season starting clubs for the Giants top prospects:


No.
Player
Club
Level
1
Gary Brown
Richmond
AA
2
Francisco Peguero
Fresno
AAA
3
Joe Panik
Augusta
A
4
Heath Hembree
Fresno
AAA
5
Eric Surkamp
Fresno
AAA
6
Tommy Joseph
Richmond
AA
7
Charlie Culberson
Richmond
AA
8
Ehire Adrianza
Richmond
AA
9
Chris Dominguez
Richmond
AA
10
Conor Gillaspie
Fresno
AAA
11
Clayton Blackburn
Salem-Keizer
SS
12
Joan Gregorio
Augusta
A
13
Hector Sanchez
Fresno
AAA
14
Jesus Galindo
Augusta
A
15
Andrew Susac
San Jose
A+
16
Kyle Crick
Salem-Keizer
SS
17
Ricky Oropesa
Salem-Keizer
SS
18
Adam Duvall
San Jose
A+
19
Josh Osich
Salem-Keizer
SS
20
Jarrett Parker
Richmond
AA
Click here to follow Giants roster transactions. Click here to see the Giants spring stats.

Stay tuned for Volcanoes Watching on-going coverage of 2012 Spring Training; Volcanoes baseball - where Giants dreams begin.

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Volcanoes Nation - fun event coming up: Stadium Swap and Shop located at Salem-Keizer May 26-27, July 7, August 4, September 1-2; Open to public 8am-2pm.

Ducks / Pilots will play a 9 inning, non-league game at Volcanoes Stadium on Wednesday, April 18th, with the first pitch at 6:30pm, gates will open at 5:00pm. Tickets may be purchased in-person at Volcanoes Stadium, by phone 503-390-2225, or on-line at https://www.volcanoestickets.com/ Ticket Prices: Box Seat $20.00, Reserved Seat $15.00, Outfield GA $10.00

Election 2012: Volcanoes or Volcanoes Stadium were nominated in categories (Recreation, Entertainment, Food/Drink) in the Statesman Journal's "Best of the Mid-Valley" contest. Click here; Vote Volcanoes :) http://community.statesmanjournal.com/bestof2012/index.php

Friday, March 30, 2012

Cactus League Preview: Reds at Giants

Game 32 of the San Francisco Giants 2012 Cactus League campaign sees the six-time World Champs (16-11-3 *pending Padres finale) host the Cincinnati Reds.

Numbers Game: so far this Cactus League campaign, the Giants have outscored opponents 141-120; using the statistical metric of runs scored against runs allowed to project wins and losses, this ratio equates to a 87-75 season.

Giants estimated 2012 payroll is $139.7 million (2nd in NL); the Reds estimated 2012 payroll in 2012 is $91.2 million (11th in NL).

Volcanoes Watching: Here are *projected* 2012 season starting clubs for the Giants top prospects:

No.
Player
Club
Level
1
Gary Brown
Richmond
AA
2
Francisco Peguero
Fresno
AAA
3
Joe Panik
Augusta
A
4
Heath Hembree
Fresno
AAA
5
Eric Surkamp
Fresno
AAA
6
Tommy Joseph
Richmond
AA
7
Charlie Culberson
Richmond
AA
8
Ehire Adrianza
Richmond
AA
9
Chris Dominguez
Richmond
AA
10
Conor Gillaspie
Fresno
AAA
11
Clayton Blackburn
Salem-Keizer
SS
12
Joan Gregorio
Augusta
A
13
Hector Sanchez
Fresno
AAA
14
Jesus Galindo
Augusta
A
15
Andrew Susac
San Jose
A+
16
Kyle Crick
Salem-Keizer
SS
17
Ricky Oropesa
Salem-Keizer
SS
18
Adam Duvall
San Jose
A+
19
Josh Osich
Salem-Keizer
SS
20
Jarrett Parker
Richmond
AA

Click here to follow Giants roster transactions. Click here to see the Giants spring stats.

Stay tuned for Volcanoes Watching on-going coverage of 2012 Spring Training; Volcanoes baseball - where Giants dreams begin.

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Volcanoes Nation - fun event coming up: Stadium Swap and Shop located at Salem-Keizer May 26-27, July 7, August 4, September 1-2; Open to public 8am-2pm.

Ducks / Pilots will play a 9 inning, non-league game at Volcanoes Stadium on Wednesday, April 18th, with the first pitch at 6:30pm, gates will open at 5:00pm. Tickets may be purchased in-person at Volcanoes Stadium, by phone 503-390-2225, or on-line at https://www.volcanoestickets.com/ Ticket Prices: Box Seat $20.00, Reserved Seat $15.00, Outfield GA $10.00

Election 2012: Volcanoes or Volcanoes Stadium were nominated in categories (Recreation, Entertainment, Food/Drink) in the Statesman Journal's "Best of the Mid-Valley" contest. Click here; Vote Volcanoes :) http://community.statesmanjournal.com/bestof2012/index.php

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Cactus League Preview: Giants at Padres

Game 31 of the San Francisco Giants 2012 Cactus League campaign sees the six-time World Champs (16-11-3) travel to the division rivals, San Diego Padres.

Numbers Game: so far this Cactus League campaign, the Giants have outscored opponents 141-120; using the statistical metric of runs scored against runs allowed to project wins and losses, this ratio equates to a 87-75 season.

Giants estimated 2012 payroll is $139.7 million (2nd in NL); the Padres projected payroll is $64 million  (16th in the NL).

Volcanoes Watching: Derin McMains.(Volcanoes '01) was named the new skipper of the Giants Arizona Rookie League team -- which means the 32-year-old McMains will be molding and developing future Major Leaguers. Well done Derin!  . Click here to follow Giants roster transactions. Click here to see the Giants spring stats.

Stay tuned for Volcanoes Watching on-going coverage of 2012 Spring Training; Volcanoes baseball - where Giants dreams begin.

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Volcanoes Nation - fun event coming up: Stadium Swap and Shop located at Salem-Keizer May 26-27, July 7, August 4, September 1-2; Open to public 8am-2pm.

Ducks / Pilots will play a 9 inning, non-league game at Volcanoes Stadium on Wednesday, April 18th, with the first pitch at 6:30pm, gates will open at 5:00pm. Tickets may be purchased in-person at Volcanoes Stadium, by phone 503-390-2225, or on-line at https://www.volcanoestickets.com/ Ticket Prices: Box Seat $20.00, Reserved Seat $15.00, Outfield GA $10.00

Election 2012: Volcanoes or Volcanoes Stadium were nominated in categories (Recreation, Entertainment, Food/Drink) in the Statesman Journal's "Best of the Mid-Valley" contest. Click here; Vote Volcanoes :) http://community.statesmanjournal.com/bestof2012/index.php

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Cactus League Preview: Giants at Rangers

Game 30 of the San Francisco Giants 2012 Cactus League campaign sees the six-time World Champs (15-11-3) travel to the two-time defending American League Champion, Texas Rangers.

Numbers Game: so far this Cactus League campaign, the Giants have outscored opponents 135-118; using the statistical metric of runs scored against runs allowed to project wins and losses, this ratio equates to a 86-76 season.

Giants estimated 2012 payroll is $139.7 million (2nd in NL); the Rangers projected payroll is $118.4 (5th in the NL).

Volcanoes WatchingBrandon Crawford (Volcanoes '08) belted his second home run on Wednesday helping the Giants top the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-2. Brandon is batting .333 (15 hits in 45 at-bats). Click here to follow Giants roster transactions. Click here to see the Giants spring stats.

Stay tuned for Volcanoes Watching on-going coverage of 2012 Spring Training; Volcanoes baseball - where Giants dreams begin.

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Volcanoes Nation - fun event coming up: Stadium Swap and Shop located at Salem-Keizer May 26-27, July 7, August 4, September 1-2; Open to public 8am-2pm.

Ducks / Pilots will play a 9 inning, non-league game at Volcanoes Stadium on Wednesday, April 18th, with the first pitch at 6:30pm, gates will open at 5:00pm. Tickets may be purchased in-person at Volcanoes Stadium, by phone 503-390-2225, or on-line at https://www.volcanoestickets.com/ Ticket Prices: Box Seat $20.00, Reserved Seat $15.00, Outfield GA $10.00

Election 2012: Volcanoes or Volcanoes Stadium were nominated in categories (Recreation, Entertainment, Food/Drink) in the Statesman Journal's "Best of the Mid-Valley" contest. Click here; Vote Volcanoes :) http://community.statesmanjournal.com/bestof2012/index.php

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Cactus League Preview: Dodgers at Giants

Game 29 of the San Francisco Giants 2012 Cactus League campaign sees the six-time World Champs (14-11-3) host the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday.

Numbers Game: so far this Cactus League campaign, the Giants have outscored opponents 131-116; using the statistical metric of runs scored against runs allowed to project wins and losses, this ratio equates to a 86-76 season.

Giants estimated 2012 payroll is $139.7 million (2nd in NL); the Dodgers projected payroll is $103.4 (8th in the NL).

Volcanoes WatchingTim Lincecum  (Volcanoes '06) is echoing his team mates -- they want to start 2012 right now. The Giants have to wait until April 6 but Tim will be first out of the gate as the Opening Day starters against Arizona -- it's on!. Click here to follow Giants roster transactions. Click here to see the Giants spring stats.

Stay tuned for Volcanoes Watching on-going coverage of 2012 Spring Training; Volcanoes baseball - where Giants dreams begin.

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Volcanoes Nation - fun event coming up: Stadium Swap and Shop located at Salem-Keizer May 26-27, July 7, August 4, September 1-2; Open to public 8am-2pm.

Ducks / Pilots will play a 9 inning, non-league game at Volcanoes Stadium on Wednesday, April 18th, with the first pitch at 6:30pm, gates will open at 5:00pm. Tickets may be purchased in-person at Volcanoes Stadium, by phone 503-390-2225, or on-line at https://www.volcanoestickets.com/ Ticket Prices: Box Seat $20.00, Reserved Seat $15.00, Outfield GA $10.00

Election 2012: Volcanoes or Volcanoes Stadium were nominated in categories (Recreation, Entertainment, Food/Drink) in the Statesman Journal's "Best of the Mid-Valley" contest. Click here; Vote Volcanoes :) http://community.statesmanjournal.com/bestof2012/index.php

Monday, March 26, 2012

Cactus League Preview: Angels at Giants

Game 28 of the San Francisco Giants 2012 Cactus League campaign sees the six-time World Champs (14-10-3) host the (California) Anaheim Angels of Los Angeles.

Numbers Game: so far this Cactus League campaign, the Giants have outscored opponents 128-111; using the statistical metric of runs scored against runs allowed to project wins and losses, this ratio equates to a 87-75 season.

Giants estimated 2012 payroll is $139.7 million (2nd in NL); the Angels projected payroll is $159.1 (3rd in the NL).

Volcanoes WatchingPablo Sandoval (Volcanoes '05) went yard in the bottom on the 9th on Monday to give the Giants a 4-2 victory over Kansas City. Click here to follow Giants roster transactions. Click here to see the Giants spring stats.

Stay tuned for Volcanoes Watching on-going coverage of 2012 Spring Training; Volcanoes baseball - where Giants dreams begin.

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Volcanoes Nation - fun event coming up: Stadium Swap and Shop located at Salem-Keizer May 26-27, July 7, August 4, September 1-2; Open to public 8am-2pm.

Ducks / Pilots will play a 9 inning, non-league game at Volcanoes Stadium on Wednesday, April 18th, with the first pitch at 6:30pm, gates will open at 5:00pm. Tickets may be purchased in-person at Volcanoes Stadium, by phone 503-390-2225, or on-line at https://www.volcanoestickets.com/ Ticket Prices: Box Seat $20.00, Reserved Seat $15.00, Outfield GA $10.00

Election 2012: Volcanoes or Volcanoes Stadium were nominated in categories (Recreation, Entertainment, Food/Drink) in the Statesman Journal's "Best of the Mid-Valley" contest. Click here; Vote Volcanoes :) http://community.statesmanjournal.com/bestof2012/index.php

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Cactus League Preview: Royals at Giants

Game 27 of the San Francisco Giants 2012 Cactus League campaign sees the six-time World Champs (13-10-3) host the Kansas City Royal. Don't be fooled by the record - most projected Giants starters and role players are having a fine spring.

Numbers Game: so far this Cactus League campaign, the Giants have outscored opponents 124-109; using the statistical metric of runs scored against runs allowed to project wins and losses, this ratio equates to a 86-76 season.

Giants estimated 2012 payroll is $139.7 million (2nd in NL); the Royals projected payroll is $69.9 (12th in the NL).

Volcanoes Watching:  Monday March 26, the Giants Minor Leaguers play the Diamondbacks with AAA, AA at "home" in the Giants spring facility and Class A at the D'Backs facility. Click here to follow Giants roster transactions. Click here to see the Giants spring stats.

Stay tuned for Volcanoes Watching on-going coverage of 2012 Spring Training; Volcanoes baseball - where Giants dreams begin.

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Volcanoes Nation - fun event coming up: Stadium Swap and Shop located at Salem-Keizer May 26-27, July 7, August 4, September 1-2; Open to public 8am-2pm.

Ducks / Pilots will play a 9 inning, non-league game at Volcanoes Stadium on Wednesday, April 18th, with the first pitch at 6:30pm, gates will open at 5:00pm. Tickets may be purchased in-person at Volcanoes Stadium, by phone 503-390-2225, or on-line at https://www.volcanoestickets.com/ Ticket Prices: Box Seat $20.00, Reserved Seat $15.00, Outfield GA $10.00

Election 2012: Volcanoes or Volcanoes Stadium were nominated in categories (Recreation, Entertainment, Food/Drink) in the Statesman Journal's "Best of the Mid-Valley" contest. Click here; Vote Volcanoes :) http://community.statesmanjournal.com/bestof2012/index.php

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Cactus League Preview: Giants at White Sox

Game 26 of the San Francisco Giants 2012 Cactus League campaign sees the six-time World Champs (13-9-3) traveling to the Chicago White Sox.

Numbers Game: so far this Cactus League campaign, the Giants have outscored opponents 122-104; using the statistical metric of runs scored against runs allowed to project wins and losses, this ratio equates to a 87-75 season.

Giants estimated 2012 payroll is $139.7 million (2nd in NL); the White Sox projected payroll is $114.2 (6th in the NL).

Volcanoes Watching Skyler Emerson Stromsmoe (Volcanoes '08, '09) got called up to the Big League camp and has a hit in two at-bats so far. Click here to follow Giants roster transactions. Click here to see the Giants spring stats.

Stay tuned for Volcanoes Watching on-going coverage of 2012 Spring Training; Volcanoes baseball - where Giants dreams begin.
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Volcanoes Nation - fun event coming up: Stadium Swap and Shop located at Salem-Keizer May 26-27, July 7, August 4, September 1-2; Open to public 8am-2pm.

Ducks / Pilots will play a 9 inning, non-league game at Volcanoes Stadium on Wednesday, April 18th, with the first pitch at 6:30pm, gates will open at 5:00pm. Tickets may be purchased in-person at Volcanoes Stadium, by phone 503-390-2225, or on-line at https://www.volcanoestickets.com/ Ticket Prices: Box Seat $20.00, Reserved Seat $15.00, Outfield GA $10.00

Election 2012: Volcanoes or Volcanoes Stadium were nominated in categories (Recreation, Entertainment, Food/Drink) in the Statesman Journal's "Best of the Mid-Valley" contest. Click here; Vote Volcanoes :) http://community.statesmanjournal.com/bestof2012/index.php

Friday, March 23, 2012

Cactus League Preview: Rockies at Giants; Giants at Reds

Games 24 and 25 of the San Francisco Giants 2012 Cactus League campaign sees the six-time World Champs (12-7-3 *Rangers game pending) hosting the Colorado Rockies and traveling to the Cincinnati Reds.

Numbers Game: so far this Cactus League campaign, the Giants have outscored opponents 109-89; using the statistical metric of runs scored against runs allowed to project wins and losses, this ratio equates to a 89-73 season.

Giants estimated 2012 payroll is $139.7 million (2nd in NL); the Rockies projected payroll is $98.2 (10th in the NL); The Red Stockings projected payroll is $91.2 (11th in the NL).

Volcanoes Watching Manny Burriss (Volcanoes '06) is batting .416 (15/36 with 5 stolen bases)! . Click here to follow Giants roster transactions. Click here to see the Giants spring stats.

On tap also tomorrow in the Giants Minor League camp:
March 24: Minor League Giants versus Minor League Cubs:
AAA and AA at home, A on road (all games played in Spring Training locations not in Oregon).

Stay tuned for Volcanoes Watching on-going coverage of 2012 Spring Training; Volcanoes baseball - where Giants dreams begin.
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Volcanoes Nation - fun event coming up: Stadium Swap and Shop located at Salem-Keizer May 26-27, July 7, August 4, September 1-2; Open to public 8am-2pm.

Ducks / Pilots will play a 9 inning, non-league game at Volcanoes Stadium on Wednesday, April 18th, with the first pitch at 6:30pm, gates will open at 5:00pm. Tickets may be purchased in-person at Volcanoes Stadium, by phone 503-390-2225, or on-line at https://www.volcanoestickets.com/ Ticket Prices: Box Seat $20.00, Reserved Seat $15.00, Outfield GA $10.00

Election 2012: Volcanoes or Volcanoes Stadium were nominated in categories (Recreation, Entertainment, Food/Drink) in the Statesman Journal's "Best of the Mid-Valley" contest. Click here; Vote Volcanoes :) http://community.statesmanjournal.com/bestof2012/index.php

May 5, 2012: The 2012 Salem Arthritis Walk

Volcanoes Nation - here's one of many worthy causes to consider: The 2012 Salem Arthritis Walk will take place on Saturday, May 5th at Riverfront Park in Downtown Salem beginning 10:00am. For more information or to register online visit www.salemwalk.kintera.org or contact Kim Lowry at 503-245-5695 ext. 100.

The Arthritis Walk takes place in communities nationwide to raise funds and awareness to fight arthritis, the nation’s number one cause of disability. The Arthritis Walk features a 3-mile or 1-mile walk, after the event participants and spectators alike can visit the many booths at the Health Fair and activities for the whole family.

www.salemwalk.kintera.org
Participants walk in honor of a friend or family member with arthritis, while those with arthritis wear blue hats to signify their action in taking control of their condition. Pet owners are invited to bring their leashed dogs to walk with them at the event.

Thanks for your support of the community.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Cactus League Preview: Rangers at Giants

Ah the good ole' days. Game 23 of the San Francisco Giants 2012 Cactus League campaign sees the six-time World Champs (12-6-3 *Rockies game pending) hosting the two-time American League Champion, Texas Rangers. It wouldn't be a shock to see these two teams in the 2012 World Series; with Volcanoes Watching naturally pulling for the Giants to again with the Fall Classic.

Numbers Game: so far this Cactus League campaign, the Giants have outscored opponents 109-82; using the statistical metric of runs scored against runs allowed to project wins and losses, this ratio equates to a 92-70 season.

Giants estimated 2012 payroll is $139.7 million (2nd in NL); the Rangers projected 2012 payroll is $118.5 million (5th in the AL).

Volcanoes Watching Eric Surkamp (Volcanoes '08) is second in MLB in innings pitched this spring. Click here to follow Giants roster transactions. Click here to see the Giants spring stats.

Stay tuned for Volcanoes Watching on-going coverage of 2012 Spring Training; Volcanoes baseball - where Giants dreams begin.
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Volcanoes Nation - fun event coming up: Stadium Swap and Shop located at Salem-Keizer May 26-27, July 7, August 4, September 1-2; Open to public 8am-2pm.

Ducks / Pilots will play a 9 inning, non-league game at Volcanoes Stadium on Wednesday, April 18th, with the first pitch at 6:30pm, gates will open at 5:00pm. Tickets may be purchased in-person at Volcanoes Stadium, by phone 503-390-2225, or on-line at https://www.volcanoestickets.com/ Ticket Prices: Box Seat $20.00, Reserved Seat $15.00, Outfield GA $10.00

Election 2012: Volcanoes or Volcanoes Stadium were nominated in categories (Recreation, Entertainment, Food/Drink) in the Statesman Journal's "Best of the Mid-Valley" contest. Click here; Vote Volcanoes :) http://community.statesmanjournal.com/bestof2012/index.php

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Cactus League Preview: Giants at Rockies

Game 22 of the San Francisco Giants 2012 Cactus League campaign sees the six-time World Champs (12-6-3) travel to the Colorado Rockies on Thursday. Fun match up is planned as Tim Lincecum (Volcanoes '06) takes on 49-year-young Jamie Moyer (267 career MLB wins).

Numbers Game: through 21 games this Cactus League campaign, the Giants have outscored opponents 109-82; using the statistical metric of runs scored against runs allowed to project wins and losses, this ratio equates to a 92-70 season.

Giants estimated 2012 payroll is $139.7 million (2nd in NL); the Rockies projected 2012 payroll is $98.2 million (10th in the NL).

Volcanoes Watching:  Brett Pill (Volcanoes '06) was the hero Wednesday, hitting a three-run shot as the Giants topped the Tribe 5-3. So far this spring, Brett is batting .273 and tied for the team lead with 9 RBI.   Click here to follow Giants roster transactions. Click here to see the Giants spring stats.

Stay tuned for Volcanoes Watching on-going coverage of 2012 Spring Training; Volcanoes baseball - where Giants dreams begin.
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Volcanoes Nation - fun event coming up: Stadium Swap and Shop located at Salem-Keizer May 26-27, July 7, August 4, September 1-2; Open to public 8am-2pm.

Ducks / Pilots will play a 9 inning, non-league game at Volcanoes Stadium on Wednesday, April 18th, with the first pitch at 6:30pm, gates will open at 5:00pm. Tickets may be purchased in-person at Volcanoes Stadium, by phone 503-390-2225, or on-line at https://www.volcanoestickets.com/ Ticket Prices: Box Seat $20.00, Reserved Seat $15.00, Outfield GA $10.00

Election 2012: Volcanoes or Volcanoes Stadium were nominated in categories (Recreation, Entertainment, Food/Drink) in the Statesman Journal's "Best of the Mid-Valley" contest. Click here; Vote Volcanoes :) http://community.statesmanjournal.com/bestof2012/index.php

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Cactus League Preview: Giants at Tribe

Game 21 of the San Francisco Giants 2012 Cactus League campaign sees the six-time World Champs (11-6-3) travel to the Cleveland Indians on Tuesday.

Numbers Game: through 20 games this Cactus League campaign, the Giants have outscored opponents 104-79; using the statistical metric of runs scored against runs allowed to project wins and losses, this ratio equates to a 92-70 season.

Giants estimated 2012 payroll is $139.7 million (2nd in NL); the Indians projected 2012 payroll is $70.6 million (11th in the NL).

Volcanoes Watching:  Ryan Vogelsong (Volcanoes '98) is nearly ready to make his first start of the spring; Ryan strained his back during a heavy weightlifting session in February; the Giants have been cautious to bring him back because Ryan will again play an important part in the rotation. Good news is reports are favorable for Ryan's health and he'll be prepping soon for the regular season. Click here to follow Giants roster transactions. Click here to see the Giants spring stats.

Stay tuned for Volcanoes Watching on-going coverage of 2012 Spring Training; Volcanoes baseball - where Giants dreams begin.
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Volcanoes Nation - fun event coming up: Stadium Swap and Shop located at Salem-Keizer May 26-27, July 7, August 4, September 1-2; Open to public 8am-2pm.

Ducks / Pilots will play a 9 inning, non-league game at Volcanoes Stadium on Wednesday, April 18th, with the first pitch at 6:30pm, gates will open at 5:00pm. Tickets may be purchased in-person at Volcanoes Stadium, by phone 503-390-2225, or on-line at https://www.volcanoestickets.com/ Ticket Prices: Box Seat $20.00, Reserved Seat $15.00, Outfield GA $10.00

Election 2012: Volcanoes or Volcanoes Stadium were nominated in categories (Recreation, Entertainment, Food/Drink) in the Statesman Journal's "Best of the Mid-Valley" contest. Click here; Vote Volcanoes :) http://community.statesmanjournal.com/bestof2012/index.php

Monday, March 19, 2012

Cactus League Preview: Giants at D-Backs

Game 20 of the San Francisco Giants 2012 Cactus League campaign sees the six-time World Champs (11-5-3) travel to the Arizona Diambacks on Tuesday.

Numbers Game: through 19 games this Cactus League campaign, the Giants have outscored opponents 101-75; using the statistical metric of runs scored against runs allowed to project wins and losses, this ratio equates to a 93-69 season.

Giants estimated 2012 payroll is $139.7 million (2nd in NL); the D-Backs projected payroll is $85.4 million (13th in the NL).

Volcanoes Watching:  Watch the roster now as the Giants have to start to trim their roster down to the 25 who will be Giants come Opening Day. Click here to follow Giants roster transactions.  Click here to see the Giants spring stats.

Stay tuned for Volcanoes Watching on-going coverage of 2012 Spring Training; Volcanoes baseball - where Giants dreams begin.
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Volcanoes Nation - fun event coming up: Stadium Swap and Shop located at Salem-Keizer May 26-27, July 7, August 4, September 1-2; Open to public 8am-2pm.

Ducks / Pilots will play a 9 inning, non-league game at Volcanoes Stadium on Wednesday, April 18th, with the first pitch at 6:30pm, gates will open at 5:00pm. Tickets may be purchased in-person at Volcanoes Stadium, by phone 503-390-2225, or on-line at https://www.volcanoestickets.com/ Ticket Prices: Box Seat $20.00, Reserved Seat $15.00, Outfield GA $10.00

Election 2012: Volcanoes or Volcanoes Stadium were nominated in categories (Recreation, Entertainment, Food/Drink) in the Statesman Journal's "Best of the Mid-Valley" contest. Click here; Vote Volcanoes :) http://community.statesmanjournal.com/bestof2012/index.php

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Cactus League Update: Monday Giants rest - prep for final Cactus League push

Monday will be the only day off for the six-time World Champion Giants as the team prepares for their final two-week stretch of Cactus League play before opening the 2012 season at the Arziona Diamondbacks on April 6.

With the added Wild Card in each league, the expectation is clear for the Giants: a return to the 2012 post season - and a deep run at that.

'12 Spring: 7 G, 6 AB, 3 H, 1 3B; .500 AVE  
True, Spring Training has zero impact on the 2012 playoff outcome but the Cactus League determines whether some Volcanoes alumni remain on the Giants 25 man roster, helps build chemistry with some of the new starters with the current Giants leaders; and washes the bad taste of a 2011 team that statistically finished with one of lowest runs scored totals in the last 25 years.

The Giants look good this spring; the club is healthy, Volcanoes prospects have been delivering results on the field and reports are that the locker room is in a good place.  As for the last 2+ weeks of Spring Training, the goals are clear -- keep the players healthy, have results that give confidence to the club and renew the confidence that the San Francisco Giants have what it takes to win a second World Championship in three seasons.

Stay tuned for Volcanoes Watching on-going coverage of 2012 Spring Training; Volcanoes baseball - where Giants dreams begin.
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Volcanoes Nation - fun event coming up: Stadium Swap and Shop located at Salem-Keizer May 26-27, July 7, August 4, September 1-2; Open to public 8am-2pm.

Ducks / Pilots will play a 9 inning, non-league game at Volcanoes Stadium on Wednesday, April 18th, with the first pitch at 6:30pm, gates will open at 5:00pm. Tickets may be purchased in-person at Volcanoes Stadium, by phone 503-390-2225, or on-line at https://www.volcanoestickets.com/ Ticket Prices: Box Seat $20.00, Reserved Seat $15.00, Outfield GA $10.00

Election 2012: Volcanoes or Volcanoes Stadium were nominated in categories (Recreation, Entertainment, Food/Drink) in the Statesman Journal's "Best of the Mid-Valley" contest. Click here; Vote Volcanoes :) http://community.statesmanjournal.com/bestof2012/index.php

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Cactus League Preview: Padres at Giants

Game 19 of the San Francisco Giants 2012 Cactus League campaign sees the six-time World Champs (11-4-2) *game with Dodgers in progress at time of publish host the San Diego Padres on Sunday.

Numbers Game: through 17 games this Cactus League campaign, the Giants have outscored opponents 96-65; using the statistical metric of runs scored against runs allowed to project wins and losses, this ratio equates to a 97-65 season.

Giants estimated 2012 payroll is $139.7 million (2nd in NL); the Padres project 2012 payroll is $64 million (16th in the NL).

Volcanoes WatchingTim Lincecum (Volcanoes '06) looked strong against Oakland on Saturday  -- 6 innings 1 earned run 4 strike outs and yielding 6 hits. Click here to see the Giants spring stats.

Stay tuned for Volcanoes Watching on-going coverage of 2012 Spring Training; Volcanoes baseball - where Giants dreams begin.
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Volcanoes Nation - fun event coming up: Stadium Swap and Shop located at Salem-Keizer May 26-27, July 7, August 4, September 1-2; Open to public 8am-2pm.

Ducks / Pilots will play a 9 inning, non-league game at Volcanoes Stadium on Wednesday, April 18th, with the first pitch at 6:30pm, gates will open at 5:00pm. Tickets may be purchased in-person at Volcanoes Stadium, by phone 503-390-2225, or on-line at https://www.volcanoestickets.com/ Ticket Prices: Box Seat $20.00, Reserved Seat $15.00, Outfield GA $10.00

Election 2012: Volcanoes or Volcanoes Stadium were nominated in categories (Recreation, Entertainment, Food/Drink) in the Statesman Journal's "Best of the Mid-Valley" contest. Click here; Vote Volcanoes :) http://community.statesmanjournal.com/bestof2012/index.php

Friday, March 16, 2012

Cactus League Preview: A's at Giants, Giants at Dodgers

Game 17 and 18 of the San Francisco Giants 2012 Cactus League campaign sees the six-time World Champs (10-4-2) host the Athletics and also travel to the Dodgers on Saturday.

Numbers Game: through 16 games this Cactus League campaign, the Giants have outscored opponents 89-63; using the statistical metric of runs scored against runs allowed to project wins and losses, this ratio equates to a 95-67 season.

Giants estimated 2012 payroll is $139.7 million (2nd in NL); the A's projected 2012 payroll is $59.4 million (last in the AL); the Dodgers projected 2012 payroll is $103.4  million (8th in NL).

Volcanoes Watching: The featured story on the Giants official web site was the organization's commitment to strong defense; multiple Volcanoes were featured, including Pablo Sandoval (Volcanoes '05), Brett Pill (Volcanoes '06), Brandon Crawford (Volcanoes '08). Click here to see the Giants spring stats. 

Stay tuned for Volcanoes Watching on-going coverage of 2012 Spring Training; Volcanoes baseball - where Giants dreams begin.
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Volcanoes Nation - fun event coming up: Stadium Swap and Shop located at Salem-Keizer May 26-27, July 7, August 4, September 1-2; Open to public 8am-2pm.

Ducks / Pilots will play a 9 inning, non-league game at Volcanoes Stadium on Wednesday, April 18th, with the first pitch at 6:30pm, gates will open at 5:00pm. Tickets may be purchased in-person at Volcanoes Stadium, by phone 503-390-2225, or on-line at https://www.volcanoestickets.com/ Ticket Prices: Box Seat $20.00, Reserved Seat $15.00, Outfield GA $10.00

Election 2012: Volcanoes or Volcanoes Stadium were nominated in categories (Recreation, Entertainment, Food/Drink) in the Statesman Journal's "Best of the Mid-Valley" contest. Click here; Vote Volcanoes :) http://community.statesmanjournal.com/bestof2012/index.php

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Cactus League Preview: Giants at Cubbies

Game 15 of the San Francisco Giants 2012 Cactus League campaign sees the six-time World Champs (8-4-2 *pending Mariners result tonight) travel to the 1908 World Champion Cubs on Thursday.

Numbers Game: through 13 games (+ score of Mariners game at time of publication) this Cactus League campaign, the Giants have outscored opponents 86-61; using the statistical metric of runs scored against runs allowed to project wins and losses, this ratio equates to a 95-67 season.

Giants estimated 2012 payroll is $139.7 million (2nd in NL); the Cubs projected 2012 payroll is $112.9 million (5th in NL).

Volcanoes Watching: Manny Burriss (Volcanoes '06) was the featured article on the Giants official web site today. Not only is Manny having another solid spring Click here to see the Giants spring stats. he is representing the Giants in the official MLB March Madness Bracket contest.

Stay tuned for Volcanoes Watching on-going coverage of 2012 Spring Training; Volcanoes baseball - where Giants dreams begin.
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Volcanoes Nation - fun event coming up: Stadium Swap and Shop located at Salem-Keizer May 26-27, July 7, August 4, September 1-2; Open to public 8am-2pm.

Ducks / Pilots will play a 9 inning, non-league game at Volcanoes Stadium on Wednesday, April 18th, with the first pitch at 6:30pm, gates will open at 5:00pm. Tickets may be purchased in-person at Volcanoes Stadium, by phone 503-390-2225, or on-line at https://www.volcanoestickets.com/ Ticket Prices: Box Seat $20.00, Reserved Seat $15.00, Outfield GA $10.00

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Cactus League Preview: Giants at Mariners

Game 14 of the San Francisco Giants 2012 Cactus League campaign sees the six-time World Champs (8-4-2) travel to the Seattle Mariners on Thursday.

Numbers Game: through 13 games this Cactus League campaign, the Giants have outscored opponents 79-58; using the statistical metric of runs scored against runs allowed to project wins and losses, this ratio equates to a 93-69 season.

Giants estimated 2012 payroll is $139.7 million (2nd in NL); the M's projected 2012 payroll is $97.8 million (8th in the AL).

Volcanoes Watching: Buster Posey (Volcanoes '08) hit his first home run since May, 2011. Welcome back Buster --- go get 'em!

Stay tuned for Volcanoes Watching on-going coverage of 2012 Spring Training; Volcanoes baseball - where Giants dreams begin.
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Volcanoes Nation - fun event coming up: Stadium Swap and Shop located at Salem-Keizer May 26-27, July 7, August 4, September 1-2; Open to public 8am-2pm.

Ducks / Pilots will play a 9 inning, non-league game at Volcanoes Stadium on Wednesday, April 18th, with the first pitch at 6:30pm, gates will open at 5:00pm. Tickets may be purchased in-person at Volcanoes Stadium, by phone 503-390-2225, or on-line at https://www.volcanoestickets.com/ Ticket Prices: Box Seat $20.00, Reserved Seat $15.00, Outfield GA $10.00